Pathway Programme

Programme introduction

"Thorough preparation accounts for 50% of success in life" - German saying

IUBH has been awarded best German university for career development, accreditors praised the consistent, fact based approach in integrating feedback of all levels in order to increase our graduates' career prospects.

Recent IUBH research has shown that the success of students and graduates highly depends upon communication skills in academic and business English.

Facts & Figures


IUBH Pathway Programme

IUBH Pathway Certificate
2 semesters
Type of study
Bad Honnef, Killarney
March & September*

*Killarney only in September

Overview of subjects

  • English Academic Reading & Writing
  • German Language / Irish History & Culture
  • Economic and business applications of maths

Focus on your success in your IUBH Bachelor programme

The IUBH Pathway Programme builds these skills in order to leverage your success and to give you the best possible start. You live on Campus, you get acquainted with all the facilities, such as IUBH´s world class library, the globally oriented Campus, your fellow students from over 85 nations as well as the surroundings of Bad Honnef / Killarney.

Once your degree programme starts, you can entirely focus on your studies and your personal success. Everything else, time consuming and distracting, has been done before - and your success story can start!

Guaranteed progression into high-end quality IUBH Bachelor programme

Consequently, students of the IUBH Pathway Programme show highest pass ration (90+%, often significantly higher), and its graduates are more successful than the average IUBH student with a comparable background.

Upon graduation, your progression into all our high-class bachelor's programmes is guaranteed!

Fast track for top performers available. Complete the programme in one semester and save 50% of the tuition fee. In this case, half of the fees will be credited to the subsequent bachelors programme.


Leverage your success and start your studies

  • Education
  • Language of instruction is English
  • Focus on study-related skills
  • German language in order to facilitate job opportunities in Germany
  • Courses to improve soft skills, leadership and negotiation skills
  • Outstanding Teaching and Individual Attention
  • A global and accomplished faculty that shares knowledge and experience with students
  • Intensive work in small groups (around 20 students) with an international profile
  • Focussed on your success at IUBH
  • To-the-point preparation for your high level study programme at IUBH
  • Full integration into Campus life and students´ networks to facilitate your personal contacts and to facilitate your success
  • Excellent Campus Infrastructure
  • Student dorms, campus WLAN and a good range of food options
  • Campus infrastructure, high-end IUBH library, study guidance


Your benefits at IUBH

Your studies help you to develop your strengths and interests and to combine them into a successful career. You will look at the impact of globalisation on business of all sizes and develop an understanding of the environment in which business is conducted:

  • Qualified lecturersFaculty with international business, consulting and academic experience
  • Learning environmentInstruction in small, international groups and in English
  • On-site supportExclusive campus community - faculty and staff know you by name
  • PreparationDevelopment of key social, professional and intercultural skills for a successful management career
  • NetworkExtensive industry contacts for internships and career, including information and networking programmes