Program structure – Business Law (LL.B.)

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Candidates for the bachelor study program "Business Law" at the University of Hof need to have the university of applied sciences entrance qualification.

Further acquirements are not required. Nevertheless, some may wonder: Am I suitable for a business law study program? Unfortunately, there is no general answer to this question. However, it can be said, that those who are capable of logical and analytical thinking, dissecting complex issues, separating important from unimportant information, working quickly and accurately when needed and arguing realistically, they are already equipped with excellent requirements. The precise use of the German language and interest in legal, legal policy and economic issues are indispensable requirements. Excellent memorizing and studying abilities are conducive to study the very extensive material.

An assessment of suitability or an aptitude test is currently not provided for study beginners. The commencement of the study program is only possible in the winter semester.

The study comprises seven semesters, which in turn are divided into three sections:

  • Areas of principles: 1st -3rd semester
  • Areas of advancement: 4th semester
  • Areas of specialization: 5th and 6th semester
  • Internship and bachelor thesis 7th semester


As specializations we offer the following areas:

  • Law, Compliance and Digitisation
  • Human Resources
  • Insolvency
  • Tax and Financial Statements
  • Sustainability, Environmental and Energy Law
  • Medicine Law and Health Management
  • International Business Law


You can complete an internship especially in larger medium-sized companies both inside and outside of the region of Hochfranken, in the areas of human resources, purchasing, sales, logistics, taxes and finance as well as law and auditing. The offices of liberal professions also come into consideration, e.g. of lawyers as well as of tax and management consultants.

The academic degree "Bachelor of Laws" (LL.B. = legum baccalaureatus / a) is awarded.

The obstacles of advancement can be found in the study and examination regulations:

The bachelor thesis is written in the 7th semester. It comprises approximately 40 – 50 pages.

Studying the English legal language is mandatory in two courses. Apart from acquiring technical vocabulary, the focus is forming or improving the oral language skills within the economy (Business Communication).

Students can and should also make use of the full range of the offers of our language center (see homepage à Study à Language Center) and/or improve their foreign language skills during a semester abroad.

A semester abroad is in the 5th or 6th semester achievable. Those, who will also complete an internship abroad, can spend 1 year abroad without a time loss and with full academic credit. 

Course of studies


Practical Training in the Company

Bachelor Thesis

5+6Areas of Specialization 

Compulsory Modules 

  •  Competition Law
  • EU Law and International Contract Law
  • Introduction to Criminal Law
  • Criminal Business and Environmental Criminal Law
  • Examinatorium Business Law

Compulsory Elective Modules wihout area of Specialization

  • professional, interdisciplinary or linguistic consolidation
  • International Project

Compulsory Elective Modules/Areas of Specialization

  • Law, Compliance and Digitisation
  • Human Resources
  • Tax and Financial Statements
  • Sustainability, Environmental and Energy Law
  • Medicine Law and Health Management
  • International Business Law


4Areas of Advancement

Compulsory Modules 

  • Law of Intellectual Property and Copyrights
  • Design of contracts and standard business clauses
  • Legal communication
  • Negotiating Contracts
  • Speeches and presentations


Compulsory Elective Modules 1 

  • Investment and Financing
  • Cost and Activity Accounting
  • Introduction to Digital Business
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Environmental Law
  • Introduction to Medicine Law
  • International Contracts 
  • Introduction to Insolvency Law


Compulsory Elective Modules 2/Practical Projects

  • Civil Law
  • Public Law
  • Economy
  • Communication/Project Management


3Areas of Principles

Law of Partnerships and Company Law; Law Enforcement (in- and out-Court); Credit Insurance Law; Specialization in Corporate Taxation; Principles of Economics; Introduction to Labour Law; English for legal practitioners;Introduction to Legal English; Business Communication


Private Business Law - Consolidation; Introduction to Public Law and Public Procedural Law; Commercial Law; Financial Accounting; Human Resources and Organizational Management; Basics of Corporate Taxation


Business Law - Basics; Introduction to Public Law (State and Constitutional Law); Introduction to Legal Theory (Law History, Law Philosophy, Ethics); Accounting; Legal Methods and Working on Cases; Introduction to Scientific Methods; Introduction to Business Administration; Working on Cases/Tutorial



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