LL.M IN BUSINESS LAW (SCHOOL OF ADVANCED LEGAL AND SHARI’AH STUDIES, IIUM ACADEMY)
The LLM in Business Law is a professional course aimed at increasing legal literacy and business law expertise among non-lawyers working in business, accounting, and finance, commercial and corporate environments. The degree also enables lawyers who lack adequate training and experience in commercial law, to develop the requisite skills and knowledge which will equip them to practice as commercial lawyers both within the legal and accounting professions and as in-house corporate counsel and in business generally. The LLM in Business Law is also suitable for international students who have completed an undergraduate course in business, commerce/economics or accounting, who are or who intend to work in business and who wish to develop their knowledge of business, finance and tax law. The Program contains a number of 'Fundamentals' courses designed to assist students who have no prior legal knowledge and which serve as a foundation to the study of more complex subjects which are offered. The sequencing of the courses undertaken by a student can be tailored to their particular needs, knowledge and experience. Our scholars are doing cutting-edge research on issues like the regulation of capital markets, corporate governance, bankruptcy and restructuring, deal-making, and more. The Faculty's activities in business law have benefited from its traditional strengths in the area of law & economics - a scholarly approach that applies economic methods and tools to all aspects of law.
All modules are taught by the full time academic staff of the International Islamic University Malaysia and experts from the industry. Flexible delivery model using mixed mode such as e-learning and face to face sessions will benefit individuals in full-time employment. Use of the most advanced teaching and learning methods using case studies Students will not only obtain exposure to some of the leading academic lawyers they will also have the opportunity to make use of the International Islamic University Malaysia's state-of-the-art libraries and research facilities.
According to current market needs and long term prospect. The market and career opportunities in the globalized world demand experts which are specialized in a particular field of law. With expertise in specialized business law subjects, the graduates of this programme would have very wide job opportunities, locally as well as globally. Graduates would have career opportunities in the Corporate sector, Commercial Banks, Investment companies, Securities Commission, Legal Firms or establish own business. Globally, there is a huge job opportunity for them in the international legal firms, multinational companies, own business etc. Globalization, has seen an increasing demand for a post-graduate programme specialized in business. However most of the programmes available are from the economic perspective. This programme has more impact on the business sector since it teaches the legal aspects in the daily business transaction as well as compliance issues, which are vital in managing a business.
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