Online Studies Business and IT

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180 ECTS German or English
Online Studies

Start your online study programme in Business and IT today

As a business IT specialist, you ensure that innovative ideas become reality and at the same time always keep an eye on their profitability. The Buisness and IT online study programme, which you can complete in either German or English, prepares you for this key role. The contents of the programme are based on the recommendations of the German Society for Computer Science (GI). In addition to relevant IT knowledge  – for example in the areas of data analytics or requirements engineering  – you will acquire business expertise. This includes, among other things, knowledge of investment, purchasing, financing and marketing. 

Overview Your degree summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Bachelor of Science (BSc) 180 ECTS
    German or English
    Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
  • Application & starting date
    Start immediately or anytime
    Online application, no application deadlines
  • Study duration & extension
    36-72 months, depending on model
    Extension possible free of charge
  • Locations
    Study programme independent of time & place
    No mandatory attendance
    Innovative study tools available on online-campus & in the IU Learn App
    Exams online or at nearest examination centre
  • Study fees
    Starting at 209€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
  • Recognition & Approval
    Study program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
    180 ECTS - German
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 154113c

    180 ECTS - English
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 154113c
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Study Programs

Your online study programmes in Buisness and IT

You can complete the Buisness and IT programme in German or English. 

  • Your admission requirements for the German-language programme: 
  • Proof of university entrance qualification, such as your A levels, a vocational diploma, a master craftsman's certificate or a certificate of advanced training.    
  • Foreign students must provide proof of German language skills. 
  • Your degree prepares you well for the current challenges of the job market. 

Your admission requirements for the English-language programme: 

  • Proof of university entrance qualification, such as your A levels, a vocational diploma, a master craftsman's certificate or a certificate of advanced training.    
  • For the English-language study programme, we need proof of your English language skills. 
  • Your studies prepare you well for the English-speaking job market.
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100% Flexible

Flexible, interactive, practically oriented: your online studies

  • Whether you’re studying full-time, alongside your job, abroad or as a parent: your online studies adapt to your life. You study online and 100% flexibly – from the first day of class right up to your exam.
  • Thanks to our online campus, our innovative study app IU Learn and our virtual classes, you can fit your studies right into your daily life.
  • You even get to choose how to sit your exams: online 24/7 on 365 days a year or simply on location.
  • Connect with other students or your lecturers at any time: via the online campus, MS Teams, E-Mail or in interactive virtual classes.
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Prof. Dr. Tobias Brueckmann
Head of Buisness and IT

"As a business IT specialist, a diverse professional field awaits you. You can work as a programmer or CIO – anything is possible, because nowadays, nothing works without IT.”


Your advantages in IU Online Studies

Your degree brings with it many career advantages, such as the chance of a salary increase, more attractive tasks or career advancement. In addition, you will develop personally! We make sure that you can integrate your studies as flexibly as possible into your daily work and family life.

Your specialisation options in the bachelor’s programme Buisness and IT

Your bachelor’s programme in Buisness and IT is as practice-oriented as possible: In the German-language programme, you choose three out of 29 compulsory elective modules – for example IT security, mobile software engineering or smart services. In the English-language programme, you choose three out of 15 elective modules to prepare for your career. You can choose from modules such as business intelligence and salesforce platform management

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  • Contents and specialisations of your programme
  • Career opportunities
  • Information on financing options

Your professional future

Software developer

As a software developer, you are responsible for the development and implementation of software. This area of ​​responsibility ranges from individual building blocks to complete applications. In coordination with various departments, you will find software solutions that are tailored to the individual needs of the staff. At the same time, you always keep an eye on the economic circumstances.

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Why IU is the best choice
  • Personalised & flexible

    You get to study whenever, however and wherever you want – thanks to our digital campus, flexible full- and part-time models and exams you can sit online at any time. You even decide when to start your studies! 

  • State-approved & award-winning

    Our study programmes are state-approved and multi-award-winning. That makes us and our students happy – according to, they are 96% likely to recommend us. 

  • Here for you – personally

    Get the support you need: via our online campus, you can participate in live sessions, chat with fellow students or benefit from our study and career coaching. 

  • Practically oriented

    Thanks to our wide selection of practically oriented specialisations, you can create your own profile and develop skills for the career you’re dreaming of.