Bachelor - Digital Business

3 years
1,752 EUR/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
Berlin / Germany
IU International University of Applied Sciences

Program description

Companies around the globe are looking for skillful experts that can lead them to success through various digital challenges. Whether it’s automating business processes or implementing sophisticated digital marketing funnels, applicants who are comfortable with both business and digital environments stand a better chance of succeeding in the international job market.

Be one of those experts, and unlock your full potential – along with the potential of the companies you’ll be working for. Establish yourself as a future industry leader and do great things, with the tools you’ll be given in the Digital Business Bachelor’s programme. 

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? At IU International University of Applied Sciences you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, completely free of charge. By doing so, you can save valuable time and reduce tuition fees.

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Business 101
  • Digital Future Commerce
  • Introduction to Academic Work
  • Introduction to the Internet of Things
  • Managerial Economics
  • Software Engineering Principles

Semester 2

  • Accounting and Balancing
  • Digital Business Models
  • Intercultural and Ethical Decision-Making
  • International Marketing
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Introduction to Data Protection and IT Security

Semester 3

  • Statistics: Probability and Descriptive Statistics
  • Collaborative Work
  • Management Accounting
  • Database Modelling and Database Systems
  • Online Marketing
  • Agile Project Management

Semester 4

  • Mathematics I
  • Data Analytics and Big Data
  • Statistical Computing
  • Deep Learning
  • Business Intelligence
  • Project: Business Intelligence

Semester 5

  • Product Development in Industry 4.0
  • Seminar in Current Topics in Digitalisation
  • Corporate Finance and Investment
  • Design Thinking
  • Smart Product Solutions

Semester 6

  • Leadership 4.0
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Bachelor Thesis & Colloquium


Tuition fees for international students

  • 146 EUR/month

An additional 1,000 EUR fee is charged for studying at one of our on-campus locations. The fee must be paid to IU by bank transfer no later than one month before the start of your studies. (The campus fee is not included in the tuition fees of the study programme)

Requirements for applicants

  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels or IB Diploma and your transcript of records.
  • A subject-related higher education entrance qualification.

Depending on your qualifications, you might have to meet additional requirements, such as successfully passing a university entrance examination.

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German, if they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required.

English language proficiency

We accept the following English language skills certificates*:

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points)* or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6)* or 
  • Duolingo English Test (minimum 95 points)* or
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)*  

Is English your native language, or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language proficiency.

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years.

About the university

With a completely fresh approach, IU International University of Applied Sciences offers excellent programs for Bachelor, Master, and MBA degrees. They have developed campuses in Germany for students who choose to finish their coursework there, but they also provide comprehensive distance learning programs online. Additionally, students are free to mix the two.

It provides German and English-language campus-based, online, and blended learning programs. As of the summer semester of 2021, IU is the biggest state-accredited institution in Germany with over 100,000 students enrolled.

State recognition of the institution dates back to 1999, and in 2009 and 2021 it received accreditation from the German Science and Humanities Council. Additionally approved by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) on behalf of the German Accreditation Council are the study programs and the university's internal quality management ("system accreditation").

IU International University offers the following subject areas:

  • Design, Architecture & Construction
  • Health
  • Hospitality, Tourism & Events
  • Human Resources
  • IT & Technology
  • Marketing & Communication
  • Social Sciences
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Business & Management

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