For the 2017-18 academic year, the Official Master's Degree in Corporate Law is only offered within the program for the Dual Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar and Corporate Law.
The Official Master's Degree in Corporate Law (11th edition), is a joint Master's between the University of Deusto and Comillas Pontifical University. It is among the best postgraduate programs in the field of Law both domestically and internationally and is organised by the Faculty of Law of Comillas Pontifical University (ICAI- ICADE) through the Center for Legal Innovation in Law (CID-ICADE) of the Faculty of Law.
For more than fifty years Comillas Pontifical University ICAI-ICADE has trained legal professionals of the highest level. The principles of excellence and ethical values guide Degree and Postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Law, selected by the Financial Times in November 2016 as one of the best 91 Postgraduate Law Schools in the world.
The Official Master's Degree in Corporate Law provides students with a training advantage as legal professionals, as it covers the material in greater detail than Degree programs and does so from a perspective that is in tune with economic and corporate law applications, helping the student better understand the commercial activity of the world of business.
Access to the programme of the Official Master's Degree in Business Law is conditional upon prospective students having been awarded an official Spanish university degree or another one awarded by a higher education institution which is part of the European Higher Education Area that entitles access to postgraduate studies in the relevant country.
Graduates of education systems which are not part to the European Higher Education Area may also access this Master's Degree without the need to have their degrees approved, with the prior verification by the University that they have an education level equivalent to the relevant Spanish official university degrees and they are entitled, in the degree's issuing country, to access postgraduate education. Under no circumstances shall access through this path imply that the previous degree held by the interested party has been approved or recognised for any purpose other than undertaking this Master's programme.
As a previous requisite, the student must have been admitted to the Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar in order to access the admission procedure of the Master's Degree in Business Law.
Admission criteria of the Master's Degree in Business Law are as follows:
The admission process to the Programme comprises the following phases:
In order to make a decision on the admission of an applicant, the admission criteria will be as follows:
Assessment of the request for admission will be obtained from joint assessment of the different requirements. Final admission is established in function of the position of the candidate with regard of global assessment of their academic record with respect to the other candidates and with the number of places available.
Admission to the Master's Degree in Business Law of graduates, pursuant to education systems external to the European Higher Education Area will not imply, under any circumstances, changes on the academic effects regarding the previous degree held by the interested party, or recognition thereof for purposes other than taking the Master's programme courses.
Admission to the Master's Programme in Intellectual Property is undertaken by the Dean of the Faculty of Law, upon the prior non-binding report issued by the Admissions Sub-committee, comprised by the Master's Director and Coordinator.
The deadline for submission of applications starts in January and matches that of the programmes of the Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar
As this programme is offered together with the Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar, in-person classes of the Master's Degree in Business Law are taught on Monday morning and afternoon; and on Tuesday morning.
Duration is 15 months: in-person lessons will take place from October to June; internships and the final project in the next academic year (September-January).
The fees of the Programme of Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar + Master's Degree in Business Law come up to €25,875, itemised as follows:
First academic year: €16,967.20
Second academic year: €8,907.78
If you are alumni of Comillas or Deusto, you will get a 10% discount, which will be applied to the last monthly payment of each academic year.
Sara Díez Riaza
Maria Jesús Sánchez Pérez
CENTER FOR LEGAL INNOVATION IN LAW (CID-ICADE)
c/ Alberto Aguilera, 23
Tel.: 91 5422800 (ext. 2260)
Fax: 91 5596569
Ms. Paloma de Benito.
Ms. Paloma Carranza.
C. Alberto Aguilera, 23
Tel.: 91 5422800 (ext. 2262 and 2196)
Credits: 60 ECTS
Number of students: 35 Deusto and 35 Comillas
Internship: 6 ECTS
Degree: Official Master's Degree in Business Law
Place of delivery: Universidad de Deusto, Campus of Bilbao
Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Alberto Aguilera school
Responsible centre: School of Law
Curriculum approved by the MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, CULTURE AND SPORTS, dated 28 May 2012
|SUBJECTS AND COURSES||SEMESTER||ECTS||CHARACTER||LANGUAGE|
|Advanced topics on labour relations and Social Security||1||3||COMP||Spanish|
|Advanced topics on insolvency law||1||3||COMP||Spanish|
|Business civil liability, insurance and risk management||2||3||COMP||Spanish|
|Capital transactions and structural changes||2||3||COMP||Spanish|
|Tax Law: VAT and corporate tax||1||3||COMP||Spanish|
|Competition Law and administrative contracts||1||3||COMP||Spanish|
|Bargaining and labour litigation||1||3||COMP||Spanish|
|Business Criminal Law||2||3||COMP||Spanish|
|Procedural strategy, litigation and alternative dispute-resolution systems||2||6||COMP||Spanish|
|Business and Human Resource Management and Organisation|
|Advanced accounting and analysis of financial statements||1||3||COMP||Spanish|
|Enterprise policy and human resources management||2||3||COMP||Spanish|
|Final Master Project|
|Final Master Project||2||6||COMP||Spanish|
Internship opportunities are offered at renowned law firms and companies. Some of the entities that collaborate with us are:
Uría Menéndez, Garrigues Abogados, Cuatrecasas, Gómez-Acebo y Pombo, Clifford Chance, Linklaters, Watson, Farley and Williams, Clyde and Co, DAC, Ashurst, MAIO Legal, Rodríguez-Ramos Abogados, Estudio Rodríguez-Mourullo, Asjusa Letramed, SNR Abogados, Latham Watkins, Hogan Lovells, Allen and Overy, Baker Mckenzie, King & Wood Mallesons, Pérez-Llorca, EY, Deloitte, Ramón y Cajal Abogados, Ontier, Carles Cuesta Abogados, CMS Albiñana Suárez de Lezo, Abdon Pedrajas, Olswang, Eversheds NICEA, Herbert Smith, White and Case, Araoz y Rueda, Ceca Magán, Jones Day y Ramón Hermosilla Abogados
Graduates of the University Master's Degree in Business Law of Universidad de Deusto are experts in Business Law and have developed a practical, comprehensive view, based on ethical values, of the different areas that converge on it.
That is why the programme offers graduates a comprehensive reinforcement and a greater level of specialisation of knowledge gained in the Degree in Law, by means of specialised training in Business Law, Commercial contracts, Capital transactions, Banking and stock market Law, Labour Law, Tax and Fiscal Law, Competition Law, Intellectual Property and Company Litigation, among others.
All this without relinquishing the development of other competencies different than academic ones, such as discipline, decisiveness, team work, capacity to adapt, sense of service and generosity, solidarity spirit... and the observance of ethical standards applicable to each case.
Therefore, graduates develop a great capacity to identify, analyse, reflect and solve complex legal issues arising within the scope of business organisations.
The faculty is comprised of active professionals having extensive academic and professional experience (registrars, notaries public, managers of legal advice firms working for major companies or lawyers working for the most prestigious law firms, among others); this provides graduates with a practical, current approach.
In sum, graduates of the University Master's Degree in Business Law of Universidad de Deusto have a solid training for their development and promotion, both regarding personal and professional aspects, which allows them to fulfil their professional goals within the business arena.
Students who successfully complete this Master's programme will be prepared to work both at law firms specialised in company counselling and at those companies.
On the other hand, the Master's degree in Business Law gives access to Doctorate studies.