Take your career into your own hands with the M.A./MBA (USA) of the SIBE: Within the framework of an interdisciplinary and interactive program you have the opportunity to design company projects and to develop your skills and personal competencies. You will have the opportunity to show through extraordinary company projects that you are proficient in more than just daily business! The close exchange with fellow students and lecturers helps you to develop self-organized solutions for tasks at the intersection of science and practice. Interactive online cooperation that is time and place flexible ensures that the program is compatible with responsible positions within the company. Study with other international talents on the German and American campuses and gain two internationally recognized leadership degrees in just one program!

  • Duration of study: 24 months
  • Degrees: Master of Arts in General Management (M.A.) and Master of Business Administration (MBA), 120 credit points according to ECTS
  • Language: English
  • Seminar locations: location-independent through online campus, Location in the company, time flexible
  • Start dates: several times a year
  • Optional: study trip abroad

The degree M.A. in General Management is awarded by the Steinbeis University. It is recognised by the state and is entitled to award a doctorate. In addition, it has been awarded the FIBAA Premium Seal. Only 3% of the Master’s programs of the FIBAA-accredited programs have this seal. It stands for outstanding teaching in the study programs and is awarded to study programs which are already established in the market and which, in addition, not only meet but exceed the majority of the quality requirements. The MBA of the Post University is ACBSP accredited.

Our Partner

POST_LOGO_BALDRIDGE_horizontalPost University was founded in 1890. Since then, it has supported its students in acquiring knowledge, competencies and experience so that they can be successful in their chosen field. Based in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA, Post University is renowned for quality, career-enhancing study programs and small seminar groups. It is recognized by the State of Connecticut and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business is the business school of Post University. It is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The lecturers at the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business are senior-level business experts with many years of teaching experience. Click here for “Awards and Recognitions” of Post University. Post University offers international students Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses both as on-campus programs and in online format.


At the center of the program stands the realization of one or more corporate projects and the shaping of your own personal development. This is supported by a systematic project and competency curriculum. In addition, the curriculum covers all major topics of leadership education, eg Economics, Project Management and Entrepreneurship, Methods of Empirical Social Research, Market Analysis, Objectives and Strategy, Communication, Marketing and Sales, Management Accounts and Corporate Finance, Influencing Factors, Law, International Business Development, Leadership and Competencies.


As part of the program, you will develop solutions for entrepreneurial challenges and thus ensure immediate benefit. At the same time, working on a business project enables you to apply the learned knowledge directly to practice. This way you can prove that you are not only able to reproduce things in theory, but that you have developed competencies in business reality. It further demonstrates you being equipped for high and complex tasks. This is your chance to bring new incentives into the company and to excel through innovation. A structured project curriculum serves as scientific support for the realization of the project. It enables you to reflect at regular intervals on the progress of your own project with fellow students, lecturers and company representatives. This enables you to build up the greatest possible practical and scientific expertise in the individually selected project area.


The M.A./MBA (USA) is an interactive study format with a focus on digital collaboration. In small groups, you will study together in the 17 courses and work on your management project and personal development up to the Master’s Thesis. In addition to the small groups, individual support by the university and structural clarity are key success factors. Before starting each course, you receive full transparency about the respective contents, tasks and requirements. Students know exactly what tasks are coming and can plan how to reach their respective goals. Thus, this format of online study allows you the greatest possible flexibility in terms of time and space, while retaining the essential elements of interaction and cooperation.


We believe that actual competencies and applying learned knowledge is more important in a job than passing knowledge tests. Thus, we have geared the entire program to your competency development. This is why you will not write exams to test your knowledge during the M.A./MBA (USA) in General Management. Instead, you will develop solutions for problems and tasks in the form of Presentations, Transfer Papers (TP), Transfer Documentation Reports (TDR) and Management Project Papers (MPP) that you will use for your innovation project and your Master’s Thesis.

Optional Study Abroad

A foreign study can also be booked as an option. Please inquire which destinations are included in the annual planning.

Admission & Application

You have:

  • Completed university degree with at least 180 credit points according to ECTS or equivalent
  • Knowledge of English corresponding to at least B2 according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages and Literatures
  • Practical experience from internships or work experience, stays abroad, volunteer work, etc.
  • Successful completion of the SIBE Online Assessment Center
  • A partner company, which uses you within the scope of your studies and enables you to work on one or more projects. You are welcome to bring your own partner with you or join us in our search.

Your Application Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificate of higher education entrance qualification (high-school diploma, technical higher education entrance certificate)
  • Certificate of Undergraduate Study
  • Transcript of Records (or current overview of grades) and
  • Job and Internship References

The documents are to be summarized in a PDF file (alternatively Word).
Ideally, please send us your application online or to bewerbung@steinbeis-sibe.de.
An early application is recommended. The course starts take place at regular intervals and are independent of the state winter and summer semesters.

Selection process
In the M.A./MBA (USA) you will go through a three-stage selection process: After the formal examination of your application documents, you will be invited to an online assessment center. Finally, we ask you to make a KODE® self-assessment. If you already have a partner company at this time, you can start the program as soon as possible. Alternatively, you will be included in our talent pool. Here we support you in the independent search for a partner company. You can also take advantage of our advertised positions. Your application can be forwarded to our cooperation partners following a coaching telephone call.
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Costs & Financing

The company you are employed at will cover the majority of the fees in addition to your salary (please note that deviations are possible. Therefore, please discuss details directly with the respective partner company.).

Costs for you as a student:
Tuition fees of 350,- € / month (without VAT)
Printing and binding of the Master Thesis (4 copies, hardcover), usually to be paid by the student.

Costs for the company

  • Program fees: 1.110,- € / month (excl. VAT)
  • Salary for employee (Of which the student pays 350,- € / month tuition fees [without VAT] to the university.)