Master of Art Programs in Business Law

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Earning a Master of Arts (MA) degree is something many people seek to accomplish. While enrolled in this degree program, students often take courses and exams. They may also be asked to complete a final research assignment. MA degree programs can take between one and five years to complete, depending on the educational institution chosen.

What is an MA in Business Law? This type of program frequently focuses on practical and theoretical topics in business law. Sometimes students will also study constitutional law to better understand aspects of their field. Certain programs allow learners to customize their course load, enabling them to become subject matter experts. In many programs, attention is given to the lifecycle of a business. This may include learning about business inception, growth and development.

Many people would like to enhance their career opportunities; an MA in Business Law can provide graduates with that chance. Graduates often experience an increase in salary and job prospects. If graduates are already in the field, they might be able to further their career once graduation has occurred.

Most people are interested in finding out how much their degree might cost. However, the cost of degree programs varies greatly from school to school. Pricing can also vary from country to country. Be sure to contact the school you are interested in to find out more about cost.

An MA in Business Law can really change your career path. For instance, graduates can decide to take the traditional route and become business advisors. As a business advisor, graduates help companies with contract, tax and competition law. Many graduates choose to go into private practice so they can take on many clients at once.

If earning an MA in Business Law has always been a goal, now is the time to begin. If you have a busy schedule, it may be a good idea to look into online opportunities. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MA International Law

Yerevan State University (YSU)
Campus Full time September 2017 Armenia Yerevan

The Faculty of Law of the Yerevan State University is one of the oldest faculties of Alma Mater with rich educational and scientific traditions formed during 80 years of its history. [+]

MA Degrees in Business Law. MA International Law The Faculty of Law of the Yerevan State University is one of the oldest faculties of Alma Mater with rich educational and scientific traditions formed during 80 years of its history. Now the YSU Faculty of Law is truly the leader in the field of higher legal education and the main institution preparing the legal cadres in the Republic of Armenia. Within the last 80 years more than 20 000 students graduated from the Faculty being employed by the government agencies, law-enforcing and judicial bodies, as well as banks, international organizations and private business. The educational process in the YSU Faculty of Law, as in the whole University, consists of three levels: Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree and Post - Graduate Degree (Aspirantura). There is also a five-year programme (Law as 2nd specialty) for those who have already diploma of higher education in other fields, as well as extension programme started in 2007. The Faculty of Law has the following Chairs: Chair of Theory and History of State and Law, Chair of Constitutional Law, Chair of Civil Law, Chair of Civil Procedure, Chair of Criminal Law, Chair of Criminal Procedure and Criminalistics, Chair of European and International Law. The Faculty has 1 Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the RA, 16 Doctors of Law and 54 Candidates of Law. With a view to organizing effective educational process the Laboratory of Criminalistics, Moot Court Room, as well as the Legal Clinic were established at the Faculty of Law within the last years. There are also scientific centers functioning at the Faculty: the Center of European Law and Integration, the Center of Criminal-Legal and Criminological Studies, the Center of Environmental Law and the Center of Forensic Expertise. The Faculty has computer center and electronic law library with 20 computers, as well as a reading room with new publication on different legal topics. The web address of the Faculty is www.law.ysu.am. Textbooks, manuals, course materials are published in the small printing-house of the Faculty. The Faculty also issues "The Problems of Jurisprudence" quarterly where the scientific articles of law professors and post-graduate students are published. In addition to research and teaching the Faculty members actively participated and still participate in the constitutional and judicial reforms carried out in the Republic of Armenia. The YSU Faculty of Law, as an educational and scientific institution, effectively co-operates both with local and foreign scientific centers and institutions, in particular, with the Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law of the National Academy of Sciences of the RA, the Center of Constitutional Law, the Scientific and Educational Center of the General Prosecutor's Office of RA, a number of leading law schools of Russian Federation, Europe and the USA, as well as with some authoritative international organizations, including UN Representative Office in RA, United States Agency of International Development (USAID), American Bar Association (ABA), Open Society Institute (OSI), etc. The student life at the Faculty is also very active. The Student Council and the Student Scientific Association organize various scientific-educational (seminars, conferences, competitions, meetings with high officials and famous lawyers, etc,) and cultural events. The administration of the Faculty took concrete steps to solve employment issues of the alumni. The Career Center, established and functioning with the active assistance of ABA, provides a permanent link "student-alumnus-employer" and supports them to find an appropriate job. [-]

