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Master

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

Online Studies

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Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

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 degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
60 or 120 ECTS
Language: English
Study duration & extension
12 - 48 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start your studies later
Tuition fees
Starting from € 289 (US$ 303)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)
Accreditation
120 ECTS - English
Currently in the process of being accredited

60 ECTS - English
Currently in the process of being accredited
Past education recognised
Save time and earn your degree faster by having your previous achievements/experience recognised
Online studies:
Available from 01.09.2023 (English, 120 ECTS)
Available from 01.03.2024 (English, 60 ECTS)
Information about state accreditation
This programme is still in the process of accreditation. We are expecting Ministry approval at the very latest by the start of the study programme. So far, all IU programmes have been accredited and approved successfully on time.
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Versatile & Innovative

Your digital learning journey with personal support!

Top-Level Education

First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96 %

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. 


Semester 1
ModuleECTS

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
ModuleECTS

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
ModuleECTS

Project: Cloud Service Concept Study

5

Seminar Current Topics in IT-Management

5

Elective A

10

Elective B

10

Semester 4
ModuleECTS

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

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 Online 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. 

Semester 1
ModuleECTS

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
ModuleECTS

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

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

* Each elective module can only be chosen once. 

Admission

Entry requirements

You can start your desired study programme if you meet the requirements. Once you’ve enrolled and started on your studies, you’ll have access to 50% of your courses. You will be registered as a student only after they’ve been successfully completed. Then you will gain access to the rest of your courses and will be able to finish your degree. 

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 

  • Completed, undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS 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 

  • Completed undergraduate degree with 240 ECTS.   
  • 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

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

  • undergraduate degree with 210 ECTS: you can bridge the gap of 30 ECTS with the proof of one-year qualified work experience  
  • undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS: you can bridge the gap of 60 ECTS 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 points 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 points as part of your studies.

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 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)
English language skills

At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international work market. Therefore, we ask you to provide us with a proof of your English language skills. 

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 skills. 

You can prove your English skills with an English B2 level certificate (no older than 5 years). Don’t have this at hand? No problem! You can quickly get your English certified with Duolingo. 

  • Take the online test in just 45 to 60 minutes 
  • Receive your certified results within 2 days 
  • Save valuable money and time 

Find out if the Duolingo test is suitable for you. Click here to try it for free. In order to be accepted to your study programme, a minimum of 95 points in the Duolingo exam is required. 

Did you take the test and not get the 95 points required? Don’t worry! We’re offering a free English course. By successfully completing the course in 3 months, you'll prove that you have the required level of English proficiency.

We also accept the following English language skills certificates: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points) or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6) or 
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B) or 
  • Equivalent proof, such as a B2.2 Certificate from the free IU English course - further information can be requested from our student advisors.* 

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years.
*Please note that course isn't accepted as a language certificate for on campus study programmes

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

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... 

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. 

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 a career change but 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. You can also find information about the application process under our Become a Student page.

Tuition fees

Study models & 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. 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

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

US$ 563
US$ 503 /mth* Apply now
* € 479 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time I

Duration 36 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

US$ 417
US$ 377 /mth* Apply now
* € 359 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time II

Duration 48 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

US$ 333
US$ 303 /mth* Apply now
* € 289 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)
Additional charges

Full-Time

Duration 12 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

US$ 782
US$ 662 /mth* Apply now
* € 629 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time I

Duration 18 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

US$ 594
US$ 514 /mth* Apply now
* € 489 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time II

Duration 24 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

US$ 490
US$ 430 /mth* Apply now
* € 409 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)
Additional charges

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Free 4-week trial
  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
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 an online 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. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. 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, 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.

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.