Business Law (Master)

of the University of Vienna & the University of Klagenfurt

The picture shows the print folder for the master’s degree in business law.

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The joint master's programme in Business Law offered by the University of Vienna and the University of Klagenfurt offers both a scientifically based and practice-oriented preparation for a legal career. Building on their previous knowledge in the fields of law and business, it provides students with the required key competences for exercising classical legal professions. Students acquire the necessary legal expertise and learn how to apply their knowledge by the proper use of jurisprudential methods. A major focus lies on legal subjects that are particularly relevant in a business environment. The wide range of elective subjects enables students to explore the principles of law and extend their legal competences in business and commercial law.

Courses take place at the University of Vienna and the Universität Klagenfurt. For each location two study semesters are planned.

Master of Laws (LLM)

Degree Programme Code: 066 900

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination

Locations: Klagenfurt & Vienna (2 semesters each)


Joint Programme with:

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Data updated on: 05.01.2022

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Admission Procedure

Admission procedure at the University of Klagenfurt

The admission at the University of Vienna is done by means of a co-registration, for which no application is needed.

After admission to the University of Klagenfurt, you need to gain „Access to the IT-Services" at the University of Vienna.

Information on Previous Studies:

Study Programme

Compulsory subjects of the degree programme (69 ECTS): civil procedural law, international law, criminal law and criminal procedural law, fundamental rights, family law, inheritance law, administrative procedural law as well as civil law and private business law.

Students have to pass restricted electives to an extent of 24 ECTS. From the combination of elective subjects I, students can choose from the following thematic areas: procurement law, private-law aspects of corporate succession, banking law, capital market law, specific issues in the field of tax law (advanced course), law concerning business creation, social security and contribution obligations, intellectual property right as well as specific issues in the field of commercial law. From the combination of elective subjects II, students can choose from the following courses to an extent of 8 ECTS credits: Principles of Law, Capacity Building in Business Studies and/or Capacity Building in Other Fields of Knowledge Related to Law. At least 4 ECTS credits must be completed in the course Principles of Law. 

These courses must be partly completed at the University of Klagenfurt.

Students must choose free elective subjects of 6 ECTS credits in total.

To complete the programme, students have to write a master’s thesis in a specific thematic field of business law. The master's thesis comprises 20 ECTS credits; the master’s examination 1 ECTS credit. 

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Fundamental Rights
  • International Law
  • Civil Law
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law

... and many more.

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

The master's programme in Business Law enables graduates of the bachelor's programme Business and Law of the University of Klagenfurt to get access to classical legal professions such as

  • notary
  • lawyer
  • judge or
  • prosecutor.

Apart from these, graduates are qualified for academic top positions in the private sector, in public service and for pursuing advanced university studies, i.e. a doctoral programme in Law.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Career Tracking of Graduates

The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).

3 years after graduation ...

  • 82% of graduates are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 3,500 gross/month.
  • 12% of graduates work in each of the activities of head offices; management; consultancy activities sector as well as the accounting, bookkeeping and auditing activities sector.

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "Business, Administration and Law".