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Business studies / industry (Bachelor of Arts), dual course of study

MAN Careers: Dual course of study in business administration for industry co-operative education

Deciding on the next advertising campaign in the marketing department, making a reasonable turnover in the sales department, checking the figures in the accounting department, leading important negotiations in the purchasing department or looking for the right people in the HR department – this dual course of study offers you a wide range of commercial knowledge, both in theory and in practice. Once your apprenticeship is complete, you just have to decide which area you are most suited to.

During this course, you will have the opportunity to learn about every aspect of the commercial field, such as purchasing, logistics, finance and accounting, HR or marketing/sales. Your tasks will vary based on each of these areas.

During your practical experience

During this course, you will have the opportunity to learn about every aspect of the commercial field, such as purchasing, logistics, finance and accounting, HR or marketing/sales. Your tasks will vary based on each of these areas.

  • In marketing/sales: You will represent customer and market interests. You will assist with the product planning and product development process. You will also analyse the market and propose suitable measures and solutions.
  • In finance and accounting: You will learn about the important aspects of profit-oriented management. You will work with an investment plan and ensure that management is provided with the necessary information.
  • In purchasing and logistics: You will learn who the MAN suppliers are and negotiate with them.
  • In HR: You will work on topics related to human resources and employment law. You can contribute to personnel recruitment, from selection to employment. You will give advice about qualification measures.
  • You will be qualified for higher-level specialist and managerial tasks.
  • You can put the theoretical knowledge that you have acquired to use in managerial tasks.

During your theoretical stages

The Bachelor of Arts apprenticeship is in collaboration with Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University in Heidenheim, Germany. The course contents are based on their examination regulations. For more information, visit the website of the Heidenheim site of Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (www.dhbw-heidenheim.de).

Your opportunities for development

After your studies, we will offer you:

  • The opportunity to begin a career at one of the leading commercial vehicle manufacturers
  • An exciting and diverse role, which allows you to use your experience and contacts to establish yourself within the company
  • A professional environment with an international point of view, which lets you take control of your own development
  • A takeover that complies with the current trade agreements

Duration of apprenticeship

Your apprenticeship will last 3 years in total. Each semester consists of a theoretical stage and practical experience, which alternate every three months. You will receive a apprentice allowance during the theoretical stages and practical experience.

Your requirements

  • General or subject-specific qualification for entrance to higher education (Hochschulreife)

Candidates with the qualifications required to attend a technical college will only be accepted based on additional proof of their suitability for the course for which they are applying (for more information, see the website of the Heidenheim site of Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University)