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Dual students

Dual studentsCombining theory and practice in your studies 

In a dual study program, you alternate every three months between theoretical phases at the university and practical phases at our company. This allows you to acquire valuable specialist knowledge on campus, which you can then apply directly in practice at our company. In the same way, the skills you learn with us may also help you in your next lecture or written assignment. We have deliberately opted for the block model so that your focus can remain entirely on one thing at each stage and you don't have to think about your customer appointment the next day during your university exam or vice versa.
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B.Sc. - Business Informatics

at the FHDW Mettmann

At the FHDW in Mettmann, you will develop a basic understanding of business processes in addition to extensive IT knowledge in the dual study program in Business Informatics

B.Sc. - Business Informatics

at the CBS

You can also combine the acquisition of IT skills and the development of a basic understanding of business administration in the dual study program in Business Informatics at one of the numerous CBS locations.
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B.Sc. - Applied Computer Science

at the FHDW Mettmann

You have already completed an IT apprenticeship? Then you can have your training credited and shorten the dual study program in Business Informatics at the FHDW in the Applied Informatics course by one year.
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M.Sc. - Digital Project Management

at the CBS

You have already successfully completed a Bachelor's degree with at least 180 credit points and are now looking for a new challenge in the IT sector? Then the dual Master's degree program in Digital Project Management at CBS could be something for you.
At the University of Applied Sciences, you will complete your dual Bachelor's degree in the so-called block model. This means that you alternate between the theoretical and practical phases every three months. At CBS International Business School, on the other hand, you complete the dual study program in Business Informatics in the 2plus3 model and spend 2 days a week on campus and 3 days at our company. The dual Master's degree program in Digital Project Management requires your presence on the virtual or physical campus approximately once a month on a block weekend from Thursday morning to Sunday evening. The rest of the time you can hit the ground running with us.

UniversityWhich university is right for me? 

We have a long-standing partnership with both the CBS International Business School and the University of Applied Sciences in Mettmann. So whether you want to study at one of the CBS locations or at the FHDW in Mettmann, the choice is entirely up to you.

Study Business Informatics or Digital Project Management in Cologne, Neuss or Solingen.

Study Business Informatics or Applied Computer Science in Mettmann.

Study Business Informatics or Digital Project Management in Cologne, Neuss or Solingen.

Study Business Informatics or Applied Computer Science in Mettmann.

InterviewDual studies at Lucom

Vincent studied Business Informatics at the FHDW in Mettmann from 2018 to 2021 and has been an integral part of the Lucommunity ever since. But
read for yourself what he has
to say about his dual studies.
During my A-levels, I went to job fairs to find a suitable course of study. That's when I became aware of the FHDW, as it offered a study model that I really liked. The location was just around the corner, small groups, no huge lecture halls, (business) informatics and the most important thing: you do the course on a dual basis. That was particularly important to me, as I didn't just want to study theory - like at school - but actually work, put what I'd learned into practice and get to know working life. Of course, the salary is a very nice side effect that "normal" students don't have. From my point of view, however, the dual study program generally only has advantages, at least in computer science. I came to Lucom via the FHDW open day. I already had an appointment for a job interview with another company, but I still wanted to look around for alternatives. The two Svens were there and the chemistry was right straight away. They offered me the opportunity to get in touch without any obligation (no cover letter, just a CV). That's how I ended up having an interview at Lucom. When I was there for the first time, I was immediately gripped by the atmosphere. I was very pleasantly surprised by the openness and the very informal atmosphere. The interview at the other company gave me exactly the opposite impression. They wanted me too, but I had long since decided not to apply.
The variety. Not just seeing the inside of the university for a semester, but also getting a taste of the world of work and being able to contribute. The combination of both - work and study - offered a very good education and foundation for the future. But also important: you could completely forget about your studies at work and vice versa. You only had to concentrate on one thing at a time.
Most of the time, I quickly recognized concepts from computer science and operational processes in a company that I had heard about at university and was able to relate them to my day-to-day work. Most of the time, however, it was actually the other way around: I first discovered something at Lucom, for example how to deal with databases or customer support, before I heard anything about it at university. This allowed me to combine the two, which was very helpful for exams and other assessments. It also helped me to take part in discussions in lectures or exchange ideas with fellow students who were doing the same dual study program, just in different companies. In this way, you can exchange experiences from your professional practice.
Firstly, financially through a monthly salary, even if you are currently in the theoretical phase, but also by paying the tuition fees, which are not exactly cheap at a private university like this. I was also helped by my lovely colleagues, who were always there to help me with problems or questions, which was particularly helpful at the beginning. I was also always given the freedom I needed for my studies. It was the same with the assignments that you write together with the company, such as the practical work and the Bachelor's thesis. Ideally, this work should help the company with a specific topic. Therefore, the topic must of course be agreed with Lucom, but you can choose the basic direction yourself. During the work on the assignment, I was supported to the extent that I was able to invest 100% of my time in it. During this time, Lucom tries not to give you any other tasks so that you can concentrate fully on your assignment. In addition, colleagues are always available to support you with your work, whether it is purely formal criteria of the thesis or actual difficulties with the content. The interviews that you can conduct with colleagues are also very helpful in such a thesis.
Through various offers such as the Career Service or similar. If problems had arisen in the partner company, you could have contacted the university and received support. Otherwise, the lectures and modules are simply good and the lecturers are generally very nice and helpful.
Not really any different from other colleagues in the company. You are seen as a "full member" of the team. Even as a dual student, you have a very good relationship with your colleagues.
I started off with internal tasks. I was allowed to implement or improve various forms and processes for our intranet. Sometimes you're deliberately being thrown in at the deep end, where you have to try to find solutions yourself. On the one hand, the documentation for our product helps, and on the other, a lot of trial and error. I think a lot of trial and error and testing helped me a lot back then to familiarize myself with our software and the tasks. Apart from that, there are of course always nice colleagues to ask questions. After two or three semesters, you are usually given your first tasks with customers. Here you support an experienced consultant by working on certain aspects of a customer project. You may even come into direct contact with customers. The tasks then naturally grow with time and experience level.

