Digital Business & Tech Law LL.M.

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Short Facts
  • Academic degree: Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • Type of study: part-time, online-based (two semesters)
  • Contents: technical and economic core competencies for the digital economy, normative framework, deepening of digital business law, law of startups
  • Language: German
  • Requirements: academic degree, at least one year of qualified professional activity
  • Tuition fee: EUR 14,500,-
    Apply by April 30, 2021 and receive a EUR 2,500,- Early Bird Discount*.
  • Next starting date: November 4, 2021
  • Application deadline: August 29, 2021


*regular participation fee minus EUR 2,500,-

Why study LL.M. Digital Business & Tech Law?

The digitalization of the economy is advancing rapidly and on a comprehensive scale. At the same time, this also increases the need for legal expertise. This raises the question, how can traditional companies implement online trading in a legally secure manner? What strategic considerations do startups need to take into account when it comes to employment contracts or company formations? With the practice-oriented LL.M. program, legal professionals acquire key competencies in digitization and law to support companies and organizations in their diverse challenges of the digital age.

„In order for law to keep pace with economic and social changes, it needs the creativity of motivated and dynamic legal advisors the LL.M. program is designed to support and encourage this creativity from an entrepreneurial and practice-oriented perspective.“ Dr. Lukas Staffler, PhD, Academic Director

Overview

Legal activities, whether in companies, law firms, government agencies or advocacy groups, are undergoing a radical digital transformation. Big data, cloud computing, internet of things, blockchain, and artificial intelligence are just some of those buzzwords with which representatives of the legal and business advisory professions as well as in-house counsel are increasingly confronted.

The practice of digital transformation of existing companies and the founding of startups are putting the law to test, as are new business models in the digital economy. Traditional legal studies can usually only partially reflect this rapid development and are primarily oriented towards national law. However, the reality shows that companies are networking across national borders and opening up new markets through digital innovations. Digital entrepreneurship in particular confronts legal practice with new kinds of questions. To meet this acute demand, MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® offers business-related and practice-oriented continuing education that prepares decision-makers as well as consultants in the legal field in the best possible way for the legal challenges posed by the digitalization of international business activities.

Digital Business & Tech Law at MCI

Learn from Dr. iur. Lukas Staffler, PhD, why now is the right time to become an expert in Digital Business & Tech Law.

Head Executive Education
Mag. Susanne E. Herzog | Head Executive Education
Mag. Susanne E. Herzog Head Executive Education

If you have any questions about the study program, please contact us.

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STRUCTURE & CONTENTS

The postgraduate Master degree program Digital Business & Tech Law LL.M. is geared towards the requirements of the digital economy and the legal challenges that go hand in hand, and therefore draws consequences for the education and training of executives and junior staff alike.

The innovative degree program was developed at MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®. Based on technical and entrepreneurial know-how, practice-relevant questions and topics concerning the digital economy are discussed from a variety of perspectives, focusing on the needs of companies and organizations in order to impart and expand competencies concerning the law of the digital economy.

Topics covered are (selection):

  • New technologies of the digital economy
  • Digital transformation and corporate strategies
  • Business models of the digital economy
  • Data protection
  • Sharing Economy & Transfer
  • E-commerce
  • Know-how Protection
  • New Work
  • Corporate Finance
  • Digital Marketing
  • Taxes for Startups
  • Corporate Crises

The program is concluded with an academically supervised Master thesis that deals with legal issues and problems in the digital economy. This way, accumulated knowledge can be transferred directly into the student's own professional life.

The didactic concept of the program takes into account the needs of part-time continuing education. In order to increase planning flexibility, courses are held only on Fridays and/or Saturdays. The extensive reduction of attendance dates (one attendance phase per semester) and the implementation of innovative concepts of online teaching allow studying parallel to one's own professional career. The intelligent mix of compact attendance phases at the MCI, which provide opportunities for professional and personal networking, and synchronous or asynchronous online phases makes it possible to organize studies largely independently of time and location.

 

 

Facts

Format
Part-time, online-based
Design
four modules with 26 courses over a total of 12 months
Attendance days
5 attendance days
Online
6 weeks online / 46 interactive online days
Online days
friday / saturday
ECTS
60 ECTS
Language
German
Tuiton fee
EUR 14,500,-

Module Overview

Module%
Digital Technologies and Business 17%
Legal Framework of Digital Business 22%
Digital Regulation 27%
Startups Law 17%
Scientifically supervised Master thesis with accompanying courses 17%
Total 100%

Courses | Curriculum

ModulContentsECTS
Digital Technologies and Business

New Technologies
Business Models of the Digitalized Economy
Innovation Management
Digital Transformation and Corporate Strategies
Economy & Society in the Digital Age

10
Legal Framework of Digital Business

Digitization strategies of the EU
Data Protection
Digital fundamental rights
European competition
Criminal Compliance & Digital Security

