Your career, your way

The ideal choice for anyone looking for career oriented studies with international scope.

Easy monthly payments

Pay guaranteed fixed monthly fees throughout the duration of your studies. No annual or ad-hoc increases, ever. 

94%

Job success rate within 3 months after graduation

100,000

Students enrolled at Germany’s largest university

100 %

Flexibility to fit your day-to-day schedule

On campus

  • Study in small groups in close contact with your lecturer
  • Work in and explore Germany with a blended study model
  • Apply for an 18-month post-study work visa for after you graduate

Everyone deserves the chance for higher education


At IU, we support students from all over the world with competitive scholarships based on where you are and your individual needs and circumstances. Make sure to apply before 8th December 2022 and benefit from a scholarship of up to 75%! That’s a huge weight off your mind during your studies so you can concentrate on your success. 

Explore your options with us, today! It’s our goal to help you get started on a degree to transform your future. 

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Your degree summed up

All the important details about the programmes

Study language

English

Study start

Bachelor: January, April, July or October
Master/MBA: April or October

Monthly tuition fees

Bachelor from ₹29,250.72* - pay monthly

Master from ₹41,822.66* - pay monthly

MBA from ₹56,070.87* - pay monthly

*based on the exchange rate from 20.10.2022 16:26 PM (CEST)

Duration

Bachelor: From 36 months
Master/MBA: From 12 months

Work option

18 months post-study work visa, EU Blue Card

Credits

Bachelor: 180 ECTS
Master: 120 ECTS or 60 ECTS
MBA: 90 or 60 ECTS

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.

What our students say

  • Having hands-on experience in IU courses such as Strategic Management has taught me how to make decisions more holistically and consider their impact on various stakeholders more effectively.

    Kunal Saigal

    MBA – Finance & Accounting

  • Germany was the right choice for me. My future is assured with access to a robust job market in one of Europe's strongest economies. Also, knowing German immigration laws are so friendly to outsiders puts my mind at ease.

    Aishwarya M.

    MBA International Marketing, India

  • IU is the best when it comes to high-quality education at affordable prices. I can study and take exams own pace. By taking courses based in practical learning, I feel better prepared for my future as a data scientist.

    Nagrajan R.

    M.Sc. Data Science, India

  • You can participate in IU events and establish an excellent network. My career proves it: networking is the key to success!

    Sandip Vinodray Modha

    MBA - Master of Business Administration, India

IT and Engineering

Prof. Dr. Alexander Lawall

Professor of: B.Sc. + M.Sc. Cyber Security

A professor of cyber security at IU. Among other roles he has fulfilled in the private sector, he was the head of information security management at the REHAU Group.

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Prof. Dr. Alexander Lawall is the director of the Bachelor and Master courses in Cyber Security at IU University of Applied Sciences, and a professor of cyber security. His focus is on system and network security, the security of web applications and cloud technology, security in relation to the Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial information technology.

After obtaining his PhD from the Technical University of Dresden, Alexander Lawall turned to work in the private sector as an information security specialist / architect, later advancing to a leading global position as the head of information security management at the REHAU Group.

In addition, he has conducted regular academic research work in the fields of information and cyber security, and his work has been published in international scientific publications. His research focus is on topics related to Industry 4.0, IoT and rights management.

Selected publications:

Alexander Lawall. Hypergraph-Based Access Control Using Organizational Models and Formal Language Expressions – HGAC. In Markus Helfert, Andreas Holzinger, Orlando Belo, and Chiara Francalanci, editors, Data Management Technologies and Applications - Fourth International Conference, DATA 2015, Colmar, Alsace, France, July 20-22, 2015, Revised Selected Papers, Communications in Computer and Information Science. Springer International Publishing, 2016.

Alexander Lawall, Dominik Reichelt, and Thomas Schaller. Resource Management and Authorization for Cloud Services. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Subject-Oriented Business Process Management, S-BPM ONE ’15, pages 18:1–18:8, New York, NY, USA, 2015. ACM.

Alexander Lawall, Thomas Schaller, and Dominik Reichelt. Restricted Relations between Organizations for Cross-Organizational Processes. In 2014 IEEE 16th Conference on Business Informatics (CBI), volume 2, pages 74–80, July 2014.

Alexander Lawall, Thomas Schaller, and Dominik Reichelt. Cross-Organizational and Context-Sensitive Modelling of Organizational Dependencies in C-ORG. In S-BPM ONE (Scientific Research), pages 89–109, Heidelberg, 2014. Springer-Verlag.

Alexander Lawall, Dominik Reichelt, and Thomas Schaller. Propagation of Agents to Trusted Organizations. In 2014 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conferences on Web Intelligence (WI) and Intelligent Agent Technologies (IAT), volume 3, pages 433–439, Aug 2014.

Marketing and Media

Prof. Dr. Patrick Geus

Professor of: M.A. Marketing Management

Teaches marketing at IU University of Applied Sciences since 2013, while also acting as vice-rector for the IU campus study programmes, following years of experience in a wide variety of management and partnership roles various marketing agencies.

