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Choose from 50+ highly renowned bachelor's, master's and MBA programs.

Land internship opportunities with our partners (including SAP, Bosch and Daimler — to name a few).

Access excellent opportunities in the German and international job market with your top-ranked degree.

Get specialized support with relocation services and career advice from our mentors and coaches.


An education that sets you apart

German Heritage

Our academic streams are all based on the ideas and approach of Ferdinand von Steinbeis, the German inventor of dual education.

Business & engineering expertise

We're uniquely positioned to help you better engineer your success in business or engineering — or both.

Innovative didactics

Customize your learning experiences for every study format — whether that’s fully online, fully in person or a hybrid of the two.

Innovative curriculum

Professors and industry experts offer you the most diverse and cutting-edge curriculum.

An approach suited to COVID times

Our established online model means you can start studying now in your home country, and if desired, you can come study in Germany when it’s safe to travel again.

Mentoring, coaching & relocation support

Our commitment to building and encouraging the next generation of leaders knows no bounds, because when you succeed, we all succeed.


Made in Germany. Delivered around the world.

Advance your career trajectory, even during the pandemic.

For over 150 years, the Steinbeis name has stood for innovation. We’ve pioneered the world-renowned dual-education approach, uniting classroom learning with on-site work experience. Today, with SMI’s cutting-edge business and engineering study programs, we’re bringing the latest developments from these lucrative and innovative industries to students around the world — flexibly and in real time.

Internationally recognized accreditation (FIBAA)

200+ industry partners

Cutting-edge online campus

20+ years of higher education experience

98% of our current students would recommend us


Gain access to our helpful network of 200+ industry partners

Give your career a boost!

Experts from our career center can offer you digital support and help you find the best study program that fits your career aspirations, wherever you are in the world.



Meet SMI alumni

BA, Media Management

"Studying at SMI has opened up new opportunities for me. It helped me pivot professionally from being an editor at a newspaper to holding an exciting position in the marketing department of Switzerland's largest online retailer. Even today, I still benefit from what I learned in my courses."

Martin Jungfer

Martin Jungfer Head of Content at Digitec Galaxus AG, Switzerland

Executive MBA

"At SMI, I had one of the best times of my life. To this day, I still have a close professional and private network with fellow former students. With the MBA, I was finally able to become the managing director of a company."

Diana Iljine

Diana Iljine Managing Director of the Internationale Münchner Filmwochen GmbH

MSc, Management & Innovation

"My studies at SMI enabled me to transform my business idea into a full-fledged business model. I was given comprehensive support all along the way. Now that I've graduated, I'm well on the way to launching my new company."

Vera Burggraf

Vera Burggraf Leadership Coach at Bleistahl


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