The School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE) is the graduate school of Leadership & Management at Steinbeis University. It is located in Herrenberg and directed by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Werner G. Faix and Prof. Dr. Stefanie Kisgen. With Master’s degree programs since 1994, currently over 800 students, over 4,800 successful graduates and over 350 partner companies, SIBE is your capable partner for Management & Business Leadership Education and thus for innovation, growth and globalization.

The Steinbeis University and the courses offered by the SIBE are state-recognised and accredited by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA). In addition, SIBE’s entire quality management system has been awarded system accreditation without any conditions. SIBE is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and thus underscores the high quality standards it sets for its own education and research in an international context.



Our mission

SIBE’s mission is based on the two following objectives and obligations:

  1. SIBE provides a framework for people to develop into creative personalities. A creative personality is characterized by the ability and clear-sightedness to recognize opportunities, approach them courageously, think them through thoroughly, assess them carefully and responsibly, and turn them into value-creating reality.
  2. SIBE provides a framework within which ideas can develop into high-quality innovations. A high-quality innovation is characterized by the fact that the new is not only different from what exists but also creates more value in a broad sense.

These objectives and obligations apply to SIBE’s teaching, research and corporate culture. Teaching at SIBE enables students to develop a life perspective that is characterized by discovering, understanding, evaluating, realizing and leading. Research at SIBE is all about successful and far-reaching knowledge transfer between science and industry. SIBE’s corporate culture is characterized by social practices, structures and processes with which SIBE, as a loyal and trustworthy partner, can meet its own objectives and obligations. In this way, we – faculty members, employees and managers at SIBE – want our degree programs to make it possible for our graduates to be highly successful. We aim to do this by enabling them to realize value-adding and sustainable benefits for companies, organizations and society with their creative personalities Because your success is our success!

History of SIBE

Foundation of SIBE Scientific Projects GmbH and start of the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) doctoral program in cooperation with the Edinburgh Business School of Heriot-Watt University
Start of the M.A./MBA(USA) online study program as a dual degree with the US-American Post University
Start of the Master of Laws in International Business Law (LL.M) online study program
Premium seal of the FIBAA for the M.Sc. & M.A. programs (top 3 % in Germany)
Werner G. Faix and Stefanie Kisgen are responsible for executive management of SIBE
Double degree option with the Brazilian partner universities Universidade de Taubaté (UNITAU), Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia (MAUA) and Universidade Católica de Brasília (UCB)
Start of the Master of Arts in General Management (M.A.)
The study program »Master of Science in International Management (M.Sc.)« is developed and implemented by the todays CEO of the SIBE, Stefanie Kisgen
Foundation of SAPHIR Deutschland GmbH
Steinbeis University Berlin receives the right to award doctorates
Representation in China (Shanghai) is established
Representation in Brazil (São Paulo) is established
Development of the International MBA Globalization Management and General MBA Growth Management (growth campaign) courses
Foundation of »School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE)« within the Steinbeis University Berlin (SUB) as an independent part of the SUB
The Executive MBA Program is accredited by the FIBAA
Development of the Executive MBA program together with Danube University Krems
Foundation of the »Steinbeis Academy for Economic Development« by Werner G. Faix in connection with the Steinbeis Institute for Economic Development