What
Makes
Steinbeis SMI Unique?

we're on a mission to

Make Innovation Accessible

Our Mission: build truly student-centric Business and Technology learning experiences that nurture the leaders of tomorrow.

For over 20 years, Steinbeis University has consistently built upon its outstanding reputation for academic excellence and its identity as Germany’s largest private, state-recognized university. Having based our selection of cutting-edge study programs on the approach of our founder, Ferdinand Von Steinbeis, a unique dual-education model is at the core of what we do.

At Steinbeis University School of Management and Innovation, our mission is to bring the latest industry-led innovations and insights to the classroom, all while giving our students multiple opportunities to transfer those skills into practice. We place great importance on networking, so as a student at Steinbeis SMI, not only will you be guided by our highly experienced faculty members and expertly trained student advisory team, but you will also have the chance to connect with our huge selection of 200+ industry partners.

We know that the admin of daily life in the modern world can leave little time for anything else, which is why we have designed our programs with flexibility in mind. We want everyone to have the opportunity to become a Steinbeis student — no matter their schedule. This is why we deliver bite-sized, easily digestible content straight to your tablet, phone or laptop — making it easier than ever to quickly tap in and out of lessons while on the train, on your lunch break or during the few minutes you’ve managed to sneak away from the kids.

We believe that education has the power to change and better lives, and that’s why the fundamental aim of our school is to give as many people possible the opportunity to develop, apply and expand their skills.

Our Mission: Make innovation accessible

“You must rely on innovations and people.”

About Ferdinand von Steinbeis 

More than 150 years ago, this economic politician from Württemberg who promoted industrialization famously demanded, “You must rely on innovations and people.” 

Posthumously considered the father of industrial education in Württemberg, he founded trade schools throughout the state — including the weaving schools in Blaubeuren (1852) and Reutlingen (1855). Having staunchly advocated for a double-sided education — what we now refer to as dual education — von Steinbeis was unique in his acknowledgment that only the combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills could effectively train the industrial workers of the future. 

The Steinbeis Foundation

As the worldwide network for the transfer of knowledge and technology, the Steinbeis Foundation is an umbrella organization that serves to honor the legacy of Ferdinand von Steinbeis. There are approximately 1,000 companies and 6,000 experts in the Steinbeis network — all of whom offer research and development, consulting and expertise, and training and education services for the technology and management fields. Most Steinbeis organizations are based at research institutions, specifically at universities, which are original sources of knowledge for Steinbeis.

Apply now to Steinbeis SMI using the online student application form below!