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!


Possible cooperation partners

B.A. Business Administration

Hotel and Tourism Management
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 Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG 
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 Bursigturm 
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  
L’Tur Baden Airpark/Rheinmünster

2BESECURED Facility Management GmbH


Gastronomy Management
Almodovar Hotel 
Sausalitos Holding GmbH, Betrieb Berlin 
Hotel Moa Betriebs GmbH & Co. KG 
Mercure Hotel Berlin Tempelhof Airport 
SSP Deutschland GmbH 
Resort Schwielowsee 
Charité CFM Facility Management GmbH 
Robert Lindner GmbH & Co. KG 
L’Osteria Berlin 
Colle GmbH, Baden-Baden  
Event, trade fair and convention management
Hotel Moa Betriebs GmbH & Co. KG 
After NetWork UG 
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 
Artmedia management & more GmbH  
Taktgeber GmbH, Offenburg 
Rantastic GmbH, Baden-Baden  
Marketing Communications and Public Relations
Almodovar Hotel 
ANHALTEND Marketingkommunikation 
BerlinFive GmbH 
FORUM Berufsbildung e.V. 
LucaNet AG 
seosupport GmbH 
Smarketer GmbH 
Smartfrog Ltd. 
Academy of Languages 
fiveandfriends GmbH 
Lesara GmbH 
Mediengruppe Thiel 
Sanubi GmbH 
glow commuincation GmbH 
Viola Direkt GmbH, Achern 
Liebich und Partner, Baden-Baden 
Späth Media/Infopublic, Baden-Baden  
powercloud GmbH, Achern 
Sports Management
Mrs. Sporty – RD Sport GbR 
Sport-Gesundheitspark Berlin e.V 
Sprungbude GmbH, Stuttgart  
Human Resources Management and Services
pluss Personalmanagement 
Industry and Trade
Financial Services
HORBACH Wirtschaftsberatung GmbH 
MR Congress & Incentive GmbH 
Tax and Auditing
Accon RVS GmbH 
Lesara GmbH 
Steuerberaterverband Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. 
Health Management
Sanubi GmbH 
Klinikum Mittelbaden gGmbH 
pluss Personalmanagement 
Klinikum Mittelbaden gGmbH, Baden-Baden  
owamed GmbH, Baden-Baden 
Max-Grundig-Klinik GmbH, Bühl 
Arts and Media Management

B.Sc. Business Informatics

B.Sc. Business Informatics
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.