Master of Science

in Business Management (MSc) Online

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

Master of Science

in Business Management (MSc) Online

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

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Standard: 4 semesters

Start Date

January 2023, March 2023, May 2023, July 2023, September 2023, November 2023






Internationally recognized accreditation (FIBAA)


Master of Science in Business Management (MSc)

The Basics


Steinbeis SMI University Berlin
Qualifying executives, professionals, and young talents for future challenges.


As a student at Steinbeis SMI, you will be guided by through your studies by our highly experienced faculty members and expertly trained student advisory team. By bringing the latest industry-led innovations and insights to the classroom while also providing the unique opportunity to transfer those classroom theories into practice, our study programs develop personalities and prepare our students for the next step in their careers.

As well as preparing our students for their dream jobs through the skills gained in our innovative study programs, we also place great importance in empowering our students to break into the German job market post-graduation through our intense training and coaching program, The Steinbeis SMI Launchpad. You will also be introduced to our huge network of over 200 industry partners – which is a massive advantage when entering the job market.

Online Studying

Benefits of Joining Our Online Programs

  • High Flexibility

At Steinbeis SMI, we strongly believe that everyone should have the opportunity to continue their studies to further their careers – no matter their schedule. With our online master’s programs, we provide a unique curricular concept that allows for flexible entry, highly developed online learning, and LIVE virtual seminars, so that you can start your degree whenever and from wherever best suits you. Thanks to our diverse format, you will be able to complete your degree at your own pace – which means that you can easily curate your studies to fit around your work and personal commitments.

  • Support and Interaction

From your very first day as a student at Steinbeis SMI, our friendly and supportive faculty members and Student Advisory Team will be on hand to offer their encouragement and insights. Discuss topics explored within your modules through intensive content- and reflection-oriented sessions in SMI’s optional Group Study Sessions (GSS) and take part in our mandatory Group Project Sessions (GPS) for personalized assistance in your individual Transfer Project.

  • Immediate Implementation at your Workplace

Your Transfer Project subject is your choice. Select a topic that not only intrigues and motivates you, but also benefits your chosen career path and industry at large. Feel confident in imparting your knowledge directly onto the CEO of your organization, if you wish, safe in the knowledge that you have been mentored and assessed by some of the best in the biz.

  • Advanced Digital Learning Solution

Once you are admitted to and enrolled in our university , you will gain immediate access to top of the range learning solutions designed specifically for this master’s degree course. Receive detailed, specialized multimedia materials that will assist you in your respective modules and individual learning – quickly and easily to your computer.

  • International Networking

As an international university based in one of the most exciting cultural hubs in Europe, we welcome an extremely diverse group of students from various parts of the world and fields of expertise to our campus. Make life-long friends and expand your professional network by taking part in our LaunchPad program’s networking events with current and past Steinbeis pupils.

  • Affordability

Because of the way in which this program is structured, it comes at a more affordable price than your average master‘s program – you will save money by studying from home and not having to incur any moving, living ,or travel expenses. To make things even easier, we give you the option of paying your fees all at once, by the semester, or in monthly installments. We also allow an extension of program duration for up to one whole year, free of charge.

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Program Structure

Study alongside your job to build on the skills you need to advance in your career.

Learn the basics of business management with our mandatory Foundation course and dive deep into the topics that will propel you forward in your chosen career through your selection of one of our three online master’s specializations.

Our Master of Science Business Management (MSc) Online gives you the tools you need to meet the needs of the modern business world.

Steinbeis SMI’s online master’s is offered in cooperation with the Institute for Executive Capabilities of Steinbeis (IEC).

The programs have been developed to offer a high degree of flexibility so that you can study at your own pace alongside your professional life. This means that you can pursue further education and obtain an internationally recognized German degree without having to leave your job.

Our online master’s studies offer exactly the same opportunities to engage with lecturers, project coaches, and classmates – through various options of LIVE sessions – as those students participating in our on-campus programs.

Management Foundation

The Basics

  • Economic, Politics & Society
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing
  • Innovation Project
  • Business Organization
  • Project Management
  • Leadership & Communication
  • Research & Science Project
  • Philosophy of Science and Research Method
  • Advanced Statistics

Your Specialization
(pick one)

Choose your

  • HR & Change Management
  • Sustainable Management
  • Business & Organizational Psychology
  • Management & Innovation
  • Digital Innovation & Business Transformation
  • Digital Marketing
  • Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence


Our Online Specializations

Study topics tailored to your specific interests and needs.

Thanks to Steinbeis SMI’s compulsory Management Foundation module, our Master of Science Business Management programs ensure that you are fully equipped with the essential skills of business management. With this specialization, you will not only develop upon these skills, but also expand the critical specialist knowledge, concepts, and instruments needed to thrive within the fields of both Human Resource and Change Management.

At Steinbeis SMI, we understand that change is of vital importance for organizational growth and success, having had first-hand experience of this ourselves over the last few years. We are here to lend our expertise to those eager to lead their teams toward successful change implementation and continuous improvement.

Learn to independently develop and implement business-oriented solutions in general, HR, and change management strategies and develop a strong understanding of how to create business and customer-oriented HR and change designs. Through intensive training on critical thinking, find out how to analyze various success factors and possible pitfalls in Business, HR, and Change Management, so that you can confidently contribute to concepts, decisions, and implementation brought about by organizational, cultural, human, and technological factors within your company.

Across the globe, sustainability has become increasingly important. As a result of this, industries and organizations around the world are now expected to realize and manage the impact they have not just on the economy and society, but also on the environment.

The Steinbeis master’s with a focus on Sustainable Management concentrates on the intersection of business and sustainability and provides you with vital information that helps to ensure the long-term viability of your business.

