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.
Start your journey into top-level management with our online 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 specialization, 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.
Online 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 organizations, 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 a broad range of compulsory electives, you’ll also have the opportunity to specialize in many exciting areas, such as artificial intelligence, big data, digital business models and creative working methods.
Study duration & extension
18 - 36 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time
Accredited & Globally Recognized
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. You can also be provided with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognized anywhere in the EU.
In partnership with London South Bank University (LSBU)* to offer you the opportunity to earn a validated UK degree in addition to your German degree from IU. Once you’ve successfully completed your degree, you will automatically receive the LSBU validated degree on top of your certificate from IU.
*LSBU (London South Bank University) is well-known for its impressive internationality, as testified by over 18,000 students from more than 130 countries. Similar to IU, LSBU has also been awarded multiple awards and praised for its focus on improving graduates’ career opportunities. It has been operating as a higher learning institution since 1892.
90 ECTS: USD 2,919 for the full program
Application fee: USD95
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.
*The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a tool of the European Higher Education Area for making studies and courses more transparent. It helps students to move between countries and to have their academic qualifications and study periods abroad recognized. ECTS allows credits taken at one higher education institution to be counted towards a qualification studied for at another. ECTS credits represent learning based on defined learning outcomes and their associated workload.
When do I start?
For administrative purposes Intake is monthly. Registration should be made at least 5 days to the next start date. Inquire for the next start dates.
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 an 90-ECTS MBA. You will need to submit proof of at least one year’s qualified work experience completed prior to the start of the study programme (the work experience must be gained after the completion of your undergraduate studies). For MBA programmes, you will also need to have completed a second year of professional work experience before graduating.
*Admission into program at the sole discretion of IU.