Bachelor of Arts – Industry

What do I need to know about the profession?

DHBW Industry students can be deployed flexibly in a wide variety of commercial departments.


  • Duration of study: 3 years (6 semesters)
  • Required school-leaving qualification:
    University entrance qualification (Abitur) or University of applied sciences entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife) ->Include general test of study capability of the application.
  • Partner university: DHBW Ravensburg

Further education opportunities

  • Master of Arts


  • Drafting and preparation of information
  • Carrying out correspondence
  • Creation and presentation of evaluations
  • Contact with customers
  • Participation in drafting development concepts
  • Participation and control of business processes
  • Planning, organisation and coordination of projects
  • Working with Office and other programs

Requirements profile

  • Quick decision-making
  • Interest in commercial activities
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to make contacts

  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to think logically
  • Systematic way of learning and working
  • Sense of responsibility

What will I learn at the Cooperative State University?

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1st and 2nd semester

  • Civil Law
  • Introduction to academic work
  • Basics of business administration
  • Basics of information management
  • Basics of materials management
  • International management I
  • Cost accounting and results accounts I
  • Marketing I
  • Methodological and social competence
  • Production management and logistics
  • Financial accounting techniques
  • Economics I - Introduction and microeconomics
  • Business English
  • Mathematical economics and statistics
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3rd and 4th semester

  • International management II
  • Investment and financing
  • Cost accounting and results accounts II
  • Marketing II
  • Operations research
  • Organisation and human resources
  • Corporate accounting
  • Economics II - Macroeconomics, money & currency
  • Business English
  • Commercial law
  • Philosophy of science & methods of empirical social research

5th and 6th semester

  • Integration seminar
  • Methodological and social competence
  • Leadership
  • Corporate management
  • Economics III - Economic, environmental, social policy (50 hours)
  • Business English
  • Two elective modules - Select from finance & accounting/controlling, marketing, human resources management, materials & production management or logistics management

    Questions & answers on the application process at Handtmann

    Applications via the online portal are preferred.

    However, you still have the possibility to apply either by post or by mail.

    • Covering letter
    • Full curriculum vitae
    • Last 3 school records
    • Certificates

    The application portal is open from July of the previous year.

    You will receive confirmation of receipt after you have sent your application. You will therefore know that your documentation has definitely reached Handtmann.

    Your application documents will then be read personally and considered with respect to suitability by the training team. Therefore it may take a few weeks before you receive a reply. Thank you for your understanding. Even if it may take some time to consider your application, this on no account reflects on your chances of being accepted for the position.

    If your application and the requirements of your career aspiration match, we will invite you for a personal interview. This is usually with the respective instructor.

    Please refer to the Directions section to find out how to get to our locations.

    You will receive a written response to the success of your application in the weeks after the interview. If your application is confirmed, we will send you a trainee contract and further information.

    We ask for your patience. There may be several applicants and a decision can only be reached once all the interviews are complete.

    Of course you can apply again after an unsuccessful application. It is quite possible that a suitable trainee position will be available at a later date or that a skilled worker position is vacant after your training. We look forward to receiving your application.

    Your contacts

    Marie-Therese Siegl
    Marie-Therese Siegl
    HR Manager Vocational Training and Further Education

    Phone: +49 7351 342-2322

    How to reach us

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