MA in Governance

European Law and Governance School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Greece Athens

This one year taught degree program offers students an in-depth look at key issues of Governance, and enables students to choose from a variety of elective courses addressing the most pressing themes being discussed throughout Europe. [+]

This one year taught degree program offers students an in-depth look at key issues of Governance, and enables students to choose from a variety of elective courses addressing the most pressing themes being discussed throughout Europe. To whom it is addressed It is ideal for students with first degrees in the political and/or legal sciences who desire or require in depth knowledge in key themes related to governance, with a special focus on the EU, for their professional advancement. Students should note that this program can be a first step towards a research degree in the field of governance studies, specifically the MPhil or PhD. Program Benefits The MA in Governance is supported by the expansive ELGS International Faculty network of over 100 legal and governance scholars and practitioners worldwide, the ELGS’ Partner Universities across Europe and the world, and the EPLO. Importantly, students of the program will be granted access to attend EPLO events on key themes in EU law and governance and to interact with renown EU leaders and decision-makers. Students graduate with a clear understanding and awareness of the most up-to-date scholarly research and best industry practices, as well as a solid professional network to support them in their career after the ELGS. Program Content The MA in Governance is a one year taught degree program with a thesis requirement, earning a total of 60 ECTS credits. Courses are led by key theorists and practitioners in their fields, and delivered through classic lectures and interactive tutorials. Some courses will also integrate other teaching methodologies where appropriate, such as site visits to various public and private offices, as well as group presentations. Students must successfully complete 6 compulsory modules and 2 – 4 optional modules, followed by a 15,000 word thesis. The list of available courses for 2016-2017 are as follows:* Compulsory Modules: Governance and Public Policy-Making The Political Economy of State, Society and the Market Research Methods for Governance Studies Public Administration and Public Management European Integration and EU Governance International Institutions and Global Governance Optional Modules: Theoretical Approaches to Public Governance Comparative Politics and Governance Human Resources in Public Administration/Organizations Reform Trends in Governance Values, Ethics, and Public Policy Leadership, Negotiations and Social Influence (Theory and Practice) Governance in Various Sectoral Policy Fields Risk Governance Conflict Governance Forms of Regulatory Governance Development of Personal Skills *Course availability is subject to adequate enrollment Academic Requirements Students from all over the world are admitted following a rigorous application process. Prospective students for the MA in Governance should have a first or second class undergraduate degree in political sciences, law or a relevant field of studies, or another Master’s degree in a relevant field. High caliber students with a background in a different field of studies or a particularly competitive profile with evidence of relevant professional experience and long-term dedication to the field will also be considered. Due to the international nature of the program, degree equivalencies will be determined by the Faculty Board. Language Requirements All courses of the program will be taught in the English language. As a result, students originating from non-English speaking countries must evidence their level of English language skills in accordance with the following: TOEFL Internet based, 90 Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency, B Any other internationally recognized test with equivalent marks Students intending to study at a partner institution for their second semester must clearly demonstrate their ability to attend courses in the relevant language of instruction at the host university they are interested in attending. [-]

MA in International and European Tax Law (Double Degree: American Specialisation)

Maastricht University, Faculty of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Aruba Oranjestad

Are you passionate about taxes? Do you have a bachelor’s degree in financial law, economics, business administration, or a related field? And are you ready to take the next step in your career? Then you should consider doing the American specialisation of the master’s in International and European Tax Law. [+]

