Business Law

  • Degree
    Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Type of study
    Full-time study
  • Standard period of study
    7 semesters incl. compulsory Internship semester
  • Commencement of studies
    Winter semester (1 Oct), Summer semester (1 Apr)
  • Credits (ECTS)
    210
  • Language of instruction
    German / English
  • Department / Central Institute
    Department of Business and Economics

Degree programme

Modern commercial activity combines a high level of mobility, structural change, competitiveness, varied customer needs, changing social values and complex legal regulation. Specific legal issues can only be resolved by expert personnel; This means that commercial decisions must be taken by those with a background in more than Business Administration. As company man- agement requires the application of a high level of Business Administration understanding, employers are increasingly demanding recruits with knowledge and skills in both fields.
The Bachelor’s degree programme Business Law seeks to cater to this need, combining aspects of both Law and Business Administration to equip its graduates for a career in the senior management of companies and commercial associations. The qualification is rounded off by training in the Social Sciences, Economics, Quantitative Methods and foreign languages; subject-specific key qualifications impart skills relevant to a professional setting and provide an insight into areas in which the students hope to launch their careers. Students also have the opportunity to complete an internship semester in an inter- national context, which provides them with valuable experience in areas in which they later hope to perform specialist and managerial tasks in a range of commercial and institutional settings.

Professional field

Located at the interface of Business Administration and Law, this degree pro- gramme opens doors in a range of commercial areas, whether in a traditional company setting or in roles dealing with legal issues in a commercial context. Graduates from this programme are highly sought after in HR and legal and compliance departments, in a contract management setting. Banks, insurance companies, Management Consultancies, trade associations and foundations also profit from their unique expertise.

Graduates of this programme also study on a rage of post-graduate courses, including the Consecutive Master’s degree programme Business Law in an International Context taught at the HWR Berlin

Degree structure

The Bachelor’s degree programme Business Law has a standard period of study of seven semesters. Part One of the degree programme covers three semesters; Part Two comprises four semesters. The sixth semester is reserved for the com- pulsory internship which can also be completed abroad. The practical aspects of the training enable students to apply their theoretical understanding of a range of issues and methods in a practical environment.

Part One
General Business Administration;

Financial and Managerial Accounting and Taxes; Private Business Law; Public Business Law and the Law Relating to Economic Offences; General Economics; Statistics

Key qualifications
Foreign Languages, Case Work

Part Two
Core

Strategic Management; Project; Labour Law and Bargaining Law; Company Law

Specialism Business Administration
Areas: Company Tax; The Financial Industry; Human Resources and Organization Management; Accounting/Controlling; Operations Management

Specialism Business Law
Students must choose five of the following eight subjects
Current issues in Business Law; Competition Law and Commercial Legal Protection; Contract Design; Banking Law and the Law of Credit and Security;
The Law of International and European Transactions; Legal Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law;
Environmental and Technology Law; Legal Aspects of IT

Elective

Key qualifications
Foreign Languages; Negotiation and Mediation/Communication and Inter- action in a Professional Context

  • University entrance qualification or an entrance qualification for a University of Applied Sciences
  • German language university entrance exam for foreign students.
  • Proof of very good English language skills at Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B1 level.

Applicants without a German qualification need to apply via uni-assist e.V.

  • Winter semester  until 15 Juli
  • Sommer semester until 15 January

Programmakkreditiert durch den Akkreditierungsrat

Fees and grants

  • Tuition fees

    None

  • Semesterfee

    ca. € 300 per semester (incl. local transport semester ticket)

Guidance for prospective students

Student Counselling Service

Telephone consultation hours
Tue, Thu 14.00–15.00

Academic Director

Department of Business and Economics
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schunke
Professor of Civil Economic Law