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Master's Degree in Business Law

Universitat de Barcelona
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Master's Degree in Business Law

Program description

Master's Degree in Business Law

The master's degree in Company and Business Law is an advanced program that provides specialized and multidisciplinary training to those wishing to become experts in commercial, civil, labour and tax aspects of the law as it relates to the operational activities of a company or business. It also provides an introduction to research activity that can be pursued further under the doctoral program in Law.

The degree program encompasses the compulsory and optional subjects necessary to provide each student with the flexibility to fully develop his or her specific academic interests; this allows orientation toward specific degree pathways through the selection of optional subjects grouped in a range of areas related to the compulsory subject areas.

The languages of instruction for this program are Spanish 93%; Catalan 2%; English 5%.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:

  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The program has a total study load of 90 credits, structured over three semesters:

  • First semester: Students complete subjects in the compulsory subject area Contracting and Business Organization, which form the common core for all of the pathways around which the optional subjects are organized. Additionally, academic guidance is provided to select two of the four optional subjects from the subject area Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Company and Business Law.
  • Second semester: Academic guidance is provided to select five optional subjects from the subject areas Commercial Law, Private Contract and Law and Consumer Law, Labour Law, and Tax Law.
  • Third semester: Students prepare the Final Project in Company and Business Law under the direction of a tutor, with the aim of gaining experience in the methodologies and instruments of scientific research in the field of law.

Tuition fees

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the university website.


The master's degree is designed to provide advanced training of a specialized and multidisciplinary nature. It introduces students to research and develops their knowledge of advanced legal concepts in company and business law, from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The objective of this program is to train specialists who can contribute to the theoretical, practical, interdisciplinary and global understanding of commercial, civil, labour, financial and tax aspects of the law as it relates to the operational activities of a company or business.

Career opportunities

  • Regulated legal professions or those that require members to pass either public competitive examinations or the corresponding admission systems: lawyers and solicitors, judges, public prosecutors and tax inspectors.
  • Professional activities outside the strict conditions of the regulated professions.

About this institute

Universitat de Barcelona 

The University of Barcelona, founded in 1450, is a comprehensive higher education institution that presents deep academic tradition coupled with frontier scientific knowledge. It is located in the city of Barcelona, one of the main cosmopolitan hubs in the Mediterranean...

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Why study at Universitat de Barcelona

Why choose the University of Barcelona?

  • It is the top-rated Spanish university in the most prestigious international university rankings.
  • It is among the 25 best universities of the world with more than 400 years of history.
  • It is situated in Barcelona, one of the best university cities in the World.
  • It offers a wide range of course offerings: bachelor’s degree courses, master’s degree courses, doctoral programs and other specific courses and programs.

Contact info

Universitat de Barcelona

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona Catalunya

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