The requirements for a financial management programme depend on whether you are applying for a Bachelor's or Master's degree. The requirements are presented separately.
As a personal requirement, you should have the general university entrance qualification or the full vocational university entrance qualification. Degrees from foreign schools are also recognized, such as the Matura, A-levels, General Certificate of Education, or IB Diploma. To prove your English language skills, you must provide a certificate that is no older than two years. Alternatively, you can take the free online English test at CBS.
To be admitted to a Master's degree in financial management at CBS, you must have a first academic degree (Bachelor Diploma) from a recognized German or international university, university of applied sciences, or professional academy with a grade of at least "good". If this grade is not achieved in the first degree, a separate admission process must be completed. The first degree should have been in a field of economics and have a total of at least 180 ECTS points.
The programme can be studied completely without a numerus clausus (NC). An NC is not mandatory.
The demand for qualified professionals is currently very high. In fact, the shortage of skilled workers in the labor market often allows graduates to choose their dream job. A solid business and financial education will help you thrive in any company. For this reason, the chances of transitioning to a job after graduation are very good. With a degree from CBS, you can work as a specialist or executive in the finance sector. But companies in all industries recruit our graduates. Possible fields of activity include accounting, control, internal audit, investor relations, corporate finance, and more.
One answer to the question why study finance is that salaries in financial management are above average. This can already be seen in the salaries that beginners receive after completing their studies. Salaries of approximately $3600 gross per month are common with finance graduate jobs. The more years of work experience you have, the more your salary increases. The best paying finance jobs for graduates can pay close to $5000 gross per month.
CBS has several locations within Germany. The study location chosen depends on the specific program and degree type. Bachelor's programs in financial management are available full-time, part-time, or as a dual degree in Cologne, Mainz, Berlin/Potsdam, Aachen, Brühl, Neuss, and Solingen.
Master's programs can be completed at CBS in Cologne, Mainz, Brühl, Aachen, Berlin/Potsdam, and Neuss.
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