Dual Degree

Degree in Economics & Master of Laws (LL.M.)

The iimt and the Fribourg University Law School offer the unique possibility to combine the Master of Laws (LL.M.) with an economical education programme. The iimt Executive Programmes (Executive CAS, Executive Diploma, Executive MBA) prepare participants for high-level management careers. The Executive Programmes blend the experience and expertise of an innovative teaching team in developing participants' leadership qualities in both domestic and international business. The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Cross-Cultural Business Practice is the only LL.M. in Switzerland and one of the few in the world to provide an intensive theoretical and practical training in International Contracts.

We are certain that your time in Fribourg will be a rich experience in terms of personal and professional growth, and are looking forward to welcoming you.

  • Advantages

    A flexible Dual Degree

    • A unique opportunity to obtain a dual degree in Law & Economics
    • Diploma from the University of Fribourg for both study programmes
    • A modular structure offers a high rate of flexibility
    • Start your study programme at different periods and design your study schedules from full to part-time

    Internationality, Interactivity & Networking

    • A healthy mix of theoretical knowledge and practical cases and business games
    • Meet key-players and build your international network
    • Course contents are focused on international issues
    • International participants and lecturers


    • Branch-related and up-to-date course contents
    • Through the OAQ accredited course programmes


  • Admission Fees

    Conditions for Admission iimt Executive Programmes

    A degree from a University or University of Applied Sciences, at least 2 years of professional experience and a management position are required.

    Conditions for Admission LL.M Programme

    A first complete law degree or another academic qualification deemed equivalent by the Programme Directors is required. Candidates having acquired a practical experience in the field of law are encouraged.

    Tuition Fees

    LL.M. & iimt Executive MBA                    CHF 57'700.--
    LL.M. & iimt Executive Diploma   CHF 43'700.--
    LL.M. & iimt Executive CAS   CHF 28'300.--
    Deluxe Package *   upon request

    *The Deluxe Package includes accommodation in the city centre of Fribourg. For more details please contact us. Course fees include course learning material, case studies, and examinations but do not cover transport, accommodation or food. The course fees may be paid in instalments.

  • Structure

    iimt Executive Programmes


    The iimt Executive Programmes are designed as a series of modules organised in different subject areas. The Executive MBA (EMBA) consists of 30 modules, the Executive Diploma (DAS) of 20 modules and the Executive Certificate (CAS) of 7 modules. All study programmes can be completed part-time or full-time. For more detailed information about the course structure, course content and teaching staff, please visit the section iimt Executive Education on this website.

    LL.M. Programme

    The MLCBP LL.M. Programme (Master of Laws in Cross-Cultural Business Practice) includes introductory modules, core modules and final modules, legal clinics and a tailor made Moot Court at the end of each clinic, which represents 22 course weeks in total. For more detailed information about the course structure, course content and teaching staff, please visit the LL.M. website.

    Both schools coordinated their timetable so that participants can visit all courses in parallel. Please download the timetable for further details.

  • Testimonials

    by Jeyamathy Wickramasingam, Dual Degree Student

    "Today, we are facing a dynamic world where cultural and economic developments are gaining more and more ground. In a changing and challenging market, I decided to complete my educational background by integrating an international and intercultural dimension. 

    As a jurist, one way for me to get an additional training would be in a Law field. But being in a competitive world I got convinced that success may result in differentiation. However, there was no question for me to leave from my basic Law studies but rather to complete it. According to this vision, I decided to follow a unique program offered in Switzerland by the Fribourg University, which is the DUAL DEGREE. Within the framework of this program, you can achieve a double Master in one year intensive training. The goal of this combined degree is to deal with two fields "Economics and Law" which are often referred to be in contradiction rather than complementary. 
    The Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA) proposed by the international institute of management in technology (iimt) gives us all the necessary tools in management to become the future leaders in national and international companies. Furthermore it offers additional tools to create and innovate. And the cherry on the cake with this EMBA is a specialisation in either “Utility” (electricity, gas, water) or “Information and Communication Technologies” (ICT), which are both oriented towards the future. On the other hand, the Master of Laws in Cross-Cultural Business Practice (LL.M) offered by the Faculty of Law at Fribourg University provides us all the necessary tools to handle with cross-boarder issues in an international and intercultural context. Indeed, in global emerging markets including the rise of Asia, this Master will offer us the opportunity to analyse the differences that may exist in law and culture in different countries but also focus our attention on the Cross-Cultural Business and to its challenges. After several weeks of EMBA and LL.M, I can say that this program not only allows me to know the limits of these two areas in certain situation but also that there is an obvious bridge between these two areas. The challenge would be to find the balance between them! Following this Dual Degree in a famous University in Switzerland with well renowned professors, speakers and exchange with participants from every corner of the world is certainly an explosive cocktail for the future and a real value-added for a successful career. For a long time I believed that jurist had no place in Economics area and vice versa but this dual degree allows me to have an another vision, certainly different but innovative!"