MA Degrees in Business Law. Are you passionate about taxes? Do you have a bachelor’s degree in financial law, economics, business administration, or a related field? And are you ready to take the next step in your career? Then you should consider doing the American specialisation of the master’s in International and European Tax Law. This one –year master’s programme is jointly offered by Maastricht University and the University of Aruba. It focusses on corporate taxation and international tax planning with particular reference to Europe and the Americas. You’ll combine legal and economic approaches with policy and practice, and you’ll gain insight into the interdependence of corporate structures, investment, cross-border employment and tax law. Upon graduation, you’ll find yourself in an enviable position. Thanks to their broad knowledge of financial and business matters, many of our graduates are highly in demand on the job market. And the international orientation of your degree will open up job opportunities in many different countries. Why this programme? Taxes are a fact of life, yet not all tax systems are created equal. In a globalising world where tax payers often have connections to more than one country and companies do millions of cross-border transactions every day, knowledge of multiple tax systems is becoming increasingly valuable. Frequent updates and revisions also make it a highly dynamic field of law. In the double-degree programme in International and European Tax Law, you’ll be familiarised with corporate taxation and international tax planning in different countries in Europe and the Americas. It will provide you with the opportunity to deepen and strengthen your tax knowledge from a regional as well as an international/European perspective. Taught on Aruba The programme is entirely taught on the University of Aruba campus in Oranjestad. This strategic location offers many advantages. As it is part of the kingdom of the Netherlands, this Caribbean island often functions as a hub between Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas. You’ll therefore be living in an international and multicultural environment. You’ll also have access to lectures and guest lectures taught by instructors and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, who have worked in many different countries. Is it for me? This programme is the right choice if: you have a bachelor’s degree in financial law, economics, business administration or a related field you have a basic knowledge of the tax system of your home country or country of previous studies you are a tax professional in Latin America and the Carbic region seeking to work in a transnational environment or you are a professional from another continent who would like to immerse yourself in corporate international tax law in the USA and Latin America What you'll actually do Tax law forms the core of the programme. A broad range of economic, legal and social topics are discussed from the perspective of international and European tax law. Students gain a hands-on approach by discussing and solving real-life tax problems and cases. Our differences are our greatest strength The American specialisation of the master’s in International and European Tax Law is a highly international programme. You’ll attend lectures taught by instructors from Maastricht University, the University of Aruba, the University of Florida and many other renowned universities. Your fellow students will also have a diverse range of backgrounds all bringing their own specialties and academic methods. Learning in an international classroom offers students the opportunity to increase their awareness and understanding of other cultures, promotes critical thinking, and helps to develop an appreciation for other points of view, bringing you closer to the programme’s goal of teaching students not only facts and concepts but also international accessibility and understanding. Problem-Based Learning As with many Maastricht University programmes, the Faculty of Law’s programmes are taught using Problem-Based Learning (PBL). In small tutorial groups of up to 13 students, you seek solutions to ‘problems’ taken from real-world situations. PBL requires you to be proactive in setting learning goals and encourages you to engage your peers over matters of law, helping you build the social skills necessary for future legal practice. Moot court competitions Maastricht University has built a considerable reputation on the international moot court circuit by winning first place in the European Law Moot Court Competition several years in a row. Our law students also compete in various other moot court competitions in the Netherlands and abroad, such as: René Cassin Moot Court Competition World Trade Organization Moot Court Competition Philip Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition In these competitions, Maastricht University regularly outperforms universities such as Harvard University, New York University and Paris-Sorbonne. Rankings & recognition International and European Tax Law is tied for 1st in its category in the national Keuzegids ranking The master's programme in International and European Tax Law is tied for 1st place in the International Law: Economic and Business Law category of the 2016 Keuzegids. The Keuzegids Masters 2016 offers rankings of all master’s programmes in the Netherlands. These rankings are based on the results from the Dutch National Student Survey, combined with expert evaluations. The Keuzegids is published annually by the Dutch Higher Education Information Centre. It is an independent publication that allows you to compare all accredited master’s programmes in the Netherlands. 94% of students recommend this programme: Elsevier The programme in International and European Tax Law ranked 2nd in the Netherlands in overall student satisfaction, according to the Elsevier Best Studies ranking. The Elsevier Best Studies Guide is published once a year by the Dutch magazine Elsevier. It contains student evaluations of each programme's education, contact hours, facilities, structure, instructors and assessment methods, as well as its organisation and communication. The guide is largely based on the results of the Dutch National Student Survey. Here are some of the highlights from the International and European Tax Law programme: 94% of the students would recommend this programme to others 78% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the instructors 70% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the education UM is the 4th best young university in the world Maastricht University has climbed to the 4th place in the 2016 Times Higher Education (THE) '150 Under 50' ranking for the best young universities in the world. After maintaining the 6th place for three years in the THE ranking for universities under the age of 50, UM is proud to have its continued efforts, for example toward internationalisation, affirmed in this new THE ranking. UM also scores in the top 10 in the 2015 QS ‘Top 50 under 50’, at 8th place. These special rankings for young universities are published to give an indication as to which universities are expected in the future to become the top universities worldwide. UM ranked as 14th most international university in the world UM ranks 14th in the 2016 Times Higher Education ranking of the most international universities in the world. The ranking is based on a university’s international student numbers, its percentage of international staff and the proportion of its research papers published with a co-author from at least one other country. This top 20 position confirms UM's international profile. Your future Graduates of the Double Degree Programme in International and European Tax Law are legal professionals with a thorough knowledge of financial and business matters. They have studied tax law from a multidisciplinary, international perspective. This gives them a strong position in the job market. Practically all our students find a job soon after they have graduated. Generally, their salary levels are higher than for jurists who graduate in other law fields. The international orientation of the programme will make you particularly well-suited for work at international organisations or international law firms. You’ll also be able to pursue a career in many different countries. Admission requirements If you do not have a bachelor's degree in either Tax Law or Fiscal Economics, the regular Dutch language exam is compulsory in order to be admitted to the Nederlandse Orde van Belastingadviseurs (NOB). Language proficiency Applicants who are non-native English speakers and have their undergraduate degree in a language other than English must meet one of the following requirements: IELTS test with a minimum overall score of 6.5 TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 paper-based (PBT), 233 computer-based (CBT) or 90 internet-based (iBT) Cambridge examinations: CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) with grade A, B or C or CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) with grade A, B or C Note: a master's degree in fiscal economics alone (without a bachelor's degree in fiscal economics) is not sufficient to be directly admissible to the master's programme in tax law. Entrance exam Students with a bachelor's degree in accounting, business, economics or law may qualify for an exemption of the admission exam, depending on the inclusion of sufficient tax law courses in their bachelor's. We advise all students to have taken a course in substantive tax law in their home countries. Please keep in mind that the admission exam is only required if a candidate is not directly admissible. The entrance exam takes place twice a year; in May and in November. The next entrance exam will take place on the 12th of May 2016 in Maastricht and the 13th of May, 2016 in the Hague. Please note clearly on the registration form which date and location you prefer. Candidates are required to bring a valid passport or EU identity card. Please register for this exam no later than 22 April, 2016 by using the registration form. It is possible to take the entrance exam online under supervised conditions in your own country. Recommended literature Ault/Arnold, Comparative Income Taxation: A Structural Analysis, third edition, 2010, Aspen Publishers / Kluwer Law International, parts 2, 3 and 4 N. Foster, Foster on EU Law, Oxford University Press, latest edition Examination fee The entrance examination fee of € 50,00 is to be paid directly into account number 657618705 (ING Bank; BIC-code INGBNL2A; IBAN code NL05INGB 0657618705) of Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht. Please clearly state your name and the reference number 32030023N / 84000. The amount must be in our account one week prior the exam. [-]

