Master of Legal Studies in European Business Law

WU Executive Academy
Master MLS
14 month
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
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Master MLS, Master of Legal Studies in European Business Law - Das Studium


With the Master of Legal Studies, which is taught in English, the WU Executive Academy offers a part-time program for current and potential executives without a law degree who work in a wide range of industries and/or the service sector. The Master of Legal Studies provides participants with the legal expertise that is required for executive success in the private, public and non-profit sectors in the European Union.

In the Master of Legal Studies in European Business Law you acquire all the skills you need to manage, communicate, and lead more effectively across the combined business, legal, and regulatory specialties. The program covers all areas of the law relevant for doing business in Europe. We do not focus on a particular national legal system. Rather, the program is designed to develop a better understanding of legal problems in all legal systems. With this truly transnational approach, we highlight fundamental general principles, illustrated by examples from the legal systems of several EU member states. Special emphasis is given to European Union Law.

The curriculum is supplemented by courses in management. In addition, special courses offer an improvement of soft skills such as negotiation, presentation techniques and contract drafting. Candidates for the program include executives, practitioners and high potentials who deal with legal issues in their daily work.

Prof. Dr. Georg Kodek, LLM
Academic Director
Master MLS, Master of Legal Studies in European Business Law - Target audience

Target audience

This postgraduate program is tailored specifically for people without a law dregree working at the intersection of law, business and technical fields.

Target Group:
  • Executives who frequently have to deal with legal issues in their daily work
  • Practitioners from law departments aiming to enriching their know-how in European Business Law
  • High potentials seeking to further develop profound knowledge in business law
Master MLS, Master of Legal Studies in European Business Law - Emphasis/Curriculum


The modular structure of our Master of Laws programs allows managers to complete world-class executive education while pursuing their careers. Below, please find an overview of all modules taught in the course of the program.
  • Civil Law
  • Civil Procedure and Arbitration
  • Labor Law
  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Controlling
  • Tax Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • Banking Law
  • European Union Law
  • Public Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal English
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation

Master Thesis
At the end of the program, students write a master thesis in order to illustrate their ability in writing scientific papers on their own. Students have the support of an academic advisor for the master thesis.

Admission/Entrance requirements

Total fees approx.
€ 17.500,-
Student criteria:
We carefully select all participants considering cultural and academic background, skills and work experience including:
  • a solid career progression
  • management and leadership skills
  • an ability to commit to a challenging program
  • interpersonal and communication skills
  • ambition and drive
Application Requirements:
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent to a bachelor's degree or higher)
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

Students are expected to be familiar with MS Office software and should possess administrator rights for their laptop computers.


Language(s) of instruction: English

You benefit in many ways

  • Get to know European Business Law by way of a comprehensive curriculum
  • Ideal study conditions with a limited number of participants
  • Benefit from our faculty of renowned professors and experienced practitioners
  • Build up your comprehensive personal network by becoming a member of the WU Executive Academy alumni community
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Europe's leading business university
The WU Executive Academy, the business school of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) brings more than 100 years of experience and an excellent reputation to the field of executive education. Thus it belongs to the leading business universities worldwide. The executive education portfolio of the WU Executive Academy includes MBA and Master of Laws programs, university certificate programs, custom programs and open programs. In recent years, the WU Executive Academy has become one of the leading providers in Central and Eastern Europe.

International accreditations
As part of WU, the WU Executive Academy is AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accredited. EQUIS is an internationally recognized accreditation system offered by the European Foundation of Management. Moreover, the outstanding quality of its MBA programs has been recognized by AMBA (Association of MBAs) awarding its renowned global accreditation. Apart from WU, less than 75 business universities and business schools around the globe, and just two in the German-speaking world, meet the strict quality standards of all three accreditation agencies.

Renowned experts
Being part of WU, the WU Executive Academy provides access to the expertise of some 400 faculty members and countless experts in more than 200 partner universities all over the world. The knowledge we provide is of immediate practical relevance and is kept up-to-date through our scientific research capabilities. The faculty of the WU Executive Academy consists of both internationally renowned professors and top executives. Together, they provide the latest scientifically-based knowledge - and in-depth views of state-of-the-art applications of management models.

Executives and high potentials from over 85 countries
Each year, more than 2,200 managers, experts and high potentials from over 85 countries study in our executive education programs. At present, residencies and programs are conducted in more than 15 countries on 3 continents.

WU Executive Club alumni association
Our alumni are living true to the concept of the "life long learning" and know how important it is to always be up-to-date. The community of international managers of the WU Executive Club offers an exceptional opportunity for networking as well as the exchange of expertise and experience across diverse educational and business backgrounds.
Master MLS, Master of Legal Studies in European Business Law - Studying in Vienna

Studying in Vienna

Vienna, the historical capital of the Habsburg monarchy for over six centuries, is a vibrant and exciting place to live and study and is an impressive repository of culture and heritage. According to the Economist, it is the third most livable city in the world due to its exceptional safety records, education quality, recreation possibilities and political-economic stability.

Vienna offers a perfect blend of imperial traditions, nostalgic charm and stunning modern architecture. A walk along the Ringstrasse boulevard with its splendid buildings and historical palaces is an indescribable experience. Vienna is home to one of the world's leading opera houses and is internationally acclaimed for its cultural and social events such as the New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonics and numerous balls. After visiting some of Europe's finest museums, traditional cafés are a good place to relax and experience the typical Viennese charm.

Course guidance

Master MLS, Master of Legal Studies in European Business Law - Course guidance/Information



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