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Academic partners

Berlin School of Business and Innovation is in partnership with University for the Creative Arts (UCA), a Gold Standard institution under the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF). As a result of this partnership, BSBI is able to offer:

  • BSc (Hons)Business and Management
  • BSc (Hons) Digital Marketing and Social Media

UCA is an acclaimed creative institution in the UK that ranks highly in all three of the major UK league tables. The university has also been ranked 13th out of all UK universities in the Guardian League Table 2020.*

University for the Creative Arts (UCA) is a highly ranked institution based in the UK. Not only has UCA achieved the Gold Standard by the TEF but it boasts rankings in all three UK league tables as the highest placed specialist creative university.*

UCA’s alumni includes Turner Prize nominees as well as Oscar-winning film makers which is testament to the quality of its programmes and teaching. To help students fulfil their potential, UCA employs experienced staff, all of whom have worked in their industries and are connected with other industry professionals. As such, students achieve an excellent education that equips them for a successful future in the creative industries.


The Berlin School of Business and Innovation is excited to be in academic partnership with International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, to offer a range of bachelor’s and master’s programmes delivered in our Belin campus also validated by UNINETTUNNO. Established in 2005, UNINETTUNO delivers (bachelor’s) degrees, specialisation degrees, research doctorates and university master’s degrees acknowledged throughout the world.

UNINETTUNO is a distance teaching university based on close cooperation with traditional universities from Europe, the Arab World, the United States and Asia. These alliances with higher-education institutions from across the world allow UNINETTUNO to supply a wider and more diverse educational offering, based on a scientific psychopedagogical model built on 20 years of research. Thanks to the use of new technologies and a faculty of prestigious professors from some of the world’s biggest universities, UNINETTUNO offers a unique university experience based on quality, flexibility and innovation.

“E-xcellence” Quality Assurance in e-learning

UNINETTUNO has been awarded the “E-xcellence” Quality Assurance in e-learning by EADTU, the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities. EADTU is Europe’s institutional network and aims to further advance the level of openness and flexibility of higher education in Europe.

Academic recognition

UNINETTUNO is recognised by the Ministry of Education, University and Research in Italy. Furthermore, it is the only Italian Telematic University that was positively assessed by the CNVSU, the National Committee established to assess the university institutions in Italy.

BSBI is proud to offer two of Concordia-Chicago’s most bespoke degree programmes, which are taught at our central Berlin campus. The programmes are delivered using face-to-face sessions ensuring students have extensive personal contact with professors and their peers. In this way, students have the opportunity to network and build relationships that will benefit them after graduation as they establish successful careers. Concordia-Chicago has a history of academic excellence spanning more than 150 years. By offering prestigious business degrees, Concordia-Chicago has asserted itself within the global marketplace as a university that emphasises innovation, agility and business profitability.

This unique opportunity will allow BSBI students to earn a degree from a U.S institution without having to travel and study in the U.S.

Partnership programmes:

  • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)
  • MA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MAIE)

Academic recognition

The programmes offered by Concordia-Chicago are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). In addition, the University’s College of Business is a member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Executive Education (EE) is a distinct division within London School of Business and Finance with its own academic and quality management, developed for professionals, executives and managers. LSBF EE is British Accreditation Council (BAC) accredited and all EE division programmes are CPD accredited. By engaging corporate managers in an interchange of knowledge, all EE programmes produce outstanding results. Each year, the syllabi are updated to ensure that they meet the needs of participants and address current business trends. EE programmes are taught in the heart of London.

InterActive is an award-winning online learning platform, helping students to study at a time and place that suits them and doesn’t clash with their commitments. It offers a broad variety of courses to students from all over the world. 

LCCA is a specialist institution comprising three schools: Visual Media, Fashion, Business and Hospitality Management. They provide career-focused programmes which strive to help students gain hands-on experience in their chosen industry, as well as obtaining the relevant theoretical knowledge needed to embark upon a successful career.

