Duale Hochschule Baden Württemberg (DHBW) A course, at the same time practical and scientific, as an alternative to a university course? That's not possible ...... Yes it is - take a course at the Technical College Training is based on the dual principle, i.e. theoretical study phases (at a Technical College) and practical training (with FRIATEC) in rotation every three months. There are six theoretical and six practical periods. During the practical periods you will get to know the company in its entirety. Course schedules by the Technical College and training schedules are attuned to one another. This means that you are trained both theoretically and practically for your future work in business economics. The three-year training is in stages. The first qualification (economics assistant BA) is reached after two years; the second qualification is gained after a total of three years (graduate in business economics BA). Friatec offers the following specialist subjects within economics: industry, International Business Administration (since 1999), and IT. Within technology, FRIATEC trains graduate engineers (BA) with specialisation in machine engineering.