The LL.M. in International Business Law is an English language full-time programme organized through the department of continuing education. It is a 60 ECTS credits (one year) post-graduate university programme, running from late September to June. Courses are divided into two semesters, with exams held in January and June. Our core curriculum covers the main areas of business law and features small seminar style classes exclusively for LL.M. students. The LL.M. emphasizes active learning through mock in-class activities, presentations and small group discussions.
The LL.M. is designed for students who wish to take full advantage of the extraordinary range of opportunities offered in Brussels, the capital of Europe. The program includes visits to the institutions of the European Union (European Commission, Council and Parliament) which are headquartered in Brussels.
The LL.M. is part of the program offerings of the University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles, or “ULB”), one of the leading universities in Europe, with 25.000 students, 32% of which come from outside of Belgium. Courses are taught on the Solbosch Campus, which is the main and largest campus of the university, situated in the Brussels-Capital Region. The campus is located in the vicinity of the European Institutions.
The ULB offers extraordinary extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, including lectures, workshops, internships, writing seminars, career events and social activities. Some of these activities are integrated into our academic program. The LL.M. seeks highly motivated students and independent learners ready to engage in small group discussions who wish to deepen their knowledge of international business law.
LL.M. candidates who successfully complete the programme are awarded a LL.M. in International Business Law, signed by the rector of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB).
Every year graduates go on to work at international law firms in Brussels, major accounting and consulting firms, international and European institutions and firms in their home countries throughout Europe and the world.