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This applies to all students who have started their studies by the winter semester 2017/18.

Dear students in the degree program,

Please note that students who started their studies up to and including the winter semester 2017/18 will complete their studies in the program structure that is valid up to this point in time, including the examination regulations on which they are based. For students starting their studies in the winter semester 2018/19, an updated program structure and examination regulations apply. 

Business Law LL.B. (before reaccreditation)

Program Structure

The degree program comprises seven semesters and a total of 210 ECTS.

You can design one quarter of your entire curriculum yourself in terms of content. This part comprises the choice of electives, the semester abroad and your bachelor's thesis. Three-quarters of the studies consist of compulsory lectures. Nearly 80 percent of these are law lectures, exercises and block seminars. A good 20 percent consist of economics lectures and events in the area of key qualifications, such as languages, negotiation skills, social and intercultural competence.

BUSINESS LAW I WITH EXERCISES AND GUEST LECTURER

  • Introduction to law
  • General section of the German Civil Code and the basics of the German Commercial Code
  • General section of the law of obligations with business law aspects
  • Purchase law
  • Consumer protection provisions
  • eCommerce

LEGAL RESEARCH METHODS AND WRITING

  • The fundamentals of jurisprudential work
  • Types of legal questions and the handling thereof
  • Legal literature research
  • Working with disputes
  • The structure of jurisprudential papers

PUBLIC BUSINESS LAW WITH FIELD TRIP

  • Fundamentals of the laws regarding the organization of state goverments
  • Constitutional and separation of powers principle
  • Economic constitution law
  • General administrative law
  • Selected areas of commercial administrative law (chambers & associations; trade law)

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION I (INCLUDING SIMULATION)

  • Macroeconomic and microeconomic processes
  • Business concepts and approaches
  • Management processes
  • Goals and key figures
  • Basics of production and cost theory
  • Production and materials management
  • Logistics

ACCOUNTING

  • Introduction and basics
  • Inventory accounts
  • Account systems, chart of accounts
  • Profit and loss accounts
  • Profit and loss statement
  • Consideration of taxes
  • Private withdrawals and deposits
  • Acquisition of fixed assets
  • Depreciation in property, plant and equipment
  • Annual financial statement
  • Integrated profit and loss accounts, financial and balance sheet statements

ENGLISH I

  • Thematic development of business vocabulary and introduction to legal language
  • Writing style
  • Lines of argument
  • Business communication
  • Introduction to the Anglo-American legal system
  • Development and broadenning of specific legal vocabulary

PRIVATE BUSINESS LAW II WITH EXERCISES AND "BLOCK SEMINAR LEGAL RESEARCH METHODS AND WRITING I"

  • Financial transactions with a focus on loans
  • Transfer of use contracts with the focus on finance leasing
  • Service and work contracts
  • GTC law
  • Tort law and product liability
  • Fundamentals of enrichment law
  • Main features of management without a mandate, trading transactions

COMPANY LAW I WITH FIELD TRIP AND GUEST LECTURER

  • Trade law
  • Law of partnerships (GbR, OHG, KG, partnership, silent partnership)
  • Sales and distribution law

EUROPEAN LAW WITH FIELD TRIP

  • Fundamental questions of European development
  • European organizational law (institutions)
  • Selected issues of primary Community Law
  • Secondary Community Law (regulation, directive, decision)
  • Legislation
  • Enforcement of Community Law and judicial proceedings

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION II

  • Financing decisions for typical legal forms of businesses
  • Securing the liquidity of the business
  • Human resources management
  • Organizational theory

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

  • Basic structures of internal accounting
  • Cost-type accounting
  • Cost center accounting
  • Cost object controlling (costing) and cost-unit hourly accounting
  • Direct costing
  • Standard costing

ENGLISH II

  • Thematic development of legal and business vocabulary with regard to ILEC
  • Expansion of general topics of law
  • Broadening the understanding of the Anglo-American legal system in comparison to the German legal system
  • Applying abroad

