MASTER OF LAWS IN GLOBAL BUSINESS LAW (LL.M.)

The LL.M. programme Master of Laws in Global Business Law of EBS Universität offers you insights into the mindset and transactions of global companies, both from a legal and an economic perspective. Benefit from the synergies of two outstanding faculties and gain a valuable additional qualification for your professional career.


At a glance

  • Degree: Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • Focus: International Business Law
  • Start: Winter semester 2021
  • Duration: 2 semesters
  • Type of study programme: full-time
  • Number of ECTS attainable: 60 points
  • Investment: 19,800 euro
  • Language: English

Studying at EBS

  • studying in English
  • focus on internationality, interdisciplinarity and innovation
  • in-depth insights into international business law
  • small learning groups and individual coaching
  • close cooperation with prestigious law firms and corporations
  • studying in beautiful Wiesbaden with all benefits of a location in the Rhine-Main region

Application

We do not have application deadlines. We offer each applicant an individual appointment for his personal application process. In other words: we look forward to receiving your application at any time!

To start your application process, please submit the following documents or certificates:

  • bachelor’s degree with at least 240 ECTS or an equivalently recognised degree
  • proof of adequate methodology and legal knowledge
  • two letters of recommendation
  • proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS)

Dates

Start of fall term:
September 2021


5 - 6 November 2020

Good to know

Corona virus: Important information In view of the exceptional circumstances caused by the corona virus, we have taken some important measures to enable you to apply early to EBS Universität for the fall semester 2021. Please feel free to contact us if you have difficulties providing the documents required for your application. We are pleased to help you.

It pays to apply early, as it gives you enough time to take care of everything you need to do before you start your studies, such as applying for a visa or making arrangements with your employer.

Rankings

Top tier in business administration and law

CHE Ranking
2020 / 2021

No. 6 in Germany

U-Multirank
Business Studies Comparison 2020

Top 25 performing universities in student mobility

U-Multirank
2019 Top Performers

3 Palmes Of Excellence // No. 2 in Germany

Eduniversal
Business Schools Ranking in Germany 2019

Accreditations and partner

The study programmme

DOES AN LL.M. PROGRAMME SUIT ME?

A job in a large law firm or in the legal department of an international company, a position at the Federal Foreign Office or with an NGO: that is the dream of many law graduates. There is a demand for excellently trained lawyers with negotiating power and international experience who are also familiar with business management processes. That is what our LL.M. programme is for. The Master of Laws aims at ambitious lawyers who wish to improve their professional opportunities.

Participating in the LL.M. programme at EBS Universität, you will experience an ideal interaction between theory and practice. The study programme gives you the opportunity to delve deeper into the field of international business law and to get to know other academic working methods and legal traditions. You will also acquire intercultural skills, improve your foreign language skills and actively promote your personal development.

Programme structure

YOUR LL.M. EDUCATION

The LL.M. refines the legal know-how of lawyers who are academically excellent and culturally open-minded. This improves the chances of a successful career in the sector of international business law.The programme focusses on the areas of M&A, Finance and Litigation & Dispute Resolution, just as the most important issues of digitization and mobility and their interlinking. Thus, you will deal with the most current topics of the sector.

The study programme is run by an excellent law faculty: the EBS Law School. Around 63% of the EBS law students recieve a degree of honor in german law education. Half of the teaching staff for the Master in Global Business Law comes from EBS Law School. The other half consists of highly experienced professionals from major international law firms and banks.


BEST CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WITH A LL.M. DEGREE

The LL.M. Programme comprises two semesters, includes a total of six study modules and concludes with your Master Thesis - in cooperation with practitioners. Each module consists of several courses. It lasts five weeks and ends with a one-week examination phase. The content of all modules is matched and usefully interlinked. For example, basic courses such as ““Methodology”” are already planned in the first semester. That way you can benefit from the knowledge and skills acquired in your ongoing studies.

