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Studying at the IUBH will promote and challenge you. Find out here what is expected of you in order to become a part of our university.

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I am not certain yet what I would like to study
We offer Bachelor and Master programmes in various fields. In all our programmes we provide you not only with specialist know-how but also relevant general management knowledge and skills.

I have already chosen a study programme
Have you already received all the information on the study programme you wish to pursue? Then simply apply online for a place to study. Depending on whether you wish to apply for a Bachelor’s or a Master’s study programme, you will follow a different application process once you have submitted the online application.

Admission Requirements

  • School education
    • High School Diploma, or IB Diploma, or university entrance qualification or equivalent qualification* and transcript of records.
      *Equivalent qualifications from foreign schools and IB diplomas are recognised accordingly.
    • If you have not graduated yet, you may apply with your existing transcript of records (incl. grades and credits, if applicable) for a conditional acceptance.
    • Your final High School Diploma and Transcript of Records needs to be submitted in original or certified copy upon starting your studies.
  • English language skills
    Since all of our study programmes are offered in English, a certification of your language skills is required (TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge).

  • IUBH Entrance examination
    Depending on your grades and country of origin, an entrance examination may be required.
    The entrance exam may be conducted remotely and consists of a written and an oral exam. The written part of the exam is computer-based and takes approximately 2.5 hours. It is composed of the following sections (1-3):

    • General Knowledge: Multiple choice questions (30 minutes)
    • Mathematics and Logic: Mental arithmetic, conversion exercise, math word problems, logic (60 minutes)
    • English Grammar and Comprehension: English reading, “fill-in-the-blank“, grammar questions (60 minutes)
    • English Oral Exam: Interview (15 minutes)

Prepare for the IUBH Entrance Exam

  • IUBH Pathway
    Depending on your secondary school leaving certificate, grades and country of origin, you may need to undertake the IUBH Pathway Programme, with guaranteed progression into Bachelor when passed successfully.
    Find more information here.
  • Previous academic education
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university (at least a 3 year programme or equivalent to 180 ECTS).
    • Transcript of Records with a final grade of at least "Satisfactory" (Minimum grade point average equivalent of 3.0 according to the German grading system)
    • If you have not graduated yet, you may apply with your existing transcripts of records (incl. grades and credits, if applicable) for a conditional acceptance. The final degree and transcript of records will need to be submitted in original or certified copy upon starting your studies.
    • Depending of the Master programme of your choice and the Bachelor degree you have studied you will be required to conduct our Business-Preparation Semester (Path2Master) to catch up on the Management basics.
  • Qualification examination TASC
    If you select a one-year Master’s programme and have a Bachelor’s degree with 180 ECTS, you will need to take the qualification examination TASC. It is intended to assess whether you possess sufficient knowledge and skills which are required to successfully pursue the study programme you are applying for at the IUBH. To take the TASC examination, all exam participants can make use of the study platform CLIX which provides helpful study resources including more extensive reading suggestions. You will also find detailed information on how to take the TASC exam, which is largely done independently.
  • English language skills
    Since all of our study programmes are offered in English, a certification of your language skills is required (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or Cambridge).

  • Previous academic education and work experience
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university (at least a 3 year programme or equivalent to 180 ECTS).
    • Transcript of Records with a final grade of at least "Satisfactory" (Minimum grade point average equivalent of 3.0 according to the German grading system).
    • At least 2 years of full-time professional and relevant experience after your Bachelor´s graduation (internships do not qualify).
  • English language skills
    Since all of our study programmes are offered in English, a certification of your language skills is required (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or Cambridge).

How can I finance my studies?

Together with selected partners whom we cooperate with we devised funding possibilities which enable a rewarding and lasting investment in your own education and future. Get to know more about scholarships, BAföG and study loans.

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