BA in Law with Business as Minor

The School of Law, in collaboration with the RU School of Business, offers a 3-year undergraduate programme towards a BA degree in law with a minor in business studies.


Student leans against a handrail Credits

180 ECTS.


Language of instruction is Icelandic.

Length of study

Three years, full time.

The programme comprises 120 ECTS from the subject core and 60 ECTS from School of Business. A detailed description of courses is published in the course catalogue.

By completing a BA degree in law with business as a minor subject the student will acquire a sufficient foundation of knowledge in the major field of study to continue specialisation at the graduate level (e.g. by qualifying for admission to the legal profession) while at the same time developing skills which in certain circumstances could be sufficient to allow them to take up graduate studies in the minor field (e.g. certain graduate level traks in business). 

Undergraduate scholarship: The Dean´s List

Students achieving the best results in each examination period shall be admitted to the School of Law's Dean's List and have their tuition fees for the next semester waived.

To be eligible for the Dean's list, the full-time students must complete at least 15 credits. Only courses that students complete during the regular examination period, or earlier, shall be considered for the Dean's List. In calculating the average grade only examinations taken for the first time in a certain course apply, i.e. repeated examinations do not apply, whereas examinations taken due to illness at the time of the regular examination apply.

As a general rule approximately 2,5% of students in the undergraduate programme shall be included on the Dean's List each time.

Lögrétta: Law Student´s Organisation 

Lögrétta, the Law Student´s Organisation at RU was established in 2003. The goal of Lögrétta is mainly to enhance academic work in the legal field both inside and outside the School of Law.

Lögrétta protects the interests of its members and functions as a contact between law students and the administrators of the School of Law. The president of Lögrétta looks out for the interests of law students at School meetings which he attends on their behalf. Lögrétta furthermore organises various fun activities for students with the main events being the Lögrétta Day and the annual celebration in addition to almost weekly trips to companies and institutions. 

The Lögrétta Debate Society operates under the auspices of Lögrétta and holds debate meetings on those legal issues most prominent at any given time. Lögrétta also publishes the Lögrétta Journal which is a reviewed legal journal.

Lögrétta's Litigation Competition

Every year two teams compete in Lögrétta's Litigation Competition which takes place in February in the court room at RU. 

Trip to Brussels

EU Law is one of the core courses at RU School of Law and a European Law Institute operates at RU. Students in EU Law take a study trip to Brussels where they visit EU institutions, EFTA, EFTA Surveillance Authority and the Icelandic Standing Committee towards the EU.

International Litigation Competitions

Law students at RU participate in the world's largest litigation competition, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. During the competition, the students prepare prosecution and defence papers in a made-up case which is tried before an international court of arbitration. Graduate students can also participate in The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot every other year opposite Willem C. Vis.

Legal service 

Law students at RU provide individuals with legal counselling free of charge. The cases can be in all kinds of areas, e.g. tax issues, labour market rights, the rights of residents in apartment buildings and legal issues concerning marriage and inheritance.

The legal service is situated in the main entrance of RU (the Sun). It can also be reached by telephone 777-8409 or by e-mail at The legal service is open on Wednesdays from 17:00 to 20:00 from September 1st until the beginning of May, except during final exams in December.

Web page: 


See course catalogue for further information.

1st year Fall Law

2nd year Fall Law

3rd year Fall Business

  • Applied Mathematics
    6 ECTS
  • Financial Accounting 
    6 ECTS
  • Marketing Management 6 ECTS
  • Finance I 6 ECTS
  • Macroeconomics
    6 ECTS

1st  year Spring Law

2nd year Spring Law


      3rd year Spring Business                 

  • Microeconomics I
    6 ECTS
  • Managerial Accounting
    6 ECTS
  • Applied Statistics I 
    6 ECTS
  • Management 6 ECTS
  • Methodology II 6 ECTS (LAW)


Applicants for undergraduate studies at the School of Law at Reykjavík University need to have completed a matriculation examination or another comparable education, cf. Article 19 no. 63/2006 regarding universities. In exceptional cases, it is permitted to admit students who possess equivalent maturity and knowledge in the opinion of administrators at the School of Law.

In evaluating applicants, grades on matriculation examination or another comparable education are considered. Grades in Icelandic, English, a Nordic language and mathematics are especially taken into account. Different kinds of knowledge and experience, such as professional experience, participation in extracurricular activities, sports, music school and other things that might benefit applicants during their studies, can also affect the evaluation of applications. Applicants are therefore encouraged to specify everything they feel may benefit their application.

Applicants can request an interview with a representative from the School of Law if they want to introduce themselves, seek information and submit additional documents.

The Dean of the School of Law decides, in consultation with the Rector, how many applicants are accepted to undergraduate studies.

The Admissions Council at the School of Law decides which students are accepted to the School.

The undergraduate studies usually begin in the fall and is taught in Icelandic. The Dean of the School of Law can though decide, in consultation with the Rector, to accept applications to the School for the spring semester. The Dean is permitted to implement stricter application requirements for the spring semester. 

Contact us

Benedikta G. Kristjánsdóttir

Benedikta G. Kristjánsdóttir
Administrative Director             
Tel. + 354  599-6265  

AnnaSteinunn Anna Steinunn Gunnarsdóttir
Programme Administrator 
Tel. +354-599-6256

If you have questions regarding student exchange programs please contact International Office, 

General Enquiries:

Telephone: +354 599 6200
Fax: +354 599 6201

Postal Address:

Reykjavik University
Menntavegur 1, 3rd floor
Nauthólsvík, 101 Reykjavík


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