Diploma Programme Business Law

As of winter semester 2015/2016 this programme is no longer open to new entrants. For information on the succeeding doctoral programme please consult this page »

Faculty Faculty of Law
Duration / ECTS-Credits 9 semesters / 263 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Magistra/Magister des Rechts der Wirtschaft (Mag.iur.rer.oec.)
ISCED-F 0421 Law
Mode of Study
Study Code
UC 115
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2003W) *
Admission Requirements

Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent

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* Information on the Curriculum (2003W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies 
  available at: https://lfuonline.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
  Section: Current Curriculum version

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading
 Outstanding performance

= 100%


 Generally good, but with some errors
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
 Performance meets the minimum criteria
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) until december 2016 »

(1) The Studies Induction and Orientation Stage covers one semester (30 ECTS-Credits) and offers students an overview of the main contents of the degree programme and its structure in order to provide a factual basis to assess the decision to pursue the chosen field.

(2) The Studies Induction and Orientation Stage requires successful completion of the following course examinations, each of which may be repeated twice:

  1. Introduction to Law (§ 4 Para 1, No 1 a) VO 2, 5 ECTS-Credits
  2. Introduction to Business and Law (§4 Para 1, No 1 b) VO 1, 2 ECTS-Credits

(3) Successful completion of the examinations specified in paragraph 2 permits students to attend all further courses and take all examinations following the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage and to write the diploma thesis as described in the curriculum. Registration requirements specified by the curriculum are to be followed.

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) until december 2015 »

(1) The Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP), with a duration of one semester (30 ECTS-Credits), provides an overview of the study programme and its structure in order to give students an objective basis to assess their decision to pursue their chosen subject(s).

(2) During the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, the following course examinations, which may be repeated twice, must be completed satisfactorily:

  1. Introduction to Law (§ 4 Para 1 No 1 lit a) VL 2 5 ECTS-Credits
  2. Introduction to Economics and Private Company Law (§ 4 Para 1 No 1 lit b) VL 1 2 ECTS-Credits

(3) A positive result (passing grade) on the examinations specified in Paragraph 2 permits students to attend all courses and take all examinations following the Introduction and Orientation Phase for Students (STEOP) and to write a bachelor's thesis as described in the curriculum. The registration requirements specified by the curriculum must be met.

General Information

Subjects / Modules

The Diploma Programme in Business Law consists of two parts, each of which is completed with a diploma examination.

First Diploma Examination (three semester)

 This part conveys legal and economic fundamentals, foreign language skills and introduces the relationship between the law and business.

Compulsory Subjects:

  • Law and Business – Introduction
  • Civil Law 1
  • European Law 1
  • Public Law
  • Management 1, 2
  • Economics 1
  • English for Law Students
  • Business English

Second Diploma Examination, Part 1 (four semesters) and Part 2 (two semesters)

The knowledge acquired in the first part of the programme is extended and dealt with in greater depth. Electives allow the programme to be adapted to suit individual career goals.

Compulsory Subjects:

Labour Law 1, Financial Law, Substantive Revenue Law, Business Law, Company Law and the Law of the Capital Market, Public International Law and International Business Law, Public Business Law 1, Private Aspects of Business Law I, Social Law 1, Criminal Law considering Commercial Criminal Law and Main Features of Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure 1, Insolvency Law and Reorganisation of Enterprises, Economics 2: Fundamentals of Macroeconomics (Business Cycles and Economic Growth), Juridical Information- and Working Technique


Elective Subjects:

Labour Law 2, Civil Law 2, European Law 2, Financial Criminal Procedure, Public Economic Law 2, Private Aspects of Business Law 2, Information Technologies in Law, Social Law 2, Civil Procedure 2, Management 3, Economics 3: Theory of Economic Decisions 2, Economics 4: Economics and the Public Sector, French, Italian, Spanish,

Finances and Taxation, International Commerce and its Legal Framework, Marketing and Competition, Human Resource Management, Formation of an Enterprise and Financing

Banking Industry, E-Commerce, Internet, Real Property Law and Management, Capital Market, Succession to Entreprises, Consumer Protection, Insurance Industry, Contract Drafting

Qualification Profile and Skills

The goal of the Diploma Programme Business Law is to provide legal training with a high degree of business-specific competence. Graduates are able to treat and resolve business-related legal issues at a high level and to develop economic goals efficiently, with attention to  business, societal and legal requirements considerations.

To achieve these goals, legal and economic skills and methods are as important as critical thinking and verbal skills, argumentation, communication and negotiation, and foreign language skills. Furthermore, graduates are able to recognize societal problems, to analyze them and to work toward their solution. Depending on their area of focus, students also need key competences such as mediation and conflict management skills. It is essential that business legal experts be able to answer complex questions on business matters in an inter-disciplinary manner, i.e. with attention to legal and economic considerations.

Expected Learning Outcomes

The requirements for successful completion of the programme include, in particular, a diploma thesis that serves to demonstrate the student's ability to treat academic topics independently and with proper consideration of content and method.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

Expertise in business law opens a variety of professional opportunities; in business and many related areas, in interest groups (chambers, professional associations), in supranational and international organizations (European Union, UN, WTO), and in social, cultural and political areas. Given that activities in business frequently require legal considerations, the occupational fields are extensive and numerous; from legal and personnel departments to management functions.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Examination Dates (in German only)

First Diploma Examinations (in German only)

Second Diploma Examinations (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Recognitions (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Walter Obwexer

Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Walter Obwexer

Information for students with disabilities

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