Strategic partnerships. Our courses. Your achievement.
With more than 100,000 students, we are the fastest growing university in Europe and the largest state-recognised university in Germany.
We have developed the largest integrated global degree and non degree portfolio that promotes future skills in a stackable fashion.
From academic institutions, renowned companies, distribution partners to governments, we’ve helped many partners across the world reach their goals.
Become part of our large partner network
We help education institutions, companies and organisations kick-start and expand their field of study areas and training programmes through our ready-to-run degree and online certificate courses.
With over 350 courses and 100,000 learning hours, our online programmes are designed with the highest teaching standards and require minimal operational effort to set up and run. Through a partnership with us you can offer the benefit of high quality education and a growth opportunity to your students, employees and customers.
>90% Recommendation rate among our students and partners
Modular approach, life-long-learning & development of competencies
94% of IU graduates are empolyed within 6 months.
How we can support you
More than 200 online degree programs in high-demand fields.
Upskilling opportunities with more than 350 online certificate courses.
Increase your job chances with a dual degree of LSBU.
Meet our highly qualified professors
"The Bachelor Digital Business study program is specifically structured to meet the growing demands of digital business transformation due to changing business models in increasingly uncertain world. Digitalization, Data Science, Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurial Thinking are the central themes of the program. This study program is suitable for young students who would like to pursue their first bachelor degree and would like to learn about disruptive business models and combine their entrepreneurial skills with digital tools to find innovative solutions of complex problems."
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq, Digital Business
"Our bachelor programme of business administration perfectly combines broad and classical modules and a high level of individual choices. In my opinion it is very important for each business student to deal with the core elements of economics and business administration to understand how companies work and how certain areas and functions with a business are linked. Moreover, professional life so more diverse than ever. That´s why we also included some elective modules for which you can choose from a wide range of topics. "
Prof. Dr. Jessica Hastenteufel, Business Administration
"At IU we do many things differently – focused on how you can get the most of our programmes so you can succeed in your job. For example, all of our professors have worked in industry for more than 5 years. This means that we bring both sides to the table – academic excellence and how to manage teams and projects in practice and how to go about all the little details that are important for delivering value to customers. We also move away from exams where you just learn to pass a grade – for example, our new master’s degree in AI has only two exams in the entire programme. Instead, we want you to focus on projects, assignments or building up a portfolio where you can showcase your work. You study your way – fully online."
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kerzel, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science
"The M.A. International Management, which is offered in German and English, provides our students with a well-founded and at the same time specialized education in the field of international management and qualifies them to assume responsibility in a variety of fields of activity in internationally operating companies. My personal motivation for this field of study lies in my own international background. Being a Swiss of nationality, I have worked and lived for several years abroad in various parts of this world which sparkled my inspiration and broadened my global mindset."
Prof. Dr. Markus Prandini, International Management
"The master's program in Cyber Security enables students to work together in heterogeneous teams on an interdisciplinary basis. As generalists, they can use their knowledge to understand and evaluate complex issues and derive established solutions regarding IT security. Graduates draw on both scientific and practical expertise. The high flexibility in terms of time and location, the reconciliation of work, private life and studies and the variety of media-prepared teaching content make the IU distance learning program worthwhile."
Prof. Dr. Alexander Lawall, Cyber Security
Benefit from a strategic partnership with IU
- Recruiting support for additional revenue opportunities
- Partner events
- Access to professional knowledge network
- Valuable partner exchange
- Marketing support
- Blended Learning Approach
Large corporate network and superior employability
Successful reputation with over 15,000 trusted international corporate partners. 94% of IU graduates are employed within 6 months.
Interested to know more about our partnerships approach?
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