The Business Law (LL.M.) master’s degree programme was introduced during the 2013/14 winter semester and has since firmly established itself within the Faculty of Business Administration. The follow-on degree programme builds upon a bachelor’s degree through the use of application-oriented teaching and extends basic knowledge in the field.

Students will gain an understanding of specific areas of national and international business and company law, together with their bases in European law. The Master of Laws degree programme is aimed at graduates of the Business Administration or Business Law (LL.B.) bachelor’s degree programmes and also at lawyers who have passed their first state examinations.

Master of Laws
Program duration
3 Semester
Admission restrictions
Special features

The Business Law (LL.M.) master’s degree programme at Nuremberg Tech offers a very broad range of subjects with seven required courses from across the entire field of business law. Upon their completion of the degree programme, students will be capable of assuming all management positions within a company (procurement, sales, finance, marketing etc.), making legally sound decisions , and taking responsibility for the company and its employees. Thanks to the excellent links that Nuremberg Tech has forged with foreign universities, students can also experience foreign study by completing a semester abroad. The practice-based approach to teaching, which is guaranteed at all times thanks to the involvement of adjunct lecturers, and working in small groups contribute to an especially positive learning environment. 

Interesting numbers and statistics

At present, there are approx. 100 students enrolled in the degree programme; on average, more than 30 students commence the degree programme each semester.

Admission semester
Winter semester or Summer semester
Application period
For the winter semester: 02.05.2024 to 15.06.2024
For the summer semester: 15.11.2024 to 31.12.2024
Business administration

More information

Detailed information about the curriculum of this programme is available in German. Switch the language toggle in the upper right corner.

More information

For more information on jobs and career prospects for graduates of this programme, visit our German pages by switching the language toggle in the upper right corner.

Information on admission

Detailed information on admission requirements including a graphical representation of the admission procedure can be found in the brochure produced by the Faculty:

Brochure on admission (in German)

You can do a self-check for admission using this PowerPoint presentation (in German)

To be admitted to the Business Law (LL.M.) master’s degree programme at Nuremberg Tech, you must meet the qualification requirements summarized below.

If you would like to check in principle whether Business Law (LL.M.) is the right degree programme for you, we recommend that you take appropriate online tests. See our page “Step by step to the right degree programme”.

Admission with degree (direct admission)

  • Successful completion of a business or equivalent university degree with 210 credit points or an equivalent degree as well as knowledge of German law amounting to at least 30 ECTS credits


  • successful completion of a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) university degree in business law or an equivalent degree with 210 credits


  • successful completion of the First State Examination in Law

A specific final grade is not required.

Admission without a degree (provisional admission)

If you are studying in one of the above-mentioned bachelor’s degree programmes but have not yet completed your studies, you can still be admitted directly to the programme on a provisional basis if your application documents show that you are aiming for one of the above-mentioned degrees or an equivalent degree.

A specific final grade is not required.

Required language certificates

The language of instruction in this degree programme is German. Applicants with a different native language who do not hold a German bachelor’s degree and have not completed a German-language education at a higher education institution must provide one of the following certificates:

  • German Language Examination for University Admission for foreign applicants (DSH level 1)
  • Test of German as a Foreign Language with above-average results (TestDaF; level 3 or higher in all 4 parts of the examination)

Overview of all recognized language certificates (pdf in German)

30 ECTS knowledge of German Law

What counts towards the 30 ECTS knowledge of German law?

As a general rule,

all modules designated as law modules, but also modules that have a legal connection in terms of content, such as accounting (HGB). In case of doubt, however, the latter should be proven separately – for example by means of the corresponding excerpt from the module description.

In the case of foreign university degrees,

law modules can only be credited if they have international legal connections, especially to EU law. Since the master’s degree programme (successively) builds on the knowledge of the bachelor’s degree programme, basic knowledge of German law is indispensable. However, the decision is up to the selection committee in each individual case, so sufficient evidence regarding the content of the application should also be enclosed.

Examples of the composition and calculation of legal knowledge amounting to at least 30 ECTS can be found in the brochure on admission (see button above).

Application documents

You must attach the following documents to your application (extract):

If you have completed your studies:

Final official transcript and degree certificate as well as any interim certificates for the degree to be evidenced as qualification, in accordance with Section 4 of the Study and Examination Regulations (officially certified copies)

If you have not yet completed your studies:

Evidence clearly showing the following:

  • the total number of ECTS credits to be earned (180, 210, or 240 ECTS credits)
  • law modules successfully completed to date and the ECTS credits earned in each case
  • law modules still to be taken, stating the ECTS credit points to be earned in each case, unless the degree programme in question is one in which more than 30 ECTS credits are normally earned
  • if applicable, documentation of reference to law in modules that are not designated as law modules

When presenting the overview of grades, please make sure that all information is available and, if necessary, ask your Student Office to complete any missing information!

All detailed information on the admission procedure and aptitude for the specific degree programme can be found in Sections 5a - 5c of the Study and Examination Regulations.


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Student Counseling Portal

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Student Counseling Service

You’d like personal counseling and support in orientation and choosing a degree programme? Then you can get in touch with our Student Counseling Service.
Student Counseling Service

Faculty advisor

Would you like more detailed information about the content of individual subjects within the Business Law (LL.M.) degree programme? Then the Faculty Advisor is the right person to contact.

Prof. Irmgard Gleußner

Email: llmatth-nuernbergPunktde


Vadim Radkevych

Email: llmatth-nuernbergPunktde


FAQs about the Business Law (LL.M.) master’s degree programme(in German)