The MIL curriculum provides students with the legal skills, the management abilities, and the interdisciplinary understanding required for a professional career in the international corporate world, in government, diplomacy, international organizations, compliance and regulatory affairs and other public and private sector institutions.
Blending law, management and politics
MIL courses allow for a great diversity of subjects, among them international and European business law, financial and capital markets law, dispute resolution, international organizations and politics and legal profession. Students may also elect courses from related areas such as management studies and political science. They are invited to take part in international Moots and similar practical work. They benefit from numerous exchange schemes and partnership programmes.
Variety of academic backgrounds
Some MIL students will have earned their first degree in law or law and economics, others in fields such as international affairs, management, and economics. They all have a basic legal education.
Given its specialized focus, the MIL differs from standard legal programmes intended for students that want to take the bar exam and work as attorneys in their national jurisdictions. Some law graduates might think about pursuing an international career after graduating with the MLaw or MLE. They may find that the MIL is just the right programme for them.
English as programme language
The language of instruction and examination is English. After three terms of full-time study and a course load of 90 ECTS, graduates are awarded a Master of Arts (M.A. HSG) in International Law.
Partnership with CEMS MIM
MIL students may wish to combine their master's degree in International Law with an internationally renowned master's degree in business administration. The University of St. Gallen offers them the possibility to apply for the one-year CEMS Master in International ManagementCEMS (MIM).
Further Information: www.mil.unisg.ch
Admission Criteria: www.admissions.unisg.ch
Last updated May 4, 2016