Master-Online Studies Sozialmanagement

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60 or 120 ECTS German
Online Studies

Start your master's programme in Social Management today

Without welfare, there is no welfare state: This sector focuses on the well-being of all citizens – and at the same time generates a high level of economic output. A comprehensive degree in Social Management will train you in the areas of business administration, law and ethics. After graduating, you will be ready to take on responsible positions – for example as a quality officer in social services or as a manager of social institutions. 
The consecutive 120 ECTS master’s programme builds on your knowledge from your bachelor’s programme and shows you how to transfer modern management methods to the social economy. 
Do you have professional experience in the social field? Then the 60 ECTS Master is the best choice for you. You can specialise in further training and expand your leadership skills. 

Overview Your degree summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Master of Arts (MA) 60 or 120 ECTS
    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
    Study program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
    120 ECTS - German
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1129322

    60 ECTS - German
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1129222
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Study Programs

Your online study programmes in Social Management

The social management course is available as a 60 ECTS and 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 your knowledge of German 

Get your master's degree in no time, building on your work experience. 
Your admission requirements for the 120 ECTS programme: 

  • Completed undergraduate degree in social management, social pedagogy, social work or a related course with a (social) educational or social, nursing or health science focus 
  • Proof of your knowledge of German 

Invest a little more time and gain deeper knowledge, building on your bachelor's programme. 

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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.
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Your advantages in IU Online Studies

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.

Your specialisation options in your Social Management master's programme

Promoting the health of society or communicating competently: your master's programme in social management offers you exciting specialisations. In the 60 ECTS programme, you choose one of 15 elective modules. In the 120 ECTS programme, you choose two out of 15 elective modules.

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  • Contents and specialisations of your programme
  • Career opportunities
  • Information on financing options

Your professional future

Quality manager in social welfare

In order for your company to be able to perform qualitative work, the structures and processes must be optimized. This is your job as a quality manager in social welfare. You carry out quality checks and involve employees in the development of new strategies. 
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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, 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.