MBA - Big Data Management

With an MBA – Big Data Management, you’ll be a key figure in your company’s success.

Start your online MBA – Big Data Management

From finance to the health industry: thanks to the growth in data available to companies today, Big Data managers are now more in demand than ever. In the online MBA Big Data Management study programme, you’ll enhance your skills and learn how to use data efficiently. In doing so, you’ll familiarize yourself with the principles of information management and the methods of artificial intelligence. Over the course of your MBA specializing in Big Data Management, you’ll develop a keen sense of how to beneficially integrate new technologies into your business environment. This will enable you to coordinate projects at the interface between top management, data engineering, and data analysis.

Online course overview

Over the course of the three semesters of your MBA specializing in Big Data, your studies will be extremely practice-oriented. You’ll develop all the relevant business skills you’ll need as a successful Big Data manager:

  • You’ll acquire in-depth technical expertise in strategy and operational corporate management.
  • You’ll enhance your soft skills and train your analytical talent.
  • You’ll learn how to prepare data for specific purposes, merge data from multiple sources and analyze data in the context of overarching relationships.
  • You’ll take a critical look at a variety of solutions and solution providers, taking into account ethical, social, and data protection issues.

Study model

90 ECTS*
Language: English

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.

Dual Degree

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.


Tuition fees

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.


Academic criteria:
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.

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