Certificate in Business Law Program


The CSULB College of Business through its Legal Studies in Business Program and Legal Resource Center is offering a complimentary Certificate in Business Law. This eight-week program provides small business owners or individuals thinking about starting a business, an opportunity to understand basic legal concepts and procedures to build a successful and sustainable business model. No legal background or prerequisites are required. All material is provided.

College of Business


  • Ability to understand the law
  • Knowing your rights
  • Navigating the legal systems


Spring 2024    Closed Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Application and Registration 

Why Register?

Upon completion of this course, attendees will acquire the following:

  • Understanding the various sources of U.S. Law
  • Comprehension of both civil and criminal procedure
  • Obtain skills to read a contract in relation to state and federal laws.
  • Know how to register a fictitious business name (dba) and business.
  • Recognize the value of the Intellectual Property and registration process.
  • Apprehend real property issues including Tenant and Landlord


College of Business Building

Explore the various aspects of Business Law as you follow your learning path through the weekly modules of this online course.

  • Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1 Introduction to U.S. Law including sources of law, civil procedure
  • Module 2 Business Entities - dbas, Sole Proprietorships and General Partnership
  • Module 3 Business Entities – LLC, LP, Corporations and other hybrid entities
  • Module 4 Intellectual Property with focus on Trademarks
  • Module 5 Employment law including contract review and discrimination
  • Module 6 Real Property with focus on Tenant/Landlord Rights
  • Module 7 Criminal and Constitutional law including criminal procedure
  • Module 8 Funding and other Monetary Sources