With the Master of Legal Studies (MLS), the WU Executive Academy offers a part-time postgraduate 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.
Prof. Georg Kodek, LLM
In an increasingly complex world, knowledge of the law becomes more and more important even for non-lawyers. The Master of Legal Studies addresses this growing industry need to build meaningful, practical bridges across the fields of law and business.
In the MLS program 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 in the MLS program are a small group of executives, practitioners and high potentials who deal with legal issues in thier daily work.