Master's Programme Business Law

Faculty Faculty of Law
Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Master des Wirtschaftsrechts, LL.M. (Wirtschaftsrecht)
Qualification Level Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7
ISCED-F 0421 Law
Mode of Study
Study Code UC 066 900
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2016W)*
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Language Certificates

* Information on the Curriculum (2016W)

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:
  Section: Current Curriculum version

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


Relevant bachelor’s degree at the University of Innsbruck:

Proof of general university entrance qualification:

The general university entrance qualification for admission to a master's programme must be proven by the completion of a subject-related bachelor's programme, another subject-related programme of at least the same higher education level at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, or a program defined in the curriculum of the master's programme. To compensate for significant differences in subject matter, supplementary examinations (maximum 30 ECTS credits) may be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the second semester of the master's programme.

The rectorate may determine which of these supplementary examinations are prerequisites for taking examinations provided for in the curriculum of the master's programme.

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

First Semester »

  5.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Labour Law
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: CM Civil Procedure Law
10.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Criminal Law
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: CM Organisation and Human Resource Management - Specialisation

Second Semester »

  5.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Tax Law
10.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Constitutional and Administrative Law
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: CM Private Aspects of Business Law
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: CM Accounting and Corporate Valuation

Third Semester »

  7.5 ECTS-Credits: CM Private Law
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: CM European Law
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: CM Public International Law
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module

Fourth Semester »

  2.5 ECTS-Credits: CM Research Colloquium for the Master's Thesis
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
 20.0 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis

Graphic Chart »

Studienverlauf_MA Wirtschaftsrecht_en

Qualification Profile and Skills

Building on a corresponding bachelor's programme, the Master's Programme Business Law serves to provide in-depth training in specific business law issues as well as to expand the knowledge of business sciences required for this. In addition, this degree programme offers specialisations in these areas according to the student's choice.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master's Programme Business Law have an extended legal knowledge of content and methodology as well as specific knowledge of business law and economics. They are able to independently deal with challenging problems in law and business using legal solution methods. Their high level of problem-solving competence acquired on the basis of this university education prepares them to work in a scientifically sound manner in all professional fields relevant to business law, both on a national and international level.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The Master's Programme Business Law qualifies students for top positions in the private sector or in the public sector, for jobs in public accounting, but also for traditional legal jobs in the law firm, in the notary's office or in court.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

Information about the Programme

Examination Dates (only in German)

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.

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, in accordance with § 73 Para 3 UA, 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). 

Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Associate Dean of Studies
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Monika Niedermayr

Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernhard Alexander Koch, LL.M.

Information for students with disabilities

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