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Program and courses International Business Law: Digital Innovation in Commerce and Finance

In this program, you examine how lawyers, regulators and other professionals operate in a business environment with new technologies and evolving business practices. Learn how to navigate the digitalization of everything, including law and regulation, by collaborating in dynamic teams, and working with new digital tools in real-world examples. The program incorporates, among other subjects, legal design, LegalTech, and legal sustainability.

Program structure

This one-year program consists of 60 credits (ECTS):

  • 7 core courses (42 ECTS)
  • 1 elective course (6 ECTS)
  • Master’s thesis (12 ECTS)

You can only start at the end of August.

Program content

Online and on-campus education

In the academic year 2023/2024, this innovative program takes education to another level and offers you an "open-world" experience.  A digital infrastructure (digital tools and videos) is used to monitor performance, give guidance, answer questions, provide feedback, and allow you to rise to higher levels. You can choose between two options: 

  1. On Campus track: Online and on campus lectures and on campus components, such as classrooms/meet-ups, Q&A sessions, Hackathons etc.
  2. 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: Digital Innovation in Commerce and Finance, you will receive more information about the education format after you have been (conditionally) admitted. 

Core courses

The program consists of 7 core courses

Fall semester (End of August – January)

  • Banking and Securities Regulation (6 ECTS)
  • International Business Law: Contracts and Governance (6 ECTS)
  • International Competition Law (6 ECTS)
  • International Company Law (6 ECTS)
  • A Primer on International Business Law (6 ECTS)

Spring semester (End of January – June)

  • International Business Law & Technology (6 ECTS)
  • Legal Negotiation Workshop (6 ECTS)
  • Master's Thesis (12 ECTS)
Elective course

Choose 1 elective course from this list for the spring semester

  • Corporate Governance and Sustainability (6 ECTS)
  • International Commercial Law (6 ECTS)
  • Law, Entrepreneurship and Finance (6 ECTS)
  • Competition and Market Risks (6 ECTS credits)
  • Or choose one of the (open) courses (6 ECTS) of the other LLM programs of Tilburg Law School (you will need permission for these courses) 
Master’s thesis

The main objective of the Master's thesis is the production of a fully-fledged thesis on a particular topic. This entails a number of research and writing tasks, and also includes the oral defense of the thesis after it is finalized.

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You will find a detailed description of the courses and required literature in our course catalog.

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Please note: programs are subject to change. We advise you to look up the current program in OSIRIS Student at the start of the year.

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Short overview of International Business Law: Digital Innovation in Commerce and Finance

  • This highly innovative Master's program focuses on business innovation, technology and law and is offered online and on campus.
  • 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.
  • Our teaching team gives you personal attention in the form of small-scale meet-ups, where groups can test their ideas and we offer individual feedback.
  • Students are given real-life problems and work with real-life clients to offer solutions.

Interested in the LLM International Business Law: Digital Innovation in Commerce and Finance?

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