Executive LL.M. in Global Business Law Degree Requirements

To earn the Executive LL.M. degree in Global Business Law, candidates must:

  1. Earn 24 points of academic credit. Academic point credit is earned by satisfactory completion of a course with a grade of C or better.

  2. Satisfactorily complete the following required courses:

    1. Introduction to American Law (3 credits)
    2. American Contract Law (3 credits)
    3. Corporations (3 credits)
    4. Professional Responsibility (2 credits)
    5. Colloquium (4 credits)

Students must satisfactorily complete Introduction to American Law (online) and American Contract Law (online) in order to attend the Summer Residency portion of the program.  Students will take Professional Responsibility online after the Summer Residency.

Electives taken onsite during the Summer Residency will make up the remainder of the credits necessary to complete the degree. 

  1. Earn a grade point average (GPA) of 2.67 (B-) or better, or a preponderance of B-or-better grades.  If an Executive LL.M. candidate fails more than one course, the student's candidacy will be terminated automatically and the student will not earn the degree.

The academic programs of all candidates for graduate degrees are subject to the approval of the Program Director.

The Executive LL.M. degree is awarded in October. Students are invited to return for the Columbia University graduation ceremony the following May.

Executive LL.M. candidates are expected to complete their degree coursework during the March – September program period.  In certain rare instances, with prior approval from the Program Director, a student may be able to complete the Residency portion of the program in two consecutive summers rather than one.