Programme introduction

"It is not where you start but how high you aim that matters" - Nelson Mandela

IUBH especially foucus on career development for which it has been awarded to the best German university. Accreditors praised especially the fact based, consistent approach in integrating feedback of all levels in order to increase our graduates' career prospects. Communication skills in academic and business English are one of the most important sucess factors for students and graduates as a recent IUBH research has shown.

Facts & Figures

IUBH Pathway Certificate
TYPE OF STUDY full-time
DURATION 2 semesters
CAMPUS Killarney
INTAKE Spring & Autumn*
* first intake Autumn 2018

Overview of subjects

English Academic Reading & Writing Irish History & Culture
Economic and business applications of math

Focus on your success in your IUBH Bachelor programme

To give you the best possible start and leverage your success, the IUBH Pathway Programme builds these skills. You get acquainted with the globally oriented Campus, your fellow students from all over the world,
the facilities as well as the surroundings of Killarney.
Once your bachelor degree programme starts, you can entirely focus on your studies and your personal success. Everything time consuming and distracting, has been done before - and you can start your own success story!

Guaranteed progression into high-end quality IUBH Bachelor programme

The pass ratio of students of the IUBH Pathway Programme is very high (90+%, often significantly higher) and its graduates are more successful than the average IUBH student with a comparable background.

Your progression into all our high-class bachelor programmes is upon graduation guaranteed!

A fast track for top performers is available. Complete the programme in one semester and save 50% of the tuition fee. In this case, half of the fees will be credited to the subsequent bachelors programme.


Leverage your success and start your studies



  • English is the Language of instruction
  • Put emphasis on study-related skills
  • Irish History and culture in order to facilitate job opportunities in Ireland
  • Courses to improve negotiation skills, soft and leadership skills

Outstanding Teaching and Individual Attention

  • A accomplished and global faculty that shares experience and knowledge with students
  • Work intensively in small international groups (around 20 students)

Focussed on your success at IUBH

  • Be well prepared down to the point for your IUBH high level study programme
  • Facilitate your personal contacts and sucess by full integration into Campus life and students´ networks

Excellent Campus Infrastructure

  • Campus WLAN, Student dorms and a great range of food options
  • Study guidance and campus infrastructure



Your benefits at IUBH

Your strengths and interests will be developed and combined into a sucessfull career throughout your studies.
You will look at the impact of globalisation and develop an understanding of the environment in which business is conducted:


English instructions in international, small groups

Faculty with academic, international business and consulting experience

Faculty and staff know you by name due to our exclusive campus community

Development of intercultural, professional and key social skills for a successful career

Great contacts to industry for career and internships, as well as networking programmes and exclusive information