Master in Business (MA)
Master in Business (MA) for Legal Professionals
A competent legal professional is able to practice law from a businessman's perspective.
In today's national and international professional world law and business are almost inextricably linked together. In the many areas of overlapping interest legal professionals increasingly have to deal with legal issues and take decisions that demand business knowledge. They require a thorough understanding of business, which they are then able to apply in their specialist legal area.
The particular focus of the legal studies programme is, therefore, on core areas of business law combined with the opportunity to gain a Master in Business (MA) at EBS Business School.
"We are always in great need of legal professionals with an excellent business education. Graduates from EBS Law School with a sound grounding in legal and business issues underpinned by practical application will have outstanding career opportunities in the employment market." explains Wolf R. Kahles, Director Human Resources at Clifford Chance, a leading global law firm.
In addition to two qualifying law degrees, the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and First Examination in Law, students at EBS Law School also earn a qualifying degree in business studies: the Master in Business (MA) from EBS Business School.
In the first year of study on the LLB programme you acquire a solid grounding in business:
- Fundamentals of Business
- Fundamentals of Economics
- Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
In the second study year a certificate programme in business begins that is delivered in close coordination with the legal studies curriculum and deals with the topics
- External Accounting and Taxation
- Investments and Financing
- Value-added Management
- Strategy and Organization
- Management Control
After the examinations leading to the First Examination in Law, you continue your studies towards the Master in Business (MA). Any credits gained in the certificate programme will be credited. Modules are offered on the following topics:
- Leadership and Human Resource Management
- Specialist electives:
- Corporate Risk Management
- M&A & Restructuring
- Financial Intermediation & Economics of Banking
- International Financial Statement Analysis
- Real Estate Economics
- International Business Taxation
- International Trade
- Competition & Regulation
- Corporate Governance & Compliance
- Intellectual Property Rights & Innovation Management
- Services Management
- Negotiation Management & Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Just a few months after the mandatory state examination you write your Master's thesis and graduate as an EBS Legal Professional.