International Business Law (LLM)
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 learns 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.
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.
Typical courses are:
- International Business Law I and II
- Banking and Securities Regulation
- International Company Law
- Legal Negotiation Workshop
Lyucy PetkovaMaster'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."
Lars HodelHead 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."
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: 2.39
- Gross monthly income of our graduates in the first year: € 2.678,-
Source: National Alumni Survey, 2019 | n = 96
Application and admission
This Master’s program starts:
End of August
Best preparatory program:
A Bachelor’s (= undergraduate) degree in Law
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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