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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.

This is what will happen next

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
    Abitur, university of applied sciences entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife) or equivalent qualification*
    *Equivalent qualifications from foreign schools will be recognized respectively. The International Baccalaureate (IB) can also be recognized in certain cases. Contact our academic advisors in this regard.
  • 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). Should you not yet have one of the certificates listed, this can be submitted at the latest upon starting your studies.

    • Academic IELTS 6.0
    • TOEFL IBT 80 points/PTE 56 points (51 points in each component)
    • Cambridge (min. B grade overall)
  • Assessment Day
    During the Assessment Day we will test your ability to study. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to get to know us personally. Our Assessment Day is divided into a written and an oral examination part. Your participation in the Assessment Day has a validity of two years and takes place all day at the campus in Bad Honnef or Killarney. You can therefore already apply for your desired study programme in advance.
    The written part encompasses the following areas:

    • General knowledge (30 minutes, multiple choice)
    • Foundations of maths (60 minutes)
    • English (60 minutes)
    • The oral part is an interview with university professors. During this interview you will be asked about your motivation and your personality.

Please make note of the examination fee of 50 euros.
Prepare for your Assessment Day!

  • Previous academic education
    Bachelor’s degree or diploma in an economics* study programme from an officially recognized university
    Minimum 3.0 average mark of Bachelor’s degree/diploma
    The one-year Master’s programmes require at least 240 ECTS points from the first study programme or alternatively 210 ECTS point in addition to relevant work experience (30 ECTS)
    Graduates of a non-economics course have the opportunity to complete an additional preparatory semester "Path2Master" to catch up on the basics of economics.
  • 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). Should you not yet have one of the certificates listed, this can be submitted at the latest upon starting your studies.
    Details on the minimum requirements [LINK zum pdf „Details Englischkenntnisse“]
    All documents listed can be submitted at the latest upon starting your studies. Instead of the Bachelor’s/diploma certificate you can submit proof of the credits achieved so far in the form of a transcript of records (incl. credits and grades).
  • 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.
  • Previous academic education and work experience
    Bachelor’s degree or diploma from an officially recognized university
    Minimum 3,0 average mark of Bachelor’s degree/diploma
    Two years of relevant work experience
    The one-year MBA requires a minimum of 210 ECTS points achieved in the previous study programme
  • 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). Should you not yet have one of the certificates listed, this can be submitted at the latest upon starting your studies.
    Details on the minimum requirements [LINK zum pdf „Details Englischkenntnisse“].
    All documents listed can be submitted at the latest upon starting your studies. Instead of the Bachelor’s/diploma certificate you can submit proof of the credits achieved so far in the form of a transcript of records (incl. credits and grades).

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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