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Our success stories

At IU International University of Applied Sciences, our programmes are designed to best prepare you for your professional future. Because your success is our success. Find out how studying with us helped our IU alum build a successful career and develop important professional skills.

94% of our graduates find a job within the first three months of graduating

And, after two years following their studies, an average of 80 % have management responsibilities. On top of that, 96 % of our students recommend studying with IU International University of Applied Sciences. This information was reported by 9,000+ students who participated in an external quality review performed by fernstudiumcheck.de, Germany’s leading online studies review portal, which named IU as one of Germany's leading online studies universities.

Success stories of our IU students and graduates


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Riku Luostari

M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence

The programme, tutors, and professors at IU are really accessible. I'm convinced this programme will keep my knowledge current or even create a new trajectory for my career.

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Anaelle Cintas

B.A. International Management

You shouldn't be scared of studying online. I mean, I say that now but I was kind of scared myself. But really, IU is a great university and there's people listening to you always; my questions have never been unanswered, and I'm very grateful for it.

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Celine Rieder

B.A. Digital Business

My online studies are easy to combine with swimming practices because it is completely free of time and location restraints. This great flexibility lets me study easily between workouts.

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Francesco Palmieri

M.Sc. Data Science

If you teach for many years with many, many thousands of students, and you keep on growing and you're so known that you already switched many of your programmes to fully online… for me that was a very big plus.

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Matvey Vlasenko

B.Sc. Business & IT

If you want to study remotely, in English and not pay a lot – compared to other universities – IU is the best choice. It’s the only university that answers all three criteria.

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Milena Kalinitsch

B.A. Aviation Management

When I graduated from my pilot training, and when I wasn't able to find a job in this financial crisis - I didn't think I would make it anywhere at that moment. Then at IU I saw potential.

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Edeltraut Schwartz

B.A. Business Administration

My broad-based business administration degree helped me to think outside the box.

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Lara Bergen

B.Sc. Business & IT

My degree at IU gave me a comprehensive overview of the business administration side of things. Companies are looking for people with a degree and professional experience - with online learning, you get both!

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Rokas Vitkus

B.Sc. Business & IT

For me, studying online is a really good approach, because I can study during any time of the day, I can choose what content I want to study and I can choose how I want to study and how I want to prepare for exams. It allows me to be flexible.

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Anthony Hoffmann

B.A. Business Administration

The fact that I managed to study alongside my full-time job and also change to a new job with more responsibility was only possible due to IU’s flexible time model.

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Janet Blasius

B.A. Business Administration

I found studying at IU to always be dynamic and exciting. There was the practical side of the learning, which was very important, but I was also never short of opportunities to be academically challenged.

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Simon Zandberg

MBA Master of Business Administration

An MBA offers the most practical skills you should have to get out there – you combine theories with practice. I definitely think it will help me get the management roles that I want in the future.

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Anke Kutter

B.A. International Healthcare Management

Online studies offer a huge opportunity for advancing in your professional life, because well-trained specialists are in high demand. Even at the age of 50, I was able to find a great job after graduation.

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Lana Malinovska

M.A. Marketing Management

I was won over primarily by the flexibility of the degree and the numerous specialisation opportunities at IU.

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Benjamin Mehran

M.A. International Management

The degree programme at IU is an excellent preparation for students seeking a career as an investment banker.

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Sarah Geissler

B.A. Aviation Management

What I liked most about the education at IU was the diversity – not only the different people, but also the diversity in the lectures we had.

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Nina Schwarting

MBA Master of Business Administration

I chose to pursue an MBA due to its practical relevance, especially the case studies, which were particularly exciting for me. Thanks to IU’s flexibility, I was able to combine my studies with my job, where I was often able to apply what I was learning.

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Diana Valdez

M.A. International Management

The university teaching at IU is characterised by a high degree of practical relevance.

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Sandip Modha

MBA MBA – Finance & Accounting

For me, IU's extensive network was the key to success.

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Kristjana Papajani

MBA Master of Business Administration

So far, my experience at IU has been great and fulfilling. The teaching atmosphere is encouraging and challenging at the same time. The online campus is quite user-friendly and I can navigate easily within it.

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Adnan Murad

M.A. Human Resource Management

I can say that studying at IU was one of the best decisions I’ve made.

