Business Law in an International Context
Master of Laws (LL.M.)
The Master in Business Law in an International Context at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) is designed for postgraduate students wanting to acquire greater expertise in business law and, in particular, gain deeper insights into the international context of corporate decision-making and legal consulting.
Applicants to the Master in Business Law in an International Context are expected to hold an undergraduate law degree, have passed the first State Examination in Law, or have an equivalent qualification. The Master of Laws programme comprises advanced modules and courses. The programme focuses especially on an applied approach, the integration of current legal issues, and a detailed theoretical analysis of the materials. In addition to exploring the areas of business law relevant to companies active in the international arena, the programme offers the chance to specialise in either Corporate Finance or Labour Law/Human Resources.
Graduates of the Master in Business Law in an International Context have acquired a broad expertise in a variety of fields in business law. The qualification provides the skills to effectively take on demanding legal tasks in, for example, consulting, corporate legal departments, receivership, Human Resources, or the financial sector.
Courses are predominately structured as interactive seminars, with teaching primarily in German. Individual modules (e.g., Corporate Transactions, Corporate Employment Law) are taught in English. The small group size facilitates the direct dialogue between students and the academic staff.
- Key Facts
- Programme Details
- Admission Requirements and Selection Procedures
- Fees and Bursaries
|Department||Department of Business and Economics|
|Degree||Master of Laws (LL.M.)|
|Start||Winter semester (1 October)|
|Duration||3 semesters (4 semesters for students required to complete a placement)|
|Accreditation||FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation)|
|Language of Instruction||German|
|Work Experience Semester||Students who have completed a B.A. degree worth only 180 credit points will be required to complete a work placement in the third semester worth 30 credit points. Students with a B.A. degree worth 210 credit points who have already completed a supervised work experience on their undergraduate programme may, if they so wish, also take a placement in the third semester.|
|Cooperations:||Partner Universities abroad|
Admission Requirements and Selection Procedures
- An undergraduate law degree (Bachelor or German Diploma degree) or the first State Examination in Law or a comparable qualification from a recognised university
- At least 210 ECTS credit points (applicants with 180 ECTS credit points will be required to obtain an additional 30 credit points by completing a placement in the third semester, i.e., the programme will then last four semesters)
- Excellent English skills equivalent to at least to B2 on the CERF (Common European Reference Framework).
- Excellent German language English skills (for applicants who do not have German as a first language) equivalent to at least to B2 on the CERF (Common European Reference Framework).
- Letter of Motivation
Where there are more applicants than places, the programme follows a NC (numerus clausus) procedure.
Deadlines for applications
|Summer Semester||Winter Semester|
|Applicants with a degree from a German university||-||15.04–15.06|
|International applicants (degree from a university abroad)||-||15.04–30.05|
Fees and Bursaries
|Semester fee||Please click|
|Bursaries||It may be possible to apply for a BaföG grant.|