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Your dual course of study: in Retail Management

What better way to prepare for your future career! As a student in a dual course of study at REWE Group headquarters, you can expect an academic university programme with real world applications at the Europäische Fachhochschule (EUFH) in Brühl, Germany, perfectly complemented with practical experience in operational activities.

The Business Administration Retail Management degree takes three years and is divided into six semesters. Each semester you will spend three months in the company (practical phase) and three months at the university (theoretical phase).

You will complete this programme at the headquarters in Cologne, Germany.

This is what you should bring with you for your studies:

  • A general matriculation standard
  • Good grades in German, maths and English
  • Willingness to work independently
  • An open and curious personality
  • Above-average dedication


You will spend the theoretical phase at the EUFH in Brühl. The EUFH students will receive instruction on the subject matter of the training two days a week in special vocational school classes at the Nell-Breuning-Berufskolleg in Frechen-Habbelrath until they have taken the Chamber of Industry and Commerce final examination. You will have classes at the EUFH on the other three days. Following the Chamber of Industry and Commerce final examination, instruction will take place at the EUFH all week.

You will attend, among others, the following courses at the EUFH in Brühl:

  • Basics of business management
  • Accountancy
  • Retail management
  • Business management
  • Commercial law
  • Two foreign languages

The fifth semester will be spent abroad at an international university. The bachelor thesis will be written in the sixth semester with the support of a department within REWE Group.


During your practical training as a Management Assistant in Wholesale and Foreign Trade, you will learn, among other things, about the acquisition of goods for our various stores in the Purchasing department.

Other areas of assignment will be selected based on your personal strengths and interests, including:

  • Category management
  • Controlling
  • Purchasing
  • Marketing
  • Quality assurance

The company phase will be rounded out with a two-week assignment in our stores. You will take the final examination as a Management Assistant in Wholesale and Foreign Trade at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Cologne in your fourth semester.

Duration and completion of training:

  • 3 years
  • Management Assistant in Wholesale and Foreign Trade (Chamber of Industry and Commerce)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

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