Science meets practise.

It doesn't matter which university partnership you're interested in, they all have one thing in common: We would like to give university students the opportunity to get some hands-on experience while still at school. This way you get valuable leads for your research – and we get fresh, unbiased ideas for the challenges our business faces. Join us and share your knowledge with us.

Otto Group scholarship programme Leuphana College

Otto Group scholarship programme Leuphana College Are you a student at the Leuphana College in Lüneburg, ideally majoring in business administration, IT, business IT, e-business, digital media or business psychology? Do you think entrepreneurially and strategically? Are you passionate about innovation in e-commerce and have a strong online affinity? Would you like to gather your first professional experiences and take on responsibility? If you've answered all of these questions with a yes, then you'll be excited about our scholarship programme in close partnership with the college. 
We support our scholars in many areas: You have the chance to complete six-month paid internships with the Otto Group that allow you to combine science with practice – and of course to make valuable contacts for the future. You can work, for example, in e-commerce, IT, marketing, category management, strategy or controlling. In addition to a monthly book allowance of 120 euros you can take part in seminars to develop so-called soft skills and in discussion rounds with managers.

Interested? Then look up all the necessary information on the Leuphana College's homepage and apply. We are looking forward to you!

Otto Group scholarship FH Wedel

Otto Group scholarship FH WedelIT is an applied science, and this is why it's particularly exciting to put one's theoretical knowledge to work. Up to eight outstanding students at the Wedel University of Applied Sciences (FH) get the opportunity to do so with the Otto Group.

As a scholar you may complete two six-month periods of practical training at the corporate headquarters in Hamburg – one internship and your final thesis. The compensation amounts to 1,000 euros a month. On top of that the Otto Group takes care of your tuition fees, and you'll take part in seminars to promote so-called soft skills such as public speaking.

Interested? But you'd like to know more? Very well, you'll find additional interesting details at FH Wedel.

Otto Group master's degree in buying

The growing international textiles market is in urgent need for highly qualified young managers. This is why the Otto Group, in close cooperation with the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW), has developed a master's degree programme that combines the teaching of creative, technical, business and international management skills. Students acquire know-how in design, apparel technology, business administration, marketing, imports, exports, management, employee leadership, negotiating techniques and intercultural communications.

The master's degree programme on multichannel trade management in textile business starts each year in the summer semester and includes internships across Germany with the following group companies: Alba Moda, Baur Versand, Hermes Otto International, Lascana, SportScheck, Witt Gruppe, Schwab, bonprix, Heine, Frankonia, Otto (GmbH & Co KG).

In order to be eligible, students must have successfully completed a diploma or bachelor's degree in a business-related subject, apparel technology, textile management or fashion design.
Do you meet those conditions? Then check out the following for more information:

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
(Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg)
Studierendenzentrum der HAW Hamburg
Stiftstraße 69
20099 Hamburg (Campus Berliner Tor)



Chair at Zeppelin University

The Otto Group has established the Endowed Chair of Distance Selling and Service Marketing at the Zeppelin University. Its goals are two-fold: Research in the field of distance selling and of course its teaching to bachelor, master and PHD students. We want to raise their enthusiasm for topics such as e- and m-commerce, thus responding to the continued growth of distance selling.

The chair does research in three fields:

  • Research in the use of new technologies, for example in mobile commerce, social media and interactive television.
  • Research in the factors that make distance selling successful.

  • Research in the integration of the different retailing channels of distance selling

Aside from financial assistance, the Otto Group primarily aspires to help the students content-wise. This is why we regularly offer practical lectures and projects as well as guest presentations and seminars by high-ranking executives of the Otto Group.

You want yet a stronger hands-on approach? No problem. As a student of the Zeppelin University you have the possibility to do a semester of practical training with the Otto Group. We are looking forward to your participation.

E-commerce degree from FH Wedel

E-commerce degree from FH WedelWe are the largest online retailer for fashion and lifestyle worldwide. It goes without saying that we are particularly active in the area of e-commerce.

Are you interested in it, too? Then our Endowed Chair of E-commerce at the Wedel University of Applied Sciences (FH) is right for you. In the seven-semester bachelor's programme you'll acquire a sound knowledge base with lots of practical relevance. Then, in a 3-semester master's programme, you can focus more on methodological and leadership skills.

As a student of the e-commerce degree programme you'll also benefit from selected teaching assignments, practical lectures and case studies, which combine the topics of business IT, media IT and business administration. In addition you have the chance to gather a lot of hands-on experience, since the following eight group companies are involved in the degree programme, all of them offering internship positions: OTTO (Hamburg), Bonprix (Hamburg), Sportscheck (Munich), Witt (Weiden), Alba Moda (Bad Salzuflen), Schwab (Hanau), Hermes Logistics Group (Hamburg) and Baur (Burgkunstadt).

This is precisely what you were looking for? Great! The Otto Group and FH Wedel are looking forward to your application!

Here you can find more information on the e-commerce degree programme.

Otto Group scholarship MHMK

As part of the “Deutschlandsti pendium” programme by the German Federal Ministry of Education we support five students at the MHMK Macromedia University for Media and Communication. You must have a major in Media Management, specialising in either Internet Management or Brand Management and Advertising. Our contribution: An allowance of 300 euros a month for a minimum of two semesters and at maximum until the end of your normal period of study.


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