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Business & IT

Bachelor

IT professionals with business management skills are sought-after all over the world. Prepare yourself for an exciting career with our online Bachelor’s in Business and IT study programme.

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Overview

Start your bachelor in Business and IT

As a result of ongoing global digitisation, the demand for IT specialists with top business management skills is constantly growing. Almost all economic processes are closely linked to IT systems. Opportunities are continually opening up for roles in software development, business analysis, process management, IT consulting and more.

The Bachelor’s of Business and IT online programme at IU prepares you for a career in the intersection between business and technology, by giving you technical and business knowledge specifically targeted for success in the tech world.

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
180 ECTS
Language: English
Online studies and on campus
Study duration & extension
36 - 72 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time
Start on campus: up to 4 x per year
Tuition fees
Starting from $ 112 ($ 224)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 01.08.2022 09:05 AM (CEST)
Accreditation
180 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 154113c
Admission
General academic requirements
English language skills

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Past education recognised
Save time and earn your degree faster by having your previous achievements/experience recognised
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Versatile & Innovative

Your digital learning journey with personal support!

Top-Level Education

First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96 %

Study contents

Course overview

During your studies, you will acquire IT expertise, for example in requirements engineering or in the field of data modelling and database systems, as well as comprehensive business management knowledge.

You’ll become familiar with all key aspects of business and master the ability to recognise technological potential and to utilise it for any company’s success. Your  Bachelor’s in Business and IT study programme will provide you with interdisciplinary know-how, turning you into a highly employable candidate on the job market upon graduation.

The order of courses presented below is for the online studies model of this programme.

Admission

Entry requirements

How To Start Your Degree with the Online Degree Saver Programme:

Once you've enrolled and started on your studies, you'll have access to a part of your courses, based on the time model you choose. You will be registered as a student only after 50% of the total ECTS have been successfully completed. Then you will gain access to the rest of your courses, and will be able to finish your degree.

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German, if they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here.

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Careers

Your Bachelor in Business and IT career outlook

As an expert in business and IT, you can find a position that is at the interface between concept, design, implementation and maintenance of technical topics. From start-ups to large international companies, you will ensure that all IT systems run efficiently and reliably, and that all information is transferred securely. You may even use the business and technical expertise you’ve acquired during your studies for a Bachelor’s of Business and IT to start your own project as an entrepreneur.

IT Project Manager

As an IT project manager, you are responsible for managing IT projects and are always up-to-date on the latest developments. You are able to use your specialist knowledge to intervene if needed. You will determine project processes for IT and create guidelines and policies that ensure project success. You will also need to take into account the needs of the company and create documentation during the project. Consulting with specialist departments and project managers is also part of your job.

Software Developer

As a software developer, you will develop and implement software, from single building blocks to complete applications. In coordination with users from various departments, you will programme solutions that are tailored to the respective needs and requirements. In doing so, you will also keep the economic conditions in mind at all times and ensure compliance.

Business Analyst

As a business analyst, you will examine business processes and take care of requirements management. This means that you will identify, analyse, prioritise and formulate the requirements for processes and IT systems. In doing so, you will have an excellent eye for identifying challenges and risks, as well as new opportunities. You will coordinate with the IT department regarding implementation while also considering cost-efficient product solutions that match the business strategy. You will ensure that all participants work together efficiently until implementation.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • I wanted a career change but still be able to apply the knowledge I've gained to my work.

    Anne-Kathrin Gansebohm

    Online student

  • To enhance my practical experience, a degree in business information systems seemed to me to be very useful and sensible. This is how I discovered IU International University of Applied Sciences. 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!

    Lara Bergen

    Graduate, Germany

  • My studies at IU allowed me to experience the flexibility that is required in my professional field.

    Michael Aman

    Online student

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Tuition fees

Study models & fees for your Bachelor degree in Business & IT

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.

Full-Time

Duration 36 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

  • Online studies
  • On campus
$ 377
$ 188 /mth*
*based on the exchange rate from 01.08.2022 09:05 AM (CEST)
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Part-Time I

Duration 48 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

  • Online studies
$ 326
$ 163 /mth*
*based on the exchange rate from 01.08.2022 09:05 AM (CEST)
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Part-Time II

Duration 72 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

  • Online studies
$ 224
$ 112 /mth*
*based on the exchange rate from 01.08.2022 09:05 AM (CEST)
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Additional charges

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Free 4-week trial
  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through IU LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, and complete your studies at IU sooner.

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment. Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU 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. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

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