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Patrick Geus teaches marketing at IU University of Applied Sciences since 2013, while also acting as vice-rector for the IU campus study programmes. His classes cover a wide range of topics: brand and strategic management, sales and costumer behaviour.

Prof. Dr. Geus began his professional career by joining the marketing department at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen as a research assistant, going on to work in a wide variety of management and partnership roles in several marketing and business strategy consulting firms and agencies.

He was awarded the “Highly Commended Award” by the Journal of Product and Brand Management in 2007.

Selected publications:

Esch, F.-R./Geus, P. et al. (2007): „Image ist alles. Schritte zu einem ganzheitlichen Brand Performance Measurement“, Markenartikel.

Esch, F.-R./Langner, T./Schmitt, B. H./Geus, P. (2006): „Are brands forever? How brand knowledge and relationships affect current and future purchases? “, In: Journal of Product & Brand Management, Vol. 15 Issue: 2, S. 98-105.

Esch, F.-R./Geus, P. (2005): „Ansätze zur Messung des Markenwerts“, Moderne Markenführung, Gabler Wiesbaden, S. 1263-1305.

Esch, F.-R./Geus, P. et al. (2004): „Controlling des Corporate Brand Managements“, Corporate Brand Management, Gabler Verlag, Wiesbaden, S. 313-346.

Finance and Menagment

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sälzer

Professor of: MBA Finance & Accounting

An experienced tenured professor, and a well-established private sector manager, with over two decades of experience in different business positions, from working in finance and controlling to managerial roles in telecommunications, IT and cleantech companies.

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Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sälzer teaches business administration and corporate finance at IU University of Applied Sciences. In addition, he has been appointed as study programme director of the IU online study programmes Controlling M.A. and Financial Management B.A. Gerhard Sälzer is both an experienced tenured professor, and a well-established private sector manager, with over two decades of experience in different business positions, from working in finance and controlling to managerial roles in telecommunications, IT and cleantech companies. 

He began his professional career in 1995, at the telecommunications branch of the RWE Group. Between the years 2000 and 2010 he was the chief financial officer of several venture capital and private equity financed telecommunications companies. Also in 2000, he co-founded and acted as CFO of a start-up that was later acquired by Deutsche Bank. Since 2010, he has been working as an advisor to various companies. Gerhard Sälzer’s key professional competencies and expertise revolve around business ​​administration, corporate finance, controlling, mergers & acquisitions (in particular due diligence and company valuations), as well as corporate restructuring and start-up management.

He has studied business administration at the Universities of Münster and Innsbruck. After graduating with a degree in business administration from the Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster in 1993, he worked as a research assistant for the Department of Business Administration, Human Resources and Organization at the Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg, where he obtained his PhD. Among his various private sector roles, Gerhard Sälzer also worked as a lecturer at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden. Prof. Dr. Sälzer teaches at IU since 2012, and has become a part of the institution’s academic administration team in 2018.

Selected publications:

Deipenbrock, S./ Landewee, L./ Sälzer, G. (2019): Digitale Transformation des Controllings bei Deutsche Post International Potentiale und Herausforderungen durch Nutzung von Predictive Analytics. In: Controller Magazin, 1/2019, S. 45-51.

Sälzer, Gerhard. (2000): Die Effizienz deutscher Winzergenossenschaften - institutionelle und empirische Analysen, Gabler Verlag, Wiesbaden.

Sälzer, Gerhard (2002): Shareholder Value und Humankapitalmanagement - Herausforderungen der Personalpolitik in Telekommunikations Start-Up’s, erschienen in: WunderbareWirtschaftsWelt - Die New Economy und ihre Herausforderungen, Verein der Freiburger Wirtschaftwissenschaftler (Hrsg.), Baden-Baden.

FAQs:

Am I able to get a scholarship?

Depending on your circumstances, location, and academic achievements, we offer competitive scholarships of up to 80%. Simply reach out to your personal Study Advisors to discuss your scholarship options. 

Do I need to pay it back?

No, we award our scholarships based on merit and you do not need to repay them.  

Can I get a 100% scholarship?

We currently only offer up to 75% scholarship. However, we also work together with local funding partners and can guide you in seeking employer funding if it is a possibility for you. Please reach out to your personal Study Advisor to discuss other funding options. 

How does my financial situation play into it?

We believe in making education accessible to everyone. Aside from your previous academic achievements, we’ll also take your financial situation into consideration when offering our scholarships.  

Am I able to use the money of a third party (employer, credit etc) to pay my fees?

Yes, we work closely with local funding partners, financiers, and employers to pay for your studies. Simply reach out to your personal study advisor and they will guide you through the payment process. 

Will I be called?

Yes, we’d like to be able to talk to you one-on-one to answer all your questions and guide you through the application process. Make sure you submit the correct phone number so your personal Study Advisor can get in touch with you quickly.   

We are also GDPR-compliant so your data will not be shared with any third-party services. Only IU employees who are directly responsible for contact requests will receive access to your personal data.