SIBE: English Programs / LL.M. (online)

LL.M. in International Business Law (online) + additional option: MBA

International qualification as an excellent step for your future career

Our SIBE LL.M. program is a 1 year program (+ 4 months for the Master Thesis) with 60 ECTS, covering all the relevant fields of International Business Law (such as transnational company law, M&A, International Competition Law, Intellectual Property, European Law, Contract Law, CISG, Litigation, etc.). It is 100 % in English language and 100 % online. The content, supervision and support is managed by well-known professors and practitioners. Students are working in transnational groups and are processing real case projects during the study time.


  • State recognized Master of Laws (LL.M.) of the Steinbeis University Berlin
  • Additional MBA-option available
  • 100 % online
  • 100 % English language
  • 100 % flexiblity with time & location
  • Design & supervision by recognized professors and practicioners
  • Multinational groups support the expansion of  international networks
  • Attractive financing conditions

The LL.M.: an efficient and effective way to promote your career and professional development!

Next entry opportunity

The next entry opportunity is November 20th, 2017

  • Deadline: The deadline for applications is November 6th, 2017.
  • Early bird price: Save our early bird price (10% discount off the program fees) by subscribing until October 31st, 2017.

Our cooperating partners

Within our LL.M. program we are collaborating with well-known partnering law firms & companies incl. placement service for our participants.
Our partners are for example:

  • CMS Law.Tax
  • Hammersen
  • Weiss•Walter•Fischer-Zernin
  • and others


Master of Laws (LL.M.)

  • state-recognized
  • SIBE study programs receive accreditation from FIBAA
    (some programs have been awarded the FIBAA premium quality label)
  • Course of studies: International Business Law
  • Certificate: Master's degree certificate

Participants/Target group

Lawyers from all over the world having passed a law degree (state exam or comparable international degree) working together on legal research projects, so-called law projects, in small groups (online). The students examine the projects with regard to several fields of international business law from different points of view. The beneficial results will be published in the end.


  • 3 Project Study Papers (PSP)
  • 1 Transfer Paper (TP)
  • 4 Tests (online)
  • 1 Master´s Thesis (MT) and defense


60 ECTS / 16 months (12 months study time + 4 months Master´s Thesis [incl. Final Examination])

Online studies@SIBE

Key elements: Interaction on the one hand – flexibility on the other hand

In our online LL.M. program, you will study within a fixed course group. Within the framework of the four main parts of the program (3 months each), you will read texts, do exercises, solve case studies, see presentations and videos, etc.

On SIBE`s online platform, students can regularly discuss issues regarding your projects and other important questions concerning the program with the responsible lecturer your peers and, of course, ask all your questions that will be answered very effectively and quickly.

Comprehensive and good student support is particularly important in online study programs. This is why we have organized the online LL.M. program completely around our students’ needs and have assigned clearly defined support functions.

  1. Academic Success Counselor (ASC)
    An ASC is the one "go-to" person for each student in all personal and organizational matters. S/He guides and supports you individually in your goal to successfully graduate from the program.
  2. Subject Faculty
    Lecturers and professors in the LL.M. are experts in their field and are assigned by SIBE. They are the "academic heart” of the program and your contact partner for all questions regarding program content, your project and academics.
  3. IT
    SIBE provides IT support for the learning platform.
  4. Library
    Students have access to the libraries of SIBE. Personal library support is additionally provided e.g. in case you need support in finding literature.
  5. Project Faculty & Writing
    Project Faculty supports students during the development of their law-projects and in the process of academic writing.

Additional offer: MBA

MBA from Universidade Católica de Santos / Santos, Brazil

  • Exclusive offer for our Master graduates*
  • Online course from SIBE + 3 weeks program in Brazil
  • Additional costs: 3.800,- € plus travel and accommodation costs

*Minimum number of participants required

Milestone: Law-Project

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)
  • Special fields of law (Insolvency, Labor, Capital Markets, Tax, etc.)
  • International Civil Procedure incl. Arbitration + Mediation, International Jurisdiction

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 Project Study Papers (PSP) which ultimately form the basis of your Master Thesis.

