Dual Studies Program: Alternating Between Theory and Practice!

The Marquard & Bahls Group offers three dual Bachelor’s degrees in conjunction with the Nordakademie in Elmshorn and the HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration. 

In alternating between theory and practice, you prepare yourself for a junior position in our group. During your practical placements – including ones abroad – you become acquainted with many business fields and assume tasks with responsibility from the outset. You are supervised by a mentor throughout the program. At the end, you write a Bachelor’s thesis about a technical / commercial problem or a topic from your practical experience at our company.

Business Administration (HSBA)

The degree in business administration, offered in conjunction with the HSBA, gives you a sound basic knowledge of economics, covering a wide range of topics including commercial law, investment and finance, marketing and commercial information technology. About 75% of the degree is held in German, around 25% in English. The degree takes three years.

Business Informatics (HSBA)

In the Business Informatics course, in cooperation with the HSBA, basic knowledge in the core business subjects is imparted and introduced to the basics of computer science. The course covers subjects such as microeconomics, software engineering, programming and law for business informatics. About 75% of the degree is held in German, around 25% in English. The degree takes three years.

HSBA (Hamburg School of Business Administration)

Industrial Engineering (Nordakademie)

On the industrial engineering program, offered in conjunction with the Nordakademie, you cover topics like thermodynamics, electrical engineering, production and quality management, and deal with subjects related to economics, like cost and activity accounting. The degree takes seven semesters.



  • Advanced technical college certificate / Abitur (high-school diploma)
  • Temporary contract with Marquard & Bahls for the duration of the dual studies
  • For industrial engineering: a selection test at the Nordakademie. This selection process includes math, English skills and basic specialist knowledge. Additional tests will provide insights into your personality and motivation. For further information, please visit www.nordakademie.de.
  • For business administration: very good grades in German, math and English or a selection test at the HSBA. For further information please visit www.hsba.de.

Course Start

October 1 of every year


Please apply via the online form (business administration, industrial engineering) between July and September to begin your studies in the October of the following year. If your application is suitable, a video interview and, in a next step, a selection round will take place at our headquarters in Hamburg. If we are a good fit, nothing else stands in the way of you joining us.

Business Administration & Business Informatics

HSBA (Hamburg School of Business Administration)

For information about the HSBA (Hamburg School of Business Administration):


Industrial Engineering


For information about the Nordakademie in Elmshorn:



Human Resources

Vanessa Kauffeldt
Oiltanking GmbH
Koreastraße 7
20457 Hamburg

+49 40 37004-726