The International SEPT Competence Center is a research and training center at the Faculty of Economics and Management Science of Leipzig University dedicated to provide theoretical insight as well as practical experience in the management and promotion of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) worldwide.


Master's Program

The SEPT MBA in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Development is a program dedicated to conveying theoretical knowledge, application-oriented findings and practice-relevant experience with regard to the management, promotion and development of SMEs.

“Master's Program”


The FIT4export program acts as a liaison for both German companies that want to internationalize their business and expand into new markets and for companies abroad that want to find successful entry into the German market.


SEPT Anniversary

This 2022 the SEPT Competence Center celebrates its first three decades promoting entrepreneurship and innovation on an international level. Learn more about our history and the activities planned for our 30th anniversary.

“SEPT Anniversary”


iN4iN Intelligence For Innovation is a network developed by the International SEPT Competence Center of Leipzig University for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship capacities of SMEs, start-ups, universities, professionals and other valuable stakeholders.



The research activities carried out within the International SEPT Competence Center of Leipzig University have a strong focus on International Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and University Business Linkages.



The start-up initiative SMILE of the International SEPT Competence Center at Leipzig University is a program to support entrepreneurship, start-ups and spin-off companies at regional, national and international level.