Online Studies Digital Business

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180 ECTS German or English
Online Studies

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Combine business expertise with relevant IT skills in the Digital Business online study programme. This interdisciplinary training will make you a sought-after professional in digital transformation. You will acquire relevant specialist knowledge – including know-how in areas like artificial intelligence, data analysis or the Internet of Things. Depending on your professional ambitions, you can choose between our English- and German-language programme. In the English-language bachelor's programme, the focus is on data science. If you decide on the German-language version, you can specialise in digital marketing as well as in data science.

Overview Your degree summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Bachelor of Arts (BA) 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 179818

    180 ECTS - English
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 179818
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Study Programs

You online study programmes in Digital Business

You can complete the Digital Business programme in German or English. 
Your admission requirements for the German 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 admission requirements for the English programme: 

  • Proof of university entrance qualification, such as a (technical) high school diploma, master craftsman’s certificate or advanced training. 
  • For the English-language study program, we need proof of your English language skills. 
  • With your studies you are well-prepared 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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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 Digital Business

Your bachelor’s programme in Digital Business is as practice-oriented as possible: In the German-language programme, you choose three out of 46 compulsory elective modules – for example social media marketing, data analytics and big data or international management. In the English-language programme, you choose one of 15 elective modules to prepare you for your career. You can choose from modules such as applied sales, innovative technologies and sustainability and smart services. 

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  • Career opportunities
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Your professional future

Data Scientist

As a data scientist, you work at the interface between computer science, business administration, mathematics and statistics. Your goal is to use the data collected by your employer in the most profitable way possible. You are responsible for both the evaluation of data and their economic analysis.

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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.