FULL-TIME PROGRAMME BUSINESS MANAGER TEXTILES BTE

PROGRAM STRUCTURE - THE BASIC LEVEL

SPECIALIZATION IN TEXTILE OR FOOTWEAR

You can complete the study course for Business Manager in Textiles BTE (National Association of German Textile Retailers) in four semesters and be qualified for senior positions in the footwear and fashion industry. The programme is aimed primarily at candidates with practical experience. These are candidates with a completed commercial vocational education or with a fashion industry related job.

Student Services

Student services offer assistance should you have questions concerning the necessary requirements. Please call to make an appointment for a personal interview with our Managing Director of Pädagogic and Organisation, Rudiger Jung at +49 7452 8409-12 or by email mohr@remove-this.ldt.de

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

There are no admission deadlines, admissions are taken in the order they are received..

  • Completed education
  • Completed vocational training
  • Recommended minimum age: 20

Exceptions

Applicants with high school diploma or with vocational baccalaureate without diploma from a recognised commercial apprenticeship can be admitted if they have been working in the fashion industry for at least one year. We recommend that prospective students have a personal interview with the Managing Director of Education and Organisation at LDT Nagold prior to applying.

FIRST AND SECOND SEMESTER

Instruction in the basic subjects from the four departments (core curriculum).

The focus is mainly on teaching basic skills.

TRANSFER IN THE THIRD SEMESTER

In order to advance into the specialised levels, examination performance matching the degree and examination regulations is required.

THE SUBJECT GROUPS

The subjects are grouped into four subject groups:

 

  • Management and Organisation
  • Sales and procurement
  • Personnel
  • Merchandise: Textile and Footwear

ADDITIONALLY

Semester Thesis / Large Case Study (Oral exam)


The subject areas 1-3 deal with business issues, the 4th subject area with merchandise related knowledge. To ensure professionalism in future everyday working life, business and product information are linked together. This allows the relationship between commercial areas of responsibility and product related tasks to be conveyed in practical way.

CORPORATE PRESENTATIONS

Renowned partner companies from the retail and industry give presentations on a regular basis at the LDT Nagold on the subject of business philosophy. Questions about personnel policy and professional career opportunities are answered and open discussions are held.

The Specialisation Level - 3rd and 4th Semester

INTENSIVE STUDIES

In the third and fourth semester, there are approximately 70 intensive study areas to choose from. These are chosen according to the professional objectives and are also dependent upon the relevant area of specialisation.

 

The specialisation level has a strong practical orientation - instead of lectures, the emphasis is on working with case studies.

ORDER TRAINING

As of the third semester, special training in Buying is given by employees from the production or sales management divisions of well known manufacturers in the industry. Following the division into working groups and a briefing by the specialized lecturers, realistic practice in ordering and allocation of limits is carried out with the newest collections. Together, the decisions of the students are analysed and evaluated.

SPECIAL MERCHANDISING WEEKS

The merchandising weeks in the third and fourth semester are based on the respective commercial sector. By dividing themes into blocks, optimal concentration of individual topics in each area can be achieved. Individual themes are considered and analysed - also in workshops - from different perspectives. The results are presented either in writing or orally and then graded. These special weeks are led primarily by renowned experts from the industry – from Germany as well as from the neighbouring countries of Switzerland and Austria.

FIELD TRIPS

The LDT Nagold offers regular excursions as of the third semester. These include, among others, company visits to HAKA companies, DOB vendors, footwear manufacturers as well as active wear and sporting goods manufacturers. Individual study groups visit partner companies and buying associations in the fashion industry. Here the participants can learn product and brand characteristics and gain insight into key positions in the industry. Frequently, the management of the partner companies takes time to answer questions from the Nagold groups. The excursions are summarised in reports.

 

 

EXAMS - AN OVERVIEW

Foreign Languages at LDT Nagold

Business English at the LDT with the TOEIC language certificate

At LDT Nagold, the language skills in English and Italian can be expanded during the course of study. The lessons take place in additional courses. The knowledge in English is finally tested with the TOEIC test (Test of English for International Communication). The test assesses English proficiency objectively and classifies it into a level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Prerequisite for the course participation is the examination of the language level by the LDT language test at the beginning of the study course.

 

 

Italian on different levels

Italian is taught up to the level of business conversation.