The innovative program structure of the Business and International Programs (BIP) offers both students and cooperating partner companies numerous benefits. For students, the close integration of real-world work experience, international contact, and academic study leads to a valuable degree.
For companies, participating in this dual-cooperative study program helps them attract motivated, high-performing employees. Our partner companies come from many different industries. Accordingly, students bring their varied experiences from working at the different partner companies to the university, which results in a multifaceted range of perspectives in the classroom.
Benefits for Partner Companies
- Student’s long-term involvement at their company increases their motivation.
- The direct transfer of practical experience and continuous opportunities for on-the-job application help students deepen their knowledge and improve their overall know-how and abilities.
- Working together with the University of Applied Sciences leads to beneficial networking effects for companies. For instance, professors are available to advise students and may be involved in company-related case studies.
- At the end of the program, students are ready for immediate employment at the company –without needing a training period.
Our Partner Companies
Prospective students will find below a list of the cooperating partner companies currently offering dual study-work positions with the IBA program:
The BIP program has excellent relationships with partner universities in North America. Since 2008, we have also formed a close partnership with Tongii University in Shanghai, China. During their studies, students have the opportunity to work together with professors from these international universities to improve and deepen their academic knowledge, foreign language skills, and intercultural competence.
UNCG – University of North Carolina at Greensboro
With over 100 years of tradition in educational excellence, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro has secured its place among the top universities in North Carolina. The university is well known for its significant research work, social engagement, excellent teaching staff, and its high standards in the classroom, all of which enable this AACSB accredited institution to successfully prepare its students for the future.
UWF – University of West Florida
Students are at the heart of the University of West Florida. In an environment tailored to the individual, professors and staff are always available and make advising students their top priority. Founded in 1963, this AACSB accredited university is located on a 1,606 acre campus, making it the second largest campus in the Florida state university system. The scenic surroundings enrich the overall profile of this inviting university.
Tongji University Shanghai
Administered directly by the Chinese Ministry of Education, Tongji University in Shanghai is one of the key universities in China. It is among the top government-funded Chinese universities and has fostered intensive student and teaching exchanges with Germany partner universities for over thirty years. It also has many research projects in cooperation with German companies.
Dual Cooperative Study University of Rheinland-Pfalz
The Dual Cooperative Study University of Rheinland Pfalz (Duale Hochschule Rheinland-Pfalz) is the “umbrella brand” under which the state of Rheinland-Pfalz gathers all of the numerous dual cooperative study programs together to promote them. As a state service provider, it advises interested students on the dual cooperative study opportunities available in Rheinland-Pfalz.