Degree: Master of Comparative Business Law (M.C.B.L.)
Standard period of study: 2 semesters (1 year)
ECTS credits: 60
Language of instruction: English
Language requirements: English; for further information on the required proof of language proficiency see “Admission requirements and selection”
Program start: Fall semester (September)
School: School of Law and Economics, Department of Law
Semester fee: € 204,30 (further information)
Tuition fee: €8,500 for EU and non-EU citizens alike; the fee covers both semesters. The usual fee of €1,500 for non-EU citizens does not apply.
The Master of Comparative Business Law (M.C.B.L.) is a one-year advanced master´s program providing an in-depth understanding of business law aspects of the European single market and the Global market. It has been designed for graduates with a degree in law or with a sufficient background in law, who wish to specialize in business law while taking a comparative perspective.
The M.C.B.L. is a high-level demanding postgraduate program in the fields of European and International business law. Students enrolled in this program will acquire specific knowledge of the legal framework of the European Union as well as the actors in international trade law.
The focus will be on European business law in your first semester and on international business law in your second semester. Additionally, you will have to write a master’s thesis.
The program offers a you a broad range of courses that are taught by law professors from the University of Mannheim, as well as by lawyers, judges, and managers. In addition, you can take part in field trips and visit the European Court of Justice, the World Trade Organization, or the European Parliament, for example.
All courses of the program are taught in English.
Research and teaching activity at the Department of Law of the University of Mannheim is clearly oriented towards business and economic law. The Department has been ranked highly in various CHE University Rankings. It did especially well with regards to teaching, and received top grades serveral top categories, including “overall study situation”, “organization of studies”, “teacher support”, and “career orientation”.
The M.C.B.L. program offers a unique combination of traditional comparative law studies (legal methodology, legal traditions, and the common/
Thanks to their expert knowledge in comparative and business law, their language skills, and their international experience, our graduates have a profound foundation for a career at international law firms and companies.
Previous students have, for example, found a job as Global Category Manager at HeidelbergCement, as Junior Lawyer at Kuwait Airways, in the Legal Global Corporate Banking Department of Santander Bank, or as Transaction Support Lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Apart from that, graduates can also pursue a doctorate and aim for a career in academia.
Strengthen your potential, deepen your knowledge, find solutions for challenges we will face tomorrow – there are many good reasons to think outside the box, get to know and try out new things even during your studies.
At the University of Mannheim, you can do this in the “Studium Oecologicum” which focuses on sustainability. In our certificate program, you will acquire interdisciplinary expert knowledge which can help you to act ethically and to make holistic decisions.
Making language learning easier: No matter if you want to learn Japanese, Hebrew, Spanish or Norwegian, take the Graduate Record Examination Test (GRE), The European Language Certificates (telc) or the TOEFL test – each semester, the University of Mannheim offers language courses and language certificates in more than 16 languages for students and non-university members, online and on campus!
Are you interested in IT or communication trainings or theater, music, or drawing courses? Studium Generale has a vast range of courses available to all.
Successful graduates can earn a doctoral degree from the University of Mannheim at one of the chairs at the Department of Law. In certain cases, it is also possible to pursue a doctorate at the University of Adelaide. Please contact the program managers to seek advice that is tailored to your personal situation.
In our selection process, we take numerous criteria into account. For more details, please check the selection statutes (see below). Be bold!
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need advice. We are looking forward to receiving your application!
The Master of Comparative Business Law (M.C.B.L.) program is not selective. All applicants who meet the admission requirements will therefore be sent an official letter of admission.
Applicants need to have a bachelor’s degree in Law from a university in Germany or abroad or from a state-recognized university of cooperative education (Berufsakademie).
The following requirements must be met:
The following proof of English proficiency is accepted:
If you have not yet completed your bachelor’s program by the application deadline, you may still be admitted to the master’s program as long as you provide proof that you have obtained at least 190 ECTS credits. In this case, your admission to the program is subject to receipt of your degree certificate by a specified point in time (refer to selection statutes).
Under “Admission requirements and selection” we have compiled the most important selection criteria of the program for you. For more detailed explanations of the selection process and the legally binding requirements of the degree program, please refer to the selection statutes.
The application deadline for fall semesters starts on 1 April and ends on 31 May.
It is not possible to apply for the spring semester.
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