Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Programmes

  • Pathway Programme
  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate
  • Academic IELTS of 5.0/ TOEFL IBT 64 points/ PTE 46 (36 in each component)
  • Bachelor’s Programmes
  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate with scores in the top 30% of your academic year
  • Academic IELTS 6.0/ TOEFL IBT 80 points/PTE 56 points (51 points in each component)

Postgraduate Programmes

  • PreMaster
  • The entry criteria for our Pre-Master programme are identical to the entry criteria for our regular Master’s programmes. The Pre-Master programme can be applied for in addition to a regular Master’s programme.
  • Master’s Programmes · 2 semesters (60 ECTS)
  • Bachelor’s degree (4 years – 240 ECTS)
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 according to the German grading system in your Bachelor’s/business degree
  • Academic IELTS 6.0/TOEFL IBT 80 points/ PTE 56 points (51 points in each component)
  • Master’s Programmes · 4 semesters (120 ECTS)
  • Bachelor’s degree (3 years – 180 ECTS)
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 according to the German grading system in your Bachelor’s/business degree
  • Academic IELTS 6.0/TOEFL IBT 80 points/ PTE 56 points (51 points in each component)
  • Master’s Programme for Non-Business Graduates · 5 semesters (120 ECTS)
  • Bachelor’s degree (3 years – 180 ECTS)
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 according to the German grading system in your Bachelor’s degree
  • Academic IELTS 6.0/TOEFL IBT 80 points/ PTE 56 points (51 points in each component)
  • Master Programme for Non-Business Graduates · 3 semesters (60 ECTS)
  • Bachelor’s degree (210 ECTS)
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 according to the German grading system in your Bachelor’s degree
  • Academic IELTS 6.0/TOEFL IBT 80 points/ PTE 56 points (51 points in each component)
  • MBA International Business · 2 semesters (60 ECTS)
  • Bachelor’s degree (210 ECTS)
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 according to the German grading system in your Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 2 years of practical work experience in management related field
    (full-time, internships are not considered)
  • Academic IELTS 6.0/TOEFL IBT 80 points/ PTE 56 points (51 points in each component)
  • MBA International Business · 3 semesters (90 ECTS)
  • Bachelor’s degree (3 years – 180 ECTS)
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 according to the German grading system in your Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 2 years of practical work experience in management related field (full-time, internships are not considered)
  • Academic IELTS 6.0/TOEFL IBT 80 points/ PTE 56 points (51 points in each component)

Online & Smart Entry Programmes

  • Master Leadership & Management · Smart Entry
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from any background
  • 1 year of professional work experience after your first university level degree
  • Proof of English Language proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
  • Combined workload of prior university degree and work experience of four years fulltime (equivalent to 240 ECTS), otherwise you need to pass an entrance exam (TASC)
  • Master Leadership & Management · Online
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from any background:
  • o with 240 ECTS from first degree: direct enrolment possible
  • o with 210 ECTS from first degree: pass an aptitude test (TASC)
  • o with 180 ECTS from first degree: pass an aptitude test (TASC)
  • 1 year of professional working experience after your first university level degree
  • Proof of English Language proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
  • MBA International Business* · Online (60 ECTS)
  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 210 ECTS
  • At least 2 years of work experience in management field (equivalent 30 ECTS, to be provided at the end of the study programme)
  • Proof of English Language proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
  • MBA International Business* · Online (90 ECTS)
  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 180 ECTS
  • At least 2 years of work experience in management field (equivalent 30 ECTS, to be provided at the end of the study programme)
  • Proof of English Language proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
  • MBA International Business · Smart Entry (60 ECTS)
  • The 2 semester programme requires 4 years of higher education
  • At least 2 years full-time work experience in management relevant field (equivalent 30 ECTS)
  • Proof of English Language proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
  • If the above criteria are not met, applicants need to pass an entrance exam (TASC).
  • MBA International Business · Smart Entry (90 ECTS)
  • The 3 semester programme requires 3 years of higher education
  • At least 2 years full-time work experience in management relevant field (equivalent 30 ECTS)
  • Proof of English Language proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
  • If the above criteria are not met, applicants need to pass an entrance exam (TASC).

* The online study model of the MBA is currently accredited under the programme name „Master of Business Administration“.

Proof of Sufficient English Language Skills

IUBH accepts a wide range of English tests:


  • TOEFL IBT
  • academic IELTS
  • Pearson (PTE)
  • Cambridge BEC

Required Level of English

  • Pathway Programme: Academic IELTS of 5.0/ TOEFL IBT 64 points/ PTE 46 (36 in each component)
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s Programmes: Academic IELTS 6.0/TOEFL IBT 80 points/ PTE 56 points (51 points in each component)

Language Courses

If you do not have the required English Language Proficiency, you can attend our language courses starting from 5.5 IELTS level for Bachelor’s and Master's courses.

Language exemption

If you do not have an IELTS score or other proof of English proficiency, you can apply for a language exemption by filling-in our Waiver Application Form when at least one of the following points applies:


  • English is your native language
  • You graduated from an English speaking school/university
  • You have an English medium International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)
  • The official language in your country is English