The School of Management and Innovation at Steinbeis University Berlin now offers a new further education degree culminating in a “Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Specialised in Trade Management”.
As the global economy brings about more and more change, competitive pressure is intensifying for all types of companies involved in commerce and trade cooperatives. The result: rising demands placed not only on companies but also employees, especially up-and-coming managers. It was this development that prompted the SMI (School of Management and Innovation) at the Steinbeis University Berlin and the ADG (Academy of Germany Cooperative) to set up a joint MBA in Trade Management for people already in employment, specifically tailored to the needs of the trade sector.
Carsten Rasner, SMI Director states: “Our target group is ambitious employees and managers in trading companies and cooperatives in search of key management qualifications.” After General Management and Leadership, the third emphasis is Trade and Cooperative Management. “The subjects range from the latest developments in logistics and Supply Chain Management to strategic considerations in site policies, IT systems and cooperative management as a management instrument of the future,” explains Rasner.
The degree lasts 24 months and takes place in Montabaur Castle, Berlin, the Head Quarter of the ADG. The MBA program also includes a study trip to Rotterdam with themed site visits and two study periods at the SDA Bocconi in Milan. The Italian Business School is one of the leading management schools in Europe and already started working with the SMI as an academic partner in 1999. To apply to the MBA in Trade Management one must have a Bachelor degree and at least two years of work experience.