About the MBL
The course is geared towards lawyers and economists with a strong interest in the field of economic law. It gives them the opportunity to obtain in-depth, specialized knowledge of international and European competition and regulatory law. Lawyers and economists who are already practicing competition and regulatory law in businesses, law firms or public authorities will have the opportunity to significantly deepen their knowledge and skills.
The MBL-FU program is a full-time degree program with 60 ECTS. It combines in-class teaching and learning methods with interactive e-learning exercises and tools such as wikis and blogs. To obtain the Magister Legum of Business Law (LL.M. MBL), you have to successfully complete all 8 modules and a master thesis. Our courses require substantial amounts of work outside the classroom.
Blended learning is an educational approach that combines in-class teaching and learning methods with interactive e-learning exercises and tools such as wikis and blogs.
The MBL-FU is one of very few post-graduate programs in Germany that consistently make use of blended learning: On Fridays, Saturdays, and sometimes on Thursdays, students attend lectures, tutorials and research seminars in the classroom. The rest of the week, students do assignments and project work via the university’s e-learning platform Blackboard. Both segments are integral and compulsory components of the curriculum.
Our program’s in-class lectures and tutorials are complemented with a variety of digital assignments. Our students write blog entries, create and comment wikis or make use of the extensive content collections which they can find on the university’s e-learning platform Blackboard. The e-learning segments are an integral part of our curriculum and must be successfully completed to obtain the final degree.
The university’s library resources are outstanding. Besides the central University Library with its over two million items, the Law Library will probably of special interest to you. Open seven days a week, the Law Library holds a collection of about 800,000 print items and grants access to about 40 legal databases as well as hundreds of non-legal databases. In addition, you will have exclusive access to specialized books and readers on business, competition and regulatory law. You may want to join one of the guided library tours and workshops to help optimize your research.
The United Nations and European Union Documentation Center provides you with assistance in finding original documents or case law on European or international law and politics. Their collection includes the United Nations' publications from 1956 onwards and the European Union's Working Papers from 1963 onwards as well as UN and EU printed monographic publications and periodicals. In addition, the Documentation Center holds specialized literature on the two institutions.
Berlin’s State Library is Germany’s largest academic general library with over 13 million print items. An ever-growing number of databases and digital resources complements the library collections. Registration is currently free of charge. You will obtain access to the library’s services and both of its buildings with large reading rooms.
If you wish, you may also register as an external user at the libraries of other universities in Berlin such as Technische Universität Berlin (TU), Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK) or Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU).
Throughout the entire program, our students are continuously supported by the MBL team. Our international and multilingual staff assists the students with any woes—might they relate to the curriculum or to organizational aspects of their studies.
We do not grant scholarships or tuition waivers. If you need financial support, we recommend that you search the following websites and institutions for customized funding opportunities:
- German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
- Deutschlandstipendium Scholarships at Freie Universität Berlin
- My Stipendium - Germany's biggest Scholarship Database (German only)
- German Chancellor Fellowship (for students from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA)
- Jean Monnet Scholarship Program (for students from Turkey)
- Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Scholarship for German and Foreign Students).
Please note that the terms and conditions of scholarships may differ from those of our program. For more information about the requirements and deadlines for specific scholarship applications, please refer to the respective scholarship sponsors.
Upon request, we will support your application for scholarships by certifying that you are eligible for the program. However, you have to direct your applications for scholarships to the respective scholarship sponsor.
Tuition is 4,750.00 EUR per term, for a total of 9,500.00 EUR. The tuition requirement applies to EU and non-EU students alike. In addition, students have to pay the semester fees and contributions which include the so-called "semester ticket" for local public transportation (tariff zones ABC).
If you decide to drop out of the program after you have been admitted but before the program starts, or if you interrupt the program during the first four weeks of the first semester, you will have to pay half the tuition for the first semester. Any additional payments which you may have made will be reimbursed. If you decide to drop out at a later point, you will have to pay tuition in full.