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Course of Study


L L.M. Concentration in Business Transactions- The University of AlabamaThe University of Alabama School of Law LL.M. in Taxation program offers its concentration in Business Transactions upon the completion of 24 semester hours of graduate course work including 17 hours of required courses. The course of study for degree candidates allows for completion of the degree in six semesters, covering two calendar years. But it is possible to take four courses a semester by taking classes four nights a week and finish in one year. Classes are offered Monday-Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. CST.

Required Courses

Choice of Business Entities(2 hours

)Intellectual Property for Technology
and Business Development (3 hours)

Securities Regulation (2 hours)

Mergers and Acquisitions (3 hours)

Principles in Accounting (3 hours)

Business Drafting (2 hours)

Business Planning(2 hours)




Personal Income Tax (2 hours)

Capital Transactions (3 hours)

Corporate Tax (3 hours)

Partnership Tax (2 hours)

Executive Compensation (2 hours)

International Tax (2 hours)

Ethics ( 1 hour)


Required Courses:
Degree candidates must complete all of the six first year courses and the capstone course in Business Planning at the end of the program.

Students are required to attend an online summer orientation session the summer before classes begin. The summer orientation trains students on the interactive online technologies, describes administrative policies and procedures.

Comprehensive Exams:
Degree candidates are also required to take comprehensive exams administered at the Law School in Tuscaloosa in the summer after completing the first three semesters. Nondegree candidates are not required to take comprehensive exams.

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