Dual-study programme

Pupils at CLAAS.

You want to obtain a university degree? And you still want to have some practical experience? Do you want to earn money but still keep studying? Then the dual-study programme is the right choice for you.

Dual-study programme

Pupils at CLAAS.

You want to obtain a university degree? And you still want to have some practical experience? Do you want to earn money but still keep studying? Then the dual-study programme is the right choice for you.

Industrial Business Administration (Bachelor of Arts)

Are you somebody who doesn't just want to learn theory in a lecture theatre but instead wants to put your skills directly into practice? If this is the case, the Industrial Business Administration study programme at CLAAS with integrated practical components is just what you're looking for! We are excited about your keen interest in business processes and your desire to get to know the world with CLAAS.

During your study programme, you will work on demanding business-related tasks. You will gain an insight into all of the main areas of business such as purchasing, logistics, marketing/sales, human resources, accounting and controlling.

During your practical phases, you will be involved in exciting projects, such as producing offers, accompanying price negotiations and learning, for example, how monthly and annual financial statements are prepared and produced - all depending on your area of deployment.

As a business administrator, you might have the task of setting the criteria which are used in the purchasing department to compare suppliers to each other and select the right one. You might also be responsible for purchase negotiations or for successfully running wide-ranging procurement and investment projects.

"The dual study programme not only allows you to learn about the main subjects in theory but also to gain experience in practice and thus to understand them properly. The practical phases in a multinational company like CLAAS also allow you to develop as a person above and beyond your studies."


(Stephan Picker, Business administration programme graduate of 2012)

CLAAS also promotes your development with language courses, workshops, product training courses and deployments in international subsidiaries of the CLAAS Group lasting several weeks.

The theoretical part of the study programme takes place at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart, with which we have had a partnership for over 30 years.
If you complete the dual study programme at our Bad Saulgau site, the theory phases are held at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg at the Ravensburg/Friedrichshafen campus.

Do you have any questions about the training programme or would you like to apply directly? Your contacts will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Your contact for Harsewinkel: Ms. Birgit Claves.

Your contact for Bad Saulgau: Ms. Carolin Jetter.

  • The dual-study programme at a glance
    Training programme details
    Training duration:3 years
    Prerequisites:German university entry qualification (Abitur, grade point average 2.5 or better)
    Structure:

    Approx. 7-week internship before start of study program.

    Afterwards, the theory phases at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart alternate with practical phases at CLAAS roughly every 3 months.

    If you complete the dual study programme at our Bad Saulgau site, the theory phases are held at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg at the Ravensburg/ Friedrichshafen campus.
    1st - 4th semesters:

    Theoretical aspects:

    • General business studies
    • Special business studies
    • Finance and accounting/controlling
    • Marketing
    • Human resources
    • Materials management and production
    • Corporate organisation
    • Economics
    • Law
    • Bookkeeping
    • Mathematics and statistics
    • Information technology
    • Academic methods
    • Business English

    Choice of secondary subjects: international business administration, sales management or technology for business administrators.

    Practical aspects:

    • Purchasing/materials management
    • Marketing/sales
    • Accounting/controlling
    • Human resources
    • Stay abroad

    5th and 6th semesters:
    • In-depth study of two chosen major subjects
    • Writing of bachelor thesis
    Additional training measures:
    • Introductory seminar
    • Stay abroad
    • Product training
    • Language courses as required
    • PC training
    Final qualification:Bachelor of Arts – Industrial business administration