Besides the size and appearance of the campuses, the biggest difference is the range of courses offered, as we do not offer every course at every campus. If you are not sure whether a degree program is offered at your preferred campus, you are welcome to contact our student advisory service.
At the CBS, we can offer almost any language as long as enough students are interested in it and a course can be formed. In addition to languages such as, for example, French, Spanish or Italian, we can also offer Russian, Korean or Japanese.
An NC or “numerus clausus“ is an admission restriction at many public universities which is based on an average grade. This means that with a fixed NC of 2.0, only people with an average of 2.0 or better are admitted. At CBS, we enable an NC-independent application procedure - for us, the personal interview (by phone / Skype) with the applicant is what counts in particular.
The ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) is designed to make it easier for your academic achievements to be recognized at other universities or in other countries. At the end of your Bachelor studies at the CBS, you have usually accumulated 180 ECTS through the completion of examination achievements, at the end of your Master studies 120 ECTS.
Our full-time bachelor's and master's degree programs include a mandatory internship. This is to give our students a better start into the professional world and to give them the chance to put their learned knowledge into practice. Our Career Service will be happy to answer all your questions and support you in your search for an internship.
The CBS is state-recognized by the Ministry of Science NRW as well as by the „Wissenschaftsrat“. Our study programs are accredited by the FIBAA and the IACBE. In addition, the CBS has been named the best private university of applied sciences in the field of business administration in the Rhineland by the „WirtschaftsWoche“ - since 2020, we have also been one of the best digital education providers in Germany. You can find more information about our rankings here.
In the English-language Bachelor's degree programs, the semester abroad is firmly integrated in the 5th semester. Here you can travel to one of our 120 partner universities worldwide. For the German-language degree programs, a semester abroad is optional in the 4th semester. For full-time Master's programs, it is possible to spend a semester abroad in the 4th semester and to write your Master's thesis abroad. The same partner universities count here as for the bachelor's degree programs.