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One-year MBA

MBA

An MBA can open the door to new opportunities. This study programme will teach you everything you need to know to become a great manager, business mind and entrepreneur ­– all while expanding on your skills and forming a great network to fuel your success.

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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

Our one-year online MBA, your career boost

There are many reasons to study a Master of Business Administration – regardless of your academic background or what stage of your career you may be in. An MBA allows you to acquire all the leadership skills and expertise you need from all core business disciplines, such as finance, economics and leadership, preparing you for any management role. Our highly-rated ‘One-Year MBA’ prepares you for the global job market with a hands-on approach and international orientation.

Our 60-credit MBA provides you with the right skills to analyse competitors and markets, develop new products and business ideas, advise customers, manage departments and teams or strategically position a brand. It is an excellent choice for anyone looking to enter a role in leadership, or for entrepreneurs who wish to start their own business. You’ll develop a solid foundation in business administration and management and start to build a network of business contacts that could fuel your success later on in your professional career. You can also choose to extend your MBA, specialising in one of five areas and focusing on your ideal career. Our team and academics are always on hand for support and advice. 

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? At IU International University of Applied Sciences you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, completely free of charge. By doing so, you can save valuable time and reduce tuition fees. 

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
60 ECTS
Language: English
Online studies and on campus
Dual degree: Available
Study duration & extension
12 - 24 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 248,00 $ (495,51 $)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 25.06.2022 05:19 AM (CEST)
Accreditation
60 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 153313c
Admission
General admission requirements
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 one-year MBA programme, which you can study completely online, is a concise and practice-oriented Master of Business Administration programme. Its goal is to help develop your existing professional skills, and add strong managerial tools to your professional arsenal.

The courses in this study programme are dedicated to strategic thinking and business management themes on the one hand, and broader, globally minded business topics on the other. You`ll get to broaden your horizons with courses such as Managing in a Global Economy, while also developing hard managerial skills in classes like Change Management and Performance Measurement.

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 one-year MBA career outlook

An MBA is recognised around the world and prepares you with the methods, tools and skills you will need to have an impact in the world of business. Whether you intend to start your own business or work in senior positions at top companies across the world, the One-Year MBA programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences Online Studies will help you achieve your goals. 

Business Development Manager

As a business development manager, you will need to be aware of trends and be able to implement change. You will analyse advancements and markets to develop new products and business ideas. In addition, you will be able to contribute sound knowledge in the areas of finance, economics and law.

Consultant

As a consultant, you will provide expert advice to various businesses. These consultations may involve general management of the business, or how to implement change. You will need to adapt your basic consultation concept to the individual needs and assignments of your client, while still meeting your own targets, or those of your employer.

Senior Brand Manager

As a brand manager, your job is to strategically develop, position and coordinate a company’s brand or image with the goal of making it immediately identifiable so that it stands out from other companies. Your responsibilities will include cross-product strategic planning using effective external communication. As a brand manager, you will also design innovative, omnichannel media campaigns that are implemented, analysed and optimised both 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

  • 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

  • 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

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Tuition fees

Study models & fees for your MBA degree in One-year MBA

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.

  • Online studies
  • On campus
791,33 $
396,00 $ /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 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.

  • Online studies
601,15 $
301,00 $ /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 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.

  • Online studies
495,51 $
248,00 $ /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.