Cologne Business School Official SchoolApply Partner

Cologne Business School is a private university of applied sciences located in Cologne, Germany. Cologne Business School offers bachelor and master degree courses with options to specialize in career tracks such as International business, digital marketing, tourism management and more. Cologne Business School programmes are recognised by the Wissenschaftsrat (German Science Council) and the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of Science.

  • Average Tuition EUR 15,060
  • Acceptance Rate 80%
  • Students 1,500
  • International Students 30%
  • Total Annual Cost EUR 24,240
  • Intakes February/August
  • Application Deadline Oct 15 or May 15
  • Campus Setting Modern

In the Blog

School Description

Cologne Business School was founded in 1993 as a pure business school and is characterized by a wide range of English-language study programmes. It was amongst the first universities in Germany to offer the internationally recognized Bachelor’s degree.

Today, Cologne Business School's portfolio comprises English and German-language Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes with a focus on management as well as MBA and Executive MBA programmes. Cologne Business School has approximately 1,500 students representing over 75 nationalities from all over the world. Cologne Business School offers specialized master's degree programmes in International business, digital marketing, human resources, tourism management and more. CBS campus is located in one of Germany's liveliest metropolis with one of the highest percentage of students. Students at CBS get to explore the amazing cityscape of Cologne famous for its extensive range of university sports activities to the party scene.

  • 01Ranked as one of the Germany's best private business schools
  • 02English-taught degree programs with opportunity to learn additional foreign languages
  • 03Multicultural learning environment with students from more than 75 countries

Master Programs

  • Hardefuststraße 1, 50677 Köln, Germany
    EUR 15,060 Tuition Fee

    Digital Marketing

    The Master programme combines a well-grounded management education with the newest findings for the optimisation of digital communication and marketing strategies for companies. The lectures focus on the following topic more
  • Hardefuststraße 1, 50677 Köln, Germany
    EUR 15,060 Tuition Fee


    The aim of the programme is to teach you the foundations for founding a company. You will learn how a business idea becomes a concept and what legal and financial challenges you will face. CBS is a member of the univers more
  • Hardefuststraße 1, 50677 Köln, Germany
    EUR 15,060 Tuition Fee

    Financial Management

    The master degree course is concerned with all aspects of the international financial sector. The emphasis lies on the application of relevant developments from the current international practice. Students will develop more
  • Hardefuststraße 1, 50677 Köln, Germany
    EUR 14,460 Tuition Fee

    General Management

    This programme is completely taught in German and only for advanced German language speakers from level C1 and above. This degree course serves to deepen knowledge acquired during your first course of study in the theo more


  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking N/A

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 92
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50


    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    All highly motivated non-EU applicants are given the opportunity to receive a one-time 3.000 € scholarship of the total tuition fee (1.500 € for MBA Fast-Track). Country promotions ranging from 1.080 € to 2.160 € are also available for non-EU countries.

    School Locations

    Other Information

    Established in 1993

    CBS Cologne Business School has a Campus which is centrally located in the city of Cologne. The city of Cologne has more than 1 million inhabitants out of which approximately 100 thousand are students and it is one of the liveliest cities in Europe as well as the 4th largest city in Germany. Other European capitals such as Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris could be easily reached by car, train or air within few hours. CBS was the first business school in Germany to receive the internationally renowned accreditation of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

    Student Reviews

    There are no reviews for Cologne Business School yet,
    be the first one to review.

    Explore Careers of Alumni

    Where they work

      What do they do


        The Location

        Popular venues

          Social Media Feed