Sven van der Biezen_alumnus International Business Law

Alumnus International Business Law Sven van der Biezen

now CEO and co-founder of Floryn

International Business Law (LLM)

1 year English Starts end of August

An outstanding preparation for a legal career in the international business arena, combining quality business law theory with a distinctly practical real-world approach. The International Business Law program teaches you think and act from an entrepreneurial point of view, to be creative and innovative, considering the legal aspects. Become a professional business lawyer or an in-house counsel who helps companies to design and build organizations that are prepared for the future.

On Campus if we can | Online because we can

This academic year, education will take place partly online and partly on campus depending on the corona measures in place. Of course, we will always maintain a safe environment for our students and staff.

  • There is an exception for the students that have opted to follow this program online in the academic year 2021/2022.
  • The online options for the academic year 2022/2023 have not yet been decided upon. Therefore, students should take into account the possibility that in the next academic year, starting in September 2022, education will be organized fully on campus also for this program. When you apply for this program you will be informed about the practical matters.

For the latest updates on the corona situation, see our FAQs for prospective students and current students.

International Law School worldwide
of the current students is (very) satisfied with their program

National Student Survey, 2021 | n=24

in Law worldwide, #1 the Netherlands

Program and courses

The curriculum is built around five principles and ideas:

  • Relevancy: the courses, which are grounded in real-world challenges, help you to further develop the most important skills for thriving in today’s world: curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity.

  • 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.

  • Creating Together: we believe that working in groups is crucial. The courses put a premium on collaborative and creative problem-solving.

  • Project Management: it is fair to say that project management is becoming more and more critical. We are living in a “project-driven economy.” As a result, we have made project management a crucial component of the program. 

  • Actionability: the content of the courses is always applicable to real-life issues. In the “post-corona” era, the physical and virtual classroom must become a manifestation of the new world. 

  • Freedom and responsibility :  you are encouraged to take responsibility. Especially during your thesis writing, the lecturers are always available and accessible, but you are the owner of the process. 

Typical courses are:

  • International Business Law I and II
  • Banking and Securities Regulation
  • International Company Law
  • Legal Negotiation Workshop

More on the program and courses

  • Master student International Business Law Lucy Petkova

    Lucy Petkova

    Tender 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." 


  • Master student International Business Law Lars Hodel

    Lars Hodel

    Head 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."

Career prospects

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 

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 1.11
  • Gross monthly income of our graduates in the first year: € 2.759-

Source: Nationale Alumni Enquête, 2020 | n = 9

More on your career prospects

Students on campus enjoying the good weather

Application and admission

This Master’s program starts:

End of August

Best preparatory program:

A Bachelor’s (= undergraduate) degree in Law

Pre-Master’s program:

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

International students find all  information about tuition fees and scholarships here.

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More information

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Meet us

Throughout the year you have the opportunity to meet us and learn more about Tilburg University and the programs that we offer. You can take part in various types of events: on-campus, abroad or online.

Interested in the LLM International Business Law?

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