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MBA
Master of Business Administration

Shape your career with an IU MBA! Gain expertise in business and find your focus with our range of specialisations - all with the benefit of flexible learning and scholarships.

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Take the Lead to Success with an MBA

No matter your background or the point in your career, an MBA is a great choice. An MBA combines management competence, soft skills like intercultural communication, and comprehensive knowledge from core business disciplines. You'll learn to analyse markets, develop new products, advise customers, lead departments and teams, or strategically position a company.  
 
With IU International, a broad range of specialisations such as Big Data, Finance and Accounting, or International Marketing prepare you practically for trends and challenges in the industry you're interested in. In addition, our MBA is available fully online or you can choose to study on campus in Germany, with the flexibility of full-time or part-time study models. When you graduate with an MBA from IU International, you'll leave with a great international network and skills that could take you into exciting management roles all over the world.    

What makes IU your best choice

100% International
96% Recommendation Rate
75,000 Students
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All the important details about this programme

  • Study model
    Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    90 ECTS
    Study format: Online or On Campus
    Dual Degree: Available
  • Duration of study
    18 months
    Part time models available
  • Study Fees
    Online: From 555 111 euros per month
    On Campus: From 888 749 euros per month
  • Accreditation
    90 ECTS - English - Online
    Online study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards

    90 ECTS - English - On Campus
    On campus study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards
  • Admission
    Completed Undergraduate Degree
    Scholarship Programme Option
    English Skills
    One Year of Work Experience
  • Reduce your study fees
    Many scholarship options available
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One Degree, Two Qualifications: Dual Degree Offer with LSBU

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.

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Make the path to your degree simple

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.

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Degree Overview

Our highly-rated MBA prepares you for the global job market with a hands-on approach and international orientation. You'll gain a solid foundation for business administration and management and start to build a network of business contacts that could fuel your success later in your professional journey. With this MBA worth 90 ECTS credits, you'll specialise in one of five areas. This gives you time, skills, and research opportunities to ensure you're adequately equipped for your ideal career. Our MBA programme is recognised around the world and delivers the methods, tools, and insights you need with a hands-on, practical approach.

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Electives

For part of your degree, you will choose two electives so you can focus on an area or industry you're interested in. You have the possibility to combine your electives freely or to set a content-related focus by choosing subject-specific specialisations, e.g. in the areas of Big Data Management, Engineering Management, Finance & Accounting, International Marketing or IT Management. Each MBA specialisation programme has a dedicated page you can find in the navigation menu.

SALES, PRICING AND BRAND MANAGEMENT
CORPORATE FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
IT PROJECT AND ARCHITECTURE MANAGEMENT
MANUFACTURING METHODS INDUSTRY 4.0 AND INTERNET OF THINGS
DATA SCIENCE AND ANALYTICS
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Start your new life in Germany: Study on campus at IU

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 


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CAREER OUTLOOK: MBA

MBA graduates are highly attractive to employers all over the world. From exciting start-ups to large corporate leaders, an MBA from IU will help you find your path to a successful career in international management, all the while focusing on your specialist area. 

Business Development Manager

As a Business Development Manager, you are key to establishing growth of businesses, building business relationship networks, and seeking out new leads. You analyse trends and markets and use your knowledge to advise on market potential for product and companies. Your solid knowledge of finances and investment is a firm basis on which you advise your superiors and clientele.  

Consultant

As a consultant, you deal in advice. You are an important guide for companies looking to expand, invest, or establish change. You deliver your expert knowledge and guidance to areas such as general management, business to business negotiations, investment potential, or process implementation across multiple departments—or even over international borders. You are a natural negotiator and ensure all parties are satisfied, meeting the needs and goals of your client as well as keeping up with targets set by your employer, as an agent, or your own, as a freelance consultant. 

Senior Brand Manager

Successful branding is more than just making a creative impact. As a brand manager, you expertly advise according to brand values, communication and coordinate departments to ensure goals are met, and execute on-point marketing that resonates with your target customers. You are a central component to cross-departmental collaboration for in-house brand management or external management of B2B or B2C clients. You have a keen eye and deep understanding of what it takes to create, market, and expand a successful brand, while keeping budgets, timing, and company goals in check.  

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.  

Full time

Duration 18 months

Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:

€888 €178 / month Apply now

Part time

Duration 24 months

Great for all-round talents who want to go full throttle in their studies but also keep up with other commitments. Starting from:

€750 €150 / month Apply now

Extended

Duration 36 months

Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:

€555 €111 / month Apply now
*Price information:

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.

**Dual Degree information:

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

  • Study materials

  • 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

  • Online forums

  • 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

Admission requirements

You can start your desired study programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences if you meet the requirements.
MBA Admission Requirements
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English Skills
Work Experience
Why IU is a great choice
  • The Best of Both Worlds

    Choose where you want to spend which semester and switch between online and campus studies. Our new approach sets us apart from our competitors and gives you freedom to experience online studies and campus life. All you need to do is let us know in advance.  

  • 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 courses provide you with key theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Our wide range of subject specialisations gives you maximum choice and allows you to immerse yourself in areas that match your interests.

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