LL.M.International Business Law
University Of Zurich - Faculty of Law
1 - 2 year
Full time, Part time
CHF 32,800 / per year
Earliest start date
01 Sep 2023
For 20 years the LL.M. International Business Law offers a unique and valuable experience to law graduates taking into account the complex legal needs of the global economy wishing to pursue advanced studies. With over 200 years of experience, the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich is known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs. The school’s location, Zurich, is the economic capital and most vibrant city of Switzerland and is situated in the heart of Europe allowing students to easily discover the European countries and explore Switzerland’s stunning nature.The ongoing demand and positive feedback from program graduates reflect the attractiveness and practical applicability of this graduate program. The next course will run from 2019 to 2020. As in the past, the course will entail a highly challenging, practice-related work-study program. An international team of lecturers ensures that course subject matter is not limited to national issues but encompasses a growing body of international business law. Academic modules conducted in the USA, as well as in China and Geneva, contribute to the international nature of the program.
Among the strength that graduate students find at the University of Zurich are the opportunity to pursue a broad course of study, and the possibility to explore their areas of interest in the Specialization Courses. Students will profit from our LL.M. program specially designed and developed for lawyers working in an international field.
Structure of the Program
The LL.M. program takes place over one year (8 months of lectures plus thesis) and is conducted on a full-time basis. The program consists of basic courses and a specialization course. To obtain the LL.M. title, all basic lectures, a specialization course, and a diploma thesis must be successfully completed.
The entire course covers about 410 lectures. Classes take place from Monday to Friday in the mornings, Friday afternoons, and Saturday mornings (attendance is compulsory). Lectures are held in English.
The basic courses teach the basics of international business and important foreign areas of law. Furthermore, the focus is on European and international business law (especially EU business law, competition law, WTO law, corporate law, tax law, commercial criminal law, civil procedure law, contract law, arbitration).
The following specializations are possible:
- International Banking, Finance and Insurance Law
- International Sports Law
Part-time LL.M. Programs
|Starting date||Enrolment every semester possible|
|Duration of the course||2 years work-based|
|Lectures||work-based program (classes take part Friday in the afternoons and Saturday in the mornings)|
|Language of instruction||English and German|
Full-time LL.M. Programs
|Starting date||Fall Semester|
|Duration of the course||1 year|
|Lectures||Full-time program. Classes take part Monday to Saturday|
|Language of instruction||English|
The LL.M. Program International Business Law is primarily geared towards lawyers seeking to acquire deeper knowledge in international business law for their current or prospective careers.