M.A. - Master of Business Administration

Course Description

The Master of Business Administration at IU offers a variety of career opportunities after graduation. The international orientation of the programme makes it possible to prove one's skills in the global working world and to assign with international companies. By imparting knowledge in areas such as finance, economics, marketing and leadership, you qualify for challenging tasks in middle to upper management in various fields.

What you will leran from us

The MBA gives you expert and general management know-how and will help you develop your individual methodical skills:

  • You will deepen your knowledge in the areas of business management and leadership through academic and practice-oriented modules.
  • You will actively work on your soft skills such as communication skills and intercultural awareness.
  • You will learn about corporate strategies and how to measure their success.
  • You will learn to lead personnel and to accompany it through change processes.

Where you will be studying

You can pursue our MBA's degree at the two German campuses in Bad Honnef and Berlin.

Since this programme is available as fully online or with its flexible online and on campus option, it is much easier to tailor your study schedule around work and family commitments. Choose a part time study model for online, take your degree partly online and come to campus for just a semester: IU provides as much flexibility as possible for the way you want to study.

What are my prospects?

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 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.

Some reasons to study with IU


✓ Accredited and recognised worldwide: Elevate your career with a European degree

✓ Build your international network: Connect with fellow students and great companies

✓ Flexible payment options: Stress free and easy!

Accreditation and Rankings

We attach great importance to providing our students with first-class and well-structured degree programmes along with a high level of personal support. Our awards, accreditations, and certifications show we do this successfully. All of our current degree programmes are accredited by FIBAA or the Accreditation Council. And, the IU has been recognised as a private university by the Council of Sciences for the maximum possible period of ten years. We have also obtained many external rankings and certifications.

Learn more

Visit the M.A. - Master of Business Administration page on the IU International University of Applied Sciences web site for more details!

(Student Profile)

Halim Takhedmit

Halim Takhedmit, 30, is from Algeria and has a background in engineering. An Inside Sales Engineer with Fife Tidland GmbH (part of Maxcess), his hobbies include cycling and travelling.

"Starting the programme online offered me invaluable flexibility: I was able to remain at home in Algeria and study in parallel with my job, so I could prepare my next career step without taking a professional gap."


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• IU is International: IU is proud of its large international network which continues to grow.
• IU is Digital: IU are experts in innovative, online learning and allow students to study easily from any device with digital tools, a large online library, and learning materials.
• IU is Flexible: Students who study online with IU, can choose between full-time or part-time study models and choose when they want to learn—great for people who have work or family commitments.
• IU is Practical: In addition to practical knowledge, students have access to advisors, a huge network of international students and alumni, and connections to 6,000 IU partners.
• And, of course, quality: IU and its programmes are certified and accredited and have won many awards. It has achieved top ratings on the CHE ranking and top marks for online studies in the QS Stars ratings. At a teaching level, professors at IU all have at least five years’ industry experience in their field to ensure students gain relevant and insightful knowledge.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Save 3.333€ On Your Tuition Fee or Apply for Scholarship


IU has always aimed to enable as many motivated students as possible, from any background, to access further education. They continue to offer scholarships to students who are high academic achievers, female leaders in technical fields, great contributors to society, and more. For online students at IU, scholarships of up to 80% and guaranteed discounts of 3.333 EUR are available! So, students can save a huge amount on tuition fees, not to mention the costs saved by learning at home without the need to travel or pay for accommodation.

Application Procedure

1. Complete and submit your online application
2. Get contacted by your personal study advisor within 48 hours
3. Discuss your scholarship or discount opportunities based on your work experience and academic performance with your study advisor

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements:
- Completed degree from a public or officially recognised university/higher education institution in relevant field.
- At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous degree.
- Your undergraduate degree should be worth 240 ECTS credits.

Professional Experience:
If you are lacking ECTS credits from your previous studies, you can demonstrate professional work experience for your online degree instead.

English Language Skills:
- If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you don't have to prove your skills.
- Speexx B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU - free of charge)

Course Fees

Master (60 ECTS): 916 Euro* per month
*full-time price on campus (online is 2 000 euro less per semester with scholarships available)

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