White-Collar Crime, Corruption and Law
Master of Laws

Faculty Faculty of Law
Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 Semester / 75 ECTS-Credits
Location University of Innsbruck
Start Winter Semester 2018/19
Degree Master of Laws (LL.M.)
ISCED-F 0488 Inter-disc.progr. involving Business, Admin. and Law
Mode of Study Part-Time
Study Code C 992 394
Cost € 9,500.-
The attendance of single modules is possible for € 900,- per module.
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Curriculum (2015)*



Directors of the Continuing Education Programme

Prof. Andreas ScheilUniv.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Scheil
Institute of Criminal Law, Criminal Legal Procedure and Criminology




Prof. Margarethe Floraao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Margarethe Flora
Institute of Criminal Law, Criminal Legal Procedure and Criminology




Content and Learning Objectives

The current discussions on the increase in white-collar crime and the negative social consequences involved, demonstrates how important and difficult this complex has become meanwhile. Economic, social, and technical developments – also in the context of an increased public awareness – raise issues for which persons working in the field of justice are to be comprehensively prepared by the continuing education course. The continuing education course aims at a scientifically sound and application-oriented transfer of special knowledge of commercial (criminal) law, business and related fields based on real cases.

Graduates of the continuing education course are able to recognize white-collar crime and corruption. These skills enable them to analyse relevant issues and to practically develop approaches to solutions in their occupational fields, such as justice, tax consultancy, auditing, business consultancy, internal compliance, anti-money laundry and criminal defence.


Target Group

Persons with a legal or economic professional backgrounds, for example

  • state prosecutors
  • judges
  • lawyers
  • tax advisors
  • auditors
  • general counsels
  • compliance officers

Moreover, the continuing education course also addresses university graduates at the beginning of their career start striving for an in-depth training in this field.

The attendance of single modules is basically possible for all degree students in Austria or in another EU country and who are interested in legal issues in the field of white-collar crime and corruption.


Admission Requirements

Admission to the University Continuing Education Course is granted for persons with a thematically relevant diploma or bachelor programme or other equivalent studies completed at an acknowledged Austrian or non-Austrian post-secondary educational institution.

In any case, the following study programmes count as relevant study programmes

  • a Diploma Programme in Law, Business Law or International Economic and Business Studies completed in Austria or
  • a Bachelor Programme in Business Law or Management and Economics completed in Austria



 Compulsory Modules

  • Financial Accounting and Balance of Accounts
  • Valuation and Capital Costs
  • Insolvency Law
  • Financial Markets and Derivatives
  • Banks and Capital Investment
  • Banking Contract Law and the Law of the Capital Market
  • Company Law and Law of Private Foundations; Corporate Governance
  • Specific Areas in Tax Law
  • Specific Areas in Revenue Law
  • Specific Areas in Public Law
  • Business Law and Criminal Law on Corruption
  • Communication and Particularities of Commercial Criminal Procedure


Contact and Information

Faculty of Law
Mag. Thomas Krieglsteiner
Innrain 52 (Christoph-Probst-Platz)
6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43 512 507-96116, -96117, -96128
Fax: +43 512 507-2820


Information on individual courses of the university education courses can be found in the course catalogue.
 Participation in a continuing education course requires admission as non-degree student.