Business Law.

Given the steady increase in the number of contracts, agreements, regulations and laws that have economic implications on both a national and international level, a strong knowledge of business and law is vital to professional success. The Bachelor's degree program in Business Law at the JKU can be tailored to suit two professional profiles: Depending on your personal interests, you can choose to specialize in either corporate law or tax law. Special feature: You can acquire a solid, base-knowledge  education in law and business without completing the Diploma degree program in Law!

Your Benefits

  • Solid, sound dual education in Law and Business

  • Learn about business and economic correlations through case studies

  • Opportunity to specialize and focus on subjects of personal interest

  • Acquire advanced foreign language skills for legal experts

Bachelor's Degree in
Business Law


Bachelor of Business Law/Bachelor of Tax Law (LL.B.)


6 Semesters


180 Credits



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Program Objectives, Job Opportunities, Career Prospects


As an aspiring legal expert in business and law, you will learn to better understand the correlations between business and economics. The Bachelor's degree program in Business Law includes courses in basic legal and business principles, preparing you to complete advanced courses in the field of corporate and tax law and become better aware of legal dimensions in business. You will be educated in the following areas:

  • Business Administration
  • Commercial Criminal Law
  • Civil Law
  • Public Law
  • Tax Law
  • European Law
  • Economics
  • Legal Gender Studies

In addition, the Bachelor's degree in Business Law supports the thought process linking business and law, sharpening your perspective of global relationships and international cooperation.


Advanced-level courses in tax law can prepare you for positions

  • as a tax consultant
  • at a government financial agency
  • as a company tax expert

Graduates specializing in the area of Business Law can pursue a number of exciting professions, especially at

  • large companies (such as in Legal Departments, Procurement Departments, or in management)
  • Banks and Insurance Companies
  • Energy and Telecommunications Companies
  • State or federal service sectors

Please Note: Students who wish to pursue certain legal professions (such as practicing attorney, notary public, judge) must graduate from the Diploma degree program in Law; graduates of the Bachelor's degree in Business Law cannot pursue these professions.


Recommended Study Plan

The Bachelor's degree program requires completing courses totaling 180 ECTS credits in the following subject areas:

SEMESTER S 1 S 2 S 3 S 4 S 5 S 6
Fundamentals of Law x x x x x  
Fundamentals of Social Sciences, Business & Economics x x x x    
Fundamentals/Advanced Social Sciences, Business & Economics       x    
Advanced Courses (Corporate Attorney/Tax Attorney)         x x
Autonomous Coursework           x

Additional Information

Sections of the program can be completed online via the MuSSS (Multimedia Studies Services SOWI) program.

Credits from some of the courses in the Bachelor's degree program Business Law can be acknowledged in the Diploma degree program in Law.

Admission Requirements

  • General higher education entrance qualifications (such as an Austrian “Matura” diploma)
  • Contact the Admissions Office for additional information about the admission requirements

Selection Procedure beginning in the 2019/2020 Academic Year

Beginning in the 2019/2020 academic year on, prospective students to the Johannes Kepler University Linz will be subject to a new, selective admissions procedure that is unique in Austria. Learn more now about how you can start earning your Bachelor's degree in Business Law.

Still Have Questions?

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