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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. 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, outstanding research landscape and enormous business opportunities make the German capital and its environs such a perfect location for IBMI.

… and in the center of Berlin

IBMI is centrally located at Friedrichstraße in Berlin. The famous street is the capital’s most important north-south axis and runs in a straight line through the popular districts Berlin-Mitte and Berlin-Kreuzberg.

During the Cold War the street was bisected by the Berlin Wall and was the location of famous Checkpoint Charlie. Today, the street is home to educational institutions, cafes, shops, theaters and other places of entertainment.

Shaping our Future

Since 2019, IBMI is operated from Impact Hub Berlin, Factory Berlin Mitte as well as Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park. The Impact Hub and Factory networks create a thriving innovation ecosystem where people collaborate to solve the grand challenges of our time.

The world’s greatest challenges will never be solved by one organization alone. As the biggest global network for social innovation, Impact Hub connects and enables changemakers to develop their ideas for a more sustainable world.

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 115,000 people from over 185 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.

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, president and co-CEO 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, director and co-CEO 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 2019