Campus & Student Life

Student Services

CBS Student Services


Wide range of student services & service departments

We hope that you find your way around CBS International Business School and feel completely at ease here. Our numerous student services departments are happy to provide you help and advice answering all your questions concerning job applications, exams, studying, the semester abroad, industrial placements, and starting your career, media, and IT at all times.

Here is an overview of our student services:

Student Advisory

Competent, approachable, and friendly – 3 words that describe our student advisors!

The CBS student advisors are happy to help you with any questions pertaining to our degree courses – contents, procedures, financing, and much more. They are happy to answer all your questions on our wide range of courses:

  • Degree programmes

  • Core subjects

  • Degree qualifications

  • Financial aid

To make an appointment, please contact our study advisers:

Campus Cologne:

Phone: +49 (0) 221 93 18 09-31

Campus Mainz:

Phone: +49 (0) 6131 88 055-31

Campus Potsdam:

Phone: +49 (0) 331 9839810-210


Admissions Office

Your one-stop for everything related to our admissions process and requirements

The Admissions office is one of your first contact points at CBS International Business School. Here, we are happy to provide you with answers to all your questions regarding the application processes for our Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degree courses.

The Admissions Office deals with consultation for foreign and domestic applicants, checking application documents, communication of admission requirements and deadlines, the organisation of Bachelor of Arts assessment days, and Master of Arts assessment processes.

Your Admissions Office Team is happy to help you with all questions concerned with applying to the CBS:

Campus Cologne/ Potsdam:

Phone: +49 (0) 221 93 18 09-790

Campus Mainz:

Phone: +49 (0) 6131 88 055-32

Campus Potsdam:

Phone: +49 (0) 331 9839810-210

Campus Cologne, Mainz & Potsdam:

We look forward to your questions, ideas and application documents.

Students Office

Your main central service centre at the CBS!

Our Students Office is the first and central contact point for all questions regarding your studies at CBS. The Students Office is responsible for handing out student IDs, certificates of study, equipment of all kinds, and much more. You can consult the Students Office in case your address or contact information has changed or if you simply want to reserve a seminar room for group work. Additionally, the CBS Students Office handles different official forms and requests, manages student files, and updates the internal database. Additionally, they handle the matriculation process and finalize Letters of Recommendation.

Your Students Office Team is looking forward to your questions and requests.

Campus Cologne:

Phone: +49 (0) 221 93 18 09-10

Campus Mainz:

Phone: +49 (0) 6131 88 055-23

Campus Potsdam:

Phone: +49 (0) 331 9839810-210

Campus Cologne, Mainz & Potsdam:

International Office

International is at the core of CBS

Studying abroad
A semester abroad is more than a great challenge, it presents a unique opportunity to get to know another country, to gain intercultural experience, to gain a new perspective on one’s own studies, and last but not least to improve one’s linguistic abilities.

In the English taught Bachelor degree courses a semester abroad is compulsory in the fifth semester. German taught Bachelor’s degree students and all Master students can spend a facultative period abroad.

The tasks of the International Office for Outgoing Students include:

  • General advice regarding studying abroad and planing the semester abroad

  • Holding information events regarding the semester abroad

  • Support when searching for and applying to appropriate guest universities

  • Advice on financing options for the stay abroad

International students
Every year, the CBS welcomes new international students from all over the world to its campus. With your different nationalities and cultures, for example from Taiwan, Korea, France, and the USA or Mexico, you make life at the CBS an intercultural experience, whilst becoming acquainted with a culture new to you at the same time. The International Office happily provides international students with help and advice. We provide you with information and tips on living and studying in Cologne and at the CBS and organise a “study buddy” for you upon request, who accompanies you to the Aliens Authority for example or simply shows your student life in Cologne.

Partner universities
The International Office is also responsible for the maintenance of contacts to the CBS’ numerous partner universities and the initiation of contacts. Should you discover an international, state-recognised university that you believe offers a degree course which is interesting for the CBS and is not yet a CBS partner university, contact us so that we can make the efforts to conclude a partnership agreement with the university.


Campus Cologne:

Phone: +49 (0) 221 93 18 09-789

Campus Mainz:

Phone: +49 (0) 6131 88 055-33

Campus Potsdam:

Phone: +49 (0) 331 9839810-210

Campus Cologne, Mainz & Potsdam:

Examination Office

All your questions concerning examination and study rules.


  • We coordinate the examination process

  • We manage your marks and results

  • We prepare records of achievement which you may need for the authorities or other organisations

If you have already achieved relevant results, we are happy to help you to have them counted for credit.

Your Examination Office Team is happy to provide help!

