Dual work–study model at the hwtk

Our dual work–study model

Employees who’ve had practical training and who come with professional competence in business are important in making businesses successful. Studying with the dual work–study model at the hwtk offers you seminar-style classes in which you’ll learn about business economics fundamentals, economic and legal topics, methods for conducting academic work as well as foreign languages and intercultural competence. Theory and practice are also optimally coordinated, so that your bachelor’s qualification prepares you for the professional arena or a master’s degree – no matter which of our dual model programmes you’ve got your eye on.

The dual work–study model at the hwtk has many advantages:

  • You study practically relevant topics in small groups
  • With the split-week model you can immediately apply what you’ve learned, because you have 20 hours each for your studies and work
  • Your university fees are partly or wholly sponsored
  • You can gain work experience while you study
  • Studying with the dual work–study model increases your chances of getting a job straight after graduation. Or the cooperating company takes you on directly!

Bachelor’s degrees

B.A. Business Administration
B.A. International Management
B.Sc. Business Informatics

Master’s degrees

M.A. Business Management & Development


Possible cooperation partners

B.A. Business Administration

Hotel and Tourism Management


To Specialisation


Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH c/o Visit Berlin

Victor’s Residenz- Hotel Berlin

Berlin Dungeon

NH Hotels Deutschland

Hotel Moa Betriebs GmbH & Co. KG

Mercure Hotel Berlin Tempelhof Airport

AccorHotels Germany GmbH Hotelpark Potsdamer Platz

Air in Berlin – Hotel GmbH

Amstel House Berlin

DIEHOGA Denkfabrik GmbH

Gorki Apartments

Hampton by Hilton Berlin City West

Ibis Berlin Kurfürstendamm

Park Inn by Radisson Berlin

Regent Hotel

relexa hotel GmbH

Unterkunftsvermittlung Berlin49

Resort Schwielowsee

Almodovar Hotel

Best Western am Borsigturm

Eurostars Hotels

Hecker’s Hotel – Kurfürstendamm (H. Heckers Hotel AG & Co. KG

JT Touristik

Radisson Blu Badischer Hof, Baden-Baden

Leonardo Royal Hotel Baden-Baden

Relais& Chateaux Hotel Dollenberg, Bad Peterstal – Griesbach

Hotel Sonne Eintracht, Achern

Schlosshotel Karlsruhe

Dorint Maison Messmer Baden-Baden

Hotel Aqua Aurelia Suitenhotel Baden-Baden

 Logo Aqua Aurelia
L’Tur Baden Airpark/Rheinmünster

2BESECURED Facility Management GmbH

Leonardo Hotel Berlin 

Roomers Hotel Baden Baden


Radission Blu Badischer Hof Hotel, Baden-Baden


Touristik Bad Wildbad

Gastronomy Management


To Specialisation


Almodovar Hotel


Sausalitos Holding GmbH, Betrieb Berlin


Hotel Moa Betriebs GmbH & Co. KG

Mercure Hotel Berlin Tempelhof Airpor


Resort Schwielowsee

Charité CFM Facility Management GmbH

Robert Lindner GmbH & Co. KG

L’Osteria Berlin

Colle GmbH, Baden-Baden

Lehner´s Wirtshaus, Karlsruhe 

Mauritius Karlsruhe Mauri KA GmbH 

Hans im Glück Franchise GmbH



Event, Trade and Fair Management


To Specialisation


Hotel Moa Betriebs GmbH & Co. KG

Berlin Event O.Schulz & M.Worm OHG


MR Congress & Incentive GmbH

fiveandfriends GmbH

BVMW – Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft e.V.