Through a combination of the strong basic knowledge learned from the mandatory business management foundation module and the in-depth understanding of various sustainability issues – including legal regulations in the field of sustainability – gained from your specialization, this course will help you develop strategic and operational concepts to promote sustainability in your business or will encourage you to maybe even start your own sustainable company.

Expand your knowledge in the sustainability field across organizations, industries, and practices, enhance your capabilities in business, consulting, and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and establish your transition to sustainable business.

For companies to stay competitive, they must be run with precise competence from the ground up. An excellently curated and managed team is essential when it comes to coping with the inevitable economic and organizational challenges a business will face. 

Our Master of Science Business Management (MSc) specializing in Business & Organizational Psychology helps you develop competencies in business psychology, diagnostics, organizational consulting, and development, change management, and leadership – making it the optimal specialization for organization developers, recruitment consultants, HR associates, and coaches.

Find out how to positively impact your people and your organization by strengthening your own leadership qualities. Develop your critical thinking and build the expertise to improve workplace motivation and attitudes. Support diversity, build resilient leaders, and boost your team morale and your organization’s productivity.

This online master’s focusing on Management & Innovation is based on a broad management curriculum for a generalist education, specializing in topics that address the issues that companies face in times of change and market upheaval. Through our study program, you will learn how to remain competitive in an environment of constant change, how to set innovative standards and initiate forward-thinking products, processes, and structures, and how to implement growth strategies to reach new target groups and markets.

At Steinbeis SMI, innovation is in our name and in our nature. From our own experience, we know the benefits of applying a fresh and creative approach to business and understand the importance of innovation in effecting positive change. We also know that – to successfully manage your business and your team – time, expectations, and knowledge must be regulated.

By the end of your degree, you will fully understand and be able to confidently realize much needed innovations for yourself and your company in an effective, enthusiastic, and inspiring way.

We live in an environment of constant change. Through Steinbeis SMI’s master’s degree focusing on Digital Innovation & Business Transformation, you will learn how to become and remain a pioneer of this digital age.

As the world evolves at such a rapid rate, so do the demands of daily life and, therefore, the personal requirements of an organization’s cliental. It is for this reason that the digital and innovative transformation of a company – whether it is an already established enterprise or a brand-new start-up – is crucial to its success.

Convenience, efficiency, and speed are necessary when navigating modern business challenges. By embracing digital technology and its ability to collect data to improve workflow, the general day-to-day running of your company will become smoother. Through the adoption of an innovative attitude, a less conventional method of working is encouraged, which will result in fresh, relevant ideas and business decisions and an overall happier client base. We will teach you how to develop a data-driven culture in your organization by applying technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and how to think and act as a team-oriented, agile leader.

By simultaneously understanding key digital technologies and how to implement them within your working model and team, you will transform yourself into the driver of digitalization for your company.

Our master’s in Digital Marketing will teach you how to professionally transform your company‘s products and services by utilizing the vast number of digital channels available in today’s online-focused world.

Digital marketing is the quickest and most cost-effective way to reach your target market, raise your brand’s awareness and boost your company’s leads and sales. It is also an excellent way of monitoring the expectations and experiences of your audience, through the invaluable feedback garnered from your online social channel’s comments and chats.

Through this focus, you will learn how to implement a smart, data-based marketing strategy by applying omni-channel concepts and specific targeting. We will help you to establish inbound marketing approaches and teach you how to increase the efficiency of your campaigns through clever automation and personalization, which will aid in creating a structural framework that works best for your brand.

With the help of a finely tuned content marketing strategy, the many facets of digital marketing and copious online platforms can easily manageable and highly beneficial.

This master’s degree in Business Management with the specialization in Data & Business Analytics will teach you to combine data with actionable business insights. You will gain strong knowledge in data technology, data applications, data strategies and data-driven decision making, and will explore the potential of data applications within a business context — both in terms of operational analysis and strategical decision making.

During this program, you will also gain a deep understanding of all corporate functions, learn how to use and implement a wide range of tools to solve complex management challenges and be taught the skills needed to make excellent management decisions.

Enhance your professional profile from day one of this Steinbeis master’s. Gain the in-demand skills necessary for the modern business environment — where the need to rely on accurate data-backed insights is ever-increasing — and feel confident in pursuing your career in business intelligence, data analytics, business transformation, consulting, operations management, and marketing intelligence.

The Best in German Education

For over 20 years, Steinbeis University has reflected Germany’s outstanding reputation for academic excellence as the country’s largest private, state-recognized university. We offer top-tier, flexible study programs that are adaptable to your work, family, and social life.

Enter the German Job Market

Berlin is a vastly expanding start-up hub, so by basing yourself here you give yourself a great chance of snatching up your dream job. By choosing to study at SMI, these odds will only increase. As a student at SMI, you have access to our vast network of over 200 industry partners, which includes some of the biggest names in German business and innovation, like Daimler, Bosch, and Siemens.

post-graduate profile

Admission Requirements

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

  • Successfully completed any Bachelor Degree with 180 ECTS from an accredited university.
  • IELTS 6.0 (or) PTE 56, Duolingo 100, TOEFL 80 (or) Cambridge Advanced or Proficiency (or) proof of six years’ worth of academic studies in English.

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

FEEs & plans


Per Month

Paid over 24 months.
* Without scholarship support.
373 Per month
  • €250 admission fee
    This one-time fee is paid at the beginning of the program

Total Payment

Total amount due for the study program.
* Without scholarship support.
8940 Per program
  • €250 admission fee
    This one-time fee is paid at the beginning of the program

Online Master of Science in Business Management (MSc)

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