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International Business Law MLS


International Business Law, MLS


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Master of Legal Studies (MLS)




$524/$918 CREDIT HOUR




Curriculum developed by OU faculty and International Business Law experts and degree awarded from the

College of Law


Leader of Global Economic Growth

MLS Program

The M.L.S. in International Business Law program is a 32-credit hour program that can be completed entirely online in 15 months. As the complexity of international finance, banking, investment and the laws governing these activities has increased, increased demand has emerged for business professionals with strong international legal skills and knowledge.

This program will help graduates understand international transactions and allow them to work closely with attorneys to shape documents and procedures to drive global growth and business expansion.


The OU College of Law Master of Legal Studies in International Business Law is a 32-credit hour program which can be completed in 15 months. The suggested sequence is below:

Course sequence:

    Introduction to Legal Studies

    Sources of International Law

    Comparative Corporate Law

    International Finance: Banking and Structured Finance

    European Union Business and Competition Law

    International Sanctions Regimes

    Combating International Corruption    

    International Finance: Capital Markets

    International Payment Systems

    International Sales and other Business Transactions

    International Trade and Investment

    International Business, Human Rights, and Corporate Social Responsibility

    International Commercial and Investment Arbitration


    100% Online

Admission Deadline:

    Rolling Admissions

Program Start Terms:

    Fall, Spring and Summer



Faculty Expertise

OU Law has assembled a remarkable faculty made up of legal scholars and legal practitioners who work in government, international business, and international law scholarship. Their experience and research address the latest legal and political changes in international business.



Network Connections

With more than 250,000 alumni across the world, becoming a Sooner means you have access to international legal and business leaders to accelerate your career.



Academic Excellence

OU Law offers this program with two starting dates per year and creates a small cohort of students progress through the program together. Courses include high levels of interaction with faculty via online discussions, optional video calls, and other activities that are designed to help you learn and apply your knowledge during your program.

An Investment in Your Future

The online MLS program is an investment in each student’s future, and OU makes every effort to see that each qualified candidate is able to attend. Current students use many types of financing to cover their expenses such as Financial Aid. To learn more, please fill out the form above to speak with one of our enrollment counselors.

In-state tuition is $524.00 per credit hour, out-of-state tuition is $918.50 per credit hour. In addition, there are mandatory fees of $186 per credit hour and a once-a-semester fee of $101.50.

Program Details

The online MLS degree is a selective program aimed to educate the leading legal experts and lawyers. To get started, follow these steps:


Contact an Enrollment Counselor to discuss your qualifications and interest in the program.


Fill out your application here.


Provide your supplemental materials, including resume, personal statement, and undergraduate transcripts.

The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before the start of classes. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks from the time a completed application is submitted.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form above and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page. 

In general, University Tuition Waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs or courses. This includes, but is not limited to, Graduate Assistant Tuition Waivers and faculty/staff waivers. 

If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please contact the Online Aid office by emailing or calling at 405-325-2929.

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Program Contacts:

Enrollment Counselor:

Kevin Mermel
(405) 322-5338

Schedule a Time to Meet


Lisa Millington
Executive Director, Graduate and International Programs