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International Business Law Schools

 February 19, 2017 – 03:24 pm

Program Overview

The Certificate in International Business Law enables lawyers to access the innovative online and blended-learning courses of the Executive LLM in International Business Law, without having to leave their jobs and commit to a degree program. Students are required to complete one three credit course, and can select from the wide array of elective courses when choosing their remaining courses. A minimum of 12 credits is required for the Certificate.

While the Executive LLM requires applicants to have a minimum of three years of work experience, the Certificate in International Business Law is open to new lawyers. All other Executive LLM application requirements remain in place for Certificate applicants. A strong performance in the Certificate program will be considered for any applicants who wish to be considered for the Executive LLM degree.

Required Course

International Business Transactions & Agreements

IBT&A covers the transactional approach to legal problems encountered in commercial and financial business ventures that cross national borders. Topics include: form of doing business, including formation of contracts and the range of issues presented-such as choice of law, choice of forum, commercial terms, force majeure, sales, distribution and agency law, franchise, licensing arrangements, and foreign direct investments; the operations of the institutions of the World Trade Organization; investment in free trade areas such as the European Union and NAFTA; and issues of transfer of intellectual property and international dispute resolution. Students will gain exposure to analyzing various international business agreements and documents including global joint venture agreements and privatization provisions, sales and letters of credit, distribution and franchise agreements, international development and investment agreements, letters of intent for mergers and acquisitions, and technology licensing agreements. IBT&A is offered both in the blended online and all-online formats.

Source: www.bu.edu

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