Bachelor
Business and IT

IT professionals with business management skills are sought-after all over the world. Prepare yourself for an exciting career with our on-campus Bachelor’s in Business & IT study programme, taught in Berlin and Bad Honnef

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Bachelor
Business and IT

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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Earn a degree flexibly without compromising

And get a discount of up to €1444 if you apply by March 28th

Studies that match your ambitions and schedule: cutting-edge and 100% online. Study anytime, from anywhere, and earn your degree on your own terms. 

*You can start anytime. 

Build the career you’ve always dreamt of

Apply by the 20th of July and save up to 25% on your on-campus tuition!   

Study on campus at IU and maximise your career growth in Germany. Socialise, build your professional network and soak up a new culture – all while earning an international degree

Overview

Start your online 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.

Start your Bachelor‘s in Business & IT on-campus programme

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 & IT 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. 

This study programme is completely taught in English!

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
180 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 154113c
180 ECTS credits - English

Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 239 (US$ 241)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
any time

Duration
36 - 72 months (depending on time model)
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
180 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 154113c
180 ECTS credits - English

Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 399 (US$ 426)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
April, July, October, January

Duration
36 months

Start your career in Germany
As a graduate of this programme, you’ll be eligible for an 18-month visa to Germany - so you can look for your first job in peace.
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 96% recommendation rate

German quality promise

All programmes are state accredited and recognized internationally. That's why 100,000+ students have put their trust in IU.

Kickstart your career in Europe

Benefit from 18-month post study job seeker’s visa as an IU student learning on campus and begin your career in Germany.

100% Flexibility

With IU you choose what, how and where you study. And depending on your preferred study format you can even start your first step towards your new career right away.

94% Job success

Our practice-oriented study programmes prepare you for your future career. This is why 94% of IU graduates find a job within 3 months after graduation.

Study contents

Online 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 online 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.

Course overview

During your studies, you will acquire IT expertise, for example in requirements engineering or in the field of data modeling 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 & IT study programme will provide you with interdisciplinary know-how, turning you into a highly employable candidate on the job market upon graduation. 

Semester 1

Module

ECTS credits

Introduction to Computer Science

5

Business 101

5

Introduction to Academic Work

5

Mathematics I

5

Requirements Engineering

5

Object-oriented Programming with Java

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Collaborative Work

5

Intercultural and Ethical Decision-Making

5

Data Structures and Java Class Library

5

Statistics - Probability and Descriptive Statistics

5

Database Modeling and Database Systems

5

Web Application Development

5

Semester 3

Module

ECTS credits

Corporate Finance and Investment

5

Organizational Behavior

5

Requirements Engineering

5

Management Accounting

5

Programming Information Systems with Java EE

5

Software Quality Assurance

5

Semester 4

Module

ECTS credits

Digital Business Models

5

Introduction to Process Management

5

Fundamentals of IT and ERP systems

5

IT Project Management

5

Project Software Engineering

5

International Marketing

5

Semester 5

Module

ECTS credits

IT Law

5

Seminar: Software Engineering

5

Data Analytics and Big Data

5

Purchasing, Procurement and Distribution

5

Elective A

10

Semester 6

Module

ECTS credits

Elective B

10

Elective C

10

Bachelor Thesis

10

Electives overview

Elective A

In your 5th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Salesforce Platform Development

10

Mobile Software Engineering

10

IT-Service Management

10

Business Intelligence

10

Foundations of Programming with Python

10

Big Data and Cloud Technologies

10

IT Security

10

Logic and Artificial Intelligence

10

Data Engineer

10

Elective B

In your 6th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Applied Sales

10

Supply Chain Management

10

Smart Services

10

Smart Factory

10

Salesforce Platform Management

10

Elective C

In your 6th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Salesforce Platform Development

10

Mobile Software Engineering

10

IT-Service Management

10

Business Intelligence

10

Foundations of Programming with Python

10

IT Security

10

Logic and Artificial Intelligence

10

Data Engineer

10

Applied Sales

10

Supply Chain Management

10

Smart Services

10

Smart Factory

10

Internship

10

Studium Generale

10

Salesforce Platform Management

10

Career Development

10

Microsoft ERP- Dynamics 365 Business Central - Functional Consultant

10

SAP - SAP S/4HANA Business Process Integration - Application Associate

10

Mastering Prompts

10

In case this course appeals to your interests, another excellent option might be pursuing a BSc in Computer Science.

Enhance your learning with AI

Work with AI

The AI revolution is here. We’ll help you lead it.  

This programme offers an AI prompt engineering elective course, so you can: 

  • Develop the best practices for working with AI   
  • Explore the strengths and limits of current technology  
  • Build confidence in your ability to work with AI tools

Learn with AI 

Enhance your learning with Syntea: an AI tutor at your service.  

Ask any question related to your studies, and get answers based on the study contents, 24/7.

  • Answers are routinely verified by human tutors  
  • Build personal study plans based on Syntea’s feedback   
  • Coming soon - learn through dialogue: Socratic Teaching 

Transform with AI

You don’t need to navigate the world of AI on your own. We’re here to guide you.  

