SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP2Dear readers,In a globally networked and continuously changing world full of economic challenges, innovation is the crux of successful business more than ever. But innovation does not only mean large, far-sighted change. To ensure long-term success, every company must continually innovate, especially in the small things.This is possible only with innovative, competent employees who view their companies with open eyes and take on whatever problems and challenges they encounter. The School of International Business and Entre-preneurship (SIBE) has made it its task to educate such people.As the Graduate School of Leadership & Management of the Steinbeis University, we – the faculty, employ-ees and leaders of SIBE – want to enable our graduates to be very successful. Our goal is to help them become creative personalities who implement value-added and sustainable contributions in their companies, orga-nizations and in society.» YOU MUST RELY ON INNOVATIONS AND  PEOPLE! «FERDINAND VON STEINBEIS (1807–1893)

3SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIPWe are very proud of our alumni, who have developed their own talents as well as personal and company-related competencies through their studies at SIBE. This has not only increased their own professional success but also enriched their partner companies and helped them make considerable progress. But read for yourself what alumni and company representatives say about studies at SIBE.Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.BR Werner G. Faix         &         Prof. Dr. Stefanie Kisgen                 CEOs of the School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE)

SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP470 %  …  of the alumni who continue at their sponsoring companies are still with them three years later*.Investments in  education are worth itSuccesses of our alumni three years after graduation52 %  … of the alumni hold leading positions three years later.84 % … of the alumni indicate that their study at SIBE has strongly to    very strongly promoted their professional advancement.94 % … of the alumni rate the Experience Based Curriculum (EBC)    as good to very good.Overall, alumni give their studies a very positive rating: 84 % of them indicate that their studies have strongly to very strongly promoted their professio-nal development. 94 % rate the EBC as good to very good.Today, SIBE alumni hold management or executive board positions at Bertrandt AG, SAP AG or Paul Hartmann AG. At 11 % of all alumni, the share of company founders three years after completion is above-average.11 % … of the alumni have founded a company during       the three years after completion of their studies.

5SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP77.000 EUROAverage salary  after 3 yearsIt is noticeable - measured by first degrees and project topics - that students from the more technical areas develop during or after their studies into more strategic, management-oriented areas.The majority of alumni (57 %) work in groups with more than 10,000 employees, 23 % are emplo-yed by employers with 500 to 10,000 employees and 20 % by smaller companies with up to 500 employees.Sectors of activity of alumni in an  employment relationshipSIBE has surveyed its graduates ten years after completion of their studies since 2014. The figures shown on these two pages are taken from the surveys from 2014 to 2023 (cumulative, n = 1045). * This question has been included in the survey since 2016 (cumulative, n = 876).Logistics: 3 %IT: 8 % Planning/Strategy: 11 %Marketing/CRM/PR: 9 %Finance/Controlling: 9 %HR: 12 %Consulting: 13 %Sales: 14 %R & D: 4 %Corporate Management: 4 %Purchase: 5 %Production 2 %Law: > 1 %Other: 3 %Communications: 2 %

SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP6Continuous positive  development of our alumniSuccesses of our alumni ten years  after graduationEven ten years after their graduation, the feedback of our alumni is very positive. The results speak for themselves and that fills us with pride. Accordingly, we are pleased to present the results of the survey ten years after graduation.26 %  …  of the hired alumni are still with their project companies even ten years later.84 % … of the alumni state that their studies have strongly to very    strongly promoted their professional advancement. 89 % … rate the project company as good to very good, even ten    years after graduation.95 % … of the alumni rate the Experience Based Curriculum (EBC)     as good to very good.16 % … of the alumni founded a business in the ten years after       graduating.

7SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP107.000 EUROAverage salary  after 10 yearsSectors of activity of alumni in an  employment relationshipSIBE has surveyed its graduates ten years after completion of their studies since 2014. The figures shown on these two pages are taken from the surveys from 2014 to 2023 (cumulative, n = 437).88 % … of the alumni are in permanent employment. The respective     position is held full-time by 79% of all respondents.82 % … of all alumni who participated in the survey hold a leading     position ten years after graduation. This is accompanied by                              disciplinary staff responsibility (1–100 people) for 65 %.R & D: 3 %Planning/Strategy: 8 % HR: 11 %Marketing/CRM/PR: 9 % Other: 10 %  Consulting: 10 %Corporate Management: 12 %Sales: 12 % Logistics: 4 %Finance/Controlling: 7 % IT: 7 %Production: 2 %Law: 2 %Communications: 3 %Purchase: 2 %

SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP8As early as the 19th century, Ferdinand von Steinbeis (1807-1893) committed himself with great ingenuity and imagination to innovation and improvements in industry. He tirelessly called on all involved parties to invest in the qualifications of employees and created one of the most modern training systems in the world. The duality of theory and practice in education is primarily based on Steinbeis‘s thinking and work.The School of International Business and  Entrepreneurship (SIBE) leads 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. For SIBE, successful knowledge transfer between science and economy plus the systematic develop-ment of competencies are fundamental. SIBE focu-ses on companies and organizations as well as on competent, entrepreneurial and globally thinking and acting high potentials.With Master programs since 1994, currently  ca. 300 students, over 5,000 successful gradu-ates as well as partnerships with over 350 compa-nies, SIBE is a competent partner for growth and globalization.About SIBE


SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP12Faculdades da IndústriaCuritiba, Brazil( Estadual Paulista (UNESP)São Paulo, Brazil( Federal de Educação Ciência e Tecnologia do Maranhão (IFMA)São Luís - MA, Brazil( Católica de Santos (UNISANTOS)Santos, Brazil( Euvaldo Lodi (IEL),Confederação Nacional da Indústria (CNI) Brasília, Brazil( University, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA  ( Vila VelhaVila Velha, Brazil ( successUSABRAZILOur partner universities

13SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIPHeriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Business School Edinburgh, UK   ( UniversityShanghai, China   ( Academy of SciencesShenzhen, China( UniversityBeijing, China   ( Instituteof Business Management(SIBM)Pune, India( of BernDepartment of Management  and EntrepreneurshipBern, Switzerland( Mater Europaea of the European Academy of Sciences and ArtsSalzburg, Austria   ( for Continuing Education KremsKrems, Austria   ( International  University of Management  and CommunicationTiflis, Georgia(

SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP20For your companyOur added valueIncreasing digitalization and globalization are having an immense impact on the modern working world of companies and individu-als. These factors are central for the increa-sing complexity and acceleration of business processes in which innovation plays a key role in ensuring competitiveness and thus, the viabi-lity of enterprises. Innovations that are vital for tomorrow‘s companies must be recognized and successfully implemented.This requires competent (junior) leaders – in brief: creative personalities! The recruitment and retainment of suitable management and junior staff is an immense challenge for compa-nies due to worldwide demographic changes. To meet these challenges with esprit, we are ready to stand at your side as a successful partner!Candidate Catalog ■SIBE‘s free Candidate Catalog offers you an actual overview of our applicants, who are available for positions in combination with our Master‘s degree programsRecruitment ■Successful recruitment through your cooperation with our in-house HR consulting service, SAPHIR Deutschland GmbH  ■Engaged, highly motivated young academics, selected according to potential, with at least one university degree  ■Employment with a work or internship contract (limited to two years) – even without headcount

21SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIPPersonal development ■Verifiable development of competencies during the Master program  ■Unique assessment of the potential of young academicsProject ■Student projects generate solutions for your business challenges  ■Systematic and successful implementation of innovative projects for your company  ■Students work on measurable project benefit  ■Transfer of current management know-how to the companyStaff retention ■Early development of company loyalty of young, talented employees to counter the „War for Talents“  ■After two years, takeover of students is possible  ■As part of personnel retention, you can propose your own employees

SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP22“By working directly on a company project, students sometimes reach their own limits – but it is precisely these moments of ‚emotional uncertainty‘ that serve to develop their competencies the most. Once overcome, the students emerge much stronger – which can be seen in the graduates!”Prof. Dr. John ErpenbeckProfessor for Competency Management at SIBEFeedback from our partnersThe annual survey of business mentors, who are the supervisors of the students in the sponsoring company, confirms that the SIBE has achieved outstanding results:»It is nice to be able to accompany the development of young talents so intensively. «Kemal Kösemehmetoglu, Head of Business Field Service, Deutsche Telekom Technical ServiceThese are based on the cumulative figures of surveys of business mentors in 2013 – 2022 (n = 1,777).* This question has been included in the survey since 2017 (cumulative, n = 1,006).93 % are satisfied to very satisfied with the SIBE study program91 %would recommend the program* 94 %confirm a high or very high benefit in terms of employment  of the SIBE student*95 %are satisfied to very satisfied with SIBE students with regard to dealing with entrepreneurial challenges*95 %are satisfied to very satisfied with the competency development  of SIBE students*93 %confirm that the program‘s assessment of the students‘ potential is good to very good*


SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP24Our studentsA central point of the SIBE degree programs are their interdisciplinary nature and diversity. Since innovations are also based on breaking through known patterns and rely literally on „thinking outside the box“, this heterogeneous mixture of students is simultaneously an important key to success.In the Master program, the students‘ systematic development of skills is guaranteed by integrated competency assessments and development using KODE® and the SIBE COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT (SCA) Center. The feedback opportunities for indivi-dual performance are enabled by several 360° feed-back rounds during the SIBE Master program.53%47%Currently 47 % of SIBE students are female  and 53 % are male. This ratio is likewise reflected by our alumni.

25SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIPFirst degrees of our studentsBased on the initial degree of all enrolled students of the respective degree programOur students come from27Average age of students at beginning of studiesHumanities and Social SciencesLawSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Economics,Industrial Engineering62 %27 %2 %9 %USAGeorgiaKyrgyzstanUkraineRussian FederationMexicoNigeriaCameroonSouth AfricaBulgariaFranceGreat BritainItalyNetherlandsPolandSerbiaSpainBangladeshIndonesiaIndiaIranJordanTurkeyEgyptGreeceMoroccoTunisiaChinaVietnamBrazilEcuadorGermanyCroatiaAustriaSwitzerland

SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP26Projects & experiencesOur students‘ projectsConcept development for the implementation and realization of a global Diversity & Inclusion Management at the ZEISS GroupSvenja SchmidtCarl Zeiss AGDefining and managing a portfolio of projects to make the company‘s IT infrastructure stable and expandableGhassem Nezamipour Azari, M.A./MBABergler Industrieservices GmbHImpact of Digital Transforma-tion Strategy on Pharmaceutical CompaniesOliver Rätz, M.Sc. Alumnus M.Sc. in International Management and doctoral candidate in the DBA program Biologische Heilmittel Heel GmbHConception of a digital manage-ment reporting of personnel data for the sustainable process improvement of Mercedes-AMG GmbHLena Buchholz, M.Sc.Mercedes-AMG GmbHOptimization Potential of Coordi-nated Shared Leadership in Global Virtual Teams – An Analysis of influ encing Factors on the  Performance of international Projects Mareike Brodersen, M.Sc.Alumna M.Sc. in International Management and doctoral candidate in the DBA programRobert Bosch GmbH Development of a virtual business training concept based on neu-roscientific findings to increase efficiency on a global scale at Allianz SEIna Trosdorff, M.Sc. Allianz SE

27SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIPExperiences of our partners“SIBE‘s job-integrated study model is an excellent companion to challenging corporate projects. The students experience an ideal support for the processing of individual and complex problems through the broadly diversified and practically relevant range of topics offered by SIBE. The successful harmonization of studies and everyday business life creates scope for creativity and promotes motivation and willingness to perform. The results obtained from the master thesis provide a valuable basis and source for the future development and optimization of concepts and models. My role as a business mentor has given me great pleasure, and I am very satisfied with the results.“Dr. Bernd Seilheimer Head of Systems Research and DevelopmentBiologische Heilmittel Heel GmbH“Thanks to years of cooperation with SIBE, ABB has been able to recruit young talents in various specialist areas and develop them.“Andreas LennerReporting & Consolidation Manager in the Finance Fiduciary departmentFinance Fiduciary, ABB AG“The practice- and transfer-oriented focus of the program has resulted in a strongly individualized training for the best possible application in our company. Thanks to the student‘s involvement in the commercial area, we were able to make significant pro-gress in digitization. Not least through the exchange between the student and his fel-low students and lecturers. I would choose the SIBE study program again at any time.“Katrin SulzmannSenior Vice PresidentVoith Group“As a company, we support the development of our employees, for example through job-integrated master‘s programs at Steinbeis University. I am convinced that the combination of theoretical study content and practical experience is a benefit for the company and for the students. For years, we have had very positive experiences with students who are characterized by a high level of motivation.“Nils KatzorkeProject Manager further development test site Immendingen,  Research & Development Mercedes-Benz AG

School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE)Kalkofenstr. 53, D-71083 HerrenbergPhone  +49 (0) 70 32 - 94 58 - 0 E-Mail The figures in the report originate from the following surveys and studies: ■SIBE Graduate Survey 2014 – 2023 (cumulative) ■SIBE Business Mentor Survey 2013 – 2022 (cumulative)Image sources: P. 1–3: internal; P. 4: iStock (YekoPhotoStudio); P. 5: internal; P. 6: Pexels; P. 7–9: internal; P. 10–11: iStock (fstop123; mediaphotos); P. 12–17: Pexels; P. 18–19: Adobe Stock; P. 20–21, 23: Pexels; free-pik; P. 24: photodune; P. 25: internal; P. 26–27: Pexels; P. 28: internalwww.sibe-edu.comSCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIPSTEINBEIS UNIVERSITY