The basic Master's programme is "Business Law" - after the first common semester with the same basic legal modules, students are then able to decide between the two optional major subjects "Company Law" and "European and International Economic Law".
Among the obligatory basic legal modules during the first semester are lectures such as "Europäisches Gesellschaftsrecht", "European Harmonisation of Private Law", "German Economic Constitution and European Integration" and "International Economic Order and International Economic Law". In addition to the basic legal modules, different modules of Economics are offered. These are basically held in English and can be chosen by the student (e.g. "International and Regional Economics in Europe").
In the major subject "European and International Economic Law" - which starts with the second semester - four obligatory lectures are scheduled: "Globalisation and Sustainable Development", "International and Comparative Business Law", "International Trade and Investment" and "European and International Competition and Regulatory Law".
Concerning the modules of Economics, the same procedure applies as during the first semester (e.g. "Monetary Policy and Public Economics in Europe").
In addition to the legal and economic lectures, one major seminar is planned during the second semester, as is a research colloquium during the third semester.
An eight-week internship is obligatory, its date can be chosen by the student.
The programme concludes with the Master's thesis during the fourth semester.
In all kinds of courses, especially in the research colloquia, new teaching methods are used (e.g. negotiation simulations and simulation games).
Study abroad unit(s)
There is a possibility to spend one semester abroad. Achieved credit points from a semester abroad will be accepted for the programme.
An internship of eight weeks is obligatory. The internship can be separated into two parts, but no part may be shorter than three weeks. After the internship (if separated, after both parts) a five-page report has to be written in a standardised form.
Forms of assessment
Possible forms of assessment are:
- written tests
- oral tests
- homework and project works
- term papers
Module exams are typically in the form of written exams.
With its structure and all its contents the programme intends to endow its participants with an excellent academic basis for a future career in international economy, in international organisations or in politics.