From offering dozens of exciting programmes in a range of academic fields, to serving as one of the world’s most dynamic research and innovation hubs, CBS International Business School is where students evolve into highly employable, creative, and culturally-rich graduates.
Stellar academics, rigorous curriculum
Whether you’re an ambitious high-school leaver, a highly-skilled professional or an adventurous international student, CBS opens its doors to all. The school offers state-accredited and practice-oriented bachelor’s, master’s and MBA degree programmes in German and English on a full-time or part-time basis. A wide range of undergraduate programmes offered include Business Psychology; Finance and Management; International Trade; Management Consulting; International Marketing Management; International Tourism Management and so forth.
For graduates who want to upskill or reskill, a selection of postgraduate programmes in Digital Marketing, Business Psychology and Management, Global Finance, and Tourism and Sustainable Management, are available.
Alumni success stories
Few factors are as convincing to an interested business school applicant as alumni success stories — and CBS International Business School has many. The below, a mere sampling, represents the impact of an education from the best private university of applied sciences for business administration in Germany, as ranked in Wirtschaftswoche’s national university ranking.
Marie-Caroline Utsch runs Sky+ — a leading entertainment provider in the region — marketing division full-time. Her side hustle is managing her own event agency “Avec Marie – Events,” specialising in weddings as well as stag and hen parties.
Nina Bomberg has helmed various indirect purchasing positions in large corporations. Today, she works as the Global Lead Buyer at SEG Automotive Germany and has been the Chairperson of the association CBS Family & Friends since November 2019.
Christian Miele is following in his great-grandfather’s footsteps who built a company for household and commercial appliance manufacturers from scratch. In 2012, he founded his first start-up Todaytickets in 2012 and since 2015, has been managing the Berlin-based venture capitalist e.ventures. Miele was also elected President of the Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V., representing around 1,000 German start-ups as the voice of the next generation of German entrepreneurs.
Yascha Roshani is capitalising on the latest beer trends and selling craft beverages of small, regional beverage producers on his online marketplace “Craft Exchange” — with success. This comes after several years of management experience in various companies.
“The best thing about studying at CBS was the high-class lecturers, the close contact with them, the intensive look into practice and the contemporary and balanced curriculum,” Roshani shares.
Utsch agrees. Her CBS degree was the ideal foundation for her to take her career into several directions, thanks to the various specialisations offered. “The studies were the perfect introduction to the business world, practical and personal,” she explains. “I knew almost all my fellow students in my year, did a lot of things besides the lectures and had the opportunity to gain practical experience outside the lectures which prepared me well for the professional world.”
Invaluable industry experience
A practical, hands-on approach brings these programmes to life. Curriculum at CBS goes hand-in-hand with business games, internships, soft skills courses and business projects — all of which take place in cooperation with well-known companies. Industry partners provide internship opportunities, curriculum advice, and cooperate on research initiatives.
They complement the empowering and inspiring learning that takes place between CBS’s talented minds working alongside internationally recognised leaders in their fields. “The practical learning in small groups prepared me optimally for today’s project and team work,” says alumna Katrin Rieger, who is now HanseMerkur’s Vice President for Sales.
An institution for everyone
A multicultural cohort gives CBS graduates another valuable edge. Its tech-forward and innovative campuses in three beautiful locations — Cologne, Mainz and Potsdam — are home to 1,900 students from 75 different nations. “In addition to an excellent academic education, CBS provides its students with the necessary tools and instruments they need to allow them to take responsibility and shape their future in an international environment,” alumnus Florain Schumacher shares.
Students who would like to get to know CBS and its offerings better can register online to participate in one of the various virtual information sessions held. Here, they can learn more about studying at CBS, go on campus tours, and enquire about application and admission requirements as well as financial aid and scholarships.
Based on each individual situation, CBS provides decision-making support and identifies solutions for students through its Student Advisory Service. These comprehensive and confidential independent advisory services will allow them to identify and map out their personal interests, goals, perspectives and questions.
CBS also hosts a number of virtual events and chats for students to learn more about programmes and careers from admissions officers and current students. To join their virtual career talks, campus tours, information on application, admission requirements, financial aid, scholarships and more, visit their website.
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