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.

Why study at CBS International Business School

The CBS International Business School (CBS), founded in 1993, is considered one of the top addresses among the private business schools in Germany and is part of the Stuttgart Klett Group. With its specialisation in business management study programmes according to international standards, it attracts around 1,900 students from 75 nations.

At its campuses in Cologne, Mainz and Potsdam (close to Berlin), it offers a wide range of full-time and part-time study programmes at bachelor`s, master`s or MBA level, most of which are taught in English by international lecturers from the business world. In 2018, the CBS International Business School was the only university in Germany to be given accreditation by the "International Accreditation Council for Business Education".

Programmes at CBS

Foundation/ Preparation Course "Studienkolleg":

  • Prep4University English Track Foundation Course
  • Prep4University German Track Foundation Course

Bachelor of Arts (English):

  • International Business
  • International Tourism Management

Bachelor of Arts (German):

  • Wirtschaftspsychologie
  • Betriebswirtschaft & Management

Bachelor of Science (English):

  • Business Psychology
  • Finance & Management

Master of Arts (English):

  • International Business (IB)
  • IB- Financial Management
  • IB- HRM and Leadership (also part-time)
  • IB- Strategic Management and Consulting (also part-time)
  • IB- Marketing Management
  • IB- Digital Transformation Management (also part-time)
  • IB - Entrepreneurship
  • Tourism & Sustainable Management
  • Digital Marketing

Master of Arts (German):

  • Wirtschaftspsychologie
  • General Management
  • Sales Management & Vertriebspsychologie (also part-time)

Master of Science (English):

  • Global Finance
  • Strategic Management & Consulting

MBA (English):

  • MBA- International Management 2 years
  • MBA- International Management Fast-Track (1 year)

3 Campuses : Cologne / Mainz / Potsdam

The largest of the three CBS campuses is Campus Cologne. In addition to the approx. 1,600 CBS students, the metropolis with over a million inhabitants accommodates another 99,000 students. As a trade fair and media city, Cologne is known throughout Germany and also internationally as a tourist destination. Above all, students appreciate the multicultural, cosmopolitan start-up spirit, and the many opportunities to build up their personal business network during their CBS studies.

The CBS Campus Mainz is also located on the Rhine, but further south in the Rhine-Main region. The old Roman city is the capital of Rhineland-Palatinate and is located directly on the border to Hesse. There are no limits to mobility in this region: With the semester ticket, you can travel from the Südbahnhof (train station) in Mainz, where the CBS campus is located, to Frankfurt, Wiesbaden or Darmstadt in less than 45 minutes.

Potsdam (outside Berlin)
The newest of the three CBS campuses is located in Potsdam, Brandenburg. The city is known for its film industry and the campus is located on the grounds of the Babelsberg film studios. In addition to a wide range of cultural sights, the state capital offers a unique lake landscape in the immediate vicinity. Students at the Potsdam campus also benefit from the immediate vicinity of the megacity Berlin only 30 minutes away. 

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Subjects you can take at CBS International Business School


Year of Foundation: 1993

Number of Students: 1900

International Students: 30% from more than 75 nationalities

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

Partner Universities: More than 120 worldwide

Language of Instruction: English or German

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