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Commercial Management

When you participate in the dual studies programme as a student from REWE Group, you enjoy an ideal combination of a practice-oriented, theoretical university course of study at the European University of Applied Sciences in Brühl (EUFH) with practical application of what you have learned in everyday work This close meshing of theory and practice provides you with optimal preparation for the start in your professional career.

Structure of Your Studies

The degree course in retail management takes three years and is subdivided into six semesters. During each of these semesters, you spend three months in the company (internship phase) and three months at the university (theory phase).
Your examination for qualification as a wholesale and international trade specialist (Groß- und Außenhandelskaufmann/-frau) is conducted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) of Cologne in your fourth semester. The fifth semester is spent abroad at a university in another country. During the sixth semester, you write your bachelor thesis with the support of one of the business units of REWE Group. After fulfilling all of the requirements, you are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Arts after the sixth semester.

Student Guidance and Support

During your degree course, REWE Group will provide careful guidance and support. Your entry into the company will be facilitated by your participation in an orientation course for all new students and vocational trainees at REWE headquarters right at the start of your studies. We will conduct regular feedback discussions with you to promote your personal development. The network of the EUFH students from REWE Group will be strengthened by common events.


It goes without saying that your commitment will be compensated appropriately. REWE Group will assume the costs for the regular payment of the compensation during the training period as well as the full tuition at the EUFH.

Your Application

Ideally, you should submit an application for your dual studies on our home page (see below) 9 to 12 months before the planned start. You should have an average mark of 2.5 or better on your Abitur (A-levels) and above-average results in German, mathematics and English.

You will work on various teams and become familiar with a highly diversified and broad range of business units during your training. So you should bring an open mind and curiosity with you. In addition, we expect you to be able to work on your own responsibility and initiative and to display above-average commitment.

We look forward to receiving your application!