Use your
down time
to upskill


Our courses have been designed to suit the months ahead

Around the world, COVID-19 has shifted priorities — and created opportunities.

At Steinbeis SMI, we’re committed to helping our students gain the knowledge and experience they need to succeed.

Use your certificates to boost your career, or if you want to work toward a Steinbeis degree, all of your ECTS points granted for eduBITES, courses and MBA Essentials are eligible for the Steinbeis degree programs. So, treat the coming months as a start in a new education experience. With flexibility that fits around your preferences and personal needs, our courses won’t disrupt the balance of your new normal.

Start anywhere, anytime

Programs delivered completely in English


University course topic tasters
  • Cover the latest updates on the topics you've always wanted to understand
  • Choose one out of 12 relevant MBA topics
  • Earn a university certificate (1 ECTS point)
  • Course duration: Just 5 days

University Courses

Specialized bundles ­consisting of 3 eduBITES
  • Boost your career and become a thought leader
  • Choose from four different specializations
  • Earn a university certificate (3 ECTS points)
  • Course duration: 3 weeks

MBA Essentials

Program pillars consisting of 4 university courses
  • Learn the essentials of Steinbeis' MBA program
  • Cover 12 different topics (eduBITES)
  • Earn a university certificate (12 ECTS points)
  • Course duration: 2 months


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 or engineering — or both.

Innovative didactics

Our students can customize their learning experiences for every study format.

Innovative curriculum

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

An approach suited to COVID times

Whether you’re looking for a productive way to use time not spent commuting or wanting to upskill to meet the needs of our changing world, we have certificate-based courses to help you intentionally shape your career — no matter where you are in the world.

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


Gain access to our helpful network of 200+ industry partners

Once you become a Steinbeis student, you become a member of the Steinbeis family. Whether you’ve concentrated on eduBITES, completed a course, finished our MBA Essentials course or achieved a full degree, being a Steinbeis SMI graduate has its benefits.

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

    Jedes Ziel ist anders. Wir zum Glück auch.

    If you a German-speaking student in the DACH region, click here to visit our German website for more information on our pioneering bachelor’s, master’s, MBA and certificate offerings.


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