Business Administration

Passionate about business and commercial planning? Want to launch a successful international career? Then enrol now to the Bachelor of Business Administration study programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences. 

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SAVE UP TO 50% – BECAUSE YOU DESERVE YOUR DREAM CAREER!

Enrol for an accredited online study programme by the 26th of January and save up to 50% on your tuition fees. 
Apply now and start your year the right way.  
 
Coupon code: CAREER22  

*You can start any time. 
*This discount is only available for the online studies model. 

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Overview

Start your Bachelor in Business Administration

Megatrends such as globalisation, digitalisation, and cultural and social change have a lasting impact on companies. These changes require experts with great business administration expertise who understand how general business and companies work. Our online or on-campus Bachelor programme in Business Administration offers a wide range of specialisation opportunities, so you can develop exactly the rights skills for succeeding in your dream career. 

You'll acquire fundamental knowledge in the management and finance-oriented business administration courses. Afterwards, you can pick the electives of your choice that suit your interests. Your comprehensive knowledge will open up new job opportunities in many industries and companies around the world – so there’s nothing standing in the way of your international career.

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
180 ECTS
Language: English
Online studies and myStudies
Dual degree: Available
Study Duration & Extension
36 - 72 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start your studies at anytime
Tuition fees
Starting from 114 euro per month
Accreditation
180 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards, ZFU 1114120c

180 ECTS - English
Currently in the process of being accredited, ZFU 1114120c
Admission
General academic requirements
Language skills

Find detailed information in admission part
Reduce your study fees
Reduce fees by getting your previous achievements recognised
The costs of your studies are usually tax-deductible
Information about state accreditation
This programme is still in the process of accreditation. We are expecting Ministry approval at the very latest by the start of the study programme. So far, all IU programmes have been accredited and approved successfully on time.

This study programme is available in 2 different study models – Choose the right one for you:

Online Studies

  • Study whenever you want, 100% online
  • Choose your own pace and take as long as you need
  • Start at anytime from anywhere

myStudies

  • Study in small learning groups and in close contact with your lecturers
  • Start 4x per year from anywhere or at one of our locations in Germany
  • Combine the full student experience with freedom and flexibility


100 % FLEXIBLE

You decide where and when you want to study

Versatile & Innovative

Your digital learning journey with personal support!

Top-Level Education

First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96 %

STUDY ANYWHERE, ANYTIME – WITH YOUR FREE IPAD

To make sure you have everything you need in order to excel in your studies, we’re offering all students with an EU address a free iPad for the entire duration of your studies. For more details, contact our Study Advisory Team.

Study contents

Course overview

The online or on-campus Bachelor programme in Business Administration at IU offers you the perfect mix of theory and practice. It addresses current economic trends with an international focus. You'll have the opportunity to specialise and to work on your soft skills during fascinating courses such as Collaborative Work or Intercultural and Ethical Decision-Making. 

During your online or on-campus Bachelor studies in Business Administration, you can pick the electives that allow you to focus on the industry-specific subjects of your choice. Additionally, you have the chance to develop your technical IT skills or even learn a foreign language. The study programme is taught in English to prepare you for an exciting international career.

The order of courses presented below is for the online studies model of this programme. To view the myStudies order of courses, please check the Course Schedules file.

Admission

Entry Requirements

How To Start Your Degree with the Online Degree Saver Programme:

Once you've enrolled and started on your studies, you'll have access to 50% of your courses. You will be registered as a student only after they've been successfully completed. Then you will gain access to the rest of your courses, and will be able to finish your degree.

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German, if they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here.

STUDY ANYWHERE, ANYTIME – WITH YOUR FREE IPAD

To make sure you have everything you need in order to excel in your studies, we’re offering all students with an EU address a free iPad for the entire duration of your studies. For more details, contact our Study Advisory Team.

Careers

Your Business Administration career outlook

After completing your online or on-campus Bachelor studies in Business Administration, you’ll be ready to take on specialist and leadership positions in companies worldwide. Your expert knowledge can be applied in a wide range of roles in accounting, marketing, sales, HR or management departments. 

