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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. Click on the module names for detailed content information.

    • Civil Law

      Today, corporate law is in essential part of business life. Develop an understanding of the basic issues of corporate law and how to apply them. Subjects discussed include the foundation and structure of corporations, duties of the management, rules on the protection of the corporation’s capital, provisions for the protection of shareholders, rules on re-structuring and on groups of companies. Furthermore, foundations, trusts and similar models will be dealt with.

    • Civil Procedure and Arbitration

      Dispute resolution is part of today’s business life. You will learn how court procedures in different countries work, thus developing a better understanding of all kinds of problems likely to be faced in the course of litigation both in domestic and cross-border cases. With Vienna being a traditional much sought-after place for arbitration, the course also covers arbitration and alternative dispute resolution procedures.

    • Labor Law

      Nowadays the relationship between employer and employee is governed by a multitude of laws and regulations. Develop an insight into the provisions applying here which range from European Union law to collective agreements and agreements at company level.

    • Accounting

      This module covers fundamental principles and elements of accounting, procedural issues vital in the preparation and presentation of financial statements, practical and theoretical matters in the evaluation of income, inventory, fixed assets, current assets, investments, leases, provisions and liabilities.

    • Management

      Introduction to the critical management skills involved in planning, structuring, controlling and leading an organization. Key topics include concepts of human resource management, organizational behavior and decision making.

    • Controlling

      Examine key controlling concepts from two perspectives. The accounting perspective, i.e. the interpretation of financial statements and traditional controlling tools based on accounting ratios, and the finance perspective, which covers value-based controlling methods.

    • Tax Law

      Tax considerations are an essential part of business. Develop an in-depth understanding of tax law, both on national and European Union levels. Not only ordinary income tax and VAT are discussed, but more complex questions of tax structuring as well as the tax impacts of business reorganization are also in focus.

    • Commercial Law

      Get to know the full scope of commercial law. Areas discussed include international sales law, international business law, and intellectual property law as well as legal issues related to new media such as e-commerce.

    • Corporate Law

      Today, corporate law is in essential part of business life. Develop an understanding of the basic issues of corporate law and how to apply them. Subjects discussed include the foundation and structure of corporations, duties of the management, rules on the protection of the corporation’s capital, provisions for the protection of shareholders, rules on re-structuring and on groups of companies. Furthermore, foundations, trusts and similar models will be dealt with.

    • Insolvency Law

      Insolvency law and business restructuring are an indispensable part of business law. The subject will be discussed both from a European Union law perspective and from the viewpoint of national law. Topics to be discussed range from the disposition of assets, payment of creditors and the various means of discharge.

    • Banking Law

      Both regulatory and private law aspects of banking law will be addressed. Topics discussed range from licensing requirements to bank guarantees and the types of security rights available.

    • European Union Law

      European Union law has a profound impact on the law of its member countries. Get to know the most important rules of European Union law and acquire a deep understanding of how European Union institutions work.

    • Public Law

      Be it a simple building permit or a complex environmental impact assessment, public law is determining many aspects of business practice nowadays. Learn about the full range of public law from licensing requirements to competition law.

    • Criminal Law

      With increasing emphasis being placed on compliance with the law, both on national and international levels, a thorough understanding of criminal law is essential for doing business today. The focus is set on white collar crimes such as corruption, fraud etc. You will also be introduced to the basics of procedural law, including international cooperation in the field of criminal law.

    • Legal English

      In an increasingly interconnected world a profound knowledge of English is indispensable. Therefore, the MLS program places strong emphasis on English. All lectures are given in English; in addition a special language module focuses on language issues on the legal context. Improve and practice your English, thus getting ready for an ever more complex legal and business environment of today and tomorrow.

    • Contract Drafting and Negotiation

      Special emphasis is placed on the development of soft skills which are important in business life. We will address issues such as contract drafting as well as presentation and negotiation techniques.

    • Writing a scientific paper

      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.

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