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Entrepreneurship

Bachelor

Constantly looking for ways to innovate? Always thinking of great new business ideas? Want to be the next Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos? Then this is the perfect study programme for you! 

Online Studies

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

Overview

Start your online Bachelor in Entrepreneurship

The BA Entrepreneurship programme will help you turn your dreams into a reality: you’ll learn the basics of business, get to know the global marketplace and the technologies that businesses will be using in the future, and develop a strong entrepreneurial mind-set. 

Harness your existing passion for innovation and challenges, and work on building it into a recipe for success. Whether you’re planning on starting your own start-up, or are looking to consult others on the best ways to move their businesses forward, you’ll hone your practical skills in this challenging and exciting BA programme. 

And the best part? You’ll start working on innovative business projects right from the first semester, to give you all of the practical skills you need for success as a future business leader. 

Your online degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
180 ECTS
Language: English
Study duration & extension
36 - 72 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time
Tuition fees
Starting from € 199 (US$ 209)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:05 AM (CET)
Accreditation
180 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1122821c
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

Online course overview

This study programme covers a wide variety of topics, in order to help you understand how to design successful products, improve services and identify market needs.

Whether you decide to focus your studies on sustainability, management or technology, the course and class projects offered to you will let you build a solid foundation of knowledge, and prepare you for a successful international career as a true business innovator. 

Semester 1
ModuleECTS

International Marketing  

5

Introduction to Academic Work 

5

Introduction to User Research 

5

Project: Development of Business Ideas 

5

Business 101

5

International Contract Management 

5

Semester 2
ModuleECTS

Start-Up Financing

5

Accounting and Balancing 

5

Agile Project Management 

5

Applied Sales I

5

Collaborative Work 

5

Project: Prototyping and validation of a business idea 

5

Semester 3
ModuleECTS

Management Accounting 

5

Managerial Economics

5

Applied Sales II

5

Corporate Planning & Control 

5

Intercultural and Ethical Decision-Making 

5

Project: Entrepreneurship 

5

Semester 4
ModuleECTS

Market Research 

5

Fundamentals of Product Management 

5

Pricing

5

Personnel Psychology 

5

Agile Management 

5

Project: Business Model Development 

5

Semester 5
ModuleECTS

Project: Minimum Viable Product 

5

Seminar in Current Topics in Digitalisation

5

Online Marketing 

5

Organizational Behaviour

5

Electives A 

10

Semester 6
ModuleECTS

Electives B

10

Electives C

10

Master Thesis & Colloquium 

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

Digital Entrepreneurship

10

Intrapreneurship

10

Sustainable Entrepreneurship

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

User Testing and Prototyping

10

Organizational Development and Change Management

10

Innovative Technologies and Sustainability

10

Internet of Things and Big Data

10

Working environment 4.0

10

Business Ethics and Sustainability

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

User Testing and Prototyping

10

Organizational Development and Change Management

10

Innovative Technologies and Sustainability

10

Internet of Things and Big Data

10

Working environment 4.0

10

Business Ethics and Sustainability

10

Studium Generale

10

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.

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 (included in Online Degree Saver Programme)

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

English language skills

At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international work market. Therefore, we ask you to provide us with a proof of your English language skills. 

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 skills. 

You can prove your English skills with an English B2 level certificate (no older than 5 years). Don’t have this at hand? No problem! You can quickly get your English certified with Duolingo. 

  • Take the online test in just 45 to 60 minutes 
  • Receive your certified results within 2 days 
  • Save valuable money and time 

Find out if the Duolingo test is suitable for you. Click here to try it for free. In order to be accepted to your study programme, a minimum of 95 points in the Duolingo exam is required. 

Did you take the test and not get the 95 points required? Don’t worry! We’re offering a free English course. By successfully completing the course in 3 months, you'll prove that you have the required level of English proficiency.

We also accept the following English language skills certificates: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points) or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6) or 
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B) or 
  • Equivalent proof, such as a B2.2 Certificate from the free IU English course - further information can be requested from our student advisors.* 

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years.
*Please note that course isn't accepted as a language certificate for on campus study programmes

Earn a high school diploma and a 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 the High School Diploma Study Pathway, you can earn a high school diploma and start your online Bachelor’s degree at IU – at the same time.

Visit our High School Diploma Study Pathway page for more details. 

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

Careers

Your Entrepreneurship career outlook

With a Bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship, you’ll have a wide range of opportunities to choose from, and many different avenues of starting your professional career. You can be your own boss, and use all the knowledge you developed to start your own business and attract investors. Or you can join a company looking for skilled professionals with a strong understanding of business operations, managerial skills and a disruptive approach to growth – with the added bonus of an internationally recognised degree, signaling you as someone who can comfortably lead diverse, multicultural teams. 

Founder / CEO

Take big chances, reap big rewards: as a founder/CEO, you’ll turn business ideas and dreams into reality, and then decide on how to grow, adapt and manage them. With the help of the business knowledge, management skills and technological know-how you’ll develop in your BA studies, you’ll be ready to take on the many challenges of starting and running your own company. 

Product Owner

Own all responsibilities regarding the launch, implementation and performance of a new product or service. You’ll need to have a strong understanding of the field in which the business operates in, what the competitors offer, and how to increase value both from the product itself and from the work of the product team.

Combine entrepreneurial work process, digitalisation and people management, and beat the competition regardless of industry. 

Innovation Manager

Similar to change managers, innovation managers are responsible for instigating, planning and executing change within companies. The main difference, however, is that innovation managers are more focused on digital transformation and the implementation of advanced technologies into a more traditional work environment.

You’ll have to work well with others, and feel comfortable around sophisticated technological tools, but if you are, you’ll be able to provide significant financial improvements, and quickly become an in- demand professional. 

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • Online studies at IU adapts perfectly to my needs as someone with multiple sclerosis due to the flexibility it offers.

    Natalie

    Online student

  • The Study Advisory Team gave me very good tips on how to manage my time as a student who also works full-time.

    Cédric Gobrecht

    Online student

  • That is exactly why I would also recommend the study programme at IU: the friendly and direct interaction with fellow students, tutors and professors is indispensable to any student who wants to make rapid progress.

    Tim Michel

    Graduate, Germany

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.

Tuition fees

Online study model & fees for your Bachelor degree in Entrepreneurship

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.

US$ 385
US$ 345 /mth* Apply now
* € 329 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

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$ 333
US$ 303 /mth* Apply now
* € 289 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

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$ 229
US$ 209 /mth* Apply now
* € 199 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)
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.

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.