BSBI has partnered with three outstanding French institutions - AMOS Sport Business School, Ecole supérieure de design, d'arts appliqués et de communication (ESDAC) and the International Hospitality Management School (CMH). 

BSBI and the three Schools will potentially share academic didactic activities for the Tourism & Hospitality Management programme and explore the possibility of establishing further academic exchanges and international conferences. 

Commercial partners

Atheneum Liberal Studies (ALS) is an educational organisation, established in 2007, utilising training and IT to promote scientific knowledge. It provides open knowledge resources, distant learning and consultation to developing global networks and alliances. Its scope is global as it promotes educational mobility and transnational cooperation. Atheneum also has an ISO 90001:2000 accreditation for the quality of its services. The group is known for e-learning and has a unique approach based on a model formulated by its President, Professor Kyriakos Kouveliotis. The model is based on the principles of Aristotle and Plato and combines contemporary WEB 3.0 tools. Its latest projects include the creation of educational TV, apps and a virtual campus.

BSBI has recently partnered with WeWork Berlin, a start-up company that rents office space to entrepreneurs and aspiring professionals looking to develop their innovative business ideas. Aiming to design, build and operate workspace all over the world, WeWork opened a new campus in 2016 located in Berlin’s vibrant Mitte neighbourhood. This exciting collaboration will provide space for BSBI’s upcoming functions, from job fairs and guest speakers to tours and workshops.

GHS’s portfolio of over 150 independent hotels across 100 locations reaches to every corner of the globe with a range of exclusive properties offering amenities and services for the most discerning business and leisure traveller, as well as event or conference organiser.

Leonardo Hotels operates more than 170 hotels in Europe, UK and Israel and is currently continuing its expansion. As the European Division of Fattal Hotels, founded by David Fattal, Leonardo Hotels focuses on hotels of the 3 and 4-star plus categories as well as on hotels with comparable standard, each of them individually designed and offering excellent services.

Berlin School of Business and Innovation has partnered with the world's largest shared “for hire” bicycle operator, Mobike. This new collaboration will give BSBI students the chance to meet recruiters from the company, as well as guest speakers to talk about start-ups and entrepreneurship. Mobike will also look to provide students with working experience, including internships and potential career opportunities. As part of the agreement, Mobike will offer BSBI students its branded bicycles at discounted prices.

BSBI have teamed up with The Acama Kreuzberg Hotel + Hostel to provide BSBI students with special discounted room rates throughout the year. 

Acama Kreuzberg Hotel + Hostel are located in central Berlin close to Berlin´s ‘Landwehrkanal’ canal, and two underground stations – Hallesches Tor and Möckernbrücke (U7/U6/U3/U1), which makes it easy to access everything the city has to offer.

Located on one of Europe’s most popular squares, H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz is the perfect place to stay. Having been recently renovated, this four-star hotel is newly equipped with an indoor pool and ballroom. BSBI’s collaboration with this hotel provides our students with internships, guest speakers and visits.

Occupying an 8-story innovative building, this two-star hotel offers a comfortable stay. H2 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz is located in the heart of Berlin and is home to many businesses and shops, making it the ideal meeting place for professionals. BSBI’s collaboration with the H2 Hotel provides our students with internships, guest speakers and visits.

BSBI is in collaboration with MoBerries, a platform dedicated to online recruitment. Moberries strives to revolutionise the old-fashioned recruitment process through referring students directly to potential employers. As part of this agreement, MoBerries will support BSBI students in their job search and provide opportunities for students to meet with experts who can provide insights in the recruitment and job hunting process.

BSBI is proud to announce its new partnership with Uniplaces, the fastest-growing online platform which helps students from around the world find safe accommodation in Europe. This global brand provides an easy and trustworthy booking process for thousands of verified properties, giving students peace of mind before they leave home. Thanks to this recent partnership, our students have access to a 25% discount off the service fee for rooms in Berlin.

