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Your degree, your way:
We design our programmes and courses to be as flexible and innovative as possible—without sacrificing quality. We deliver specialist expertise and innovative learning materials as well as focusing on excellent student services and professional advice. With IUBH you can study on campus, online or combine both and switch between the two. Our distance learning materials allow you to gain an accredited degree from wherever you are and work around your job or personal commitments.
Prefer to study on campus? Get your real-life university experience at one of our two campuses in Germany and network with people from all over the world.
#1 University in Europe: Join Europe’s largest private University with more than 70,000 students
Maximum Flexibility: Study on campus, online or switch between the two options. You choose where you want to study. For online studies, you can pay your study fees in monthly instalments and do your online exams 24/7
Fully Accredited Degree: All our degrees benefit from German state-accreditation and are internationally recognized in major jurisdictions such as the EU, US and UK
Study at a 5-star rated University from QS: IUBH is the first German university that achieved a 5-star rating for Online Learning from QS (www.topuniversities.com)
International Focus, Practical Orientation: We focus on practical training and an international outlook which gives IUBH graduates a decisive advantage: 94% of our graduates have a job within six months of graduation and, after an average of two years on the job, 80% move into management. Plus, we work closely with big companies such as Lufthansa, Sixt, and EY to give you great opportunities and insights.
Your door to the business world
Big Data is big news for businesses and societies across the globe. With your extensive mathematical and statistical knowledge and data expertise, you are already attractive to employers. However, a Master degree in Big Data Management could be exactly the thing to set you apart from the competition. With this degree, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of big data and how to communicate your findings effectively. More importantly, you’ll learn to manage projects, staff, and operations to be a valuable asset to any company. With IU, you can study on campus, online, or switch between both with our new flexible studies option. On-campus our programmes are now available with two additional intakes, you can start in January, April, July or October.
Facts & Figures
Master of Arts (MA)
on Campus, Blended, Online
from 1183 Euro; full-time price on campus (online is 2000 euro less per semester with scholarships available)
Bachelor’s degree, placement test if necessary, proof of English language skills
The Master with a specialism in Big Data Management gives you expert and general management know-how and will help you develop your individual methodical skills:
You will deepen your knowledge in the areas of business management and leadership through academic and practice-oriented modules.
You will actively work on your soft skills such as communication skills and intercultural awareness.
You will learn to process data, combining data from various sources, and analyze connections.
You will learn methods of artificial intelligence for data analysis.
You will work critically with solution providers and deal with ethical, social, and data protection issues with regards to Big Data Management.
Managing in a Global Economy
Data Science and Analytics
Advanced Research Methods
Operations and Information Management
Seminar: Managing People and Organizations
Master Thesis & Colloquium
Completed undergraduate study from a public or officially recognised university/higher education institution (240 ECTS).
If you have less than 240 ECTS on your university degree, begin your studies after having passed our admission test TASC.
A final grade of at least "Satisfactory" or grade C (as commonly used in the US and Canada).
At least one-year work experience before the start of the IU Online Master programme (achieved after previous studies).
Proof of English skills.
If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you do not have to prove your English skills.
With a Master Management you bring leadership competence and comprehensive knowledge from all relevant big data disciplines to the table - and thus open up your career to a wide range of opportunities. Large and fast-growing companies are investing substantially in the implementation of data management systems and structures. As a result, qualified experts in the area have a variety of great opportunities. Below you can find some examples of what you can work as after your graduation.
Explore your options
The huge corporate demand for globally-oriented executives and IU’s excellent reputation in academia and industry gives IU 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.