Sven van der Biezen_alumnus International Business Law

Alumnus International Business Law Sven van der Biezen

now CEO and co-founder of InvoiceFinance

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. Become a professional business lawyer or an in-house counsel of corporations, or go for a career in academic research.

On Campus if we can | Online because we can
International Law School worldwide

Social Science Research Network Ranking (SSRN) April 2019

of the current students is (very) satisfied with their program

National Student Survey, 2018 | n=25

in Law worldwide

Program and courses

Understand the full range of legal, social, and economic aspects of corporate organizations and international business transactions.

  • Case studies form an important part of learning. Handle the challenges regularly faced by business lawyers in their day-to-day practice.
  • Theory meets real-world practice: draft legal documents that bring predictable results and reduce risks, claims, and litigation.

International experience

  • Learn to argue, communicate, analyze and collaborate in international, interdisciplinary teams.
  • The core team consists of senior, internationally-reputed law lecturers affiliated to the Tilburg Law School, as well as the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) and the Center for Company Law (CCL).  These academics are widely published in top academic journals in the fields of corporate law, finance, international business law, and competition law.
  • The world’s top experts in the field are involved in the program as guest lecturers.
  • Your classroom consists of a great diversity in nationalities from all over the world. This offers a new and broader perspective for you as a person and is a unique preparation for your future career.

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

Ask us your questions

  • Master student International Business Law Lucy Petkova

    Lyucy Petkova

    Master's student

    "The IBL Program trains 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 at 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 Tilburg Law School

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 2.86
  • Employer requires an academic Master’s degree: 68%
  • Gross monthly income of our graduates in the first year: € 2.468,-

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2018 | n = 118

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.

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Meet us

In accordance with the guidelines of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), all on-campus events until September 1 will not take place. To help you choose your Master’s program as best as we can, you can replay the sessions of our Online Master's Open day and participate in an online Q&A session for the program(s) you are interested in.

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