Partner companies: Training with NORDAKADEMIE

From Bachelor to Master from one source


Get to know your future employees four years early!

With the guideline "the best young talent comes from within our own ranks", we offer you the opportunity to train highly qualified academics in professions that are in particularly high demand.

Your top 5 advantages:

  1. Experience: With the NORDAKADEMIE, you will find a cooperation partner that can already boast over 20 years of experience in dual study operations with over 700 companies.
  2. From the economy for the economy: The close contact between science and business is important to us. This includes, in addition to  applied research, projects from the economy such as the practical projects in the Master and joint lecture series and events.
  3. Communication: At NORDAKADEMIE, as a cooperating company, you are represented on the most important committees of the sponsoring company and the university, such as the company advisory board and the training conference. An important part of the sponsoring corporation are 43 shareholders who are part of the nonprofit corporation as affiliates.
  4. Branch diversity: All major industries are represented among the cooperation companies. In addition to companies from the metal and electrical industry, these are increasingly also companies from the areas of trade, insurance and services.
  5. Young talent from your own ranks: Dual-trained students offer many plus-points in your workforce.

Dual Bachelor's degree programs at the Elmshorn


The Elmshorn campus offers the six dual bachelor's degree programs in Business Administration, International Business, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Business Information Systems and Applied Computer Science. They combine challenging university studies with qualified training in the cooperating companies. All Bachelor's degree programs conclude with the title Bachelor of Science.

Academic further education at the Graduate School in Hamburg


Founded in 2013, the NORDAKADEMIE Graduate School in Hamburg focuses on academic continuing education following the Bachelor's degree.

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Study with practice

Your trainees in the dual Bachelor's degree programmes benefit from a close interlocking between the theoretical basics taught at the university and the application in everyday business life that takes place during the practical phases (see also practical reports, for example)


The theory and practical phases are completed in alternating blocks. The theory semesters last 10 weeks each, the practical blocks an average of 13 weeks, leaving a maximum of 6 weeks of annual leave for the students.

The theory semesters last 10 weeks each, the practical blocks an average of 13 weeks, leaving a maximum of 6 weeks of annual leave for the students.

For the implementation of the dual study program, a tripartite contractual relationship is concluded: The university and the company conclude a cooperation agreement, the applicant concludes an internship agreement for the duration of the studies and the student is enrolled at NORDAKADEMIE.

The student is then enrolled at NORDAKADEMIE for the duration of the studies.

As a cooperation partner, you will incur costs in addition to the internal company training costs, the internship allowance and the tuition fees for the university.

However, these costs are offset after only a short time by a considerable benefit through the cooperation of the above-average motivated and very committed students.

If you would like to know what experiences other companies have had with the NORDAKADEMIE training model, the members of the university's company advisory board are also available to you.

Companies that do their own software development need highly skilled professionals.

Applied computer scientists use efficient processes and professional tools to design and program modern application systems.

Applied computer scientists trained at NORDAKADEMIE are not only specialists in software development and the design of IT systems. They also have important knowledge in data protection and data security, usability as well as social issues of computer science and can thus optimally integrate themselves into business practice.

Students of Applied Computer Science will find numerous opportunities for individual specialisation at NORDAKADEMIE. In addition, the Studium Generale teaches important key qualifications and the study structure enables an optional semester abroad.


Am graduates of the study programme Business Administration have access to a wide range of fields of application throughout the economy. In order to optimally serve this broad spectrum of professional activities, the study of Business Administration at NORDAKADEMIE offers the choice between a generalist, broad-based education and specialisation in a specialisation. A diverse range of electives, comprehensive training in soft skills and sound foreign language training provide your junior staff with targeted training.


A brand new addition to the Business Administration degree program is the International Management specialization. With English-language courses and an integrated semester abroad, the focus of this specialisation is clearly on the international market.

The focus of this specialisation is on the international market.

This way, students can already be prepared for professional activities in the company during their studies.

Computing environments are becoming increasingly complex: communication, networking, cloud and smart systems are current buzzwords.

The goal of the dual degree program Technical Informatics / IT Engineering is to provide graduates with competencies in both hardware and software development as well as in the areas of communication and scalable infrastructure systems.

After graduation, technical computer scientists are available who are able to deal with the complex issues that arise in the architecture, design, implementation and operation of modern computing environments, both at the level of hardware and system-related software. They can, for example, design and create modern, networked, embedded systems.

Application areas include:

  • Planning, implementation and operation of computer networks, e.g. in a server environment
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  • Development of autonomous computer systems, which are developed for a specific application area, for example: Internet-of-Things, medical technology, building automation, Industry 4.0, aerospace technology
  • .

The best possible use of IT in companies requires a close interlocking of sound IT knowledge and business know-how.

By being able to assess "both sides of the coin", business IT specialists bridge the gap between developers and users.

The business-informatics degree program is designed to be integrative and is based on three pillars:

The field of computer science teaches the basics of modern IT, business informatics shows the interlocking between computer science and business administration, and business administration opens up the view of the economic aspects of professional practice.

Interdisciplinary is also the elective courses offered by the university with current topics from the IT field and economics. Numerous seminars as well as the optional semester abroad allow for further individual specialisation.


Because of their broad-based qualifications, industrial engineers are sought-after specialists.

Their technical and commercial training enables them to think in two directions at the same time and to work in interface areas in companies: e.g. in logistics, production organization, controlling or technical sales.

In the degree program industrial engineering, students receive a sound interdisciplinary education in both engineering and economics.

The elective course offerings provide opportunities for in-depth study and specialization in both engineering and business. A wide range of seminars within the framework of a Studium Generale as well as an optional semester abroad round off the range of studies.


Partner company

Since the university began teaching in January 1993, over 700 companies have signed a cooperation agreement with the NORDAKADEMIE University of Applied Sciences


To join this circle of companies, it is not necessary to become a shareholder of NORDAKADEMIE gemeinnützige AG.

If, in times of a shortage of skilled workers, you too find the idea of introducing future university graduates to your company before they even start their studies to be a plausible one, then get in touch with NORDAKADEMIE's company support team.