CBS International Business School

CBS is an internationally orientated, state recognised University of Applied Sciences and is one of Germanys top Business Schools for undergraduate and graduate studies.

About us

State-recognized university of applied sciences for management with an international focus
CBS International Business School is a state-recognized private university of applied sciences for business. We offer accredited Bachelor's, Master's and MBA degree programs in German and English on a full-time or part-time basis and as a dual study program. Throughout Germany, the university is represented at the locations Cologne, Mainz, Berlin/Potsdam, Aachen, Brühl, Neuss, & Solingen. In addition, there are over 160 international partner universities worldwide where students can spend their semester abroad. In various rankings, HR managers and students confirm that CBS is the best private university of applied sciences for business administration in the Rhineland and one of the best digital education providers in Germany.

Since 2016, we have been part of the Stuttgart-based Klett Group, one of Germany's leading education companies. Under our mission statement Creating tomorrow, we bring together the players of our working world of tomorrow: For students, we offer internationally oriented, practical business studies as well as dual study programs with more than 800 corporate partners. Our focus is on personal support for all students. We provide companies with a lively platform to position themselves as practical partners and future employers. In addition, we offer training and part-time study programs.

Programmes at CBS

Bachelor's Degrees in English

  • Business Psychology
  • Finance and Management 
  • International Business
  • Digital Management 
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources Management and Leadership
  • International Trade
  • Management Consulting
  • Marketing Management

Master's Degrees in English

  • Business Psychology and Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Digital Transformation Management
  • Financial Management
  • Global Finance
  • Global Supply Chanin Management
  • Human Resource Management and Leadership
  • International Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategeic Management and Consulting
  • Tourism & Sustainable Management

MBA in English

  • International Management

Why Cbs?

An international study program at the CBS - your view beyond the horizon
Have you always been fascinated by other languages and cultures and are you looking for an international business studies program?

Study in English & attend language courses
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.

Study at one of over 160 partner universities
By studying at CBS, you can realize your dream of an adventure abroad by studying at one of the 160 partner universities worldwide. Many international students from over 75 countries have already decided to study at CBS. You live and learn in an international environment and benefit from intercultural exchange through student initiatives such as the Study Buddies.

Diversity, Inclusion & Intercultural Learning
As a signatory of the Diversity Charter, we value diversity and inclusion. The Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the CBS offers various events for students in which you can actively participate. Approximately 25 percent of the teaching staff at CBS also come from abroad. The CBS family sees itself as a living multicultural community and offers you a variety of opportunities to establish an international network.

Internationally oriented curricula
Business does not stop at national borders, which is why the CBS curriculum of the study programs includes subjects such as International Economics, International Stakeholder Management & Employment Relations or International Project Management. International symposiums and research projects are also regularly carried out by the professors and enable you to look beyond your own nose.

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Subjects you can take at CBS International Business School


Year of Foundation: 1993

Number of Students: 3000

International Students: 30% from more than 75 nationalities

Programmes: Bachelor, Master, Part-time Master, MBA, PhD

Partner Universities: More than 140 worldwide

Language of Instruction: English or German

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