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CBS International Business School, 6 March 2023

Press release January 2023

Press release January 2023

Successful start to the year 2023 at CBS - Successful semester start with over 170 new students and new event format for those interested in sustainability topics

Semester opening ceremony above the rooftops of Cologne:

With the start of the summer semester for full-time students at the Cologne campus, around 170 new students begin their studies at the CBS. To kick off the introductory week, the prospective students and their families were welcomed at the "KölnSky" event location.

Above the rooftops of Cologne and with an amazing view of the Cologne skyline, the evening began with a speech by CBS President Prof. Dr. Anja Karlshaus, who gave an outlook to the future of the prospective students: "When we say that we support you in your academic training, this means above all that we would like to train you to become competent and responsible decision-makers who take their role in society seriously and find solutions for the economic problems of our time.

The insight of alumnus Tobias Roth, who works as a marketing manager at Kramer & Crew and who already appreciated the diverse range of oppotunities at the CBS during his studies, showed how things can continue at the CBS: "At the CBS, it depends on what you make of it. You really have a lot of possibilities: Not only do you benefit from a rhetorical education and very good lectures, but you also become part of a network of students and CBS alumni."

Finally, Deputy Mayor Andreas Wolter greeted the students to the city of Cologne and highlighted the numerous academic and leisure opportunities that the city offers. He emphasized the possibility of combining a great education experience with a vibrant social life in Cologne.

The support of the city, cooperation partners and the entire university is thus assured without further ado - we wish our Freshmen a great start to their studies and are already looking forward to an inspiring exchange on campus!

New event offer on sustainability and climate protection topics at the Neuss campus with "Dual Studies - Unpacked!”


I would also maybe change this paragraph a bit into: With the goal of bringing together committed companies and interested students to have a discussion about sustainability, four partners from CBS joined forces with two cooperating schools: 25 students from Nelly-Sachs-Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Norf were given the chance to meet and interact with representatives from Mitsubishi Chemicals, Medtronic, QVC, and Expeditors at Hammer Landstraße.

"Basically, the point is that we bring together schools and companies interested in sustainability here for the Rhine District of Neuss," is how Sven Hardersen, the Campus Neuss site manager, sums up the event.

After a round of introductions, in which the four companies were able to present their work on the topic of sustainability, the students worked in small groups on their questions about dual studies as a career entry in connection with the topics of sustainability and climate protection. This led to a lively exchange on the topics of life cycle assessments, green teams in logistics, sustainability of medical products or sustainable purchasing.

For the students, the exchange provided a practical insight into the work of the different companies and gave each of them an answer as to how they can shape their future Career with an interest in sustainability and climate protection. For the various stakeholders, one thing is certain: this was a really successful event that will definitely take place more often in the future!

About CBS International Business School

CBS International Business School is an internationally oriented private business school with campuses in Cologne, Mainz, Potsdam, Brühl, Solingen, Aachen and Neuss. It specializes in business administration degree programs according to international standards. Today, it offers approximately 3,000 students from 75 nations bachelor's and master's degree programs in English and German with numerous specializations and MBA programs.

All study programs are regularly accredited by FIBAA and the German Council of Science and Humanities. Since 2018, it has been the only university in Germany to hold the international accreditation of the IACBE.

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 18 countries. The product range includes traditional 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 day-care centres and schools to correspondence schools, distance learning colleges and in-person universities. Further information can be found at


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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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