Business and Corporate Law, LL.M. | University of San Diego | San Diego, United States
12 months
1960 USD/credit 58800 USD/year
1960 USD/credit 58800 USD/year
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The Business and Corporate Law program at University of San Diego is a professional development degree that was designed specifically for attorneys who need to expand an existing practice to include complex business transactions, as well as those who seek to change their practice from a law firm to an in-house position as corporate counsel.


Key Program Features

  • Available courses highlight practical as well as theoretical knowledge, and focus on a wide range of subjects that impact business transactions in the U.S. and around the world
  • Common subjects include taxation, labor and employment, corporate finance, intellectual property and international transactions
  • Creating an individualized combination of approved electives and other courses allows candidates to design a program that best suits their professional interests

Program Timeline

  • Students may begin the Business and Corporate Law program at University of San Diego in the Fall, Spring or Summer term (Summer option is only for part-time applicants)
  • Candidates may complete the degree requirements in as little as 1 year, or may take up to 4 years
  • Full-time (9 or more credits) and part-time (8 or fewer credits) options are available
  • Coursework is offered in both the day and evening to accommodate different student needs

Career Advancement

  • Candidates work closely with the Director to design a program that fulfills not only the degree requirements, but also the attorney's professional goals
  • The Office of Career and Professional Development offers individualized career counseling appointments, as well as many other resources ranging from networking events to information about specific job opportunities
  • Alumni of this program practice in numerous areas, including as corporate counsel and as attorneys in fields as diverse as biotech, retirement planning, international business transactions and general corporate law

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Contract Drafting
  • Corporate Counsel Externship
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Innovation & Legal Policy
  • Corporate Tax

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply online through the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC)
  • Official Law School Transcript(s)
  • Official Law School Class Rank
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Please submit a brief personal statement (1-3 pages) which addresses: the nature and extent of your legal background, other related professional experience, why you will be a successful candidate for this degree, how you plan to make use of your graduate degree, and any additional information you deem important
  • Two letters of Recommendation
  • International applicants are required to establish English competency through successful completion of an English language test (TOEFL or IELTS) 
  • Letter of Good Standing

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    58800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1960 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    58800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1960 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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