"EBI MASTER IN EU BANKING AND FINANCIAL REGULATION (LL.M.)"

at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

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Professor of Public Economic Law
President of the Academic Board of EBI

Prof. Dr. Edgar Löw

Professor of Accounting
Member of the Academic Board of EBI

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Overview

The European Banking Institute (EBI) and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management (Frankfurt School) have jointly established and strategically manage the part-time master’s programme: “EBI Master in EU Banking and Financial Regulation”, which is awarded with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree. EBI Master students will gain the skills and necessary expertise to successfully work in the entire field of banking and financial regulation.

In particular, this programme offers courses of the following subjects: foundations of financial systems, financial regulation and accounting, financial markets in crisis, consumer protection and behavioural economics, institutional and substantive aspects of banking regulation and supervision, bank crisis prevention and management, capital markets regulation and supervision, insurance regulation and supervision, central banking policies, including monetary policy and macroprudential oversight, as well as ESG in the financial system.

  • Degree: Masters in Laws (LL.M.) (90 ECTS)
  • Language: ENGLISH
  • Tuition Fee: 27.000 EUR
  • Application Deadline: 30 June
  • Programme Start: 10 September
  • Duration: 3 Semesters (part-time)

Ideal Candidates

Ideal candidates for the EBI Master in EU Banking and Financial Regulation are young professionals with a first academic degree in the areas of law, economics, business administration, or similar fields. Optimally, students would have at least one year experience in the field of law. Candidates without experience in law are welcome to apply, however they must take a pre-course with relevant law content (which will be offered by the EBI and Frankfurt School before starting the programme).

Examples of suitable professional profiles are current and future employees in:

  • central banks as well as supervisory, regulatory and resolution authorities
  • banks, securities-investment firms, investment funds managers and insurance companies in the field of supervisory law/compliance
  • auditing and consulting firms with auditing or project activities in supervisory law
  • legal firms specialising in financial regulation.

For working professionals

This programme follows a flexible, blended model of study, which allows students to continue working full-time along with their studies. Students will attend class in-person on the FS Campus one weekend each month, while also participating in three online evening courses each week for the remaining three weeks of the month.

Programme Highlights & Requirements

Highlights
  • Partnership with the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  • Curriculum based on current and forthcoming banking and financial regulation legislation and case-law
  • Only programme in Europe which offers a truly European curriculum taught by leading academics from all across Europe
  • Professors on the Academic Board of the EBI, FS faculty, and experts specialising in EU law
  • EBI Network, FS Alumni Network, Clubs and Conferences of EBI and FS
  • Studying safely: Classrooms have been retrofitted with distance-learning technology to offer hybrid classes, as well as securely arranged to ensure ideal safety in person.
Requirements
  • First academic degree in law, economics, business administration, or equivalent (see eligibility conditions below)
  • 1 year relevant work experience*
  • Excellent written and spoken English (TOEFL – 90 iBT / IELTS 7.0 or equivalent)
  • Successful admissions interview
*work experience can be supplemented by additional coursework
Eligibility
Eligible academic & work experience combinations for this programme:
  • 180 ECTS degree in economics or business administration (or equivalent) + 1 year relevant work experience* & pre-course in law
  • 180 ECTS in law + 1 year relevant work experience*
  •  210 ECTS degree in law
* work experience can be supplemented by additional coursework

The Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

The Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is one of the leading private business schools. It is one of ten business faculties in Germany to be awarded the AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) seal of approval. Together with its EQUIS and AMBA accreditations, the business school also belongs to the small circle of four German “Triple Crown” institutions.

All courses offered by Frankfurt School have three aspects in common: high standards, diversity and practice-orientation. High standards, because we expect more of our students. Diversity, because all our courses reflect the rich panoply of perspectives that the field of financial studies has to offer. And practice-orientation, because at the Frankfurt School, research and teaching never take place in a vacuum, but must always be related to current applications.

Frankfurt School is one of the most active German business schools in terms of research. With its practical and research-based orientation it regularly achieves top positions in various rankings.

The Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is an Academic Member of the European Banking Institute and the EBI academic partner for the EBI Master on EU Banking and Financial Regulation.

Curriculum

The EBI Master of EU Banking & Financial Regulation curriculum consists of 8 mandatory modules and 2 mandatory elective modules. In their last semester, students will gain hands-on work experience through an internship in their particular field of interest. The programme concludes with a Master Thesis, where students apply the knowledge gained throughout their studies.

Online Application

The first step of our application process is to complete the online application form. You will need to upload the following supporting documents: Required Documents
  • CV or resume (must be in English)
  • Certified copy of your undergraduate transcript of records and degree award certificate
  • Certified copy of your TOEFL / IELTS results or equivalent (TOEFL – 90 iBT, IELTS 7.0 or equivalent)
  • Other documentation supporting professional experience or other extracurricular activities, if applicable
Each of the documents listed above are required for completing your application.

Results

The final decision regarding your EBI Master in EU Banking and Financial Regulation admission will be based on a combination of undergraduate grades, work experience, English language abilities, and interview performance. We also take into account other significant life experiences, commitments or awards, such as internships, international experiences and volunteer projects.

Required Documents

  • CV or resume (must be in English)
  • Certified copy of your undergraduate transcript of records and degree award certificate
  • Certified copy of your TOEFL / IELTS results or equivalent (TOEFL – 90 iBT, IELTS 7.0 or equivalent)
  • Other documentation supporting professional experience or other extracurricular activities, if applicable
Each of the documents listed above are required for completing your application.

Deadlines

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Therefore, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Final application deadline: 30 June 2022 Programme start: 10 September 2022

Programme Start

The EBI Master in EU Banking and Financial Regulation begins on 10 September 2022. All students are expected to be at Frankfurt School at that point of time.