Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) Mannheim

Theory and Practical Experience Successfully Connected
The Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW) Mannheim / Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mannheim offers an attractive study model, which is based on the actual conditions and requirements of the labor market and businesses: This success story for the last 40 years is based on the close connection between theory and praxis, between scientific studies at the university and professional experience in the partner company.

Success indicators of this integrated approach are the extremely high employability rate: 80-90% of the students have a permanent work position immediately following their graduation.

Profile of the DHBW Mannheim

Performance Profile
The Cooperative State University Baden Württemberg Mannheim is one of the largest and best-known locations for dual degree programs in Germany.
The growing success is the result of integrating theory and practical study concepts, smaller class sizes, intensive praxis phases, and an all around focused teaching and learning plan.
The continuing high rate of employability offers students excellent future prospects and business partners reliable employee retention.
Course Program Profile
The Cooperative State University Baden Württemberg Mannheim is split up between two faculties:
  • the Faculty of Business with 19 diverse fields of study and degree programs and
  • the Faculty of Engineering with seven degree programs.
The two departments incorporate the topics of media, business, business informatics, computer science, information technology and engineering.

The dual degree program rotates on three month intervals, three months in the respective company and three months in the university. The regular change of location requires the students to be flexible and able to get engaged with high concentration on individual study sections.

Quality Profile
The Bachelor degree programs at the Cooperative State University Baden Württemberg Mannheim are recognized as intensive study programs.

For this reason the Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZeVA) Hannover raised its credit points from 180 to 210 ECTS points. This shows that the practical phases are optimally integrated into the curriculum.

Regular workshops in cooperation with all partners serve the optimization and quality assurance in all academic areas.

Network Profile
Students from different companies, public and social institutes come together during their study periods at the Cooperative State University Baden Württemberg Mannheim, work together in teams and implement joint projects.

Networks result because of this, which benefit them beyond the end of their studies. Not only are the students and the graduates well connected: the Cooperative State University Baden Württemberg Mannheim is perfectly integrated in the diverse higher univeristy environment of the metropolitan region Rhine Neckar.

It cooperates also with the Federal Academy for Defense Administraton and Technology Mannheim and, as a partner of the Graduate School Rhine Neckar, together with the Mannheim University and College of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen advanced Masters degree programs.

Family Profile
The Cooperative State University Baden Württemberg Mannheim has been awarded with the 'Basic Certification Audit Family Friendly University' since 2009.

Building on existing measures to increase the compatability of family and studying or rather jobs for students and academics, the topic 'family friendly university' should be pushed more than ever before.