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The Executive LLM in International Business Law Program brings together a global network of accomplished professionals from a broad range of legal practices, industries, and businesses. The program’s unique blended learning format combines two-week residency sessions in Boston and/or Budapest with online instruction, offering a level of flexibility that’s ideal of busy practitioners who seek advanced expertise but cannot attend a traditional nine-month residential program. The program is designed to provide you with a variety of scheduling options, and its courses are available both through the Executive LLM degree as well as through two certificates.

You’ll learn the key doctrines of international business practice from the US perspective—taught by members of BU Law’s regular teaching faculty—while you expand your international connections. BU Law’s Executive LLM Program offers an uncompromising executive experience: world-class training for cross-border work, delivered conveniently and flexibly by America’s top-ranked faculty. Hear more about the program from Director Ian Pilarczyk, or download a program pdf here.

Director Ian Pilarczyk discusses program highlights

Student Testimonials

Alvaro CeballosAlvaro Ceballos Suárez ’16 
Director of Legal & Compliance, Fenoco S.A.

Bogota, Colombia
The combination of my Executive LL.M. degree and my experience with international transactions led me to apply for the position of Senior Legal Counsel & Compliance Director at Fenoco…After a lengthy hiring process, I was ultimately selected for the position… .Read more

Fernando Barros


Fernando Barros ’15
Head of Legal, Latin America, Hitachi Data Systems

Englewood, Colorado, USA
“the ELLM was definitely a factor in the expansion of my role. It demonstrated to my boss that I was motivated to further myself professionally and that I could handle additional responsibilities.” Read more


Sean Galliher ’16
Associate General Counsel, Skechers USA Inc.

Manhattan Beach, California, USA
“I have found the things that I learned throughout the course of the ELLM constantly coming up in a workplace setting. For instance, while taking the class in International Mergers and Acquisitions I found myself in the middle of an acquisition of several companies and distributors in South America and Central America. The very issues we were discussing on a daily basis were suddenly issues I was dealing with professionally.” Read more


José Luis Finocchio Junior ’14
Professor, FACAMP Faculdades de Campinas

Campinas, Brazil
“The practical advice and substantive knowledge I gained in [International Arbitration] gave me a lot of confidence walking into my first international arbitration session at a tribunal that is part of the European Chamber of Commerce in Brazil.” Read more

Limei Mo


Limei Mo ’15
Director, BlackRock

Shanghai, China
“the ELLM program gave me the ability to explore and understand issues both from a Chinese perspective and an international perspective.” Read more