Distance Learning Business Management

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180 ECTS German
Distance Learning

Start your online study programme in Business Management today

You believe in economic growth benefitting the entire world’s population? Your bachelor’s programme in Business Management teaches you how to use this valuable knowledge to do good. That includes strategic thinking and leadership skills. 

Since we know how diverse business administration is, you can choose from four different bachelor’s programmes of 180 ECTS

The bachelor’s programme in Business Management is the classic that teaches you all the necessary basics. The bachelor’s programme in Business Management & Customer Experience Management makes you focus on the buying experience of the customer. The bachelor’s programme in Business Management and Leadership prepares you for management roles. And finally, you can discover the potential of digital transformation in the bachelor’s programme in Digital Business Management.  

Depending on your study programme, you will later work in different positions such as marketing manager, customer experience manager or digital transformation manager

Go for the career of your dreams – with a study programme that suits you! 

Summary Your study programme summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Bachelor of Arts (BA) 180 ECTS
    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 229€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
  • Recognition & Approval
    The IU International University of applied sciences is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
Free trial? Let’s go! You can try out your study programme for four weeks – no commitment. The fees for this period only apply if you decide to continue your studies with us.

Simply register online for your desired programme.
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Study Programs

Your study programmes in Business Management

We offer you four study programmes in the area of Business Management. These are the admission requirements for all of these programmes: 

Your admission requirements for the area of Business Management: 

  • Proof of university entrance qualification, such as A-levels, (vocational) diploma, master craftsman’s certificate or advanced training certificate 
  • Foreign students must provide proof of their German language skills. 

Your advantage: Your degree prepares you for current challenges on the market and helps you start out professionally in the career of your choice. 

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100% Flexible

At IU you study at your own pace

100% your way

Take your IU study programme with you – no matter whether you’re on your way to work or traveling the world. You even get to choose whether you want to take your exams online or on site.


The online campus and our study app IU Learn are innovative smart tools for every learning style. You study according to your individual needs.

Free trial? Let’s go! You can try out your study programme for four weeks – no commitment. The fees for this period only apply if you decide to continue your studies with us.

Simply register online for your desired programme.
Apply now

Your advantages in IU Distance Learning

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.
Personal development
You develop personally and discover new tasks, jobs or sectors.
Higher salary
You have a better chance of getting a raise in your old or new job.
Career boost
You increase your market value and chances of filling responsible positions.

Your electives in the area of Business Management

Design a customer journey, develop a cross-medial marketing strategy or found a business: depending on your programme, you get to develop practical skills in various projects. Electives allow you to focus on areas of interest. In the study programme in Business Management, your options include International HR and Leadership or “Digitale Produktentwicklung”. In Business Management & Customer Experience Management, you can select modules such as“Medienpsychologie” or “Internationale Medienwirtschaft”. In Business Management & Leadership, you can choose modules like “Personal- und Betriebspsychologie” or “Personal und Digital Skills”. And finally, in Digital Business Management, you have options such as Growth Hacking Trends or “Digitale Transformation”

Free trial? Let’s go! You can try out your study programme for four weeks – no commitment. The fees for this period only apply if you decide to continue your studies with us.

Simply register online for your desired programme.
Apply now
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  • Contents and electives of your programme
  • Career opportunities
  • Information on financing options

Your professional future

Junior Marketing Manager

How does your product capture the customer’s attention? That’s your task as a junior marketing manager. Your strengths include designing successful campaigns and implementing them via print, online and social media.

Customer Experience Manager

Customers should love shopping with you. What are the factors that impact their experience? As a customer experience manager, you find out by analysing the customer journey as well as the potential and needs of your target group. 

Team lead IT & Tech

Technically well prepared: As a team lead in IT & tech, you supply employees with the necessary hardware, optimise company software and maintain the intranet. You are responsible for IT hard- and software equipment. You even work with customers, to whom you offer tech support. 

Digital Transformation Manager

The future is your responsibility. To make sure your company can flourish, you keep an eye on the latest trends in digitisation. Your clever strategies ensure all departments are working towards the same goal – using the latest tools. 

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 Fernstudiencheck.de, 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.