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Get your Master’s without a Bachelor’s: Your Master’s for professionals

Because years of experience count: Become an academic

Professionally, you have reached many milestones. Now you want to prove you can go even further! Our Master’s for Professionals is your chance to get a master’s degree without a bachelor’s as an experienced manager or expert. You get to choose from a selection of master’s and MBA programmes from seven subject areas – including health and social affairs, IT and technology or business and management. 

Admission without a Bachelor’s degree

Qualify for your preferred study programme – through long-standing professional experience and by passing our entrance exam.

Combining work & studies

Our study programme is easy to adapt to your busy lifestyle – thanks to maximum flexibility.


We stand for innovative education – state-approved and accredited. 

Get ahead – with your Master’s for professionals

Boost your career

You improve your career perspectives and get the chance to take on even bigger responsibilities. 

Get a raise

Your degree can help you when negotiating your salary in your old or new job*. 

Accept new challenges

You acquire new competences or qualify for new fields where your expertise is in high demand. 

Grow personally and professionally

You gain practical knowledge and also develop yourself personally.  

*Source: Graduates' survey 2021 

Admission requirements for your Master’s for professionals

1. Standard admission requirements

A levels/ vocational diploma or Completed vocational training of at least 2 years (GQR* level 4) relevant to your preferred study programme

2. Professional experience

At least 6 years of professional experience relevant to your preferred study programme, including at least 3 years in a leading or expert role: Proof must be supplied using certificates of further training (at least GQR level 6), employer references, letters of recommendation, written confirmations by the employer or similar certifications

3. Master’s entrance exam

The master’s entrance exam at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) consists of two parts: Term paper (approx. 40 pages), allotted time: 12 weeks (full-time) Oral exam (30 minutes)

*One-time fee for master’s entrance exam: 500€ (includes the course "Academic Work"). The entrance exam must be taken at IU. If you start your master’s programme at IU on the basis of this exam, you cannot change to another university to continue your programme.

5 steps to start your Master’s for professionals

Find your preferred study programme

Your Master’s for Professionals offers you a selection of 60, 90 or 120 ECTS credits programmes. Depending on your time model and programme, your tuition fees start at 306€ a month and your studies have a duration of 12 to 36 months. The following areas of study are available to you:  

Master’s for professionals: Your questions answered

Request free study brochure

Thank you for deciding to find out all about your study programme and IU International University of Applied Sciences. Request your study brochure here - free of charge and without obligation.

Do you still have questions?

Our free student advisory service has all the answers for you! We take the time to advise you individually and without obligation.

We support you. Right from the start.

Together we will find the best solution for your career path.

Just give us a call
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+49 (0) 30 31198810

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