Business Law (LL.B.)

Key Facts

Academic degree: Bachelor of Laws
Duration: 3,5 years
ECTS: 210
Start: October
Teaching language: German
Fees: None
Campus location: Hof
Special entry requirements: None
General entry requirements

...interdisciplinary, practice oriented, international...

The study program Business Law at the University of Hof includes seven study semesters with a final bachelor thesis. It is divided into three sections: the areas of principles (1st - 3rd semester), the areas of advancement (4th semester), the areas of specialization (5th and 6th semester) and the internship with the bachelor thesis (7th semester). The graduates receive the academic degree "Bachelor of Laws" (LL.B. = legum baccalaureatus).

The LL.B. is not designed as a competitor but as a business-oriented alternative to the traditional university legal education. On the basis of sound knowledge of business law and business management, the graduates should resolve legal problems of everyday life in the company, better yet, avoid them in advance. You master the method and way of thinking of both disciplines - Law and Economics - and can communicate competently with the entrepreneur as with the lawyer. You know your company, its products and its philosophy and you find individual, customized solutions, particularly in contract, labor, commercial and corporate law.

All sectors of the economy offer career prospects:

Companies, tax accountants, insolvency law firms, chambers and associations as well as banks and insurance companies.

Fields of activity in companies include, inter alia, purchasing and sales, law and auditing, human resource management, compliance, finance and taxes. 

We are a member of the Economic Law Higher Education Association.

Study Focus International Business Law


Since 2011, internationalisation with the focus on India is firmly anchored in the mission statement of Hof University. Particularly, the economic relations between Germany and India have intensified within the recent years. Both countries consider themselves as close partners. However, cultural differences are notable. Cross-cultural misunderstandings constitute a major barrier in international business contacts. Professionals and managers, who move competently in various cultures, are increasingly needed in the future.
The study focus "International Business Law" consists of modules taught in English and enables the students to acquire an international profile, even without completing a semester abroad.
In addition to India, the P.R. China, which has been an important partner for the German economy for many years, is another country-specific focus. The knowledge of Chinese law, playing an important role for working in a global environment, is taught in the module "Introduction to a Foreign National Law".
The study focus "International Business Law" is completed by the module "Project /Case Study" dealing with current topics in the areas of the international economy and international economic law.

As of the winter term 2016/2017 Hof University offers students of the bachelor degree program Business Law this new international study focus.

Study Focus International Business Law

Business strategists report...

Patrick Merz
Alumnus, Bachelor of Law (LL.B.)
Klug GmbH integrated Systems

"The interdisciplinary orientation of this study program has proven itself successfully.

To every project other economic conditions apply, therefore, not only pure legal knowledge is required in project business. Business education, acquired legal procedure and legal knowledge complement each other perfectly in this study program.

I would consider my practical semester abroad as especially valuable for my personal development. Aside from very interesting cultural and practical experience, it was of course a great opportunity to see something of the world."

Prof. em. Dr. Klaus Slapnicar
formerly Schmalkalden University and lecturer of Hof University
discussion paper, no 12, Hochschule Fulda, S.98

"I expecially would like to emphasize the business law curriculum of Hof University which offers a lecture called introduction to law with history of law, sociology of law, legal philosophy and economic analysis of law."

Sieglinde Palitza
Employment Agency Hof (Arbeitsagentur Hof)

„Students can very decidedly and specifically choose their major fields of study and employers can, if required, catch up on what the degree has to offer."

Klaus Wagner
Employment Agency Hof (Arbeitsagentur Hof)

„A great compliment to the new presentation of the degree course and the content; I still could not find so much information anywhere else..."

Study Focus International Business Law


Law and Economy in Modern India and P.R. China


Contact person

Prof. Dr. Martin Wachovius | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Martin Wachovius

Program Head (Marketing)/Academic Advisor

Business Department
Business Law

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: B212
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4390
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4390
E-Mail: martin.wachoviushof-university.LÖ

Prof. Dr. Valentina Ignat | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Valentina Ignat

Head of Board of Examiners

Business Department
Business Law

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: B215
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4385
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4385
E-Mail: valentina.ignathof-university.LÖ

 Sonja Andörfer | University of Applied Science Hof

Sonja Andörfer

Student Affairs Office
Administrative Assistant

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: A 115
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 3228
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 3228
E-Mail: sonja.andoerferhof-university.LÖ


Prof. Dr. Jens Kirchner | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Jens Kirchner

Program Head (Organization)/Academic Advisor

Business Department
International Management

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: B221/223
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4081
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4081
E-Mail: jens.kirchnerhof-university.LÖ

 Heike Meyer | University of Applied Science Hof

Heike Meyer

Business Department
Office of the Department

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: B 220
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4012
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4012
E-Mail: heike.meyer.2hof-university.LÖ


Milena Korczyk

Contact for Adjunct Lecturers

Business Department
Office of the Department

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: B 220
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4014
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4014
E-Mail: milena.korczykhof-university.LÖ




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