The Bucerius Master of Law and Business (MLB) – in cooperation with WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management –  prepares young professionals for international careers in which an understanding of both legal and business concepts as well as intercultural skills are essential. Its goal is to build bridges – between disciplines and across cultures. 

The "lifecycle approach"

The curriculum of the Bucerius Master of Law and Business follows the various stages of a company's lifecycle to practically illustrate the close relationship between law and business.

Lifecycle stages

  • Realization of an entrepreneurial idea
  • Founding of an enterprise
  • Transformation of the enterprise into a publicly-held company
  • Internationalization of a company
  • Merger with or acquisition of another firm

Learning goals

After one year, you will be able to understand the legal and economic dimensions of the various stages of an enterprise.

The program takes a comparative approach, allowing you to understand the similarities and differences between different legal and business systems.

Two degree options: LL.M. or MLB

Depending on their choice of modules, students will be awarded one of two possible degrees:

  • Master of Law and Business (MLB) - available to all students
  • Master of Laws (LLM) - available to students with a first degree in law

Regardless of the chosen track, students will follow various courses together as a group. This interdisciplinary way of learning enriches both classroom discussion and knowledge transfer.

Master of Law and Business (MLB)

In order to obtain the MLB degree, students must complete:

Master of Laws in Law and Business (LLM)

In order to obtain the LLM degree, students with a first degree in law must complete:

The Bucerius Master of Law and Business is offered in cooperation with the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, one of Germany's top business schools. Meet the new Bucerius Master Program´s Academic Director Business, Professor Dr. Christina Günther.

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Real-life case studies rather than theory

"The Bucerius Master of Law and Business integrates business and legal studies by focusing on real-life case studies rather than mathematical or legal theories. This interdisciplinary and practice-oriented approach is a unique feature of this program."
Olga, Russia

Looking beyond red flags

"Lawyers are generally trained to look at red flags in everything. Now I can confidently say that, being a lawyer, I can sit in a room full of business-minded people and talk to them. I can understand their needs."
Vivekanand, India
Clifford Larsen

The need for interdisciplinarity

"Companies, law firms and organizations often lack the combination of business and legal knowledge to reach optimal business solutions or serve their clients effectively. It is this need for interdisciplinarity that the MLB serves."
Prof. Clifford Larsen, Founding Dean

More about Academics


The Bucerius Master of Law and Business is accredited by the German Accrediation Council as well as FIBAA.


Detailed course descriptions of all modules, including credit load and lecturers.


Find out about the three official specializations that can be obtained as part of the MLB Program.

Soft Skills & Languages

Details about the MLB's soft skills training and optional German language classes.


Explore the curriculum vitae of the professors and lecturers of the MLB Program.


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