Bachelor
International Management

Be it for a career in start-ups or multinational corporations: IU International University of Applied Sciences prepares you for the global job market with a Bachelor’s degree in International Management. This study programme will empower you to play a key part in any company’s success.

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Online Studies

Bachelor
International Management

Be it for a career in start-ups or multinational corporations: IU International University of Applied Sciences prepares you for the global job market with an online Bachelor’s degree in International Management. This study programme will empower you to play a key part in any company’s success.

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Arbeiten Sie hart und arbeiten Sie dann smart
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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

Get started with a Bachelor's in International Management online

The global business world needs motivated talent to develop business strategies, drive growth and enable smooth operations between different business partners.

As part of your online Bachelor studies in International Management at IU, you’ll gain extensive knowledge in marketing, sales, public relations, accounting, finance and HR – and be able to specialise in the area that matches your interests.

The teaching language is English, allowing you to improve your skills in the most widely used language in global business.

Start your Bachelor‘s in International Management on-campus programme

After completing their Industrial Engineering and Management Bachelor's degree (B.Eng.), our graduates often work in manufacturing companies at the interface between business management and technical functions.  

Be it in management, engineering, or consultancy roles – there are plenty of opportunities for talented professionals in this field. 

The global business world needs motivated talent to develop business strategies, drive growth and enable smooth operations between different business partners. 

As part of yourBachelor studies in International Managementat IU, you’ll gain extensive knowledge in marketing, sales, public relations, accounting, finance, and HR – and be able to specialise in the area that matches your interests. 

The teaching language is English, allowing you to improve your skills in the most widely used language in global business. 

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 Arts (B.A.)
180 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1104519
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 Arts (B.A.)
180 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1104519
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

Managers, leaders, decision-makers: companies are always looking for professionals with the expertise to further their growth and success. IU International University of Applied Sciences puts major emphasis on practical experience and prepares you for positions such as these – as well as ensuring you gain an international market outlook.

Our professors can guide you with expert industry knowledge and help you find a focus industry that you are passionate about. With the various courses offered in the online Bachelor’s degree in International Management, you can choose the skills you're most interested in developing, and set yourself up for success after graduation.

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

Course overview

Managers, leaders, and decision-makers: companies are always looking for professionals with the expertise to further their growth and success.  

IU International University of Applied Sciences puts major emphasis on practical experience and prepares you for positions such as these – as well as ensuring you gain an international market outlook. 

Our professors can guide you with expert industry knowledge and help you find a focus industry that you are passionate about.  

With the various courses offered in the Bachelor’s degree in International Management, you can choose the skills you're most interested in developing, and set yourself up for success after graduation. 

Semester 1

Module

ECTS credits

Academic Integrity and Writing for Business

5

Business 101

5

Managerial Economics

5

Introduction to Academic Work

5

Principles of Management

5

Global Corporations and Globalization

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Business Mathematics

5

Organizational Behaviour

5

Management Accounting

5

Supply Chain Management I

5

International Marketing

5

Statistics

5

Semester 3

Module

ECTS credits

Change Management

5

International Contract Management

5

Intercultural and Ethical Decision-Making

5

Intercultural Psychology

5

International Brand Management

5

Leadership 4.0

5

Semester 4

Module

ECTS credits

Global Sourcing

5

International HR Management

5

Intercultural Management

5

Corporate Finance and Investment

5

Corporate Communication

5

Customer Relationship Management

5

Semester 5

Module

ECTS credits

Digital Business Models

5

Agile Project Management

5

Conflict Management and Mediation

5

Seminar: Current Issues in International Management

5

Elective A

10

Semester 6

Module

ECTS credits

Elective B

10

Elective C

10

Bachelor’s 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 credits

Managing People and Fundamentals of Business Psychology

10

Business Intelligence

10

Online and Social Media Marketing

10

Applied Sales

10

FinTech

10

Derivatives and Risk Management

10

International Finance

10

Big Data and Data Protection

10

Digital Product Development

10

IT Service Management

10

Elective B+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

Managing People and Fundamentals of Business Psychology

10

Business Intelligence

10

Online and Social Media Marketing

10

Applied Sales

10

Salesforce Platform Management

10

Salesforce Platform Development

10

Fundamentals of Operations Research

10

Introduction to Data Science and Programming with Python

10

IT Service Management

10

Big Data and Data Protection

10

Digital Product Development

10

Studium Generale*

10

Internship*

10

Mastering Prompts

10

Career Development

10

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 be provided before the start of the study and 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 degree in International Management career outlook

The online Bachelor’s degree in International Management opens doors to the entire corporate world and will show future employers that you are talented, strategic and adaptable.

With sound knowledge in general business management and a specialisation in your preferred area, you can go on to find a successful career in a company and country of your choosing.

Geschäftsfrau an Uferpromenade

Management Consultant

As a management consultant, your job is to advise other companies. The subject of the consultation could be related to the general management of the company, internationalisation projects or the handling of a change process. You will need to tailor your fundamental consulting concept to the expectations and the requirements of your customer, without neglecting the goals of your employer – the consultancy firm.

Frau und Mann arbeiten im Café am Laptop

International Talent Manager

International talent managers support HR teams, helping them search for talents and managers and developing their skills within the company. You will plan and organise new talent across borders and prepare trainees, employees and managers for assignments abroad and international projects. With a special focus on intercultural skills, you will create training programmes, ensure efficient succession from one employee to the next as well as job rotation with the aim of training international managers.

Team Meeting in Büro

International Brand Manager

As an international brand manager, you will have two main tasks: branding and brand communication. You will ensure that all brand design and messaging is executed perfectly with an effective communications strategy developed in close collaboration with management. You will source and define the right instruments and channels for effective marketing. You will also make sure that advertising campaigns are tailored perfectly to each target audience. This requires a deep understanding of the product world, target groups, intercultural differences and your industry. This is an exciting and creative career at the interface between management, research and development, product, creative departments, sales, service and, of course, customers.

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

  • Anaelle Cintas

    Graduate, France

  • “IU International University of Applied Sciences offers me the opportunity to organise my studies as flexible as possible.”

    Isabel Jennemann

    Online student

  • “I am an absolute fan of online exams! Due to my very irregular work schedule, I need this flexibility.”

    Michaela Haag

    Online student

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 International Management

On campus study model and fees for your Bachelor degree in International 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, 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

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

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

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
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 German and English for free
  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn German and 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.