Estrel Berlin K.M.C. Kommunikations- und Mediencenter GmbH

EventsinBaden GmbH, Baden-Baden

 Events in Baden
Artmedia management & more GmbH

 Art Media Logo
Taktgeber GmbH, Offenburg

Rantastic GmbH, Baden-Baden

ZIP, baden-baden

Roomers Baden Baden

Die Schrittmacher

Qualibera Baden-Baden

Papier Fischer

Marketing Communications and Public Relations


To Specialisation


ANHALTEND Marketingkommunikation, Berlin

BerlinFive GmbH, Berlin

FORUM Berufsbildung e.V., Berlin

LucaNet AG, Berlin

seosupport GmbH, Berlin

Smarketer GmbH, Berlin

Smartfrog Ltd., Berlin

Academy of Languages, Berlin

fiveandfriends GmbH, Berlin

Lesara GmbH, Berlin

Mediengruppe Thiel, Berlin

Sanubi GmbH, Berlin

Zalando, Berlin

glow commuincation GmbH, Berlin

lastrada.doell’s, Berlin

Viola Direkt GmbH, Achern

Liebich und Partner, Baden-Baden

 Liebich & Partner
Späth Media/Infopublic, Baden-Baden

 Späth Media
powercloud GmbH, Achern

Bühnengold, Berlin


Qualibera Baden-Baden

Jubelkind, Berlin


Papier Fischer

Stöbe Kommunikation
Draisin GmbH

Zoo Berlin

Sports Management


To Specialisation


Mrs. Sporty – RD Sport GbR

Sport-Gesundheitspark Berlin e.V

Sprungbude GmbH, Stuttgart



Human Resources Management and Services


To Specialisation




pluss Personalmanagement


Contora Offices Berlin GmbH & Co. KG



Industry and Trade


To Specialisation


Academy of Languages  
Decathlon Baden-Baden  Logo Decathlon
Dietz Reha GmbH, Ittersbach Logo Dietz Reha
Immobilien Regional
Papier Fischer
Bechtle IT-Systemhaus Karlsruhe Logo Bechtle
Contora Offices Berlin GmbH & Co. KG



Financial Services


To Specialisation



HORBACH Wirtschaftsberatung GmbH

MR Congress & Incentive GmbH



Tax and Auditing



To Specialisation


Accon RVS GmbH

Lesara GmbH

Steuerberaterverband Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.




Health Management


To Specialisation

Sanubi GmbH

Klinikum Mittelbaden gGmbH

pluss Personalmanagement

owamed GmbH, Baden-Baden

Max-Grundig-Klinik GmbH, Bühl

Curium Pharma



Bachelor-Studiengang Wirtschaftsinformatik

B.Sc. Informatics and Management
Lesara GmbH  
fiveandfriends GmbH  
Mediengruppe Thiel  
disserto management GmbH  
Strato AG  

FAQ Dual work–study model

Dual study

What companies does hwtk University cooperate with?

A selection of our partner companies can be viewed here. Please note that this is only a list of selected references where not all our partner companies are documented. Please do not apply directly to these listed companies (only if it is explicitly stated that direct applications are welcome). Usually, the partner companies have charged HWTK University with the pre-selection of applicants.

If I have applied to a dual study programme at hwtk University, will I automatically be placed in a HWTK partner company?

No, we cannot guarantee a placement in a partner company. First of all, hwtk University processes your application documents. Suitable applicants are contacted, added to the applicant pool and invited to a phone interview. Your documents are then transmitted to our partners. It is not automatically ensured that your application will be considered or transmitted to a hwtk partner company. The final decision on the allocation of dual study places is made by the company. hwtk decides on your admission to the university.

Can I look for a partner company myself?

Yes, in general you should also submit speculative applications to possible partner companies. If you find a company on your own you have better chances of being placed in a dual study programme at hwtk University.

Does the company already have to be a hwtk partner company?

No, you can search and suggest new companies that can then become partners of hwtk University, if they fulfil the cooperation criteria.

How can I find a suitable partner company?

Therefor you have to be proactive, persistent and dedicated. You can search in search engines on the internet, online job portals, advertisements in daily newspapers, etc. One call is often sufficient to find out whether the company is interested in a dual study programme in cooperation with hwtk University. For inquiries by e-mail you can also attach the hwtk company brochure. In most cases, companies employing apprentices are also open for students. In consequence, it also pays off to contact companies having advertised for apprentices. If a company is ready to accept you, do not hesitate to contact our Office of Student Affairs. We will be happy to support you on your next steps.

What requirements does the company have to fulfil?

A company has to provide evidence that you will have the possibility to work in all relevant fields and that you will be assigned to a contact person in the company. Moreover, the company has to align with the hwtk framework plan for the respective specialisation. Further information for companies is available on request at our student and company Advisory Service .

Can I switch to another company in a dual study programme?

Actually, it is intended that you stay with one company for the whole duration of studies. If any problems between you and your company arise or if you do not want or cannot work there any more for other reasons, our Office of Student Affairs and the chancellor of hwtk University will be available for a personal consultation. You can then discuss problems and jointly look for solutions. Quitting should only be the last step if all other possibilities are exhausted. Basically, you can switch to another company during your studies. In this case, you should find a new company on your own within 4 – 6 weeks. You should not be without a company any longer because otherwise you would lose your status as a dual student. If you do not find a new company, you can switch to a full-time or distance learning programme at the beginning of the next semester. Thus, the duration of your studies at hwtk University would not be prolonged.

How can I find a new company when I want to switch?

The companies listed on our homepage have charged hwtk University with the pre-selection of applicants (unless it is explicitly stated that direct applications are welcome). Most of our partner companies are interested in first semester students who will join the company at the beginning of the next or the semester after. Dual students who are already studying can be placed in a company by the hwtk only in exceptional cases if a company is explicitly looking for advanced students. So you have the main responsibility for finding a new partner company. For any questions, do not hesitate to contact our Office of Student Affairs.