Our One-Year MBA, Your Career Boost
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.
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 60-credit MBA teaches you how to analyze 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, specializing 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||5|
|Operations and Information Management||5|
|Business Ethics and Corporate Governance||5|
|Capstone Thesis and Defense||15|
Module Handbook & Curriculum
Want to specialize 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.
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
An MBA is recognized around the world and prepares you with methods, tools, and skills to make your mark on 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 analyze 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 recognizable 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, analyzed, and optimized nationally and internationally.
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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