Business Law & Compliance LL.M., part-time

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Business Law & Compliance LL.M., part-time

Compliance and international business law

The three-semester master’s degree in Business Law & Compliance degree program offers you the opportunity to obtain additional qualifications in business law with a focus on compliance and risk management on a part-time basis, especially if you are aiming for or already working in the field of legal advisory, compliance or risk management.

The degree program is ideal for you if you have already obtained a first university degree in a law or business degree program and would like to improve your professional opportunities by obtaining an internationally recognized Master of Laws. Classes are held in a mix of in-person and online instruction.

In addition, with our cooperation partner you can obtain the certificates  Compliance Officer mit TÜV Rheinland geprüfter Qualifikation (Compliance Officer with TÜV Rheinland certified qualification) and Datenschutzbeauftragter mit TÜV Rheinland geprüfter Qualifikation (Data Protection Officer with TÜV Rheinland certified qualification). With the realignment of the degree program, there are plans to also enable participants to acquire a certificate in cyber security in collaboration with a partner university in the future.

What's in store for you in the Master’s in Business Law & Compliance degree program

In the first two semesters of the Business Law & Compliance degree program, 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 (sometimes to 3:15 pm). The winter semester runs 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 held during the semester or during the week of exams directly following the semester. In addition, there will be a week of full-time classes in early February and early July. There is no lecture-free period in February with this study model.

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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 2024/25: estimated as of now from mid-May to August 15th, 2024

The aims of the degree program

Upon completion of your Business Law & Compliance 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 the Master's in Business Law degree program interesting for?

Are you already working in compliance management or do you intend to start working in this area? Compliance has become an indispensable topic for a sustainable approach, both for internationally operating companies and SMEs. Regardless of whether you want to expand your skills in your current job or prepare for a future job, the three-semester part-time Master’s in Business Law & Compliance LL.M. is exactly what you need.

Program structure Master of Laws in Business Law

Classes in compliance fundamentals are supplemented by classes in Business Criminal Law & HR Compliance, International White-Collar Crime & Fraud Management, International Tax Law & Compliance, and Foreign Trade Law & Compliance. Students are prepared for working in an international environment through the lectures Intercultural Business Communication, Legal Project Management and Communication, and International Business. Classes are further supplemented by options.

Your professional prospects

The Master Business Law & Compliance degree program enables you to continue your professional development, especially within an existing employment relationship. In many companies, the need for specialized business lawyers has been increasing for years to enable them to hold their own in global competition. Compliance and risk management are firmly established topics in internationally operating companies and are also becoming increasingly important in SMEs. As a graduate, you will find employment in industry, commerce, banks and insurance companies, as well as in the service sector and with associations.

Examples from the business world (only available in German)

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 (only available in German).

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The exam schedules of the part-time degree programs of the School of Business are available in their entirety on our HIP

The exam schedules of the full-time degree programs of the School of Business are available in their entirety under Exam ManagementOffice/Exams

Special features of this program

What distinguishes the part-time master’s degree program in Business Law & Compliance at our university

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List of the departments of the School of Business with more detailed 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)