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The award

How long you will study
2 semester

Domestic course fees
EUR 3895

How you will study
full-time, online

Course starts
March, September

International course fees
EUR 4990

All study options

About Leadership & Management at IUBH University of Applied Sciences

Enhance your career at your own pace - anytime, anywhere

An IUBH M.A. in Leadership and Management is the ideal launch pad to an international management career.

As an IUBH master graduate, you are set for a successful career in a continually changing global business environment. You will have the ability to initiate and lead change in a corporate environment and apply acquired entrepreneurial and leadership skills.

3 study models - endless opportunities

On campus

Study at the very heart of Europe and experience Germany's rich and vibrant lifestyle! Your studies in the programme are highly practice-oriented and give you the business knowledge that you'll need as a future manager in two or three semesters. more

Smart Entry

Our Smart Entry option offers you the best of both worlds - start online from whereever you are and move on to study in Germany when it suits you. more


The online study experience at IUBH includes a virtual campus with digital course material, self tests, live and recorded online tutorials, vodcasts, podcasts and much more. more

Why should I study Leadership & Management at IUBH?

  • International
    International community with students and professors from more than 85 nations
  • Practical orientation
    High degree of practical relevance through realistic projects and case studies
  • English-speaking
    Lectures in English and intensive exchanges with professors and fellow students
  • Network
    Top-class network of industry contacts for careers at home and abroad
  • Small groups
    Instruction in small groups given by lecturers with track records of practical experience
  • Expertise
    You may choose from different specialisations
  • Unique
    Unique study programme with a high rate of recognition in the industry
  • Knowledge
    Academic knowledge is consistently taught in case studies, project work and applied research projects

* Depending on your preferred study model. Part-time studies only possible for the online part.

Set your personal focus

During your studies, you can chose one of the following electives:

  • Negotiation**
  • Managerial Economics
  • Business German**

** Only available as online courses in distance learning.

What are the professional prospects in Leadership & Management?

The IUBH Master's programme in Leadership and Management teaches key skills of leadership that are equally applicable to general management, controlling, human resources and innovation management. The huge corporate demand for globally-oriented executives and IUBH's excellent reputation in academia and industry gives IUBH graduates huge leverage for a successful career, whether in their country of origin, in Germany or one of 25 Schengen countries covered by a post-study work permit.

To give international students the opportunity to work in Europe, the IUBH also offers a special career package which is broken down into four main phases: Cultural awareness, networking in Germany, the capstone project and finally the chance to get a job in Germany. The IUBH 'Career Package' maximises your chances of a successful career with a German company by offering detailed information on exactly what German employers are looking for.

Career opportunities

  • Business Consulting
  • Innovation Management
  • Human Resources
  • Controlling
  • Corporate Management
  • Marketing and Branding

Furthermore, you have a post-study work option*** in Germany because in order to offset a shortage of skilled labour, the German government grants international graduates, who have spent their last semester in Germany, a job-search visa of up to 18 months. You are entitled to a settlement permit after only two years if you have a German university degree and a full-time job in a suitable field. Provided you have a minimum gross annual income of currently € 47,600 or € 37,128 in shortage professions you can apply for the 'EU Blue Card' temporary residence title in Germany.

What others say about this programme

With its focus on leadership and current business affairs, the IUBH master´s programme provides me with the right tools to design my personal career strategy so that I can leverage my position on the global job market and enhance my chances for success. I feel confident about my skills and my ability to find a promising job after graduation, either in Germany or abroad.

Ainur Zhetpissova

Master's student

Further Information

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