International Executive MBA Programme

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

International Executive Programme


Master of Business Administration International Executive Programme
Abschluss: MBA
Dauer: 24 months
Sprache: en
Akkreditierung: FIBAA*
Credit Points: 90 ETCS
Studienmodell: berufsbegleitend

Next programme start: March 2019



Progamme Information

In our progressively advancing global world, it is essential for aspiring future managers to have a profound understanding of international business as well as solid intercultural skills in order to communicate effectively with colleagues and employees around the globe.

The two-year Executive MBA programme at Steinbeis Business Academy (SBA) addresses the key disciplines of business administration and leadership. It will allow you to acquire an invaluable range of useful strategies and skills for enhancing your executive effectiveness in an ever-growing international business world.

Our part-time study programme has been specifically designed to be flexible and compatible with the busy schedules of working professionals. All classes in this international programme are taught in English language by experienced tutors and professors who bring with them a great deal of invaluable real-life working experience to share with our students.

Core to our studies is the strong link between scientific theory and its application into the daily working lives of our students. Our students execute a real-life project in their company to which they can directly apply the tools and strategies acquired during their studies. This project offers an excellent opportunity for our students to position themselves within their company or use it as a stepping-stone for further professional advancement.


  • Project Management & Organisation
  • Entrepreneurship & Strategy
  • Accounting & Corporate Finance
  • Leadership & Competencies
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • International Management
  • Law


  • Globalisation
  • Personality
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Quality Management
  • Finance
Programme Structure and Course Assessments

Our Executive MBA programme is structured into approximately four block weeks, additional evening webinars and a two-week international on campus experience at one of our partner universities in California or Canada. Our students will need to set aside additional time for the written assignments, exam preparation and self-learning periods at home. 


A combination of different types of assessments ensure a well-balanced range of written assignments:

  • Case Studies
  • Transfer-Papers
  • Project-Papers
  • Written Exams
  • Master's Thesis
Admission Criteria and Application Process

In order to be admitted to our Executive MBA programme you need to meet a number of admission criteria:


  • Successfully completed undergraduate degree with 210 ECTS (or 180 ECTS + additional module during our MBA)
  • Two years’ professional work experience
  • Current employment
  • Project sponsor (company/organisation)
  • Good to excellent English language skills
  • Letter of motivation
  • Succesful participation in our admission and asessment

Applications for the Executive MBA are accepted on a rolling basis until eight weeks before the programme starts. Upon receipt of your application papers, we will contact you to arrange a personal or telephone interview and admission test. This includes an in-depth conversation in English about your professional career and your motivation for the programme as well as a written case study.

The final decision to grant admission to the programme is made by the programme director upon thorough consideration of the overall application and assessment.

Target Group and Career Goals

With our international Executive MBA programme we have an exceptional learning journey on offer for aspiring working professionals who would like to further their careers by obtaining an MBA degree whilst still being able to juggle their demanding professional and personal commitments at the same time.

The programme has been designed for internationally minded (future) leaders and provides a stepping stone to top management positions.

Programme Locations and Start Date

Our face-to-face seminars will take place during approximately four block weeks at one of Steinbeis Business Academy’s locations in Gaggenau and/or Stuttgart (Southern Germany) as well as during a 2-week intensive international on-campus experience at one of our partner universities in California or Canada. Moreover, approximately five modules will be taught online as webinars between the seminar blocks. This course structure gives our students the flexibility they need to combine their studies with their professional and personal lives.

The next programme start is scheduled for 4 March 2019.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for our Executive MBA programme are € 18.900, payable in monthly instalments over a period of 24 months or as a lump sum payment (if preferred). In addition, a one-off registration and administration fee of € 540 applies.

Our tuition fees include all seminars, webinars, access to our online learning platform and all examination fees. Travel expenses and accommodation costs for the seminars in Germany and abroad are not included.

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