ACC Master in International Management (120 ECTS)

ACC Master in International Management (120 ECTS)

Batch Start Date - 31st May 2023

Key Benefits of the Program

  • INR20 Lakhs

    Significant savings of upto INR 20 Lakhs compared to studying full degree in Germany

  • Upto18 Months

    Eligible for PGWP/Post Study Work/OPT visa application after graduation

  • INR45 Lakhs

    Average salary in Germany after completion of the course

Program Structure and Fees

Advanced Credit Course for Master in International Management (120 ECTS) is a 2 years course where in the first year you will be studying online with IU Germany. Tuition fees for year one of course is INR 4 Lakhs (inclusive of taxes). For 2nd year you will be going to Germany and study on-campus in IU Germany. Tuition fees for IU Germany is approximately EUR 8,985. You will also have to deposit EUR 11,208 in a German bank account as proof of funds for living and food expenses.
  1. Country


    Course Name

    • ACC Master in International Management (120 ECTS) (Online)


    • Students who are pursuing in the final semester of graduation* are eligible to apply
    • Learners score should be less than or equal to 3.50 of German GPA in graduation
    • Medium of Instruction should be English as certified by bachelors graduation institution (MOI letter is required for admission purposes).
    • Note: *All bachelor's degrees are acceptable except General BA degree (without specialization)

    Tuition Fees

    ~ INR 4,00,000 (including taxes)

    Cost of Living


    Mode of Teaching



    1 year

  2. Country


    Course Name

    • ACC Master in International Management (120 ECTS) (On-Campus)


    • The applicant should successfully complete the online course modules
    • For on-campus transition - An English Language Certificate IELTS score of Minimum 6.0 bands or TOEFL - Minimum 80.

    Tuition Fees

    ~ EUR 8,985

    Cost of Living

    ~ EUR 11208

    Mode of Teaching



    1 year

Other Benefits

  • Start in the final year of graduation
  • Eligible for 18 months Post Study Work visa application
  • 94% of IU Graduate receive confirmed job offers within 6 months of graduation
  • Online Sessions + Live Lectures
  • World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
  • Alumni status by IU Germany
  • Timely Doubt Resolution
  • Study in Europe's most resilient economy
  • 6 Specializations
  • Alumni status by IU Germany
  • WES Recognised
About IU Germany
About Germany

Career Opportunities

All Positions

International Marketing

Finance & Accounting

  • Operations Manager

    EUR 54,000 Annually

  • Senior Financial Analyst

    EUR 63,572 Annually

  • Management Consultant

    EUR 60,633 Annually

  • Service Delivery Manager

    EUR 67,000 Annually

  • Financial Controller

    EUR 55,117 Annually

  • Project Manager

    EUR 60,369 Annually

  • Finance Manager

    EUR 63,049 Annually

  • Investment Analyst

    EUR 54,848 Annually

  • Business Strategy Consultant

    EUR 68,496 Annually

  • Group Accountant

    EUR 60,000 Annually


IU GermanyACC Master in International Management (120 ECTS) (Online)


IU GermanyACC Master in International Management (120 ECTS) (On-Campus)


Frequently Asked Questions

About the Program

What is the Advanced Credit Course for Master in International Management with upGrad?

The Advanced Credit Course for Master in International Management allows students to start studying courses for their Master's degree in their final year of graduation thus fast forwarding the completion of their Master's degree.

What type of learning experience should I expect?

The content will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures or hangout sessions dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. Once you reach Germany, you will be part of a class of 30 students and get face to face learning from Professors. Also, in the final semester of the course, you will be writing a Thesis and participate in Colloquium.

What is the weekly time commitment expected from me?

The online program schedule is designed to ensure that you can successfully study alongside your job. Devoting 12-15 hours every week should be enough to graduate from the program. However, the more time you devote, the greater will be your learning from the program. The program in Germany will be full time and you can work part-time up to 20 hours per week. The minimum wage in Germany is ~10 Euros per hour.

Is any certification granted at the end of the program?

Completion of this program will lead to entry into a Master's in International Management at IU, Germany. There will be no separate certificate given for completion of first-year courses.


Is there a minimum qualification for this program?

Students who are pursuing in the final year of graduation* are eligible to apply, Learners score should be less than or equal to 3.50 of German GPA in graduation and the Medium of Instruction should be English as certified by bachelors graduation institution (MOI letter is required for admission purposes).
For on-campus transition - Recommended to have an additional English Language Certificate for Visa appointment (IELTS score of minimum 6.0 bands, TOEFL - Minimum 80).

Note: *All bachelor's degrees are acceptable except General BA degree (without specialization)

Can I still apply for the program if my score is more than 3.50 German GPA less in my undergraduate degree?

Candidates whose score is more than 3.50 German GPA in the UG degree are not eligible to apply.

What is the admission process?

The admissions process is completely online. Following are the key steps in the application process:
Step 1 - You must apply for the program on upGrad’s website. The application form will capture information related to your educational and professional experience.
Step 2 - Post application, the suitability of your profile will be evaluated by upGrad’s and IU, Germany Admission Counsellor Team. If approved, you will be shortlisted for the program.
Step 3 - Shortlisted candidates will receive a provisional admission offer. Final admissions offer will be granted upon payment of the full program fee and successful submission of the required documents.

