Master of Comparative Business Law (M.C.B.L.)

The Master of Comparative Business Law (M.C.B.L.) is an advanced academic program providing an in-depth understanding of business law aspects of the European single market and the Global market. 

The program aims at providing students with competence in both comparative and business law, sharpening them in their careers as strategic decision makers in the public as well as the private sector. It offers a unique combination of traditional comparative law studies (legal methodology and the common/civil law divide) and studies in business law (e.g. competition law, contract law and company law) including trade related aspects. Furthermore, it provides general and specific knowledge of the European Union legal framework and of the actors in international trade law.

The M.C.B.L. is a high-level demanding postgraduate program in the fields of European and International business law. The Program is designed for law graduates, or graduates with a sufficient background in law, who wish to pursue advanced studies to specialize in the area of Business Law with a comparative perspective.

The M.C.B.L. is a full-time program (one academic year) with daily classes. Courses take place (consecutively) over two semesters. The first term focuses on European Business Law whereas the second term has an emphasis on international business law.


Studying in one of Germanys top law schools!

In the THE World University Ranking 2021, the University of Mannheim is ranked 13th in Germany, and is number 140 worldwide. In the global subject rankings 2020, the university is number 1 in Germany for Economics and Business Administration as well as for the Social Sciences, and number 39 and number 38 worldwide respectively. In the THE Europe Teaching Ranking, the University of Mannheim ranks 2nd in Germany.

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Since I obtained my first degree outside of Europe, the Master of Comparative Business Law program provided me with valuable insights into European law and the internal market. Additionally, the teaching staff’s profound expertise and the diverse backgrounds of my fellow students gave me the opportunity to see the world from different perspectives.

Erick Stern (Dominican Republic)

Apart from the solid curriculum and the opportunity to study at more than one university, the thing I find most notable is the multicultural environment. It gives you the opportunity to meet, and learn from, incredible and inspiring people from all over the world.

Varduhi Semerjyan (Armenia)

I would recommend this program to people with a keen interest in the European Union, and its legal aspects in particular. People interested in interdisciplinary studies that cover aspects of law might find this program very useful, too. I also think it is a good fit for lawyers striving for an international career, as the courses provide a good overview of the various laws applicable to cross-border litigation.

Suin Jeong (South Korea)
About the Program

The program aims to train students in both comparative and business law, offering them a competitive edge in their careers as strategic decision-makers in both the public and the private sector.

Apply to M.C.B.L.

The application period for the academic year 2023/2024 will start on March 15 2023.

The application deadline is May 31 2023. 

Beside all necessary application documents, please also upload your CV and Motivation Letter. 

Professors and Teachers
Admission and Tuition Fees
Mannheim Campus
Dr. Berina Fischinger-Corbo, M.C.B.L.

Dr. Berina Fischinger-Corbo, M.C.B.L.

Program Manager of the Master of Comparative Business Law  

Universität Mannheim                                                      
Abteilung Rechts­wissenschaft                                         
Schloss Westflügel – Raum W 219
68161 Mannheim                                                                                    

Tel.: +49 621 181-1321


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