Economic Law - Sustainability and Ethics (LLB)
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These pages will give you extensive information about our full-time study programme, which has existed in its current form since the winter semester 2014/15. It includes details of the programme structure.
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Schedule Economic Law – Sustainability and Ethics (LLB)
Important points about the programme
|Programme name and degree||Economic Law – Sustainability and Ethics|
Bachelor of Law (LLB)
|Target group||Students with a general university entrance qualification, an entrance qualification for universities af applied sciences or a qualification recognised as equivalent.|
|Goal||Our LLB programme in Economic Law – Sustainability and Ethics offers students a practical orientation and a sound academic basis.|
By combining knowledge of the law and commercial training, we prepare our students for specialists and management positions. Theory courses are supplemented by instruction in fundamental competencies as well as in sustainability and ethics. The programme focus equips our graduates to meet the needs of the job market and singles them out from others.
|Start||Winter semester each year|
|Standard duration||7 semesters|
|Teaching methods||Seminar-type classes with relevant, practical didactic concepts|
|Language of instruction||German and English|
|Lecturers||Professors from the Department of Business, Social Work and Social and Cultural Work, visiting lecturers and experts from the field|
|Accreditation||The study programme has been accredited by AQAS|
Profile and objectives
By combining knowledge of law and of business administration, we set out to give our students an in-depth understanding of their chosen field of study and a unique set of skills and abilities. Communicative skills, paired with leadership and social competence, complement this invaluable specialist knowledge. Sustainability and ethics as applicable in law and business round off the programme contents.
Graduates thus acquire the skills needed to work at the interface between law and business. They are able to conclude contracts and to read a balance sheet. Employers who understand both business and legal concepts are an invaluable asset for a large number of enterprises and organisations.
A sound versing in sustainability and ethics complements those skills. Business lawyers assume responsibility for decisions at the place where business and the law meet - for society as it is today ans as it will be in the future. Sustainability is the means of maintaining social stability. From that perspective, economic, ecological and social goals are placed on an equal footing. Being future fit goes hand in hand with assuming responsibility for future generations worldwide. Ethics deals with the motivation for and the consequences of what people do. The criteria for evaluating decisions are geared to the values of society and also have an impact on them. Our graduates are given the foundations needed to make critical decisions - involving both sustainability concepts and ethical responsibility - in the challenging area between law and business.
Our graduates are consequently equipped to meet the challenges of professional practice. To that end, our programme teaches students to apply the facts and underlaying principles of law and business while taking account of societal issues.
The Department of Business runs this programme in cooperation with the Departments of Social Work and Social and Cultural Studies.
Successfull completion of the programme leads to the award of a Bachelor of Law (LLB).
Content and structure
The programme is designed to be completed with a standard period of seven semesters.
|1st semester||2nd semester||3rd semester||4th semester|
|Introduction to Jurisprudence and the Law||Private Business Law II||Corporate Law I||Private Business Law III|
|Methodology in Law/Research in Law||Labour Law||Measures of Law Enforcement||Drafting Contracts|
|Private Business Law I||Accounting and Balance Sheets||Public Law II||Corporate Law II|
|Public Law I||Economics for Students of Business Law||Cost Accounting, Investment and Finance||Logistics and Controllership|
|Introduction to Business and Economics||Introduction to Sustainability and Ethics in Law and Business||Taxation and Tax Law||Marketing and Human Resources|
|Academic Skills, Presentation and Project Management||Negotiation and Effective Speaking||Conflict Management Systems|
|Intercultural Communication/English for Students of Business Law|
The first semester gives students a thorough grounding in economic law with an emphasis on sustainability and ethics. In each semester, a mix of modules is offered in the areas of law, commerce, key qualifications as well as sustainability and ethics.
