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CBS International Business School, 24 August 2021

Winter semester starts on campus: CBS welcomes more than 500 first semester students


Cologne/Mainz/Potsdam, 24.08.21 / On Monday, more than 500 first-semester students celebrated the start of their studies at CBS International Business School with a festive evening.

With the traditional opening ceremony, the university set the mood for the upcoming semester for students and their families

In the Livestream, personalities from the private university and the business world motivated the students for the new phase of their lives:

"The past year was an enormous challenge for us and for all young people. But don't think of yourself as a crisis generation, but as a generation that is solution-oriented and responsible. We help you prepare for this in the best possible way, both professionally and personally, in our management degree programmes," Prof. Dr. habil. Lisa Fröhlich

said CBS President Prof. Dr. habil. Lisa Fröhlich. 

New at CBS: Potsdam Campus and the "Sports Management and Applied Sports Psychology (M.A.)" degree programme

Students from the CBS campuses in Cologne, Mainz and, for the first time, Potsdam took part in the online event. The Bachelor's degree programme "International Business (B.A.)" starts here in the winter semester. The new campus is located on the grounds of the Babelsberg film studios and is equipped with innovative design and state-of-the-art technology. In Cologne, the Master's programme "Sport Management and Applied Sport Psychology (M.A.)" starts for the first time: it imparts knowledge from business administration with a focus on the sports industry and on health management. It also explores the role of the psyche as a success factor in sport and sports business.

Lectures again on campus and also available digitally on request

For the winter semester, lectures and courses will once again start on-site at the campuses. The general 3G hygiene rules apply. Special CBS service: If students are unable to attend lectures on campus, they can access the lectures digitally. For the digital quality of its teaching, the private university of applied sciences was voted one of the TOP digital education providers in Germany in the ranking of the magazine "WirtschaftsWoche".

"We have come through the pandemic well and are well positioned for online teaching because we exploit the digital possibilities and use innovative teaching offers to make lessons interactive and entertaining," Prof. Dr. Nils Finger

explained Prof. Dr. Nils Finger, Vice President for Innovation and Academic Affairs and Professor of Supply Chain Management.

Mainz celebrates in the castle and awards sports scholarship for sports-loving students

Prof. Dr. Uwe-Wilhelm Bloos, Managing Director of the CBS and Vice President for Programme Development and Quality Assurance in Teaching, welcomed the guests in this festive setting:

"I am very happy that we can celebrate here together and look forward to meeting you all personally on our campus. In keeping with our claim 'Creating tomorrow', we will support you in realising your potential and shaping the future." Prof. Dr. Uwe-Wilhelm Bloos

Lord Mayor Michael Ebling, Dr. Grunjan Bhardwaj, found & CEO of Innoplexus and CBS students wished the students much success and an eventful time. Alisa Gissmann experienced a particularly happy moment. Hans Beth (Board of Directors of the TSC Mainz) and Jan Hanelt (President of the Rhineland-Palatinate Tennis Association) presented her with the sports scholarship donated by the CBS and the TSC Mainz for particularly talented athletes.

"On the sports field and in the lecture hall, ambition and talent, but also team spirit and solidarity are sought-after characteristics of high achievers," affirmed Prof. Dr. Alexander Westenbaum, Academic Director of the CBS Campus Mainz. The opening ceremony ended with photos of the freshmen and a get-together with champagne reception in the inner courtyard of the castle.

About the CBS International Business School

CBS International Business School is an internationally oriented private business school located in Cologne, Mainz and Potsdam. It specializes in business administration degree programs according to international standards. Today, it offers its approximately 1,900 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

Picture: from left: Hans Beth, Alisa Gissmann, Prof. Dr. Uwe-Wilhelm Bloos; Foto : Lyonel Stief

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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