This study programme is offered in cooperation with the Distance and Independent Studies Center (DISC) of the Kaiserslautern University of Technology.

Economists are frequently required to consider a wide range of legal and regulatory constraints as part of their daily work. The complexity of the laws and regulations involved and the fact that they are subject to constant amendment make it difficult for economists to maintain a clear overview of the field. The amount of legal content taught in economics and business studies degrees is often insufficient to equip graduates with the knowledge required to adequately understand a specific legal context or to make legally relevant decisions. Studying for a separate law degree is rarely a feasible option for working professionals.

The distance-learning programme "Commercial Law for Business Practice" offers graduates in economics, the humanities and social sciences and in industrial engineering the opportunity to acquire knowledge and proficiency in legal aspects of business and commercial practice, without being tied to a particular location and with the benefit of being free to study at their own pace and in their own time. Students on the Master's programme are taught those aspects of the legal system that economics and business graduates need to deal with in their day-to-day professional life. Students learn to identify the legal risks and opportunities that arise in the daily business environment and to decide when a particular case requires assistance from specialist law professionals.

Written course materials are used to convey programme content. There is a weekend on-campus event held every semester to give students the opportunity to ask questions, deepen their understanding of particular points and discuss the practical implementation and relevance of the theoretical knowledge acquired. The tuition fees cover the costs of all teaching materials and associated postage, attendance at on-campus courses, examination fees and administrative expenses. Tuition fees do not cover travel, accommodation and living expenses incurred when students attend on-campus events.

Course of study Commercial Law for Business Practice
Type of programme Conversion Master's degree programme in cooperation with Kaiserslautern University of Technology
Accreditation Quality assurance system accredited by the Accreditation Council and quality assurance programme accredited by the FIBAA
Language of instruction German
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Degree qualification Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Start of programme Winter semester
Application Forms and deadlines
Fees Tuition, semester and examination fees
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course advisers Contact the course adviser
Web page Kaiserslautern Distance and Independent Studies Center