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MSc International Management and Law

Program duration
One academic year (on campus) + Final Management Project (12 months)
Degree level
Master (120 ECTS credits)
Entry requirements
Appropriate law degree with good grade average. Fluency in English
Full program fees
19,450€
Teaching location
64/70 rue de Ranelagh 75016 Paris

This master program in International Management and Law aims to provide essential management skills, which law firms, consulting firms, and businesses require of their legal advisors by integrating students’ previous legal studies into the broader context of business and management thus preparing them for a wide range of professional roles linked to business law, particularly in an international context.

Why choose to do the MSc in International Management and Law?

Business and management skills have become essential for legal professionals working in a variety of contexts, at law-firms, as in-house counsel, and at consulting firms.  These skills are not always adequately addressed in law faculties.  In order to maximize professional opportunities, current and future legal professionals who wish to work in a business-orientated environment require the skills and knowledge to navigate the ever-evolving landscape.

Benefits

  • Acquire the ability to make effective management decisions related to the legal operations of businesses
  • Gain the skills and knowledge required to effectively provide legal support to businesses in an international environment
  • Develop the confidence and capacity to operate in a complex and changing legal, business and management environment
  • Enhance business and employment opportunities by studying in a multi-cultural environment in Paris, one of the most vibrant legal markets in the world
  • Earn your degree from a triple accredited business school.

The coursework has four focal points:

  • fundamentals of management,
  • international business and law,
  • innovation and entrepreneurship,
  • and interdisciplinary studies in law and management.

The coursework is followed by a Final Management Project on a business law-related subject of the student’s choice.

Year 1*

Fundamentals of Management

  • Corporate Finance
  • Accounting
  • Budgeting and Controlling
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Research Methods for Managers
  • Managing People in a Global Context
  • Principles of Marketing
  • International Negotiations

International Business and Law

  • Regulatory Environment of Trade and Business
  • International Dispute Resolution

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Establishing and Protecting and Managing Intellectual and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship – Starting a Business and Advising Startups
  • Information Technology and Law Practice –

Interdisciplinary Studies in Law and Management

  • Contracts, Risk Management and Compliance
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring
  • Moot Court
  • Communication Techniques in an Advisory Context

*The content of the program may be adapted from year to year to take into account the needs of industry. Class attendance is compulsory.

Year 2

The second year of the MSc International Management and Law is dedicated to the Final Management Project conducted under the supervision of a tutor. This is an applied or theoretical research project that can be completed at a distance and in parallel with full-time employment or an approved internship. Students are encouraged to choose a subject related to their future career.

Foreign Languages

Foreign language skills are essential in a globally competitive business environment. The program is taught in English, and no prior knowledge of French is required to attend the program. Students have the possibility of learning French or another foreign language such as Spanish, German or Chinese during the program.

Professional Development

This program prepares students for a wide range of legal and management roles by preparing them to contribute to firm strategy, management and operations in a global marketplace by understanding the broader context of legal issues in a business context.

Businesses are looking for legal professionals who not only understand the law, but also business and management.  The MSc in International Management and Law prepares students to work in a variety of management roles, including:

  • In-house legal counsel
  • Law firm practice
  • Consulting
  • Solo/small firm law practice
  • Advisory roles in other business and law related contexts

This program is suitable for graduates who have previously studied law in some capacity. Admissions preference is given to students with the following qualifications:

  • Masters 1 or 2 law degree from EHEA country
    • OR Undergraduate law degree from EHEA country AND proof of relevant work experience
    • OR Postgraduate law degree from a non-EHEA country
    • OR 4 year undergraduate law degree from non-EHEA country
    • OR 3 year undergraduate law degree from non-EHEA country and proof of work experience
  • Relevant work experience will be determined at the discretion of the program direction. 
    2 years’ experience in a legal context is preferred.
  • Fluency in English (see test requirements below)

Prospective students should have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the motivation to pursue a career in business law and management in a multi-cultural and international environment.

To ensure GEM is the right fit for you, you may be asked to participate in an interview. You will be notified if an interview is necessary after the Admission Board meets.

Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please consult rolling admissions deadlines.

Note

All academic qualifications, including those earned at GEM, are recognized at the discretion of each country or university. Students seeking admission to a further course of study or who wish to work in another country after their GEM program may need to have their GEM degree certified through a process specified by the receiving authority. Before starting a GEM program, students who know that they want to work or study in another country or university are advised to verify whether their intended GEM degree will be recognized.

Total Program Fees: 2018-19

Fees to be paid by student : 19,450 Euros for 2 years *

*Fees are subject to change. Please verify program fees each year before commencement.

Program fees

Program fees include tuition, project supervision, and access to all GEM facilities, but do not cover accommodation, all meals, insurance, visa and personal expenses.

An Administrative fee of 250 Euros is charged for student services in Year 1 and a further 250 Euros for Student Card renewal in Year 2.

Please read the policy concerning the refund of tuition fees.

Scholarships

Please click here for scholarship descriptions and application guidelines.

Apply here

To apply for this program, candidates must complete the online application and include scanned copies of all original supporting documents. All documents must be in English or be submitted with a certified translation into English if written in another language.

  • Official copy of latest degree or diploma or certificate of enrolment with an approximate graduation date.
  • University transcripts: front/back with grading scale
  • CV/Resume
  • 3 short essays (relating to your academic/professional experience, your reasons for choosing this program and your intercultural awareness)
  • 2 references (professional and/or academic). Family members or friends are not acceptable as referees
  • Scan of passport
  • Internationally recognized passport picture
  • Fluency in English (TOEFL, PTE, IELTS or CPE):
    • TOEFL: Computer-based: 240 / Internet-based (IBT): 94 (minimum score of 22 in Reading and Speaking; minimum score of 21 in Listening and Writing). TOEFL Institution code: 8973
    • IELTS Academic: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all areas (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)
    • Cambridge Proficiency Exam (CPE): A,B,C
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A): 63 (minimum score of 59 in each section)
    • Not accepted: TOEIC, Institutional/ITP TOEFL, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Cambridge English: First (FCE)

Please note English test scores must be communicated to GEM by the beginning of July for September programs.
Please note that for your initial application we ask only for copies of documents. If you are accepted, we will then request to send digital certified copies that you will be asked to present during the induction week. More details about certified copies per nationality are explained on the application form.