Similar degrees or other names for an LLM in Finance are LLM in International Finance, LLM in Banking, LLM in Investment Law or LLM in Financial Regulations.
Law courses that are part of this specialised LLM program can include monetary law, banking law, contract law, financial regulation, central banking, securities law, secured transactions, investment funds and regulations. Some law schools also offer corporate finance and M&As, corporate valuation, electronic banking, financing of emerging markets or EU, US, Asian financial law and business ethics courses together with soft subjects such as negotiating skills.
Most LLM programs are modular and LLM students can choose from a large number of LLM electives.
LLM in Finance or LLM in International Finance is offered by top law schools in the UK, Continental Europe and the USA. Full-time LLM programs in Finance are usually one year and part-time LLM programs in Finance are usually 2 years.
Tuition fees for LLM in finance do vary significantly. The entry requirements for an LLM in finance are usually an undergraduate degree in law. Some law schools also accept an undergraduate degree with a high law content.
There is not really a best LLM in finance, but many prospective LLM students may choose to select an LLM program from an established international law school.
Graduates with an LLM in finance may choose to work for an international law firm or international organisation. Large corporates also hire LLM graduates with a specialisation in finance. Top law firms in Continental Europe or USA recruit lawyers with an LLM qualifications. Some LLM graduates move into teaching or research positions at law schools or decide to pursue a PhD. Most law schools have a career centre that offers career advice and access to future employers.