Law (Corporate and Business Law)


The six-semester degree program (3 years) begins with the Leuphana Semester, which all students take together. Specialization in a major and a minor begins in the second semester. The major forms the subject concentration of the program with five academic semesters whose core consists of the required modules (of the concentration). The minor complements the subject concentration with a second field of knowledge. In addition to the academic fields of the major and minor, all students, from the second semester on, complete the interdisciplinarily structured comprehensive studies program together.


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With the thesis (Bachelor essay) the Bachelor program in business law comes to a conclusion. As a rule, the thesis is written in the sixth semester. In this final thesis students can demonstrate that they are able to work on a question, within a specifically defined period, using the academic methods of their discipline. 

The bachelor thesis is then defended orally in a colloquium of evaluators. The resulting final grade is drawn from the thesis grade, as well as the colloquium grade.

The essay can be written in connection with a business or it can have a theoretical focus. In the business law major, the Bachelor thesis can be written in the context of the practical project. The practical project module is scheduled for the sixth semester, involving a four-week internship. It is recommended that you can supplement the practical project with two modules in the “projects and practices” perspective within the comprehensive studies program, in order to form a larger, 12-week practical project. The Bachelor essay can shared the same subject matter as the practical internship.

You can find further information about the Bachelor thesis and the practical project in the download section of this page under “special details” as well as in the general examination guidelines (RPO, § 18).  The guidelines can be found on the home page of the examination office.

Two elective modules are offered with the business law program. Electives are chosen in the third and fourth semesters and are determined in response to demand.  At the moment, courses are offered on energy law, national and European procurement law, business penal law, international corporate acquisition, international tax law, international accounting, comparative law and mediation, among others.  Students have the option to choose an area of concentration within the major.

Students have the option to take up to 15 additional credit points by selecting from the entire course offerings of the Leuphana Bachelor (additional electives according to § 3, section 2, sentence 3 RPO). Students must declare upon registration, whether a module will be considered a required course or an elective. Students registered in the particular major or minor will have priority in getting into a seminar. Addition electives will be noted on the official transcript but will not be calculated as part of the final grade point average.

Over the course of your Business Law major, you are required to complete the following modules over the course of the program:

  • Law of Obligations/ Property Law
  • Tax Law and Accounting I
  • Introduction to Business Administration / Finance
  • Labor Law and Personnel Management
  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Accounting II
  • International Business Law
  • Business Administrative and Legal Questions of Corporate Management
  • Methods of Shaping and Implementing Law
  • Contract Management
  • European and Public Law

The specific guidelines for the discipline (FSA) state which modules are required and which are permitted. The discipline guidelines (FSA) for the business law major are available to be downloaded on the pages of the central examination office via the link below.