CBS International Business School (CBS) was founded in 1993 as the academic branch of an educational group that has existed in Cologne since 1908. Today, it offers its approximately 1,900 students from 75 nations business administration study programs according to international standards, which are regularly accredited by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) and the German Council of Science and Humanities. In 2016, it became the only university in Germany to acquire international accreditation from the IACBE and became part of the Stuttgart-based Klett Group, a leading education company in Europe and represented internationally in 18 countries.
CBS Mission: ‘Creating tomorrow’
With the claim ‘Creating tomorrow’, it acknowledges its responsibility to develop students into competent and forward-looking decision-makers. With around 150 employees, it is one of the top addresses among private business schools in Germany and was once again awarded the title ‘Germany's best private business school’ in the 2019 university ranking of the magazine ‘WirtschaftsWoche’. It also maintains a large network with more than 120 partner universities and numerous companies around the world.
CBS study programmes: International – practical – personal
Its vocational and training-accompanying, dual, and full-time study programmes are characterised by teaching contents with international, practical and sustainable relevance: With the help of business projects, guest lectures and a mostly obligatory semester abroad, CBS students gather important competencies for their career entry in internationally active companies. The principle of responsible management is one of the principles of the university and is taught by the scientists of the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM) at the CBS International Business School in all study programmes.
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Accreditations & awards
A degree is only valuable if it is generally recognised. We ensure this threefold. Firstly, through state accreditation: CBS International Business School is a private university state-recognised by the German Science Council and the Ministry of Science of North Rhine-Westphalia. Secondly, through the regular accreditation of all courses by FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) for content, topicality and studyability. FIBAA examines the courses on behalf of the Accreditation Council of the Federal Republic. Thirdly, through—successful—participation in rankings, such as the renowned CHE ranking (known from the ZEIT Studienführer) or the university ranking of the Wirtschaftswoche.
Reasons for studying with us
Choosing a university is a decision that sets the course for life. CBS International Business School, one of the best private universities of applied science in Germany puts this at the heart of its business, reflected in the slogan ‘Creating tomorrow’. Studying has many advantages and opens up many career opportunities for your future. The experience you gain during your studies will shape the rest of your life and bring you closer to your dream job. Choosing the right study programme is often challenging. With a wide range of study programmes and universities (of applied sciences), Germany offers many opportunities to shape your future.
Through small learning groups and a modern campus environment, we create a personal learning atmosphere in which everyone is welcome. With over 1,900 students with around 75 nations coming together to study at CBS, students will learn many cultures first hand and mingle with fellow students from all over the world.
At the CBS you have the chance to study completely in English or to choose individual language courses. The soft skills offer supports you in expanding your intercultural competencies and helps you to strengthen your communication skills in international teams.
You want to apply your business knowledge directly in practice and build up a career network early on? Get to know the practice-oriented studies at the CBS! In addition to theoretical approaches, models and methodological knowledge, one thing is particularly important to all teachers at the CBS: The linking of theory and practice.
A course of study should help you to develop personally and to network with other people. Learn now what it means to become part of the CBS family. At the CBS, you learn in small groups of no more than 35 students per course. This means you can ask questions at any time and benefit from the fact that the lecturers know you personally. Thus, you always have a direct contact person for homework or your thesis.
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Information regarding financing your studies
Your studies, your choice! Everybody should be able to persure their dream career and study their dream programme, regardless of their financial status.
There are many ways and possibilities to finance your studies. Those who claim that they cannot afford to pay for their studies are not familiar with the many financing options that students in Germany have.
In addition to scholarships available to all students throughout Germany, CBS International Business School offers its students its own university scholarships.