LLM in Business Law

The Master of Laws (LLM) degree is an advanced, part-time, online graduate law program that allows domestic and international graduates holding a Juris Doctor (JD) degree, or its equivalent, to continue concentrated study in various fields of the law. 

Loyola’s School of Law offers an online LLM in Business Law focusing on transactional skills and compliance, and a campus program focusing in business and transactional law.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM: The LLM in Business Law can be completed in two years on a part-time basis, or one year on a full-time basis. Both the campus and online programs require 24 hours of coursework, including drafting a paper of publishable quality on an approved business topic.

ACCELERATED OPTION: Under the accelerated option, LLM degree candidates are required to complete 18 credit hours of study. The accelerated option is only available to students who completed coursework at Loyola’s School of Law as a JD student. For more information about the accelerated option, please contact the Business Law Center at businesslawonline@LUC.edu.

LOCATION: The LLM in Business Law is offered at Loyola’s Water Tower Campus or as an entirely online program. The online option is only available to attorneys who have a minimum of three years of legal and/or business experience.

The online LLM in Business Law offers a comprehensive study of the law as it relates to business planning, corporate counseling, securities law, transactional skills, and compliance. The campus-based LLM in Business Law offers courses in a variety of corporate organization and governance topics.

• A completed online application available at LUC.edu/gpem.

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and any graduate work. Transcripts must verify completion of a bachelor’s degree and a primary law degree (e.g., JD or LLB).

• One letter of recommendation

• A 1–2 page statement of purpose

• A resume outlining your work experience, education, professional or academic achievements, or any information you believe is relevant for your application.


The following documents are required, in addition to those listed above, for those who may fall into these categories:


• Either an official TOEFL or IELTS score report for international applicants. This requirement is waived for those who have completed a four-year bachelor’s, or a master’s degree program in the U.S. For those holding a non-U.S. bachelor’s degree, applicants wishing to apply for a waiver must submit U.S. transcripts that show that they have also earned a U.S. master’s degree. The language test is also waived for those who are from, or who have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a recognized institution in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom, at which the language of instruction is English.

• International applicants or U.S. residents who completed school abroad are required to submit non-U.S. transcripts to Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE), www.ece.org, for evaluation of credentials. The general evaluation report with grade average must show that your non-U.S. education is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree to be considered for admission.

Fall Term: August 1

Spring Term: December 1

Summer Term: April 1


Deadlines are subject to change. Visit LUC.edu/businesslaw for current deadline information for the campus program, or LUC.edu/businesslawonline for the online program.

Learn more about faculty, curriculum, and how to apply.