Master of Laws in Business Law

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Master of Laws in Business Law, part-time

Compliance and international commercial law


If you have successfully completed your first degree in business law, business administration, economics or industrial engineering, for example, and would like to improve your career opportunities by obtaining an internationally recognised master's degree, our Master of Laws in Business Law & Compliance is exactly what you are looking for.

The three-semester degree program offers you the opportunity to gain further professional qualifications if you are already working in an international environment or if you are looking for such a job. It will help you to make a successful start to an international career.

The master's program Business Law & Compliance is accredited by the ACQUIN - Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute.

What's in store for you

In the first two semesters, lectures take place on Friday afternoons from 1:30 pm to 8:15 pm and Saturday mornings from 8:15 am to 1:30 pm (partly until 3:15 pm). 

The winter semester lasts from the end of September to the end of January, the summer semester from the beginning of March to the end of June. Exams are written during the semester or during the week of exams directly after the semester. In addition, there will be a block week in early February and early July. There is no lecture-free period with this study model.

At a Glance

Degree: Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Type of program: part-time while working
Standard period of study: 3 semesters
ECTS credits: 90
Starting semester: winter semester
Languages: German and English

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Application period

Winter semester 2022/23: May 2nd, 2022 to August 15th, 2022

The aims of the degree program


Upon completion of your studies, you will receive the academic degree Master of Laws (LL.M.). As a university degree qualifying you for a career, it can serve as a starting point for doctoral studies.

Who is this degree program interesting for?

The master's degree in Business Law & Compliance is the ideal degree program if you have already obtained your first university degree in a legal or economic field of study and would like to gain further qualifications while working. With this internationally recognized master's degree, you will improve your career opportunities in order to shape and manage international business in a position of responsibility in the future.

Program Structure

Within three semesters, our degree program provides you with indispensable legal and economic knowledge of international legal relations.

The focus of the first two semesters is on compliance and international contract drafting. At the same time, you will expand your knowledge of business English and legal English. In addition, you acquire extensive knowledge of international tax and employment law and the enforcement of law in international matters.

In the International Business module, you learn to move confidently in an international environment. In addition, you will deepen your knowledge and skills in practice-relevant areas of commercial law. In interdisciplinary learning groups you will train your ability to work successfully with other professional groups. The lectures are complemented by practical projects in the areas of employment law and compliance. You will be actively supported by experienced lecturers.

Your professional prospects

The degree program enables you to advance your career, especially within an existing employment relationship. In many companies, the need for specialized commercial lawyers has been growing for years in order for companies to be able to assert themselves in global competition. For this reason, internationally oriented master's degrees are becoming increasingly important. As a graduate you will find fields of activity in industry, commerce, banks and insurance companies, but also in the service sector and with associations.

Examples from the field

Here we would like to present some examples of people and professions that show you the diverse possibilities of the degree Master of Laws in Business Law & Compliance in the employment market.

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Dates and test schedules

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


Special features of this program

What distinguishes the part-time master's degree course in business law & compliance at our University.

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Impressions of campus life

Information on business law students in self-administration.

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List of the sections of the School of Business with further information.

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Students' Union (AStA), Student Parliament, Business Law student reps

The most important student representatives at the University.

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Who to contact

Prof. Dr. Martin Weber
Degree program director
T +49 6131 628-3258 (at)
Jeanine Laquai
Degree program coordinator
T +49 6131 628-3427
jeanine.laquai (at)
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