MBA
One-Year MBA

An MBA can open the door to new opportunities. In this course, you learn all you need to know to become a great manager, business mind, and entrepreneur—while building your skills and a great network to fuel your success.

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Our One-Year MBA, Your Career Boost

There are many reasons to study a Master in Business Administration—no matter your academic background or point in your career. With an MBA you bring leadership competence and comprehensive knowledge from all core business disciplines to the table, developing expertise in finance, economics and leadership which will prepare you for any management role. Our highly-rated “One-Year MBA” prepares you for the global job market with a hands-on approach and international orientation.

What makes IU your best choice

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96% Recommendation Rate
75,000 Students
Your degree summed up

All the important details about this programme

  • Study model
    Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    60 ECTS
    Study format: Online or On Campus
  • Duration of study
    12 months
    Part time models available
  • Study Fees
    Online: From 583 117 euros per month
    On Campus: From 916 799 euros per month
  • Accreditation
    60 ECTS - English - Online
    Online study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards

    60 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.

To avoid disappointment, students need to sign up for this offer within 4 weeks of enrolment, so don’t miss out!

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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 60-credit MBA teaches you how to analyse competitors and markets, develop new products and business ideas, advise customers, lead departments and teams or strategically position a brand. It is an excellent choice for anyone looking to enter a role in leadership or entrepreneurs that want to start their own business. 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. You can also choose to extend your MBA, specialising in one of five areas and focusing on your ideal career. Our team and academics are always on hand to give you support and advice. 

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Specialise with our MBA

Want to specialise in a particular area or industry? You can also choose to extend your degree for an extra 30 ECTS credits with our Master of Business Administration. Choose between areas including Finance and Accounting, Big Data, Marketing, Information Technology, or Engineering. Head to the Master of Business Administration page to find out more.

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

An MBA is recognised around the world and prepares you with methods, tools, and skills to make your mark on the business world. Whether you want to start your own business or enter top positions at big-name companies across the world, the “One-Year MBA” from IU will help you get to where you want to go. 

Business Development Manager

As a Business Development Manager you need to have a feel for change and trends. You analyse developments and markets and develop new products and business ideas on this basis. In addition, you bring sound knowledge in the areas of finance, economics and law to the right place. 

Consultant

As a Consultant you consult various businesses. These consultations could be on general management of the business or how to go through a process of change. You adapt your basic consultation concept to the individual needs and assignments of your client, while meeting your own, or your employer's targets. 

Senior Brand Manager

As a Brand Manager, your job is to strategically develop, position and coordinate a company's brand or image with the goal of making it highly recognisable and differentiating it from other companies. As part of this, your responsibilities include cross-product strategy planning using effective external communication. As a Brand Manager, you also design innovative, cross-channel media campaigns that are implemented, analysed and optimised nationally and internationally. 

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 12 months

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

€916 €183 / month Apply now

Part time

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:

€694 €139 / month Apply now

Extended

Duration 24 months

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

€583 €117 / 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.

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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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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