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Management

Bachelor

For a great career in international management, you need a solid foundation of practical and theoretical business knowledge. With the online Bachelor’s degree in Management, you’ll get that foundation – and much more. 

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.

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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 Management

The online Bachelor’s programme in Management is your starting point for a future career in management – regardless of industry. 

In this programme, which puts an emphasis on both theory and practical applications and projects, you’ll explore the ways in which the global economy is changing, and how companies and managers can not only adapt to these changes, but also use them to their advantage. 

From agile work to digital transformation, the B.A. in Management will equip you with the knowledge, experience and confidence you need for kick-starting a career in international management.  

Benefit from an accredited degree from an award-winning university, the largest of its kind in Europe’s biggest economy. Join tens of thousands of other IU International University of Applied Sciences students, start your career journey today. 

Your online degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
240 ECTS
Language: English
Study duration & extension
48 - 72 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time
Tuition fees
Starting from € 299 (US$ 313)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:05 AM (CET)
Accreditation
240 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1140922
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

At the start of your studies in the Management online Bachelor’s programme, you’ll focus on learning about academic skills, soft skills such as intercultural and ethical decision-making, and collaborative work. From there, you’ll move on to digital skills development, acquiring intercultural and ethical management skills and developing your knowledge in intercultural psychology. 

In the later part of your study programme, you’ll dive into topics such as entrepreneurial thinking, and finish up by taking elective modules in topics that interest you, and of course – writing and submitting your thesis. 

Semester 1
ModuleECTS

Academic Integrity and Writing for Business

5

Introduction to Academic Work

5

Collaborative Work

5

Intercultural and Ethical Decision-Making

5

Foreign Language*

10

Semester 2
ModuleECTS

Digital Skills

5

Business Mathematics

5

Intercultural Psychology

5

Project: Introduction to Humanities

5

Foreign Language*

10

Semester 3
ModuleECTS

Business 101

5

Managerial Economics

5

Principles of Management

5

Global Corporations and Globalization

5

Statistics - Probability and Descriptive Statistics

5

Project: Design Thinking

5

Semester 4
ModuleECTS

International Marketing

5

Supply Chain Management I

5

International Brand Management

5

Organizational Behavior

5

Corporate Finance and Investment

5

Project: Cross Media Marketing

5

Semester 5
ModuleECTS

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

5

Corporate Governance and Strategy

5

Service Operations Management

5

Digital Business Models

5

Management Accounting

5

Project: Development of Business Ideas

5

Semester 6
ModuleECTS

International Accounting

5

Supply Chain Management II

5

International HR Management

5

Leadership 4.0

5

Sustainability

5

Project: New Work

5

Semester 7
ModuleECTS

Seminar: Current Issues in International Management

5

Agile Project Management

5

Project: Production and Logistics

5

Thesis Lab

10

ELECTIVE A**

10

Semester 8
ModuleECTS

ELECTIVE B**

10

ELECTIVE C**

10

Bachelor Thesis

10

Electives overview

Elective A

In your 7th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS

Managing People and Fundamentals of Business Psychology

10

Applied Sales

10

Financial Services Management

10

Online and Social Media Marketing

10

Business Intelligence

10

Organizational Development and

Change Management

10

Business Ethics and Sustainability

10

Salesforce Platform Management

10

Elective B

In your 8th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS

Smart Factory

10

Introduction to Data Science and Programming with Python

10

IT Service Management

10

Fundamentals of Operations Research

10

Smart Services

10

Digital Product Development

10

Innovative Technologies and Sustainability

10

Digitalization in Business and Retail

10

Elaboration of Business Ideas

10

Elective C

In your 8th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS

Managing People and Fundamentals of Business Psychology

10

Applied Sales

10

Financial Services Management

10

Business Intelligence

10

Organizational Development and Change Management

10

Online and Social Media Marketing

10

Business Ethics and Sustainability

10

Salesforce Platform Management

10

Smart Factory

10

Introduction to Data Science and Programming

10

IT Service Management

10

Fundamentals of Operations Research

10

Smart Services

10

Digital Product Development

10

Innovative Technologies and Sustainability

10

Digitalization in Business and Retail

10

Elaboration of Business Ideas

10

Internship

10

Studium Generale

10

Module guide
Online course schedule
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.

Admission Requirements

General admission 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

Career outlook

With your online Bachelor’s degree in Management from IU International University of Applied Sciences, you’ll be a great candidate for various managerial positions, across different industries and departments. Be it in finance, marketing or logistics, your knowledge and credentials will help you successfully navigate today’s demanding professional challenges. 

Some of the roles you could fulfil include: 

Operations Manager

Operations managers are responsible for planning and overseeing various business processes across different departments. Their main focus is on optimising the ways in which a company operates on a day-to-day basis, but they can also be charged with planning and implementing new initiatives for growth, be it in sales, marketing or logistics. Their work helps teams develop, improve and reach new business goals, so they’re a valuable asset to any company, big or small.  

International Growth Manager

As an International Growth Manager, you’ll be expected to identify potential growth options for the company you’ll work for. This requires that you’ll have a strong understanding of the market the business operates in, the competition and the overall economic conditions that offer promising growth opportunities: be they technological, demographic or financial. It’s a role that offers great opportunities before as an employee and as an independent consultant to firms. 

Intercultural Manager

Companies, especially large international ones, require the services of managers who understand how to manage diverse teams and operate across different cultures, languages and social norms. The work of intercultural managers varies from business to business, but they’re often involved in nearly every aspect of a company’s operations, from customer care to sales and product development. 

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • Online learning was ideal for me, as I really wanted to stay at my job in a travel agency. The programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences gave me the flexibility I needed. During the degree, this became even more important, because I was promoted to office manager at my travel agency and I had to accommodate a responsible job – often with a 6-day week – plus studies, partner, family and friends.

    Edeltraut Schwartz

    Graduate, Romania

  • In my view, the flexibility makes a compelling case for learning online at IU. The wide range of elective modules to choose from also won me over. It means you can specialise in what you really want to do.

    Philipp Kleingrothe

    Graduate, Germany

  • In my search to find the right university, IU Berlin met all the criteria that were important to me. I also liked the fact that Berlin is a very international city and is currently evolving into being the hub of Europe's start-up scene. As part of my studies at IU, I participated in a blockchain seminar on campus, during which I was able to make numerous business contacts. This network and a personal recommendation led me to my current employer, the financial services provider Leondrino Exchange. In collaboration with the company, I wrote my thesis and was subsequently rewarded with a full-time position. My career proves it: networking is the key to success!

    Sandip Vinodray Modha

    Graduate, India

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 Management

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 48 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$ 355 /mth* Apply now
* € 339 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:05 AM (CET)

Part-Time I

Duration 72 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$ 313 /mth* Apply now
* € 299 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:05 AM (CET)

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.