In the contemporary globalized world, law is no longer a predominantly national matter. All branches of law have lost their national exclusivity and are, to a high degree, influenced by international and regional legal instruments, supranational EU law and often also the law of foreign countries. International commerce is at the heart of globalization and the core matter of today’s legal practice. The LL.M. Program „International Business Law“ offers its students the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in this international legal environment.

In this study program we cooperate with the renowned Danube University Krems, Austria, the state university for continuing education in Europe. You can find more information about the Danube University Krems here.

  • Duration of study: 12 months
  • The degree is the state-recognized Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in International Business Law, to be awarded by Danube University Krems; additionally, you can receive a specialization certification by SIBE & DUK
  • Seminar language: English
  • Start dates: several times a year
  • Our partner: Danube University Krems (DUK), Austria

Our SIBE LL.M. program is a one-year program with 60 credit points (ECTS) in cooperation with Danube University Krems, covering all relevant areas of international business law. It is 100% in English and 100% online & asynchronous. The content, supervision and support is managed by well-known professors and practitioners. Our students come from all over the world. The Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree is awarded by Danube University Krems. In addition, an additional certificate of specialization will be awarded.

The next information session will be held on October 20, 2021.

Find out more about what our students and alumni have to say about our study program.

Content & Structure

The Online LL.M. qualifies the student through the diversity of the program, which is taught in English and through the valuable cooperation between SIBE and DKU. The program consists of the following five modules and is based on the following three pillars: project / knowledge transfer / discussion forum. The specialization is achieved through an individual Law Project.

  • MODULE 1: Basic Principles, Purchase-& Commercial Law
    Duration: 2 months
    Examination: 1 Paper, 1 Test
  • MODULE 2: Corporate Law incl. M&A, Compliance
    Duration: 2 months
    Examination: 1 Paper, 1 Test
  • MODULE 3: Economic Law and Specialized Areas (Capital Market- & Tax Law and Labor Law)
    Duration: 2 months
    Examination: 1 Paper, 1 Test
  • MODULE 4: International Dispute Resolution/Comparative Law and Competence Development
    Duration: 2 months
    Examination: 1 Paper, 1 Test
  • MODULE 5: Master Thesis

Detailed information on the modules can be found on page 6 & 7 of the brochure in the download area.


Under the guidance of academically experienced practitioners and in close collaboration with your peers, you elaborate your project topic self-organized: Applying the methods and tools of research, you plan and analyze the various facets of your topic. Results from your work are documented in your Project Study Plan in the LL.M. program, you elaborate systematically and continuously a law project of your choice. You choose the field in which you want to become a specialist from one of the following four main topics:

  • International Contract Law (EU, WTO)
  • International Commercial-, Competition- and Corporate Law (incl. Transnational M&A)
  • Specialized areas (Insolvency-, Labor-, Capital Markets-, Tax Law, etc.)
  • International Civil Procedure incl. Arbitration and Mediation, International Jurisdiction

Under the guidance of academically experienced practitioners and in close collaboration with your colleagues, you will develop your project topic in a self-organized manner: using the methods and tools of research, you will plan and analyze the various facets of your topic. You will document the results of your work in the written papers that ultimately form the basis for your Master’s thesis.

  • 4 Paper
  • 4 Tests
  • 1 Master’s Thesis (MT) and defense
Credits & Duration
  • 60 Credit Points (ECTS) / 12 months
  • 12 months (8 months study time and 4 months Master´s Thesis [incl. Final Examination])
Admission & Application
Candidates should meet the following criteria
  • University degree in law (at least Bachelor) or another successfully completed Austrian or equivalent foreign university degree (at least Bachelor) with substantial legal training
  • Very good English skills
  • Successful completion of the Danube University Krems admission procedure
  • If you are interested and have any questions, please feel free to send an inquiry to
  • To apply, please follow the link below and upload all documents. Ongoing Admissions. You can submit your application at any time.
Fees & Funding

The total tuition fees for the LL.M. program are 11,900,-€ (payable in two installments of 5,950,-€ each).

Regularly, all fees are fully deductible of tax – the tax consultant can consult in detail.

The study fees include the following services:

  • Enrollment during the study time
  • All classes and exams as required in the program’s Examination Regulations.
  • Reviewing of and feedback on all graded assignments and performance evaluations in a timely manner.
  • Full access to the learning platforms, as well as to all mandatory teaching materials (textbooks, presentations, cases, videos, etc.)
  • Free access to the online libraries of SIBE and DUK
  • Continuous and effective coaching and guidance from our experienced professors during all modules and the elaboration of the individual practice-related Law Project
  • Individual support from our experienced experts

We are now able to offer an exclusive September Special to all those applying for our next November intake! This means that all binding registrations up to and including September 30th, 2021 will receive a one-off discount of 1000,- € on the tuition fees! So do not hesitate and apply directly here.

Scholarship Opportunities

Furthermore, various public organizations offer additional support. We strongly recommend to check the offers.