13
Digital Regulation

Sharing Economy & Business
E-commerce
Know-How Protection
New Work
Digitization in the social sector
Digitization and Taxes

17
Startups Law

Company formation
Corporate Financing
Technology Sharing & Transfer
Digital Marketing
Taxes for Startups
Corporate Crisis

10
Scientifically supervised Master thesis
with accompanying course
Scientific research
Interdisciplinary Seminar/Discussion
Presentation & Thesis Defence
Oral final exam
10

Management

Leitung

Program Director

Mag. Susanne E. Herzog

MCI Head of Executive Education & Development, Innsbruck / Tyrol

Lektorin

Academic Director

Dr. Lukas Staffler, PhD

Research Fellow at the University of Zurich, Member (Prof. Avv.) of the RAK Bolzano

Academic Board

Rektor

Prof. Dr. Andreas Altmann

MCI Rector, Innsbruck / Tyrol

  
 

MCI Leiter des Hochschul-Kollegiums und Hochschullektor

RA Univ.-Prof. FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Franz Pegger

MCI Head of the Academic Council / Law firm Greiter-Pegger-Kofler & Partner, Innsbruck / Tyrol
 

MCI Leiter Department & Studiengänge Management Recht und International Business & Law

RA FH-Prof. Dr. Ralf Geymayer

MCI Head of Department & Studies Management & Law and International Business & Law, Innsbruck / Tyrol
 

Institutsleiter Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck / Tirol

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Werner Schroeder, LL.M.

Head of Institute for European and International Law, Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck / Tyrol
 

Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Data and Data Ethics at XU Exponential University for Applied Science Potsdam

Prof. Dr. Anastassia Lauterbach

Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Data and Data Ethics at XU Exponential University for Applied Science Potsdam, supervisory board member in numerous companies, Bonn / Germany

MCI Leiter Department & Studiengänge Management, Communication & IT

FH-Prof. Dr. Peter J. Mirski

MCI Head of Department & Studies Management, Communication & IT and Digital Business & Software Engineering, Innsbruck / Tyrol

The postgraduate Master degree program Digital Business & Tech Law LL.M. takes one year and can be studied part-time (online days: friday / saturday).

An intelligent mix of online phases, attendance modules and electronic media links location-independent studies with personal interaction between lecturers and students. The didactic concept thus differs fundamentally from typical distance-learning while meeting the highest standards.


Flexibility

  • Learning where you want (also on the go - mobile learning)
  • Learning when you can (in your time)
  • Saving travel times and costs

 
Learning Advantages

  • Individualized learning according to prior knowledge and goals
  • More interactive learning with active exchange, collaboration and networking
  • Development of digital skills

 
Work - Life - Learn

  • Blended learning facilitates the combination of work, private life and further education

Through the personal and individualized learning environment at the MCI E-Campus, students receive daily updated messages, e-mails and all the information they need in order to concentrate on their studies. Tests and exercises to check personal learning progress as well as learning forums and moderated chats facilitate studying online.


Technical requirements for admission to the MCI E-Campus

  • PC / laptop (current standard)
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • Microphone and loudspeaker (headset)
  • Webcam
  • Printer


Software

  • MS Office / Open Office
  • Current web browser
  • (Free) software packages as announced at the beginning of the course

Upon completion of the executive Master program, graduates earn the internationally recognized title of Masters of Laws LL.M.

Beyond their studies, graduates benefit from a strong network of recognized lecturers from academia, business and society.

The accreditation by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) testifies to the high quality and reputation standards of the program as well as the degree earned with it.

Learning Goals

In order to ensure the transfer of learning and to enable students to develop relevant competencies, the MCI has defined cross-curricular learning goals. These goals and objectives describe, in detail, the knowledge and skills acquired by our graduates on completion of their studies at MCI.

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Our graduates are effective communicators in their field of work.

Our students can discuss problems, ideas and solutions with specialists and non-specialists.

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Our graduates are competent in applying scientific methods to solve practical problems.

Our students can apply relevant theories and appropriate scientific methods in their field of work.

Our students can act according to ethical principles when doing scientific work.

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Our graduates understand complex legal issues and are effective decision makers in their field of work.

Our students are able to systematically analyze the legal aspects of digitalization-related problems and decide on the most effective approach to achieve strategic business objectives.

Our students have the competence to interpret law (legal texts) in a systematic and consistent way.

 

Blended Learning at MCI

In its organizational form as an online master study program, the MCI pursues a blended learning concept that combines synchronous and asynchronous online phases with regular attendance phases.

BAN KI-MOON,
Eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations

Thank you for engaging in global citizenship and teaching your students to think and act globally!

BAN KI-MOON, Eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations

Prof. Dr. Romano Prodi, Former President of the European Commission, Former Prime Minister of Italy

The MCI impresses with its internationality and entrepreneurial dynamic!

