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Companies & IU University of Applied Sciences IU as a successful partner by your side

The cooperation of the future: Addressing and picking up the talents of tomorrow today. Investing in continuing education as an IU partner means promoting and retaining skilled workers. 

An investment in the future: Innovative skills and more know-how in your ranks with IU cooperation

Secure your competitive advantage as a future-proof employer by supporting your talents in financing their studies. 

Our modern working world ticks digitally and has fundamentally changed the requirements for professional development. Many of today's sought-after job profiles did not exist until recently, and jobs that go beyond the status quo will continue to emerge in the years to come. The success of your company's goals depends to a large extent on the skills and commitment of your employees who implement them. By consistently promoting continuing education programmes, you’ll create an investment that will pay off many times over. IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU), Germany's most renowned private university*, supports your company and your employees on this path. 

(*among 18-24-year-olds, Source: Forsa, Sep 2023)

Take advantage of a cost-effective training option

Financing studies of your employees outside working hours is the cheapest option for advanced education.

Save unnecessary costs

Employees often change their jobs due to a lack of further education: You can invest these frictional costs by providing targeted training for valuable qualified staff.

Retaining employees

You motivate and retain highly qualified talent to achieve your corporate goals.
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IU – Your strong partner

The IU is one of the most innovative and leading academic and advanced education institutions for students and businesses. We facilitate the best possible study outcome for our students through tailor- made offers and technological support, based on the current state of research and teaching as well as our decades of experience. We support our corporate partners individually for the successful realisation of their corporate ambitions.

IU International University of Applied Sciences at a glance

  • Over 130,000 students

  • Over 200 Bachelor, Master and MBA programmes

  • Over 130 State-of-the-art specialisations such as Big Data or Artificial Intelligence

  • 30+ locations in Germany and globally accessible Virtual Campus

  • Over 650 experienced professors, lecturers and employees

  • Over 6,000 collaborations with prestigious corporate partners

Gewinnen Sie Nachwuchskräfte mit der IU

Sie möchten als Arbeitgeber unser duales Studium anbieten? Erfahren Sie mehr zu unserem Studienmodell und den Vorteilen für Praxispartner.

Over 90 % of our corporate partners regularly acknowledge that the investment was worthwhile.

Your benefits

Optimal compatibility of work & study

Whether online or on-campus – our innovative study model enables our students to optimally combine work and studies.

Maximum flexibility

Your employees decide for themselves whether they want to study online at the virtual campus or an IU location, depending on the chosen study model. And best of all: your employees and you can decide when to start. Because they can start the study programme at any time – without any semester restrictions!

Proven expertise

With more than 85,000 students, IU is your experienced partner in further education and training. Students in the study programme at IU benefit from relevant know-how from industry-specific specialisations. And that pays off for you: because your employees will contribute decisively to the success of your company with the new expertise and competencies acquired from their studies.

So we have convinced you and you would like to become a corporate partner of IU?

Distance learning programme at a glance

  • Degrees: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Master of Ars (M.A.), Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Laws (LL.M), Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Study model: 100% online

  • Start of studies: possible at any time

  • Duration: Bachelor full-time 36 months, Bachelor part-time I 48 months, Bachelor part-time II 72 months, Master full-time 24 months, Master part-time I 36 months, Master part-time II 48 months

  • Study location: 100% online

All benefits at a glance: Download our factsheet as a PDF now and get an overview of all the benefits of the distance learning programme.

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Dual studies programme at a glance

  • Degrees: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachlor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

  • Study model: alternating between theoretical courses at the IU and practical phases in the company, time models can be selected according to individual needs 

  • Start of studies: up to 4 times a year 

  • Duration: Bachelor full-time 36 months

  • Study location: On-site campus and virtual campus

All costs at a glance: Download our cost overview for our dual studies programme as a PDF now.

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First-hand experiences

Katja Fauth

Katja Fauth

Director of Human Resources and Quality at Althoff Hotels 

"With the new online exams on offer, IU provides even more flexibility during studies – and this is particularly relevant for students who usually work or take care of their family alongside their studies. Being able to take exams at any time and from any place is something we at Althoff Hotels see as a big step forward for everyone involved. We are quite convinced by the idea that we would like to introduce the online exam in our own further education programmes in the future.”

Martin Schramm

Martin Schramm

B.A. Business Administration, Tactical Product Manager, how.fm

"In addition to the good reputation, the flexibility and the combination of online and live seminars impressed me."

After his vocational training as an IT System Assistant, Martin Schramm wanted to broaden his career horizons – and decided to study Business Administration at IU part-time alongside his job. Today, he is part of the co-founder team of the start-up how.fm, which offers training and self-help for workers and employees.

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.

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Awards, accreditations and certifications

IU Internationale Hochschule ist seit 1999 eine staatlich anerkannte HochschuleIU Internationale Hochschule ist vom Wissenschaftsrat akkreditiertIU Internationale Hochschule ist zugelassen für FernunterrichtIU Internationale Hochschule erhält beim StudyCheck-Award 2023 die Auszeichnung „Top Hochschule in Deutschland“