Stimulate business growth with targeted marketing efforts, the latest software and artificial intelligence. Learn the necessary skills in your online studies master's programme in growth hacking.
Start your online studies master's programme in growth hacking now
You've completed your Bachelor's degree in marketing and communication and want to expand your skillset? Great idea! Start your master's programme in growth hacking and take your career to the next level.
In this 120 ECTS programme, you will learn how to set companies on a growth course in the digital age. Digitisation has triggered a shift in marketing that is diminishing the impact of many online strategies. What companies need now is a clever combination of data analyses, product management and online marketing measures that hit the mark. You can deepen your knowledge according to your interests in your elective modules such as social media, salesforce or marketing & controlling.
100% flexibleYou decide where and when you want to study.
Versatile & InnovativeYour digital learning journey with personal support!
Top-level educationFirst-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96%.
Study programme & degreeMaster of Arts (M.A.) 120 ECTS
Full-time or part-time
Application & starting dateStart immediately or anytime
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 316€/month, depending on model
Regular discount campaigns
Recognition & ApprovalStudy program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
120 ECTS - English
AR-Siegel, ZFU 1152323
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We like to make sure our contents meet the highest level of academic relevance and are equally practice-oriented. Therefore, some modules are still under development when a new degree programme is launched: they will become available in line with the semester plan of the course of study. Nothing stands in the way of you starting your study programme on the earliest possible date!
Your course overview in the online study programme Growth Hacking
Your online studies master's programme kicks off with exciting topics such as "Advanced Growth Hacking" and "International Consumer Behaviour". In the first semesters, you will also learn about "Online and Social Media Marketing" and "Performance Marketing". You will then study digital analyses and promising strategies. Courses that take a close look at user experience, e.g. "Web and Mobile Development" and "User Interface and Experience", are also part of your studies. In the final semesters, you take your electives and start your Master's thesis.
Practical relevance in the online study programme Growth Hacking
Three exciting projects await in your master’s programme in growth hacking: "Growth Hack Development", "Growth Hacking Tools" and "Conversion Rate Optimisation". You will acquire practical skills directly within the framework of the projects and apply your newly acquired knowledge. In addition, many modules in the Growth Hacking degree programme are practice-oriented. These include, in particular, "International Consumer Behaviour" and "Online Social Media Marketing".
Study model and prices for the Master's online study programme in Growth Hacking
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:
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. This fee is payable at the end of your studies.
We charge 5€/shipment within Europe* and 10€/shipment for the rest of the world if you require the printed study scripts to be delivered outside of Germany.
*This includes the following countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, United Kingdom, Cyprus.
Career coaching: this offer is available to Bachelor’s degree students (with at least 120 ECTS) and Master’s degree students.
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
120 ECTS study programme:
- Completed undergraduate degree in the field of marketing & communication
- From a state or state-recognised university/university of applied sciences
- Final grade of at least „satisfactory“
If your first degree did not focus on marketing & communication, you can be admitted via a master's entrance exam.
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.
Do you need help with your decision? Your personal study advisor is happy to help you!
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- Free call-back service
Your professional future as a growth hacker
A generous marketing budget does not guarantee growth. What really counts is strategy – your strategy. Growth hackers who create resource-efficient, cost-effective and impactful marketing campaigns, optimise sales and ensure increased customer satisfaction are in demand in numerous industries. Small businesses and large corporations need talent with your skills to realise their opportunities in competitive markets. After graduation, you could work as a ...
As a growth manager, you gear companies towards growth. Your tasks include advancing growth strategies, driving innovation and keeping an eye on promising developments. You are involved in all areas of the company, because growth is an extensive topic. You also analyse data and identify opportunities to increase sales. Based on your findings, you work to win over customers or improve products.
The endless expanses of the world wide web are your playing field in marketing. Digital marketing & growth managers are responsible for digital marketing activities. Your responsibilities in this position include the conceptualisation and implementation of social media and influencer campaigns, SEO and SEM strategies as well as SEA. To ensure that your marketing mix hits the mark, you constantly analyse the successes and adjust your strategies if necessary.
What convinces customers to make a purchase? This is the question you’re trying to answer as a conversion rate optimisation manager. You analyse customer segments, develop personas and optimise the users’ experience. You use tests to find out whether your methods are effective. This way, you ensure a customer journey even the biggest sceptic can enjoy. You record your successes in reportings that include key performance indicators (KPIs).
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 firstname.lastname@example.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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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!
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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.
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