Master
Growth Hacking for Entrepreneurs

As a Growth Hacker with an entrepreneurial spirit, you can help companies, especially startups, to grow in a resource-efficient and cost-effective manner. 

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Build the career you’ve always dreamt of

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Don’t let anything stand between you and your goals. Earn a career-centric, globally recognised degree, 100% online – and build the skills you need to succeed.

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Study on campus at IU and kickstart your career path in Germany. Network with students and experts to build your professional network, all while you earn your international degree! 

Overview

Start your online Master in Growth Hacking for Entrepreneurs

Throughout your studies, you will focus heavily on entrepreneurship and digital marketing. With a master's degree in Growth Hacking for Entrepreneurs, you will become an expert in assisting startups and entrepreneurs in improving their growth strategies and eventually taking on managerial responsibilities. 

Your online degree summed up

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

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


Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 415 (US$ 459)* 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 - 24 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

Strategic company growth requires focused web marketing, product management, and prudent data analysis. These are the subjects you will be studying from the start. By mastering the best techniques for creating business models and accelerating growth, you will learn the secrets of successfully building start-ups through courses like "Advanced Growth Hacking," "Business Model Design," "Lean Start-Up," and "Applied Research”. In your elective area, you will deepen your knowledge in modules of your choice, e.g., in "Neuromarketing", " Digital Transformation" and " Innovation and Sales". 

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

Advanced Growth Hacking

5

Business Model Design

5

Lean Start Up

5

Project: Growth Hacking Tools

5

Applied Research

5

Seminar: Current Topics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Project: Growth Hack Development

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

Innovation and Sales

10

Digital Transformation

10

E-Commerce

10

SEA and Social Media Marketing

10

Neuromarketing

10

Product Development and Design Thinking

10

Performance Marketing

10

Marketing Project and Agile Project Management

10

Data Conversion Rate

10

Consumer Behavior and Growth Hacks

10

Data Science and Analytics

10

Big Data Applications

10

IT Project and Architecture Management

10

Leadership and Change

10

Artificial Intelligence

10

Start Up Lab

10

AI and Mastering AI Prompting

10

Module guide

Online course schedule

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

  • Completed degree with 240 ECTS credits  
  • Your degree should be from a public or officially recognised university/higher education institution. 
  • You should have achieved at least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent. 

Further admission opportunities

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.

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. 

Careers

Your Growth Hacking for Entrepreneurs career outlook

As a growth hacker, you will have excellent opportunities with all companies that want to grow. With an online master’s in Growth Hacking for Entrepreneurs, you’ll increase your ability to effectively implement marketing activities in a resource-efficient and cost-effective manner. After graduation, you can work as a ... 

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, you have the decision-making power to implement promising growth strategies for your company. You are responsible for driving sales optimization, selecting the appropriate marketing activities and handling product development. With your savvy knowledge in growth hacking, you’ll be able to boost growth in a resource-efficient and cost-effective manner. 

Chief Revenue Officer

As chief revenue officer (CRO), you take over the administration and coordination of the sales and marketing departments and monitor sales data while attracting new clients and boosting business. Through data analysis, you determine the areas with high entrepreneurial growth potential. 

Head of Customer Growth

A growing customer base is an important prerequisite for more revenue and future growth of an organization. Your tasks as Head of Customer Growth include building and maintaining strategic relationships with customers. You’ll be responsible for finding out what customers really want and developing products and digital services in coordination with the specialist departments. 

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • “Combined with practical work experience, the study programme at IU was the right choice for me.”

    Britta Gabriel

    Graduate, Germany

  • “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

  • “With the IU Master, I was able to acquire valuable strategic-global leadership skills that are very much in demand in today's jobs.”

    Doreen Richter

    Graduate

Tuition fees

Online Study models & fees for your Master degree in Growth Hacking for Entrepreneurs

On campus study model and fees for your Master degree in Growth Hacking for Entrepreneurs

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)

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.