Take the Lead to Success With an MBA
No matter your background or the point in your career, an MBA is a great choice. An MBA combines management competence, soft skills like intercultural communication, and comprehensive knowledge from core business disciplines. You’ll learn to analyze markets, develop new products, advise customers, lead departments and teams, or strategically position a company.
With IU International, a broad range of specializations such as Big Data, Finance, and Accounting, or International Marketing prepare you practically for trends and challenges in the industry you’re interested in. In addition, our MBA is available fully online or you can choose to study on campus in Germany, with the flexibility of full-time or part-time study models. When you graduate with an MBA from IU International, you’ll leave with a great international network and skills that could take you into exciting management roles all over the world.
Previous Academic Education and Work Experience
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university (at least a 3-year programme or equivalent to 180 ECTS).
- Transcript of Records with a final grade of at least “Satisfactory” (Minimum grade point average equivalent of 3.0 according to the German grading system).
- At least 2 years of full-time professional and relevant experience after your Bachelor´s graduation (internships do not qualify).
English Language Skills
Since all of our study programmes are offered in English, certification of your language skills is required (TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, PTE or Cambridge).
- Academic IELTS 6.0
- TOEFL IBT 80 points
- PTE 56 points
- Duolingo 95 points
- Cambridge Advanced or Proficiency
- TOEFL/IELTS Waiver Application
Your Degree Summed Up
Our highly-rated MBA prepares you for the global job market with a hands-on approach and international orientation. 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. With this MBA worth 90 ECTS credits, you’ll specialise in one of five areas. This gives you time, skills, and research opportunities to ensure you’re adequately equipped for your ideal career. Our MBA programme is recognised around the world and delivers the methods, tools, and insights you need with a hands-on, practical approach.
|Innovation and Entrepreneurship||5|
|Operations and Information Management||5|
|Business Ethics and Corporate Governance||5|
|Capstone Project Thesis & Defense||25|
Module Handbook & Curriculum
For part of your degree, you will choose two specializations so you can focus on an area or industry you’re interested in. You have the possibility to combine your electives freely or to set a content-related focus by choosing subject-specific specializations, e.g. in the areas of Big Data Management, Engineering Management, Finance & Accounting, International Marketing or IT Management. Each MBA specialization programme has a dedicated page you can find in the navigation menu.
Sales, Pricing and Brand Management
Corporate Finance and Investment
IT Project and Architecture Management
Manufacturing Methods Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things
Data Science and Analytics
You can start your desired study programme at IU International if you meet the requirements.
MBA Admission Requirements
- Completed degree from a public or officially recognized university/higher education institution.
- At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous education.
- Your undergraduate studies must amount to 180 ECTS for a 90-ECTS MBA.
- For our One-Year MBA (60-ECTS), your previous degree must amount to 210 ECTS.
At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international market.
We, therefore, ask for proof of your English language skills*. If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you don’t need to prove your English skills.
- TOEFL (min. 80 points) or
- IELTS (min. Level 6) or
- Duolingo English test (min. 95 points) or
- Cambridge Certificate (min. B grade overall) or
- Equivalent proof
*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than two years.
You will need to have at least one year of professional work experience before starting this programme (achieved after previous studies).
For MBA programmes, you will also need to have completed the second year of professional work experience before graduating.
Career Outlook: MBA
MBA graduates are highly attractive to employers all over the world. From exciting start-ups to large corporate leaders, an MBA from IU will help you find your path to a successful career in international management, all the while focusing on your specialist area.
Business Development Manager
As a Business Development Manager, you are key to establishing the growth of businesses, building business relationship networks, and seeking out new leads. You analyze trends and markets and use your knowledge to advise on the market potential for products and companies. Your solid knowledge of finances and investment is a firm basis on which you advise your superiors and clientele.
As a consultant, you deal in advice. You are an important guide for companies looking to expand, invest, or establish change. You deliver your expert knowledge and guidance to areas such as general management, business to business negotiations, investment potential, or process implementation across multiple departments—or even over international borders. You are a natural negotiator and ensure all parties are satisfied, meeting the needs and goals of your client as well as keeping up with targets set by your employer, as an agent, or your own, as a freelance consultant.
Senior Brand Manager
Successful branding is more than just making a creative impact. As a brand manager you expertly advise according to brand values, communication and coordinate departments to ensure goals are met, and execute on-point marketing that resonates with your target customers. You are a central component to cross-departmental collaboration for in-house brand management or external management of B2B or B2C clients. You have a keen eye and deep understanding of what it takes to create, market, and expand a successful brand, while keeping budgets, timing, and company goals in check.
All Our Programmes Include The Following Benefits
- Online library as well as podcasts and videos
- Correction and assessment of module exams
- Study materials
- Support and career services
- Online forums
- Flexible payment options
- Take exams online
- Free extension of the study period
- Access to partner network
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