The profile requirements of internationally employed managers have changed dramatically in recent years.  The IUBH School of Business and Management has recognised this development as reflected in the future-oriented training it offers to interested young people as the first private, state-recognised university operating exclusively in the service sector.

With our attractive Bachelor and Master’s degree courses we want to set new standards for the new generation of management.  Our programmes are characterised by the effective transfer of subject-specific knowledge and soft skills in order to prepare our graduates for challenging management task.  The courses offered are geared fully to the expectations of international companies.

Why choose IUBH?
Campus Services

For our administration, life on campus means living the service ideal.

The IUBH School of Business and Management team will help you on your way to an international career. We  provide assistance wherever possible including research in the library, finding a flat, applying for an internship, assistance with your practical work programme, applying forr studies abroad or writing an application for your first job. This means you can concentrate fully on your studies.

Study in English

The IUBH was the first German university to teach all courses in the English language – and set a new standard for international education offered in Germany. International students have the opportunity to study in English and improve their German during their studies.

How to apply

International student application guidelines

If you are applying for a bachelor or master programme, this information will help you to do it correctly.
Check admission requirements
Send electronic application to the IUBH
Receive acceptance form & transfer deposit to reserve study place
Receive offer letter & tuition contract
Apply for visa
Receive confirmation of enrolment in the IUBH

Entry Requirements

Postgraduate Programmes (e.g. Master)
Bachelor from a recognized university plus IELTS of 6.0.
IUBH also accepts a wide range of other accepted English tests:
Pearson (PTE)
A detailed overview with needed score levels you’ll find here.
For further questions please contact our International Admission Team for details.

For business graduates the duration of the programme is 4 semesters (2 years). For non-business graduates the duration is 5 semesters (2.5 years).

Undergraduate Programmes
Direct entry into 6-semesters bachelor programme:
IELTS of 6.0 (or other accepted tests, please ask our International Admission Team) plus higher Secondary School leaving certificate with scores in the top 30% of your academic year plus either:
SAT (Standardized Test for College Admission) > 1,400 Pts or
ACT (American College Testing) > 20 points or
Pass the IUBH entry test in one of our partner´s offices.
Please contact our International Admission Team for details.

Entry via our Foundation Programmes:
If you do not yet qualify for a direct entry in our bachelor programme – or you want a solid preparation for your studies at the IUBH – you are very welcome to participate in one of the following programmes:

Regular Track: 5 months foundation programme
– Starting dates April 15th & October 15th
Intensive Track: 10 months foundation programme to ensure success

Work & residence visa for the EU

Germany has a strong economy and – due to demographic shifts – a shrinking workforce. The German government has opened a route to the country for highly qualified immigrants: every graduate of a German university is entitled to receive a work and residence VISA for the entire EU after three years of successfully working full-time in Germany.

Accommodation guaranteed

Students in their first year of study at the IUBH are guaranteed housing in university accommodations on the beautiful campus at very reasonable rates.

Low drop-out rate

At German state universities the drop-out rates for international students averages 40%. This compares to a success ratio at IUBH of >90%. Our success reflects our commitment to taking care of our students, small class sizes and motivating professors who personally know their students.

Practical approach – IUBH teaches success in life

All professors must have successful professional business experience to be appointed at the IUBH. All courses are practically orientated; restaurants are run by students and industry projects are conducted by students and professors. The IUBH provides students with the skills for exceptional international careers. After 2 years, 80% of the graduates have management responsibilities and their salary rose 22%.

Courses in the field of growing industries

The success of students after graduation not only depends on skills, education, and assistance in the job search – but also on the job situation in the particular industry they want to work in. IUBH courses are selected in growing industries that can provide jobs for our graduates. Approximately 75% of the graduates work in an international environment.

CEO’s lectures & career services – where skill meets opportunity

Skill is necessary but not everything to start a career: students need to be found by companies and institutions that appreciate their skills. The IUBH conducts “CEO‘s lectures” where leaders from business and industry hold seminars on campus and students have the opportunity to interact  with them directly. IUBH Career Services provides students with recommendations for internship placements and for jobs after graduation.

Top quality – multi validation

The IUBH is dedicated to top quality in its teaching, student services and placement of students in well-paying jobs. On a global level, the IUBH is one of only 10 universities recognised by Hotel Schools of Distinction (formerly Leading Hotel Schools of the World), and has also proudly received recognition by the United Nations. On the national level, official institutions have paid tribute to the IUBH‘s quality by granting accreditation for 10 years.

First class campus facilities

Facilities of the IUBH match the highest international standards, providing students with an environment that directly leads to success in study and life: short distances to all learning facilities, classrooms and libraries.

Personal attention and comprehensive support services

At the IUBH class size is limited to a maximum of 29 so that students can quickly develop a good working relationship with tutors and classmates. Outside of classes, a dedicated student support team is available to help students. Students also have regular one-to-one academic guidance meetings throughout their study programme.

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