LLM in International Business Law

University of Groningen

Program Description

LLM in International Business Law

University of Groningen

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What rights do shareholders have after a takeover? Are corporate directors liable when a company goes bankrupt? How do you solve business disputes without going to court? The programme International Business Law teaches you about all aspects of the field of international business law.

Globalization and regional integration make a good knowledge of international business law indispensable within the international corporate world. Our LLM programme in International Business Law offers students the chance to develop a strong understanding of all aspects of international business law, including competition law, corporate insolvency law, and Corporate Social Responsibility. Students can specialize in all legal aspects of international (economic) interaction, including:

  • Private and/or public international law aspects
  • Comparative and European law aspects

This can be done at both the levels of private transactions and intergovernmental cooperation. The city and the University of Groningen offer you an agreeable environment in which you can study law at an advanced level and in a town which is extremely popular among students. We invite you to join us for a successful period of study!

Career prospects

The International Business Law programme is designed to equip its graduates for a legal career within internationally operating enterprises, law firms, and/or governmental and intergovernmental institutions. For example, opportunities for employment exist in major cities where many international companies have offices or headquarters. One such area in the Netherlands is the "Randstad", which is a conurbation of the four largest Dutch cities (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, and Utrecht). Groningen, as well, has regional offices for several international operating entities. Of course, when seeking employment within the Netherlands, it is always helpful to have a knowledge of the Dutch language and students who wish to continue their post-degree career here are encouraged to partake in Dutch language courses, although this is not obligatory.

Admission Requirements (General)

  • The basic requirement for admission is a university Law degree which entitles the holder to practise in his/her country of origin or signifying completion of the academic stage of legal education (e.g. LLB)
  • The transcript of studies must reflect a GPA (Grade Point Average) equivalent to 7/10 (Dutch grading scale);
  • Proof of English proficiency (minimum scores required);
  • Letter of motivation;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • One academic reference

Specific requirements can be found here.

Application deadlines (course starts September 1, 2018)

  • EU/EEA students: May 1, 2018
  • Non-EU/EEA students: May 1, 2018

Tuition fees

  • EU/EEA students: € 2060
  • non-EU/EEA students: € 14200
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 8, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 4, 2018
1 year
Full time
2,060 EUR
June 1, 2018
Netherlands - Groningen
Start date: Sept. 4, 2018
Application deadline June 1, 2018
End date Request Info
Sept. 4, 2018
Netherlands - Groningen
Application deadline June 1, 2018
End date Request Info
- EU, 14.200 EUR. - non-EU per year