Hochschule Furtwangen University

Chamber of Commerce and College combine first business degree with professional training / start in October / unique in Germany, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany, August 3, 2010. Specialist hosts can now gain the economics – and at the same time the Bachelor’s degree from the industry with a single course. For this purpose, the IHK Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg and the Hochschule Furtwangen University (HFU) combine a business degree with advanced vocational training. This offer is unique in Germany and opened a new chapter in the history of education of our country”, says Thomas Albiez, Chief Executive Officer of the IHK Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. Because first you could start as a practitioner even without a high school diploma to graduating from University and part-time.

Prof. Dr. Markus Hoch of the HFU has co-developed the offer. “He stressed: this is the beginning of a new development in the skills acquisition and retention of medium-sized companies.” Corresponds to the desire of many companies, the combined training and courses so the Chamber of Commerce. You want to allow a higher performance ready employees without university entrance level in the framework of in-service training. So they can prepare their professionals to the increasingly demanding tasks in the operation and offer interesting career opportunities. Also they can create incentives so that allegiance to the operation. “Because: often professionals lost the company because they pull for full time studies in another city”, reported Thomas Albiez.

The first course with 16 courses will begin in October 2010. He takes seven semesters. The courses take place on two evenings a week and on Saturdays at the IHK Academy Villingen-Schwenningen. The participants can apply for master BAFoG or a scholarship. The entrance requirement is a successfully completed training for the certified specialist Chamber of Commerce, for the two are semester-estimated. After two further semesters the students prepare for the exam to the audited business Chamber of Commerce. After three further semesters study concludes with a Bachelor of Arts off. The Certified Business Manager IHK is the highest degree in the continuing education of the German Chambers of industry and trade. In connection with the internationally recognized Bachelor’s degree of the prestigious Hochschule Furtwangen graduates especially for commercial leadership to qualify”, so Thomas Albiez. The practice-oriented curriculum include the entire spectrum of Economics and business administration. Moreover, international accounting, international marketing and intercultural management at the combined curriculum. Ernst makes this offer with the often required permeability between vocational training and higher education. It is a trend-setting option for the exalted skilled,”says Thomas Albiez. profile Chamber of Commerce Academy that Academy counts Chamber of Commerce to the leading training providers in the region Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg. Some 5,000 professionals from all sectors of the economy can be annually further qualify her. The diplomas and certificates are nationally recognized, because they all are subject to the same conditions. They are also practical and applied, because they are developed together with companies. profile Hochschule Furtwangen University the Hochschule Furtwangen University (HFU) is one of the most prestigious universities in Baden-Wurttemberg. It offers a wide range of activities in the fields of engineering, computer science, business and media with 35 courses. All courses are accredited and have international recognition. The HFU occupies in many university rankings top positions. The economics education at the HFU on methodological and social skills as well as practical experience and internationality belongs to the eight best University locations in Germany.