Master-Distance Learning
Business Intelligence

120 ECTS English

Have your say in business decisions: As an expert on data, you design the strategy for success.

Distance Learning

Start your online study programme in Business Intelligence today

Behind every smart business decision is a data analysis professional. Because corporate success is more than just a gut feeling! In the 120 ECTS programme of our English-language online study programme in Business Intelligence, you will examine the entire BI process chain and expand your knowledge of data management, BI processes and corporate strategies. Findings from current research are also part of the curriculum: Thanks to expert knowledge from advanced courses, you are able to develop BI solutions based on a wide range of data types. 

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Summary Your study programme summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Master of Science (MSc) 120 ECTS
    English
    Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
  • Application & starting date
    Start your studies later
    Online application, no application deadlines
  • Study duration & extension
    24-48 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 316€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
  • Recognition & Approval
    Study program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
    120 ECTS - English
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1130122
Study start information
First time from,01.03.2023 (English, 120 ECTS)
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.

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Content

Your courses in your Business Intelligence master’s programme

Your studies will introduce you to various concepts of data management. There are many different areas of business intelligence. You will learn how ETL processes work, how to store structured and unstructured data as well as how to model and visualize them using your reports and key figures. This enables you to collect and evaluate different types of data and derive profitable conclusions. You also keep an eye on the scientific discourse on central techniques and methods of business intelligence.

Tuition fees

Study model and prices for the Master's online study programme in Business Intelligence

Depending on your personal or professional situation, full-time study is not always easy to manage. That is why we have also developed part-time programmes for all our degrees, which offer flexible and longer study periods. This way, you can study alongside your job or during your time off, whether at home or abroad. The content of the different models is identical. Depending on the study model, we will adjust your tuition fees accordingly. With the part-time variants, your weekly study workload is reduced.

Can't finish your degree in the allotted time? No problem! We will develop the right study model for everyone. If you realise that you need more time, you can easily switch to another study model with three months’ notice before the end of the month. These are our different study models:

Only until 01.03.2023

Full-Time

Duration 24 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

529€ /mtl 556€ Enrol by March 1st, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad. Apply now
Only until 01.03.2023

Part-Time I

Duration 36 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

399€ /mtl 417€ Enrol by March 1st, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad. Apply now
Only until 01.03.2023

Part-Time II

Duration 48 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their course on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

316€ /mtl 329€ Enrol by March 1st, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad. Apply now
Additional charges
All our study programmes include the following services
  • Free trial phase of four weeks*

  • Access to online libraries

  • Personal assistance from lecturers

  • Online campus with innovative study tools

  • Access to Statista and LinkedIn Learning

  • Individual study and career coaching

  • Online exams around the clock

  • License for Microsoft Office and Teams

  • Flexible extension of study duration

*The fees for this period only apply if you continue your studies with us.
Admission

Entry requirements

We make it possible: You can start your desired study programme with IU if you meet the following requirements.
General admission requirements
Alternative means of admission
English language skills
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Careers

Your professional future as a specialist with BI expertise

With your Master's in Business Intelligence, you can expect excellent career prospects across all sectors with lucrative opportunities for advancement to a management position. After graduation, you will be able to work, for example, as a ...

Business Intelligence Analyst

As a Business Intelligence Analyst, you have a high affinity for data and recognise its connections. You are responsible for the preparation, cleansing and modelling of data in order to gain business-relevant insights. You define requirements for complex data analyses and develop concepts for them. You also evaluate business processes and communicate your results to stakeholders using relevant KPIs.

Business Intelligence Solution Architect

Business Intelligence Solution Architects focus on the analysis of business processes. From this, they derive technologically necessary BI components. You develop Database Models and Data Warehouse Architectures. They also create reports and dashboards for both your internal clients and stakeholders.

Data Consultant

As a Data Consultant, you develop data strategies based on your BI expertise. Your activities range from solving concrete problems with BI to establishing company-wide strategies. You will also have the opportunity to support relevant stakeholders in data and BI projects as an independent consultant.

Recognition

Recognition of Achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised. By doing so, you save time and tuition fees – namely €30 per recognised ECTS point.

  • Shortening your period of study: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!
  • Save on tuition fees: You’ll save €30 for every recognised ECTS point

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our online recognition form.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.

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Do you need support with your application for recognition? We have summarized all the important information for you in our guide to recognition. Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment.
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