CBS International Business School 

Cologne (Köln)
Private (state-approved) (Business School)
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Date of Establishment


University Status

Private (state-approved)




University Type

Business School

Best Known For

Business Studies

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CBS International Business School is a state-approved private business school. They provide accredited Bachelor's, Master's, and MBA programs in German and English, both full-time and part-time, and as dual studies. The university is represented in Cologne, Mainz, Berlin/Potsdam, Aachen, Brühl, Neuss, and Solingen. Furthermore, there are over 160 international partner universities around the world where students can spend a semester abroad. HR managers and students agree 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, according to various rankings. The CBS faculty consists of over 70 professors who are supported by many freelance business lecturers. CBS students benefit from the ideal blend of theory and practice. With approximately 30% international students from over 75 countries, the institution also provides a particularly intercultural learning environment. Personal support is provided through small learning groups and the active participation of CBS faculty and administration. Students, alumni, faculty, and the service team form the ultimate CBS family. Students can study business with an international focus and practice, as well as dual courses of study with over 800 corporate partners, at the institute. They are committed to providing personal support to all students, and as a result, they provide companies with a vibrant platform to position themselves as practice partners and future employers. They also provide training and extra-occupational study programs.

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