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Andreas Bieniek

B.A. Aviation Management

I learned how important it is to have a personal network with contacts from university and work.

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Anita Wandinger

B.A. Hospitality Management

My experience with IU helped me in my career in a number of areas.

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Anna Zakaryan

M.A. Human Resource Management

The knowledge gained at IU helped me immensely in my role, building the recruiting and employer branding from scratch and helping my company scale up.

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Bastian Mahmoodi

B.A. International Management

Especially the fundamentals lectures gave me great tools for my daily business.

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Devid Bergold

B.A. Aviation Management

The reputation of IU had a positive influence on my job applications.

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Halim Takhedmit

MBA Master of Business Administration

The IU International MBA offered me invaluable flexibility.

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Jan Kolbe

B.A. Hospitality Management

It is possible even during your studies at IU to directly apply your acquired knowledge to exciting projects.

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Joseph Inba Radj

M.A. Human Resource Management

The practical grounding in HR principles that I received at IU helps me every day

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Julia Fuchs

B.A. Aviation Management

The practical relevance of the degree programme was impressive. The lecturers clearly explained which knowledge is relevant for which situations.

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Laura Flottmann

B.A. International Management

In an international industry like logistics, I really benefit from the fact that my studies were exclusively in English.

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Leonie Andereya

B.A. Hospitality Management

IU offered a great international, yet intimate, atmosphere and a portfolio of study programmes with a global outlook.

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Lukas Fassbender

B.A. Business Administration

The intercultural training at IU gives me a definite advantage in my international work environment.

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Mai Duc

M.A. Marketing Management

Safe to say, my studies at IU were a major factor in me securing my current role at Facebook. The talks and career events organised by IU provided me with many opportunities to network with industry leaders.

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Marcel Adams

B.A. International Management

The close industry connections at IU allowed me to turn my studies into practice straight away.

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Martin Apsel-von zur Gathen

B.A. Aviation Management

The broad technical foundation from my studies is still helpful for me in many ways today.

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Mei Chi Lo

MBA MBA – International Marketing

IU equipped me with all the essentials for formulating strategies and visions in marketing.

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Monika Suryavanshi PhD

M.A. International Healthcare Management

The blend of applicability, quality and internationality at IU is just right.

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Nienke Baas

M.A. Marketing Management

The international perspective that I developed during my studies at IU helps me tremendously in my everyday professional life.

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Sven Regling

M.A. International Management

Studying in English and another foreign language makes employers sit up and take note!

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Tim Stephan

B.A. Aviation Management

My studies gave me profound insight into the various business processes of an airline.

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Tobias Schweizer

B.A. Hospitality Management

Thanks to small classes the learning atmosphere is very positive - this allows for great rapport between professors & students.

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Zena Massaad

MBA Master of Business Administration

In both my passion and my career, the skills and competencies I learned at IU have made a big difference.

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Raphael Hagemann

M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence

What I like most about the programme is its flexibility. It allows me to adapt my studies perfectly to my everyday life - and not the other way around. That was important to me!

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Joé Oberweis

M.A. Project Management

It was really nice to organise my studies the way I wanted to and decide how and when to proceed. I could start with the courses that I wanted, whenever I wanted!

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Stela Koleva

M.A. Management + Majors

Studying at IU for me was a great opportunity to get comprehensive, solid education from the convenience of my home, or my office, or a lot of hotel rooms, and any other places I could study.

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Anastasia Zerounian

M.A. Marketing Management

One thing I really liked about IU is the multi-culti factor. There are students from all around the world. And this is a key reason why I chose it.

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Kunal Saigal

MBA MBA – Finance & Accounting

Having hands-on experience in IU courses such as Strategic Management has taught me how to make decisions more holistically and consider their impact on various stakeholders more effectively.

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Sofia Pereira

MBA Master of Business Administration

Flexibility is key for me, and IU provides the best and most flexible MBA programme

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Jessica Pföhler

B.A. Management

I am often met with the question: “What’s your background?“ Usually, people are referring to some kind of academic title. My studies and subsequent degree were the most important prerequisites for me to take up this role.

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Max Euler

B.A. International Management

My degree programme at IU gave me the tools to start my own business.

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