LLM in International Business Law

University of Groningen

Program Description

LLM in International Business Law

University of Groningen

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 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

Language requirements

If you are not a native speaker of English, you will need to provide proof of your English proficiency. Acceptable test scores are:

  • TOEFL: 100 (all sections need to be at least 21; the writing section needs to be at least 23)
  • IELTS: 7.0 (all sections need to be at least 6.0; the writing section needs to be at least 6.5)
  • CAE or CPE
  • Applicants who are taking/have completed an English-taught bachelor programme at a Dutch research university are exempt from taking an English proficiency test.

If you have taken or plan to take an English language test that is not listed here, please contact us for more information.

Previous education

You will need a Law degree and a GPA equivalent to 7/10 on a Dutch grading scale to qualify for this programme. Furthermore, you will need to provide an academic reference, your curriculum vitae and a motivation letter. For details about the admission requirements, please see the Master in Law admission requirements on our website.

A helpful indication of the required knowledge for this programme:

  • knowledge minimum law: basic knowledge of administrative law, constitutional law, property law, and contract law plus elementary knowledge of public international law and/or European law.
  • knowledge minimum social science: basic knowledge of social science research methodology, theory of social science, policy studies, and organisation studies.

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 December 7, 2017
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