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31.03.2023 12:11

IU International University of Applied Sciences ranks 26th in latest QS Rankings as only German university

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IU Internationale Hochschule

    IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) is the only German university to rank in the latest QS Online MBA Rankings for Europe

    • IU places 26th in Europe and is the only German university to make the cut in this year’s ranking

    • IU performs particularly well in “class experience” and “class profile”

    IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU), Germany’s largest higher education institution, is the only German institution to be included in the QS Online MBA Rankings: Europe 2023. The internationally renowned ranking assesses online MBA programmes across four general areas: faculty and teaching, class profile, class experience and employer reputation. In this ranking, IU performed particularly well in both class experience and class profile, receiving top scores in the respective categories. IU is the first and so far, only German university of applied sciences to be ranked by QS Institute, which is known for its worldwide university rankings.

    The latest results are in addition to IU receiving the prestigious QS Star Rating in 2021 (Five stars with a score of 99/100) – a requirement for inclusion in the QS Rankings. The ranking confirms IU's consistent focus on digital and flexible study that adapts to students' needs.

    Technology and innovation lead to a flexible and top-rated class experience

    Tied for third in Europe in the category “class experience”, IU’s flexible online approach and use of technology and innovation in the classroom proves to be a winning formula for a top-rated MBA programme.

    “Placing in the internationally renowned QS Rankings is a significant achievement, confirming our footing as a market leader in digital education and makes our online MBA programme more internationally competitive,” says Prof. Dr. Florian Hummel, Vice-Rector International, IU International University of Applied Sciences. “Our flexible online approach is what makes our study programmes so appealing to students. Regardless of where one lives or how much time one has, our students have the option to study at their own pace which is particularly appealing to those juggling work, family and other commitments.”

    A diverse education that reflects a global world

    As our world becomes more global, students are also seeking to have this reflected in both their education and work experience. Ranking fifth in the category “class profile” confirms IU’s diverse learning environment. By providing a diverse learning experience, IU students receive exposure to other cultures and mindsets preparing them with the valuable knowledge and tools they will need to succeed in a diverse workforce.

    Employability is the endgame

    In the category, “employability”, IU tied for 23rd in Europe. With employability being the goal in getting an MBA, IU’s online MBA programme proves to be a great option for students looking to get ahead in their career. It’s flexible learning model, as well as both full-time and part-time options for both IU’s 60 ECTS and 90 ECTS MBA programmes are ideal for those looking to put themselves in the lead. The MBA programmes at IU qualify for management positions in specific fields such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Management, Digital Transformation, Sustainable Management as well as New Work & Talent Management.

    More information about the MBA programmes at IU:

    With over 100,000 students, IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) is the largest university in Germany. The private, state-approved educational institution with its main campus in Erfurt brings together more than 200 bachelor's and master's programmes under one roof, which are offered in German or English. Students can choose between dual studies, distance learning and myStudies, which combines online and face-to-face events, and design their studies independently with the help of a digitally supported learning environment. In addition, IU enables further training and promotes the idea of lifelong learning. The aim of the university is to give as many people as possible worldwide access to personalised education. IU started operations in 2000 and is now represented in more than 30 German cities. It cooperates with over 15,000 companies and actively supports them in the development of their employees. The partners include Motel One, VW Financial Services and Deutsche Bahn. Further information at:

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    attachment icon Prof. Dr. Florian Hummel, Vice-Rector International, IU International University of Applied Sciences

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