For 20 years the LL.M. International Business Law has offered a unique and valuable experience to law graduates from around the world wishing to pursue an executive LL.M. program. With almost 200 years of experience the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich is known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs. The school’s location, Zurich, is the economic capital and most vibrant city of Switzerland and is situated in the heart of Europe which allows students to easily discover other European countries and enjoy Switzerland’s spectacular environment.
Among the advantages that graduate students find at the University of Zurich are the opportunity to pursue a broad course of study, and the possibility to explore their areas of interest in the Specialization Courses. Students will benefit from our executive LL.M. program specially designed and developed for lawyers working in an international field.
The professional LL.M. International Banking, Finance and Insurance Law is conducted either on a Part-Time or Full-Time basis. The program includes a General Course and a Specialization Courses, comprising approximately 420 lectures. The program is completed with the submission of a thesis.
The General Course builds the foundation for the subsequent Specialization Courses. After an introduction to the economic and legal foundations of the international economy and important foreign areas of law, the emphasis shifts to European and international business (e.g., EU Common Market, Competition Law, WTO, Corporate Law, Tax and Corporate Criminal Law).
The Specialization Course in International Banking, Finance and Insurance Law offers an advanced education in national and international financial markets. It consists of two modules:
- Module 1: Institutional framework for banking, investment services and insurance
- Module 2: Market participants, products and marketing
Module 1 incorporates the Swiss, European and international financial market framework for banking, investment services and insurance. This module also focuses on international organizations and their regulations, the basis for regulation, and the characteristics of the most important financial markets.
Module 2 consists of an in-depth study of the regulation of market participants, financial services, and the marketing of financial products as well as the relevant treaties.
--> Students who are interested in only taking the Specialization Course can be awarded a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS).
Summary of key points
- Part-Time: 4 Semester in German (and partly English), classes take part Friday in the afternoons and Saturday in the morning
- Full-Time: 1 year on a full-time base, classes are held in English (required time of attendance 8 months)
Degree: LL.M. International Banking and Finance Law
Application form: www.LLM.uzh.ch
Application and Eligibility
The following requirements must be met for admission to the program of study:
- Degree in Law at a Master’s level (exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
- Professional experience
- Good verbal and written knowledge of the teaching language (English)
Included in tuition costs are the costs for course materials, examination fees as well as all intensive weekends and certain additional events. Not included are costs for excursions, additional literature and living costs.
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Last updated September 28, 2017