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Management + Majors

Master

Decided to top off your technical expertise with management know-how? Want to perfect your leadership skills? Then our one-year Master in Management programme, available fully online, is the right choice for you.

Online Studies

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.

Overview

Start your online Master in Management

Nowadays, management must be flexible, future-oriented, and progressive. International developments such as globalisation and financial crises, but also local events and industry-specific trends are set to bring change to corporate governance in the future.

Our Master in Management study programme, available to online students, responds to these changes and expands your specialist business skills to prepare you for your future role as a manager. Whether you graduated in physics, engineering, or humanities – at IU International University of Applied Sciences, it’s not your background that matters, it’s your motivation to drive innovation and change things for the better.

The online Master in Management provides you with the opportunity to gain an additional qualification in management with a scientific and practical orientation. No previous business administration knowledge is required, and you can focus on a specialist field chosen from International Marketing, Finance, Accounting, IT Management, Engineering Management, Big Data Management or Leadership – with 100% flexibility.

Your online degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Master of Arts (M.A.)
60 ECTS
Language: English
Dual degree: Available
Study duration & extension
12 - 24 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time
Tuition fees
Starting from € 409 (US$ 425)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 15.11.2022 09:04 AM (CET)
Accreditation
60 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1114020c
Past education recognised
Save time and earn your degree faster by having your previous achievements/experience recognised
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 online Master programme in Management is perfect for any specialist or executive whose first degree did not include economics. Whether you come from an engineering, science, or humanities background, your Master in Management studies will provide you with sound leadership skills and know-how in a specialist field of management of your choice.

You’ll get to know the structures of global companies and strategy development for internationalisation. In addition, you’ll acquire strategic management skills. The focus is on operations and systems control on the one hand and people management on the other.

Once you have chosen your specialist subject, you can delve more deeply into International Marketing, Finance and Accounting, IT Management, Engineering Management, Big Data Management or Leadership.

The order of courses presented below is for the online studies model of this programme.

Semester 1
ModuleECTS

Managing in a Global Economy

5

Strategic Management

5

Electives A

10

Advanced Research Methods

5

Operations and Information Management

5

Semester 2
ModuleECTS

Electives B

10

Seminar: Managing People and Organizations

5

Master Thesis

15

Electives & Majors overview

With Management Master’s programme, you have the choice to pursue either a general degree, or obtain a Management degree with a focus on one specific major (specialisation) from the following options:


Majors

  • Big Data Management

  • Engineering Management

  • Finance and Accounting

  • International Marketing

  • IT Management

  • Leadership

If you choose to specialise in one of these majors, your study programme will include two-topic specific modules, designed to give you specialist knowledge in the field you choose to pursue. In addition, the major you selected will be specified in your graduation diploma.

If you choose to pursue a general Management degree, you’ll have the option to choose two elective modules from a wide range of topics and fields, according to your interests. There will be no indication of a major in your graduation diploma.

Elective A

In your 1st semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS

Data Science and Analytics

10

Manufacturing Methods Industry 4.0 & IoT

10

Corporate Finance and Investment

10

Sales, Pricing and Brand Management

10

IT Project and Architecture Management

10

Leadership and Change

10

Elective B

In your 2nd semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS

Big Data

10

Product Development & Design Thinking

10

Adv. Management Accounting & Control

10

Consumer Behaviour and Research

10

IT Governance and Service Management

10

Leadership and Corporate Governance

10

Internship*

10

Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments

10

Banking Regulations and Compliance in International Settings

10

Fintech Foundations and Alternative Finance

10

*If you decide to take this elective, you will not qualify for the dual degree at LSBU.

Admission

Entry requirements

How To Start Your Degree with the Online Degree Saver Programme:

Once you've enrolled and started on your studies, you'll have access to a part of your courses, based on the time model you choose. You will be registered as a student only after 50% of the total ECTS have 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
  • 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.

Work experience
  • 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.
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 Master in Management career outlook

Whether you go on to work for a medium-sized company or a multinational group abroad – the online Master in Management degree from IU International University of Applied Sciences serves as the ideal preparation for your future role as a manager in your chosen field.

Change Manager

Change management involves all projects, activities, measures and duties that affect wide-reaching changes in a business. For the most part, it involves pursuing new strategies, change developed strategies, updating technical and organisational systems, improving processes and procedures or shaping and changing the habits of organisation employees. As a change manager, you will accompany and guide your company through these processes.

Project Manager

As a project manager, you take the lead for a company project. You lead, organise, budget and keep the view of the bigger picture. You are responsible for the planning, implementation, acceptance, and post-processing of projects. This can involve product launches, website relaunches, business restructuring, and similar projects. As part of these projects, your role is primarily to coordinate and delegate the corresponding roles and be available as the project contact partner.

Consultant

As a consultant, you advise various businesses. These consultations could be on general management of the business or how to implement change precisely. You can easily adapt your basic consultation concept to the individual needs and assignments of your client and ensure all parties reach their targets fairly and on time.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • The fact that I managed to study alongside my full-time job and also change to a new job with more responsibility was only possible due to IU’s flexible time model.

    Anthony Hoffmann

    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

  • Online learning was ideal for me, as I really wanted to stay at my job in a travel agency. The programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences gave me the flexibility I needed. During the degree, this became even more important, because I was promoted to office manager at my travel agency and I had to accommodate a responsible job – often with a 6-day week – plus studies, partner, family and friends.

    Edeltraut Schwartz

    Graduate, Romania

Personal counselling

Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors.

Tuition fees

Online study model & fees for your Master degree in Management + Majors

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 12 Months

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

US$ 774
US$ 654 /mth* Apply now
* € 629 based on the exchange rate from 15.11.2022 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$ 588
US$ 508 /mth* Apply now
* € 489 based on the exchange rate from 15.11.2022 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$ 485
US$ 425 /mth* Apply now
* € 409 based on the exchange rate from 15.11.2022 09:04 AM (CET)
Additional charges

Boost your career.

Earn a dual degree.

With the IU and LSBU (London South Bank University) dual degree track, you get a unique opportunity – you can choose if you want to graduate with both a German and a British graduation certificate, without any extra academic requirements. The study programmes at IU and at LSBU are coordinated and therefore equivalent to each other.

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.