Bachelor of Laws

Business Law

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Discover your potential in Business Law!

Are you ready for an adventure that will take you on an exciting journey through the world of business law? Our bilingual "Applied Business Law" bachelor's degree programme with lots of international content opens the door to a world of opportunities.

  • New at HFU
  • ECTS: 210 ECTS
  • Programme duration: 7 semesters
  • Campus: Schwenningen
  • Faculty: HFU Business School
  • Programme begins: winter semester (October)
  • Application deadline: 15 July (winter semester)
  • Entry requirements: university entrance qualification
  • Teaching language: German and English
  • Accreditation: yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)
  • Pure practice Forget dry theory! With us, practice comes first. You will only experience lecturers who have been actively involved in shaping legal and business practice for years. In the practical semester, you'll gain your own experience in a company.
  • Small groups, big opportunities With us, you're not just a number, you're a person. Our small groups allow for individual support and intensive exchange. You'll not only learn from professors, but also from your fellow students.
  • Real-life cases From day one, you'll be faced with real business situations. Turn theory into practical solutions! With the right questions and creative ideas, you'll transform theory into innovative and practical solutions and make strategic decisions for real problems in the business world.
  • Career ahead With a degree in business law, all doors in companies are open to you. Whether as a corporate lawyer, compliance expert or with consulting services - you'll be well prepared for the world of work.

Details of the programme

Programme content and structure

On the Business Law course, you'll be dealing with a wide range of exciting and application-oriented content and issues at the interface between business administration and law. In "real-life cases", you will analyse economic issues from a legal perspective and learn how to develop appropriate recommendations for action.

Here are some examples of typical issues that you'll be looking at during your studies:

  • How can companies safeguard investment decisions in uncertain times?
  • How can staff be reduced in a socially responsible manner?
  • What economic and legal conditions must be taken into account when deciding on a location in Germany and abroad?
  • What legal and economic steps are necessary in the event of a company restructuring?
  • How can corporate sales be contractually secured?
  • How can corporate financing be structured legally and economically?
  • How can rights and claims be enforced in international business transactions?
  • How is a company acquisition carried out?
Main subjects
  • 46% Law
  • 23% Business
  • 10% Professional soft skills
  • 14% Internship semester
  • 7% Thesis

Consistently practical

Our "Business Law" programme differs from most law degree courses at universities in that it focuses on business law and is consistently practice-oriented as opposed to dealing with theoretical problems in mass lectures. On this course, you will only have lecturers who have spent years in legal and business practice and have actively helped to shape it, thus preparing you for a later practical career in interesting and future-oriented fields of work in companies.

As an important interface between law and business, after completing your studies you will be able to work successfully in a wide range of business areas, such as  marketing and sales, HR management or management consultancy.

Learning environment and values

In small groups of 30 students, you will enjoy individual and personal contact with both teachers and students. Mutual respect and openness are important to us. Our lecturers are committed to first-class teaching and attach particular importance to active and critical exchange with students. Numerous student initiatives offer the opportunity to try things out and make contacts. The HFU Business School offers a very international learning environment with students from every continent. As a bilingual programme, many courses are taught in English.

Entry requirements

No particular previous knowledge is necessary. You should have had five to seven years of English at school, as around half of the lectures are held in English. Online application for the AWR bachelor's programme must be made over the central application platform – for the coming winter semester, from mid-April.

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If you are a foreign national, you must provide proof of German language proficiency at C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (e.g., DSH-2 exam). Information for foreign applicants can be found on the Internal link opens in the same window:AWR Application page.

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Special features

Five reasons to study business law with us

Current relevance
In an era of rapid international economic relations, business law is gaining enormously in importance. The need for interdisciplinary experts with both legal and business knowledge is constantly increasing.

Versatile career opportunities
With a degree in Business Law, you can work in various business sectors, from industry and commerce to banks and financial service providers, law firms and public administrations.

Interdisciplinary know-how
You will learn to combine economic, business and legal knowledge to solve complex problems. Your skills in contract law, conflict resolution and commercial law will make you a sought-after expert.

Future viability
In times of increasing regulation such as the Supply Chain Act, and changing economic trends such as the energy transition, you will be well-equipped with your broad knowledge of national and international business law and your business management skills.

International qualification
The bilingual degree programme in German and English prepares you for an international career. Many international topics will enable you to take on global legal tasks in companies. You also have the option of spending a semester abroad as part of your studies.

Your career prospects

Your career opportunities are limitless!

The world of business law is waiting for highly qualified experts like you. Start your journey to an exciting and fulfilling career in business law. After successfully completing your studies, you will be a sought-after candidate for regional, national and international companies and stand out with a special qualification that combines business thinking and legal expertise.

HFU Business School

Welcome to the HFU Business School where business is our business. Our degree programmes are designed to prepare you to take on responsibility in companies. In our school you'll meet an unusually large number of international fellow students; transcultural competence is important to us. We prepare you for exciting and future-oriented tasks – and are also happy to send you abroad.

Find out more about the HFU Business School

Our learning formats train global cooperation skills and prepare you for an international career. We work interculturally and transculturally in all our degree programmes. With us, you can complete your studies with one, two or three degrees! Our international team also offers bilingual or trilingual examinations.

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