BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION STUDIES - YOUR CAREER SPRINGBOARD FOR VARIOUS INDUSTRIES.
Companies need generalists like you: people who study business administration and then skilfully implement economic goals, demonstrate analytical skills and at the same time keep an eye on the big picture. With your Business Administration degree at IU International University of Applied Sciences, you'll get yourself ready for the economics of the future. Studying business administration at IU means starting your career as a comprehensively trained business economist in various industries.
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Choose how you want to study Business Administration at IU
You can study your Bachelor of Business Administration in various forms. It all depends on what your individual everyday life looks like and what requirements you start your studies with. This table will give you a good overview of the advantages of the different study forms and which model will best support you personally on your way.
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Study the way you want after graduating from high school. Campus or online – you decide.
Study on campus during the day or in the virtual lecture hall, exchange ideas with professors and fellow students and deepen your knowledge on our digital platform. This way you will benefit from the perfect mix of classic student life and flexible online studies!
Studies or work experience? Why not both?
You will study in person or virtually and learn how to put your knowledge into practice during your practical phases in a company. The perfect mix of theory and practical experience, tailored exactly to you and your needs.
* Information on accreditation and state approval can be found on the sub-page of the degree programme.
Why you should study Business Administration
Studying a degree can be worthwhile for you if you are simply interested in a specific subject. But beyond that, a degree can be important for your career path. It will open up many career opportunities for you. The demand for highly qualified workers continues to grow and university graduates often earn more. Apart from that, you will expand your own horizons and invest in your own education with the specialist knowledge and soft skills you’ll acquire; and that is of enormous importance in times of lifelong learning.
This is what your Business Administration studies at IU look like
With a degree in Business Administration, all options will be open to you. Instead of specialising in just one area, you can train to become a versatile business administration professional. You will be taught a broad range of specialised knowledge in the areas of purchasing, logistics, marketing and human resources. Our lecturers will also specifically train your management skills and leadership qualities. In addition to our scientifically sound and practice-oriented education, you will also be taught social skills and interdisciplinary qualifications in our Business Administration degree. As a result, our modular study programme not only covers the fundamentals, but also offers you a variety of opportunities to further deepen your personal interests.
A look into the future: What you will be able to do after graduating
Business Administration graduates are wanted everywhere: in logistics, marketing, e-commerce, industry, financial services and so on. There is virtually no industry in which you won’t be able to find a job with your Bachelor of Business Administration. This will make your job prospects ideal and future-proof, as business administration graduates are needed in every company. Which career path you choose depends on the focus you set during your studies and what you want to specialise in.
The most important questions about studying Business Administration
IU does not have a numerus clausus (NC). Studying without an NC is totally possible, because it is important to us that you choose the degree programme that best suits you and your interests.
You can study Business Administration in the following cities: Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne and, from October 2022, also in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt am Main. And of course, via distance learning at our Online Campus, which allows you to study from anywhere in the world.
Yes, this is possible at IU. In addition to the entrance qualification in the form of an Abitur or Fachabitur, interested students without an Abitur also have the opportunity to enter our Bachelor's programme. You can study Business Administration without an Abitur or a high school diploma if you have a master craftsman's certificate, have completed a further education course (such as an IHK Fachwirt) or have at least two years of vocational training and at least three years of subsequent work experience.
The Bachelor of Business Administration has a duration of 36, 48 or 72 months, depending on which time model you choose. If you need more time and more semesters for your studies, it will not be a problem.
Business administration focuses on the facts, processes and procedures of individual companies, while economics deals with the interrelationships of the economy as a whole. Economics is quite mathematical in structure and although analytical thinking skills are important in both subjects, business administration is somewhat more tangible and easier to visualise than economics. Apart from that, with an Economics degree, you won't usually go directly into a company (e.g. into marketing or human resources) as you do with a Business Administration degree.
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