BUSINESS LAW III WITH EXERCISES

  • Principles of insolvency law
  • Property law
  • Real estate collateral

COMPANY LAW II AND BLOCK SEMINAR "LEGAL RESEARCH METHODS AND WRITING II" WITH FIELD TRIP AND GUEST LECTURER

  • Corporate law (association and cooperative, GmbH and AG, corporate partnership, KGaA)
  • Overview of group law and conversion
  • International corporate law
  • European corporate forms

TAX LAW I

  • General tax law
  • In particular the principles of tax law and the application of the law in income tax law

ANGLO-AMERICAN CONTRACT DRAFTING & INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE

  • Culture and cultural differences
  • Intercultural communication
  • Intercultural conflict resolution strategies
  • Expansion of Anglo-American legal terminology
  • Foundations and legal sources of the Anglo-American legal system
  • Anglo-American drafting of selected contract types

FINANCIAL AUDITING WITH FIELD TRIP

  • Basics of accounting
  • Annual financial statements including management report (commercial and tax balance sheet, profit and loss statement, cash flow statement, notes, management report)
  • Accounting policy
  • Accounting analysis
  • Outlook of international accounting and consolidated financial statements

EMPLOYMENT LAW WITH FIELD TRIP

  • Significance and legal sources of employment law
  • Initiation and establishment of the employment relationship
  • Rights, obligations and default of performance in the employment relationship
  • Transfer of a business
  • Termination of employment
  • Coalition rights and collective bargaining law
  • Employment dispute law
  • Industrial constitution law
  • Co-determination on the company level

COMPANY LAW III WITH GUEST LECTURER

  • Unfair competition
  • Trademark law
  • Anti-trust law

TAX LAW II WITH FIELD TRIP

  • Sales tax
  • Trade tax
  • Taxation of partnerships
  • Taxation of corporations
  • Taxation and choice of legal form

FOREIGN TRANSACTIONS WITH FIELD TRIP (English)

  • Legal systems and jurisdictions and basics of comparative law
  • International civil procedure law
  • International private law
  • UN sales law (CISG)
  • Foreign trade law
  • Export contract

LITIGATION WITH FIELD TRIP

  • Fundamentals
  • Receivables management and collection
  • Collection services
  • Selected questions of the court procedures with judgements
  • Foreclosure law
  •  Practical semester abroad with block seminar Practical Semester Abroad I in the 2nd semester
  • Block seminar Practical Semester Abroad II in the 6th semester - compulsory participation in the block seminars
  • Completion of a 16-week internship in a company based abroad
  • Presentation of the results of the internship report in an event with open attendance at the university

OPTIONAL STUDY ABROAD

The 6th semester is particularly suitable for completing a semester at one of our partner universities with regard to the recognition of academic achievements abroad.

SOCIAL INTERACTION, FOCUS: NEGOTIATION SKILLS (English)

  • Models of human information processing and communication
  • Cognitive, emotional and motivational basics
  • Design and application of selected emotional, cognitive and motivational techniques
  • Transfer of these topics to classical social techniques

BUSINESS PLANNING (English)

  • Targets
  • Mission statement
  • Vision
  • Milestone planning
  • Strategy
  • Benefits and advantages
  • Pricing
  • Market research
  • Market and industry analysis
  • Target group analysis
  • Competitor analysis
  • Site analysis
  • Sales
  • Organization
  • Communication
  • SWOT analysis
  • Operational planning
  • Customer, sales, turnover and cost planning
  • Investment planning
  • Profitability forecast
  • Liquidity planning
  • Key figures and plausibility check
  • Financing
  • Reflection
  • Business plan

ECONOMICS

  • Basic concepts and subject of economics
  • Supply and demand
  • Market forms and competition
  • Welfare economics
  • Current economic policy problems

COMPANY MANAGEMENT (English)

  • Introduction to the integrated management model
  • Vision, mission statement and corporate policy
  • Corporate constitution and corporate governance
  • Corporate culture
  • Corporate identity and change management
  • Concepts of corporate management
  • Fundamentals of corporate strategies
  • Instruments for strategic analysis
  • Instruments for strategy development
  • Processes of strategy development and implementation
  • Selected problems of operational management

You can take a total of four electives in the 6th and 7th semesters, at least one of which must be a legal one.


