Minor: Business Law

In a world that is increasingly subject to laws and regulations, every business needs employees who are savvy about the laws that affect business. The Business Law minor is comprised of a series of courses designed to provide a strong background in a wide range of laws that business need to be aware of, and provide students with the ability to recognize – and avoid – legal pitfalls. Additionally, the Business Law minor will provide students with a clear understanding of how legal disputes are resolved and the ability to appreciate the cost and complexity of disputes, and enable students to reduce the costs and complexities by being able to communicate clearly with lawyers about the legal issues.


Note: Minors cannot be earned after the degree has been conferred.

Students completing a degree in the College of Business: There is no need to submit an application for the minor separate from the degree application. Minors in the College of Business will automatically be certified along with the degree certification, provided that the minor has been formally declared and is listed on the electronic degree application.
Students with majors outside the College of Business: Submit the STAR audit for the minor. The application MUST be submitted BEFORE the degree application deadline for the semester in which you plan to graduate. Check advising schedules for specific dates each term.


This minor is not open to majors in the Bachelor of Individualized Studies and the Bachelor of Applied Studies.


The advisor for this minor is the Dr. Daniel James, Finance Department.


Consult the College of Business section in NMSU’s online Catalogs for information on our minors.

Completion of the courses listed below (including any prerequisites) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in these courses. At lease twelve of the credits for the minor must be completed at NMSU.

Required Courses:

  • BLAW 316 Legal Environment of Business, 3 credits
  • BLAW 313 Sports & the Law, 3 credits
  • BLAW 385V Consumers & the Law, 3 credits
  • BLAW 330 Entrepreneurial Law, 3 credits

Take any 2 courses from the following:

  • BLAW 325 Real Estate Principles & Law I, 3 credits
  • BLAW 430V American Indian Law & Policy, 3 credits
  • BLAW 418 Uniform Commercial Code & Advanced Business Law Topics, 3 credits
  • HRTM 304 Hospitality & Travel Law, 3 credits
  • AG E 314 Agricultural & Natural Resource Law, 3 credits
  • HON 335V Legal Issues in Modern Society, 3 credits
  • GOVT 391 Constitutional Law, 3 credits