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Master of Business Administration

Are you looking to move up the career ladder and elevate your management skills to the highest level? Start your Master of Business Administration now – internationally recognised, online or on-campus. 

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Start your journey into top-level management with our MBA programme

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is the highest academic management qualification on the global education market. No matter what your professional background, with the MBA programme at IU, you’ll expand your specialist knowledge with the addition of in-depth business know-how and bring your leadership skills up to top international level. 

The content of our MBA complies with the EQUAL MBA Guidelines – an internationally recognised seal that certifies the quality of MBA programmes worldwide. The broad range of compulsory electives offers you a variety of innovative opportunities for specialisation, such as artificial intelligence, big data or digital business models, which will prepare you for the current challenges in the world of work thanks to their practical orientation.  

In addition, our MBA programme focuses on your personal development, rounding off your studies with soft skills such as intercultural communication or leadership in an international context. Once you graduate, you’ll have your pick of lucrative leading roles in international management. 

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? At IU International University of Applied Sciences you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, completely free of charge. By doing so, you can save valuable time and reduce tuition fees. 

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Overview Your degree summed up

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

  • Study model
    Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    60 or 90 ECTS
    Language: English
    Online studies and myStudies
    Dual degree: Available
  • Duration of study
    Regular study period 12 or 18 months
    Different time models
    Start your studies at anytime
  • Tuition fees
    Starting from 211 euro per month
  • Accreditation
    60 ECTS - English
    Accredited in line with German and European standards, ZFU 153313c

    90 ECTS - English
    Accredited in line with German and European standards, ZFU 153413c
  • Admission
    Completed undergraduate degree
    Work experience
    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

Our MBA programme is extremely practice-oriented - It will provide you with all the business administration knowledge and skills you’ll need as a future manager in international companies.  

You’ll acquire in-depth expertise in strategy and leadership, categories of business organisations, management framework, management theory and management tools. You’ll use decision theory as a basis for developing qualitative and quantitative strategies for identifying management problems and establishing effective solutions. International case studies (incl. Harvard Business Cases) are regularly included in the course, strengthening the connection between theory and practice and positioning the study materials in a global context. 

Once you graduate, you’ll be able to take a responsible, ethical approach to decision making and evaluation. Use your knowledge to critically reflect on your professional actions with regards to intercultural social expectations and consequences.  

Thanks to our broad range of compulsory electives, you’ll also have the opportunity to specialise in many exciting areas, such as artificial intelligence, big data, digital business models and creative working methods. 

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

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 Master of Business Administration career outlook

After earning your MBA from IU International University of Applied Sciences, you’ll have all the qualifications you need for entering top-level management roles. 

Business Development Manager

In times of change, as a business development manager, you need to have a feel for changes and trends. You analyse developments and markets and develop new products and business ideas on this basis. To do this, you bring sound knowledge in the areas of finance, economics, and law to the right place.

Consultant

As a consultant, you advise other companies. The subject of the consultancy can be, for example, the management or the handling of a change process. You have to adapt your basic consulting concept individually to the expectations of your client without neglecting the goals of your employer.

Senior Brand Manager

As a brand manager, your job is to strategically develop, position, and coordinate the brand or image of a company so that it has a high recognition value and stands out from other companies in the competition. Your tasks, therefore, include cross-product strategic planning by means of effective external communication. In the course of this, as a brand manager you design innovative, cross-channel media campaigns that are implemented, analysed, and optimised nationally and internationally.

Tuition fees

Study models & fees for your MBA

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 12 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
398€ /mth 729€ 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 18 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
297€ /mth 549€ 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 24 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
241€ /mth 449€ 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

Boost your Career.
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 admission requirements
Work experience
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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What our students say

„I am 34 years old and study the MBA with the specialisations Management Consulting and HR Management in the online programme of IU . I currently work as a Project Leader at Flughafen Zürich AG.“

Julia
Online student

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