Dual study programme at Rhenus:
Logistics, Business, IT

Many paths lead to the world of logistics. But which is the best way to start? As an apprentice or by studying? If it’s up to us: both! Rhenus offers you the chance to combine apprenticeship and studies perfectly. You will gain practical experience in our company and receive a lot of specialist knowledge to boot at the cooperating university. From theory to practice and back – the best basis for your further career, preferably with us. You have these opportunities: in the Logistics Management programme, you will learn everything about an efficient supply chain. In Business Administration, you will become a business administration professional, with project assignments ranging from marketing to corporate development. Are you more interested in modern IT solutions? Then we’ll show you what you can do with every new line of code, right up to building complete infrastructures.

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Best of both worlds: Our degree programmes at a glance

General conditions:

  • The duration of the dual study programme is 3.5 years – for 1.5 years of which you will be studying and training at the same time.
  • The study programme is practice-integrated, alternating between lecture phases at the university and practical assignments in our company.
  • The rhythm of theory and practice depends on the location – the most common weekly pattern: Two days at the university, three days in the company.
  • At the end of your studies, you will be doubly qualified: You will be certified by the IHK (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) as a business administrator for office management and receive the academic Bachelor of Arts degree.


Content and tasks:

  • In order for you to build up as broad a range of experience as possible, we will familiarise you with the work of a wide variety of departments – from day-to-day business to exciting projects.
  • Due to your business administration focus, your help is needed at many levels: Marketing, HR, purchasing, insurance, finance and real estate are just a few of them.
  • Under certain conditions, assignments in other business units are also possible.
  • In any case, you will be directly involved in putting exciting projects into practice.
  • You will create convincing presentations and get to know our modern IT in detail.
  • We will train your communication skills for dealing with internal and external customers or business partners, also on an international level.


Requirements:

  • Advanced technical college entrance qualification with good grades in maths and English
  • Pronounced interest in economic contexts and logistical processes
  • Analytical vision, logical thinking and pioneering spirit
  • Enjoying boldly pushing forward your own ideas and implementing them independently


Significance and advantages:

  • We can only realise many things with your help – possible projects revolve around our internal newsletter or the organisation of events, for example.
  • By managing a wide range of administrative processes, you will also ensure the functionality of our specialist departments – as you can see, this is where variety meets responsibility.

General conditions:

  • The duration of the dual study programme is 3.5 years in the form of 7 semesters.
  • The study programme is practice-integrated, alternating between lecture phases at the university and practical assignments in our company.
  • The rhythm of theory and practice depends on the location – the most common weekly pattern: Two days at the university, three days in the company.
  • At the end of your studies, you are qualified with the academic Bachelor of Arts degree.


Content and tasks:

  • In this subject area, we provide you with well-founded know-how from logistics and business administration, and you can actively apply all new knowledge directly.
  • As a basis, we familiarise you with our warehouse logistics stations, complex processes are waiting to be discovered by you.
  • Your experienced colleagues will explain everything you need to know about the structures on-site and the business of our customers.
  • Our managers and project managers are already looking forward to your support – your own initial project work will include, for example, performance analysis or the derivation and monitoring of optimisation measures.
  • Last but not least, you will help us to install effective improvement management (CIP); we are already eager to hear your ideas.


Requirements:

  • Academic secondary school diploma or vocational baccalaureate by the time you start your studies
  • Enthusiasm and motivation to break new ground
  • Desire for responsibility and lots of fresh input
  • Creative mind and determined personality
  • The right mix of team spirit and initiative


Significance and advantages:

  • Your commitment to us makes a big difference from day one, after all you are actively involved in both day-to-day business and projects.
  • You will be right in the middle of the action, soon know logistics from A to Z and experience the perfect combination of theory and practice.

General conditions:

  • The dual study programme lasts 4.5 years, in the form of 9 semesters.
  • The study programme is practice-integrated, alternating between lecture phases at the university and practical assignments in our company.
  • The rhythm of theory and practice depends on the location – the most common weekly pattern: Three days at the university, two days in the company.
  • At the end of your studies, you will be doubly qualified: You will be certified by the IHK (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) as an IT specialist for system integration or application development as well as receive an academic Bachelor of Science degree.


Content and tasks:

  • During the practical phases in our IT departments, you will specialise in either the area of system integration or application development.
  • In systems integration, you plan, install, configure and maintain our systems and networks – in short, thanks to you, everything fits together seamlessly.
  • In the application development specialisation, you will be involved in our logistics programmes – as a developer, you will shape and refine our warehouse management or freight purchasing, for example.
  • Whichever path of digital innovation you choose: You will receive top support and valuable know-how from our IT professionals – so you can easily handle any project.


Requirements:

  • Advanced technical college entrance qualification with good grades in science subjects
  • Passion for mathematics, computer science and new technologies
  • Logical and systematic way of thinking, analytical vision, problem-solving skills
  • Open-minded personality with a desire for lots of fresh input
  • Team spirit and communication skills, also between the (code) lines


Significance and advantages

  • On the administrative level, you are our back-up when it comes to system availability – and thus to nothing less than our international process infrastructure.
  • At the development level, you lay the foundations at mouse and keyboard for everything that we would like to achieve in the logistics of the future.
  • Either way: Complex challenges await multifaceted masterminds here!

