The first three semesters of the six-semester Business Administration (work-integrated learning/cooperative education) study programme covers the classic foundations of business administration. The cooperative education students complete courses together with the students completing the classic Business Administration study programme. The professional practice phase in the fourth semester is exclusively spent in the cooperating company. The fifth and sixth semesters are dedicated to courses heavily focussed on digitalisation and relevant aspects of current digital challenges and the fields of application of Business Administration exclusively for cooperative education students. These last two semesters are organised in the cooperative education format with alternating three-month study and professional practice phases. The Business Administration (work-integrated learning/cooperative education) bachelor’s degree programme aims to give students the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience during their studies and provide a direct career pathway through the cooperating companies. For cooperating companies, the study programme provides an opportunity to give students a permanent position from the very start of their studies, tie them to the company for the duration of their studies at the Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences and provide education and training with practical study projects or in extended professional practice phases in the company. This gives the company an important edge in the competition for talented young specialists and managers.
Study with an employment contract in the hand
Do you like dealing with facts and figures? Are you interested in the corporate world and want to study business administration? Is it also important for you to gain key experience in a company during your studies? Then the work-integrated learning (WIL) programme in business administration at Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences is just right for you. For the WIL business business administration programme at Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences, you are already employed by a cooperating company at the start of your studies and are sent to the university by your company for the study phases. The advantage of WIL over a classic business administration degree is that you already gain valuable experience in the company during your studies and have firm job-market prospects. Ideally, after graduation you will become a fixed-term employee of the company.
Why choose this programme
Work-integrated learning conceptThe alternating phases of study and professional practice offer a variety of opportunities for development
Focus on digitalisationDigital concepts and applications are the focus of the specialisations
Relaxed study atmosphere and personal contact1:1 mentoring and coaching by professors in the study programme, small learning groups and close consultation between the university and the cooperating companies
Your job-market prospects after graduation
Permanent employment and good career prospects at the cooperation company
Ideally, as a graduate of the business administration study programme (WIL), you will be offered a permanent position in the cooperation company. This makes sense because you will have already familiarised yourself with the company during your studies and been shown medium- to long-term prospects for further development as a specialist and manager there. In the medium to long term, as a trained generalist with in-depth knowledge of the digitalisation of specialist areas in business administration, a wide range of further career opportunities will be open to you. You can apply the knowledge and skills you have learned from your studies in a wide range of business sectors (e.g. industry, retail, logistics banking and insurance). The content of the study phases is basically cross-sectoral and independent of company size. This means that you are well equipped to work in either large companies or small and medium-sized enterprises. The path to entrepreneurial self-employment is also open to you. Thanks to the strong focus on practice and application in the contents of the programme and the specialist and interdisciplinary expertise acquired during your studies, you will be optimally prepared for a career in the business world in keeping with your own individual preferences.
Facts about the study programme
Degree of StudiesBachelor of Arts
Study FormFull-time study (practice integrated dual)
Term of Admissionadmission-free
Term of AdmissionWinter semester (one-time for the summer semester 2023)
Main Course LanguageGerman/English
Standard Period of Study6 Semester
Unlock your potential
In the first three semesters, the foundation subjects will provide you with solid business administration skills in all the classic business operation functions as well as a sound knowledge of management. In addition, in the first few semesters, you will work on practical projects in the cooperating company that are already integrated into your studies. In the fourth semester, you will complete a professional practice semester in the company, and the fifth and sixth semesters will follow in the classic WIF format, with alternating three-month phases consisting of study at the university and professional practice in the company. At our institution, the courses we offer exclusively for WIF students have a strong emphasis on digitalisation, with a relevant focus on current digital challenges and fields of application in business administration.
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