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Become an expert in IT-based business innovation - study master’s in Business and IT at IU International University of Applied Sciences 

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Overview

Master your knowledge of business informatics with a master’s degree in Business and IT

Businesses today cannot function without information technology, and IT solutions are used to solve a variety of complex business challenges. The emphasis is on developing and managing an organisation's information systems and business processes. The master's in Business and IT degree will give you a keen understanding of intricate organisational structures and business processes. It will also give you the chance to expand on the specialised knowledge you gained in your bachelor's degree in a more practical manner. 

Your onlinecampus 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 161316
120 ECTS credits - English
60 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

The Master's degree in Business and IT is ideal for individuals who wish to specialize in the intersection of information technology and business administration. It offers courses in UI/UX, Cybercrime, Mobile Software Engineering, Data Engineering, and Cloud Computing, among others. You can choose to hone your technical, professional, or management skills based on your personal preferences and interests. 

In this degree, all compulsory subjects are divided into four categories: Business fundamentals, Business Informatics, Informatics fundamentals, and further fundamentals of digital challenges. You can also deepen your knowledge through electives. 

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

Applied Research

5

Process Management

5

Operational Application Systems

5

Digital Business Models

5

Information and Knowledge Management

5

Cyber Security and Data Protection

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Seminar: Societal Challenges in Digitalization

5

Elective A

10

Master Thesis & Colloquium

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

Management Requirements, IT Services, and Architecture

10

Digital Health

10

Digital Insurance

10

UI/UX Expert

10

Agile Software Development Techniques and Methods

10

E-Commerce

10

Supply Chain and Sourcing Management

10

Strategic Marketing and Branding

10

Cloud Computing

10

Introduction to Data Science and AI

10

Salesforce Consultant Specialization

10

Salesforce Developer Specialization

10

AI and Mastering AI Prompting

10

* Each elective module can only be chosen once. 

Semester 1

Module

ECTS credits

Global Supply Chain Management

5

Information and Knowledge Management

5

Requirements Management

5

Advanced Research Methods

5

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

5

Data Science

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Customer Relationship Marketing

5

Artificial Intelligence

5

Seminar: Societal Challenges in Digitalization

5

Internet of Things

5

Management of IT Services and Architecture

5

Big Data Technologies

5

Semester 3

Module

ECTS credits

Project: Cloud Service Concept Study

5

Seminar Current Topics in IT-Management

5

Elective A

10

Elective B

10

Semester 4

Module

ECTS credits

Master Thesis

30

Electives overview

Elective A+B 

In your 2nd and 3rd semester, you'll need to choose two elective modules, which you can choose from the following modules: 

Module

ECTS credits

Agile Software Development Techniques and Methods

10

Mobile Software Engineering

10

Cloud Computing

10

Business Intelligence

10

Cyber Criminality

10

IT Law

10

IT Governance and Compliance

10

Cybersecurity

10

UI/UX Expert

10

Data Engineer

10

Organizational and Human Resource Development

10

Digital Health

10

Digital Insurance

10

Applied Techniques Project Management

10

E-Commerce

10

Process Management and Operational Application Systems

10

Salesforce Consultant Specialization

10

Salesforce Developer Specialization

10

* Each elective module can only be chosen once. 

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

General admission requirements120 ECTS credits 

  • Completed, undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS credits in business administration or computer science  
  • 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  

General admission requirements60 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 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 proof of one year of qualified professional experience
  • undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS credits: You can bridge the gap of 60 ECTS credits with proof of two years of qualified professional experience

For the 120 ECTS credits programme:

If you have completed a non-subject-related undergraduate degree programme, you can still apply for admission. By successfully completing 2 specific modules of the Master's degree programme, you can gain admission to your desired 120 ECTS credits Master's degree programme. 

The recognition of knowledge and skills acquired outside of higher education is generally possible.

The further admission opportunities represent individual cases to the above-mentioned general admission requirements and ensure the existence of a corresponding qualification for Master's degree programmes. Admission is at the discretion of the university.

Additional Specialist Knowledge

For admission, proof of knowledge of at least one programming language must be demonstrated. For applicants who do not meet this requirement, modules from the university's bachelor's degree programmes are offered as bridging courses for free.  

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. 

Careers

Your Business and IT career outlook

The degree opens new opportunities in business information technology. After graduation, you will, for example, work as a... 

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IT-Consultant

Almost every organisation, company and association rely on well-functioning IT systems; thus, IT consultants are highly sought-after external specialists. As an IT consultant, you advise companies on IT projects. You accompany the projects from planning to implementation and you’ll be responsible for improving applications and processes and thus make IT-supported workflows more effective. 

Process Manager

Process managers, also known as business process managers, assess and improve business processes. You will also be responsible for monitoring operations, identifying problems with metrics early on, and developing solutions. You are in charge of ensuring the efficiency of business processes through the implementation of cost-effective improvement strategies. 

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Technology Manager

As a technology manager, you are in charge of information system planning, maintenance, and operation. Technology managers meet with management teams to discuss how information technology can help the organization achieve its most recent objectives, and they train end users on how to use software and databases. In general, you'll be in charge of consistently aligning IT solutions, products, and processes with specified requirements, as well as managing IT projects. You can also organize and control IT operations.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • “Thanks to my online studies degree in IT Management I could probably pass in any IT profession, because the content was very diverse.”

    Andreas Aumeier

    M.Sc. IT Management, Germany

  • “So far, my experience at IU has been great and fulfilling. The teaching atmosphere is encouraging and challenging at the same time, and the online campus is quite user-friendly.”

    Kristjana Papajani

    MBA Master of Business Administration, Albania

  • “I wanted to make a career change but to still be able to apply the knowledge I've gained to my work.”

    Anne-Kathrin Gansebohm

    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 Business & IT

On campus study model and fees for your Master degree in Business & IT

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 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)

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

  • 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.