Master-Distance Learning Public Management

Study by your own rules
60 or 120 ECTS German
Distance Learning

Start your master's programme in Public Management today

What do smart washing machines and electronic tax returns have in common? Both are part of the digitisation of public life. E-government or smart cities: In your master's programme in Public Management, you will develop solutions for new challenges in the public sector. You will acquire knowledge of law, technology and leadership and, after graduation, you will be able to take on responsibility and develop innovations. Your perspectives include job opportunities as a project manager in public institutions or in management positions such as Chief Innovation Officer
 
Your consecutive 120 ECTS course builds on your bachelor's programme and introduces you to areas such as digital transformation or public health. 
 
In the 60-ECTS programme, you can use your professional experience and complement it with current scientific findings and leadership techniques. Your online study programme is the stepping stone to a management position.

Overview Your degree summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Master of Arts (MA) 60 or 120 ECTS
    German
    Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
  • Application & starting date
    Start immediately or anytime
    Online application, no application deadlines
  • Study duration & extension
    12-48 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
    The IU International University of applied sciences is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
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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Study Programs

Your study programmes in Public Management

You can study public management  as a 60-ECTS or 120-ECTS programme. 
 
Your admission requirements for the 60 ECTS programme: 

  • Completed undergraduate degree 
  • With 240 or 210 ECTS from the first degree: Direct access possible with proof of at least one year of qualified professional experience when starting the study programme 
  • With 180 ECTS from the first degree: Attendance of courses amounting to 30 ECTS AND proof of at least one year of qualified professional experience OR proof of at least two years of qualified professional experience when starting the study programme 
  • Proof of at least one year of qualified professional experience when starting the study programme 
  • Proof of your knowledge of German 

Build on your professional experience and earn your master's degree in no time. 
 
Your admission requirements for the 120 ECTS programme

  • Completed undergraduate degree in the fields of public management and public administration, business administration, social work, social management or degrees from the subject groups human resources and law as well as business psychology 
  • Proof of your knowledge of German 
  • Invest a little more time and gain in-depth knowledge, building on your bachelor's degree.
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100% Flexible

At IU you study at your own pace

100% your way

Take your IU study programme with you – no matter whether you’re on your way to work or traveling the world. You even get to choose whether you want to take your exams online or on site.

Innovative

The online campus and our study app IU Learn are innovative smart tools for every learning style. You study according to your individual needs.

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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Advantages

Your advantages in IU Distance Learning

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.
Up to 20% higher salary
Within five years of graduating, many alumni make 20% more than they did before their degree.
New job within three months
Bright prospects: Within three months after graduating, our alumni have found work.
Sought-after specialist knowledge
Our wide range of specialist knowledge can help you sharpen your profile.

Your specialisation options in the master’s programme Public Management

Do you want to promote sustainability? Or develop new solutions for the social sector? You can select your specialisations in the master’s programme Public Management according to your career aspirations. In the 60 ECTS programme, you choose one of 5 elective modules such as sustainability and the environment, intelligent urban design or health and social affairs. In the 120 ECTS programme, your options include modules such as digital transformation, learning analytics and public health. You choose two out of 10. 

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.

Simply register online for your desired programme.
Apply now
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Careers

Your professional future

Employee or civil servant in higher administrative service or a comparable state service

Federal authorities or non-profit organisations are looking for people like you to lead projects  – for example in the field of digital transformation. You are eligible for becoming a Chief Digital Officer (COD) or Chief Information Officer (CIO). But you can also work in a staff position. 
 
Learn more about the 120 ECTS programme

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 Fernstudiencheck.de, 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.