Master of Management: Leadership Management
The IU Master of Management in Leadership Management teaches you the structure of global companies, strategic management skills, and the fundamentals of effective leadership. Across the globe, companies are constantly on the lookout for motivated, trained leaders to manage operations and bring teams and projects to success. With this degree, you'll show employers that you have the technical and soft skills to do just that. Whether you want to work in a start-up or a multinational corporation, and no matter your academic background, this programme prepares you for a successful future in management.
What makes IU your best choice
96% Recommendation Rate
All the important details about this programme
Master of Arts (M.A.)60 ECTSStudy format: OnlineDual Degree: Available
Duration of study
12 monthsPart time models available
From 583 117 euros per month
60 ECTS - English - OnlineOnline study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards
Completed Undergraduate Degree
1 Year of Work Experience
Scholarship Programme Option
Reduce your study fees
Many scholarship options available
IU has partnered with London South Bank University to give you the chance to turn your programme into a dual degree. When you choose this option, you'll graduate from IU with both a German degree and a British degree: a major advantage for international career prospects! No extra study courses or travelling required.
To avoid disappointment, students need to sign up for this offer within 4 weeks of enrolment, so don’t miss out!
Don’t yet meet the requirements for work experience, English language skills or level of education? Not a problem – IU’s Scholarship Programme gives you the chance to start your online degree and fulfil the eligibility criteria while you study, just get us your proof of work experience, English language skill and education certificates to us before you complete 50% of your ECTS.
In this master degree for leadership and management, you'll learn to analyse management processes and apply best practices as a team leader with a problem-solving manner. You'll acquire management tools for motivating employees and creating trust in your professional relationships. Through a mix of distance learning materials and expert advice from your professors, you'll get to know central design factors and leadership styles for a successful management culture and harmonious work environment for employees.
Managing in a Global Economy
Leadership and Change
Advanced Research Methods
Operations and Information Management
Leadership and Corporate Governance
Seminar: Managing People and Organisations
Master Thesis & Colloquium
This degree combines our Master of Management with specialist electives for a career in Leadership. Take a look at the Module Handbook for more details.
Studying a flexible degree with a blend of in-person and online lectures on our Berlin or Bad Honnef campus can set you up for a successful professional and personal life in Europe, here’s what you gain:
- Practical, group-based learning
- Close contact with lecturer
- In-person career fairs and talks
- Work part-time and study
- Join clubs and student societies
- Apply for a post-work study visa
Our online master's programme in leadership and management is ideal for forming the future of specialists and executives in business. IU optimally prepares you for a career managing people, resources, processes, or entire organisations—talents that are in-demand by companies of all kinds in many regions.
Change Management involves all projects, activities, measures and duties that effect wide-reaching changes in a business. As a Change Manager, you will accompany and guide your company through processes such as pursuing new strategies, changing developed strategies, updating technical and organisational systems, improving processes and procedures or developing the skills and expertise of employees.
As a Project Manager, you lead, organise, plan, and negotiate with your clients and team members. You make sure that projects run on plan and on budget, always communicating with confidence and reason to get the job done. You might oversee product launches, campaigns, internal process changes, or other projects and act as a go between for all parties involved. You are a mediator, commander, and negotiator to deliver projects on time and achieve planned goals.
As a Consultant, you are an expert at analysing the situation, assessing the needs and targets of your client, and offering confident advice. You will service companies in various industries, guiding them on how to introduce change, position themselves in the market, improve their management, or make decisions surrounding investment. If you are employed in a consultancy, you keep the goals of your employer in mind, but ensure that your client makes decisions that get them the answers they need.
Study Models & Fees
Find a plan to suit you: For our online programmes, you can easily choose whether you want to study full time or part time. This helps you fit learning to your schedule.
Duration 12 months
Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:
Duration 18 months
Great for all-round talents who want to go full throttle in their studies but also keep up with other commitments. Starting from:
Duration 24 months
Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:
The prices displayed show regular tuition fees including graduation fee, scholarship or other discounts. All displayed offers do not include students from Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia & New Zealand. Additional fees may apply.
Gain your extra LSBU validated UK degree for €1,490 on top of your IU degree. (Only applicable to dual degree ready programmes)
Our IU study programmes include the following benefits
Take exams online
Access to partner network
Free extension of study period
Online library as well as podcasts and videos
Flexible payment options
Correction and assessment of module exams
Support and career services
What our students say
In both my passion and my career, the skills and competencies I learned at IU have made a big difference.Zena Massaad, MBA - Master of Business Administration
The university teaching at IU is characterised by a high degree of practical relevance.Diana Valdez, M.A. International Management
You can participate in IU events and establish an excellent network. My career proves it: networking is the key to success!Sandip Modha, MBA - Master of Business Administration
- Completed degree from a public or officially recognised university/higher education institution.
- For 60-ECTS programmes, you will need to have already acquired 240 ECTS credits.
- At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous education
For our 60-ECTS programmes, you will need at least one year of professional work experience before starting your studies (achieved after previous studies).
At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international market.
We therefore ask for proof of your English language skills*. If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you don’t need to prove your English skills.
- Speexx B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU)
- TOEFL (min. 80 points) or
- IELTS (min. Level 6.0 out of 9 points) or
- Duolingo English test (min. 95 points) or
- Cambridge Certificate (min. B grade overall) or
- Equivalent proof
*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than two years.
Start your online degree with our Scholarship Programme and receive a scholarship up to 80%!
This helps you get started as a participant with immediate access to 50% of your courses even when you don't meet the full ECTS requirements yet. If you are lacking ECTS credits from your previous studies, you can demonstrate professional work experience instead.
- To start a 120-ECTS degree, you will need a minimum of 180 ECTS credits from your previous studies.
- To start a 60-ECTS degree, you will need a minimum of 240 ECTS credits from your previous studies but can “bridge” up to 60 ECTS with 2 years of professional experience.
Once all admissions documents are provided and any relevant admissions courses are complete, you can move forward and finish your degree.
Questions? Speak to one of our study advisors, they will guide you through every step of the process.
Study the Way You Want To
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 International 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.
Gain Real 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 full access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions.
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. On top of their academic excellence, your professors have at least five years of industry experience.