Training, Consulting, Research

Globalisation and the expanding EU present huge opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as risks. Bearing these challenges in mind, FIT4export of the International SEPT Program at Leipzig University offers a range of services to companies that combine applied research, consulting, and training experience to contribute to the successful development and optimisation of international activities.

FIT4export is the right partner for German companies that want to enter new markets, as well as for international companies who want to successfully establish themselves on the German market.

Due to its university affiliation, FIT4export’s focus lies on research and knowledge transfer. We offer coaching and training on topics such as export management and international marketing. Due to our extensive international network, research on markets that are difficult to access and specific contract research are no problem.

Connecting international students with companies to the benefit of both parties is the third key aspect of our work. Students can learn from companies’ experiences and these in turn can profit from the knowledge of the students.


At FIT4export we want to make the resources and international experiences of the SEPT program accessible to the business sector. We focus on the following four areas:

Training

We offer courses on export management and on the development of international business models conducted by our experienced coaches.

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Services

We offer various services concerning internationalisation for SMEs. Our staff members, students, and external partners around the globe combine their knowledge to help companies enter new markets.

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Research

Every year around 50 students from our MBA program conduct research for their master’s dissertation in fields such as entrepreneurship, internationalisation, or SME management and work on real and economically relevant cases from Germany and their countries of origin.

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Highly skilled professionals

Our MBA program currently has over 500 alumni spread across 50 countries on 5 continents. Through various projects, our alumni network SEPneT promotes the collaboration between German and international partners.


What does SEPT stand for?

SEPT stands for “Small Enterprise Promotion and Training”. It is a research, education, and service provider based at Leipzig University. For over 15 years, we have supported small and medium-sized enterprises with the development of new business models and the implementation of innovation management tools. From 2015 on, we have supported the private sector in its internationalisation efforts through the FIT4export initiative.

Our international master’s and PhD students and staff members are the best example of our strong international orientation. The consulting services and support we offer is based on our numerous global export activities. For example, we successfully exported our SEPT MBA program to Ho-Chi-Minh City and Hanoi in Vietnam.

Projects

Current international projects in the areas of professional alumni networks, export of vocational training, and highly skilled professionals.

News

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Team

Professor Dr. Utz Dornberger

Professor Dr. Utz Dornberger

Director

Gunnar Kaßberg

Gunnar Kaßberg

FIT4export Coordinator

Gundula von Fintel

Gundula von Fintel

Coordinator Fachkräfte & Online-Marketing

Alireza Ansari

Alireza Ansari

Business and Knowledge Coordinator Iran

Philip Friebel

Philip Friebel

Manager International Business Development

Yi Zhang

Yi Zhang

Local Expert China

Steve Uhlig

Steve Uhlig

Manager International Business Development

Joselyne Nájera-Kayser

Joselyne Nájera-Kayser

International consultant, lecturer and researcher

Contact

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Visiting address

International SEPT Program
Leipzig University
Ritterstr. 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Postal address

International SEPT Program
Leipzig University
PF 100920
04009 Leipzig

Telephone / E-Mail

+49 341 – 97 39764
sept@uni-leipzig.de