M.A. in Business and Law in International Markets

Anglo-American University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Join a professional class of students who have prepared themselves to be leaders and strategic decision makers in international business. Today’s markets require more than business savvy, and [+]

M.A. in Business and Law in International Markets

 

Join a professional class of students who have prepared themselves to be leaders and strategic decision makers in international business. Today’s markets require more than business savvy, and that’s why AAU’s Master of Arts in Business and Law in International Markets program guides students through an exceptional, interdisciplinary curriculum.Students will become decisive thinkers in economics, finance, international business law and management. AAU knows that the most versatile business students today will be the best decision makers tomorrow.

 

Learning OutcomesGraduates of the M.A. in Business and Law in International Markets program can expect to:... [-]


MA in Art, Law and Economy

International Hellenic University (IHU)
Campus Full time Part time 14 months October 2017 Greece Thessaloniki + 1 more

The MA in Art, Law and Economy aims at exploring and highlighting the functional interdependence between art, law and the economy. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the legal, financial and political considerations and the corresponding regulatory approaches implemented in Europe and elsewhere concerning the creation of works of art, the art trade, the operation of the markets concerned, the function of intellectual property law at the EU and international level, the protection of cultural heritage and protection against unlawfully acquired works of art. [+]

The University

The International Hellenic University is Greece’s first state university, where programmes are taught exclusively in English.It already attracts a strong international academic faculty and outstanding students from Southeast and other European and Black Sea countries.As a state University, all degrees awarded are accredited by the Government and are recognized in the European Union and internationally.

