Master of Commercial Law


The Master of Commercial Law is a postgraduate degree program designed to provide advanced legal knowledge and expertise in the field of commercial law. This program is specifically tailored for individuals seeking to deepen their understanding of commercial legal principles, regulations, and practices to excel in legal and business environments.

Students study areas such as legal systems, contract law, tort law, legal research, and legal writing to build a comprehensive understanding of the legal framework.

The program explores corporate governance principles and regulations, corporate compliance, risk management, and international commercial law.

Students develop advanced legal research and writing skills, enabling them to analyze legal issues, conduct legal research, and communicate legal arguments effectively.

It addresses contemporary issues such as digital commerce, e-commerce, data protection, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies' impact on commercial transactions and legal frameworks.

Admission Criteria

Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Law or LL. B from a university recognized by the Oman Ministry of Higher Education with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 2.5.

  • Applicants with a Bachelor in Commercial law and GPA between 2.0 and 2.5 will be required to take bridging courses (3 courses).
  • Students must demonstrate proficiency in English language equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 500 or relevant international test.
  • Applicant from other disciplines (Non-Law programs) will be required to take extensive bridging courses (4 courses).


  • Original High School Transcript
  • Original Bachelor’s Degree Transcript
  • Original Bachelor’s Degree Certificate
  • Original Graduation Notification
  • Validation Letter from MOHE (If required)
  • CV (with 3 references)
  • Copy of Passport and Civil ID
  • Experience Letter
  • 2 Passport size photographs
  • Valid IELTS or TOEFL Certificate (if any)
Program Structure

Total Credits: 37
Core Courses: 25 Credits
Specialization in Commercial Law (12 credits) – Commercial Law/Corporate Law/Business Law

Course CodeCourse NameCredit Hours
MCL 001Commercial Law in GCC3
MCL 002Legal Methodology & Writing3
MCL 003Employment and Labor Law & Policy3
MCL 004Information Technology Law3
MCL 005Advanced Intellectual Property Law3
MCL 006Competition and Consumer Law3
MCL 007Corporate Law3
MCL 210Dissertation/Project4

Elective Courses: 12 Credits

Course CodeCourse NameCredit Hours
MCL 110International Business Law3
MCL 120Commercial Dispute Resolution3
MCL 130GCC Oil and Gas Law3
MCL 140Banking and Finance Law3
MCL 150Law of Insurance3
MCL 160Construction and Real Estate Law3
MCL 170CSR & Governance3

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Commercial Law program can pursue a range of legal and business-related careers in both the public and private sectors. They may work in law firms, corporate legal departments, regulatory bodies, government agencies, consulting firms, and international organizations.

Possible career paths include:

  1. Commercial Lawyer
  2. Corporate Counsel
  3. Compliance Officer
  4. Legal Advisor/Consultant
  5. Intellectual Property Lawyer
  6. Banking and Finance Lawyer
  7. Contract Manager
  8. Competition Law Specialist
  9. International Trade Lawyer
  10. Legal Analyst/Researcher
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Required English Prerequisites

Department Contact

Contact Program Chair Dr. Hothefa Shaker for more information.