BSBI’s partnership with Spotahome helps our students find homes to rent at discounted price. Spotahome is a leading online booking platform for mid to long term home rentals across Europe. Students benefit from being able to see online high-definition tours of the property and neighbourhood, and can ask any questions about the booking process to the company’s multilingual team. Our collaboration with Spotahome provides our students with discounted property reservation rates.

Located in beautiful Hanoi, a gateway to South East Asia, CHM International Institute provides industry relevant courses and professional training, underpinned by excellent teaching and state-of-the-art facilities.

Strategic partnerships with international branded 5-star hotels, resorts and top restaurants facilitate excellent paid internships for our students. BSBI believes that the opportunity to work in a real, professional environment enables students to develop the essential skills and experiences to launch a successful career.

CHM has a clear vision to become the leader in hospitality education and training in Vietnam and the preferred source of skilled manpower for the hospitality industry.

BSBI is proud to announce its new partnership with one of Berlin’s leading real estate firms, Ad Astra Immobilien. The team at Ad Astra Immobilien will be working with us to provide fully furnished flats exclusively to BSBI students, all costs included. They not only offer properties to rent across the city, ranging from studio apartments to five-bedroom flats, but also assistance on matters such as health insurance and transport.

Now one of the largest online recruitment agencies in Europe, YoungCapital has helped connect employers with millions of young professionals. From part-time and weekend work to internships and placements, YoungCapital is the ideal platform for young talent to find jobs that suit them best. BSBI’s exciting new partnership with this innovative company will provide our students with exclusive job offers and job coaching, as well various guest lectures.

Founded in 2009, FitX is a gym provider that runs numerous facilities across Germany. The FitX gyms offer affordable memberships which include access to trainers, personalised training plans and group fitness classes. Members also have access to free mineral drinks and parking and can train at any FitX gym across Germany. The gyms are open 24/7 and consist of seven training areas: a studio for classes, workout area, cardio area, a circuit, a ladies’ gym, a cross-fit area, and a separate free-weights area.

BSBI is partnered with DAK to offer students a simplified way of applying for and getting the statutory health insurance. All student needs to do is fill out an application form and send it, together with their enrolment confirmation, to our specifically appointed DAK contact person.

As a result of this partnership, our students receive a dedicated customer service from DAK. BSBI’s designated DAK representative ensures there is an effective channel of communication between our students and the health insurance provider.

Zizoo is a leading boat rental platform, offering an inventory of over 20,000 boats across 500 destinations around the world. It offers options to rent a boat as well as hiring a captain and crew. The platform connects suppliers to interested travellers worldwide, acting as a “Booking.com for Boats”. Its ultimate mission is to revolutionise the boat rental industry, making boat holidays as easy and affordable as booking a hotel stay. Zizoo has been named one of Forbes’ 7 Travel Tech Startups to Watch and was featured in TechCrunch.

BSBI has partnered with Erasmusu, the largest student community in Europe. As a BSBI student, you can book accommodation in Berlin via Erasmusu’s secure system. Erasmusu will also help you access information about different cities and universities; furthermore you will learn about the experiences of other students and travellers through their reviews and you can access job and internship offers.

Flagris is an agency that hires, trains and assigns personnel to several types of events around Berlin, including weddings, birthdays and dinner parties. Flagris can provide our students with a great opportunity to take up flexible work that fits around their study schedule. The agency welcomes applicants with no previous work experience and provides training for positions in catering, bartending, kitchen staff, hosting, driving, logistics and even piloting drones.

BSBI is excited to announce its new partnership with leading co-working space provider, rent24. The spaces provided by rent24 range from offices, conference rooms, event spaces including cinema rooms, activity rooms and conference rooms, a new fitness studio, three different restaurants, a community event area and bar areas.

rent24 has a core focus on co-working and co-living and flexible accommodation booking is available for high-quality single or shared rooms. The collaboration between BSBI and rent24 will provide discounted room rates for students, lecturers and guest speakers at its three top locations around Berlin.

