International Business Law – credit requirements (IBL LL.M.)

Students studying for an LL.M. degree in International Business Law shall obtain 24 Legal Studies course credits and shall write a short thesis; or they shall obtain 21 credits and write a long thesis. 

The course credits shall be obtained according to the following rules:

Mandatory courses

  • Computer-based Legal Research/ S.J.D. candidates (Pre-session, 0 credit)
  • Anglo-American Legal Concepts / Jessica Lawrence (Pre-session, 0 credit)
  • Regulatory Environment of Business / Tibor Tajti (Pre-session, 0 credit)
  • EU Law I / Petra Bard (Fall term, 0 credit)
  • Thesis Writing Course / CAW Instructor (Fall-Winter terms, 0 credit)

 Mandatory-elective courses (1 credit shall be obtained out of 2)

  • Environmental Law and Regulations Jessica Lawrence (Fall term, 1 credit)
  • International Economic Policy and Migration / Jessica Lawrence (Winter term, 1 credit)

NOTE: As it can be seen above, for the mandatory courses (not including mandatory-elective courses), IBL LL.M. students do not receive any credits at the end of the academic year. Consequently, IBL LL.M. students need to take 24 course credits (including mandatory-elective courses) during the academic year if they submit a short thesis, or 21 course credits if they submit a long thesis – in addition to the mandatory courses. 

Given the workload and given the thesis will be the very first English language longer piece of writing in case of most students, students are strongly encouraged to opt for writing a short master’s thesis.