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)
Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated December 14, 2018
This course is Campus based
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12 months
770 EUR
per month. One-time registration fee of 750 EUR or 1.000 EUR for applicants from countries with visa obligations.
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