BSBI is partnered with the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) to give students access to a world of student discounts in hotels, attractions, restaurants, transportation, fashion, entertainment, museums, hard- and software.

ISIC is the only internationally-recognised student ID card. Since its launch in 1968, ISIC has helped over 50 million students to get the most out of their student life experience and gives BSBI students access to over 150,000 discounts in 130 countries.

Law firm SERS RECHTSANWALTSGES.mbH has partnered with BSBI to provide international students with free visa advice as well as personal consultations, assistance with police registrations, residence titles and more.

A consultant from SERS RECHTSANWALTSGES.mbH will visit BSBI at the start of each academic year to host a lecture covering common queries such as family reunifications, residency permits and other important issues.

Private consultations for students will last 20 minutes, allowing for plenty of time to ask the experts questions.

Our partnership with Fintiba will allow every BSBI student who uses Fintiba services to qualify for a €400 scholarship. BSBI will have the right to nominate up to five students per year for this scholarship. The criteria which BSBI will take into consideration to assign the scholarship will include academic performance, the participation in different events organised by the school and more.

Additionally, using Fintiba services will help students prepare their pre-study documents. This means transferring the correct amount to a blocked account and/or applying for statutory health insurance.

Berlin School of Business and Innovation (BSBI) is excited to announce the launch of its new careers platform, JobTeaser.

This has been designed to offer tips and events that will help students prepare for job interviews and gain the confidence needed to get ahead. This is a fantastic opportunity for current students and alumni to meet recruiters directly, search for jobs, get advice on networking, interviews, salary negotiations and much more.

Insider Apartment Community Living GmbH is a real estate service matching the residential needs of students and professionals with rooms and apartments in Berlin. The company has various properties throughout the city, the majority of which come fully furnished and with all bills included.

With 85% of their business involving international students, they have a good understanding of what students are looking for. The partnership with BSBI will allow students to receive regular offers as they become available.

Staytoo is a high-quality accommodation provider for students and professionals in Berlin, Bonn, Kaiserslautern, Leipzig and Nuremburg. Through this partnership, BSBI can request to reserve a number of apartments for its students. As part of the agreement, Staytoo will also assist BSBI with events management, guest lectures and potentially help students with internships.

BSBI is partnered with TransferMate, an online platform dedicated to making international payments faster and simpler. As a result of this collaboration, BSBI students can pay their tuition and accommodation fees using their own currency and without international sender/receiver fees. Additionally, TransferMate supports customers through 24-hour customer service support as well as 24-hour online payment tracking. This partnership will streamline the process for students making payments to BSBI.

BSBI is pleased to be partnered with HousingAnywhere, a safe, easy and secure website that allows students to search for properties in more than 50 different countries and 400 cities. For those looking to study abroad, this is a great way to view properties without visiting them in person. HousingAnywhere also ensures students can transfer their deposit and first month’s rent to their landlords in a secure way using the platform. Once these have been sent, they won’t be released until two days after the student has moved in.

partners neon wood

BSBI is pleased to be partnered with Neon Wood, a student accommodation provider with apartments situated in Mitte-Wedding and Frankfurter Tor, Berlin. All apartments are centrally located and have the highest quality furnishings and community areas which include gardens, laundrettes and in some spaces, gyms.

Neon Wood also run events within their accommodation to help students make friends and to give them an opportunity to hear from inspirational figures as well as talented musicians.

BSBI is partnered with Work_in_Berlin, an international recruitment company that sources individuals for customer service roles. Located in the German capital, Work_in_Berlin provides an abundance of opportunities for employees to boost their skillsets and reach their potential. In order to be considered for a role, you’ll be required to speak German or English alongside your mother tongue and have excellent communication skills. Besides helping companies find excellent roles, Work_in_Berlin also assists students with finding accommodation, information on health insurance or bank accounts, practising for interviews and with questions about living in Germany.