MBA in
Business Administration On Campus

The Steinbeis MBA — a unique leadership program that’s specifically designed for a new generation of leaders

MBA in
Business Administration On Campus

The Steinbeis MBA — a unique leadership program that’s specifically designed for a new generation of leaders

Your Contact


12 months

Start Date

April 2023, October 2023


Berlin, Germany




Internationally recognized German accreditation (FIBAA)


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Basics


Today’s job market is competitive, and it is becoming more and more apparent that simply having a bachelor’s degree or just gaining work experience is no longer sufficient.

The Steinbeis MBA is a broad, practice-oriented management course that gives you a solid business foundation, which is imperative to move up the ladder in your current company or move on to a higher-ranking position within a new one.

At SMI, we understand the importance of working your way up and commend those with the perseverance and grit to have progressed thus far in their careers. While years of experience working within your chosen field is important to prove that you can perform well in such an environment, however, our MBA proves to your potential employer that you have had the formal training and therefore possess the necessary skills to work within your chosen field — whether you have a bachelor’s degree or not.

So, if you are someone who went straight into the workforce and don’t have the time to study a 3- or 4-year bachelor’s degree, then this one-year MBA program is for you. Learn the basics of business, close any gaps in your knowledge, and build on your strengths during this thorough management foundation — so that you can gain the confidence, the knowledge, and the proof you need to progress in your career.

The basics

Our modules

During this module focusing on globalization as a context variable for business, you will gain insights into target markets and the strategies necessary to enter such markets. Through in-depth practical and theoretical studies on the topic of Strategic Management, you will gain the inspiration and confidence to take your business and break into your market.

You will decipher the characteristics and contextual factors of entrepreneurship, learn how to set up an entrepreneurial organization, and come to understand the similarities of and differences between start-up and corporate entrepreneurship. As well as this, we will teach you all about the 3-Horizons model and the PAVE model and dissect how the theory of Effectuation can help you to take the next best step.

During this module, our students will learn how to navigate within an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) corporate environment. Through project-based learning, lessons on innovation, management theory, and creative processes, as well as qualitative social research, participants will come to understand that Innovation & Design Thinking is much more of a mindset than a process.

Excellent strategic marketing ensures that every one of your marketing efforts aligns with your company’s culture and goals and that they reach your target audience. This module will underline the basic principles and concepts of strategic marketing and will give you the tools you need to analyze your current strategic plan.

Through this module, you will gain insights into the content and structures of balance sheets and profit/loss statements and determine the relationship between these and income statements. You will also receive in-depth information into business activities – like investment, financing, provisions, accruals and deferrals, sales and purchase/use of goods, receivables and payables and own work capitalized – and their impact on the balance sheet.

With this module, you will learn all about responsible leadership and people management. From self-leadership, self-management, and self-controlling to team leadership and development, from the role of the leader in the context of change and within dynamic work environments to communication, conversational behavior, professional appearance, and active listening – we will teach you the styles and tools needed to best drive you, your team, and your business towards success.

In this module, you will learn to design and control the production process and redesign business operations in the production of goods or services. You will be able to create organizational designs that identify and efficiently meet real customer needs. In the process, you will also be able to design aspects of organizational culture so that companies fulfill their mission and members enjoy participating in it.

There are at least two good reasons to understand and master applied science as a manager. First, companies need to use data to arrive at good decisions for their challenges. But if you can’t handle data scientifically, you can’t get value from it. Second, as a manager, you need to take note of many studies. Only those who understand scientific principles can judge which studies are worth considering. You will learn to understand and apply data in this module.

undergraduate profile

Admission Requirements

To enroll in our international master’s program, you should have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university.
  • Proof of at least 2 years work experience.

In addition, English language skills are required (IELTS 6.0 / PTE – 56/ TOEFL – 80/Duolingo – 100/ Cambridge Advanced or Proficiency).

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility to study at Steinbeis SMI, please contact our Student Advisory team.

Fees & Plans



  • €500 enrollment fee
    This one-time fee is paid at the beginning of the program
  • €500 project examination fee
    This one-time fee is paid at the end of the program

MBA One Year On Campus

Talk to us

Got questions? Request more information below:

In order to apply for SMI’s MBA with Specialization (90 ECTS), you must choose one specialization listed under “Specializations” in the form below. If you would like to apply for our MBA program (60 ECTS), please select “None” here instead.
First Name*
Last Name*
Phone Number*