LL.M. On Campus

International Economic and Business Law

12 months
15037 USD/year
15037 USD/year
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The International Economic and Business Law program of the Hamad Bin Khalifa University is a one-year program designed for recent or established university graduates in law. It is ideal for lawyers working or aspiring to work in international business, private practice, academia, government, and the judiciary.


The world’s major commercial hubs, including Doha, rely on those equipped with legal and business tools to sustain and grow international trade and investment. Critical to this reliance is a culture based on the law. Understanding relevant legal principles, and how they apply to a myriad of existing and new situations, is key to the success of anyone working in this dynamic area.

The International Economic and Business Law program of the Hamad Bin Khalifa University examines a wide range of issues relating to international business and does so in an innovative, comparative manner so that students develop analytical and problem-solving skills while gaining substantive knowledge.

Program Focus

  • The program provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of critical substantive areas relevant to the role of the lawyer in a global context. This focus is fitting given HBKU’s location in Qatar – one of the world’s most prosperous economies with vibrant and fast-growing business, energy, financial, construction, aviation, maritime, media, sports, health care, and tourism sectors.
  • Students gain expertise relevant to the structure of international business transactions, entrepreneurship, e-commerce, financing risk management, international trade law, international investment law, international banking and finance, intellectual property law, international environmental law, and the resolution of disputes in these and other areas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contract Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Academic Legal Writing and Research Methods
  • Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility in a Global Context
  • Transnational Law
  • Infrastructure Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree or Juris Doctor (JD) degree from a recognized university with a minimum 3.0 GPA (out of 4), with a preference given to candidates with at least a minimum 3.3 GPA (out of 4)
  • Official electronic copies of transcripts should be submitted as part of the online application
  • Applicants should submit two letters of recommendation
  • Applicants should submit a personal statement as part of the online application
  • Applicants should submit a copy of their current resume or curriculum vitae
  • All applicants should submit an electronic copy of their passport as part of the online application
  • LL.M. applicants are required to submit a research proposal (1,000 words) that illustrates their readiness to explore a particular research question, along with their application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15037 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15037 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    15037 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15037 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • QAR 54,750 per full

Living costs for Ar Rayyan

4230 - 7920 QAR /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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