Want to train for a career in international business? This course will make you a global player.

Management and International Business Studies (MIBS)

Your dream profession

The bigger the playing field, the better the opportunities. If you are interested in an international career and strive to assume responsibility at an early stage, the whole world is available to you with our “Management and International Business Studies” training and study program. Hardly any other training program combines practical experience within a leading global company with the demanding curricula of an international university study course better than Bayer’s program. With MIBS you can earn two degrees at the same time: the qualification as a commercial assistant and  a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).

As a global company specializing in health care and nutrition, Bayer needs highly qualified employees who are familiar with international business right from the beginning and meet the constantly growing demands of the global marketplace.

Your strengths

You know how to meet your personal targets. For this demanding training program and your subsequent career you will need above-average commitment, excellent specialist knowledge and a keen sense of responsibility. You will need to be willing and able to take the initiative and to work in interdisciplinary teams. Excellent written and oral communication skills are also essential.

Your qualifications

  • A high school diploma
  • Above-average grades in German, English and mathematics

Vocational training and Bachelor degree (German program version only)

The practice-oriented Bayer study program MIBS begins with a training course culminating in qualification as a commercial assistant. Parallel to this vocational training program, you begin an accompanying course in business administration at the private University FHDW in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany.

During the basic study program, you will gain comprehensive expertise in the fields of business and economics, as well as in various soft skills. The studies finish with the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. The training program also includes two foreign languages right from the beginning.


During your vocational training, you will receive a training allowance. The university fees will also be paid by Bayer.

Your opportunities and perspectives

After completing the study course, you are qualified to assume responsible tasks within the subgroups of Bayer. Participation in a project management team and foreign assignments prepare you optimally for your international career.

Your further career at our company could look like this: For example, you might broaden your knowledge and experience of pharmaceutical sales and marketing through a special three-year on-the-job development program at a foreign subsidiary of Bayer HealthCare. This would provide an opportunity to become actively involved in marketing projects a part of a sales team. Alternatively, you might build on your product management skills by working on the development and international rollout of product concepts at one of Bayer’s other subgroups. Or you could move to a foreign subsidiary as an assistant to the head of finance/accounting. With increasing experience, you will be entrusted with more responsible posts at subsidiaries in Germany or abroad.