Business education for everyone, everywhere

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Open, flexible, and truly global

Lifestyle has changed and so should education. In a time of movement, flexibility, and information overflow, we are determined to create a new learning experience that meets both your needs and today’s business standards.

Our vision is a world where anyone, anywhere can learn new management skills faster than ever. At the International Business Management Institute (IBMI) we put you in the center of everything we do. With our expertise in online and continuing education, we seek to advance your career and offer you a high-quality learning experience.

Located in the heart of Europe

As the largest economy of the European Union, Germany stands for innovation and high levels of productivity. The reunited Germany has taken on a key role in the growing single European market and is a global leader in several industrial and technological sectors.

Berlin’s place at the heart of Europe, together with its excellent infrastructure, international character, outstanding research landscape and enormous business opportunities make the German capital and its environs such a perfect location for IBMI.

Since 2018 we are operating from the Betahaus building in Rudi-Dutschke-Str. 23 in the center of Berlin. The landmarked building symbolizes the unique history of Berlin and connects its past to the current state as modern business place. Thanks to our central location, IBMI is connected to international businesses, growing startup companies, think tanks, and highly motivated entrepreneurs.

A trusted institute of continuing education

All our courses were carefully designed by a team of management experts, business professionals, economists and academics who know which skills really matter to succeed in today’s business world.

That’s how we were able to reach a satisfaction rate of 96% and provided more than 92,000 people from over 85 countries with essential business skills and helped them to achieve their career objectives.

Connected to our community

If you wish to connect to IBMI on social media and stay up-to-date about our latest news, we invite you to follow our Facebook page and our LinkedIn page.

Do you have any further questions about our online courses or institute? Feel free to visit our Help Center, where you can find our FAQ section as well as our contact details.

We generate knowledge

IBMI performs independent research as well as cooperative research with different partner institutions. In our mission to search after perpetual and sustainable improvement, we put our research focus on four essential key categories:

Strategic Management

How can we formulate and implement the major goals?

Business Development

How can we develop and implement growth opportunities?

Digital Solutions

How can we implement and use new technologies succesfully?

Public Governance

How can we modernize and improve public institutions?

To improve current management and business models, we offer our research services to national public institutions (like federal ministries), intergovernmental organizations, private corporations and non-profit organizations.

The founders

The founders of IBMI, Bastian Backer and Fabian Backer, started the organization in Berlin from the ground up and have grown it to provide tens of thousands of students across the world with vital management, business and governance skills.

“Education is the most powerful weapon to change and to improve our world.”

Bastian Backer
is a German economist and political scientist with a strong focus on sustainability. He is the co-founder and program director of the International Business Management Institute. Bastian holds two master’s degrees in General Management and Administration Sciences from Harvard University, United States, and the University of Potsdam in Germany and completed governance programs at the University of Oslo in Norway, the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom, as well as the University of Constance in Germany. As Strategy & IT consultant, Bastian successfully managed various projects for the German government in the fields of digital solutions and modern management.

“Knowledge is power. Education is the premise of progress in every society.”

Fabian Backer
is a German management scientist and marketing analyst. He is the co-founder and chief marketing officer of the International Business Management Institute. Fabian holds two master’s degrees in Business Management and Administration Sciences from the University of Potsdam in Germany and the Louvain School of Management in Belgium and completed management programs at the University of International Business and Economics Beijing in China, the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, and the University of California Berkeley, USA. Fabian developed digital marketing strategies for the University of Applied Sciences Europe and various international corporations.

Strategic structure

Internal Strategic Structure, IBMI 2018