SIBEEmployment Report 201925YEARSSIBESCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIPSTEINBEIS UNIVERSITY 


SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP2Dear readers,In a globally networked and continuously changing world, innovation is the crux of successful business. 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. Werner G. Faix         &         Prof. Dr. Stefanie Kisgen                 CEOs of the School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE)


SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP468 %  …  of alumni who continue at their sponsoring companies are still with them three years later*.Investments in  education are worth itSuccesses of our alumni58 %  … of alumni hold leading positions three years later.77 % … of alumni indicate that their study at SIBE has strongly to    very strongly promoted their professional advancement.95 % … of alumni rate the Experience Based Curriculum (EBC)    as good to very good.Overall, alumni give their studies a very positive rating: 77 % of them indicate that their studies have strongly to very strongly promoted their professional development. 95 % 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 9 % of all alumni, the share of company founders three years after completion is above-average.  9 % … of alumni have founded a company during       the three years after completion of their studies.


5SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP73.000 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 (54 %) work in groups with more than 10,000 employees, 23 % are employed by employers with 500 to 10,000 employees and 23 % by smaller companies with up to 500 employees.Sectors of activity of alumni in an  employment relationshipSIBE has surveyed its graduates three years after completion of their studies since 2014. The figures shown on these two pages are taken from the surveys from 2014 to 2019 (cumulative, n = 542). * This question has been included in the survey since 2016 (cumulative, n = 370).R & D  3 %Finance 8 %Marketing & Communications 11 %Consulting 10 %Strategy 10 %HR 12 %Other 13 %Sales 15 %Purchase 4 %Corporate Management 5 %IT 5 %Production 2 %Logistics 3 %


SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP651 % …  of international alumni are still working at their sponsoring   German companies.30 %  …  have founded their own companies.95 % …  of international alumni rate their studies at SIBE as helpful   or very helpful.60 % …  of international alumni work in manufacturing   (mechanical engineering, automotive, chemicals etc.).50 %  …  work in marketing & sales.Going Global Program -  The International Alumni Survey (2013)Return on educationSuccesses of our international alumniAll international alumni hold leadership positions. >


7SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP»WHAT SEPARATES THIS PROGRAM FROM OTHERS IS THAT I CAN DIRECTLY IMPLEMENT MY STUDIES INTO BUSINESS PRACTICE. I REALLY ENJOYED THE STUDY PROCESS AND LEARNING FROM PROFESSORS FROM DIFFERENT INDUSTRIES. THE COURSE WAS VERY VALUABLE FOR ME AND DID ENHANCE MY SKILLS IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT.«YU ZUYUE, MBAGENERAL MANAGER AT SCHAAF (TAICANG) CO., LTD.»WHEN I LOOK BACK AT PURSUING MY MBA, ON THE ONE HAND IT WAS HARD, SINCE I HAD TO COMBINE FULL-TIME WORK AND WORK-INTEGRATED STUDIES. ON THE OTHER HAND IT WAS FUN. I GAINED A LOT OF KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNED ABOUT DIFFERENT CULTURES THROUGHOUT THE STUDIES. NOW I CAN BE VERY PROUD OF WHAT I’VE ACHIEVED AND BENEFIT FROM IT.«QIAO YUANJUN, MBAOPERATION DIRECTOR AT DUNKERMOTOREN TAICANGSIBE does not only develop successful young academics into future professionals and young leaders with programs in Germany. Numerous courses have been successfully concluded with our international partner universities in India, Brazil and China. In the study „Going Global – The International Alumni Survey“, these alumni were also interviewed about their current posi-tions as well as their experiences with the SIBE Master‘s degree.