Develop your ability to work with AI in a positive, experienced setting.  

  • Study plans created by AI experts  
  • Benefit from being an early adopter of a revolutionary technology  
  • Graduate with skills that fit tomorrow’s job market

Each course in this study programme has a live teaching session

At IU, we want you to feel supported, and to give you the best learning experience possible. 

In keeping with our mission, we now offer two-hour, monthly intensive live sessions in every course.The live events are recorded, so you can access them whenever you want. Each monthly session will cover all the course contents, so you only need to attend or watch it once. 

Admission

Entry requirements

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

General academic requirements

  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels or IB Diploma and your transcript of records.
  • A subject-related higher education entrance qualification.

Depending on your situation, you might have to provide additional documents or meet additional requirements. If that’s the case, our admissions team will let you know after you start your application.

General academic requirements

  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels or IB Diploma and your transcript of records.
  • A subject-related higher education entrance qualification.

Depending on your qualifications, you might have to meet additional requirements, such as successfully passing a university entrance examination or one of the following programmes to make sure you are ready to study with us:

  • Bachelor Entrance Examination

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team to find out the exact requirements applicable for your application.

Online degree saver programme

Apply for the online Degree Saver programme and receive a discount on your tuition fees. 

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team for more details. 

English language skills

Depending on your personal circumstances, you might be required to provide proof of your English language proficiency. Your skills would need to match the B2 level of the Common European Framework (CEF). 

We accept the following English language skills certificates*: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points)* or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6)* or 
  • Duolingo English Test (minimum 95 points)*
  • PTE Academics (minimum 59 points)* or
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)* 

Is English your native language, or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language proficiency. 

Get in touch with our study advisors for more details. 

*Proof must not be older than five years. 

Earn a high school diploma and start your Bachelor’s degree – at the same time!

Don’t have a high school diploma? Have one, but your grade average doesn’t meet our admission requirements? We have a solution for you! 

With A-Levels, you can earn a high school diploma and start working towards your future Bachelor’s degree – at the same time.

Visit our A-Levels page for more details. 

On campus

Start your career in Bad Honnef

Our campus in Bad Honnef is the perfect place for starting your life in Germany. Study and graduate in a region that's home to some of Europe's largest companies.

IU Bad Honnef

Just a 2-hour train ride away you’ll find yourself in Frankfurt, the country’s leading financial centre and home to the European Central Bank. The IU campus is also a short distance from Cologne, where a booming automotive industry lies, and Bonn, which offers a modern research-oriented scientific environment with an average salary of €65,000 a year.

What does it mean studying on Campus?

  • A mix of online self-study and on-campus learning (2-3 days per week) in Germany
  • Full time only
  • 2-4 intakes per year – programme dependent
  • Pre-set study sequence with some flexibility online
  • All programmes taught in English

Other perks:

  • Free online German language course
  • Online career services, job listings platform & virtual networking events
  • Internship module (optional)
  • 18-month post-study visa eligibility
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 online studies for a Bachelor’s of Business and IT to start your own project as an entrepreneur.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Your career enabler

94% of current IU graduates find a job within 3 months. Our practice based degrees stand out from the crowd and prepare you for a job at industry-leading companies.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • “I wanted to make a career change but to 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.”

    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

Personal counselling
Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors. You can also find information about the application process under our Become a Student page.

Personal counselling
Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors.


Tuition fees

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

On campus study model and 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, and the trial month has ended.

Your trial month begins when you receive your login credentials. This will give you the opportunity to test our courses for one month without obligation, before being charged. During that month, you can then take your first courses and start learning right away!

Once the trial month is over, your studies continue. You’ll pay your tuition fees according to your contract.

At IU, we believe in full transparency – so there are no hidden fees. You only pay for your tuition and the one-time campus registration fee of €1,500.

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.

US$ 426
US$ 386 /mth* Apply now
* € 359 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

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.

US$ 355
US$ 325 /mth* Apply now
* € 314 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

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.

US$ 261
US$ 241 /mth* Apply now
* € 239 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)
Full-Time
Duration 36 Months

Participate in real-time tutorials with tutors and a small group of students, while still having maximum flexibility to combine work and studies.

US$ 426 /mth* Apply now
* € 399 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • 1-month trial
  • Monthly live and recorded tutorials
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
  • On-campus tutorials, 2-3x week
  • Access to all on-campus services
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 a 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. 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, live teaching sessions, 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.

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.

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.

Hybrid Studies = More Flexibility

By combining in-person tutorials 2-3 times per week with 24/7 access to online study materials, you get to benefit from a more flexible study schedule. This allows you to work alongside your studies, or combine other activities, with relative ease. 

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, intimate campuses, easy access to lecturers, live teaching sessions, student advice services, and career support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions – and so are our study coaches.  

Sounds good? Start your free 1-Month trial

Sign your contract, start your studies – and if you want to stop, cancel in the first month without being charged at all.