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Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation

Check whether Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation is right for you as an international student.

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Berlin, Germany
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Study abroad at Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation

Steinbeis University School of Management and Innovation (SMI) is a subsidiary of the globally active Steinbeis Foundation. The renowned business school is based in the beautiful city of Berlin, and there are also study centers in Munich and Stuttgart.

With modern buildings sitting in the heart of convenient locations, the University provides a fantastic student-friendly environment. The campuses are brimming with naturally lit classrooms, snug private study rooms, and dynamic communal areas.

SMI specializes in providing pioneering programs in business and engineering fields at bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Courses are taught using a trailblazing practice-orientated study model, designed to give students a highly insightful learning experience.

The University is extremely innovative and boasts ultra-high-tech facilities, like virtual reality learning systems, gamified study platforms, interactive video, and text- and audio-based education platforms.

Why study at Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation?

  • Business connections

    Industry partnerships with over 200 innovative companies

  • Practical opportunities

    Countless chances to gain hands-on experience to enhance your learning

  • Global educational Links

    Links to highly respected universities around the world

Life as an international student

There’s an amazingly diverse student population at SMI, with students from all over the world choosing to study here. The friendly and warm atmosphere will make you feel at home as soon as you arrive.

SMI’s faculty are very supportive. They are available around the clock to help you with anything you need – whether it’s a visa problem, an accommodation query, or questions about student life in Germany, they’re happy to help.

It’s easy to make friends and build valuable connections at SMI, thanks to the University’s open and cohesive attitude. With plenty of networking events and opportunities for group interaction, the University’s unique approach is designed to help students flourish.

What Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation says

  • Carsten Rasner

    Carsten Rasner

    Steinbeis SMI Managing Director
    Carsten Rasner says

    The name Steinbeis has stood for quality education and innovation for 150 years, and now represents the largest private university in Germany.

    As a student at SMI, you benefit from our long-standing history in education and strong ties with the German industry. We also enable students to work and study at the same time, thanks to our modular course structure.

    This structure offers you flexibility when it comes to selecting your majors and minors and choosing to study part-time, full-time, online, or on-campus. We even offer scholarships for academically promising international students.

    What is also unique is the 1-on-1 coaching for your scientific papers and projects.

    The Steinbeis University SMI provides its international students with 1-on-1 coaching for scientific papers and projects, study counseling, career guidance, and internship support through our strong corporate network, support in the accommodation search and visa questions, finding suitable language course offers - there is always a dedicated person for you to help you with all your queries and doubts or questions. Thanks to Steinbeis University's strong basis in the German corporate world – with cooperation with industry leaders like Bosch, Siemens, and Daimler – and our transfer-oriented study approach, alumni from our university have excellent career chances within Germany as well as internationally.

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Fees and funding

Undergraduate tuition

  • On campus tuition - €9,000 per year
  • Online tuition - €4,500 per year

Graduate tuition

  • On campus tuition - from €15,200 to €17,200 per year
  • Online tuition - from €7,600 to €8,600 per year

The Steinbeis Foundation scholarship

Steinbeis Foundation offers partial tuition scholarships of up to 25% for accepted students who show academic merit and outstanding interpersonal skills.

Scholarships are allocated based on motivation, personal and professional achievements, and academic excellence. Scholarships will be awarded to candidates from any educational or vocational background.


Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation

Franklinstraße 15, 10587 Berlin, Germany

Berlin is an exciting metropolis with so much to explore. The campus is well connected to the rest of the city, making it very easy for students to access entertainment venues, tourist destinations, amazing eateries, and chic shopping districts.

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