Office hours campus Cologne: mon, wed 8.30 am – 4.30 pm / tue, thu, fri 8.30 am – 2.00 pm

Office hours campus Mainz: mon – fri 8.30 am – 5.00 pm / every second tue till 7.30 pm

Campus Cologne:

Phone: +49 (0) 221 93 18 09-740

Campus Mainz:

Phone: +49 (0) 6131 88 055-40

Campus Potsdam:

Phone: +49 (0) 331 9839810-210

Campus Cologne, Mainz & Potsdam:

Career Service & Corporate Relations

During your academic path at CBS, we are here to help you steer your career. From selecting an internship to exploring different career options, from drafting a CV to preparing for an interview, our top-notch Career Service Team is available to you every step of the way.

The mission of CBS’s Career Service Office is to add value to the University, by functioning as an active partner in preparing students to develop and succeed in their careers, creating and developing links with companies, and promoting and maintaining the bonds between the University and the corporate world.

The Career Service main goals are:

  • Provide guidance in the search of internship/ job opportunities for students and graduates, according to their qualifications and aspirations

  • Give training on how to apply for internships or jobs (both in Germany and internationally)

  • Assist in the placement of CBS students and graduates

  • Support companies in the processes of identifying students and graduates whose profiles are most suited to their needs

The Career Service also provides other valuable services:

  • Supporting the students in setting goals, putting together their Cover letter, CV and preparing for interviews

  • Facilitating networking

  • Explaining to students about potential recruiters, sectors, or industries

  • Organizing on-campus presentations and other events

  • Providing students with an up-to-date internship and job pool

Campus Cologne:

Phone: +49 (0) 221 93 18 09-730

Campus Mainz:

Phone: +49 (0) 6131 88 055-26

Campus Potsdam:

Phone: +49 (0) 331 9839810-210

General Email:

Resource planning & Scheduling

The Resource Planning & Scheduling Department’s area of responsibility includes the smooth running of the individual semesters at organisational level with their respective courses and events. This also incorporates the planning, organisation, and preparation of semester plans, room plans, and timetables based on available capacities and setting framework conditions.

Lecturer Management is a further important component of the department’s task area. The teaching loads and availability of all professors, honorary lecturers, and academic employees integrated into the capacity planning form the basis for the work assignment planning of all teaching staff. All organisation and administration processes take place in continuous exchange between teachers, the Office of the Dean, and the Resource Planning & Scheduling Department. This includes obtaining offers, preparing fee contracts as well as checking and processing the invoicing process.

Moreover, the department assumes a helping function if support and information are needed by the teachers and any students with respect to organisational questions regarding space and time related to the semester programme. Moreover, Lecturer Management includes components of the function of acquiring teachers.

Campus Cologne:

Phone: +49 (0) 221 93 18 09-36

Campus Mainz:

Phone: +49 (0) 6131 88 055-22

Campus Potsdam:

Phone: +49 (0) 331 9839810-210

Campus Cologne, Mainz & Potsdam:

IT Support

Our service facility IT Support operates the CBS communication network with Internet connections and the central data processing systems: they incorporate, for example:

  • Servers for Internet services

  • Computer pools

  • Peripherals such as laser printers, scanners, etc.

Furthermore, IT Support supports you with

  • Individual user advice (a hotline and expert advice)

  • Installation and support of the workplace PCs

  • Provision of validated standard software on various computer platforms

  • Media services (scanning service etc.)

Campus Cologne:

Phone: +49 (0) 221 93 18 09-750

Campus Mainz:

Phone: +49 (0) 6131 88 055-23

Campus Cologne, Mainz & Potsdam:


Your knowledge and research pool at CBS!

CBS International Business School library houses a large stock of specialist literature for the degree courses and in-depth studies. Moreover, you can access more than thirty German and international newspapers and periodicals (for example Wirtschaftswoche, Harvard Business Review, or The Economist).

You can find the library website on MyCBS Homepage under the section of service departments. There, you can browse the combined library catalog of CBS and Europäische Fachhochschule (EUFH). Next to a wide selection of business Ressources you have access to databases, such as „EBSCO Business Source Complete“, „WISO“ and „Statista“. Moreover, a lot of useful information for your literature search is presented to you.

To borrow media from the CBS library, you need a valid student ID card. If the media you wish to borrow is already lent out, you can reserve it. Once the media is returned, you automatically receive an immediate email notification.

Our library team is always happy to help you!

Campus Cologne:

Phone: +49 (0) 221 93 18 09-18

Campus Mainz:

Phone: +49 (0) 6131 88 055-41

Campus Potsdam:

Phone: +49 (0) 331 9839810-210

Campus Cologne, Mainz & Potsdam:
Online catalog:

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