8 months
61160 USD/year
61160 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law at Boston University prepares domestic and foreign-trained lawyers for leadership positions in the American and international banking and financial services industries.


Key facts

The Banking and Financial Law program at Boston University requires the successful completion of 24 credit units. With the exception of the Banking Structure and Regulation course, all courses are elective. The course offerings are focused and seek to give students a thorough understanding of financial services law through a combination of regulatory, transactional, and business-oriented courses. In order to qualify for an American bar examination (such as the New York state bar examination), students with non-US law degrees may need to take additional courses, such as Introduction to the American Legal System and Professional Responsibility, among others. Bar admission requirements vary from state to state. With the permission of the director, students may take a maximum of two courses related to banking and financial services in the School of Law’s JD program and Graduate Tax Program or from the graduate curriculum of the Questrom School of Business.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of US financial services law and regulation and of certain widely adopted international financial law standards.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the approach of US practitioners to complex financial services issues, including structuring, negotiating, and documenting certain types of financial transactions.
  • Students will develop the skills to communicate more effectively in English about banking and financial law topics.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to prepare US-style employment application materials and to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with potential US and international employers.
  • Students interested in qualifying to take a US bar exam will meet eligibility and application requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Banking and Financial Law Research
  • Banking Structure and Regulation
  • Financial Regulation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Hedge Funds
  • Pooled Funds and Investor Protection
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital Transactions 
  • RICs, REITs,and REMICs
  • Securitization (Structured Financing)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 months
  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application for Admission Form
  • Application Fee of $85
  • Official, Sealed Academic Records
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Standardized test score for Master in the Study of Tax Law applicants

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61160 USD per year during 8 months.
  • National

    61160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61160 USD per year during 8 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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