Business Manager

As a Business Manager, you would be responsible for monitoring all departments within a company and developing industry-specific solutions to increase sales and acquire new customers. You will draw up financial plans from an economic point of view and review projects regarding efficiency. As a Business Manager in a large company, you might present directly to the board of directors and convince them of your high level of consulting competence. In smaller companies, you can often make decisions independently and report to the management.  

Assistant Accountant

As an Assistant Accountant, you could work in finance and accounting—typically at a bank, an auditing company, or in the finance department of a company. You will be responsible for bookkeeping, the preparation of financial plans and reports, and the performance of administrative tasks. You are familiar with the company's internal guidelines and keep an eye on fluctuating government regulations regarding the recording of financial data. You maintain databases accordingly and ensure smooth overall operations of the business. 

Business Developer

In your position as Business Developer you are responsible for the further development and expansion of a company's business areas. As a central driver of growth and innovation, you are committed to the future-oriented alignment of your organisation. In doing so, you pursue central growth strategies within the framework of market development, product development, and diversification. You’re always on the hunt to bring in new business and optimise the status quo.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • Anthony Hoffmann

    Graduate

    “I started my career doing an apprenticeship as an air traffic officer. After that, I worked for different companies in the air traffic industry and so, right from the outset, I was highly specialised in this sector. To get an insight into a range of other industries and methods, I started online studies in business administration at IU. I didn’t have to wait long for my degree to bear fruit: While studying for the degree, the position of Major Projects Controller at Flughafen Zürich AG was advertised, which required a university degree. Thanks to my previous good work, my personal motivation and the prospect that I would soon be graduating, I got the job. The fact that I managed to study alongside my full-time job and also change to a new job with more responsibility was only possible due to IU’s flexible time model.„

  • Philipp Kleingrothe

    Graduate

    “When I started my degree at IU, I was taken on by the logistics company Seacon / ICT GmbH as a normal administrator – specialising in sea freight export, instalment procurement and India business development. During my studies, I finally settled into the newly created “International Business Affairs” business unit and took over the leadership of the team there while I was studying. Of course, I owe this career firstly to my own motivation but also to the knowledge I gained in my Master’s degree in Management. In my view, the flexibility makes a compelling case for learning online at IU. The wide range of elective modules to choose from also won me over. It means you can specialise in what you really want to do.„

  • Edeltraut Schwartz

    Graduate

    “Online learning was ideal for me, as I really wanted to stay at my job in a travel agency. The programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences gave me the flexibility I needed. During the degree, this became even more important, because I was promoted to office manager at my travel agency and I had to accommodate a responsible job – often with a 6-day week – plus studies, partner, family and friends. At the end of my study programme, in November 2017, I felt ready for a new challenge – and found it at MSC Cruises, where I worked as the sales manager there, looking after the sales partners of the company in the south-west of Germany. I came across my current job at Microsoft on a visit to a careers fair in 2018. I was immediately excited by the company and decided to apply - and I was successful!„

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Tuition fees

Study models & fees for your Bachelor degree in Business Administration

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.

Full-Time

Duration 36 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

  • Online Studies
  • myStudies
194€ /mth 369€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 26th of January! * Apply now

Part-Time I

Duration 48 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

  • Online Studies
167€ /mth 319€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 26th of January! Apply now

Part-Time II

Duration 72 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

  • Online Studies
114€ /mth 219€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 26th of January! Apply now
* This discount is only available for the Online Studies model. For information about myStudies discounts, please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team.
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Earn a Dual Degree.

With the IU and LSBU (London South Bank University) dual degree track, you get a unique opportunity – you can choose if you want to graduate with both a German and a British graduation certificate, without any extra academic requirements. The study programmes at IU and at LSBU are coordinated and therefore equivalent to each other.

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Free 4-week trial
  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • No charge for extension of course duration
  • Career coaching
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised. By doing so, you save time and tuition fees – namely €30 per recognised ECTS point.

  • Shortening your period of study: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!
  • Save on tuition fees: You’ll save €30 for every recognised ECTS point.

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment. Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

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Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your studies are flexible and 100% online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated.

You gain full support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and in the myStudies model, the chance to study with other students in small groups. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The ideal mix of theory & practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

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