Master of Laws in International Business Law / Master of Laws in Global Business Law and Regulation

Program level: 
Degree awarded: 
Country of accreditation: 
United States
Program accreditation/registration: 
Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
Program registered as a non-degree post-graduate specialization program by the Hungarian Educational Authority (HEA)
Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)
Program length: 
1 year (10 months)
Type of degree: 
US degree credits: 
Austrian degree ECTS credits: 
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Program Description

Please note that effective September 2022 the program will be offered with a revised curriculum under the title Master of Laws in Global Business Law and Regulation.

LL.M. in Global Business Law and Regulation

The LL.M. in Global Business Law and Regulation offers advanced legal education in the field of global business law. As a professional program, it targets young legal professionals and caters to their needs for a practice-oriented legal education. It offers participants the opportunity to specialize in one of four areas: (1) international dispute resolution, (2) international economic and commercial Law, (3) corporate law, and (4) regulation and corporate social responsibility.

LL.M. in International Business Law

Please note that no new students are presently being enrolled into the Hungarian-registered version of the program.

The focus of the LL.M. in International Business Law program is on the legal setting of business transactions in a transnational environment, on the players, and on the regulatory framework of international business. To address increasingly interdisciplinary and cross-border legal challenges, the curriculum of the Program rests on several building blocks, such as dispute resolution (e.g., international commercial arbitration, conflict of laws), international business law (e.g., GATT & WTO, EU law, drafting and negotiating contracts in the transnational context), regulation of business (e.g., capital market and securities regulation, antitrust/competition and consumer protection law) and comparative business law (e.g., comparative national company, bankruptcy, and secured transaction laws). Additionally, the program constantly strives to offer courses that deal with contemporary global, regional and local challenges. Most courses are based on interactive teaching methods and are of a comparative nature, typically juxtaposing the laws of leading common law and civil law legal systems with those of emerging markets. The Program is highly attractive to applicants holding a law degree, who wish to continue an international career not only in legal practice (law firms, in-house counsels) but also in academia, the governmental sector, and increasingly diverse areas of finance (e.g., financial regulatory agencies, investment companies, banks). The alumni of the IBL Program are now not only found working in international and local law firms or as in-house counsels of international corporations, but are university teachers, governmental officials, experts of regulatory bodies, or even professionals in the non-profit sector.

Entry Requirements for the GBLR LLM Program

In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants to the GBLR LLM Program must also fulfill the Program-specific admission requirements.

Learning Outcomes

LL.M. in Global Business Law and Regulation

  • In-depth understanding of the legal frameworks governing various forms of global business
  • In-depth understanding of the historical, political, economic and social contexts in which those legal frameworks emerged and developed
  • The ability to analyze various fact patterns within those legal frameworks
  • The ability to offer a variety of legal services based on such analysis
  • The ability clearly and effectively to communicate both orally and in writing

LL.M. in International Business Law

  • Ability to benefit from a substantial knowledge in various fields of private, commercial and regulatory law, both international and national, with particular focus placed on fields and areas of law that are normally left uncovered by national law school curricula
  • Ability to apply this knowledge in practice, especially in international law firms, various regulatory agencies (competition, consumer protection, banking and financial supervisory agencies), financial organizations, and governmental or EU-level reform or research projects, as well as in legal education
  • Ability to communicate, negotiate, mediate or arbitrate as well as draft various legal documents in English based on a multi-dimensional knowledge of English legal terminology (i.e., with knowledge of terminology applicable to more than a single jurisdiction)
  • Ability to understand and properly take into account the main differences between legal systems and their theoretical and practical impact when devising international and transnational legal solutions
  • Ability to conduct research, analyze, and critically evaluate a wide range of legal and regulatory topics, phenomena, and problems in different national and supra-national legal systems from a comparative and inter-disciplinary perspective
  • Ability to advise on policy issues, either as individual experts, expert & researcher, or as a member of national or international teams