LL.M. Programs

John Riccardi

Program Details



Program Design

The Executive LL.M. in International Business Law Program's design combines the best classroom experience in America with the most advanced use of interactive "distance" technology. Each "live" Boston or Budapest-based class is followed by approximately 5-6 weeks of Internet-based learning, specifically designed to build upon and enhance the classroom experience. Using Boston University's state-of-the-art technology, students will engage in faculty-supervised problem-solving assignments and exercises, and thus develop skills to address and resolve the real-world problems they will likely encounter in their transnational practices.

For a demonstration of a BU Online course visit www.bu.edu/online/prospective-students/demo.html.

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Accommodations and Meals

All students receive pre-arranged housing in Boston or Budapest, paid for by Boston University, for the duration of their residential studies. During each residential session, students attend school-provided luncheons on days in which the colloquium is held, where they interact and network with fellow global practitioners, thus expanding their world-wide connections and further enriching their academic experience..

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Tuition and Financial Information

For the 2015-2016 academic year, tuition for the entire 20 credit Executive LL.M. Program is set at $52,980 or $2,649 per credit. Students pay for courses as they enroll in them, rather than by the semester or year, so the cost of the program may be spread out over 1-4 years depending on the student's enrollment. .

2015-2016 Executive LL.M. Tuition and Fees
Tuition (per course) ($2,649 per credit for 3 credits)
Tuition (per colloquium) ($2,649 per credit for 1 credit)
Student Services Fee (per session)
Technology Fee
$60 per credit


Tuition includes accommodations and colloquium luncheons during the residential period, but does not include course materials. Financial assistance and partial tuition remission are not available.

For more information about partial-tuition scholarships for the ELLM program (including an application), as well as BU's tuition deferred payment plans, please visit the FAQ section: .http://www.bu.edu/law/prospective/llm/intlbuslaw/faqs.shtml#defferedtuition

Tuition and fees for a given semester must be paid in full at time of registration. Checks must be made payable to Boston University. The Trustees of the University reserve the right to change tuition rates or fees at their discretion whenever it is deemed necessary.

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Technical Requirements

In order to benefit from BU’s distance learning technology, please ensure that your computer and browser capability meets the following minimum requirements:



Accepted students will be provided with additional information on the technological requirements of the Program, as well as contact information for a dedicated information technology support team that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, during the time the Program modules are being offered.

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Bar Eligibility

BU Law does not make any representations about whether this program, or any of its graduate programs, qualifies individuals to take a U.S. state bar exam. Each of the 50 states in the United States sets its own requirements for bar admission. Foreign-trained lawyers should contact the appropriate state’s authority directly to obtain specific bar admission information. Eligibility in New York is based on an individual applicant’s foreign law school study and enrollment in the United States at an ABA-approved law school, such as at BU Law.

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For More Information

We invite you to submit this form if you would like to receive more information about the Executive LL.M. in International Business Law Program, including receiving printed materials when they are produced. You may also email the program at execllm@bu.edu.

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