In the year 1993 in the German city of Cologne, CBS International Business School is one of the most esteemed private schools. A large number of students belonging to 75 countries are studying at the school. CBS International Business School has also partnered with different companies as well as approximately 120 universities across the globe. The business school is amongst the first universities in the country to provide Bachelor’s degree, which is recognized globally. In addition, approval by the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of Science and the Wissenschaftsrat makes CBS state-recognized. The school is part of the Klett Group, which is one of the leading education firms in Europe. Klett Group boasts of 67 firms in 33 regions across 15 countries.

One of the most populous cities in Germany, Cologne boasts of beautiful churches and various museums. Housing nearly 100,000 students, the city is home to a plethora of colleges and universities, apart from having the highest number of students. The city has a well-developed infrastructure and transportation system, in turn proving beneficial for students. The Südstadt region of Cologne, wherein the business school is located, is amongst the most pleasant neighbourhoods of the city.

At its campuses in Cologne, Mainz and Potsdam, CBS International Business School offers a wide range of full-time and part-time study programmes at bachelor’s, master’s or MBA level, most of which are taught in English by international lecturers from the business world. Students are also offered specializations in areas, such as financial management, marketing management, tour operations, capital budgeting, and market research. Similar to bachelor’s degree, the business school also offers master’s degree programs in different streams like digital transformation management, international business, entrepreneurship, financial management, HRM & leadership, marketing management, global finance, and international tourism management.

In addition, CBS International Business School offers foundation courses, which helps students fulfil the requirements of getting enrolled in a German university. Apart from offering different courses and specializations, the business school helps students to gain hands-on experience by providing them integrated internships in their respective areas of interest. In 2018, the CBS International Business School was the only university in Germany to be given accreditation by the “International Accreditation Council for Business Education”

The CBS International Business School boasts of a broad network of alumni working in different sectors across the globe. Some of the prominent names are Julia Börmann (Manager Manager Strategy & Portfolio Steering in Wintershall Holding GmbH), Katrin Flöther (Senior Director Customer Experience & Product in Eurowings Aviation GmbH), Florian Schumacher (Programme Director and Senior Consultant in KCIG), Alexandra Golling (Manager in KPMG), Nadine Arndt (Project Coordinator in REWE), Sandra Kazmierczak (Senior Manager in Ernst and Young), and Hauke Grün (Associate Director in Mediacom Worldwide).

University at a glance

Total International Students1,400
UG/PG Course Ratio1 : 1.29
No.of Campuses3
Yearly Hostel & Meals ExpenseINR 7.5 Lakh
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CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
MBA(2 Courses)12 – 24 MonthsINR 15L – 20L
BHM(1 Course)3 YearsINR 11.9L
MIM(11 Courses)2 YearsINR 13L – 13.5L
BBA(3 Courses)3 YearsINR 11.9L – 12.4L

Entry Criteria

MBA(2 Courses)IELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 92 & Above
BHM(1 Course)IELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 83 & Above
MIM(11 Courses)IELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 92 & Above
BBA(3 Courses)IELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 83 & Above

On campus accommodation



  • The CBS International Business School operates an own, exclusive student residence for international students and cooperates with a number of private student residences. For Students, the following accommodation possibilities are available:
    • Single Apartments at I Live – Urban Living Köln private students residence
    • Single Apartments at Quartillion Apartments
    • Single and double rooms at CBS Students Residence
    • Single rooms at Helfta Kolleg Women’s Dormitory
  • The accommodations are spread all over Cologne settled on strategic areas for Students and are already fully furnished and equipped with several articles of daily use

Off campus accommodation


Details for off-campus

  • The average rent is 550 to 850 euros/month
  • The housing type includes studio apartments, 3 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom apartments and shared apartments
  • Depending on the price, some apartments might be empty or already furnished
  • Most of the houses are in walking distance to the university or academic institutes. But as a general rule, the students can keep in mind: the more central a district is the more expensive/hard to find an apartment will be

Know more about Studying in Germany

Studying Germany Details
Average 1st Year Tuition CostMS INR 1.9 L|MIM INR 8.2 L|BBA INR 7.8 L|BSc INR 1.1 L|MBA INR 15 L|BE/Btech INR 3.6 L|MEng INR 4 L|BHM INR 9.3 L|MA INR 3.8 L
Average Hostel & Meals ExpenseINR 4.1 L (based on 9 colleges listed on
Average Admission Exam ScoresTOEFL: 84|IELTS: 6|PTE: 57
Part Time WorkPermitted
There are many considerations that affect a student’s decision to choose a country. While some look for top colleges, some look for extensive programs and research options, and many look for post-study work options in the country. Some do it for earning a little extra on the side to enjoy their stay, some for having something better to do, and some others to get a start to their professional careers. 
Post Study Work PermitPermitted
It is important to understand the provision of finding a job commensurate with the qualification attained from a German University. What it means is that while you can take up any employment to support your stay in Germany during the visit, you would have to find a job related to your studies, failing which, you would be asked to leave Germany at the end of the 18 months.
Cost of Visa ApplicationEuro 75 = INR 6,520.5
Visa Application ProcessModerate
Germany Student Visa would cost you around €75. The processing time could take up to 25 days if all your documents are in order. A lot of times applicants are required to provide more/additional documents. For such cases, the processing time for the Germany Student Visa could go up to 12 weeks. Candidates looking to apply for a Residence Permit on arrival to Germany would have to pay up to €110. It can take a long time to be issued, which is anywhere between 8 to 12 weeks. Since this roughly translates to 3 months, international students are advised to apply as early as possible
Hot Job SectorsTo find a job in this sector, the companies usually look for engineering professionals with a master’s degree in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering. Remember, while automotive is a great demand sector, Mechanical Engineers are required too. The Mechanical and Plant Engineering Sector is a billion-dollar sector in Germany – the leader in the world. So, if you are not so lucky as to get a place in the automotive sector, there is plenty of opportunities available for specialized mechanical engineers.
Economy Growth RateGermany has long been on the World Map. Right from the onset of Imperialism to the World Wars and then the regeneration of one of the most robust economies of the world. The country has built its economy around a sound manufacturing base and continues to be one of the top exporters of heavy machinery, vehicles, and chemicals. The country is also at present the fifth largest economy of the world (in terms of PPP) and the largest economy in the European region. It is also the most populous country of the European Union and enjoys many advantages. Last year, (2019) the country recorded an annual growth rate of 0.6 percent. 

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