Business Administration and Logistics degree course

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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 2023

Business Administration in Wolfsburg

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Logistics Management in 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 Campus, Wolfsburg

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

    Semesters 1-3

    Students have the option to attend introductory sessions in mathematics and computer skills at Ostfalia in preparation for the first semester.

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

    You will follow the basic studies at Ostfalia in Wolfsburg from the first to third semesters. During this phase, you will attend the following lectures: functions of business administration, computer science, investment and financing, mathematics and statistics for economists, methodological competence, microeconomics, accounting, law, business English.

    During the holidays in between semesters, you will get to know different departments of Volkswagen Group Services GmbH. With the support of your training officer, you will be able to handle higher-level tasks and projects through which you will become familiar with our structures and processes.

  2. 2

    Semesters 4-5

    Your placement year takes place during the fourth and fifth semesters. You will not attend any lectures at Ostfalia during this phase, but will instead work continuously in various departments within the company. For two semesters, you will get a comprehensive look into the central and operational departments of Volkswagen Group Services GmbH.

    During the placement year, you will have the opportunity to apply for an internship abroad. The internship abroad will take place at one of the operational sites of Volkswagen Group Services outside of Germany for a period eight weeks. You will have the opportunity to run a foreign project independently and work on your intercultural skills.

    In addition, there is a broad range of social projects that you can carry out 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

    Semester 6

    In the sixth semester, you will write your Bachelor’s thesis in cooperation with your work department. The topic of your Bachelor’s thesis will be currently relevant to the company. In principle, you will be accepted into this division after you graduate.

    After submitting your Bachelor’s thesis and successfully defending it, you will receive the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.

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

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Apply now for the start of studies in 2023!

Apply now until 31 October for apprenticeships beginning in September 2023!

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Logistics Management | Practice-integrated study

In the practice-integrated Logistics Management 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 Wolfsburg, Germany
University of applied sciences: Ostfalia Campus, Salzgitter


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

Curriculum - Logistics Management 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.

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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

Apply here – Logistics Management degree course

Apply now for the start of studies in 2023!

Apply now until 31 October for apprenticeships beginning in September 2023!

Count me in!

I really enjoy supervising apprentices and students who are just starting their career. Personally I believe it is important to provide as much professional, specialised input as possible and give apprentices or students their own work packages and areas of responsibility.

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