 

The Course

The MA in Art, Law and Economy adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and is addressed to graduates of various academic backgrounds, including law, economics, political science, history of art, philosophy, etc., who wish to specialize in the interrelation between art, law and the economy.... [-]


M.A. in Ethics - Corporate Responsibility

Mater Dei Institute of Education
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The pathway is designed to provide participants with the conceptual knowledge and practical skills that are needed to design and manage within organisations the ethical, social and governance aspects of business decision-making and operation. Participants will learn how to apply business ethics concepts and frameworks to the responsible management of organisations. [+]

The MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility) is a specialist pathway within the MA in Ethics offered jointly by Dublin City University and Mater Dei Institute of Education in partnership with the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI). The pathway is designed to provide participants with the conceptual knowledge and practical skills that are needed to design and manage within organisations the ethical, social and governance aspects of business decision-making and operation. Participants will learn how to apply business ethics concepts and frameworks to the responsible management of organisations. The programme is offered on a part-time basis over two years. It leads to the award by Dublin City University of the MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility). The Corporate Responsibility pathway has been developed as a response to the ongoing demand for knowledge, skills and competence in business ethics and corporate responsibility. Lectures are driven by a creative and active integration between theory and practice, which is facilitated by collaborative group learning, discussions, debate and analysis of various case scenarios. The programme is interdisciplinary, drawing on the expertise of lecturers from MDI, the DCU Institute of Ethics, DCU Business School, the DCU Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and practitioners in the field of Business Ethics in Financial Services. Who is this MA for? The programme is part of a professional development framework for ACOI members and for individuals within the wider business community who wish to develop their leadership skills for Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility roles within organisations.The pathway has been designed to appeal to individuals carrying out roles in or related to: Ethics & Compliance Corporate Responsibility/Citizenship Stakeholder Relations Organisational or Board Governance or Risk Management Social Accounting/Reporting Socially Responsible Investment Ethics, Audit, Risk or Compliance Committees Regulatory and public sector bodies Programme Modules The programme is of a modular design. Programme participants will be required to complete six 10-credits taught modules and then complete a minor research thesis (30 credits). Core Taught Modules All programme participants must complete the following modules: Introduction to Ethics Business Ethics Ethics in Finance Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Accountability Implementing an Effective Ethics Programme Option Taught Modules Programme participants also complete one other taught module selected from the suite of modules on offer in the general MA in Ethics. The selection of option modules will depend on the timetable. For full list of module descriptors/learning outcomes for the modules offered on the general MA in Ethics, please check back soon. Research Thesis Programme participants must also complete a minor research thesis (15,000 words) under the direction of a supervisor or supervisors appointed by the Programme Board. To prepare for this in year 1, participants complete a series of seminars on academic writing skills and research methodologies. These seminars are held on two Saturdays. Participants may complete a theoretical thesis or engage in research that is directly linked to a project or initiative related to their professional work. Topics Include Code of Ethics Design and Implementation Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Accountability Ethical Decision-Making Ethical Leadership Ethical, Social and Governance (ESG) Risks Ethical Theories & Frameworks Ethical Training Programmes Ethics in a Global Context Ethics in Finance Ethics Management Systems Internal Ethical Auditing Regulatory Environment Corporate Social Responsibility Exit Awards Available The MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility) is awarded by Dublin City University [Level 9 of the National Framework of Qualifications]. Participants who do not wish to complete an entire MA may exit the programme with a Graduate Diploma in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility) after successfully completing 60 credits of taught modules or with a Graduate Certificate in Ethics after successfully completing 30 credits of taught modules. Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will be invited to become Fellows of the Association. This is open to those who undertake to meet on-going Continuing Progression Development requirements. A Fellow may use after his or her name, the initials FCOI. Entry Requirements Applications to the pathway are invited from individuals who meet the usual academic criteria for entry to Masters programmes. More specifically, applicants must normally hold a relevant honours primary degree in a business or legal discipline at NFQ Level 8 with at least 3 years management experience in a Compliance, Governance or related role. Applicants who do not hold a primary degree but have exceptional middle and senior management experience in a control, advisory, consulting or governance function (compliance, audit, ethics, or risk) are eligible to apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants who are not currently a member of the ACOI will become Associate members as part of enrolment. [-]