Basic Module

During the basic module you will augment your skills and deepen your knowledge in the fields of methodology, ethics and the fundamentals of international business law. You will also have the opportunity to further develop your leadership qualities, soft skills and personality.

You can choose between several high quality electives. Courses in international law are offered. These will give you the opportunity to get familiar with global and European law and the involved stakeholders. Lectures on methodological competences refine your academic skills.

Business ethics courses have a long tradition at EBS Universität. The aim is not only to train top academics, but also to develop managers who act responsibly.

Specialisation

The four specialising mandatory modules provide you with a solid foundation in the key areas of global business law. You will enhance your knowledge in the context of global business and gain a deeper insight into business administration topics and processes.

The narrative of the study programme is: companies buy other companies (module 1) - developing funding concepts (module 2) - conducting negotiations and discussions with contract partners or authorities (module 3). You will apply what you have learned in a business model (Module 4).


Course of studies

Structure of the llm programme

Curriculum

Campus life

Student life on campus

Life on EBS campus is diverse, international and characterized by the great commitment of our students. Due to the small number of students per intake and group, students know each other on campus and experience a family atmosphere that is also felt beyond the lectures. Our students’ sense of togetherness is extraordinary. The unique EBSpirit is born of our values of commitment, solidarity, thirst for knowledge and reliability. The common goal is to achieve great things, time and time again. And it works: with self-organised congresses, cultural events and much more.


Your study location - Living and learning in Wiesbaden

The Hessian state capital Wiesbaden is located in the heart of the Rhine-Main area and is an important economic and cultural centre. The cityscape is characterized by numerous parks and historic old buildings. In addition, Wiesbaden impresses with its wide range of cultural and leisure activities. Wiesbaden, along with Mainz, Darmstadt and Frankfurt, is one of the core cities of the Rhine-Main region, which is one of the largest and economically strongest metropolitan regions in Europe. Numerous large companies and law firms have their headquarters in the Rhine-Main area.

The Wiesbaden campus is located in the “Atrium Building”, centrally located in the immediate vicinity of Wiesbaden’s main train station. Modern lecture halls, a well-equipped library and an inner courtyard that invites you to study and relax are what make the former office building so charming.


Studying law at EBS Universität

Your study experience and success is important to us. In order to make it easier for you to start your studies and to guide you optimally through the study programme, we offer personal support and various services:

Job opportunities

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES DO I HAVE WITH A MASTER OF LAWS?

After your LL.M. degree, there are many options open to you - from changing your business sector or function to advancing into new management roles. Many graduates of EBS Universität are now working as successful lawyers or managers in leading positions. Via our alumni network, you not only have a preview of the opportunities after your graduation - you also can benefit from this network. Contacts and friendships made during studies often last a lifetime. As graduate of EBS Universität you have access to a network of more than 10,000 alumni in 150 countries.
In addition, more than 200 corporate partners support and accompany students during their time at EBS Universität. These include many well-known DAX-listed corporations and international business law firms. With the help of our partners, we provide an ideal mix of theory and practice and offer you the chance to build your own international network that will always support you.

Study abroad

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I STUDY IN GERMANY?

EBS Universität is among the best universities in Germany, especially if you want to study abroad in English. Since our study programmes are held in English and our degrees have a high international standing, we traditionally attract a lot of foreign students. As an abroad student, you may find some peculiarities in the German working world and way of life that are new to you. We support you in the best possible way by putting English-speaking specialists at your side. In addition, we offer you support in all administrative processes, from certificates to accommodation.

  • Administration: forms, applications, certificates
  • Organization: accomodation, infrastructure
  • Personal Networking: student initiatives, joint events
  • Professional Networking: Partner Company Network
  • Sights and excursion destinations in Rheingau and Hesse

Application

HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE LL.M. PROGRAMME?

