Business Intelligence

Provide the data-driven and technical insights that move businesses forward, and receive an online scholarship with this master’s degree.

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Database administration, business intelligence and reporting services are among the IT trends for the coming years, not least because they support companies in making data-driven decisions in order to be prepared for the future. The master in Business Intelligence offers a well-rounded and specialised education in business intelligence and enables you to take on responsibility in processing, storing and visualising companies’ data.

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All the important details about this programme

  • Study model
    Master of Science (M.Sc.)
    60 or 120 ECTS
    Study format: Online
  • Duration of study
    12 or 24 months
    Part time models available
  • Study Fees
    From 489 98 euros per month
  • Accreditation
    60 ECTS - English - Online
    Currently in accreditation process

    120 ECTS - English - Online
    Online study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards
  • Admission
    Completed Undergraduate Degree
    Scholarship Programme Option
    Specific Knowledge
    1 Year of Work Experience
    English Skills
  • Reduce your study fees
    Many scholarship options available
Information about the start of studies
Online: Official start date 01.09.2023 (English, 60 ECTS)
Online: Official start date 01.03.2023 (English, 120 ECTS)
Information on state accreditation
Subject to state accreditation. We expect the Ministry's approval no later than the start of the programme. So far, all of our programmes have been successfully accredited and approved on time.
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Make the path to your degree simple

Don’t yet meet the requirements for work experience, English language skills or level of education? Not a problem –IU’s Scholarship Programme gives you the chance to start your online degree and fulfil the eligibility criteria while you study, just get us your proof of work experience, English language skill and education certificates to us before you complete 50% of your ECTS. 

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During your studies, you will learn how to deal with different concepts of data management. Building on this, you will deal with BI-specific practical fields, such as ETL processes, the storage of structured and unstructured data as well as their modelling and visualisation based on your report and key figure creation. With this know-how, you know how to collect different types of data, systematically evaluate them, and derive business-promoting conclusions from them. Specialist knowledge of the current scientific discourse on central techniques and methods of business intelligence round off your range of competences.

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During your studies you will learn how to deal with various data management concepts. In the 120 ECTS programme, you have the opportunity to choose electives of 20 ECTS and get in-depth knowledge of your desired areas and sectors.

Applied Data Modelling and Reporting
Big Data Engineering
Storage and Data Provisioning in Data Warehouse Systems
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Career outlook

With your Master's in Business Intelligence, you can expect excellent career prospects across all sectors with lucrative opportunities for advancement to a management position working in the following positions and more.

Business Intelligence Analyst

As a Business Intelligence Analyst, you have a high affinity for data and recognise patterns in it. You are responsible for the preparation, cleansing and modelling of data in order to gain business-relevant insights. You define requirements for complex data analyses and develop concepts for them. You also evaluate business processes and communicate your results to stakeholders using relevant KPIs. 

Business Intelligence Solution Architect

Business Intelligence Solution Architects focus on the analysis of business processes. From this, they derive the technologically required BI components. They develop database models and data warehouse architectures. In addition, they create reports and dashboards for both your internal customers and stakeholders.

Data Consultant

As a Data Consultant, you develop data strategies based on your BI expertise. Your work ranges from solving concrete problems with BI to establishing company-wide strategies. You will also have the opportunity to support relevant stakeholders in data and BI projects as an independent consultant.


Find a plan to suit you: For our online programmes, you can easily choose whether you want to study full-time or part-time. This helps you fit learning to your schedule.

Full time

Duration 12 months

Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:

€996 €199 / month Apply now

Part time

Duration 18 months

Great for all-round talents who want to go full throttle in their studies but also keep up with other commitments. Starting from:

€775 €155 / month Apply now


Duration 24 months

Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:

€606 €121 / month Apply now
*Price information:

For students in Asia, Africa, and South & Central America, the prices displayed show regular tuition fees including graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. For students from Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan & South Korea the prices displayed do not include graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. Additional fees may apply.

Our IU study programmes include the following benefits

  • Take exams online

  • Study materials

  • Access to partner network

  • Free extension of study period

  • Online library as well as podcasts and videos

  • Flexible payment options

  • Correction and assessment of module exams

  • Online forums

  • Support and career services

What our students say

  • In both my passion and my career, the skills and competencies I learned at IU have made a big difference.

    Zena Massaad, MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • The university teaching at IU is characterised by a high degree of practical relevance.

    Diana Valdez, M.A. International Management
  • You can participate in IU events and establish an excellent network. My career proves it: networking is the key to success!

    Sandip Modha, MBA - Master of Business Administration

Admission requirements

You can start your desired study programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences if you meet the requirements.
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Why IU is a great choice
  • Study the Way You Want To

    Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full time or part time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

  • Accredited & Globally Recognised

    IU International is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated.  

  • Gain Real Support

    We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and forums to exchange with other students. You also have full access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions.  

  • The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

    Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus above all on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. On top of their academic excellence, your professors have at least five years of industry experience. 

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