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Here you will find the most important questions about the application, selection process, partner companies and studies. We hope you enjoy browsing and reading – if a question is not included, no problem – contact us.
- Completed first degree at a German or foreign university with at least 180 credit points according to ECTS or equivalent
- English language skills of at least B2 according to the European Reference Framework
No. In addition to your academic achievements, we pay particular attention to your practical experience, your skills, and the personal impression we gain of you during the selection process.
- Resume in German and/or English
- Bachelor’s degree certificate including current grades or overview of current grades
- Work and/or internship certificates, references
- University entrance qualification (e.g. high school diploma)
- Certificate of English skills (at least B2, max. 3 years old)
- Further references and certificates
- Letters of recommendation, confirmations of voluntary activities
No. However, if you would like to write one, please feel free to express your motivation for our master’s program or tell us why a specific position or department is a particularly good fit for you.
Due to legal regulations for admission, we are obligated to check your university entrance qualification.
Please apply online: https://www.steinbeis-sibe.de/school/online-bewerbung-master/
In case of technical problems, you can also send the documents (in one pdf file) to:email@example.com
In case of technical problems, you can also send the documents (in one pdf file) to:firstname.lastname@example.org
An application is possible at any time. Most of the positions at our partner companies are available immediately. An ideal time for an application is about 6 months before the preferred start of studies – then you should have enough time to find a suitable partner company.
You can apply at any time, as it is possible to start your studies on every 1st and 15th of a month. Accordingly, our courses also start several times a year – regardless of the summer and winter semester, common at other universities.
Do as you like! If a position particularly appeals to you, then you are welcome to directly apply for it. If you are still undecided or find several positions exciting, then feel free to send an open application. This has no effects on the selection process.
No, please apply only once (for a specific position or initiative). Sobald Sie unser Auswahlverfahren erfolgreich absolviert haben, haben Sie Once you have successfully completed our selection process, you will have access to all currently open vacancies and can let us know which other partner companies you are interested in.
In general, your application should first go to SIBE, where you then go through the selection process. If you complete this successfully, we will send your documents to the partner companies you are interested in. For some of our partner companies, you also need to apply to the company itself. However, this is noted accordingly in the respective job advertisement.
All positions that you find on our homepage are still open. Here you can find all current vacancies of our partner companies: https://www.steinbeis-sibe.de/en/school/vacancies/
Our partner companies are usually looking for a student, who can start as soon as possible. However, we always receive many new positions and some of our partner companies also retain their candidates in advance. So please feel free to apply now, even if you are only available later.
Of course! Our degree programs are for academics from all areas. We have, for example, students with a degree in engineering, humanities, or social sciences. In our master’s program, all students are brought up to the same level of knowledge and are taught the necessary economic contexts and methods. Accordingly, prior knowledge in these areas is not required.
Yes! Many of our partner companies would rather wait for the right candidate than just fill a position quickly. They often commit their desired candidates to the company many months before the start date. However, an optimal time for an application is about 6 months before your desired start date – so we will have enough time to find a suitable partner company. Please send us a current overview of your grades with your application.
Yes, regardless of the company confirmation, you will also need the admission from SIBE. Therefore, please apply here: https://www.steinbeis-sibe.de/en/school/online-application-master-program/
If a position has already been filled by the time you have gone through our selection process, your application for this position can unfortunately no longer be considered. However, we have multiple other positions. Once you are part of our talent pool, we can forward your documents directly to the new positions at our partner companies and actively support you in your search for a partner company.
All positions on our website https://www.steinbeis-sibe.de/en/school/vacancies/ are for master’s programs only.
- Online application
- Review of your documents (feedback within 5 working days)
- Preparatory task in case of positive feedback (e.g., online English test)
- Individual interview via MS Teams
- KODE ® competency assessment (online)
- In case of positive feedback: inclusion in our talent pool
The selection process takes place completely online.
You can prepare yourself the same way as you would for a normal job interview or assessment center. We focus not only on your academic achievements and your current career, but also on your overall performance, your competencies, and your motivation.
Internationality plays a major role for us and our partner companies. So please be prepared for a possible English test and an English-speaking part during the interview. Of course, it is also possible for our international applicants to complete the interview and the KODE competency assessment entirely in English.
Yes, this is possible. We also accept other English certificates, such as OLS or Cambridge. Please make sure, that the certificate shows at least a B2 level and is not older than 3 years. Please attach your certificate directly to your online application.
You have the following options to find a partner company:
- You start your studies with your current employer.
- You apply for one of our vacancies at our partner companies: https://www.steinbeis-sibe.de/en/school/vacancies/
- A partner company becomes aware of you based on your profile in our talent catalogue. After successfully passing our selection process, all newcomers to our talent pool are presented to our company network with an anonymized short profile.
- You take advantage of our coaching offer. SAPHIR (https://saphir-deutschland.de/en/) can help you to win your desired company for a cooperation with the SIBE master’s program.
Of course, you can also bring your own preferred company to the study program. The size or industry of the company is not relevant. The only thing that needs to be considered by the companies is, that they need to offer the possibility for you to work on specific projects and that you have a certain amount of personal responsibility. Once you have successfully passed our selection process, we will be happy to support you with the further process.
There are several employment types. Most of the time, the contracts are internship or temporary employment contracts with a duration of 24 months.
The employment with your partner company is usually limited to 24 months. Employment after graduation is not guaranteed but very common. We recommend you to build up a good network in your company during your studies and to make clear your interest in working for the company beyond your studies.
Yes, you will sign two contracts: a contract with your partner company and one study contract with SIBE. There will also be another contract between SIBE and the partner company.
