The Master in International Law and Business (MILB) is a program that responds to the changing panoramic of international business and commerce. The new economic tendencies, the mass consumption and the new technologies have opened unprecedented doors for the realization of commercial transactions. From this relation range, a series of impositions that require specialized legal attention are derived. The legal scientific doctrine and the legislation do not walk at the same rhythm as international commerce, and as we all know, there is no obligatory international commercial right to apply for these relationships. Based on all of this, the international law and business program seeks to combine in a practical way the different legal institutions to carry out a systemic and ordered approximation towards the legal framework of international businesses.
Understanding that international law and business by nature is a composed and interdisciplinary science, the Master’s program seeks to unify all the necessary legal disciplines into one academic proposal to enable a lawyer to professionalize in the subject.
Who is the programme for?
This program is specifically aimed at Law graduates that wish to develop the skills and techniques needed to work in professional offices, or consultancies of high international vocation.
The Master’s Degree in International Law and Business is also aimed at entrepreneurs, managers and professionals involved in international business law, as well as recent university graduates with a bachelor’s degree in Law that wish to acquire knowledge on legal international business management.
Once the program has been successfully completed, the student will receive an accrediting certificate in:
- OFFICIAL MASTER’S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL LAW AND BUSINESS
- UNIVERSITY SPECIFIC CERTIFICATE OF MASTER’S IN INTERNATIONAL LAW AND BUSINESS
The estimated duration for the completion of the Master’s Degree in International Law and Business is 900 hours.
Regarding the distribution of time it is established that:
- As it is an online Program, and it is not required to attend in-class, a specific start date is not established, which means the student can sign up for the class at any moment, as long as there are available spaces.
- For academic and learning purposes it has a minimum duration of six months, in exceptional cases.
- The maximum duration to complete the program is 1 year. During this period, the student must have handed in all of the corresponding evaluations of the subjects and the Final Project or Thesis
The credit structure for the Master's Degree in International Law and Business is summarized in the following table:
|MODULES (CHARACTER/NATURE)||ECTS CREDITSa||TEMPORARY UNIT|
|Administration and Management of Corporate Law||16||1st semester|
|International Law (Public Area)||18||1st semester|
|International Recruitment (Private Area)||16||2nd semester|
|International Financial-Legal System||9||3rd semester|
|Conflict Resolution and Arbitration||11||3rd semester|
|Scientific Research Methodology and Project||20||4th semester|
a. One (1) ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credit is equivalent to 10 hours. If the student is taking the Program enrolled in a university that isn’t part of the European Higher Education Area, the relation between credits – hours may vary.
- The main objective of the Master’s Degree in International Law and Business is to train jurists that wish to professionally dedicate themselves to the practice of law within the lines of international business.
- Provide legal advice and assistance to business organizations whose main focus is on international operations.
- Hold positions of responsibility in companies, institutions and multinational business associations.
- Understand the function and operations of international agents that determine the growth of markets and those of trade operations, and investment abroad.
- Identify, analyze and develop business opportunities in upcoming markets.
- Effectively manage a foreign trade department in a multinational company.
- Initiate, manage and maintain business activities in a foreign area efficiently.
- Strategically advise their clients so that they may achieve their business goals quickly and efficiently.
Some of the career opportunities of the Master’s Degree in International Law and Business program are:
- Director of International Legal Departments
- International consultant
- Legal advisor to Multinational companies
- Senior Corporate Legal managers
The Master’s Degree in International Law and Business program is composed of 21 subjects, and one Final Course Project or Final Master’s Project.
- 1st Part: Subjects (700 hours)
These subjects allow us to understand how International Business and Trade works from its theoretical and conceptual foundations, encouraging the student to use these tools so that they can create differential values that later on turn into tangible benefits for an international company.
The corresponding subjects and hours that make up the program are shown in the following table:
|1||Business Management and Administration||40|
|2||Strategic Management and Planning||40|
|3||International Legal Marketing||40|
|4||Strategic Management of the HR in the international level||40|
|5||International Economic Law||40|
|6||Economic Analysis of Law||40|
|7||International Customs Law||40|
|8||Free Trade Agreements||30|
|9||European Union Law||30|
|10||Legal Business Aspects||40|
|16||Financial Status Analysis||30|
|17||International Finance and Taxation||20|
|18||Conflict resolution/transformation at the international level||30|
|19||International Commercial Arbitration||40|
|20||Ethic and Corporate Social Responsibility||40|
- 2nd Part: Scientific Research Methodology and Project (200 hours)
The last part of the program will consist of the subject Scientific Research Methodology and the development of the Final Master’s Project.
|2nd Part: Scientific Research Methodology and Project|
|1||Scientific Research Methodology and Project||200|
Note: The contents of the academic program may be subject to slight modifications, depending on the updates or the improvements made.
