CBS International Business School, 17 March 2021

CBS welcomes more than 100 freshmen students with a festive online event


Young adults are keen to take up studying despite Corona: At the start of the 2021 summer semester on 15th March, CBS International Business School has welcomed over 100 freshmen students at its campuses. With the traditional opening ceremony, the university is starting off digitally into a new academic semester. During a live stream, internal and external guests were presenting an entertaining programme. CBS President Prof. Dr. habil. Lisa Fröhlich emphasised the opportunities for the student's personal development in her address: "Education does not only consist of compulsory lectures and credit points. Rather, we want to train you to become competent and responsible decision-makers who take their role in society seriously and find solutions to the economic, ecological, and social problems of our time." Keynote speaker Nina Bomberg, Head of Global Indirect Purchasing at automotive supplier SEG Automotive, provided exciting insights from the business world, followed by live music by singer Milene Weigert. Videos, get-to-know-you activities, and talks rounded off the festive evening.

CBS voted TOP digital education provider

Most of the German and international students of the CBS have chosen the study programme "International Business". They benefit from the experience of the CBS, which already switched to online teaching formats in the past winter semester. For the digital quality of its teaching, the private university was voted one of the best digital education providers in Germany in the ranking of the magazine "WirtschaftsWoche". "Today, more than ever, it is our goal to offer our students the right tools for their entry into professional life. That is why we are always working on new teaching and learning concepts and networking opportunities among our students," says Professor Fröhlich in her speech. This is also beneficial to our many students from abroad who are not yet allowed to come to Germany due to entry restrictions. In non-Corona times, students from 75 nations are represented on the CBS campuses. They appreciate the English-language degree programmes and make an important contribution to the international orientation of the private university.

Student initiatives and study buddy programme promote social encounters

Professor Fröhlich recommends that students actively shape their personal and professional paths in life. For example, by getting involved in one of the eleven student initiatives. These include the "Finance and Business Club" and the "Digi-Lab". In the "Founders Factory", students set up their own start-ups and are supported by experts. Parallel to the educational and networking offers, the CBS creates opportunities for further social encounters: The "Study Buddy" programme brings together higher semesters and first-semester students and thus makes it easier to settle into "off-campus student life".

CBS International Business School

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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