Study Negotiating and Designing Contracts (LL.M.)

The Master of Laws for Contracts on the International Stage - Focus on Digitalization.

Those who study with us today can change the world tomorrow. This master's program focuses in particular on the digitalization of law and prepares you professionally and linguistically to negotiate international contracts with confidence and to shape them successfully. It puts the icing on the cake of your business law education. With us, it's all about Future from Thursday to Saturday.

Why us – why here?

Small groups, direct contact with the lecturers, practical relevance to companies, cosmopolitan atmosphere on campus, mega opportunities on the job market, exciting practical case projects, internationality and semesters abroad guaranteed - and last but not least: an interdisciplinary professional and personal education as a return on investment for life.

The most important in brief

Study program

Negotiating and Designing Contracts


Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Standard period of study

3 semesters

Form of study


ECTS credits


Lecture language


Admission requirements



ZEvA until summer semester 2025

Start of study*

Every year for the winter semester*

Application deadline for the summer semester

Application deadline for the winter semester

15.07. for applicants with foreign degrees


30.09. for applicants with German degrees

*About the semester dates.

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The study program

Legally sound contracts - from planning to implementation - are essential for business and human resources in both national and international contexts and require trained personalities. With the help of this degree program, you will mature into such a personality and become familiar with legal issues on an international level, master the art of initiating contracts as well as formulating services and requests in a way that is ready for signature and in line with the interests of the parties - and in all of this, you will not lose sight of the economic incentives of contracts. This master's degree fills a gap in your business law education and combines advanced theoretical legal training with practical skills in the areas of contract negotiation, contract drafting and contract management. Based on the knowledge you have already acquired in other degree programs and in your professional life, you will be taught in-depth practice-relevant knowledge with a theoretical foundation at a high academic level, including useful tips on strategy and tactics. The focus is therefore on the solution-oriented and interdisciplinary preparation of case examples and case studies from the respective currently lived corporate practice - especially on the future topic of "digitalization".

Career prospects

The Master's degree program is aimed at all those interested from Germany and abroad who already have a professional university degree in a business law, law or comparable degree program and wish to acquire a further professional degree in the field of business law. Graduates can work in many areas of business and administration and are qualified for higher service, as they have become familiar with different types of contracts and areas of law and can quickly and confidently familiarize themselves with areas that are foreign to them due to the tools and methods they have acquired.

Study structure

The first two semesters of the program cover (international) negotiation and the theoretical foundations of contract drafting and management, as well as practical instruction in contract preparation methods and tools (due diligence, rating) and intangible property law contracts and e-commerce. These are complemented by subject-specific contract drafting modules (management and personnel - exchange and project contracts - corporate and group law contracts).
In the third semester, the knowledge of contract law is further optimized in the international area and rounded off by illuminating the tax aspects of contract drafting as well as the economic analysis of the law. The remaining time is available for the preparation of the Master's thesis.
The focus of the program is on International Contracts I to III, which is taught in English throughout. The theoretical treatment of case constellations typical of corporate practice is supplemented in many modules by a case study in which students independently apply and deepen the knowledge they have acquired to a complex case. These compulsory modules are supplemented by two elective modules that focus on special areas of contract design and contract management. Students can choose between "Digitization and Law" and "Methods and Instruments of Extrajudicial Conflict Resolution".

The events are held exclusively on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

First semester

  • Methodology of contract drafting and negotiation
  • International Contracts I
  • Due Dilligence and Rating
  • Employment contracts and collective agreements
  • Company and Corporation I
  • Elective module I: Selection 1 from 2
  • Digitalization and Law I
  • Methods and instruments of out-of-court conflict resolution I

Second semester

  • Contract Management and Contract Controlling
  • International Contracts II
  • Intellectual property contracts and e-commerce
  • Exchange and project contracts
  • Company and Corporation II
  • Elective Module II: Selection 1 from 2
  • Digitalization and Law II
  • Methods and Instruments of Extrajudicial Conflict Resolution II

Third semester

  • Taxes and Incentives
  • International Contracts III
  • Master thesis with colloquium

The professors who supervise the degree program in terms of subject matter and content have relevant professional and scientific experience in the fields of knowledge taught. They take into account the dynamic development of the legal, economic and political environment through continuous updating and evaluation. A widespread network of proven experts from practice ensures the high practical relevance and topicality of the teaching through their participation as qualified lecturers.

  • The Master of Laws for Contracts program comprises 90 credit points (ECTS) and has been accredited by ZEvA.
  • Upon successful completion of your studies, you will receive the Master of Laws (LL.M.).

In addition to many good reasons for a stay abroad, there are also many ways to fulfill this dream. We support you from the initial idea through the application process to the actual planning.

The program is fully modularized and thus enables students to complete a semester abroad without any problems. For this purpose, students can rely on numerous partner relationships of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences with interesting foreign universities, which are constantly maintained and expanded.

Excerpts of Module Descriptions

Other documents such as class schedules, applications, etc. can be found at: My studies.




Diplom Betriebswirtin (FH), MBA
Gülsüm Keskin
Fb3: Wirtschaft und Recht
Building BCN (City Gate), Room 809

Application and enrollment with national degrees

Application and enrollment with international degrees

Head of degree course

Prof. Dr.
Isabella Anders-Rudes, LL.M.
Head of degree course Negotiating and Designing Contracts (LL.M.)
Building 4, Room 509

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