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Customize your study plan in line with your particular preferences and personal needs.

The choice is yours: part time or full time, online or in person (or a blend of the two). Define your desired topics, duration and location, and start anytime!

Browse our 50+ highly renowned bachelor's, master's or MBA programs to find the one that's best suited to your needs and goals.

With a top-ranked degree from SMI, you can gain access to excellent opportunities in the German and international job market.


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.


Study at Germany's largest private university in a program that's specifically designed by and for you

Dual education offers systematic, practice-led research combined with real-world opportunities.

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


Gain access to our helpful network of 200+ industry partners
Our strong relationships with international industry leaders can help your candidates make the connections they need to succeed.

Give your career a boost!

Experts from our career center can digitally offer you 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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