Prof. Dr. Romano Prodi, Former President of the European Commission, Former Prime Minister of Italy

Catherine Ladousse, Executive Director Communications EMEA, Lenovo, Paris

Congratulations to your focus on diversity, your entrepreneurial spirit and your goal to make MCI the best place to work, to learn and grow in a diverse and open world.

Catherine Ladousse, Executive Director Communications EMEA, Lenovo, Paris

Andreas König, former CEO TeamViewer, Start-up Investor, Göppingen / Germany

Unbelievable, what has been created in Innsbruck! An Entrepreneurial University at its best!

Andreas König, former CEO TeamViewer, Start-up Investor, Göppingen / Germany

Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, Chairperson of the Supervisory Board, Louis Dreyfus Group, Amsterdam

MCI, the ideal partner for family businesses!

Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, Chairperson of the Supervisory Board, Louis Dreyfus Group, Amsterdam

Jean-Claude Juncker, former President of the European Commission, Brussels

At MCI science meets business.

Jean-Claude Juncker, former President of the European Commission, Brussels

Dominik Schiener, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, IOTA Foundation, Berlin

Getting started can be difficult, but the challenges make it all worthwhile. Keep it going!

Dominik Schiener, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, IOTA Foundation, Berlin

Prof. Brun-Hagen Hennerkes, President, Foundation for Family Businesses, Stuttgart

Fantastic, what has been accomplished here.

Prof. Brun-Hagen Hennerkes, President, Foundation for Family Businesses, Stuttgart

Dr. Sabine Herlitschka, CEO, Infineon Technologies, Villach

I am impressed. Keep up the good work with your blithe obsession!

Dr. Sabine Herlitschka, CEO, Infineon Technologies, Villach

Mario Moretti Polegato, Founder & President, GEOX, Montebelluna / Italy

An idea is worth more than a business. All the best for the next steps!

Mario Moretti Polegato, Founder & President, GEOX, Montebelluna / Italy

Prof. Herbert Henzler, Management consultant, Munich

"Make a difference“; be inspired by this entrepreneurial school and this wonderful city.

Prof. Herbert Henzler, Management consultant, Munich

Ulrich Bez, CEO, Aston Martin Ltd., London

Stay cool – keep going!

Ulrich Bez, CEO, Aston Martin Ltd., London

Maria Hoefl-Riesch, olympic champion & entrepreneur, Kitzbühel / Austria

Coming from sports I know of the importance of diligence, courage, will and teamwork. This is for sure the same in science and economy. At the MCI one can feel how well these values are communicated to the students.

Maria Hoefl-Riesch, olympic champion & entrepreneur, Kitzbühel / Austria

WHO IS THE COURSE SUITABLE FOR?

The Master program is geared towards graduates of legal and non-legal fields of study throughout the German-speaking world who are looking for a sound qualification in the field of digital business & tech law in their professional activities.

The target audience of the LL.M. program are professionals from the traditional legal professions such as lawyers, notaries, judges and aspirants to these professions, but also management consultants, in-house counsel, experts in legal departments and (junior) executives, who

  • provide legal support for the digital transformation of existing companies;
  • provide legal advice to new types of business models and companies in the new economy;
  • want to expand their competencies with digital skills and abilities;
  • want to significantly improve their positioning in the market through key competencies.

 

 

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Admission

Applications to the Executive Master program are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please send us your complete and relevant documents (online form).

Application Deadline

Date

Personal Interview

1

30.05.2021

tba

2

29.08.2021

tba

Generally, persons with the following are admitted to the program:

  • completed university studies in law
  • completed university studies in another field (such as economics or technology), provided that the applicant can prove sufficient relevant previous legal knowledge or is working in a relevant professional field
  • at least one year of professional experience

The admission procedure provides for the following elements:

Online application
The application must be submitted in the form of a standardized online-application accompanied by the required documents (curriculum vitae, essay on medium-term career goals). An academic degree and minimum three years of professional experience in a qualified position prior to commencement of the program (ideally, qualified professional activity during the MBA program itself) are required.

Personal interview
The interview gives applicants the opportunity to present themselves personally, to narrate their career history, to explain their motivation for applying to this program as well as to describe their medium-term professional goals.

Instance
An admissions committee decides on admission to the Master's program.

CAREER & PERSPECTIVES

Upon completion of the Executive Master program Digital Business & Tech Law, graduates acquire the internationally recognized title Master of Laws LL.M.

With the focus of the Executive Master degree program placed on different facets of the digital economy, this enables participants to specialize their own legal expertise in a technical and business-oriented manner and makes them sought-after experts for clients and companies alike when it comes to legal support for business in the digital age.

A range of use can be found in traditional legal professions such as law firms or notaries' offices, but also in business consultancies and consulting in general as well as companies in industry, tourism, banking and financial services, IT and the internet.