Start your master’s degree in Data Management today
Data management is one of the top 10 most desirable skills in the near future. Especially trained managers at a master's level are already in high demand today: As a data manager, you design secure systems that represent added value for all of us.
Our consecutive 120 ECTS programme is aimed at those who have already complected a bachelor's degree in the field of (business) computer science, data science, digital business or data management.
This master’s programme prepares you for managing demanding projects for processing and storing large amounts of data. You acquire practical skills in data ingestion, data processing, data storage, data analysis and reporting. In addition, you can specialise in areas relevant to the labor market – e.g. the Internet of things, master data management or cyber security.
100% flexibleYou decide where and when you want to study.
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Study programme & degreeMaster of Science (MSc) 120 ECTS
Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
Application & starting dateStart your studies later
Online application, no application deadlines
Study duration & extension24-48 months, depending on model
Extension possible free of charge
LocationsStudy 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 feesStarting at 306€/month, depending on model
Regular discount campaigns
Recognition & ApprovalStudy program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
120 ECTS - English
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- 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.
As a Database Manager, you take care of the efficient and well-organised storage, retrieval and processing of structured data. This includes the management of access rights as well as the construction of data models and the creation of query scripts, with the help of which you can answer questions relevant to the organisation.
As a Data Engineer, you use your expertise to process data in a targeted manner. You build backend systems that are the pipelines and fuel for modern applications.
Cloud Solution Architect
Cloud Solution Architects advise companies and organisations on cloud-based systems. With the help of their profound knowledge of central technologies, they design strategies and implement them technically.
Duration 24 Months
Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.
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.
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.
The total price includes a one-off graduation fee in the amount of €699 for Bachelor’s degree courses and €799 for Master’s degree courses. This fee is payable at the end of your studies.
Optional additional charges for international exams
Separate charges are payable for exams taken outside Germany, Austria and Switzerland. These are to be paid to the exam centre on site and currently amount to (where necessary in the local currency):
For exams taken this way, 120 euros is payable for single or multiple exams taken within an exam slot lasting up to max. 120 minutes.
For exams lasting more than 120 minutes up to 360 minutes, 170 euros is payable to the respective institute per exam slot.
As an alternative, students can make use of our online exam option which allows them to sit their exams at any place and time without any additional charges.
Career coaching: this offer is available to Bachelor’s degree students (with at least 120 ECTS) and Master’s degree students.
For the bachelor's degree program in product design, you will need model building materials and services such as FabLabs and Makerspaces for about 200.00 euros.
For the bachelor's degree program in electrical engineering, you will need hardware products such as an Arduino KIT, an FPGA board and a multimeter/oscilloscope/function generator for about 600.00 euros.
Additional costs for your Master's for Professionals: One-time fee for master’s entrance exam: 500€ (includes the course „Academic Work“)
Cloud-based open source tools: in order to make use of cloud-based open source tools during your studies, you will need a desktop PC or laptop. Neither is included in the package of services we provide.
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
- 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 email@example.com 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.
60 ECTS study programme
- Completed undergraduate degree with at least 240 ECTS
- From a state or state-recognised college/university
- Final grade of at least "Satisfactory"
- Proof of at least one year of qualified professional experience at the beginning of the study programme (This must be acquired after completion of the undergraduate studies)
Depending on your previous education, the following entry options are applicable for the 60-ECTS Master’s degree:
- 240 ECTS from your first degree: direct entry is possible
- 210 ECTS from your first degree: you are required to sit an aptitude test (TASC) or take courses amounting to 30 ECTS
- 180 ECTS from your first degree: you are required to sit an aptitude test (TASC)
Recognition of knowledge and abilities acquired outside of higher education is possible in principle.
For the English-language study programme, we require proof of your English language skills. We accept the following:
- TOEFL (min. 80 points) or
- IELTS (min. Level 6) or
- Duolingo English test (min. 95 points) or
- Cambridge Certificate (min. grade B)
Please note: The proof must be submitted before the start of the study programme and must not be older than five years. If you have already completed your first degree in English or if English is your native language, you no longer need to prove your English language skills separately.
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