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. You learn how to 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.

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. 

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

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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.

Interested in this Master's program?

Check your eligibility

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More information on this Master's program

Download the brochure with information on program content, admission requirements, career prospects, housing and immigration matters, and student life in Tilburg. Throughout the year you can take part in various types of events: on-campus, abroad or online.

Interested in the LLM International Business Law?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application