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Partner Companies

iba-students are employed by approved partner companies for the duration of their studies. The partner companies provide the practical on-the-job-experience that complements the academic component of the programme. This means you gain an academic degree and professional experience at the same time.

And you’re not just working alongside your studies – Your work is an integral part of the degree programme. This combination of practical experience and academic study is highly regarded by employers: 86 % of our graduates are offered a permanent position straight after their studies. As a University of Cooperative Education, iba is a specialist and accredited provider of work and study programmes.

iba currently cooperates with more than 2.500 partner companies. Your study advisor will assist in finding the right partner company for your studies, including advising you during the application process. You are also welcome to apply to companies you would like as a partner company yourself.

"What do iba-students learn in their company for their future professional life? The most distinctive feature is, without a doubt, the generalist education of our students. They get to work in all areas related to modern business: management and administration, marketing, recruitment, and people and organisational development. In this way, we guarantee the best possible training and provide our students the space and opportunity to identify their own personal strengths within the different areas of work. In my opinion, this is the ideal preparation for the demands and requirements of today’s job market.”

Marc Schmidt
Expert HR Marketing and Recruiting,
Steigenberger Hotels AG