M.A. Online

Management - Leadership Management

IU International University of Applied Sciences

12 months
2388 EUR/year
2388 EUR/year
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The global corporate landscape needs to be shaped with good and harmonious leadership to keep all parties satisfied and business running as usual.  Whether you want to work in a start-up or a multinational corporation, and no matter your academic background, this programme prepares you for a successful future in management.


 No matter your background, a master's degree in leadership can take you further, as you acquire abilities in strategy, negotiation, communication, and coordination. With IU, you can build your soft skills to become a confident and effective leader in any industry or company you join—and start your career a step ahead of your peers. With IU, you can study from the comfort of your home, 100% online.

Two Degrees, Double the Advantage

IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) has partnered with London South Bank University to give you the chance to have your degree validated by two institutions. When you choose this option, you’ll graduate from IU with both a German degree and a British degree, giving you a major career boost! This opportunity comes with no extra study courses or traveling.


Our online master's programme in leadership and management is ideal for forming the future of specialists and executives in business. IU optimally prepares you for a career managing people, resources, processes, or entire organizations—talents that are in-demand by companies of all kinds in many regions.

Change Management: Change Management involves all projects, activities, measures and duties that effect wide-reaching changes in a business. As a Change Manager you will accompany and guide your company through processes such as pursuing new strategies, changing developed strategies, updating technical and organisational systems, improving processes and procedures or developing the skills and expertise of employees. 

Project Manager: As a Project Manager you lead, organise, plan, and negotiate with your clients and team members. You make sure that projects run on plan and on budget, always communicating with confidence and reason to get the job done. You might oversee product launches, campaigns, internal process changes, or other projects and act as a go between for all parties involved. You are a mediator, commander, and negotiator to deliver projects on time and achieve planned goals. 

Consultant: As a Consultant, you are an expert at analysing the situation, assessing the needs and targets of your client, and offering confident advice. You will service companies in various industries, guiding them on how to introduce change, position themselves in the market, improve their management, or make decisions surrounding investment. If you are employed in a consultancy, you keep the goals of your employer in mind, but ensure that your client makes decisions that get them the answers they need.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Managing in a Global Economy
  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership and Change
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Operations and Information Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 18 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Academic Requirements:

  •  Completed degree from a public or officially recognised university/higher education institution in relevant field. 
  • At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous degree.
  • Your undergraduate degree should be worth 240 ECTS credits. 

If you are lacking ECTS credits from your previous studies, you can demonstrate professional work experience for your online degree instead:

  • To start a 60-ECTS MBA (One-Year MBA), you need a minimum of 210 ECTS from your previous studies and one year of work experience. You need to provide proof of an additional year of work experience until the end of your programme.
English Level:
  • 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

  • Speexx B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU - free of charge) 

Work experience

For some 60-ECTS master programmes, you will need to have achieved one year of professional work experience before starting your studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2388 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2388 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2388 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2388 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.


  • €199/month (full time - 12 months)

  • €155/month (part time - 18 months)

  • €121/month (extended - 24 months)

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