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LLM in International Business Law

The Fribourg Law Faculty offers advanced studies in international business law, providing you with the essential knowledge and skills you need for a career in all areas of international business law.

Professors of international renown, recognized leaders authorities in their fields, will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to become a highly valued asset in the eyes of both current and prospective future employers.

The curriculum of the Fribourg Law LLM Program in International Business Law was developed in close consultation with the legal departments of major Swiss companies and multinational corporations, together with leading international law firms.

Courses are designed to prepare students to demonstrate the practical knowledge and hands-on skills that companies and law firms truly seek when hiring new talent.

With a focus on core lawyering skills, your studies at Fribourg Law will furnish you with the tools you need for a seamless transition from the classroom to law practice.

Partnerships between the Fribourg Law Faculty and a wide range of Swiss and multinational companies open numerous opportunities for legal internships, where you can gain valuable practical experience by putting your learning to work.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE FRIBOURG LAW LLM PROGRAM?

The LLM program in International Business Law was designed to meet the demands of  experienced lawyers and recent law graduates of proven ability.

The program is also open to university graduates with degrees in disciplines other than law whose professional experience has prepared them for the study of international business law.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN

The core curriculum of the Fribourg Law LLM in International Business Law offers students numerous options for putting together individualized study modules suited to their own specific needs and interests. Modules can include any combination of curriculum units chosen from a wide variety of offerings:

  • courses  presenting a detailed overview of key areas of business law, from contract law in an international context, to private international law, anti-trust law, tax law, EU institutional law, EU internal market law, WTO law and intellectual property law;
  • specialized courses on law and business in the world's fastest growing economies – in  Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America;
  • cross-disciplinary courses in economics and business anthropology;
  • participation in legal clinics and moot courts;
  • business negotiation training, legal drafting, and other skills-oriented courses and seminars.

Successful completion of each unit allows students to earn the number of ECTS credits corresponding to the investment of time and effort demanded. Units may require between 6 and 16 hours of classroom time, spread over intervals ranging from one day to a maximum of two weeks. For a listing of the curriculum units and the ECTS credits to be earned for each unit, please consult the program structure using the link at the bottom of this page.

Enhance the value of your LLM by choosing supplementary coursesunits!

YOUR CAREER OPTIONS

The Fribourg Law LLM in International Business Law will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities in companies and law firms with international operations, in international organizations, and in non-governmental organizations around the world

CURRICULUM STRUCTURE AND REQUIREMENTS

The LLM Program in International Business Law is designed to be completed in two semesters:

  • the fall semester runs from mid-September to mid-December 
  • the spring semester runs from mid-February to mid-June

Students are admitted at the beginning of each semester.

All courses are held in English.

On average, you will have four hours of classes per day.

To receive their degree, students must complete a sufficient number of curriculum units to earn a minimum of 60 ECTS credits, including:

  • 50 ECTS credits for coursework
  • 10 ECTS for preparation of a master’s thesis or internship.

TUITION FEES

Tuition fees for the core curriculum of the LLM in International Business Law amount to CHF 18,500.00, and are payable in installments, as follows: 

Fall semester Spring semester
Registration fee: CHF 1,500.00
Due date: two weeks from date of letter of admission
Registration fee: CHF 1,500.00
Due date: two weeks from date of letter of admission
1st installment: CHF 4,250.00
Due date: September 1
1st installment: CHF 4,250.00
Due date: February 1
2nd installment: CHF 4,250.00
Due date: December 1
2nd installment: CHF 4,250.00
Due date: May 1
3rd installment: CHF 4,250.00
Due date: March 1
3rd installment: CHF 4,250.00
Due date: August 1
4th installment: CHF 4,250.00
Due date: June 1
4th installment: CHF 4,250.00
Due date: November 1


The fee for supplementary units is CHF 500.00 per ECTS credit. Payment is due upon commencement of the unit.

*1 CHF is approximately equivalent to EUR 0.92, USD 0.98 or GBP 0.61.
 

Application fee

The fee for the treatment of the application file is CHF 150.-. The application fee is not refundable.

Tuition Discounts

The registration fee must be paid in full and is not refundable.

Cumulative discounts of up to 15% on tuition fees may, however, be obtained subject to the following conditions:

Early Registration

  Fall semester Spring semester
10% Registration fee paid before March 31 Registration fee paid before September 30
5% Registration fee paid before May 31 Registration fee paid before November 30

Early Payment

An additional discount of 5% is available for early payment of the full tuition fee, as follows:

Fall Semester intakes Spring Semester intakes
5% Tuition fee in one installment by July 31 Tuition fee in one installment by January 31

SCHOLARSHIPS

Excellence Scholarship Program

The Fribourg Law Excellence Scholarship Program allows us to provide 10 scholarships, each worth CHF 10 000, and 20 scholarships, each worth CHF 7500 for outstanding candidates.

Scholarships are available to LLM candidates. The award of a scholarship and the amount thereof will be based on demonstrated academic excellence evidenced notably by:

  • results obtained by the candidate in his/hers bachelor's and masters’ degree;
  • motivation proven by the candidate through a letter of intent.

To apply for an Excellence Scholarship, please send us your CV, letter of intent, transcript of grades and list of publications or contributions (if any) by e-mail to fribourgllm@unifr.ch.

Regional Scholarship Program

The Fribourg Law Regional Scholarship Program provides financial support for candidates whose economic situation makes it extremely difficult to complete an LLM in Fribourg.

Candidates will be considered based on their Scholarship Motivation Letter where applicants are invited to describe their economic situation and how the Fribourg Law LLM will influence their professional and personal objectives.

To apply for a regional scholarship, please click here.

The early registration discount shall not apply in case a scholarship is awarded.

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Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Cross-Cultural Business Practice Fribourg University Law Faculty Av.de Beauregard 11Office 5.608 CH-1700 Fribourg T+41 300 8105

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