For the Bachelor's programmes, you need a university entrance qualification, such as a high school diploma. You can apply even if you do not yet have the certificate. If English is the language of study, a good command of English is also necessary. To prove your English language skills, you need to present a certificate of English language proficiency, which must be older than two years. Alternatively, you have the possibility to take the CBS free online English test.
To be admitted to a master's entrepreneurial studies programme at CBS, you must have a first academic degree (bachelor's, diploma, or master's) from a recognized German or international university, university of applied sciences, or professional academy with a minimum grade of "good". If this grade point average was not achieved in the first-degree programme, a separate admission process must be completed. The first-degree programme should be in an economic field and have a total of at least 180 ECTS credits
All programmes at CBS are non-restricted enrollment (NC-free). This means that our team will review your application individually and conduct a job application interview with you. In addition to the formal requirements, we also consider whether the entrepreneurial studies programme is a good fit for you.
What can you do after graduation? With your degree, you can either start a business in any industry, earn your first merits in consulting, or work directly for a company. Here is a small selection of job ideas:
Founding your own start-up, alone or - even better - in a team with fellow students
Entry into up-and-coming start-ups
Entrepreneur in Residence
Business Development Manager
We have more inspiration for you in the blog article about entrepreneurship professions.
As an entrepreneur, you can earn from 30,000 euros gross per year - if you receive a start-up grant. If you have financially strong investors, a managing director's salary of 60-70,000 euros is also possible for the founding team of a young start-up, but this is highly dependent on negotiations and success.
Salaried positions in start-ups are paid very differently, from minimum wage to 40-50,000 euros per year. Bonuses and company shares may be added on top, but sometimes the bonus and shareholding models reduce the basic salary considerably. A career start at top corporations or top consultancies is better remunerated.
We have compiled more information for you in our blog post on entrepreneurship salaries.
You can complete your Bachelor's degree with the goal of Entrepreneurship at CBS at the locations Cologne, Mainz, Berlin/Potsdam, Düsseldorf/Neuss, Brühl (Cologne), Solingen and Aachen.
We offer the special Master Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (M.A.) in Cologne and in Berlin/Potsdam, the other Entrepreneurship-related Master's in Mainz, Brühl (Cologne), Düsseldorf/Neuss and Aachen.
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