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    Ranked #1

    Online with optional on-campus immersion


    of Educational Excellence

    120+ Years

    Program Duration

    -- Months

    Start Date

    Jun 30, 2023

    for 5,000 students

    70% Scholarship

    Accreditations and Associations


    Key Highlights

    Designed for working professionals
    Designed for working professionals
    GGU alumni status
    GGU alumni status
    Optional on-campus immersion
    Optional on-campus immersion
    24x7 student support
    24x7 student support
    WES recognized
    WES recognized
    Live & interactive faculty, alumni, and industry-specific sessions
    Live & interactive faculty, alumni, and industry-specific sessions
    70% scholarship available for 5,000 students with EMI
    70% scholarship available for 5,000 students with EMI
    Dissertation to be submitted as a qualifying parameter
    Dissertation to be submitted as a qualifying parameter
    Earn the same U.S. Degree as awarded On-Campus
    Earn the same U.S. Degree as awarded On-Campus

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    Get a degree from the U.S., ranked #1 among countries with the best educational systems*. Earn the same U.S. Master's Degree we award on campus!

    *Source: World Population Review, 2022

    Who is this Program for

    Working professionals who are looking to learn Internationalview more

    Minimum Eligibility

    Bachelor’s Degree in any specialisation

    Job Opportunities

    The LLM opens the door for you to build a career in consultiview more

    Top Subjects you will Learn

    Foundational principles of international law, emerging innovview more


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    About the Program

    WASC Accreditation & WES Recognition

    WASC Accreditation & WES Recognition

    GGU has been accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) since 1959 and it is WES recognized. WASC accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, UC Berkeley, and others. WSCUC is nationally recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

    Learn from Scholar Practitioners

    Learn from Scholar Practitioners

    GGU instructors are scholar practitioners with decades of senior level work experience in the San Francisco Bay Area, including major Silicon Valley and Fortune 500 companies.

    On-campus Immersion

    On-campus Immersion

    Engage in optional, interactive networking sessions with your program peers and experienced professionals for a more immersive GGU experience.

    Earn the same U.S. Master's Degree Golden Gate University awards on-campus

    Master of Laws (LL.M.) - International Business and Finance Law
    Students who successfully complete the program and coursework are eligible to receive the LLM degree from Golden Gate University's School of Law.
    Master of Laws (LL.M.) - International Business and Finance Law
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    • Golden Gate University School of Law is an American law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), the California State Bar, and Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). GGU Law is a member in good standing of the Association of American Law Schools.


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    How a US Law School Master’s Degree impacts your career?

    • The unique advantage of this LLM is that it is open to both law and non-law graduates and therefore caters to both in a practical setting, providing you the opportunity to specialize in the most sought after skills in the business world

    • Understanding law and business on a global scale is all the more important for those wishing to relocate and build their career in a different country.

    • LLM will also give you access to connect with people across the globe

    • By the end of this program, you would have built a network of strong professionals and like-minded individuals.

    How a US Law School Master’s Degree impacts your career?


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    Hours Recorded Content

    Principles Of International Law In Business Environments

    3 Credits
    • This course covers key principles of international law applicable to emerging innovations in a business environment and international commercial arbitration.

    International Business Transactions And Commercial Contracts

    3 Credits
    • This course covers the governance of international business transactions and global investments including international secured finance under select international instruments.

    Technology, Business & Law

    3 Credits
    • This course covers the challenges in international business posed by digital innovation and the efforts to regulate the digital economy.

    Comparative Business Association Law

    3 Credits
    • This course provides a comparative overview of business associations in emerging markets and economically developing countries, emphasizing civil law systems.

    International Trade Law

    3 Credits
    • This course covers the emerging challenges the WTO treaty mandates for international trade relations and the WTO dispute settlement system.

    International Investment Law

    3 Credits
    • This course covers international investment law and the protection of international capital movements against sovereign risk imposed by adverse government action.

    Comparative And International Issues In Intellectual Property Law

    3 Credits
    • This course covers different legal regimes that regulate different intellectual property rights and also covers implications in intellectual property disputes.


    3 Credits
    • The submission of a dissertation between 5,000 to 6,000 words is mandated for the successful completion of the degree.


    The curriculum and credits are a virtue of University's guidelines while meeting international standards and quality.

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    • Receive unparalleled guidance from industry mentors, teaching assistants, and graders.
    • Receive one-on-one feedback on submissions and personalised feedback on improvement.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Course Eligibility

    Who is this program for?

    Working professionals who are looking to learn International Business and Finance Law as part of their leadership positions or lawyers who are looking to upskill and earn a Master's Degree.

    What is the minimum eligibility for this program?

    Bachelor's Degree in any specialization

    How do I become eligible for the scholarship? What is the application process?

    The scholarship is rolled out based on the academic and professional achievements. Once the application form is submitted with these details, the admission committee reviews the same. If you are admitted into the program, the scholarship that you are eligible for will be mentioned on the offer letter. Please note that admission is provisional until successful verification of supporting documents and completing the payment formalities. 


    Will I be able to avail EMI Options of my course fee even after receiving scholarships?

    Yes, 70% scholarship available for 5,000 students along with EMI options are available. 

    How much do I pay to block my seat?

    You need to pay INR 25,000 to block your seat. 

    Refund Policy/Financials

    What is the refund policy for this program?

    1. You may request a refund for the Program at any time before the Cohort Commencement Date by visiting https://www.upgrad.com/ and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile.  A processing fee of Rs. 10,000 will be charged. Please note that once the Program commences, no refund request will be considered, and any amount paid by the student will not be refunded.
    2. Requests for refund must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed Refund Request Form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of the commencement of the program. For refund and deferral policies please refer to this link.

    No Cost Credit Card EMI FAQ's

    0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

    1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
    No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Indus Ind Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank and State Bank of India)

    2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
    Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

    3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
    No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

    4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?
    If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

    5. Are there any fees or down payment?
    Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

    6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
    Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

    7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
    Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

    8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
    Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
    HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
    ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

    9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
    You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

    10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
    Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

    11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
    Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

    Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
    Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
    [Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
    EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
    Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000

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    upGrad does not grant credit; credits are granted, accepted or transferred at the sole discretion of an educational institution. upGrad does not make any representations regarding the recognition or equivalence of the credits or credentials awarded, unless otherwise expressly stated. If you intend to pursue a post graduate or doctorate degree upon completion of this course or apply for employment which requires specific credits, we advise you to enquire further regarding the suitability of this degree for your academic and/or professional requirements before enrolling.