Get your degree – with our Master’s for Professionals

You have achieved a lot professionally. Now you want to prove to yourself: You can do even more! As an experienced manager or expert, we offer you the opportunity to complete a master’s degree – even without having a bachelor’s degree. In our online study programme, you can choose from master’s and MBA programmes in seven subject areas, including business and management, health and social affairs or IT and technology.

Admission without a bachelor’s degree

Combining work & studies


Your Master’s for Professionals takes you to the next level

Boost your career
You improve your career opportunities to take on even more responsibility.

Get a raise
You might qualify for a raise in your old job or score a new one with higher pay*.

Accept new challenges
You qualify for new tasks in your profession or any field where your technical and leadership expertise is in demand.

Grow personally and professionally
You gain practical knowledge and also develop yourself personally.

*Source: Graduates’ survey 2021

Admission requirements for your distance learning master’s programme without a bachelor’s degree

1. Standard admission requirements

2. Professional experience

3. Passing of preparatory module at IU

*One-time fee for your preparatory module: 500€ (includes attendance of the course “Academic Work”). The preparatory module can only be attended at IU. If you start your master’s programme at IU based on this preparatory module, you cannot switch to another university within this master’s programme.

Starting your Master’s for Professionals in 5 steps

Complete application

Simply apply online for your preferred study programme. You will receive an e-mail with your login data for the online campus and access to the course “Academic work”.

Submit documents

Please submit your documents as soon as possible. Once we have received them, we will review whether your qualifications match the admission requirements. If they do, you will be admitted to the master’s entrance exam.

Completing the preparatory module

Next, you complete your preparatory module. If you pass, your enrolment is completed.

Receive admission letter

Once we have enrolled you, your study contract becomes legally binding and you will receive your admission letter.

Start your distance learning

You will receive an E-Mail with the login details for the online campus as well as a tutorial on how to get started. You can start studying right away!

Find your preferred study programme

Your Master’s for Professionals offers you access to a selection of 60, 90 or 120 ECTS programmes. Depending on your time model and master’s or MBA programme, the tuition fees start at 306€ a month and with a duration ranging from 12 to 36 months. You can be admitted for the following areas of study:

You can try out your study programme for four weeks – no commitment. The fees for this period only apply if you decide to continue your studies with us.

Simply register online for your desired programme.

Master’s for Professionals: Your questions answered

You have questions about the admission?

Get your studies off to a good start: Our student advisors will be happy to provide you with answers and all the information you need for your application.

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