Master in International Business Law
The Master in International Business Law provides managers with a global vision of international legal regimes and contracts focused on the business world. This online Master has been recognized with the 4th position of the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking 2019 in Spanish in the category of International Business Law.
- 12 months
- 60 ECTS
- APRIL 2024
- 7500 €
Get a double degree from our academic partner, the reference university in Catalonia and Spain with more than 560 years of history behind it.
We are the first 100% online Business School in the world to receive the QS Stars rating, obtaining the highest distinction, five QS Stars, in the Online Learning category.
The Master in International Business Law obtains the 4th position in Spanish in the International Business Law category of the Ranking.
Understands the importance of diversity in the company in order to manage it properly, optimising the performance of the different work teams that make up the organisation.
Knows the different international regulatory frameworks to apply them in the daily management of companies that operate globally, or want to expand their activity to other markets.
Knows the different international organisations, the functions they perform and the scope of each of them in order to understand their role in the sector in which they carry out their activity.
Acquires a global vision of the functioning of international companies, the implications derived from their activity in different environments and the impact of the different regulations.
Master's in International Business Law Syllabus
Our programme is structured in 2 main blocks and culminates with the Master's Final Project. In addition, different additional activities will be carried out during the course of the programme.
Block 1. Business environment
Block 2. International Business Law
Master's Final Project
Bootcamps and additional activities
1. Business environment
This module will pay special attention to the analysis of the forces driving international business, competitive advantages and strategies, and the different ways of entering markets. The approach will start from the more strategic view of the company to more operational aspects such as importing and exporting through intermediaries, contracting with suppliers and distributors, and Foreign Direct Investment.
Professor: Tom Van der Heyden, CEO at S³ Group.
This module explores the challenges faced by modern companies in organising cross-border business. It explores topics such as comparative management, boundary theory and the management of inter-firm networks.
Professor: Manuel Lucena Giraldo, Research Scientist at the Instituto de Historia, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, CSIC.
2. International Business Law
The confluence of different local laws in the resolution of political, economic and legal problems made necessary the creation of institutional bodies with their own personality aimed at creating frameworks of understanding specialised in different areas. The legal advisor must be aware of the framework and scope of these bodies, as well as their specific role in the sector in which each company operates. Thus, this module will look at the role and main international organisations, as well as their regulatory capacity.
Professor: Jorge Tuñón Navarro, Lecturer at the Universitat Carlos III de Madrid.
The introduction and sale of goods and services in different markets is the driving force behind internationalisation, and fewer and fewer companies will operate exclusively in a local environment. For this reason, knowledge of the legal framework linked to import and export procedures is going to be one of the most demanded by companies. For this reason, this subject will cover international export requirements, customs transit documentation, tariffs and labelling regulations, insurance and health and safety regulations, among others.
Professor: María Verónica de Pool, Contract Manager at Boehringer Ingelheim.
There are numerous models of international contracts, depending on the objectives and characteristics of international contracting. It is essential for the professional in this field to be familiar with the sources and criteria that will help him or her to select the model that best suits each new need. This module will cover topics such as international sales and purchases, jurisdiction and applicable law, agency and distribution contracts, and the basic clauses of certain commercial contracts, among others.
Professor: Álvaro Luna Yerga, Lawyer - Senior Associate at Cuatrecasas.
The international legal advisor in a global company goes from playing a functional role, with very specific functions, to forming part of the company's management structure. This is the result of the relevance of knowledge of the international legal framework and the legal implications that may arise from the choice of one business strategy or another. The managerial role implies the need to strengthen the managerial and management skills of the legal advisor. In this course, students will delve into topics such as basic and operational principles in different legal environments, practices and customs, efficient management of resources and data protection and professional secrecy, among others.
Professor: Eugenia Navarro, Managing Partner at TamaProjects.
The application of regulations related to intellectual property is recent in many countries, which is why it has become an aspect of main attention for many companies, in order to avoid being pioneers in suffering the consequences of the application of new regulatory frameworks, which until now did not merit consideration. To this end, this module will cover aspects such as the definition and scope of intellectual and industrial property, the rights granted by the transfer of these rights, and the rules of protection, among others.
Professor: Edoardo Fano, Lawyer specialising in intellectual and industrial property.
The international mobility of capital and the geographical dispersion of companies offer obvious advantages for business growth, but also pose enormous tax challenges. Understanding and following established international mechanisms is a challenge for any company aiming for long-term international projection. Furthermore, transparency, clarity and standardisation of financial information can be key factors in the international capital commitment for the development of a company. In this course, students will study in depth tariffs and transfer pricing, payment methods, international accounting, double taxation agreements, off-shore and banking secrecy, among others.
Professor: Eduardo Martínez Matosas Ruiz De Alda, Partner in the Tax Department of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo.
Many models of internationalisation will involve employing workers in different parts of the world. Both recruiting and resolving disputes with workers will require a clear understanding of the international legal framework, but also the ability to easily understand the specific regulations of a country when we have to operate in that country. This module will cover topics such as the international protection of workers' rights, the international labour organisation and the key regulations and aspects linked to the expatriation of workers, among others.