The LL.M. at EBS Universität trains future managers who help shape and drive the economy. This process begins by finding the right people for our LL.M. study programme

YOUR APPLICATION

Begin your application by submitting the following documents to us:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with at least 240 ECTS or an equivalent recognised degree
    (Applicants with less ECTS may qualify for up to 60 ECTS from previous work experience)
  • Demonstrably sufficient methodological and legal knowledge, if you do not have a law degree
    (law courses, which comprise at least 30 ECTS)
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors from previous academic training
  • English language certificate (TOEFL iBT: at least 90, IELTS: 6.5, or equivalent). Trainings and tests are also available at the EBS Language Center

Please send us your documents online. We will check them immediately. If you meet the requirements, we look forward to meeting you at an individual selection interview.


THE LL.M. SELECTION PROCESS

As part of our multi-stage application process, we test each individual’s performance and ability to study. We take a great deal of time and the greatest possible care for this procedure - because we only take on the most suitable applicants from a particular year.

Due to the current extraordinary situation, we have changed our admission process to a contactless, digital version. You can now pass all components online.

PART 1: INDIVIDUAL SELECTION INTERVIEW
If your application documents meet our admission requirements, we will invite you to a 50-minute individual interview. Here we are assessing your motivation and social skills. The decisive factors are performance and learning motivation, the social-communicative profile, the willingness to take social responsibility and the applicant’s own initiative.

PART 2: FINAL CONSULTATION
In a concluding discussion with you, we will clarify final details and questions about your studies and define your expectations of the LL.M. study programme. You will also receive personal feedback from us on the basis of your documents. Here you will be informed about which points you might need to work on more intensively in order to complete your studies at EBS Universität in the best possible way.

The selection process is both exhausting and exciting. We are fully aware of this and wish to relieve your tension by communicating the results as quickly as possible. In this way we guarantee you planning reliability. If you receive a study place offer from us, we look forward to welcoming you to our campus at the beginning of the autumn semester. You will find the dates at the top of the study programme profile.

Tuition Fees

WHAT ARE THE TUITION FEES FOR THE LL.M. PROGRAMME?

The quality of teaching is our focus: EBS Universität represents one of the best management programmes throughout the German-speaking world. As a private university, we finance ourselves to a large extent from tuition fees.

  • Registration fee: 950 euro
  • Tuition fee per semester: 8,675 euro
  • Examination fee Master’s thesis (LL.M.): 1,500 euro
  • Total tuition fees: 19,800 euro

We want to make the programme accessible for any excellent applicant – independent of their economic situation. Decisive factors are your performance, motivation and personality. The choice of financing options for a study programme is diverse and often a combination of the various options can be useful. Take a look at our scholarships and student finance options to find out which offer suits you best.

Programme benefits

WHAT BENEFITS ARE INCLUDED IN THE STUDY FEES?

Your study programme at EBS Universität is by no means “ordinary”. We set high standards and train managers and ambitious top performers.

  • You learn and work cross-disciplinary: you benefit from the cooperation with the Business Administration Faculty, the EBS Business School. Lectures are held by professors from the Business School and Law School. In addition, practitioners from EBS partner network stimulate exchange between the faculties of law and economics.

  • Globality is trumps: Students from Germany, Europe and the entire world come together to study international business law. This gives you the opportunity to establish your own international network.

  • You address the latest issues in the business sector: as the youngest law faculty in Germany, the EBS Law School is well equipped for the future. The programme clearly focuses on the most important issues of digitisation and mobility as well as their crosslinking.

  • You benefit from the perfect learning environment: the campus is geared to all requirements of modern teaching and learning methods. A maximum of 25 students per year guarantees intensive and personal supervision.

  • Particularly intensive support: Small groups, high practical relevance, targeted personality development, skills training, individual coaching - we support you in every possible way!

  • Your entire study programme is in English: At the EBS you study at international level and in an international environment. Therefore, all lectures and events are, of course, in English.

