Masters of Business Law (LLM)

The master of business law program offers prospective students the opportunity to advance their understanding of the law governing commerce and finance at the global and national levels. This program encourages students to discover the fundamental legal framework that helps to deal with the current legal challenges faced in international business. This involves exploring such areas as corporate law, international trade transactions and competition law. In addition, the students will be given the opportunity to discover current issues, such as intellectual property, the legal challenges of foreign investment and business operation.

Program Structure

  • Study period: two years
  • Credit Hours: 36 credit hours
  • Foundation semester: 12 credit hours
  • Establishing legal knowledge related to business in view of the latest comparative legal systems.
  • Enhancing the students’ cognitive abilities to follow the scientific research methods in order to enable the students to be able to study in-depth and to solve the problems associated with legal studies in the fields of law and business.
  • Preparation of legal professionals, who are capable of advanced legal studies in the field of business and of meeting the needs of the local and regional labor markets.

Admission Requirement for LLM

  • All Applicants must hold a Bachelor degree (Law, Shari’a, or Business) to be admitted into the Master program with a GPA of 2.5/4.0 or its equivalent.
  • Students with Bachelor degree in Shari’a or Business will be required to take supplementary courses prior to joining the program.
  • Students must meet the College of Law English proficiency requirements:
    • TOEFL score of 513
    • or IELTS 5.5
    • or STEP 87
  • Students who do not meet the English proficiency requirements, maybe given a conditional admission.
  • Conditionally admitted students may satisfy their English proficiency requirements by either:
    • Achieving the requisite scores on the TOEFL or IELTS or STEP exam. ​
    • or Successfully completing the University English program.
  • The admissions committee represented by the faculty council and the university council has the right to accept or reject any application. It also has the right to add some conditions that the committee deems important.

English Language Requirements

As the English is the official language of instructions at Al Yamamah University, applicants to the graduate program at the College of Law must satisfy, at least, one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • TOEFL = 513 or above
  • IELTS = 5:5 or above with a minimum score of 5:0 in all parts.
  • STEP = 87 or above
  • Al Yamamah University’s English Placement Test (EPS) = L7 or above

Application Process

To complete your application file, please follow steps detailed below: As well, you may contact YU Graduate Admission Office at for further information and guidance.

STEP 1:  Fill-in the application form; the link below:

STEP 2: Submit (scan) the following documents:

  • A copy of the original college certificate/diploma
  • A copy of the original college transcript of records/student academic records
  • English Proficiency Scores: TOEFL, IELTS, STEP
  • A copy of the national ID or Iqama
  • An updated curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Two recommendation letters

STEP 3: The Graduate Admission Office will review all applications. Acceptance letters will be sent to applicants who have been admitted into the graduate programs.

STEP 4: After receiving the acceptance letter, you need to visit YU campus and pay the registration fees to reserve your seat, get your student ID card, and YU email account.