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Master's degree
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My plus in the Social Field.

Master Sozialmanagement* (M.A.)

*Translated: Social Management. Only available in German

Business administration, economics, law, social studies and much more. Your Social Management degree makes you an interdisciplinary master in the social economy. 

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Language : German

Management skills plus Social Expertise. Study Social Management.

Despite all the social skills: the social sector is and remains a business enterprise. If you want to face the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary challenges of this sector as a manager, you need special expertise. In addition to Business and Economics knowledge, this also includes purely legal backgrounds. Only then will you be able to take on responsible tasks and advisory functions. With your Master's degree in Social Management, you will prepare yourself for the high demands that will be placed on your future work in the social sector.  

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Your Career Opportunities. In a social environment.

You want to take your career in the social sector to the next level? Then your master's degree in Social Management is the next step. As a social manager you can take on management and leadership positions in all organisations of the social economy. Or even aim for the civil service. At the same time, your degree is an excellent foundation for self-employment and social entrepreneurship. You can become, for example:


In your role, you will mainly be responsible for managing the quality of structures, processes and results in social service organisations. In the process, you will include all framework conditions and remain in close contact with employees and those responsible. You are also responsible for participating in and conducting internal and external quality audits. With the help of your expertise, even better conditions can be created so that social service organisations can act in a more targeted manner..




Choose how you want to study Social Management at IU

Flexible, versatile, practical: you can complete your Master's degree in Social Management 100% online as an IU distance learning programme and remain independent at all times. Early bird or night owl? No matter which learning type you belong to, your IU study programme is tailored to your individual needs. Thanks to the innovative learning app IU Learn and the online campus myCampus, you can study independently around the clock. In addition, you have a unique mix of digital tools, virtual live formats and an interactive online community at your disposal. So that you always stay on the move and can incorporate your Master's degree into your everyday life regardless of location. 

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The most important questions about studying Social Management


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Why you should study Social Management

With a Master's degree, you can not only expand, deepen and specialise your knowledge in a specific subject area. In the course of your IU studies, you will also be taught more in-depth content, methodologies and skills, which many employers regard as an additional professional qualification. In many professions, a Master's degree is a prerequisite for a career or an academic career. In addition to significantly more attractive career opportunities, possible experience abroad and valuable contacts in the business world, you can usually also expect a significantly better starting salary. This means that an internationally recognised Master's degree offers you a whole repertoire of advantages that you could be denied with a pure Bachelor's degree. 

Your IU studies in Social Management

With your Master's degree in Social Management, you face interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary challenges. You deal intensively with Business Administration and Economics as well as with legal backgrounds. In addition to subject-specific topics such as Social Innovation and Quality Management in Social Services, you will also learn the necessary Research Methodology. You can also specialise in specific areas during your IU studies. For example, in the areas of Diversity Management, Data Science and Digital Transformation. Or you can expand your soft skills in the areas of Leadership, Communication and Negotiation Techniques. Financial Management, Accounting, Human Resources - your Master's degree in Social Management makes you a multi-talent for a very specific industry. Not to forget the exciting topic of Ethics. 

A look into the future: What you'll do after graduation

With your Master's degree in Social Management, you can take the next step in your career and assume responsible Management and Leadership positions in all organisations of the Social Economy. With your acquired professional skills, you can also aspire to higher public service or an independent, social entrepreneurial activity. How about the role of a quality manager in the social sector to take over the entire control of the structural, process and result quality of organisations? As the Head of a social institution, you can also contribute your qualities as a manager and take over the entire commercial area. Or, as the personnel manager of a Social Enterprise, you can take care of the areas of Recruitment, Talent Management and Personal Development. 

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“