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CBS International Business School, 13 May 2022

WiWo Ranking 2022 - CBS has been once again voted the best university of applied sciences in Germany


Cologne, 13.05.2022 / CBS International Business School has been voted the best private university of applied sciences in the field of business administration, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Brandenburg and Rhineland-Palatinate, for the fourth time in a row in the personnel ranking of the magazine WirtschaftsWoche (WiWo Ranking 2022)

More than 500 HR managers from German companies (10 to 1,000 employees) were surveyed for this purpose. Once again, CBS was able to achieve top marks with its 50 German & English-language study programmes.

The personnel managers of companies (10 to 1,000 employees) were asked where they prefer to recruit their employees - and what they look for when doing so. One of the most important criteria for HR managers is the practical relevance of the studies. Once again, CBS was able to achieve top marks with its more than 40 study programmes in German and English.

Wirtschafswoche WiWo university ranking: CBS achieves top position again for Business Administration

"We are very proud that the CBS is once again among the best of the best in the field of business administration", emphasises Prof. Dr. habil. Elisabeth Fröhlich, President of the CBS International Business School. "We live our slogan CREATING TOMORROW and optimally prepare our students for the working world of tomorrow through our research-based, practice-oriented study programs. The outstanding results of the WiWo ranking have once again rewarded the creativity and innovative strength of our colleagues."

The consulting company Universum conducts its WiWo university ranking annually among German universities and universities of applied sciences with a focus on business-related subjects such as business administration, economics, and law. Personnel managers from small, medium and large companies throughout Germany are free to name several universities in the interviews. The ranking is thus based on the frequency of their naming.

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About the CBS International Business School

CBS International Business School is an internationally oriented private business school located in Cologne, Mainz, Potsdam, Aachen, Solingen, Brühl & Neuss. It specializes in business administration degree programs according to international standards. Today, it offers approximately 4,000 students from 75 nations Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, most of which are taught in English, with numerous specializations as well as MBA programmes.

All study programs are regularly accredited by FIBAA and the German Council of Science and Humanities. Since 2018, it is the only university in Germany to hold the international accreditation of the IACBE. In the ranking of the magazine "WirtschaftsWoche" (WiWo Ranking 2021), CBS International Business School was voted the best private university of applied sciences in the field of business administration in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate for the third time in a row.

CBS International Business School has been part of the Stuttgart-based Klett Group since 2016. The Klett Group is a leading education company in Europe and is represented internationally in 17 countries. Its product range includes classic and modern educational media for everyday school life as well as lesson preparation, specialist literature and fine literature. In addition, the Klett Group operates numerous educational institutions ranging from daycare centers and schools to correspondence schools, distance learning colleges and attendance universities. Further information can be found on the Internet at

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CBS International Business School is a state-recognised private university of applied sciences for business. We offer accredited Bachelor's, Master's and MBA degree programmes in German and English on a full-time or part-time basis. Throughout Germany, the university is represented at three locations in Cologne, Mainz, and Potsdam.

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