Contents, structure & related examination

The SIBE Online LL.M. qualifies the students through the quality of the program taught in English and an extensive network. It consists of the following 4 modules:

    • MODULE 1: BASICS (Business & Legal English, International Contract Law, CISG, EU Law, WTO)
      Duration: 3 months
      Examination: 1 PSP, 1 written test (online)
    • MODULE 2: ADVANCED (Commercial Law, Corporate Law, M&A, Compliance)
      Duration: 3 months
      Examination: 1 PSP, 1 written test (online)
    • MODULE 3: SPECIALIZATION (Public Economic Law, Competition Law / IP, Capital Market, Tax Law, Labor Law, etc.)
      Duration: 3 months
      Examination: 1 PSP, 1 written test (online)
    • MODULE 4: PRACTICE (Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation, Competences & Legal Process Management)
      Duration: 3 months
      Examination: 1 PSP, 1 written test (online)


    If you have questions about the program, please send us an email You may also call us at +49 (0) 911 - 242 777 - 76

    First step:
    As the application process' first step, applicants must submit the following documents with their application:

    • Letter of motivation
    • Resume
    • University certificates (incl. university entrance qualification)

    Please send your application to:


    Second step:
    We review your application material and verify if you fulfill the formal admission requirements

    We inform you about the result. If you pass this step, you will be invited to an online conducted, comprehensive introduction to the program at the end of which you have the opportunity to personally ask questions. You are free to decide if you want to go on with your application or not.

    Third step:
    If you choose to further pursue participation in the program, you will be invited to SIBE’s online conducted selection procedure, which consists of:

    • An assessment of the your skills and program motivation
    • An English test.

    Applicants receive the result of the selection procedure speedily.

    Fourth step:
    The application process concludes with signing a study contract.

    Admission Criteria

    Candidates should fulfill the following criteria:

    • Well founded, high motivation for the program
    • A complete law study or a study with particular emphasis on the legal dimension (degree of a university, a university of applied science, a vocational academy, a dual university, respectively a comparable degree of a foreign university)
    • Professional experienced is preferred
    • Very good English skills (min. B2.1)
    • Successful passing of SIBE’s selection procedure and an English test provided by SIBE

    Program fee & Scholarship Opportunities


    • General fee:    
      9.800,- € (16 monthly installments: 612,50 € each)*

      *For tax deductions, please refer to your respective country’s tax regulations. 

    These Costs cover the following:

    • Coaching and guidance from SIBE's professors in the elaboration of a real-world management project
    • Personal support in the process of the studies
    • Personal support from the professors at SIBE
    • Free access to all mandatory teaching materials
    • Full access to the learning platforms
    • Free access to the online libraries


    SIBE offers a 10% »Early Bird Discount« which can be used due to an early enrollment, minimum five weeks prior to the start, in the program. The reduced amount would be 8.820,- € (16 monthly installments: 551,525 € each)*

    Furthermore several public organizations offer additional support. We strongly encourage you to research offers.

    Program reviews

    »Studying at Steinbeis University of Berlin on International Business Law Master’s program has been a challenging opportunity. Since the beginning of my university years and working experience my focus has increasingly centered on business law; the topics covered by the program has been useful from both practical and theoretical point of view.

    As a public company’s lawyer I am involved in various international business transactions and projects. Vast majority of the subjects determined under the program has been directly connected to my working experience and has strongly enriched my studies and forwarded my career. It is worth mentioning that this program has been a great opportunity, inter alia, to establish communication with German educational system, EU regulations, legal arrangement of the EU and German Law.

    I really like its module system of study. I specially appreciate the wide range of offered modules. Most of the modules which have been offered are the fields where I am involved. In addition to this, unprecedented opportunity was offered by the program as I have acquired international knowledge without leaving country, family and heavy work loaded job.«
    Giorgi Gogshelidze from Tbilisi, Georgia; participant of SIBE`s LL.M. online program


    »The master program “International Business Law” at the Steinbeis University of Berlin provides the ideal opportunity to combine working as well as studying. Since the beginning of my working my focus has always been on economic law, in commercial and company law as well as labour law. Thus, in my daily work as a lawyer I am involved in many international transactions, hence especially all forms of transformations.
    The most themes of the master program have been directly connected to my responsibilities in my daily work. Therefore, I was able to learn new issue respectively to intensify law matters. The knowledge from the daily work could be used in the studies as well as vice versa. The master program has enriched me in my profession. It was a great experience!«

    Ass. Jur. Jessica Velten from Munich, Germany; participant of SIBE`s LL.M. online program


    »Greetings from Brazil! First I would like to thank you all for the support provided be the Steinbeis University Berlin for the completion of studies at the Master of Laws LLM in International Business Law.
    For me it was an honor to gain the possibility of studying at Steinbeis University Berlin which is an important and prestigious university in Germany.

    I am very happy with the conclusion of the course with the delivery of this Master’s Thesis, as well as with the possibility of having to always on my curriculum vitae the Master of Laws LLM by the Steinbeis University Berlin as it is an innovation and differential in my academic and professional career.
    I thank all the professor and assistants of this excellent course, being in Germany and studying at SIBE – Steinbeis University Berlin during the optional time abroad was an incredible experience.
    I hope to keep i touch wit the University and all professors.
    Thank you very much for it all!«

    Juliana Oliveira Nascimento from Paraná, Brazil; participant of SIBE`s LL.M. online program