General conditions:

  • The dual study programme has a duration of 3.5 years.
  • The study programme is practice-integrated, alternating between lecture phases at the university and practical assignments in our company.
  • The rhythm of theory and practice depends on the location – the most common weekly pattern: Two days at the university, three days in the company.
  • At the end of your studies, you are qualified with the academic Bachelor of Science degree.


Content and tasks:

  • Business administration and applied computer science: Both subject areas accompany you in equal measure during your practical phases in our IT departments.
  • You will work in various departments and learn about the fascinating diversity of our IT – from application management to network construction to IT purchasing.
  • Step by step, you will then focus more on the commercial aspects of your training, e.g. in product management and project management.
  • With strategic vision, you will further develop our processes and conduct market analyses to expand our portfolio of services, products and partners.
  • Forward thinking is also required when you design and precisely implement logistics IT solutions for our customers.


Requirements:

  • Advanced technical college entrance qualification
  • Enthusiasm for mathematics, computer science and new technologies
  • Interest in business contexts
  • Systematic working style, analytical vision, problem-solving skills
  • Desire to learn, team spirit and strong communication skills


Significance and benefits:

  • With the combination of computer science know-how and business knowledge, you will always have the right plan for our IT-supported logistics and business processes.
  • Conception, linking, documentation: Our experienced IT specialists are reliably at your side every step of the way.

In addition to the above-mentioned dual courses of study, there are other opportunities waiting for you at several of our locations – including these fields of study:

  • Business Administration – Accounting and Controlling (B.A.)
  • Business Administration – Forwarding and Logistics (B.A.)
  • Computer Science (B.Sc.)

Have you already discovered what best suits your interests and talents? Take a look at our job board, where you will find all dual degree programmes that are currently advertised.

You can find binding information in the specific job advertisements in our job board. As we as the Rhenus Group offer apprenticeships in different companies, the procedure and orientation may vary.

Here’s what happens next: Your chances after graduation

Opportunities after Logistics Management studies

A place in our team is guaranteed, you determine the direction: in project management you can initiate improvements, in quality management you pass on your (business) expertise to our branches. Alternatively, as an assistant manager or even as a manager, you can set an important course or steer our specialists. Last but not least, the “Step Forward!” trainee programme offers you a broad range of experience in the Freight, Port and Contract Logistics business units.

Opportunities after Business Admin. studies

As a “business all-rounder”, you are in demand in many of our commercial departments – some of which you already got to know during your studies. The best basis for choosing your future focus. How about joining us as a Junior Marketing Manager for work revolving around strong campaigns? Or you can support our HR department and identify new talent for Rhenus. Exciting opportunities also await you in the finance sector: treasury, controlling, (customer) project management.

Opportunities for IT professionals

With a degree in Business Informatics, doors to diverse IT professions are open to you – from project and product management to strategic advisory functions: IT Consultant / Business Analyst. Your qualifications in software and systems engineering will prepare you for a career in administration or development. Software applications, server and cloud systems, infrastructure, interfaces: here you can become a real explorer and look after or develop what will move us in the future.

That’s the ticket: Your advantages and benefits

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Learn a lot, experience even more

Training and development

With the best mix of theory and practice, learning success and variety are guaranteed. What you learn at university becomes real experience with us. You will be immersed in our processes and will be an important member of the Rhenus Group right from the start.
Real support, also financial

Real support, also financial

We will, of course, pay your tuition fees, and in many cases also the costs for preparatory courses, compulsory reading material and the printing of your thesis. Depending on the location, you can expect a fixed salary or fair “pocket money” during your studies.
Learning and progress

Training and development

Your studies are full of new insights, but there’s more waiting for you. Depending on your focus and location, we provide you with top extra know-how in varied training courses and workshops – in some business units via digital e-learning.
Simply a strong team

Great team

In the beginning, everything is new – but don’t worry, we will reliably stand by you from day one. Because we do not differentiate when it comes to cohesion, exchange and constructive cooperation. One thing is clear: we write TEAM PLAY in capital letters.
Flashes of inspiration welcome

Contributing ideas

For the logistics of tomorrow, you have to think things through in a new way today. That’s why we always welcome your creative ideas and innovative suggestions with open arms. Be brave, go your own way – to reach your goal together with us.
Well-received

Employee discounts

Our networking on the international stage pays off, not only for us and our clients. You too can benefit from our cooperation network. Discounts are waiting for you at (online) suppliers for fashion, furniture, jewellery and sporting goods.
For your well-being

Health and sport

Best on the move: This applies to logistics, but also to health and well-being. We promote your activity with, amongst other things, discounted courses in gyms and, depending on the location, health days and energy-rich meals in the canteen.
Slash
Slash Always new, always different: That’s the best way to describe my studies at Rhenus. The fact that the logistics industry is so innovative offers me many opportunities to develop. Here I have the right partner at my side to realise my potential in varied projects.
Isabel Drogan | Dual Business Administration student, specialising in Forwarding and Logistics | Rhenus Warehousing
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