|5th semester||6th semester||7th semester|
Internship - Practice Module
|International Law, International Commerce and Sustainability (interdisciplinary)||Required Elective Pool A (Law and Commerce, interdisciplinary)|
|Environmental Law, Environmental Politics and Ecological Sustainability (interdisciplinary)||Required Elective Pool B (Sustainability, Ethics, Core Skills, interdisciplinary)|
Project Seminar – Sustainability/Ethics – Complement to the Practice Module
|Sustainable and Ethical HR Management||Bachelor`s Thesis with Accompanying Colloquium|
|Sustainable Corporate Conversion, Insolvency and Restructuring; Company Succession (interdisciplinary)|
|Social Law and Social Security / Socio-economics (interdisciplinary)|
|Corporate Governance and Sustainable Economic Activity / White Collar Crime (interdisciplinary)|
This basic knowledge prepares students for the completion of a specialised internship in the fifth semester.
The elective courses offer sixth and seventh semester students the opportunity to focus on an area in which they are particularly interested. The individual modules in the later semesters combine the areas of law, business and sustainability/ethics with key competences. A Bachelor's thesis on a specific topic chosen from within this subject complex brings the programme to a well-rounded conclusion.
Details of the various modules are provided in the module-handbook. Together with the legal framework governing the study programme, they are included in the Examination Regulations.
For admission to the Bachelor of Law programme in Economic Law – Sustainability and Ethics, students need to have a general university entrance qualification, an entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences or a qualification that have been recognized as equivalent by the Hesse State Ministry of Education (HMWK).
A good knowledge of German is also required.
Details of the Bachelor's programme in Economic Law - Sustainability and Ethics are governed by the current version of the applicable Examination Regulations in conjunction with Article 54 of the Hesse Higher Education Act (HHG).
At present, only 30 students are admitted to the study programme.
Details can be found in the Examination Regulations.
The fifth semester is given over entirely to an internship.
An internship may be taken up by students who have earned 90 credit points (ECTS). An internship lasts six months. During that time, students are employed full-time during normal working hours. Any time that is missed during the internship must be made up. The internship is accompanied by seminars on sustainability and ethics at the University.
Students are said to have fulfilled the requirements of the internship when the company/organisation issues a certificate stating that the internship has been completed successfully, they have given a presentation and they have submitted an internship report by the end of the semester. The internship module also involves an examination.
Details are available in the module handbook and in the Internship Regulations. Both form part of the Examination Regulations.
Instruction and instructors
The basic programme concept is the result of extensive deliberation. Motivated and highly qualified lecturers ensure high quality instruction that produces high quality graduates. Our team consists of professors, staff lecturers and adjunct lecturers. They all have practical experience, which is combined with a theoretical foundation and up-to-date research findings. This ensures that the programme contents are directly related to actual practice.
Most of the programme modules are designed as interactive seminars. Traditional lectures are not a frequent occurence. Small groups encourage a direct exchange between students and teachers. Complex issues and ideas are conveyed well thanks to the use of case studies, group work and relevant software. State-of-the-art didactic methods are our essential tools.
Students have access to learning materials via the Department of Business’ electronic platform “eFBW“. This platform is also used for communication between students and their professors and instructors.
You can be sure of studying at a modern, vibrant and innovative university of applied sciences with a tradition that dates back more than 40 years.
Excellent career opportunities for graduates
After graduation, the door is open for careers with a wide range of different employers, e.g. private enterprises (corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises), chambers of commerce, professional associations, foundations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) or in the public sector.
The main areas offering career opportunities are auditing, taxation, finance, legal departments, public tenders, sustainability and environmental management.
Your Bachelor's degree also entitles you to continue on to a Master’s study programme at Fulda University of Applied Sciences or elsewhere. These are the relevant programmes on offer at Fulda University:
- Social Law and Social Economy (in cooperation with the University of Kassel)
- International Management
- Accounting, Finance and Controllership
- Supply Chain Management
A Master’s programme in commercial law can be another way of rounding off your university education, for instance at the University of Kassel. Holders of a Master’s degree may go on to study for a doctorate.