What actually becomes of SIBE alumni and where do graduates stand three years after completing their studies? We would like to approach these essential questions by surveying the corresponding graduating class each year. In February 2020, we invited alumni from the class of 2016 to participate in the Alumni Retention Survey.
The central result of the survey: The “employability” of former SIBE students is also extremely high this year:
- 96 % of graduates are employed on a permanent basis
- 61 % of the participants have a management function
- 59 % of respondents have disciplinary personnel responsibility (1-100 employees)
- The average annual gross salary is around 85,000€.
The retention survey also shows that alumni see a direct link between their good, professional situation and the SIBE course; 89% of respondents said that the course had helped their professional development a great deal. A total of 90% see the subject of personality development as particularly helpful in SIBE studies.
Looking at the results across all cohorts surveyed to date, it can be seen that the 2016 cohort broadly mirrors previous figures. It is noteworthy that the steady upward trend in the salary of graduates, three years after graduation, is confirmed in this survey.
With currently more than 4,800 alumni at home and abroad, the SIBE has a considerable and successful network. Some outstanding careers show our alumni today in the board or management of well-known companies like Bertrandt AG, SAP AG or EQS Group. The number of company founders is also above average at 9 percent. Some examples are the multiple award-winning companies CureVac GmbH, Zoi TechCon GmbH and Asana Rebel GmbH.
We are proud of our alumni and would like to constantly strengthen the exchange. For this purpose, the Xing and LinkedIn community“SIBE@Steinbeis Alumni and students” serve as a central exchange platform for graduates and students. In addition, networking is also the focus of the Mentoring@SIBE programme. Here, committed graduates support students for a year with tips on their jobs and careers.
The complete “Retention Study 2020” can be found here.