Master-Online Studies
Data Management

120 ECTS English

Start into the future with one of the ten most sought-after job skills: In the master’s programme Data Management, you will learn how to design systems from which we all benefit. 

Online Studies

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. 

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Overview Your degree summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Master of Science (MSc) 120 ECTS
    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 306€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
  • Recognition & Approval
    Study program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
    120 ECTS - English
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1130222c
Study start information
First time from,01.03.2023 (English, 120 ECTS)
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Your courses in your Data Management master’s programme

Your master’s programme Data Management covers the entire data processing lifecycle: from ingestion to processing to reporting. With innovative cloud technologies and frameworks, you will learn how to securely process large amounts of data and develop high-performance backends. Your compulsory subjects include data warehousing, pipelines and orchestration, data engineering and managing data projects. In addition, you can specialise in elective areas such as data mining, master data manager or data security and protection. In addition to your technical expertise, you will develop a high sense of social responsibility for the protection of sensitive data.

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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.

Your professional future as a specialist with data expertise

Your Master's degree qualifies you for demanding positions (with leadership responsibility) in Applied or Organisational Data Management. After graduation, you can work as a ...

Database Manager

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.

Data Engineer

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.

Tuition fees

Study model and prices for the Master's online study programme in Data Management

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 06.10.2022


Duration 24 Months

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

512€ /mtl 539€ Enrol by October 6th using the code MUTIGSEIN22, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad.  Apply now
Only until 06.10.2022

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.

381€ /mtl 399€ Enrol by October 6th using the code MUTIGSEIN22, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad.  Apply now
Only until 06.10.2022

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.

306€ /mtl 319€ Enrol by October 6th using the code MUTIGSEIN22, 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


Recognition of previous 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 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 help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment.

Entry requirements

We make it possible: You can start your desired study programme with IU if you meet the following requirements.
General admission requirements
Optional aptitude test
English language skills
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