The Berufsakademie “BA” Sachsen was founded on 1 October 1991 based on the Baden-Württemberg model and comprises seven academies in Bautzen, Breitenbrunn, Dresden, Glauchau, Leipzig, Plauen and Riesa. In this way the principle of dual vocational training was transferred to the level of tertiary education in Saxony.
In contrast to universities of applied sciences and universities, the students receive both theoretical and practical training in alternating twelve-week blocks over a period of three years. This means that the companies are equal partners in the world of academic education. The university of cooperative education are currently offering a total of 51 courses in Information Science, Technology, Commerce and Social Science. The degrees are equivalent to those offered by universities of applied sciences and are recognized throughout Europe. All of the seven academies will convert their traditional degree courses to internationally comparable “Bachelor” courses until 2010 at the latest. Due to a strong focus on practical experience, studies at Berufsakademie are an attractive alternative to a course offered by a university, particularly since the courses are short and intensive. Furthermore, the chance to find a job after graduation are – depending on the type of course – as high as up to 90 per cent.
Business activityDual theoretical and practical studies
in Technology, Information Science,
Commerce and Social Science
in currently 51 degree programmes