Yes, we already have had open positions in England, Austria, Switzerland, or Mexico. In general, a partner company from abroad is always possible.
Please use the filter options on our website: https://www.steinbeis-sibe.de/en/school/vacancies/
No, because our study formats can guarantee a predictable seminar schedule regardless of further developments around Covid-19 over the two years of study.
We have several starts per year (usually every two to three months). So there will not just be summer and winter semesters! When you start your studies, depends on your start date at the partner company. Due to the numerous cohort starts, it is possible to join flexibly or make up for missed seminars in another cohort without having to wait for a new semester.
The focus of the study format is on your own project realization. By studying on real-world projects, practice and theory are directly intertwined: On the one hand, the study continuously accompanies the development of your real-world project(s). On the other hand, SIBE block seminars can be integrated into your work routine. As a rule, block seminars are usually scheduled at the end of a week and always include a Saturday in addition to weekdays. In exceptional cases, seminar dates may also take place during the week due to limited availability of lecturers and/or seminar rooms. Within the German-US-Dual-Degree you complete additionally 10 courses of each eight weeks on the learning platform of Post University. You can view an exemplary study plan in the download section of each master’s program: https://www.steinbeis-sibe.de/school/programme/
This depends on which study program you are taking and which seminar dates you book. Regularly, the seminar blocks at the SIBE always have a scope of 1 to 4 days. You can view an exemplary study plan in the download section of each master’s program: https://www.steinbeis-sibe.de/school/programme/
Of course, that is generally possible. The extent of the crediting needs to be determined in a case-by-case examination.
Since at work, skills and performance are more important than passing knowledge tests, we have designed the entire program to focus on your skills development. Therefore, during your studies, you will mainly work on problems and tasks of your projects in the form of presentations and project-related term papers (so-called transfer or project study papers up to the Master’s thesis).
Details can be found in the following overview.
Within our German-US-Dual-Degree (M.Sc./MBA) as well as SIBE-Management-Master – M.Sc. in International Management you choose one out of two electives and – in this way – decide whether you want to gain further insights into innovation or change management. In order to pre-structure the work-integrated M.Sc. programs (German-US-Dual-Degree (M.Sc./MBA), SIBE-Digitalization-Master – M.Sc. in Digital Leadership* or SIBE-Management-Master – M.Sc. in International Management), you will receive information on certain fixed seminar dates (live online) and submission dates at the start of the studies. For all other relevant seminars of the respective curriculum, you have the possibility, in consultation with your partner company, to book alternative dates onsite or online live via the student portal “mySIBE” during the first semester. That means that you select suitable seminar dates as well as the corresponding format (live online or onsite) depending on availability.
Yes, the university hands out a confirmation of enrollment and a student ID card when you start to study. Amongst others they help you to obtain reduced rates.
Approximately six weeks before the opening, you will receive more detailed information about the first dates. Within the opening of all M.Sc. programs (German-US-Dual-Degree – M.Sc./MBA, SIBE-Digitalization-Master – M.Sc. in Digital Leadership* or SIBE-Management-Master – M.Sc. in International Management), you will receive information on certain fixed seminar dates (live online) and submission dates about the two years of study. For all other relevant seminars of the respective curriculum, you have the possibility, in consultation with your partner company, to book alternative dates onsite or online live via the student portal “mySIBE” during the first semester. That means that you select suitable seminar dates as well as the corresponding format (live online or on-site) depending on availability.
Seminars at SIBE usually take place live – in real time – either online via Microsoft Teams or onsite and enable direct exchange with the lecturer and fellow students. SIBE seminars are full-day and usually cover between 1 and up to 4 days. We usually schedule the block seminars at the end of a week and always include a Saturday in addition to weekdays. In exceptional cases, seminar dates may also take place during the week due to limited availability of lecturers and/or seminar rooms. The seminars are supplemented by learning units on the learning platform, our E-Campus. The American MBA is offered exclusively via the learning platform of Post University.
In principle, every student has the opportunity to benefit from an optional study trip abroad. Since trips are currently still subject to certain restrictions (e.g. full vaccination protection is required in some countries) and may have to be postponed or cancelled due to a change in the Corona situation, it was important to us to safely enable all curricular and/or degree-relevant aspects separate from optional studies abroad. As before, the study abroad trip is not included in the study and program fees and must be paid separately.
Yes, the right to compensation for disadvantages for people with an impairment is enshrined in law in many ways.
According to the Berlin Higher Education Act, the aim of compensation is to give people with an impairment equal opportunities to complete their studies (§4 (7) and §31 (3) BerlHG).
SIBE is happy to advise and assist in finding a solution.
Groups of persons with the following impairments are entitled to apply for disadvantage compensation:
during pregnancy, maternity leave or parental leave
with relatives in need of care
visual, hearing or speech impairments
mental illnesses (e.g. eating disorders, depression)
chronic diseases (e.g. rheumatism, Crohn’s disease or diabetes, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, allergies)
Dyslexia and other partial performance disorders
Autism and AD(H)S
Form and extent of the compensation need to be determined in a case-by-case examination.
In order to be able to offer you support in your studies as early as possible, it is requested that you submit your application to the examination board (prüfungsausschuss@steinbeis-sibe.de) as early as possible.
The following information should be part of the application:
Information about the impairment
the resulting restriction on your studies
Special application form
We offer you the greatest possible flexibility in our M.Sc. degree programs while providing the same framework conditions for all students. Therefore, the seminars in our M.Sc. degree programs consist of a combination of live-online seminars and seminars where you can choose the appropriate format yourself (on campus or live-online) in consultation with your partner company and depending on your time availability. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)