An IUBH M.A. in Leadership and Management is the ideal launch pad to an international management career.
As an IUBH master graduate, you are set for a successful career in a continually changing global business environment. You will have the ability to initiate and lead change in a corporate environment and apply acquired entrepreneurial and leadership skills.
4 study models - endless opportunities
Study at the very heart of Europe and experience Germany’s rich and vibrant lifestyle! Your studies in the programme are highly practice-oriented and give you the business knowledge that you'll need as a future manager in two or three semesters.
Our Smart Entry option offers you the best of both worlds - start online from whereever you are and move on to study in Germany when it suits you.
Study & Work
On selected master programmes you have the chance to take part in our Study&Work Programme in Dublin. Within this programme you combine practice-oriented coursework with practical experience on the job. We actively support you in finding an employer to help you gain hands-on experience during your studies. Study at IUBH in Dublin and finance your tuition fee up to 100% by working for one of our partners. Check out our study courses and campus locations! Without a fee, we can support you find an employer to help you gain hands-on experience during your studies.
The online study experience at IUBH includes a virtual campus with digital course material, self tests, live and recorded online tutorials, vodcasts, podcasts and much more.
One study programme, three cities, countless experiences
In selected master programmes IUBH offers you the chance to switch during your studies between the German and Irish campus locations Dublin, Berlin and Bad Honnef.
Gain priceless experiences abroad
Expand your network with international contacts
No additional fees
A switch is possible every semester (at the end of each semester)
You are a full-time student
Your study programme is offered at your preferred campus location
Why should I study Leadership & Management at IUBH?
International community with students and professors from more than 85 nations
High degree of practical relevance through realistic projects and case studies
Lectures in English and intensive exchanges with professors and fellow students
Top-class network of industry contacts for careers at home and abroad
Instruction in small groups given by lecturers with track records of practical experience
You may choose from different specialisations
Unique study programme with a high rate of recognition in the industry
Academic knowledge is consistently taught in case studies, project work and applied research projects
* Depending on your preferred study model. Part-time studies only possible for the online part.
Set your personal focus
During your studies, you can chose one of the following electives:
- Managerial Economics
- Business German1,2
1 Only available as online courses in distance learning.
2 Only on campus Berlin
What are the professional prospects in Leadership & Management?
The IUBH Master’s programme in Leadership and Management teaches key skills of leadership that are equally applicable to general management, controlling, human resources and innovation management. The huge corporate demand for globally-oriented executives and IUBH’s excellent reputation in academia and industry gives IUBH graduates huge leverage for a successful career, whether in their country of origin, in Germany or one of 25 Schengen countries covered by a post-study work permit.
To give international students the opportunity to work in Europe, the IUBH also offers a special career package which is broken down into four main phases: Cultural awareness, networking in Germany, the capstone project and finally the chance to get a job in Germany/ Ireland. The IUBH „Career Package“ maximises your chances of a successful career with a German/ an Irish company by offering detailed information on exactly what German/ Irish employers are looking for.
- Business Consulting
- Innovation Management
- Human Resources
- Corporate Management
- Marketing and Branding
Furthermore, you have a post-study work option in Germany because in order to offset a shortage of skilled labour, the German government grants international graduates, who have spent their last semester in Germany, a job-search visa of up to 18 months. You are entitled to a settlement permit after only two years if you have a German university degree and a full-time job in a suitable field. Provided you have a minimum gross annual income of currently € 47,600 or € 37,128 in shortage professions you can apply for the “EU Blue Card” temporary residence title in Germany.
Post-study work option in Ireland : in order to offset a shortage of skilled labour, the Irish government grants international graduates, who have graduated in Ireland, a job-search visa of up to 24 months.Course Content
The Master's programme is spent updating and increasing your leadership and management knowledge.
Order of study
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Managing in a Global Economy
Elective Courses (one to be chosen):
Current Issues in Leadership & Management
You will strengthen your professional profile through courses in the following areas:
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Managing in a Global Economy
In the second semester you can choose one of three elective courses:
Business GermanAdmission Requirements
Prerequisites for admission to the Master Leadership & Management programme:
Master Leadership & Management 60 ECTS
with 240 ECTS from first degree: direct enrolment possible
with 210 ECTS from first degree: pass an aptitude test (TASC)
with 180 ECTS from first degree: pass an aptitude test (TASC)
Work experience: At least 1 year of professional working experience after your first university level degree
Language skills: English, academic IELTS 6.0/ TOEFL IBT 80 points, Duolingo 60%*
*only applicable for Smart Entry and Online Study Models
Aptitude Test TASC
The TASC examination is used to determine if you have the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully pursue the IUBH degree programme to which you are applying. Preparatory study materials are available on our CLIX learning platform to all candidates who will be taking the test. The materials include further literature references and detailed instructions that make it possible to work, for the most part, independently in preparation for taking the test.
Our professors and lecturers attach great importance to a close link between theory and practice. After all, most of them gained experience at international level themselves – and would also like to pass this on, for example through:
- case studies, projects and internships
- field trips to well-known companies
- dialogues with recognised business leaders within the framework of regular IUBH Business Talks