• Program level: Graduate (Master’s)
  • Degree awarded: LL.M.
  • Unit: Department of Legal Studies
  • Program registration: 
    Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
    Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)
  • Program length: 10 months
  • US Credits: 30
  • ECTS credits: 60
  • Start of the program: September
  • Program Chair: Markus Petsche
  • Acting Chair in AY 2021-22: Tibor Tajti


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 or 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 various areas of finance (e.g., financial regulatory agencies, investment companies, banks). The alumni of the IBL Program can now be found not just in offices of leading international and local law firms, as in-house counsels of international corporations, but as well in the positions of university teachers, governmental officials, experts of regulatory bodies or even in the non-profit sector.

Entry Requirements for the IBL LL.M. Program:

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