Benefits of the Dual Studies
Students of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) are financially independent from the very first day of their studies. They are paid monthly throughout their studies, both during the theoretical and the practical phases. Social security and the right of utilising the federal student support programme (BaföG) are also included.
Guaranteed Chances on the Labour Market
On average, 80 percent of the graduates of DHBW Stuttgart are taken on by their training company after graduation. Immediately, they can independently take on demanding tasks within the company or the social institution. In addition, comprehensive internal career development studies, for example at IBM Germany, show that graduates of the Cooperative State University or its predecessor, the Berufsakademie (BA), move up into management positions at a younger age and with a higher probability than other university graduates; in addition, they have above-average incomes. What is particularly interesting for women: the rate of females among the employees with a DHBW or BA degree is twice as high as among the reference groups.
Varied Intensive Studies and Short Duration of Studies
Usually, studies at the DHBW have to be completed within three years. Due to the regular change between the theoretical and practical phases, the studies are varied and manifold. The intensive studies require commitment and efficient time management.
Lecturers with Up-to-Date Know-How
In addition to the professors of DHBW Stuttgart, lecturers from all kinds of universities as well as particularly well-qualified people from the associated companies and social institutions teach topics from their special fields of knowledge. In this way, the incorporation of current aspects, practical orientation as well as a reference to science are guaranteed for the lectures and seminars.
Small Course Groups
Overcrowded lecture rooms or anonymity are not an issue at DHBW Stuttgart. There are rarely more than 30 students in one course group; therefore, intensive support is ensured, which is a decisive benefit for studying.
International Experience and Orientation
Most pathways at DHBW Stuttgart offer the possibility of spending part of the studies abroad. Companies and universities all over the world cooperate with DHBW Stuttgart, which enables students to experience the business and working life in another country. DHBW Stuttgart offers three internationally oriented pathways, which are partially taught in English (Computer Science, International Business and International Management for Business and Information Technology). Periods spent abroad during the theoretical and practical phases supplement the students’ technical knowledge.