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Master
Management

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 is the right choice for you. 

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Master
Management

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.

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Earn a degree without making sacrifices

And get a discount of at least €1444 if you apply by 07th December!

Studies that match your ambitions and schedule: cutting-edge and 100% online. Study anytime, from anywhere, and earn your degree on your own terms. 

*You can start anytime. 

Combine studies and work – with ease

Apply by the 07th of December and save up to €2,222 on your on-campus tuition! 

At IU, you can combine on campus learning 2-3 days a week and online independent learning that you can do whenever you want. Get the best of both worlds: support and flexibility

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.

Start your Master’s in Management on-campus programme

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‘s in Management study programme 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 Master’s degree 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. 

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 Arts (M.A.)
60 ECTS

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1114020c
60 ECTS - 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 Arts (M.A.)
60 ECTS

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1114020c
60 ECTS - English

Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 656 (US$ 728)* 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
January, April, July, October

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

Versatile & Innovative

Your digital learning journey with personal support!

Top-Level Education

First-class study programmes with a 96% recommendation rate

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

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.

Course overview

The Master‘s 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, yourMaster‘s 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. 

Semester 1

Module

ECTS

Managing in a Global Economy

5

Strategic Management

5

Electives A

10

Advanced Research Methods

5

Operations and Information Management

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS

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

AI and Mastering AI Prompting

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.

Enhance your learning with AI

Work with AI

The AI revolution is here. We’ll help you lead it.  

This programme offers an AI prompt engineering elective course, so you can: 

  • Develop the best practices for working with AI   
  • Explore the strengths and limits of current technology  
  • Build confidence in your ability to work with AI tools

Learn with AI 

Enhance your learning with Syntea: an AI tutor at your service.  

Ask any question related to your studies, and get answers based on the study contents, 24/7.

  • Answers are routinely verified by human tutors  
  • Build personal study plans based on Syntea’s feedback   
  • Coming soon - learn through dialogue: Socratic Teaching 

Transform with AI

You don’t need to navigate the world of AI on your own. We’re here to guide you.  

Develop your ability to work with AI in a positive, experienced setting.  

  • Study plans created by AI experts  
  • Benefit from being an early adopter of a revolutionary technology  
  • Graduate with skills that fit tomorrow’s job market

Each course in this study programme has a live teaching session

At IU, we want you to feel supported, and to give you the best learning experience possible. 

In keeping with our mission, we now offer two-hour, monthly intensive live sessions in every course.The live events are recorded, so you can access them whenever you want. Each monthly session will cover all the course contents, so you only need to attend or watch it once. 

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

  • 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

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.

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)* 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 not be older than five years. 

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 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.

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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.

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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.

Team bei Meeting im Büro

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.

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

  • “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

  • “The programme at IU gave me the flexibility I needed. During the degree, this became more important, because I was promoted to office manager. . . and I had to accommodate a responsible job. . . 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. You can also find information about the application process under our Become a Student page.

Personal counselling
Have any questions?

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

*Available Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM CET

Tuition fees

Online Study models & fees for your Master degree in Management + Majors

On campus study model and 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, 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

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

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

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$ 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

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$ 519
US$ 459 /mth* Apply now
* € 415 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)
Full-Time
Duration 12 Months

Participate in real-time tutorials with tutors and a small group of students, while still having maximum flexibility to combine work and studies.

US$ 847
US$ 728 /mth* Apply now
* € 656 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 English for free
  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
  • On-campus tutorials, 2-3x week
  • Access to all on-campus services
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 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.  

Sounds good? Start your free 1-Month trial

Sign your contract, start your studies – and if you want to stop, cancel in the first month without being charged at all.