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Earn a combined degree with a global player
Here you’ll learn everything about our combined degree program in Management and International Business Studies (MIBS). Our career information flyer summarizes all the details for you.
Your dream job
Our combined degree program in Management and International Business Studies opens the doors for you to pursue an international career. You can be sure of taking on responsibilities at an early stage. What makes the program special? It brings together the real-world experience of working with a global player and the demanding curriculum of an internationally recognized university degree.
You end up earning two qualifications:
- A vocational qualification as an industrial clerk
- A bachelor of arts degree
Your positive traits
When you’ve set a goal for yourself, do you do everything you can to achieve it? Good! Because we expect participants in our combined degree programs to bring a lot of their own initiative, a high degree of commitment and a strong sense of responsibility. It might sound quite demanding at first, but it assures that your training properly prepares you for the challenges of your later career. The program also requires you to handle tasks in a team as well as on your own. An ability to express yourself well in speech and in writing is also essential.
- University entrance qualification from a school or vocational college
- Strong interest in German, English and maths
- Quick to learn new skills
- Determination and perseverance
- Excellent communication skills
- Showing initiative
- Ability to work in a team
Your training and study program
The practice-oriented program starts in Leverkusen at the beginning of September with vocational training in business management. Parallel to this, you start a six-semester degree program in Business Administration at the private, officially recognized vocational university (FHDW) in Bergisch Gladbach. Your studies are carried out in small groups, in blocks of lectures that extend over multiple weeks during your working period. During the course of your studies, you’ll gain extensive knowledge in business and economics as well as in soft skills. After two and half years, a qualifying exam will be administered by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Following the successful completion of your studies, you’ll be awarded a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree.
The program also includes various seminars and training in two foreign languages. Your English skills will be further developed both at the vocational university and in the context of language seminars. And after a period of extensive preparation in Spanish, you’ll also take the internationally recognized DELE exam (Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera). Previous knowledge of Spanish is not required.
Possibilities after earning your bachelor degree
Following your bachelor studies, you can expand your knowledge with practical experience and take on new responsibilities with Covestro. If you’re considering advanced studies, you can benefit from our support. Master’s degree programs in Germany and abroad can be completed alongside your work responsibilities; alternatively, there are possibilities for pursuing full-time MBA studies in one of our partner universities in the U.S., Asia or countries in Europe other than Germany.
Your career prospects
A bachelor’s degree qualifies you for positions of responsibility at Covestro. Working in project teams and spending time abroad can help prepare you for an international career.
- As a member of our sales team, you can acquire extensive skills and experience in marketing and sales, which you’ll need for taking on a management position later.
- While working in product management, you can demonstrate your skills in developing and implementing global product concepts.
- In the area of finance and accounting, you can gain extensive skills that will prove useful in many ways throughout your career.
You’ll be compensated while you train. Furthermore, we offer a special kind of support: if you happen to live more than 100 km from the training site and have to move closer, we’ll provide an allowance to assist with your rent for a transitional period. Covestro will also cover the tuition fees for your bachelor studies.
The application phase is currently closed. The next application period is expected to start in summer 2018.
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