Voices

As I have experienced different perspectives by working in different countries (Germany, India, US, UK, Nordics) in different times of economic growth (before and after the banking crisis) as lecturer, advisor, lawyer and in-house counsel as well as in my function as Member of the Management Board of a German Stock Corporation, my lecture Banking Law in the European Union will not just be a legal lecture but will be interdisciplinary. The lecture will give you insights into both law and business/economical aspects. This will enable you not just to understand the legal framework but also the economical aspects and effects that legislation and regulatory requirements can have on the market.

Jasmin Kölbl-Vogt
Dr. Jasmin Kölbl-Vogt
Member of the Management Board of Citigroup Global Markets Europe AG

While I have never been tempted by an academic career, I have always enjoyed teaching. The interaction with students and the need to explain how capital market transactions occur forces me to separate strict legal requirements from optional market practices. Reminding myself of the legal principles and the interests of the parties underlying transaction structures and documentation requirements is always a welcome exercise. I enjoy helping students connect the dots between the financing needs, the accounting implications, and the legal prerequisites which all flow into structuring a successful transaction. I usually feel that I have learned as much as my students at the end of a lecture.

Rudolf Haas
Rudolf Haas, LL.M.
Partner at King & Wood Mallesons

‘The real work starts only when the deal is closed’. The first six to ten months of the post-merger integration phase is the key stage where decisions on the future wealth of the relevant target are made. Things can go very wrong in case the integration process is managed badly. The lecture sets out the relevant steps and potential pitfalls of any post-merger integration phase and provides a deep dive into the restructuring process. My lecture Post-Merger Integration and Restructuring Process will be based on theoretical elements to provide profound knowledge on the key legal aspects but will always reference to leading examples and example cases of a practitioner being engaged into post-merger integration and restructuring processes. The lecture will be a well-balanced mix of theoretical knowledge to understand the key drivers of the entire topic and a profound recollection of the knowledge gained and required as a leading practitioner in such area.

Marco Niehaus
Dr. Marco Niehaus, LL.M. (Cambridge), LL.M. Eur.
Corporate/M&A Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

In the light of almost 30 years of professional expertise as an antitrust lawyer with broad knowledge gained in numerous proceedings with the EU Commission, the German Federal Cartel Office and other antitrust authorities, paired with my lecturer activities at the University of Münster and countless external and internal presentations on antitrust topics, I have reason to believe that I am able to provide an interesting package of academic basics and practical insights in relation to antitrust law.

Joachim Schuetze
Dr. Joachim Schütze
Lawyer and partner at Clifford Chance

EBS Universität is from my perspective the most practically oriented law school in Germany. Moreover, it brings together students from all over the globe representing different legal cultures. Arbitration is a method of dispute resolution designed to resolve complex cross-border disputes in an efficient, flexible and practical manner, often bridging the gap between common law and civil law jurisdictions. I am thrilled to be able to train a group of diverse and motivated lawyers in this method of dispute resolution, which according to some is freedom, reconciled with law.

Alexandra Diehl
Dr. Alexandra Diehl
Local Partner at White & Case LLP

M&A is a fascinating subject matter, both from a legal and a commercial perspective. I had the privilege of advising M&A transactions for almost 30 years and I bring a wealth of experience to the table which I am enthusiastic to share and discuss with students from all over the world.

Klaus Hoenig
Prof. Dr. Klaus Marinus Hoenig, LL.M. (University of Miami)
Honorary Professor in the field of Mergers and Acquisitions

I have always enjoyed working with students. What I missed during my own academic career, however, was exposure to practical questions, and the practical handling of specific situations that frequently occur in “real life”. With now more than 20 years of exposure to practicing law, I want to fill this gap.

Finn Zeidler
Dr. Finn Zeidler
Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

The seminar International Securities Trading offers the unique opportunity to have a look at a truly international and multi-faceted topic, which touches a wide range of legal areas, such as civil law, company law, international private law, and insolvency law as well as on regulatory issues such as investor protection.

Klaus Martin Löber, LL.M.
Head of Oversight, European Central Bank

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