Will I be required to submit any documents for admission?

Yes. You will be required to submit the following documents to upGrad prior to the program start date, a self-attested copy of your all mark sheets upto last semester clearly mentioning your GPA/Grades, Curriculum vitae, Medium of Instruction or English proficiency test score, Graduation transcripts and Passport copy.
Please note, you will only receive the final admissions offer upon submitting these documents.

Will I get a conditional offer letter from IU Germany?

Once you provide us with all the required documents, we will apply to IU Germany on your behalf and get your a contract letter to join the course.

About Germany

What are the job opportunities in Germany?

Germany has the lowest unemployment rate across Europe of 5%. As per German industry bodies, there are more than 1 Lakh vacancies for IT jobs in Germany. As the average age of Germany is 44.5, they are looking for skilled immigrants to take up jobs in Germany.

What are the part-time working rules in Germany?

As a student, you can work 20 hours per week or 120 full days part-time during the year. Typical wage in Germany is around 10 Euros per hour.

What are the living costs per year in Germany?

To prove you have sufficient financial resources to support yourself in Germany, you have to deposit 11,208 Euro in a blocked German bank account before you apply for Visa. This amount can be withdrawn once you reach Germany to support your monthly expenses. Your actual expenses may vary depending on your lifestyle in Germany.

What are the post-study work visa rules in Germany?

Germany allows for the application of up to 18 months of a post-study work visa after completing a degree from Germany.

About IU

Can you give more details on IU Germany?

IU Germany was established in 1998 and is a university of applied sciences. They have 17 campuses in Germany with 40 examination centres. International students can opt for either the Berlin campus or the Bad Honnef campus.

Why should I study in IU Germany?

IU Germany prides itself on small class sizes. The typical class size at IU Germany is 30 students. IU also has a well-established career centre that helps students in getting jobs. 94% of IU graduates receive a job offers within 6 months of completion of the course.

When can I start studying?

We guarantee IU online students maximum flexibility, so you can choose your own starting date in your application. On that day, we will send you the access data you need to begin.
We have multiple intakes per year, you can apply at any time. However, our on-campus programmes have fixed starting times. See the course pages for more.

Course Curriculum

Which topics are going to be covered as part of the program?

The program will be delivered on a new technology platform to create a superior learning experience for participants. With this program, IU, Germany seeks to develop the next generation of leaders. The topics that are going to be covered Managing Across Borders, Advanced Research Methods, Intercultural Management, Performance Measurement, Applied Statistics, Business Ethics and Corporate Governance, Leadership, International Marketing, Negotiation, International Financial Management, International Financial Accounting, Seminar: International Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, Seminar: Current Issues in International Management, Master Thesis & Colloquium.

Time Commitment

What is the time commitment expected for the program?

At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the online program. The on-campus program in Germany is full time and will have an appropriate workload.

How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online program?

Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

Assessment Structure

What is the assessment structure at IU, Germany?

Typical assessments for an online component will be quizzes and proctored exams. Students are expected to give quizzes after every chapter they have studied from course books and live lectures. Students are allowed unlimited attempts for quizzes. On completion of all the unit quizzes students will have to attempt a proctored exam which can be scheduled as early as 2 hours from the time of booking. These proctored exams are a mix of multiple-choice questions, short answers and long answers. To successfully get credit for a course, students will have to score overall 50% marks in a proctored exam. Learners will get 2 more attempts for a proctored exam if they do not complete it successfully in the first attempt.  
  • Which is described in the study and examination regulations of the study course. They cannot be offset by achievements in other subjects. The total credit points of the study course are determined by the curriculum overview.
  • A credit point corresponds to a credit point in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and is associated with a workload of 30 hours.

Refund Policy

Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

Refund Policy:
1. You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Program Start Date, by visiting and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. Processing fee of Rs. 20,000/- will be levied. If less than Rs. 20,000/- have been paid in total, the student shall not be eligible for any refund in such case.
2. Student shall not be eligible for any refund under any circumstances if any such refund requests are raised post Program Start Date and the student will continue to pay the EMI for the loan (if applicable) and such loan cannot be cancelled. This is also applicable for those students who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the Program opted for. However, the student can raise a request for Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
3. In case of a refund, students will be solely responsible for any cancellation of the loan, including but not limited to applicable loan cancellation charges levied on the total cancelled loan amount.
4. Student must pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of Caution Money or Program Start Date, whichever is earlier, otherwise the admission letter will be rescinded.
5. Request for refund must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed refund request form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of commencement of the Program after being duly approved by the Academic Committee.

Deferral Policy: (Pre- Signing of IU contract)
1. If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before signing the IU contract, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
2. However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
3. A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for.
4. The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, The above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply.
5. The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per the prevailing fee for the batch student has opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

Deferral Policy: (Post Signing of IU contract)
Deferral is not allowed post-signing of IU contract.
Further, post program commencement, you shall not be eligible to change the program and/or pause the Program.


No cost CC EMI FAQ's

0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Indus Ind Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India)

2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?
If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

5. Are there any fees or down payment?
Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
[Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000