Business Law & Corporate Governance Minor

Chair: Matthew Sarkees, PhD.
Associate Chair: Rishtee Batra, PhD.
Office: 3015 Bartley Hall
Telephone: 610-519-4350


Minoring in Business Law & Corporate Governance will enable you to develop a robust understanding of the legal and ethical impact of business practices and the global economy. You will learn about contracts, commercial transactions, forms of business entities and other legal issues. You also learn how business entities are governed and managed and the rights and obligations of the entities’ stakeholders. Most importantly, Business Law & Corporate Governance minors are presented with a focus on ethical decision making and socially responsible behavior.

Course Requirements for Business Law & Corporate Governance Minor (9 Credits)

Business Law & Corporate Governance minor requires three (3) unique business courses to fulfill the minor requirements. 

Three (3) courses listed below; two must be Business Law (BL) courses, one of which must be either BL 2135 or BL 2185.

Sub-Total Credits

Note: Business Law & Corporate Governance minor courses may fulfill the free elective requirements.

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The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2023 and beyond. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog.