Professional Course

Legal Strategy for Business

GetSmarter, Online
8 weeks
8 weeks
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Course description

Legal Strategy for Business

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from Northwestern University.

The essential legal knowledge needed to guide the strategic direction of your business, and the ability to mitigate various business risks.

Confidence to navigate the legal landscape and its impact on business.

The ability to interpret regulations in order to make informed and effective leadership decisions.

A personalized strategic playbook that provides the framework needed to develop offensive and defensive legal business strategies.

Who should attend?

This Program Is for You if:

  • You need to identify and manage the legal considerations that may impact your business
  • You need to be better equipped to manage business risk and stakeholders’ impact
  • You strive to strengthen your position in negotiations with a sound understanding of legal contracts in the business environment
  • You want to learn business law alongside other business leaders at the top three ranked business school in the United States1

Training content

Module 1

Legal systems and the role of regulation

Module 2

Agency and employment law

Module 3

Tort law: Establishing liability for civil wrongs

Module 4

Leveraging contract law for commercial success

Module 5

Antitrust and competition law

Module 6

Developing an intellectual property strategy

Module 7

Corporations, LLCs, partnerships, and other business entities

Module 8

Corporate governance and the duties of officers and directors

Course delivery details


  • 8 weeks Excluding orientation
  • 5–7 hours per week Self-paced learning online

Why choose GetSmarter?

  • Data-driven course selection
  • Outcomes-based design
  • People-mediated delivery
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