Business Administration and Logistics degree course

The application period is from 1 July to 31 October. The apprenticeship begins the following year.

Our business students can choose between the business administration and logistics degree courses. This will leave you well prepared to take on key positions at Volkswagen Group Services after you graduate.

Our business degree courses beginning in 2020

Business Administration | Practice-integrated study in Wolfenbüttel and Wolfsburg

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Logistics | Practice-integrated study in Salzgitter and Wolfsburg

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Business Administration | Practice-integrated study

In the practice-integrated Business Administration course, I will study at Ostfalia University and do work terms at Volkswagen Group Services, independently solving business problems on a scientific basis.

Why work with us?

Volkswagen Group Services will offer me a variety of opportunities during the practice phase, some of them at the subsidiaries. These include financial services, marketing, consulting, sales, controlling and procurement.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Duration of the apprenticeship: Eight semesters
Location: Various operational sites in Wolfsburg, Germany
University: Ostfalia, Wolfenbüttel campus

Find out more about business administration studies on the Ostfalia website: https://www.ostfalia.de/cms/de/w/studium/studienangebot/bwl/

Curriculum – Business Administration

  1. 1

    First academic year

    Students can attend introductory sessions in mathematics and computer skills at Ostfalia University before the courses begin.

    On-boarding weeks together with all apprentices and students of the same year will take place at the company at the beginning of September.

    In the first year, the following subjects will be covered: functions of business administration, computer science, investment and financing, mathematics and statistics for economists, methodological competence, microeconomics, accounting, law, business English.

  2. 2

    Second academic year

    The third semester will cover macroeconomics and foreign trade, market research, methodological competence, company controlling, and a compulsory elective module.

    In between semesters during the lecture-free period, you will get to know different departments of Volkswagen Group Services. In the fourth and fifth semesters, you will become more involved in the work terms. For two semesters, you will get a comprehensive look into the central and operational departments of Volkswagen Group Services GmbH.

    You will also have the chance to participate in social engagement activities together with other students and apprentices, such as work at the memorial site in Auschwitz or the ‘Changing Sides’ project with Lebenshilfe, a non-profit organisation.

  3. 3

    Third academic year

    After the practical work activities in the fifth semester, it is time to hit the books again. The following subjects are covered: ‘Business Methods’, public finances and economic policy, private business law, and two major subjects.

  4. 4

    Fourth academic year

    In the seventh and eight semesters in the fourth academic year, electrical and information engineering will be added to your curriculum and you will acquire expertise in project management and business administration. You will work on a team project with other students and your student research project.

Requirements for students


You should have:

  • a university entrance qualification
  • study-related advanced courses with above-average grades
  • Enthusiasm for economics, cars and the subject of mobility
  • Commitment, a sense of initiative, and mobility

 

Language skills:

  • English

   

School leaving qualification:

You should have a final grade of 2.1 or better.

Apply now - Business Administration studies

Der Bewerbungszeitraum ist vom 1. Juli bis zum 31. Oktober für den Studienstart im Folgejahr.

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Logistics | Practice-integrated study

In the practice-integrated Logistics course, I will get to know the Transport/Traffic/Logistics departments. I will also acquire skills in general business administration, law and foreign languages. In addition to this content, soft skills such as moderation and presentation techniques will be further developed.

Why work with us?

Volkswagen Group Services will offer me a variety of opportunities during the work terms, some of them at the subsidiaries. These include human resources, logistics and accounting.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Duration of the apprenticeship: Eight semesters
Location: Various operational sites in Brunswick or Wolfsburg, Germany
University of applied sciences: Ostfalia, Salzgitter campus


Find out more about the Logistics degree course on the Ostfalia website: https://www.ostfalia.de/cms/de/studienberatung/studienangebot/logistik-im-praxisverbund/

Curriculum - Logistics studies

  1. 1

    First academic year

    On-boarding weeks together with all apprentices and students of the same year.

    In the basic studies, you will learn the fundamentals of mathematics and statistics, computer science, business and economics, bookkeeping and balancing, procurement, production, Marketing, cost accounting, financing, investment and taxation, transport industry and commercial law.

  2. 2

    Second academic year

    The third semester is a working semester at Volkswagen Group Services GmbH. You will get to know your colleagues even better and apply your new skills on practical cases.

    In the fourth semester, you will complete the basic studies with subjects such as financing, investment and taxation, transport industry, commercial law, transport business administration, transport technology and commodities management.

  3. 3

    Third academic year

    The main studies begin with basic and major subjects in the selected course of study such as logistics methods, internal logistics, external logistics, fundamentals of passenger transport, inventory management and a practical logistics project.

    In the sixth semester, you will do the second work term at the company.

  4. 4

    Fourth academic year

    The seventh and eighth semesters in the fourth academic year will cover marketing management, risk management and controlling, and business management.

    Compulsory elective modules will also be offered (individual specialisation).

  5. 5

    Fifth academic year (Bachelor’s thesis)

    In the ninth semester, you will write your Bachelor’s thesis. Before that, you will demonstrate your capabilities on a work project.

    After you pass your exam, Volkswagen Group Services GmbH will offer you exciting assignments to start your career.

Requirements for students

You should have:

 

  • A university entrance qualification
  • Study-related advanced courses with above-average grades
  • Enthusiasm for economics, cars and the subject of mobility, commitment, a sense of initiative

 

Language skills:

  • English

 

School leaving qualification:
You should have a final grade of 2.1 or better.

Apply here – Logistics degree course

Der Bewerbungszeitraum ist vom 1. Juli bis zum 31. Oktober für den Studienstart im Folgejahr.

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