The Institute of German and European Business, Competition and Regulatory Law has been offering since the Winter Semester 2010/2011 the postgraduate programme Master of Business, Competition and Regulatory Law (MBL). The MBL FU is the only postgraduate programme of the Department of Law at the Freie Universität Berlin, which is in the English language. With its focus at European business, competition, energy and telecommunication law the MBL-FU is intended to give young legal scholars and economists from businesses, law firms and public authorities the opportunity to gain in-depth, specialist knowledge in these areas in order to enhance their professional skills. The professors of the course are experts from international enterprises, law firms and international public authorities (esp. German Federal Cartel Office, German Federal Network Agency, EU-Commission) who guarantee an excellent academic and practical foundation for the course.
In Germany the MBL is one of the very few postgraduate programmes which pursues a blended-learning-concept, combining traditional learning methods and e-learning.
Structure of the course
The course combines classic ‘in class’ lectures and an e-learning concept. The ‘in class’ lectures are all-day lectures and are always held fridays and saturdays. Here, experts give the master students the relevant knowledge and present them cases from the praxis. In the lesson-free time, the master students use the internet platform in order to deepen the knowledge they gained in the classes and to discuss and work on several cases.
Due to its international focus, the MBL-FU students come from all over the world. Through the specialization in competition and regulatory law, an international network is created, from which the students can profit for a lifetime.
The MBL-FU Degree at a glance
Legal scholars and economists from businesses, law firms and public authorities with interest in business and regulatory law
International and European business and competition law and also their economic foundations with focus in regulatory law (telecommunication und energy).
Classes are held from professors of business law and also from experts from law firms and public authorities.
All-day classes on Fridays and Saturdays and e-learning exercises
Up to 32 study places
Duration and beginning of the course
1 year / beginning in October of each year
University degree "Master of Business Law (MBL)"
- University degree, preferably from legal studies
- proof of work experience, in principle not less than a year
- Proof of knowledge of the English language at the level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (not required if applicant's first university degree was taught in English)
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Last updated May 31, 2016