Master
Data Management

Take your place in a fast-paced and rapidly developing field: study for a Master’s in Data Management, and be ready for the future.

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Overview

Take the next step with a online Master in Data Management

Data Management is one of the most crucial work skills for the foreseeable future, and many predict that this trend will only increase. As an expert Data Manager with an internationally recognised degree, you’ll be primed for a long and successful career, and sought after by a wide variety of companies, across different industries.

By earning your degree from a German higher education institution, where data protection laws are some of the strictest in the world, you’ll develop a competitive edge over other Data Managers, and be ready to take on challenges in industry-leading corporations. Help companies design secure systems for storing data, and analyse it in an optimal way.

With IU’s online Master’s in Data Management degree programme, you’ll develop a wide range of skills that are all vital for successfully managing and safeguarding data: Data Processing, Storage, Analysis, Ingestion and Reporting.

Your online degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
60 or 120 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1130322
60 ECTS credits - English
ZFU 1130222c
120 ECTS credits - English

Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 299 (US$ 329)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
any time

Duration
12 - 48 months (depending on time model)
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 

Study contents

Online course overview

This online study programme is designed to turn you into a Data Management expert, so you can become a leader in the field and unlock your full potential. You’ll learn about different systems of recording and processing data, how to generate elaborate reports, and how to work with cutting-edge technologies and frameworks for secure and efficient data processing. You’ll explore the uses of cloud technologies and other highly technical aspects – but also the legal and social questions arising from data collection.

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

Concepts in Data Management

5

Database Concepts and Technologies

5

Big Data Technologies

5

Data Warehousing, Pipelines and Orchestration

5

Managing Data Projects

5

Advanced Research Methods

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Seminar: Cloud Providers and Services

5

Elective A

10

Master Thesis

15

Electives overview

Elective A

In your 2nd semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Data Manager for Internet of Things

10

Data Miner

10

Master Data Manager

10

Data Security and Protection Specialist

10

Data Scientist

10

Business Analyst

10

Technical Project Lead

10

Process Management and Operational Application Systems

10

AI and Mastering AI Prompting

10

Semester 1

Module

ECTS credits

Concepts in Data Management

5

Database Concepts and Technologies

5

Data Query Languages

5

NoSQL Databases

5

Seminar: Ethic & Societal Considerations in Data Management

5

Advanced Research Methods

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Data Engineering

5

Big Data Technologies

5

Data Warehousing, Pipelines and Orchestration

5

Managing Data Projects

5

Seminar: Cloud Providers and Services

5

Project: Data Engineering

5

Semester 3

Module

ECTS credits

Programming with Python

5

Project: Data Analysis in the Cloud

5

Elective A

10

Elective B

10

Semester 4

Module

ECTS credits

Master Thesis

30

Electives overview

Elective A

In your 3rd semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Data Manager for Internet of Things

10

Data Miner

10

Master Data Manager

10

Data Security and Protection Specialist

10

Data Scientist

10

Business Analyst

10

Technical Project Lead

10

Process Management and Operational Application Systems

10

Elective B

In your 3rd semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Data Manager for Internet of Things

10

Data Miner

10

Master Data Manager

10

Data Security and Protection Specialist

10

Data Scientist

10

Business Analyst

10

Technical Project Lead

10

Process Management and Operational Application Systems

10

AI and Mastering AI Prompting

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. 

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 admission requirements

Admission Requirements for 120-ECTS credits  

  • Completed, undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS credits with a focus on Data Science, Business Informatics, Computer Science, Big Data Management, Digital Business 
  • Your degree must be from a state or state-recognised higher education institution/university  
  • You must have achieved a final grade of at least “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent in your previous undergraduate degree 

Admission Requirements for 60-ECTS credits  

  • Completed undergraduate degree with  240 ECTS credits   
  • Your degree must be from a state or state-recognised higher education institution/university  
  • You must have achieved a final grade of at least “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent in your previous undergraduate degree 
  • Proof of at least one year’s professional work experience completed prior to the start of study programme. Work experience must have been gained after completion of your undergraduate studies


Further admission opportunities

For the 60 ECTS credits programme: 

Depending on your previous education, the following entry options are applicable for the 60-ECTS credits Master’s degree: 

  • undergraduate degree with 210 ECTS credits: you can bridge the gap of 30 ECTS credits with the proof of one year qualified work experience 
  • undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS credits: you can bridge the gap of 60 ECTS credits with the proof of two years qualified work experience 

Recognition of knowledge and abilities acquired outside of higher education is possible in principle. 

