Undergraduate/Graduate Opportunities

Learning doesn’t end when you walk out the classroom door, but rather – as any graduate student will tell you – that’s when it often begins in earnest.  That’s also when Crop Science, a division of Bayer’s support for post-graduate educational opportunities kick in.
Crop Science, a division of Bayer is proud to support students pursuing post-graduate studies in agricultural sciences, and also those wishing to make agriculture a full-time business career.  In particular, we offer two outstanding programs to ambitious, talented young people who seek to make a positive difference and help propel farming’s future.

Graduate Recruitment and Development Program (GRAD)

The Crop Science Graduate Recruitment and Development program provides tuition assistance for exceptional students completing their graduate theses in agriculture-related fields of study, as well as a remarkable real-world research environment and the opportunity to be considered for full-time employment with the company.

Students interested in this unique program complete an application and successful candidates are selected by a team of both university and Crop Science staff.  Selection is based on academic achievements, agricultural focus of studies, interest in pursuing a career in an agriculture-based research industry, and willingness to commit to the outlined work program.

Financial assistance is provided in the form of a scholarship to a university toward tuition over the course of a student’s program participation. In addition to scholarship support, the student will maintain his/her status as part of the university’s graduate program. After successfully completing all degree requirements and receiving the appropriate advanced studies degree as part of the program curriculum, the participant will be considered for placement in a fulltime position with Bayer in the U.S.

Commercial Excellence Leadership Program

The Crop Science Commercial Excellence Leadership Program offers MBA graduates with 2-3 years of professional experience an excellent opportunity to further develop their career in Marketing, Sales and General Management. The two-year program provides practical, diversified experience in a world-class global company with leading brands that values people and their contributions. 

Program participants will work in a variety of marketing and sales roles, including field sales and portfolio management and other operational marketing functions. Participants will have flexible and strategic project assignments in cross-functional and multicultural teams over 24 months, spanning different functions, businesses and regions or countries. The four pillars of the program are:

  • Sales (6-9 months)
  • Operational Marketing (6-9 months)
  • Strategic Projects/Assignments (3-6 months)
  • Flexible Assignments  (3 months)

Selection for the program is application-based, and considers a candidate’s passion for a Marketing, Sales and/or General Management career, desire to grow with an innovative global company, completion of a masters degree in business administration (MBA) from a reputable business school, additional scientific knowledge, professional experience, fluency in English (proficiency in other languages is advantageous) and the interest and flexibility to move internationally.

Interested candidates for the Commercial Excellence Leadership Program can apply through www.bayerjobs.com.

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