After completing my studies, I was taken on by Lucom as a full-time employee. As you have already been involved in your first real customer projects during your studies, you are also responsible for your first own projects. However, this is no longer a big problem thanks to the experience you have already gained. You may also have worked more intensively on a certain topic in your Bachelor's thesis and are now an "expert" in it, so that you can then also advance and take responsibility for this topic in the company. After completing my Bachelor's degree, I also decided to do a Master's degree and am currently studying part-time at the FHDW.

Yes, definitely, concerning all the points mentioned before. I wouldn't want to miss the professional experience I gained during my dual study program. The combination of both worlds was also just right for me in terms of personal development.
To try it in any case. From my point of view, a dual study program only offers advantages.

How did you find out about the dual study program and why did you choose Lucom?

During my A-levels, I went to job fairs to find a suitable course of study. That's when I became aware of the FHDW, as it offered a study model that I really liked. The location was just around the corner, small groups, no huge lecture halls, (business) informatics and the most important thing: you do the course on a dual basis. That was particularly important to me, as I didn't just want to study theory - like at school - but actually work, put what I'd learned into practice and get to know working life. Of course, the salary is a very nice side effect that "normal" students don't have. From my point of view, however, the dual study program generally only has advantages, at least in computer science. I came to Lucom via the FHDW open day. I already had an appointment for a job interview with another company, but I still wanted to look around for alternatives. The two Svens were there and the chemistry was right straight away. They offered me the opportunity to get in touch without any obligation (no cover letter, just a CV). That's how I ended up having an interview at Lucom. When I was there for the first time, I was immediately gripped by the atmosphere. I was very pleasantly surprised by the openness and the very informal atmosphere. The interview at the other company gave me exactly the opposite impression. They wanted me too, but I had long since decided not to apply.

What did you particularly like about your dual study program?

The variety. Not just seeing the inside of the university for a semester, but also getting a taste of the world of work and being able to contribute. The combination of both - work and study - offered a very good education and foundation for the future. But also important: you could completely forget about your studies at work and vice versa. You only had to concentrate on one thing at a time.

How were you able to combine theory and practice?

Most of the time, I quickly recognized concepts from computer science and operational processes in a company that I had heard about at university and was able to relate them to my day-to-day work. Most of the time, however, it was actually the other way around: I first discovered something at Lucom, for example how to deal with databases or customer support, before I heard anything about it at university. This allowed me to combine the two, which was very helpful for exams and other assessments. It also helped me to take part in discussions in lectures or exchange ideas with fellow students who were doing the same dual study program, just in different companies. In this way, you can exchange experiences from your professional practice.

To what extent were you supported by Lucom during your studies?

Firstly, financially through a monthly salary, even if you are currently in the theoretical phase, but also by paying the tuition fees, which are not exactly cheap at a private university like this. I was also helped by my lovely colleagues, who were always there to help me with problems or questions, which was particularly helpful at the beginning. I was also always given the freedom I needed for my studies. It was the same with the assignments that you write together with the company, such as the practical work and the Bachelor's thesis. Ideally, this work should help the company with a specific topic. Therefore, the topic must of course be agreed with Lucom, but you can choose the basic direction yourself. During the work on the assignment, I was supported to the extent that I was able to invest 100% of my time in it. During this time, Lucom tries not to give you any other tasks so that you can concentrate fully on your assignment. In addition, colleagues are always available to support you with your work, whether it is purely formal criteria of the thesis or actual difficulties with the content. The interviews that you can conduct with colleagues are also very helpful in such a thesis.

To what extent were you supported by your university?

Through various offers such as the Career Service or similar. If problems had arisen in the partner company, you could have contacted the university and received support. Otherwise, the lectures and modules are simply good and the lecturers are generally very nice and helpful.

How were you treated as a dual student?

Not really any different from other colleagues in the company. You are seen as a "full member" of the team. Even as a dual student, you have a very good relationship with your colleagues.

What tasks have you already taken on at Lucom during your studies?

I started off with internal tasks. I was allowed to implement or improve various forms and processes for our intranet. Sometimes you're deliberately being thrown in at the deep end, where you have to try to find solutions yourself. On the one hand, the documentation for our product helps, and on the other, a lot of trial and error. I think a lot of trial and error and testing helped me a lot back then to familiarize myself with our software and the tasks. Apart from that, there are of course always nice colleagues to ask questions. After two or three semesters, you are usually given your first tasks with customers. Here you support an experienced consultant by working on certain aspects of a customer project. You may even come into direct contact with customers. The tasks then naturally grow with time and experience level.

What happened after you finished your studies?

After completing my studies, I was taken on by Lucom as a full-time employee. As you have already been involved in your first real customer projects during your studies, you are also responsible for your first own projects. However, this is no longer a big problem thanks to the experience you have already gained. You may also have worked more intensively on a certain topic in your Bachelor's thesis and are now an "expert" in it, so that you can then also advance and take responsibility for this topic in the company. After completing my Bachelor's degree, I also decided to do a Master's degree and am currently studying part-time at the FHDW.

Would you choose a dual study program again?

Yes, definitely, concerning all the points mentioned before. I wouldn't want to miss the professional experience I gained during my dual study program. The combination of both worlds was also just right for me in terms of personal development.

What advice would you give to someone who is about to make the decision to start a dual study program?

To try it in any case. From my point of view, a dual study program only offers advantages.

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