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MLS Webinar
December 17, 2019, 6pm PT / 9pm ET

Common Questions About the MBA and MLS Degrees

Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees are often the go-to degrees for traditional career advancement, but they aren’t always the best degree in today’s complex market. The legal field is growing, with a need for non-lawyers to step in and provide legal focus in the workplace and the community[1]. Prospective students often ask us about the difference between a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree, both of which are offered at Seattle University.

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Why you need a Master of Legal Studies Degree

Organizations increasingly depend upon business executives with knowledge of legal concepts, policies, and regulations specific to their industry. These professionals mitigate risk and navigate complex legal issues at all levels of the organization. Because of this, Master of Legal Studies (MLS) programs are popular options to equip professionals with the skills required to serve their organizations while advancing their careers.

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Five Ways to Advance Your Career

A Master of Legal Studies is in demand in a variety of industries and offers a practical learning format for busy adult learners. It’s the game-changer you need to advance your career.

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Student Accolades:

“I am particularly impressed with the professors, who often work at tech companies and bring a wealth of expertise, and they’re also enthusiastic about helping their students build a strong network in the field.”

— Sharena Akers, graduate student

Student Accolades:

“Everything I do, and I mean every single thing, I’m using the skills I learned in law school.”

— M. Lorena González ’05, Seattle City Councilmember and civil rights attorney

Student Accolades:

“Everyone at the law school genuinely wants students to succeed and are committed to going the extra mile to ensure that they do. I have never felt so supported.”

— Shaquelle Duncan, second-year student

Student Accolades:

“By promoting diversity in our profession, Seattle University helps make our community so special, by making the law inclusive instead of exclusive, and challenging the status quo for the better.”

— Efrain Hudnell, second-year student

Student Accolades:

“Seattle University offers an incredible education and overall experience. The instructors are incredibly versed in the subjects they teach, and they encourage the students to participate so as to maximize the experience.”

— Jennifer Paul, part-time student

Student Accolades:

“The most rewarding part of the law school experience so far, for me, has been being challenged to think in a whole new way. It is exciting and invigorating to be training to see the world through a whole new lens.”

— Ray Ivey, third-year student