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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, 100% online.

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

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is the highest academic management qualification on the global education market. No matter what your professional background, with our online learning MBA, 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 online learning MBA programme focusses 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 attractive leading roles in international management.

At IU, you have the option of taking your online learning MBA programme up to 100% in English. What are you waiting for?

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 97%
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
  • Duration of study
    Regular study period 12 or 18 months
    Different time models
    Start your studies at anytime
  • Tuition fees
    Starting from 329 euro per month
  • Accreditation
    60 ECTS - English
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 153313c

    90 ECTS - English
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 153413
  • Admission
    Completed undergraduate degree
  • 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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Content

Course overview

Our online learning MBA programme is extremely practice-oriented and follows the EQUAL MBA Guidelines – an internationally recognised seal that certifies the quality of MBA programmes worldwide. It will provide you with all the business administration knowledge and skills you’ll need as a future manager in national and international companies. You’ll acquire in-depth expertise in strategy and leadership, organisations and types of 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 allowing it to be discussed in a global context.

Once you graduate, you’ll be able to take a responsible, ethical approach to evaluating decisions and critically reflect on your professional actions with regard 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.

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Careers

Your Master of Business Administration career outlook

With our distance learning MBA, you’ll have all the qualifications you need for entry into top-level management.

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

Full-time study is not always easy to manage, depending on your personal or professional situation. That’s why we’ve developed part-time programmes that offer flexible and extended study periods for all of our courses. This way, you can study alongside your job or in your free time, wherever you want. The various models are all identical in content. We will adapt your tuition fees to suit your programme model. If you choose the part-time option, your weekly study workload will be reduced.

Worried you won’t finish your degree in the designated time? No problem! We have the right programme model for you. If you realise that you’ll need more time, you can simply change to a different time model by giving three months’ notice to the end of the month. Here are our various programme models:

Only until 20.04.2021

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.

518€ /mtl 729€ Enrol for your online study programme by 20th of April and save €3,333 on your tuition fees. *Coupon code: CHANCE21 *You can start your studies at a later date. Apply now
Only until 20.04.2021

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.

408€ /mtl 549€ Enrol for your online study programme by 20th of April and save €3,333 on your tuition fees. *Coupon code: CHANCE21 *You can start your studies at a later date. Apply now
Only until 20.04.2021

Part-Time II

Duration 24 Months

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


343€ /mtl 449€ Enrol for your online study programme by 20th of April and save €3,333 on your tuition fees. *Coupon code: CHANCE21 *You can start your studies at a later date. Apply now
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 – 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 online recognition form.

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

We make it possible: You can start your desired study programme with IU if you meet the following requirements.
General admission requirements
Work experience
English language skills
Why IU 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 forums to exchange with other students. 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

„Our graduates bring with them intercultural competence, in-depth knowledge of English and comprehensive knowledge of general management and thus have very good chances of finding attractive jobs and starting a career as a manager.“

Prof. Dr. Holger Sommerfeldt
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