Increasingly, companies and businesses are placing additional requirements on employee qualifications. Many businesses are now looking for university graduates who have both economic and legal knowledge. Potential legal issues that might affect business processes can therefore be identified and addressed before contacting a company's legal department or engaging the services of a fully qualified lawyer.

The Master's degree programme "Economics and Law" at Saarland University provides a stimulating and attractive environment where graduates in business economics and business administration can acquire additional legal knowledge and improve their recruitment and career chances. The programme is designed to provide students with a sound practical and theoretical understanding of key economic and legal concepts relating to businesses and commercial activities. By combining the study of economics with that of law, students on the M.Sc. programme acquire the knowledge and skills required to analyse complex problems from both a business and legal perspective and to propose feasible solutions. In addition to solid academic training, students also acquire additional world-of-work skills that are of direct relevance in their subsequent careers.

Business graduates offering both economic expertise and legal proficiency are highly sought-after in all kinds of companies: from small and medium-sized firms to major international corporations. Employment opportunities for graduates from the Master's degree programme "Economics and Law" are available in the manufacturing industry, the commercial and trade sectors, in banks, insurance companies, business and management consultancies, accounting firms, tax consultancies and other service providers, as well as in professional associations and political organizations. Other possible areas of employment include administrative positions in regional and federal government or within the administrative structures of the European Union. Graduates from the programme are also qualified to undertake further academic research work in the fields of economics and law.

Course of study Economics and Law
Type of programme Consecutive Master's degree programme
Accreditation Quality assurance system accredited by the Accreditation Council
Language of instruction German
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Degree qualification Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Start of programme Winter semester or summer semester
Admission restriction Yes
Application deadline 15.07.2018 for winter semester 2018/19
Where to apply Online application portal (in German)
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course advisers Contact the course adviser
Web page Master's programme web page