Cologne Business School

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Cologne Business School
Cologne Business School logo.jpg
Type Business School
Established 1993 [1]
President Elisabeth Fröhlich [2]
Academic staff
Students 1123 (2012/2013)[3]
Location Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Campus Neustadt Süd
Affiliations AACSB[4]AMBA[5]
Dr. Juergen Meyer Foundation

Cologne Business School GmbH (CBS) is a private business school established in 1993 in the city of Cologne, Germany. The business school is a state-recognized[7] university of applied science and conducts research in many fields. CBS was established in 2011 in cooperation with Dr. Juergen Meyer Foundation a research program focused on business ethics, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.[8] In April 2013, the board elected Elisabeth Fröhlich as new president for the organization after Markus Raueiser.[9]


Main entrance at CBS

The CBS campus consists of three main buildings and is located in the Neustadt Süd area of Cologne.[10]


In the 2014–2015 Center for Higher Education rankings, Cologne Business School was ranked among the three best business schools in Germany for their master's degree programs.[11] Additionally the business school noted top score and recognized for "international orientation", "international orientation master", and "practical relevance". The MBA program has been recognized as one of the most popular in Europe.[12]

The business newspaper Wirtschaftswoche published the 2015 Uni-Ranking within the field of business and economics in Germany, in which Cologne Business School (CBS) was ranked number 4.[13]

Academic programs[edit]

The academic program is designed in course modules where two or more courses make up one module. Most programs are taught entirely in English with the exception of general management. Industrial and organizational psychology at the Bachelor level is taught entirely in German.[14]

Degree Programs[edit]

  • Bachelor degree[14]
    • International Business
    • International Culture and Management
    • International Tourism Management
    • International Media Management
    • Business Psychology
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    • General Management
  • Master degree[14]
    • International Business
    • International Culture and Management
    • Sustainable Tourism Management
    • International Media and Entertainment Management
    • General Management
  • MBA degree[14]


Bachelor of International Business:

Master of International Business:[14]

Partner universities[edit]

CBS has over 70 partner universities. Many of the partner universities have an exchange program with the business school resulting in a large number of international students at campus. For the English-speaking Bachelor programs, an exchange semester is mandatory and for master's degree programs, an exchange program is voluntary through application to a requested university in the last semester.[15]


  1. ^ "Cologne Business School Top MBA". Top MBA. 
  2. ^ "Neue Präsidentin stellt sich Studierenden der European Management School vor". EMS-mainz. 
  3. ^ "Studierende an Hochschulen" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt. 23 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "AACSB Educational Member Full List". Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Accreditation from the Association of MBA". Good MBA Guide. 
  6. ^ "FIBAA". FIBAA. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "CBS in Köln wird eigenständig". Financial Times Deutschland (in German). 12 September 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Das Leitbild des ehrbaren Kaufmanns". Cision News. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Cologne Business School mit neuer Führung". Köln Nachrichten. 29 March 2013. Archived from the original on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Studienförderung nach angelsächsischem Vorbild". Deutschland Stipendium. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Cologne Business School at the CBS Köln (priv.)". Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "Most Popular Business Schools in Europe 2017 - FIND MBA". Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Hochschulranking: Die Top Ten der deutschen Fachhochschulen". Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  14. ^ a b c d e "Study programmes". Cologne Business School. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Partner universities". Cologne Business School. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°55′28″N 6°56′57″E / 50.92444°N 6.94917°E / 50.92444; 6.94917