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. 800 students, over 4,500 successful gradu-ates as well as partnerships with over 350 compa-nies, SIBE is a competent partner for growth and globalization.About SIBE


9SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIPSINCE 1994MANAGEMENT MASTER PROGRAMSSINCE 2003ENTITLED TO CONFER DOCTORATESACCREDITATIONSFIBAA PREMIUM SEAL: M.Sc. in International Management & M.A. in General ManagementFIBAA QUALITY SEAL: MBA in General Management FIBAA SYSTEM ACCREDITATIONOVER 25 YEARSOF EXPERIENCE800STUDENTS4,500GRADUATESVERY SELECTIVEWITH OVER 3,500 APPLICATIONS PER YEAR


SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP10SIBE‘s Experience Based Curriculum (EBC) goes one step further than typical dual degree programs. Students implement one or more innovation project(s), develop courses of action and put them directly into business practice – „an open-heart operation“ – instead of occupying themselves with unhurried case studies. They develop their own competencies and create knowledge through intensive preoccupation with challenging, innova-tive projects whose results are open. This form of teaching and learning not only impresses companies and students. Awarded the FIBAA Premium Seal the Master of Science in International Management and Master of Arts in General Management are among the 3% of the best Master‘s degree programs accre-dited by the FIBAA. The Master of Business Adminis-tration in General Management and Master of Law in International Business Law also received a FIBAA quality seal. SIBE has also been system accredited since 2019. Furthermore, SIBE is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since June 2019. By becoming a member, SIBE is expanding its quality network and thus underscoring the high quality standards it places on its own education and research in an international context.In addition, SIBE received awards in two cate-gories at the 2012 Global Business Education Awards.Best Executive Education Programme, EuropeMost Innovative Business School, GermanyFIBAA Premium Seal  for excellent quality  of study and teaching:Convincing qualityOutstanding degree programs»The Master of Science in International Management and Master of Arts in General Management are among the 3 % of the best Master‘s degree programs accredited by the FIBAA.«


11SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIPReal-World-ProjectsExperience Based CurriculumStudents do not learn particularly well when they only sit in seminars or memorize facts at their desks. Experimenting is central for learning under real conditions but in a protected framework. SIBE‘s Experience Based Curriculum (EBC) offers this framework. Students work on their own innovation projects in their sponsoring companies – by deve-loping new markets or optimizing processes, for example. They transfer to the project the manage-ment instruments and theories they have studied, thus creating direct added value for their companies.In addition to their project work, however, they are full-fledged employees involved in their company‘s daily business right from the start. Due to the demanding tasks assigned to them, they achieve a high level of identification with their project and company. Specific contact partners in the company and at the university support students with their demanding tasks.What additional things do students learn? We are convinced that working on real-world projects drives their personal development; the „company as a lab“ environment aids entrepreneurial thin-king and acting to help them become the leaders of tomorrow.


SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP12Instituto Mauá De Tecnologia (MAUA)São Paulo, Brazil(www.maua.br)Faculdade da Indústria FDICuritiba, Brazil(www.faculdadesdaindustria.org.br)Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)São Paulo, Brazil(www.epm.tjsp.jus.br)Instituto Federal de Educação Ciência e Tecnologia do Maranhão (IFMA)São Luís - MA, Brazil(www.portal.ifma.edu.br)Universidade Católica de Santos (UNISANTOS)Santos, Brazil(www.unisantos.br)Instituto Euvaldo Lodi (IEL),National Confederation of Industry Brasil (CNI) Brasília, Brazil(www.cni.org.br)Post University, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA  (www.post.edu)Universidade Católica de Brasília Brasília,  Brazil  (www.ucb.br)Universidade Vila VelhaVila Velha, Brazil (www.uvv.br)Instituto SanmiguelenseGuanajoato, Mexico(www.itses.edu.mx)International successUSAMEXICOBRAZILOur partner universitiesHeriot-Watt University,Edinburgh Business School Edinburgh, UK   (www.ebsglobal.net)


13SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIPInstituto Mauá De Tecnologia (MAUA)São Paulo, Brazil(www.maua.br)Tongji UniversityShanghai, China   (www.tongji.edu.cn)Chinese Academy of ScienceBeijing/Shenzhen, China(english.siat.cas.cn)Tsinghua UniversityBeijing, China   (www.tsinghua.edu.cn)Symbiosis Instituteof Business Management(SIBM)Pune, India(www.sibm.edu)University of BernDepartment of Management and EntrepreneurshipBern, Switzerland(www.imu.unibe.ch)RUSSIAN FEDERATIONCHINAINDIENUKLomonosov UniversityMoscow, Russian Federation   (www.msu.ru)Russian Presidential Academy of National  Economy and Public Administration  Moscow, Russian Federation   (www.ranepa.ru)Saint Petersburg State University of EconomicsSaint Petersburg, Russian Federation   (www.unecon.ru)Alma Mater Europaea  European Academy of Sciences and ArtsSalzburg, Austria   (www.euro-acad.eu)


SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP14Perfect fitOur study and doctoral programs**  Current prices for our courses can be found on the SIBE website: www.steinbeis-sibe.de **  The basis for this are bilateral agreements between SIBE and their foreign partner universities, subject to changes due to legal or political framework conditions. No legal claim to the award of titles or certificates can be derived.OUR SERVICESFOR STUDENTSOUR SERVICESFOR COMPANIES Master degreeor Doctorate Career start Scientific project implementation Individualgoal design Personal development Significantly higher career chances Networks Salary + supported Master programSHORT DESCRIPTIONINTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS(INCL. MBA) Specialized work-integrated programs tailored to the target market Usually with local partner university Part-time or work-integrated doctoral program (implementation in the company or independently chosen research focus in the fields of leadership, personality or innovation) Generally 36 months In cooperation with Edinburgh Business School (EBS) of Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, UK (title-awarding university)DBA DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Work-integrated program with company project   Blended learning format (short on-campus block seminars plus off-campus parts) German / English Option to obtain MBA at partner university (normally Brazil)** Generally 24 months 120 ECTS credit pointsM.SC.M.SC. IN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT  Work-integrated program with company project  Flexible program format:100 % online, 100 % English In cooperation with and award of MBA by Post University Generally 24 months 120 ECTS credit pointsM.A./MBA (USA)M.A. IN GENERAL MANAGEMENT MBA (USA) Netzwerke Targeted talent management Unique assessment of potential of young academics Recruitment of young academics, including projects with Indian IT scientists Integration of young academics  Transfer of current management know-how Employer branding Reverse mentoring Contract research Innovation projects


15SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIPOUR SERVICESFOR STUDENTSOUR SERVICESFOR COMPANIES Master degreeor Doctorate Career start Scientific project implementation Individualgoal design Personal development Significantly higher career chances Networks Salary + supported Master programSHORT DESCRIPTIONINTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS(INCL. MBA) Specialized work-integrated programs tailored to the target market Usually with local partner university Part-time or work-integrated doctoral program (implementation in the company or independently chosen research focus in the fields of leadership, personality or innovation) Generally 36 months In cooperation with Edinburgh Business School (EBS) of Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, UK (title-awarding university)DBA DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Work-integrated program with company project   Blended learning format (short on-campus block seminars plus off-campus parts) German / English Option to obtain MBA at partner university (normally Brazil)** Generally 24 months 120 ECTS credit pointsM.SC.M.SC. IN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT  Work-integrated program with company project  Flexible program format:100 % online, 100 % English In cooperation with and award of MBA by Post University Generally 24 months 120 ECTS credit pointsM.A./MBA (USA)M.A. IN GENERAL MANAGEMENT MBA (USA) Netzwerke Targeted talent management Unique assessment of potential of young academics Recruitment of young academics, including projects with Indian IT scientists Integration of young academics  Transfer of current management know-how Employer branding Reverse mentoring Contract research Innovation projects


SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP16For your companyOur added valueIncreasing digitization 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 a monthly 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 personnel 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


17SIBE – 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 ENTREPRENEURSHIP18“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 Technischer ServiceThese are based on the cumulative figures of surveys of business mentors in 2013 – 2018 (n = 1,165).* This question has been included in the survey since 2017 (cumulative, n = 410).94 % are satisfied to very satisfied with the SIBE study program93 %would recommend the program 91 %confirm a high or very high benefit in terms of employment  of the SIBE student97 %are satisfied to very satisfied with SIBE students with regard to dealing with entrepreneurial challenges95 %are satisfied to very satisfied with the competency development  of SIBE students90 %confirm that the program‘s assessment of the student‘s potential is good to very good*


19SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIPExcerpt of company cooperation 


SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP20Our 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.52%48%Currently 48 % of SIBE students are women  and 52 % are men. This ratio is likewise reflected by our alumni.


21SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIPFirst degrees of our studentsBased on the initial degree of all enrolled students of the respective degree program57 %27 %4 %12 %LawHumanities and Social SciencesSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,Mathematics)EconomicsUzbekistanUSAHungaryUkraineTurkeyThailandTajikistanSyriaSpainRussian FederationRwandaPortugalNigeriaHollandNepalMexicoLuxembourgColombiaKenyaCameroonGhanaJapanItalyIraqIndonesiaIndiaGreeceGeorgiaEcuadorIrelandUKFranceChinaBrazilBotswanaCzech RepublicSwitzerlandSlovakiaRomania AustriaCroatiaGermanyBulgariaBosnia and HerzegowinaSouth KoreaOur students come from27Average age of students at beginning of studies


SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP22Projects & experiencesOur students‘ projectsFIT FOR GREEN – Conception and Implementation of a Consulting Approach for Environmentally Sustainable Business Orientation in the Manufacturing IndustryBenjamin Hölzle, M.Sc.TMG Consultants GmbHThe Road to Procurement 4.0: A Study and Roadmap for Mahle (an Automotive Supplier)Michael Passler, B.Eng.MAHLE GmbHIdentification and Evaluation of Superscalar Data-Centered Business Models in the Context of Digitization and Industry 4.0, using the example of Predictive Maintenance in the Automotive and Manufacturing IndustryTobias Sebastian Kasper, M.Sc.T-Systems International GmbHMarket Development in the South American Area from the View of Stemme AGDipl.-Ing. (FH) Daniel Baum, MBA STEMME AGFrom Hierarchy to Network: Insti-tutionalization of the Agile Team Work Model at Robert Bosch GmbHJennifer Gärtner, M.A.Robert Bosch GmbHSystematic Business Development for Sustainable Growth in Japanese MarketsNami Lohbeck, B.Eng.Ensinger Japan Co., Ltd.


23SIBE – SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIPExperiences of our partners„I also completed a SIBE degree program at the Steinbeis University. In this time, I expanded my horizon through the combination of work-integrated learning and networks with other branches. SIBE‘s dedicated and professi-onally experienced faculty greatly stand out. Business-oriented learning is guaranteed. Since the completion of my SIBE program, I have already super-vised some students as business mentor. I like this role very much because I continue to learn daily and to share my knowledge.“Miriam EichlerAlumna & Business Mentor Carl Zeiss AG„SIBE‘s concept can be easily linked with strategic projects. The structure of the program, i.e. with blocks of theory and real-world projects, can be easily reconciled with daily business tasks and the working environment. All of this leads to the fact that students can gain valuable professional experiences and we as a company benefit as well. We are very satisfied with our students‘ achievements.“Michael HalfmannBusiness MentorABB AG„I can only summarize my experience as a business mentor as great! Dual students have allowed us to successfully complete important projects over the last two years. We have also profited very strongly from exposure to the course content. This has let us easily acquire new scientific knowledge that we previously did not have in the company.“Alexandros AdamAlumnus & Business MentorT-Systems International GmbH


School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE)Kalkofenstr. 53, D-71083 HerrenbergPhone  +49 (0) 70 32 - 94 58 - 0 E-Mail info@steinbeis-sibe.de The figures in the report come from the following surveys and studies: ■SIBE Graduate Survey 2014 – 2019 (cumulative) ■SIBE Business Mentor Survey 2013 – 2018 (cumulative) ■Going Global – The International Alumni Survey 2013Image sources: P. 1-3: internal; P. 4: iStock (YekoPhotoStudio); P. 6-7: Pexels; P. 8-9: internal; P. 10-11:  iStock (fstop123; mediaphotos); P. 12-17, 19: Pexels; P. 20: photodune; P. 21: internal; P. 22-23: Pexels; P. 24: internalAugust 2019www.steinbeis-sibe.deSCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIPSTEINBEIS UNIVERSITY