Are you planning to start working after your Bachelors? Or you have already started with your career, but still want to study? How about continuing your education and obtaining a Master’s degree while working? If you want to pursuit Master’s degree and a career at the same time, you might want to choose a cooperative study.
Graduated Bachelor students often choose a cooperative degree when they want to gain both theoretical and practical experience in the field of their Bachelor’s study. Usually, students go directly from Bachelor to Master and find a job as a part of their Masters education itself.
It’s crucial that your job occupation is tightly connected to the subjects you study in the classroom, because the main purpose of the cooperative degree is to connect theory with practice.
The cooperative system is widespread in Europe; although, mostly in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Denmark, the Netherlands, France, Croatia, Serbia, Switzerland, Portugal and others. Finding an appropriate company, which would cooperate with your university, might depend on the country and on the popularity of the cooperative study form there. Big companies, but sometimes also small ones, provide very often vacancies for cooperative degree students.
Cooperative degrees are usually studied as full time Masters programmes and have the same duration – in most cases 1 or 2 years. You can study technical, economic or social work related Masters as a cooperative degree. However, subjects like arts and humanities aren’t usually offered in this form.
The study/work schedule might vary, depending on the study programme, university or on the characteristics of the field. You might study half of the week and work the other half, or spend some months exclusively at the university and work during the vacation.
Advantage of the cooperative form of study is that you will gain a work experience and you will be more competitive on the job market. The company you work for during your Masters might also offer you a full-time position after your graduation. One of the pros is also the financial part – the costs for cooperative study are comparable with those for full time Masters, but will also be awarded with a salary from your employer. A disadvantage is that you will have much less free time, as you would probably need to work during the vacations.
|Master of Management in Finance (MMF)||McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management|
|Business Management with a Professional Placement Year||Cardiff University|
|Pharmacy Practice||King's College London|
|Sprint||CGI Deutschland Ltd. & Co. KG|
|Versicherungswesen||Zurich Gruppe Deutschland|
|Engineering and Production Management||FH JOANNEUM|
|Bau- und Umweltingenieurwesen||Technische Hochschule Deggendorf|
|Steuer- und Rechnungswesen||Hochschule Anhalt|
|Technischer Vertrieb||Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen|
|Wirtschaftsinformatik||Zurich Gruppe Deutschland|
|Strategic Supply Chain Management||accadis Hochschule Bad Homburg|
|Führung und Organisation||Hochschule Osnabrück|
|Medizintechnische Systeme||Hochschule Stralsund|
|Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen||AKAD University – AKAD Hochschule Stuttgart|
|Angewandte Informatik/Infotronik||Technische Hochschule Deggendorf|
|General Management (MBA)||AKAD University – AKAD Hochschule Stuttgart|
|Applied Research and Innovation in Computer Science||Fachhochschule St. Pölten|
|Digital Transformation Management||Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln|
|Sportbeleid en sportmanagement||Utrecht University|
|Global Management and Communication||AKAD University – AKAD Hochschule Stuttgart|
|International Tourism Management||Technische Hochschule Deggendorf|
|Technology Based Business Development||Aarhus University|
|Business Management - Digital Business Management||Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg - Center for Advanced Studies|
|Elektro- und Informationstechnik||Technische Hochschule Deggendorf|
|Wirtschaftspsychologie||Zurich Gruppe Deutschland|
|Digital Business Strategy||accadis Hochschule Bad Homburg|
|Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image||University of Amsterdam|
|Entrepreneurship und Innovation (MBA)||AKAD University – AKAD Hochschule Stuttgart|
|Discourse and Argumentation Studies||University of Amsterdam|
|Public Administration||SABI University|
|MBA Service Management (120 ECTS)||ISS International Business School of Service Management|
|Quality Engineering||Provadis Hochschule Frankfurt am Main|
|Wirtschaftsinformatik und IT-Management||AKAD University – AKAD Hochschule Stuttgart|
|Maschinenbau||Technische Hochschule Deggendorf|
|Nachhaltigkeit und Systemisches Management||AKAD University – AKAD Hochschule Stuttgart|
|Global Marketing Management||accadis Hochschule Bad Homburg|
|Physician Assistant (Klinisch Verloskundige)||Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences|
|Prävention, Sporttherapie und Gesundheitsmanagement||IST-Hochschule für Management|