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Business Organizations Law Certificate Program

The business organizations law certificate emphasizes specialized training in law that governs publicly traded business enterprises. Students who complete course requirements gain legal knowledge predicating advanced practice in corporate law.

Certificate Requirements

Students must submit an application to the Office of the Registrar no later than the drop/add period of their final semester. To be awarded a business organizations law certificate, a student must have an overall cumulative average of 2.8 and 2.8 cumulative average in all concentration courses.

Required Courses
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Principles
  • Securities Regulation

Note: In registering for courses, please consider when required courses are available. Securities Regulation, for example, is typically offered only one semester per year. A student cannot assume that any of the course requirements will be waived even if a course is not taught during the student’s last semester.

Elective Courses

Students must complete at least two (2) courses from the following list, or as approved by the certificate program director:

  • Corporate and Business Law Master Class
  • International Business Transactions
  • Business Planning
  • Mutual Funds
  • ERISA, Pension & Deferred Compensation
  • Seminar: Advanced Corporations
  • Seminar: Intellectual Property and Business Associations
  • Corporate Bankruptcy
  • Taxation of Business Entities
Writing Requirement

All students seeking a business organizations law certificate must complete a scholarly paper on a subject involving business organizations law. The paper may be submitted in satisfaction of the requirements for membership on The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, as directed research performed with a full-time member of the faculty of the Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law, or as part of a business law seminar.

Contact Information

Lawrence A. Hamermesh, certificate director
Phone: 302-477-2132
Email: lahamermesh@widener.edu