SIBE: Why SIBE? / Who we are

The School of International Business and Entrepreneurship, SIBE


In July 2013 The German Rector’s Conference registers 392 officially recognized institutions of higher education in Germany, out of which 110 are awarded the right to grant PhD degrees. And while the majority of these institutions is public, only 11 are privately owned. Steinbeis University Berlin is one of these 11. (Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK), Hochschulkompass 2013) It was founded in 1998 influenced by of the European Bologna Process and understands itself as a provider of undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate qualification for working professionals. And while some people seek for affordable, part time available degrees, which as little as possible interfere with work schedules and personal obligations, others are eager to dedicate more time and effort in order to dive deeper into the subject matter and acquire more renowned degrees, which optimally cause a career boost that justify higher prices.

At SUB these different groups are served by different schools. The School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE) is the top level international business school at SUB, conducting degree programs for demanding, ambitious, upwardly mobile working professionals that desire to being enabled to better contribute to the success of their employers or own companies and be rewarded through better career opportunities and success.

  • Steinbeis University Berlin (SUB) is owned by Steinbeis Foundation, an organization founded by the government of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany’s southwestern federal State.
  • Steinbeis University Berlin (SUB) is one of 11 privately owned institutions of higher education with the right to grant PhD degrees.
  • The School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE) is SUB’s leading international business school.
  • Chairman Steinbeis Foundation: Prof. Dr. Michael Auer
  • President SUB: Prof. Dr. Johann Loehn
  • CEO SIBE: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Werner G. Faix & Dr. Stefanie Kisgen
  • All programs receive, as a rule, accreditation from FIBAA