Business Law (LL.M.)

General

Program Description

Are you interested in an in-depth legal degree, taking business management issues into account, with which you are specifically prepared for a career entry as high potential? The HS Schmalkalden opens up the prerequisites for a career as a manager with the consecutive master’s degree in business law. The course meets the requirements of business because it trains generalists capable of specializing in a practical and contemporary manner for export-oriented medium-sized companies to become a Master of Laws (LL.M.).

In particular, the increasing globalization and the growing demands on our graduates are taken into account. The focus of the Master of Laws in Business Law is therefore subject areas with an international focus. The course content is also continuously optimized and adapted to the needs of the economy.

Type of study: Full time
Duration of study: 3 semesters
Lecture language: German
Graduation: Master of Laws
ECTS: 90
next start of studies: for the summer and winter semester
Application deadline: on January 15th and July respectively

Study objective

The three-semester master's degree in business law offers a scientifically based education that enables graduates to work in selected areas of national, European and international business law and related areas. It is based on the successful completion of a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or an equivalent degree. The focus is on broadening and deepening the knowledge acquired in the Bachelor's degree in Business Law. The master’s course is intended to enable graduates to independently solve problems in their specialist field and to enable them to meet changing professional requirements. After passing the exam, the graduate is awarded the academic degree "Master of Laws" (LL.M.).

Structure of the Master of Laws course

modules

  • European and international commercial and corporate law (including subsidy and procurement law)
  • European and international renovation and
  • Bankruptcy Law, International Accounting and International Financial Management
  • Intellectual Property
  • Cross-border human resource management - legal and business management aspects
  • Mergers & Acquisitions, corporate succession
  • European and international tax planning and structuring, tax law issues of cross-border transactions
  • Drafting cross-border contracts and conflict of laws
  • Elective area of key qualifications (language and / or social skills)
  • Elective module commercial law (in particular contract drafting under anglo-american law, national and international competition and antitrust law, specialization in patent, design, trademark and copyright law, information law)
  • Master's thesis / master's coaching

study course

The master's degree in commercial law runs over three semesters and is based on the successful completion of a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or an equivalent degree. The focus is on broadening and deepening the knowledge acquired in the Bachelor's degree in Business Law. In the first two semesters, modules are offered that enable graduates to independently solve problems in their specialist field and enable them to take responsibility for constantly changing professional requirements. The third semester is intended exclusively for the master's thesis. If possible, this should be created in a company or abroad. It is possible to write the master's thesis in English. After passing the exam, the graduate is awarded the academic degree "Master of Laws" (LL.M.). In order to promote internationality, a stay abroad is recommended during the master’s degree.

Master's thesis and semester abroad

The third semester is intended exclusively for the master's thesis. If possible, this should be created in a company or abroad. It is possible to write the master's thesis in English. In order to promote internationality, a stay abroad is recommended during the Master's degree for the Master of Laws.


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admission requirements

  • a bachelor's degree in business law or a diploma in business law at the Hochschule Schmalkalden Sciences with an overall grade of “good” or better
  • an equivalent or recognized as equivalent access authorization at the Hochschule Schmalkalden Sciences for the master’s degree in commercial law from the admissions committee

In addition, proof of knowledge of the English language must be submitted. The proven knowledge must correspond at least to level B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference.

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

Die Hochschule Schmalkalden ist eine Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften in Thüringen. Sie liegt idyllisch am Rande des Thüringer Waldes. Der grüne Campus zählt zweifellos zu einem der schönsten ... Read More

Die Hochschule Schmalkalden ist eine Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften in Thüringen. Sie liegt idyllisch am Rande des Thüringer Waldes. Der grüne Campus zählt zweifellos zu einem der schönsten in Thüringen und Deutschland. Read less