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Cologne Business School CBS

Address: Hardefuststraße 1, 50677 Köln, Germany

Description Cologne Business School CBS

  • Established: in 1908
  • Location: Cologne, Germany
  • Age of students: from 17 years
  • Program Type: mixed
  • Type of accommodation: day form / residence
  • Language learning: English.

Cologne Business School CBS is a business school where a hundred years of teaching experience is combined with the latest developments in engineering and educational methods. The university cooperates with enterprises in various sectors of the economy and learn managers with skills and knowledge that are valued in practice in companies. Graduates are employed in corporations such as Google, Toyota, Ford, Metro, Vodafone, Siemens, ERGO, PWC, Red Bull, Unilever.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Cologne Business School CBS

Program name

Preparation for University

  • Dates: January 23 - December 14
  • Age of students: from 17 years old
  • Duration: 2 semesters
  • Language of instruction: English.

Features of the program:

  • The main goal is to prepare students for further higher education in Germany;
  • Lessons take place in small groups;
  • Studied in English and German, mathematics and economics;
  • It ends with testing, on the basis of which you can apply to the Cologne Business School or any other university in the country.
from 6 930 € / semester


  • Dates: January 23 - December 14
  • Age of students: from 17 years old
  • Duration: 6 semesters
  • Language of instruction: English.

Basic information:

  • The educational process includes lectures, seminars, project development and business games.
  • It is possible to study at partner universities for a semester.
  • Internship opportunities in international companies
  • Practice in the team of national enterprises.

Studying is conducted in the following courses:

  • General management
  • At the board in the field of Digital Media
  • International Business
  • Intercultural management features
  • International tourism management
  • Business psychology
  • Psychology in economics
  • Global business
  • Digital marketing.
from 7 530 € / semester


  • Dates: January 23 - December 14
  • Age of students: from 21 years old
  • Duration: 3 or 4 semesters
  • Language of instruction: English.

Features of studying:

  • Courses in rhetoric and presentation technology are provided.
  • The economies of different countries, value management strategies, business development and scaling, leadership skills and the sphere of social change, customer relationship management are explored.
  • We study the complex of social sciences SPSS, work with SAP software.

Specialties that you can study:

  • International Business
  • Personnel management and leadership
  • Financial management
  • Strategic management and consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International tourism management
  • Digital marketing
  • Marketing management
  • General management for non economists
  • Intercultural management
  • Business psychology
  • General management
from 11 610 € / semester


  • Dates: January 23 - December 14
  • Age of students: from 21 years old
  • Duration: from two semesters to four years
  • Language of instruction: English.

The following courses are taught within the program:

  • MBA (short and full program)
  • Certified anti-fraud management
  • Crossing art business
  • Executive MBA.
02.07.2019 -22.07.2019
from 3 100 € / 3 weeks

CBS Summer Program

  • Dates: July 02 - 22
  • Age of students: from 18 years old
  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Language of instruction: English.

Specificity of summer courses:

  • Held in Cologne and Barcelona on the basis of two universities: second business school's and the Central University of Catalonia UVic-UCC
  • The main goal is to deepen and expand the knowledge of undergraduate students studying marketing, management, advertising and international business.
  • We study innovative business design, intercultural and economic management in Europe, especially business thinking
  • The cost includes: transfer from / to the airport, registration fee, accommodation, welcome and farewell dinners, educational materials, travel card, excursions, flight from Cologne to Barcelona, medical insurance.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students have the following accommodation options:

  • The residence Cologne Business School
  • The hostel
  • The rented apartment
  • The rented room.

Features of accommodation in the residence of the business school Cologne Business School:

  • the four-storey dormitory building is located 10 minutes drive from the university (+10 minutes walk through the area)
  • Nearby there are fitness clubs, tennis courts, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants.
  • Accommodation in single or double furnished rooms
  • Common kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Recreation room equipped with TV.

There is a cafeteria on campus offering breakfast, lunch, snacks, lunches and desserts at affordable prices for students.

Events Cologne Business School CBS

Living in Cologne - a city with a rich history, known for a long time as the commercial and cultural center of Europe - students have the opportunity to visit many interesting places, monuments and excursions:

  • Philharmonic
  • Theaters
  • Museums
  • Concert halls.

At the Cologne Business School there are:

  • Financial club
  • University business union
  • Student parliament.

Since the university pays attention to all-round development, students have the opportunity to practice various sports:

  • Team: basketball, volleyball, rugby, lacrosse
  • Individual: tennis, golf, badminton
  • Martial arts: judo, boxing, aikido
  • Fitness courses: pilates, different types of yoga
  • Free gymnasium
  • Rock climbing
  • Horseback riding
  • Winter sports
  • Ballet, salsa
  • Sailing and surfing
  • Chess.


  • Accredited by the international higher education quality assessment agency FIBAA and the German Council for Applied and Human Sciences Wissenschaftsrat
  • Ranked first in the ranking of the German Center for the Development of High Schools CHE
  • A legitimate member of the Association for the development of business schools AACSB and the International Council for Accreditation of Institutions in the Field of Business Education IACBE
  • It has 70 partner universities, most of which have student exchange agreements.
  • There is a Career Services consulting department, whose staff helps to decide on a future career and plan placement during the internship.

Equipment Cologne Business School CBS

On the campus of Cologne Business School there are located:

  • Educational buildings
  • Cafe
  • Office for foreign students
  • Garden with patio.

Throughout the territory there is access to free WIFI, IT- support works: in the SMS- format, students are informed about changes in the schedule or changing the number of the study room.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Studying at Cologne Business School is divided into 2 semesters:

  • Summer (January 23 - June 2)
  • Winter (August 19 - December 14).

There are 4 vacation periods:

  • February 28 - March 6
  • April 19 - April 28
  • May 01
  • October 3 - November 1.

It is important to consider that accommodation (including on campus), meals are not included in the cost of education and entail additional costs.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enroll at Cologne Business School, you must provide the following documents (all of them must be translated into English):

  • Graduation certificate
  • Passport copy
  • One of the certificates confirming the level of English proficiency ( IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 83 )
  • CEFR 81 certificate for admission to Prep4University preparatory program
  • Summary Curriculum vitæ .

For admission to the magistracy additionally needed:

  • Completed registration form
  • Motivation letter
  • Printed and electronic photo
  • Diploma of higher education, the liner with grades
  • Confirmation of the level of English to choose from: IELTS 6.5 , TOEFL 92, a document confirming residence in an English-speaking country for more than six months
  • Documentary evidence to choose from: classes, internships, work abroad.

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