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Business, Competition and Regulatory Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #130 (QS) ,
The Institute of German and European Business, Competition and Regulatory Law has been offering since the Winter Semester 2010/2011 the postgraduate programme Master of Business, Competition and Regulatory Law (MBL).


The MBL FU is the only postgraduate programme of the Department of Law at the Freie Universität Berlin, which is in the English language. With its focus at European business, competition, energy and telecommunication law the MBL-FU is intended to give young legal scholars and economists from businesses, law firms and public authorities the opportunity to gain in-depth, specialist knowledge in these areas in order to enhance their professional skills. The professors of the course are experts from international enterprises, law firms and international public authorities (esp. German Federal Cartel Office, German Federal Network Agency, EU-Commission) who guarantee an excellent academic and practical foundation for the course.In Germany the MBL is one of the very few postgraduate programmes which pursues a blended-learning-concept, combining traditional learning methods and e-learning.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • European and International Business and Contract Law (5 credit points)
  • Introduction to the Economic Fundamentals of Competition and Regulatory Law (10 credit points
  • European Competition Law (10 credit points)
  • European and International Business and Trade Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

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General Requirements

  • Graduation certificate
  • Official transcript of records
  • Official translations of all certificates if issued in any language other than German or English
  • Proof of English knowledge
  • Sufficient knowledge of German

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9504 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    9504 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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  • 836 - 1340 EUR/month
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