Dont wait for
good leaders.
Become one.


Join the program that’s been designed for the managers, leaders and innovators of the future.

In today’s fast-paced, competitive world, managers and leaders are expected to know more and do more — from handling intense competition and sustainability challenges to building a supportive team and sound financial profiles. The Steinbeis Master of Science in Business Management study program will provide you with both an excellent grounding in general management and comprehensive insights into the most important business topics of the modern economy.

Uniquely international, our program combines the best in German higher education with the most recent innovations in online-based learning systems, which means that you can benefit from a high quality, “Made in Germany” education no matter where you are in the world. Start anytime from anywhere, and enjoy the advantages of our expert faculty and our long-standing industry partnerships with leading German and global companies — all while building your own international community of highly motivated fellow students from all over the globe.

Covering the latest developments in areas such as business model innovation, digital marketing, data science, innovation management and the Internet of Things (IoT), this challenging program will give you a deep knowledge of the issues and advancements changing the face of work.

Your Contact

Luise Kröning

Luise Kröning

International Student Advisory and Business Services Lead


18–48 months (with full-time and part-time options)

Start Date

Anytime — thanks to our rolling admissions


Online in your home country, with the option to come to Germany for a term




Internationally recognized accreditation (FIBAA)​

Admission requirements

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent

The Basics

Course Overview

Build on your strengths and close any gaps

Although the Management Foundations courses are mandatory for every student, you will get to chose one major and two minors based on your career path and learning objectives. Specialize in topics that excite you and can help advance your career — from entrepreneurship to marketing innovations and from data science to digital finance. Combining a strong general management foundation with up-to-date knowledge from the specializations of your choice, this program gives you the tools you need to meet the needs of the modern business world.

Explore your options

  • Advanced Statistics
  • Economics, Politics & Society
  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Managing Projects
  • Marketing & Consumer Behavior
  • Research, Science & Quantitative Methods
  • Advanced Finance, Banking & Controlling
  • Advanced Innovation, Technology & Digitalization
  • Advanced Management, Entrepreneurship & Strategy
  • Advanced Marketing, Media & Communications
  • Business Transformation
  • Data Science
  • Digital Finance
  • Digital Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management & Innovation
  • Management of Banks
  • Marketing Innovations
  • Sales Management
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Technology for Business


An education that sets our students 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 Expertise

We're uniquely positioned to help you better engineer your success in business.

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. Today, that legacy lives on. From pioneering our world-renowned dual-education approach that unites classroom learning with on-site workplace experiences to digitally delivering cutting-edge business and engineering study programs to students around the globe during these unique COVID-19 times, we’ve proven our commitment to rising to a challenge — 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


Your education doesn't have to wait

At Steinbeis University, we’re committed to training the next generation of leaders. From hosting flexible online learning options to offering multiple payment alternatives, we’ve broken down the barriers to higher education in so many ways. We believe that your finances shouldn’t hold you back when it comes to reaching your career goals, so whether you want to pay monthly or with a one-time upfront payment, we have options to suit your circumstances.


*Paid over 24 months.
Without scholarship support.
663 Per month*
  • €500 matriculation fee
    This one-time fee is paid at the beginning of the program
  • €500 examination fee
    This one-time fee is paid at the end of the program

Total Payment

*Total amount due for the study program.
Without scholarship support.
  • €500 matriculation fee
    This one-time fee is paid at the beginning of the program
  • €500 examination fee
    This one-time fee is paid at the end of the program.
  • 8% discount for paying upfront


Gain access to our helpful network of 200+ industry partners

Once you become a Steinbeis student, you become a member of the Steinbeis family. Our teams are here to help you access our extensive network to help you reach your career goals, and after successful completion of this program, you will have extensive career prospects with your understanding of the most important business topics of the modern economy.

The Steinbeis scholarship fund for international students

As part of the Steinbeis Foundation, Steinbeis University is able to offer partial tuition scholarships of up to 50% for accepted students who show academic merit and interpersonal skills. Scholarships are allocated based on motivation, personal and professional achievements, and academic excellence. Scholarships will be awarded to candidates from any academic or vocational background.

To check your eligibility and apply for a scholarship, please fill out the application form on our scholarship application page.


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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