THE UNIVERSITY OF LAW

International Law

MBA  |  Placement Year:   No

The MBA International Law is ideal for those looking to develop an understanding of law while building their knowledge of the key strategic aspects of business. This course enables students to enhance their career by equipping them with advanced knowledge of management practices and leadership.

 

The programme takes place within an interactive learning environment to support and enhance professional insights and build a network of academics, business professionals, fellow students, professional bodies and alumni.  Students will develop both the knowledge and skills required to accelerate their career. High quality teaching combined with practical learning ensures that students are able to apply this new knowledge. The programme delivers learning through a variety of methods from workshops, coaching sessions, masterclasses and company visits.

Programme description

The MBA International Law is ideal for those looking to develop an understanding of law while building their knowledge of the key strategic aspects of business. This course enables students to enhance their career by equipping them with advanced knowledge of management practices and leadership.

 

The programme takes place within an interactive learning environment to support and enhance professional insights and build a network of academics, business professionals, fellow students, professional bodies and alumni.  Students will develop both the knowledge and skills required to accelerate their career. High quality teaching combined with practical learning ensures that students are able to apply this new knowledge. The programme delivers learning through a variety of methods from workshops, coaching sessions, masterclasses and company visits.

Key Modules

This course has been developed for business or legal professionals who are looking to advance in their current role or enhance their career to progress into senior management roles.

Building on the expertise and heritage of the University of Law this course is suitable for individuals who may wish to develop an understanding of Law from a cross-border transaction perspective while developing their knowledge of the key strategic aspects of business.

Module & Subject

The course will cover the following core modules:

  • Global Business Strategy and Leadership (30)
  • Leadership and Management Development (30)
  • Business Operations and Performance Management (30)
  • Research Methods, Professional Development and research dissertation/ practice focused project (60)

There are two elective modules to choose from, of which you’ll need to pick one:

  • International Commercial Law (30)
  • International Arbitration Practice (30)

CORE MODULES

GLOBAL BUSINESS STRATEGY AND LEADERSHIP  

This module will teach you about global corporate strategy and leadership, increasing your confidence in planning and executing strategic changes, taking ethical factors into account. You will also become equipped with a critical understanding of the relevant concepts, theories and frameworks that will enable you to develop your competence in leadership and strategic decision making. This module focuses on the positioning of and solutions for improving competitive strategy in a global context.

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT 

This module will enable you to critically evaluate core theories, models and concepts of leadership. In addition you will learn the best practices and skills used in a professional environment, focusing on how to become an effective human resource practitioner using practical leadership skills.  You will develop an understanding of how competitive advantage for organisations can be gained through developing people in practice; performance management; managing talent; change management and the role of HR analytics in supporting development and performance management.

 

BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT 

This module will develop your understanding of operations and performance management. You will be able to critically evaluate the effects of the growing influence of a global economy and its effect on performance and operations management of multinational companies. You will learn how to analyse the principles and trends in performance measurement and control.  You will develop an understanding of how the operations and IT functions contribute to an organisation’s competitiveness, strategic direction and change management.

 

RESEARCH METHODS, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND DISSERTATION/PROJECT 

Here, you will critically evaluate a business issue of your choice. The module will equip you with the methods, techniques and skills of research to enable you to identify a complex business issue within a professional environment. You will then have the opportunity to plan, execute and analyse the research results in order to document your work. Students have the choice to work on a research dissertation or practice focused project which could include documentary. This project demands rigorous research, analysis and academic interpretation to maximise knowledge in the relevant field.

LAW MODULES

You will select one of the following two elective modules:

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION PRACTICE  

This module teaches the fundamentals and structure of international arbitration practice. It covers the arbitration agreement, commencing proceedings, the arbitral tribunal, the award and the costs of the arbitration. The procedures for, and benefits of, resolving claims by arbitration – with an emphasis on client-focused commercial advice and practical problem solving. Students will gain a thorough grounding in the principles of arbitration law, including the rules of major international arbitration institutions, such as the ICC, LMIA, UNCITRAL and the IBA guidelines on conflict of interest and taking evidence in international arbitration. You will examine key pieces of domestic arbitration law in England and Wales such as the Arbitration Act 1996.

INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAW  

This module considers the key aspects of the law relating to international sales, concentrating on issues common to the most important jurisdictions and the differences between them. You will examine common rules and the standards of international sales. The module will enable you to understand the regulations governing the seller’s principal obligations in the UK, US and other international conventions. You’ll learn what’s involved in excluding liability and look at vendor financing and differences in approach to retention of title under UK and German law. You will also study international shipping terms, the financing of international sales and EU regulation of electronic commerce and commercial agency. 

Entry Requirements

For Postgraduate Business Degrees

  • 2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualifications.     
  • International requirements - an English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For MScGlobal Accounting

  • 2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree in a numerate area (e.g. Accounting, Finance or Business with Accounting or Finance etc.),
  • International requirements - an English Language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
  • Students who have achieved fully exam qualified status from a professional accountancy body are also eligible (e.g. ACCA/CIMA papers; fully exam qualified - all 14 papers completed).

Non-standard entry criteria

Non-standard applicants are welcome to apply for the postgraduate programmes offered by The University of Law’s Business School.

Scenario 1

Applicants possessing an undergraduate degree below 2.2 (3rd or ordinary) should have the following:

  • A professional qualification at level 6 or above from a business professional body, e.g. CIM, CMI, CFA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPD, etc.

Or

  • At least 2 years of proven work experience at the middle or senior management level within an organisation. They should be working or have recently left work. Applicants returning to work, but with the appropriate work experience, will also be considered.

Scenario 2

Non-standard applicants without an undergraduate degree should have the following:

  •  A professional qualification at level 6 or above from a business professional body, e.g. CIM, CMI, CFA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPD, etc.

And

  • At least 3 years of proven work experience at the middle or senior management level within an organisation. They should be working or have recently left work. Applicants returning to work, but with the appropriate work experience, will also be considered.

 

Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 1 year
Course Fee:  14500.00
Course Level:  POSTGRADUATE
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,November)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  London Bloomsbury
Intake Deadline
JANUARY