Cooperative studies
Find out what the pros and cons of cooperative studies are!

Cooperative studies

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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.

Theory and practice 2 in 1 

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.

Cooperative studies in Europe

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.

What would your study/work schedule look like?

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.

Pros and cons of the Cooperative studies

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.

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Take a look at the following study programmes, offered as a cooperative degree!

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Building Entrepreneurs!     accadis Hochschule Bad Homburg
comprehensive profile   Trainingswissenschaft und Sporternährung     IST-Hochschule für Management
comprehensive profile   Mannheim Master in Management Analytics (Part-Time)     Mannheim Business School gGmbH
comprehensive profile   Mannheim Master in Sustainability and Impact Management     Mannheim Business School gGmbH
  Business Management with a Professional Placement Year     Cardiff University
  Pharmacy Practice     King's College London
  Wirtschaftsmathematik     Zurich Gruppe Deutschland
  Taxation     Hochschule Worms
  Digital Innovation and Research     Fachhochschule St. Pölten
  Wertschöpfungsmanagement im Maschinenbau     Hochschule Hannover
  Steuern, Rechnungslegung und Prüfungswesen     Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg - Center for Advanced Studies
  Mannheim Master of Taxation     Mannheim Business School gGmbH
  Kommunikationsmanagement     IST-Hochschule für Management
  Global Sports Management     accadis Hochschule Bad Homburg
  Nachhaltigkeit und Systemisches Management     AKAD University – AKAD Hochschule Stuttgart
  Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik     Fachhochschule Aachen
  Computational Design and Fabrication Technologies in Architecture     Middle East Technical University (METU)
  Medizintechnische Systeme     Hochschule Stralsund
  Informatik     Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg - Center for Advanced Studies
  Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen     Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg - Center for Advanced Studies
  Informatik dual     Hochschule Darmstadt
  Sozialplanung - analysieren, entwickeln, evaluieren     Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg - Center for Advanced Studies
  Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image     University of Amsterdam
  Advanced Nursing Practice     Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
  Dualer Master Digital Transformation     Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
  Lebensmittel: Produkt- und Prozessentwicklung     FH JOANNEUM
  International Football Management     accadis Hochschule Bad Homburg
  Sales     Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg - Center for Advanced Studies
  Technologie & Management     Provadis Hochschule Frankfurt am Main
  Human Resource Management     Technische Hochschule Deggendorf
  Wirtschaftsinformatik     Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg - Center for Advanced Studies
  Prozessmanagement     Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen
  Business Transformation Management     IST-Hochschule für Management
  HR-Management und Talentmanagement (MBA)     AKAD University – AKAD Hochschule Stuttgart
  Steuer- und Rechnungswesen     Hochschule Anhalt
  Internationales Tourismusmanagement     Technische Hochschule Deggendorf
  Robotics Systems Engineering     Fachhochschule Oberösterreich
  Betriebswirtschaftslehre     AKAD University – AKAD Hochschule Stuttgart
  Mannheim Master of Applied Data Science & Measurement     Mannheim Business School gGmbH
  Mannheim Master of Accounting     Mannheim Business School gGmbH
  ...     ...
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