Bucerius Law School - Master of Law and Business (LL.M./MLB)

Master of Law and Business (LL.M./MLB)

Interdisciplinary. International. Practice-Oriented.

The Bucerius Master of Law and Business (LL.M. / MLB) is a one-year graduate program for young professionals with a professional or academic interest in the interrelation between law and business.

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Fact Sheet

Degree LevelGraduate
Language100% English
Study FormatFull-time / 85% On Campus
Places Available50
Tuition FeeEUR 22,000   How to finance your studies...
DegreesMLB or LLM   More about the degree options...
Work Experience1-3 Years   More about admission criteria...
Start DateAugust 2018   About the acacemic year...

January 15 (Early Bird / Bucerius Global Scholarship)
March 31 (With Visa Requirement)
May 15 (Without Visa Requirement)

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New Venable Foundation Fellowship Available!

Bucerius Law School and American Friends of Bucerius are pleased to announce the $10,000 merit-based fellowship, funded by the law firm Venable LLP.

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MLB Reunion 2018

MLB Graduates from around the globe reunite in Hamburg.

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Bucerius Master of Law and Business Graduation 2018

Bucerius Law School bids farewell to the class of 2018 and welcomes the class of 2019.

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Exploring a company's lifecycle

The curriculum of the Bucerius Master of Law and Business is oriented along a single major theme – the founding and development of an enterprise.

Exploring a company's lifecycle

The company lifecycle perfectly illustrates the relationship between legal and business issues. By using it as its structural backbone, the curriculum creates synergies among the various modules.

Degree Options: LL.M. or MLB

The one-year graduate program leads to either a Master of Laws (LL.M.) or Master of Law and Business (MLB).

MLB students at graduation

Students may specialize through the elective modules, the focus of the internship, and the topic of the Master's thesis. Depending on the specialization, students will be awarded either an LL.M. or an MLB degree.

Graduate Stories

The interdisciplinary nature of the program opens up many possibilities – be it a career step or a career change.

MLB alumni come from all over the world

Equipped with international experience, intercultural competences and a strong professional network, they are well-prepared for today's challenging job market. Find out where they ended up after graduation!

Bucerius Law School: Master of Law and Business

Bucerius Law School’s English-taught Master of Law and Business (LL.M. / MLB) prepares young professionals for international careers in which an understanding of both legal and business concepts as well as intercultural skills are essential.

The Master of Law and Business is an interdisciplinary and international program which welcomes students from a multitude of academic and cultural backgrounds. Geared primarily towards young professionals in the legal and business fields, it is also open to graduates of other disciplines with a demonstrated interest in the disciplines of law and business.

An innovative combination of law and business

The innovative curriculum of this master’s program is oriented along a single major theme – the founding and development of an enterprise – as this perfectly illustrates the relationship between legal and business issues. By treating topics among a diverse group of participants and in exercises and discussions with program faculty, learning is dynamic and involves the transfer of knowledge among individuals with undergraduate training and prior work experience in either the field of law or business. The skills that are developed in this kind of learning environment are essential to business lawyers dealing with corporate clients, business professionals working at the intersection of business and law, entrepreneurs and professionals interested in working in the start-up field.

The program consists of obligatory as well as elective modules. Students have the possibility of focusing on two subject areas by choosing two out of eight electives. For those with a special interest in arbitration or entrepreneurship, the program offers the opportunity to specialize in these areas. In addition to course work, all students are expected to complete a two-month internship, write a master’s thesis and participate in a social project.

Diverse career paths  

The career paths chosen by the graduates are as varied as their academic backgrounds. Graduates have found employment in Germany, in their home countries and around the world. They pursue international careers in law firms, legal departments, international organizations, in consulting, banking, business development and in the start-up industry.