Bachelor
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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*You can start any time in 2021.
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*This discount is only available for the online studies model. For information about myStudies discounts, please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team.

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 Bachelor programme in Business Administration offers a wide range of specialisation opportunities.  

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. 

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Overview Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance

  • Study model
    Bachelor of Arts (BA)
    180 ECTS
    Language: English
    Online studies and myStudies
    Dual degree: Available
  • Duration of study
    Regular study period 36 months
    Different time models
    Start your studies at anytime
  • Tuition fees
    Starting from 109 euro per month
  • Accreditation
    180 ECTS - English
    Accredited in line with German and European standards, ZFU 1114120c
  • Admission
    GENERAL ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
    English 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
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Study contents

Course overview

The 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 and Intercultural and Ethical Decision-Making.  

During your 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. 

1. Semester
2. Semester
3. Semester
4. Semester
5. Semester
6. Semester

Specialisation Overview

All of our study programmes offer a wide selection of industry-focused specialisation courses for you to choose from. Below you'll find more details on a select number of these courses - for the full list of specialisations available in this programme, please check the Course Schedule.

The specialisation courses that are a part of this study programme, are a cluster of courses dedicated to diving deep into a specific topic related to the programme. When choosing a specialisation, you get to explore a potential future career path, or just develop a strong knowledge base about a topic that particularly interests you.

Students in the 90 ECTS programme - in semester 3 of this programme, you’ll choose two specialisations, amounting to 20 ECTS. You have a wide range of options to choose from, according to your interests and ambitions. Some of the specialisations offered are:

Big Data Engineering
Data Science and Analytics
IT Governance and Service Management
Manufacturing Methods Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things
Product Development and Design Thinking
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Careers

Your Business Administration career outlook

After completing your 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.

Tuition fees

Study models & fees for your Bachelor 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. 

Only until 03.11.2021

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
189€ /mth 359€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 3rd of November! * Apply now
Only until 03.11.2021

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
162€ /mth 309€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 3rd of November! Apply now
Only until 03.11.2021

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
109€ /mth 209€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 3rd of November! 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.

Additional charges

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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.

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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? 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 call-back appointment to discuss recognition
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.
GENERAL ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
English language skills
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 specialisations you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

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