In order to identify one or more of the three focal points of employment law and human resources, international tax law and international business law, the relevant legal elective and the respective economic partner elective must be taken.

SELECTED ASPECTS OF BUSINESS LAW (REVISION COURSE)

  • Repetition, intensification and updating of the entire lecture content from Business Law I to III

SELECTED ASPECTS OF COMPANY LAW (REVISION COURSE)

  • Repetition, intensification and updating of the entire lecture content from Company Law I to III

BACHELOR'S THESIS

  • Completion of the bachelor's thesis
  • Dealing with a complex business law problem using legal methods and argumentation techniques

At a Glance

Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
Standard period of study:
7 semesters
ECTS credits:
210
Starting semester:
winter and summer semester
Application deadline:
15 July for the winter semester, 15 January for the summer semester
Languages: German and English

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SEMESTER 1
30ECTS/22HRS/WK
SEMESTER 2
30ECTS/26HRS/WK
SEMESTER 3
30ECTS/24HRS/WK
SEMESTER 4
30ECTS/22HRS/WK
SEMESTER 5
30ECTS/2HRS/WK
SEMESTER 6
30ECTS/21HRS/WK
SEMESTER 7
30ECTS/18HRS/WK
Business Law I
10ECTS/8HRS/WK
Business Law II
10ECTS/8HRS/WK
Business Law III
7ECTS/6HRS/WK
Industrial Law
10ECTS/6HRS/WK
Applied Project
30ECTS/2HRS/WK






Option I
5ECTS/4HRS/WK
Option III
5ECTS/4HRS/WK
Option II
5ECTS/4HRS/WK
Option IV
5ECTS/4HRS/WK
Legal Research Methods and Writing
5ECTS/4HRS/WK
Company Law I
5ECTS/4HRS/WK
Company Law II
8ECTS/6HRS/WK
Company Law III
5ECTS/4HRS/WK
Economics
5ECTS/4HRS/WK
Special Aspects in Business Law
5ECTS/4HRS/WK
Public Business Law
5ECTS/2HRS/WK
Europe Law
5ECTS/4HRS/WK
Tax Law I
5ECTS/4HRS/WK
Tax Law II
5ECTS/4HRS/WK
Management
5ECTS/4HRS/WK
Special Aspects in Company Law
5ECTS/4HRS/WK
Business Administration I
5ECTS/4HRS/WK
Business Administration II
5ECTS/4HRS/WK
Financial Accounting
5ECTS/4HRS/WK
Law Enforcement
5ECTS/4HRS/WK
Business Planning
5ECTS/3HRS/WK
Bachelor's Thesis
10ECTS/2HRS/WK
Book-Keeping
3ECTS/2HRS/WK
Management Accounting
3ECTS/4HRS/WK
Anglo-american Law & Intercultural Competence
5ECTS/4HRS/WK
Foreign Business Transactions
5ECTS/4HRS/WK

Social Interaction
5ECTS/2HRS/WK
English I
2ECTS/2HRS/WK
English II
2ECTS/2HRS/WK

Dates and examination schedules

The examination schedules of the degree programs of the School of Business are completely available under HIP.

Who to contact

Prof. Dr. Hanno Kämpf
DIRECTOR OF DEGREE PROGRAM
T +49 6131 628-3227
hanno.kaempf (at) hs-mainz.de
Greta Schwing
DEGREE PROGRAM ASSISTANT
T +49 6131 628-3432
greta.schwing (at) hs-mainz.de