MBA
One-year MBA

An MBA can open the door to new opportunities. This study programme will teach you everything you need to know to become a great manager, business mind and entrepreneur ­– all while expanding on your skills and forming a great network to fuel your success.

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Overview

Our one-year online MBA, your career boost

There are many reasons to study a Master of Business Administration – regardless of your academic background or what stage of your career you may be in. An MBA allows you to acquire all the leadership skills and expertise you need from all core business disciplines, such as finance, economics and leadership, preparing you for any management role. Our highly-rated ‘One-Year MBA’ prepares you for the global job market with a hands-on approach and international orientation.

Our 60-credit MBA provides you with the right skills to analyse competitors and markets, develop new products and business ideas, advise customers, manage departments and teams or strategically position a brand. It is an excellent choice for anyone looking to enter a role in leadership, or for entrepreneurs who wish to start their own business. You’ll develop a solid foundation in business administration and management and start to build a network of business contacts that could fuel your success later on in your professional career. You can also choose to extend your MBA, specialising in one of five areas and focusing on your ideal career. Our team and academics are always on hand for support and advice. 

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? At IU International University of Applied Sciences you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, completely free of charge. By doing so, you can save valuable time and reduce tuition fees. 

IU‘s one-year MBA: your career booster

There are many reasons to study a Master of Business Administration – regardless of your academic background or what stage of your career you may be in.  

An MBA allows you to acquire all the leadership skills and expertise you need from all core business disciplines, such as finance, economics and leadership, preparing you for any management role.  

Our highly-rated One-Year MBA prepares you for the global job market with a hands-on approach and international orientation. 

This 60-credit MBA provides you with the right skills to analyse competitors and markets, develop new products and business ideas, advise customers, manage departments and teams or strategically position a brand.  

It is an excellent choice for anyone looking to enter a role in leadership, or for entrepreneurs who wish to start their own business. You’ll develop a solid foundation in business administration and management and start to build a network of business contacts that could fuel your success later on in your professional career.  

You can also choose to extend your MBA, specialising in one of five areas and focusing on your ideal career. Our team and academics are always on hand for support and advice.

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
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
60 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 153313c
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 € 415 (US$ 459)* 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
12 - 24 months (depending on time model)
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
60 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 153313c
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 € 721 (US$ 793)* 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
October, April

Duration
12 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

Modernised learning

Access our unique learning app and AI tutor 

Award-winning education

First-class learning: 96% recommended 

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

Our one-year MBA programme, which you can study completely online, is a concise and practice-oriented Master of Business Administration programme. Its goal is to help develop your existing professional skills, and add strong managerial tools to your professional arsenal.

The courses in this study programme are dedicated to strategic thinking and business management themes on the one hand, and broader, globally minded business topics on the other. You'll get to broaden your horizons with courses such as Managing in a Global Economy, while also developing hard managerial skills in classes like Change Management and Performance Measurement.

The order of courses presented below is for the online studies model of this programme. To view the on campus order of courses, please check the Course Schedules file.

Course overview

Our one-year MBA programme is a concise and practice-oriented Master of Business Administrationprogramme.  

Its goal is to help develop your existing professional skills, and add strong managerial tools to your professional arsenal. 

The courses in this study programme are dedicated to strategic thinking and business management themes on the one hand, and broader, globally minded business topics on the other.  

You'll get to broaden your horizons with courses such as Managing in a Global Economy, while also developing hard managerial skills in classes like Change Management and Performance Measurement

Semester 1

Module

ECTS credits

Leadership

5

Innovation and Entrepreneurship 

5

International Marketing 

5

Performance Measurement

5

Corporate Finance 

5

Managerial Economics 

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Strategic Management 

5

Operations and Information Management 

5

Business Ethics and Corporate Governance 

5

Capstone Thesis and Defense

15

Electives

Module

ECTS credits

Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments

10

Banking Regulations and Compliance in International Settings

10

Fintech Foundations and Alternative Finance

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

Requirements for Admission to the Master of Business Administration, 60 ECTS credits

  • Completed undergraduate degree with at least 210 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

Work experience

Work experience for the Master of Business Administration, 60 ECTS credits

  • 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).
  • 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.

On campus

Start your career in Berlin

Our German campus in Berlin is in the best position for IU graduates to gain access to labour market.

IU Berlin

Study in Germany’s capital city, home to some of the world’s biggest and well-known companies. Berlin boasts a thriving community of expats, a relatively cheap cost of living, and an energetic start-up scene that’s ideal for creatives and the self-employed. The redevelopment of Tegel Airport into a science and technology park will also create 20,000 new jobs in R&D for the tech, sustainability, and engineering

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 one-year MBA career outlook

An MBA is recognised around the world and prepares you with the methods, tools and skills you will need to have an impact in the world of business. Whether you intend to start your own business or work in senior positions at top companies across the world, the One-Year online MBA programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences Online Studies will help you achieve your goals. 

Your one-year MBA career outlook

An MBA is recognised around the world and prepares you with the methods, tools and skills you will need to have an impact in the world of business.  

Whether you intend to start your own business or work in senior positions at top companies across the world, the One-Year MBAprogramme at IU International University of Applied Sciences will help you achieve your professional goals.  

Business Development Manager

As a business development manager, you will need to be aware of trends and be able to implement change. You will analyse advancements and markets to develop new products and business ideas. In addition, you will be able to contribute sound knowledge in the areas of finance, economics and law.

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Consultant

As a consultant, you will provide expert advice to various businesses. These consultations may involve general management of the business, or how to implement change. You will need to adapt your basic consultation concept to the individual needs and assignments of your client, while still meeting your own targets, or those of your employer.

Senior Brand Manager

As a brand manager, your job is to strategically develop, position and coordinate a company’s brand or image with the goal of making it immediately identifiable so that it stands out from other companies. Your responsibilities will include cross-product strategic planning using effective external communication. As a brand manager, you will also design innovative, omnichannel media campaigns that are implemented, analysed and optimised both nationally and internationally.

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

  • “I am 34 years old and study the MBA with the specialisations Management Consulting and HR Management in the online programme of IU. I currently work as a Project Leader at Flughafen Zürich AG.”

    Julia

    Online student

  • “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

  • “I chose to pursue an MBA due to its practical relevance, especially the case studies, which were particularly exciting for me. Thanks to IU’s flexibility, I was able to combine my studies with my job, where I often apply what I was learning.”

    Nina Schwarting

    Graduate, Germany

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Tuition fees

Online Study models & fees for your MBA degree in One-year MBA

On campus study model and fees for your MBA degree in One-year MBA

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 09:05 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 09:05 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 09:05 AM (CEST)
Full-Time
Duration 12 Months
US$ 847
US$ 793 /mth* Apply now
* € 721 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

  • 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.