- Dr. Rubén Calderón Iglesias. Rector Atlatnic European University.
- Dr. Eduardo Silva. PhD in Projects by the International Iberoamerican University. Master’s Degree in International Business Administration from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Lawyer and Notary by the Rafael Landívar University. Lawyer of the Legal Department of the Iberoamerican University Foundation. Executive Director of the Iberoamerican University Foundation, at headquarters in Guatemala.
- Dra. Silvia Aparicio. Doctora en Ciencias Económicas por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid y Licenciada en Administración y Dirección de Empresas por la Universidad de Cantabria. Directora Académica Internacional del Área de Desarrollo Directivo, Organización Empresarial y Recursos Humanos de la Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana, FUNIBER.
Teaching staff and Authors
- Dr. Cristina Hidalgo González. Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of León.
- Dr. Salvador Rus Rufino. Associate professor at the University of León.
- Dr. Sergio Balarezzo Saldaña. Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Piura. Perú.
- Dr. Eugeni Aguiló Pérez. Professor of Applied Economics at the Universitat de les Illes Balears.
- Dr. Luis Morales. Director of the Graduate School of the Universidad Mayor de San Simón. Bolivia.
- Dr. Manuel Maeda. University of Piura. CAME-Lima. Peru.
- Dr. Roberto M. Álvarez. Doctor in Project Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain; Master in Project Management and Design, from the Polytechnic Institute of Milan, Italy. Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Director of the Ibero-american University Foundation (FUNIBER) Argentina.
- Dr. David Barrera Gómez. Doctor Engineer and MBA. Business, technology and business solutions consultant. Professor of business organization areas and TIC technologies of the Ibero-american University Foundation.
- Dr. Eduardo García Villena. Industrial Engineer. Environment Area of Ibero-american University Foundation.
- Dr. Olga Capó Iturrieta. Industrial engineer.
- Dr. Irene García Rondón. Professor at University of Havana.
- Dr. (c) Pablo Eisendecher. Lawyer, Master’s in Public Law, Master’s in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Doctorate in Law from the University of Chile (in process), with over 15 years of working and academic experience in the areas of Corporate Law, Administrative and Environmental Law. He has worked as a professor of Environmental Administrative Law, Mining Law and Water Law at Universidad Austral of Chile, and as a professor of undergraduate and graduate studies at different Chilean universities. For over 10 years he was a trial attorney and currently serves as Director of the Ibero-American University Foundation in Chile and Paraguay.
- Dr (c). Diana Patricia Cortés Díaz. Doctorate in Projects, from the International Ibero-american University (in process). Master's in Human Resources and Knowledge Management at the University of León, Spain. Specialized consultant in Labor Law and Social Security. Program Coordinator and Professor at FUNIBER.
- Ms. Saúl Domingo Soriano. Master's in Business Management from the Institut Català de Tecnologia Barcelona. Master's in Consulting and e-business Information Technology
- Ms. Lourdes Plaza. NG Chile. Master's in e-business Information Technology Consulting (Spain). Master's in Information Technology (Chile).
- Ms. Virginia Saman. Prof. at University of Santa María de Chile Campus Guayaquil. Master’s in Logistics (France).
- Ms. Andrea Salem. Computer Software Engineer (Ecuador-Chile). Master's in e-business Information Technology Consulting (Spain).
- Ms. María Eugenia Luna Borgaro. Master's in Human Resources and Knowledge Management from the University of León, Spain. Expert on Human Resources Management and Management Skills. Professor at FUNIBER.
- Gabriela Larrea. Commercial Engineer (Ecuador-Chile). Communications Director of the Ibero-american University Foundation (FUNIBER) Ecuador.
- Lien Soto Alemán. Law Graduate from the University of Havana. Assistant Professor of Company Law at the University of Havana
FUNIBER Training Scholarships
The Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER) allocates periodically an extraordinary economic item for FUNIBER Training Scholarships.
To apply, please fill out the information request form that appears in the web of FUNIBER or contact directly the Foundation’s headquarters in your country that will inform you if you need to provide some additional information.
Once the documentation is received, the Evaluation Committee will determine your application's eligibility for the FUNIBER Training Scholarship.