• „You have to focus on innovation and people to successfully shape the future.“
    Ferdinand von Steinbeis
  • „We have made it our mission to comprehensively qualify tomorrow's leaders with business knowledge“
    Rainer Gehrung, CEO

Executive Bachelor Program – Study even without a Secondary School Leaving Certificate

The innovative Steinbeis program Executive Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration qualifies you for management and leadership assignments in all professional fields and promotes important key competencies. 

Tailored specifically to the demands of the labor market, this Executive Bachelor program differs from other business economics and distance education programs. Among the biggest differences are its great practical relevance as part of the  Project Competence Degree, program, flexible organization of studies, the general management education, and the opportunity to study without having a secondary school leaving certificate

The most important goal of the Executive Bachelor program is to impart immediately applicable, state-of-the art business and management knowledge based on the St. Galler Management Model. The connection between a practice-oriented project and a career-integrated Executive Bachelor program gives you and your company knowledge that immediately circulates within the company, leading to innovative solutions and competitive advantages. 

The Executive Bachelor program provides companies and managers who know the value of an academic program and want to solidify their leadership skills with comprehensive, hands-on management knowledge for daily application on the job

Given the special admission requirements, the program is even accessible to people who have shown professional competence but do not have a secondary school leaving certificate (Abitur) or polytechnic university entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife).

Program Structure and Duration

The entire study program lasts a standard three years. The innovatively structured Executive Bachelor program consists of 16 largely independent modules. This means it can be completed flexibly. Even missed modules can easily be made up. 

The modules take place every four weeks, each module usually  taking two seminar days (Friday–Saturday). Some seminars start on Thursday. All dates and courses are specified at the start of the program, which allows you optimal room to plan. Obligatory tests are taken as part of all 16 modules. Tests in the form of written examinations, cases, and/or transfer reports are required in all 16 modules. The languages of instruction and testing are German and English. 

The Executive Bachelor program can be started with every module. The modules are repeated every year.

Exemplary Program Structure MBA


internationally accredited by FIBAA

After students have successfully completed the program, Steinbeis University Berlin awards them the nationally recognized degree of Bachelor of Arts – BA. The Executive BA is internationally accredited by FIBAA. For completion of the Bachelor of Arts degree, 180 credit points are awarded according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).


Besides theoretical content, all of our study programs focus on the acquisition of soft skills. With the Executive Bachelor of Arts, you not only acquire management and business economics knowledge, but technical and methodological skills. 

Among others, the following subjects are covered in the program: 

Professional expertise:

  • Economics
  • General Business Administration
  • Company Management
  • Organization
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources Management
  • Accounting & Controlling
  • Financial Management
  • Commercial Law

Methodological expertise:

  • Science and Methods
  • Project Management

In addition, the following electives are available:

  • Innovation Management
  • Technology Management
  • Leadership
  • Business and Management
  • Quality Management
  • Process and System Management
  • Lean Management
  • Business and Quality

    All modules, their content, and specializations are described in the study and examination regulations.

    Focus on Quality Management

    In cooperation with TÜV SÜD Akademie GmbH, we offer an Executive Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, concentrating on quality management.

    Study Locations and Dates

    The Executive Bachelor of Arts modules are held in Berlin and Stuttgart. A special highlight of the program is a module abroad at the Jönköping International Business School of Jönköping University in Sweden. 

    The study locations for the modules are determined far in advance to make planning easier. The modules are held in selected seminar hotels. The exchange of experiences and opinions as part of networking at the seminar is very important for transfer of learning content. During group dialogs, interesting approaches for solving current issues frequently arise. For this reason, SCMT recommends that participants lodge together at the hotel.

    Please click here for an overview of the current dates.

    Admission Requirements

    The following prerequisites must be met for admission to the program:

    • university entrance qualification (secondary school leaving certificate; polytechnic university entrance qualification) 
    • upper-intermediate to advanced German and English language skills
    • at least two years of work experience 
    • successful completion of the admission test at SCMT
    • a challenging project at your company

    Given the special admission requirements, applicants without a secondary school leaving certificate or polytechnic university entrance qualification can also be accepted to the program. Instead of the university entrance qualification, these applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

    • secondary school (Hauptschule or Realschule) completion, completed vocational education, and at least three years of work experience
    • Master (HK, Handelskammer: chamber of commerce /  IHK, Industrie- und Handelskammer: chamber of industry and commerce)
    • state-recognized technician or business economist

    Add-on Option for Graduates of the St. Galler Management Seminar

    For graduates of the St. Galler Management Seminar, we offer an attractive model for entry into the bachelorʼs program: Previous exam results and prior payments can be counted toward the bachelor’s program.

    Your Contact

    Oliver Prill

    +49 (0) 711 440 808 - 25

    Julian Rapp

    +49 (0) 711 440 808 - 62