International Business Law (LLM)
Entrepreneurs and companies have to deal with a rapidly evolving business environment. The impact of emerging technologies on business models, such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality, and the call for social responsibility by stakeholders, cannot be denied. This requires for a new role of lawyers, regulators, and other legal professionals. Become a creative lawyer who thinks and acts from an entrepreneurial point of view, facilitating new forms of business, negotiating deals, assisting start-up companies.
Education as of September 2022 | International Business Law
In the academic year 2022/2023, this Master's program consists of a hybrid track offering online and on-campus components to guarantee the students a unique learning experience:
- Hybrid track: Online and on campus lectures and on campus components, such as classrooms/meet-ups, Q&A sessions, Hackathons etc.
- Online only track: Online lectures and online meet-ups, online Q&A sessions and online Hackathons.
- Your online classes and online exams are scheduled according to the Central European Time zone.
- The pre-Master’s program is only offered in Dutch and on campus.
If you apply for the Master International Business Law, you will receive more information about the education format after you have been (conditionally) admitted.
Program and courses
The program focusses on the following areas:
- Creative Thinking - You will learn to think fast and “out of the box”. Dynamic analysis of complex situations and the ability to communicate solutions, in presentations or in video form (vlogs, podcasts, etc.) will be key.
- Entrepreneurship - In the future, you will see more open and looser organizations and social platforms. It is therefore important that you find ways to become more productive and self-motivating, and to build your personal brand.
- Digital Literacy - You will study and experiment with digital tools – making videos and podcasts and writing blogs. But digital literacy goes beyond the mere use of digital tools. You will study the inner workings of emerging technologies and their meaning and impact on society.
- Teamwork - More open organizations mean having to work in teams of individuals, often from diverse national or disciplinary backgrounds. The ability to work in a team, constantly adapting to new situations and working patterns, becomes crucial.
- International Business Law Lab – Platform for practitioners to get in contact with you by making assignments available in the lab and for you to sign-up to these assignments. This will give you exposure and a foundation for future relations, for instance for an internship.
Typical courses are:
- International Business Law I and II
- Banking and Securities Regulation
- International Company Law
- International Competition Law
- Legal Negotiation Workshop
Lucy PetkovaTender Business Support Manager | Phillips
"The IBL Program trained us to be a new kind of lawyer - one who has a broader view of the defining factors of international business and is equipped to successfully navigate an interconnected business environment, saturated by new technologies."
Lars HodelHead Legal & Compliance | Bitcoin Suisse AG, Switzerland
"This Master’s program covered innovative topics in an international environment which enables me now to actively shape my legal role, lead a team, and stay agile in a dynamic industry."
As a Master of Laws in International Business Law you are well prepared for a career as a professional business lawyer or an in-house counsel of corporation. Graduates of this Master have become lawyers in civil service and transnational associations (both for-profit and non-profit) as well. They also work in consultancy, research and policy-making.
Some examples of our graduates' jobs:
- Lawyer at EY (Russia)
- Personal Care Legal Business Partner BG at Philips (Netherlands)
- Lecturer in Business Law at the University of Leeds (United Kingdom)
- CEO and co-founder of a FinTech start-up (Netherlands)
- Head Legal and Compliance at a regulated crypto financial broker, asset manager and service provider (Switzerland)
- Director Data Analytics at a global commercial real estate services organization (Netherlands)
Alumni facts Tilburg Law School
- Average number of months until first paid job: 2.35
- Gross monthly income of our graduates in the first year: €3.013,-
Source: National Alumni Survey, 2021| n = 98
Application and admission
This Master’s program starts:
End of August
Best preparatory program:
- A Bachelor’s (= undergraduate) degree in Law
- A Bachelor’s (= undergraduate) degree in a Law related field
The LLM International Business Law has a Dutch-taught Pre-Master’s program available for students from a Dutch university of applied sciences (hbo).
Tuition fees and scholarships
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