Master of Business Administration (One Year) IU International University of Applied Sciences
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Bachelor 180 ECTS - 25% discount
Master 60 ECTS - 19% discount
MBA 90 ECTS - 6% discount
Master 120 ECTS - 17% discount
Your degree, your way:
An MBA can open the door to new opportunities. In this course, you learn all you need to know to become a great manager, business mind, and entrepreneur—while building your skills and a great network to fuel your success.
There are many reasons to study for a Master in Business Administration—no matter your academic background or point in your career. With an MBA you bring leadership competence and comprehensive knowledge from all core business disciplines to the table, developing expertise in finance, economics and leadership which will prepare 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.
- #1 University in Europe: Join Europe’s largest private University with more than 100,000 students
- Maximum Flexibility: Study on campus, online or switch between the two options. You choose where you want to study.
- Fully Accredited Degree: All our degrees benefit from German state accreditation and are internationally recognized in major jurisdictions such as the EU, US and UK
- Study at a 5-star rated University from QS: IU is the first German university that achieved a 5-star rating for Online Learning from QS
- International Focus, Practical Orientation: We focus on practical training and an international outlook which gives IU graduates a decisive advantage: 94% of our graduates have a job within six months of graduation and, after an average of two years on the job, 80% move into management. Plus, we work closely with big companies such as Lufthansa, Sixt, and EY to give you great opportunities and insights.
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Our 60-credit MBA teaches you how to analyse competitors and markets, develop new products and business ideas, advise customers, lead departments and teams or strategically position a brand. It is an excellent choice for anyone looking to enter a role in leadership or entrepreneurs that want to start their own business. You'll gain a solid foundation for business administration and management and start to build a network of business contacts that could fuel your success later in your professional journey. 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 to give you support and advice.
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- International Marketing
- Performance Measurement
- Corporate Finance
- Managerial Economics
- Strategic Management
- Operations and Information Management
- Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
- Capstone Thesis and Defense
Specialise with our MBA
Want to specialise in a particular area or industry? You can also choose to extend your degree for an extra 30 ECTS credits with our Master of Business Administration. Choose between areas including Finance and Accounting, Big Data, Marketing, Information Technology, or Engineering. Head to the Master of Business Administration page to find out more.
Accreditation and Rankings and Memberships
IU International University of Applied Sciences has received system accreditation from EQAR, FIBAA, the German Accreditation Council, the German Council of Science and Humanities, and WES Canada. This means their courses, faculty and teaching material all match the rigorous standards that have been set for them and they can now accredit their own programmes.
Cambridge Assessment International Education / High School Diploma Study Pathway.
IU is the first online university partner of Cambridge International's high school diploma Pathway. By working with Cambridge, IU offers students a special chance to finish their high school diploma while studying for a bachelor's degree. Since they are required for your bachelor's degree, these high school diploma courses are free of charge. The Study Pathway is a unique 12 months course with a 150-hour workload which you take alongside your bachelor courses. The Pathway concludes with an exam that can be retaken an infinite number of times.
In the current CHE ranking (2020-2022), IU tops the Business Administration field in categories of "General Study Conditions," "Contact with Lecturers," "Study Programmes Offered," "Examinations," "Study Organisation," and "Practical Orientation," winning a total of six out of 25 categories and achieving more top category rankings than any of the more than 300 institutions. IU received a 5-star rating for online learning and a score of 99 out of 100 in the QS, Quacquarelli Symonds, Stars Report, making it the first German university to receive such a ranking. It was also given the FIBAA Premium Seal for Digital Excellence and has excelled in 15 out of 23 criteria, including categories like Future Orientation, Knowledge Management, Quality Assurance of Teaching, and retaining the rating for the next five years. It is the only training provider to get the DtGV's Service Award 2022 from the German Society for Consumer Studies given that it has a dedicated academic staff and trained study coaches who ensure that students are supported throughout their studies.
IU is a member of the Business Graduate’s Association, Online Learning Consortium, AASCB, and UNESCO's Global Education Coalition. These memberships give them connections to other institutions, companies, and NGOs as well as top-tier degree programmes and lifelong learning development courses. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, IU helps students in need to continue their education and pursue lifelong learning.
Two Degrees, Double the Advantage
IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) has partnered with London South Bank University to give you the chance to have your degree validated by two institutions. When you choose this option, you’ll graduate from IU with both a German degree and a British degree, giving you a major career boost! This opportunity comes with no extra study courses or travelling.
Program Tuition Fee
An MBA is recognised around the world and prepares you with methods, tools, and skills to make your mark in the business world. Whether you want to start your own business or enter top positions at big-name companies across the world, the “One-Year MBA” from IU will help you get to where you want to go.
Business Development Manager
As a Business Development Manager you need to have a feel for change and trends. You analyse developments and markets and develop new products and business ideas on this basis. In addition, you bring sound knowledge in the areas of finance, economics and law to the right place.
As a Consultant, you consult various businesses. These consultations could be on general management of the business or how to go through a process of change. You adapt your basic consultation concept to the individual needs and assignments of your client while meeting your own, or your employer's targets.
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 highly recognisable and differentiating it from other companies. As part of this, your responsibilities include cross-product strategy planning using effective external communication. As a Brand Manager, you also design innovative, cross-channel media campaigns that are implemented, analysed and optimised nationally and internationally.