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Master of Business Administration

MBA

Are you looking to move up the career ladder and elevate your management skills to the highest level? Start your Master of Business Administration now – and earn a state accredited and internationally recognised MBA degree. 

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And if you enrol by the 14th of July, you can save up to 50% on a study programme that opens up new opportunities for you worldwide.

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

Overview

Start your journey into top-level management with our MBA programme

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is the highest academic management qualification on the global education market. No matter what your professional background, with the online Master of Business Administration MBA programme at IU, you’ll expand your specialist knowledge with the addition of in-depth business know-how, and bring your leadership skills up to top international level. 

The content of our MBA complies with the EQUAL MBA Guidelines – an internationally recognised seal that certifies the quality of MBA programmes worldwide. The broad range of compulsory electives offers you a variety of innovative opportunities for specialisation, such as artificial intelligence, big data or digital business models, which will prepare you for the current challenges in the world of work thanks to their practical orientation.  

In addition, our online Master of Business Administration MBA programme focuses on your personal development, rounding off your studies with soft skills such as intercultural communication or leadership in an international context. Once you graduate, you’ll have your pick of lucrative leading roles in international management. 

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
90 ECTS
Language: English
Online studies and on campus
Dual degree: Available
Study duration & extension
18 - 36 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time
Start on campus: up to 4 x per year
Tuition fees
Starting from 221,00 $ (442,68 $)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 25.06.2022 05:19 AM (CEST)
Accreditation
90 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 153413c
Admission
General admission requirements
Work experience
English language skills

Find detailed information in admission part
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

Course overview

Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme, available completely online, is highly practice-oriented, and will provide you with all the business administration knowledge and skills you’ll need as a future manager in international companies. 

You’ll acquire in-depth expertise in strategy and leadership, categories of business organisations, management framework, management theory and management tools. You’ll use decision theory as a basis for developing qualitative and quantitative strategies for identifying management problems and establishing effective solutions. International case studies (incl. Harvard Business Cases) are regularly included in the course, strengthening the connection between theory and practice and positioning the study materials in a global context.

Once you graduate, you’ll be able to take a responsible, ethical approach to decision-making and evaluation. Use your knowledge to critically reflect on your professional actions with regards to intercultural social expectations and consequences. 

Thanks to our broad range of compulsory electives, you’ll also have the opportunity to specialise in many exciting areas, such as artificial intelligence, big data, digital business models and creative working methods.

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.

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.

Study anywhere, anytime – with your free iPad

To make sure you have everything you need in order to excel in your studies, we’re offering all students with an EU address a free iPad for the entire duration of your studies. For more details, contact our Study Advisory Team.

Careers

Your Master of Business Administration career outlook

After earning your online Master of Business Administration MBA degree from IU International University of Applied Sciences, you’ll have all the qualifications you need for entering top-level management roles. This will help you land a position as, for example:

Business Development Manager

In times of change, as a business development manager, you need to have a feel for changes and trends. You analyse developments and markets and develop new products and business ideas on this basis. To do this, you bring sound knowledge in the areas of finance, economics, and law to the right place.

Consultant

As a consultant, you advise other companies. The subject of the consultancy can be, for example, the management or the handling of a change process. You have to adapt your basic consulting concept individually to the expectations of your client, without neglecting the goals of your employer.

Senior Brand Manager

As a brand manager, your job is to strategically develop, position, and coordinate the brand or image of a company so that it has a high recognition value and stands out from other companies in the competition. Your tasks, therefore, include cross-product strategic planning by means of effective external communication. In the course of this, as a brand manager you design innovative, cross-channel media campaigns that are implemented, analysed, and optimised nationally and internationally.

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

  • 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 was often able to apply what I was learning.

    Nina Schwarting

    Graduate, Germany

  • An MBA offers the most practical skills you should have to get out there – you combine theories with practice. I definitely think it will help me get the management roles that I want in the future.

    Simon Zandberg

    Graduate, Netherlands

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Tuition fees

Study models & fees for your MBA degree in Master of Business Administration

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 18 Months

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

  • Online studies
  • On campus
780,76 $
390,00 $ /mth*
*based on the exchange rate from 25.06.2022 05:19 AM (CEST)
Enrol by the 14th of July and you save up to 50% on your tuition. * Apply now

Part-Time I

Duration 24 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.

  • Online studies
611,72 $
306,00 $ /mth*
*based on the exchange rate from 25.06.2022 05:19 AM (CEST)
Enrol by the 14th of July and you save up to 50% on your tuition. Apply now

Part-Time II

Duration 36 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.

  • Online studies
442,68 $
221,00 $ /mth*
*based on the exchange rate from 25.06.2022 05:19 AM (CEST)
Enrol by the 14th of July and you save up to 50% on your tuition. Apply now
* This discount is only available for the Online Studies model. For information about on campus discounts, please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team.
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
  • No charge for extension of course duration
  • Career coaching
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 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. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.

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, and in the on campus model, the chance to study with other students in small groups. 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.

Brighten up your summer with up to 50% off your tuition fees

Just use code: MOTIVATION

Apply now

And if you enrol by the 14th of July, you can save up to 50% on a study programme that opens up new opportunities for you worldwide.

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