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Master's degree
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My responsibility.

Master Leitungshandeln In der Pädagogik* (M.A.)

*Translated: Leadership in Education. Only available in German

Take on more responsibility and leadership tasks. Your degree in Leadership in Education qualifies you for higher levels.  

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Strengthen your leadership qualities. Study Leadership in Education.

Professionals and managers in education are often characterised by a wide range of skills. But what about leadership qualities? Okay, many do "learning by doing" - and thus qualify for a managerial position. However, it is better to strengthen your leadership skills right from the start with your Master's degree in Leadership in Education. This way, you’ll be optimally equipped for responsible tasks in the educational context later on.  

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Your career. Educationally responsible.

With your Leadership in Education master's degree, you will be a sought-after leader. Your study programme qualifies you for challenging professional and leadership tasks. But you can also work independently as a trainer or coach. After you graduate, you can work as:


Your tasks in management primarily include the control of all educational processes and concepts in the education system. In this context, you involve managers and staff in their tasks in a goal-oriented way and influence important goals for action. One of your most important goals is to ensure that projects are managed in the best possible way and problem situations are solved effectively. Topics such as personnel deployment and public relations, i.e. external communication, also lie within your area of expertise.



Choose how you want to study Leadership in Education at IU

Your educational path and your professional goals are at least as unique as you are, reason enough not to simply study on campus in the traditional way, but instead study wherever you are - around the clock and 365 days a year. IU’s distance learning programme offers these and many other advantages with its different time models and the innovative mix of virtual courses, digital learning tools and a unique online community. In this way, you’ll be able to complete your Master's degree with maximum self-determination and, if necessary, along with other students - without compromising and perfectly tailored to your personal needs.  

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You study completely on your own terms. Get the perfect blend of innovative study tools, interactive study formats via video chat (live or on demand) and personal support.

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The most important questions about studying Leadership in Education


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Why you should study Leadership in Education

There are countless reasons for studying a Master's degree at IU. Perhaps one of the most important is the fact that a Master's degree is required in more and more professional fields. After all, it is synonymous with proven expertise in a subject area that you have personally defined. This is especially true if you want to do a doctorate and pursue an academic career. Another advantage of a Master's programme is that you can begin getting a taste of practical experience and broaden your horizons with valuable experience. This means that you will have a lot more arguments in your favour when it comes to job opportunities than candidates who "only" have a Bachelor's degree. You’ll also benefit from attractive career prospects. You will not only be able to start your career at a significantly higher salary level; as a Master's graduate, you will also take on responsible tasks in a managerial position much sooner

This is what your Master’s degree in Leadership in Education at IU looks like

The Master's degree in Leadership in Education at IU International University of Applied Sciences provides you with the necessary action- and practice-oriented knowledge so that you can later take on managerial tasks in educational institutions. The focus is on cultural and communicative aspects as well as quality management. You will also learn how to communicate with different target groups and hierarchical levels - including the development of your soft skills. After your studies at IU, you will be able to take on responsible processes and tasks in management contexts in education and design them with scientifically sound methods. In addition, you’ll be able to specialise in topics such as organisational development, digital structures in educational and counselling institutions or diversity-sensitive leadership. 

A look into the future: what you will be able to do after graduating

Your new leadership skills are in great demand, because with your Master's degree in Leadership in Education, you will not only be able to take on more responsibility. You will also be able to constantly reflect on your actions and expand them further. This Master's programme will qualify you for very demanding professional and leadership activities in educational practice. As a result, you’ll later be able to take on the role of pedagogical director in educational associations, where you will be in charge of all pedagogical processes and concepts. Or you’ll be able to assume the role of team or department head in independent institutions with a pedagogical focus in order to develop practical concepts from the latest developments in pedagogy and to establish them in functional processes.  

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“