Cologne Business School

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

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

    Digital Marketing

    EUR 15,060 Tuition Fee

    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 topics: Development of Digital Marketing Strategies, the Development of Transmedia Marketing Campaigns, Digital Marketing Techniques and Instruments, Media Planning and Corporate Communication and Customer Relationship Management with Digital Social Media. The course is completely taught in English with additional foreign language training and starts in August.

  • Hardefuststraße 1, 50677 Köln, Germany

    Entrepreneurship

    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 university founder network cologne (hgnc). This enables you to participate in numerous start-up seminars and workshops, you can develop business concepts in individual consultations, create a business plan and get acquainted with financing opportunities. The course is completely taught in English with additional foreign language training and starts in February and August.

  • Hardefuststraße 1, 50677 Köln, Germany

    Financial Management

    EUR 15,060 Tuition Fee

    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 a deep understanding of the challenges of the international financial sector as they deal with the nuances of foreign exchange, parities, impacts of trade restrictions, international debt and equity markets. The course is completely taught in English with additional foreign language training and starts in February and August.

  • Hardefuststraße 1, 50677 Köln, Germany

    General Management

    EUR 14,460 Tuition Fee

    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 theoretical and research-based area. You will be able to select one of the following specialisations: Finanzmanagement, Management Consulting and Marketingmanagement. The course starts in August.

  • Hardefuststraße 1, 50677 Köln, Germany

    HRM and Leadership

    EUR 15,060 Tuition Fee

    It is the aim of the master degree course in International Business with a special focus on Human Resource Management & Leadership to help students develop an understanding of the strategic management of human resources. During your studies, you will learn how to build and develop Strategic International and Sustainable Human Resource Management. This course is completely taught in English with additional foreign language training and starts in February and August.

  • Hardefuststraße 1, 50677 Köln, Germany

    Intercultural Management

    EUR 15,060 Tuition Fee

    The Intercultural Management master degree course prepares you for business areas where intercultural and social competences play an important role. These areas of work can be found on the one hand in all business enterprises which work in international contexts and on the other hand in companies and institutions which occupy themselves with culture in the broadest sense and require employees to think and act in business terms in addition to their cultural training. The course is completely taught in English with additional foreign language training and starts in August.

  • Hardefuststraße 1, 50677 Köln, Germany

    International Business

    EUR 15,060 Tuition Fee

    The objective of the Master of Arts degree course in International Business is to create increased understanding of management processes in internationally orientated business surroundings. This degree course gives you the competences to assume leading positions in middle and higher management positions. The course is completely taught in English with additional foreign language training and starts in February and August.

  • Hardefuststraße 1, 50677 Köln, Germany

    International Tourism Management

    EUR 15,060 Tuition Fee

    The Tourism Programme combines tourism-specific courses with aspects of business management and sociology. It also takes a variety of approaches in teaching students about intercultural aspects – the interactions between cultures that tourism operations and travellers alike must constantly navigate. All in all, superb preparation for a successful career in the tourism sector. The course is completely taught in English with additional foreign language training and starts in August.

     

  • Hardefuststraße 1, 50677 Köln, Germany

    Marketing Management

    EUR 15,060 Tuition Fee

    This Master of Arts degree will teach the basic approaches in international marketing and the different marketing fields. Students will learn how to use marketing instruments in a successful and efficient way. By means of existing branding models and concepts, students will be taught how a brand is designed and how this brand is made successful. This course is completely taught in English with additional foreign language training and starts in February and August.

  • Hardefuststraße 1, 50677 Köln, Germany

    MBA International Management Fast-Track

    EUR 23,220 Tuition Fee

    This MBA programme is designed for non- economic graduates who have acquired at least one year work experince in a management related field. The fast track programme offers a very compact curriculum with the extra
    offers of our classical MBA Programmes within a year. This course is completely taught in English and starts in August.


  • Hardefuststraße 1, 50677 Köln, Germany

    MBA International Management Full-Time

    EUR 17,460 Tuition Fee

    This MBA programme is designed for non- economic graduates with relevant work experience, wishing to assume more responsibility and learning comprehensive management, organisational and steering techniques. Moreover, CBS provides the opportunity to specialise in an area of your choice between: Sustainability, Business Psychology and Entrepreneurship/Innovation Management. This course is completely taught in English and starts in August.


  • Hardefuststraße 1, 50677 Köln, Germany

    Strategic Management and Consulting

    EUR 15,060 Tuition Fee

    The goal of this study track is to build solid pillars for your career with courses that give you an insight into strategic management processes. You will develop a deep understanding of the management consulting industry. Professors with several years of work experience provide you with a toolkit, a universal set of analytical, problem solving and decision-making approaches every consultant needs. The course is completely taught in English with additional foreign language training and starts in February and August.


  • Hardefuststraße 1, 50677 Köln, Germany

    Wirtschaftspsychologie

    EUR 14,460 Tuition Fee

    This CBS degree course combines business and economics with lectures from the field of psychology, placing an emphasis on company divisions where business psychologists work. You will have courses in market research, commercial and sale psychology, organisational psychology, human resource management or the new but very significant field of user experience. This programme is completely taught in German and only for advanced German language speakers from level C1 and above. The course starts in October.

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Admission Requirements

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

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    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.

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    Other Information

    Established in 1993

    Other

    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).

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