Professor: Jordi Diosdado Donadeu, Senior Associate at Deloitte Legal.
The growth of a company's international operations will imply the need to resolve a large number of international disputes arising from the different dynamics of specific sectors or countries. For this reason, the legal advisor must know and identify the most appropriate means of conflict resolution depending on the actors and the characteristics of the dispute to be resolved. In this module you will learn how to draft arbitration clauses, you will learn about arbitration clauses in different international courts and tribunals and you will learn about the main arbitration and dispute resolution bodies.
Professor: Omar Puertas Alvarez, Partner at Cuatrecasas.
Master's Final Project and Additional Activities
This programme is designed to complement the content of the thematic blocks with the necessary training to achieve their internalisation. The training is conceived from a threefold perspective: technical assistance, personal support and individual and group challenges that are necessary to achieve the objectives set.
The student will have the opportunity to take 3 Pre-Master Bootcamps that will be opened progressively and can be taken at any time. Once the course has been completed and passed, a certificate of completion will be awarded.
- Bootcamp 1. Personal Branding
- Bootcamp 2. Data Storytelling
- Bootcamp 3. Creative thinking and innovation
Introductory workshop | Campus Training
Before the start of the academic year, students will have the opportunity to attend an introductory workshop on the Campus where they will be provided with the tools and knowledge necessary for the correct use of the platform during the academic year.
Professional Development Programme (PDP)
Two weeks before the start of the academic year, students will be able to participate in a professional development programme where they will work hand in hand with a teacher to develop different skills such as time management, productivity and stress management and emotional intelligence. Upon completion of the workshop, and provided that the relevant activities have been carried out, a certificate of completion can be obtained.
The Master's Final Project will consist of a group project through which the student will apply the different knowledge acquired throughout the programme. Thus, the groups will have a margin of freedom to develop and solve a case proposed by the lecturer. Through the completion of this work, students will deal with all the areas of study of the Master, thus having the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired and demonstrate how they develop in an environment that resembles a professional one.
Professor: Edoardo Fano, Lawyer specialising in intellectual and industrial property.
The Master's in International Business Law is complemented by lectures and seminars given in each of the blocks. These additional activities are carried out by renowned professionals in business management who, through videoconferences, present their experiences and practical cases.
Bootcamp: Contract drafting
During this two-week bootcamp, students will learn how to draft legal contracts.
Professor: Álvaro Luna Yerga, Lawyer - Senior Associate at Cuatrecases.
Bootcamp: International Business Simulator
Throughout this bootcamp, the aim is for students to improve their understanding of the complexity of doing business globally in a dynamic and competitive environment.
Professor: Jorge Tuñón, Lecturer at Calos III University of Madrid
During the course of the programme, students will have the opportunity to attend synchronous videoconferences with professional experts in the programme area. They will share their experience and provide best practices in the sector.
Most of the training is done asynchronously, that is, the exchange of knowledge is done through a platform that allows sharing written texts without the need for people to be connected at the same time.
Additionally, in each of the modules, synchronous sessions or 'webinars' are organised, where all participants are connected at the same time through an application, which allows the exchange of knowledge in 'real time'.
Students taking the Master in International Business Law will have the opportunity to prepare for the Scrum Certification (Product Owner & Scrum Master)*.
*The cost of the certification is not included in the price of the programme.
OBS has an online methodology where the core is the student. Always backed by active and internationally renowned lecturers, who share their knowledge to enhance the professional development of students through a flexible, collaborative method with personalised monitoring. The aim is to create a unique educational experience that allows the assimilation of knowledge in a practical way.
Student ON's fundamental pillar is the student and, for this reason, throughout the course students have their Programme Manager, an academic figure who accompanies them in a personalised way.
After successfully finishing the Master's degree, and having completed the relevant procedures, you will receive the Master's degree from OBS Business School. In addition, and provided that you meet the established academic and administrative requirements, you will obtain a Lifelong learning Master's degree from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB).
In order to obtain it, you must have a university degree. In the exceptional case of not having this degree and having passed the Master's evaluations, you will obtain a Higher University Diploma from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB).
At OBS Business School we are committed to having our own degree, which allows us to quickly update and adapt the programmes in each edition to be at the forefront of the educational level demanded by companies today. Our programmes are designed for professionals who want to strenghten their management skills and learn through an international experience.
The fundamental aim of our admissions process is to ensure the suitability of candidates. All participants should get the most out of this learning experience, through a context in which it is possible to develop long-term relationships with classmates, faculty and alumni.
After completing the application form for one of our programmes, you will receive an e-mail with information about the School and a member of the Admissions Department will contact you to start the admission process. Once you have successfully passed the personal interview, you must submit all the required documentation to continue the admission process and certify that you meet the requirements of the student profile. After the Admissions Committee, if it is positive, you will be able to register and enrol in the programme you have applied for.
Our students in the Master in International Business Law have different backgrounds and come from different sectors, but they all have a common goal: to enhance their managerial skills to boost their professional careers.