Business Administration, Master of Arts

Distance learning program @ IU International University of Applied Sciences 

The master's program in Business Administration provides students with advanced knowledge in the areas of management, finance, marketing, and human resources. Students not only acquire theoretical expertise but also gain practical skills to analyze complex business problems and develop effective solutions. This program is suitable for individuals who already hold a bachelor's degree in business administration or a related field and aim to advance their career in this area.

At a Glance

University IU International University of Applied Sciences, UAS based in Erfurt
Field of Study EconomicsBusiness Administration
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Duration 4 Semesters
ECTS 120 Credit Points
Language of Instruction German
Course contents Strategic Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Governance, Research Methodology, Applied Statistics, Financial Management, Institutional Economics, Quantitative Research Methods, Decision Theory and Models, Negotiation Techniques, Performance Measurement, Operations and Information Management, Corporate Accounting, Project: Institutional Intervention for Digital Transformation, Seminar: Early Warning and Risk Systems in Controlling, Elective Module A, Elective Module B, Master's Thesis
Electives Consumers' Behavior and Customer Loyalty, Business Intelligence, Corporate Finance and Investment, Data Science and Analytics, Digital Business and Entrepreneurship, Success-Oriented Controlling, Financial Accounting, Human Resource Management, Consumers' Behavior and Market Research, Leadership and People Analytics, Management Consulting, Project Management, Risk Management and Digital Transformation, Strategic Financial Management, Supply Chain Management
Location online
ZFU Approval The Central State Office for Distance Learning (ZFU) has approved the course Business Administration under the number 1113920c.
Enrollment Anytime
Fees
from 329 € monthly
from 14143 € total
More Info https://www.iu-fernstudium.de
  • Master's program without mandatory attendance at Germany's largest university
  • Start of studies possible at any time, no semester operations
  • Interesting specializations, such as in consumer behavior and customer retention
  • Study duration flexible between 4 semesters full-time study and 8 semesters part-time study

These are the requirements for the Master of Business Administration

With your Master's in Business Administration, you can work, for example, as a managing director, as a business consultant, or as the head of a finance department.

To be admitted to the part-time Master's program in Business Administration at IU International University, you must have obtained a first academic degree from a state-recognized or public university, such as a bachelor's or master's degree. The final grade of your degree should be at least "Satisfactory."

The focus of your first degree should also be in the field of business administration or economics. If your first degree does not have a focus on business or economics, you may still be admitted through a master's entrance exam.

Furthermore, you can have various prior academic achievements recognized to shorten the study time in distance learning and save on tuition fees. Recognized achievements may include credits earned in previous master's programs. Extensive work experience in the field of business administration can also be recognized by the university. It is best to submit your recognition application along with your application.

These are the study contents in the online Bachelor of Business Administration program

This Master's program at IU consists of around 16 modules, which you take and complete over the course of 4 semesters of regular study time. Each module is worth 5-10 credit points (ECTS) and concludes with an examination performance such as a thesis or an exam. In total, you will earn 120 credit points from module to module and from semester to semester.

The typical course plan for full-time studies in Business Administration looks like this:

  • Semester 1: Strategic Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Governance, Research Methodology, Applied Statistics, Financial Management, Institutional Economics
  • Semester 2: Quantitative Research Methods, Decision Theory and Models, Negotiation Techniques, Performance Measurement, Operations and Information Management, Corporate Accounting
  • Semester 3: Project: Institutional Intervention for Digital Transformation, Seminar: Early Warning and Risk Systems in Controlling, Elective Module A, Elective Module B
  • Semester 4: Master's Thesis

What's special about the Master's program in Business Administration at IU are the many opportunities to specialize in topics according to your own interests and professional fields in the elective module area.

For the first specialization, you can choose from these exciting modules: Consumer Behavior and Customer Loyalty, Business Intelligence, Corporate Finance and Investment, Data Science and Analytics, Digital Business and Entrepreneurship, Performance-Oriented Controlling, Financial Accounting, Human Resource Management, Consumer Behavior and Market Research, Leadership and People Analytics, Management Consulting, Project Management, Risk Management and Digital Transformation, Strategic Financial Management, Supply Chain Management.

For the second specialization, you can select one of these study modules: Consumer Behavior and Customer Loyalty, Business Intelligence, Corporate Finance and Investment, Data Science and Analytics, Digital Business and Entrepreneurship, Performance-Oriented Controlling, Financial Accounting, Human Resource Management, Consumer Behavior and Market Research, Leadership and People Analytics, Management Consulting, Project Management, Risk Management and Digital Transformation, Strategic Financial Management, Supply Chain Management, Real Estate Management, Strategic Hotel Management, Strategic Air Transport Management, Strategic Tourism Management, Strategic Service Management.

How flexible is the regular study time in the distance learning Business Administration program?

At IU International University, in the part-time distance learning program, you choose one of 3 study models:

  • In the full-time program, the regular study time is 4 semesters or 24 months. You can extend the regular study time by up to 2 semesters or 12 months at no additional cost. The full-time program in Business Administration is particularly suitable for those who are not employed or work only a few hours per week.
  • In part-time study I, the regular study time is 6 semesters or 36 months. You can extend the regular study time by up to 2 semesters or 12 months at no additional cost. Part-time study I is suitable, for example, if you work part-time alongside your studies.
  • In part-time study II, the regular study time is 8 semesters or 48 months. You can extend the regular study time by up to 2 semesters or 12 months at no additional cost. Part-time study II is especially suitable if you are heavily involved professionally alongside your distance learning program.

By the way, you can also take a semester break during your studies at no additional cost.

How does online learning at IU work?

A study that adapts to your life: In online studies at IU, you learn flexibly and digitally when and where you want to learn.

In the Master's distance learning program in Business Administration at IU International University, there is no attendance requirement - you learn continuously from home, in the library of your choice, or wherever you can best learn.

You can take your modules and lectures whenever you want. This way, you can usually put together your study plan and semester schedule flexibly.

Central to IU's distance learning program are your interactive learning scripts. You will receive the scripts in printed form as well as digitally as PDFs and for tablets. Through the smart IU Learn app, you have access to the scripts for your Business Administration studies as well as scripts from all other distance learning programs at IU.

Through myCampus, the online campus of IU, you also have access to additional materials, such as videos. You interact with your lecturers and fellow students, for example, in virtual live formats, such as interactive lectures.

And exams? You can take them as online exams if you wish. An online exam can be taken 24/7 once you feel adequately prepared for the study material. Alternatively, you can take the exam at one of the numerous exam centers of IU throughout Germany.

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