Master of Laws in International and Comparative Business Law

General

Program Description

School of Social and Legal Sciences

Modern enterprises need profoundly educated and well-trained legal experts. Our program focuses on highly engaged and qualified students interested in a thorough global understanding of law and its mechanisms to coordinate human interactions in modern societies. According to the concept of a functional comparison of law, the study program centers on important questions of contemporary business law, with focuses on German, European, Anglo-American and Chinese Law. Graduates will be optimally prepared for international transactions, leadership roles in intercultural teams, and to face the challenges of today‘s globalized economy.

Key points

  • Experienced professors and leading experts with practical experience in Business & Law
  • Problem-focused functional comparison of law under the instruction of native or long-time specialized instructors
  • Activating learning methods (“CORE” = Competence Oriented Research and Education), unique personal learning atmosphere with highly motivated teachers and small groups
  • Exchange programs with different cooperation partners (USA, China, Ukraine) and a 10-day study trip, either to the United States of America or to the People ́s Republic of China
  • Varied, challenging accompanying program, not only focused on law, but also on economics, leadership, and management
  • Multinational participants and networking partners


Course overview

  • Core Subjects: Methodology and Aims of Comparison of Law; Private International Law and International Civil Procedure Law, German & European Law, Law of the United States, Law of the People ́s Republic of China, German Language & Culture
  • 10-day study trip to the United States of America or to the People ́s Republic of China
  • Optional: Further specialization in German & European Law; Certificate “Language and Culture”


Admission requirements

  • Completion of prior academic studies or a combination of prior academic studies and work experience equivalent to 240 ECTS (ECTS) with a focus on legal, economic or commercial law topics (at least 30 ECTS covered by legal and 30 ECTS covered by economic/commercial subjects)
  • Proof of English: IELTS 6.5/TOEFL 80 or other proof of English proficiency
  • Successful participation in an individual qualification assessment (application letter + personal selection interview [Skype or on-site])


Start, Duration of Study and Credit Points

  • Annually, April 1st
  • 12 months (60 ECTS)


Tuition Fees

  • 770 EUR per month
  • a one-time registration fee of 750 EUR or 1.000 EUR for applicants from countries with visa obligations
  • cost of one 10-day study trip: estimated cost of 2.000 EUR (flight/ hotel/ breakfast / transportation)
Last updated December 2018

About the School

As one of the oldest and largest private universities in Germany, we set the standard for education. We equip you with the knowledge you need for your future – hands-on, innovative and creative. For t ... Read More

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