Is your undergraduate degree not in the required subject field for this programme's 120 ECTS credits variation admission requirements? You can still apply! You'll have to take 2 specific courses at the start of your studies, and pass them successfully in order to continue with your studies. That way, you don't have to take an entrance examination, and can prove your skills while earning ECTS credits as part of your studies. 

Work experience

For the 60 ECTS credits programme:

  • Proof of at least one year’s qualified work experience completed prior to the start of the study programme (the work experience must be gained after the completion of your undergraduate studies).
  • Don’t have a year’s worth of qualified work experience? Don’t worry! With the Online Degree Saver Programme, you can start your studies right away, and gain your professional experience alongside your studies. You’ll need to achieve the one year’s worth of experience before you complete your Online Degree Saver Programme.
  • You can provide us a translation of your employment contract and your pay slip or you can ask your company to fill out this form in English, sign it, apply the company stamp and send it to us:
    Proof of work experience (EN)
    Proof of work experience (NL)
    Proof of work experience (ES)
    Proof of work experience (IT)
    Proof of work experience (FR)

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. 

Don’t meet the work experience requirements? You can still apply to our partner institutions.

At IU, we’re serious about making education accessible! So, if you do not meet our work experience requirements, you still have the option to get a similar international, flexible degree from one of our partner institutions. Contact the Study Advisors today to learn more.

Careers

Your Master in Data Management career outlook

With a Master’s degree in Data Management, you’ll be ready to take on responsibilities in demanding roles relating to data management, analysis and protection. You could work as, for example:

Database Manager

Database managers organise and maintain effective and easy to access storage solutions for structured data. They’re responsible for managing access rights to different company stakeholders, upholding security protocols and the construction of data models and query scripts. They’re the gatekeepers of business data.

Data Engineer

As a data engineer, you will be responsible for all processes associated with the generation, storage, preparation, maintenance, and dissemination of data. The construction and monitoring of the hardware and software infrastructure are crucial.  

This includes the design, purchase, and installation of all necessary components. Furthermore, as a data expert, you are responsible for the stability of the entire system as well as compliance with data protection and security.

Cloud Solution Architect

As a cloud solution architect, you’ll work (or advise companies on) cloud-based system solutions. Use your expert level understanding of data and cloud technology to find solutions and strategies to the complex needs of various companies and organisations.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • “Many of my former colleagues had studied at IU and had been very happy with it. I was won over primarily by the flexibility of the degree and the numerous specialisation possibilities compared to other universities.”

    Lana Malinovska

    Graduate, Latvia

  • “The programme, tutors, and professors at IU are really accessible. I'm convinced this programme will keep my knowledge current or even create a new trajectory for my career.”

    Riku Luostari

    Graduate, New Zealand

  • “Despite already having two other degrees, I realised that IT offers great potential – so I took on a third degree at IU!”

    Patrick Schott

    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 Master degree in Data Management

On campus study model and fees for your Master degree in Data 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 12 Months

US$ 847
US$ 726 /mth* Apply now
* € 655 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time I

Duration 18 Months

US$ 628
US$ 548 /mth* Apply now
* € 495 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time II

Duration 24 Months

US$ 519
US$ 459 /mth* Apply now
* € 415 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Full-Time

Duration 24 Months

US$ 607
US$ 547 /mth* Apply now
* € 496 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time I

Duration 36 Months

US$ 456
US$ 415 /mth* Apply now
* € 377 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time II

Duration 48 Months

US$ 359
US$ 329 /mth* Apply now
* € 299 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 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.