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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Open doors to opportunities around the world

Apply by 23rd May and save up to €1444.

Earn a degree that will elevate your international career prospects. Build a global network with students from over 140 countries around the world.

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Open doors to opportunities around the world

Apply by 23rd May and save up to 1444 on your on-campus tuition!   


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 € 378 (US$ 405)* 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
July, October, January, April

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.

Want to study this programme on campus?

You're currently looking at the Online Studies version of this programme. But don't worry, it's also available for On Campus Studies. Just reach out to our study advisors for more information on how to get started.

100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Modernised learning

Access our unique learning app and AI tutor 

Award-winning education

First-class learning: 96% recommended 

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.

This programme includes an AI prompt engineering course, so you can learn how to use tools like ChatGPT best in your everyday life, work, and studies. 

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. 

This programme includes an AI prompt engineering course, so you can learn how to use tools like ChatGPT best in your everyday life, work, and studies. 

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

All the support you need, any time of day

With this programme, you’ll have access to human and AI-powered tutoring. 

Your tutors will be available to answer any questions, and you’ll have recurring appointments where you can discuss course topics with them and other students. 

Syntea, IU’s AI-powered tutor, will be available 24/7 to guide you through your courses and prepare you for exams. 

Study your way, and master working with AI at the same time. 

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

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.


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.  

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