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International Business

CBS International Business School

24 months
1255 EUR/module
825 EUR/module
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The English language master's programme in International Business at the CBS International Business School is aimed at graduates of a first-degree course who wish to acquire extended knowledge and understanding of international management processes.

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In the first two semesters of the master's programme in International Business at the  CBS International Business School , students will attend 22 semester hours of lectures per week. An 8-week internship between the second and third semester in a company in Germany or abroad is an integral part of the course. In this way, students can already apply their specialist knowledge in practice and make contacts during their studies.

Parallel to writing the master's thesis in the fourth semester, students have the option of working in a company or completing a semester abroad. Each semester is designed so that students study business topics in an international context in their main seminars. Students deal academically with different problems on the basis of case studies and course work. They then put their know-how into practice in a business project and a business simulation game.

In addition, the study programme is conducted entirely in English - the best preparation for an international career! The master's programme at the CBS is rounded off with modules on the subject of business skills and a further foreign language - excellently qualified students can expect the best career prospects. The exact contents can be found in the study plan.

Internship & semester abroad

The master's programme is completed by an internship of at least 8 weeks during the lecture-free period, which master's students can complete in a national or international company. If you wish, you can write your master's thesis as a project in a company of your choice in the fourth semester. Alternatively, you can also spend this last semester abroad at one of over 120 partner universities worldwide and write your master's thesis there.


Graduates of this study programme often work in the following industries and company areas:

  • Management consulting/Consulting
  • Automotive industry
  • Trade
  • Key account management
  • Project management
  • Controlling
  • Human resource management
  • Business development
  • International management


In addition to state recognition and institutional accreditation by the German Science Council, the study programmes of the CBS International Business School are regularly checked by the FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) for content, topicality and feasibility of study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Economics
  • Empirical Methods
  • Innovation and Change Management
  • Service Marketing
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Business English

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Please meet the following application deadline if you need a visa: May 15.
  • Possibility of application deadline extension.




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

The admission requirements for our CBS Master programmes are a first academic qualification with a minimum of 180 ECTS-Credits of a recognised university with a final grade of at least “good”. 


  • Your CV in tabular format
  • Proof of your study achievements to date (official academic transcript of records) and if already applicable the certificate of your first academic degree (e.g. Bachelor)
  • Letter of motivation: 1-2 DIN A4 pages which answers the following question: “How do you view your vocational future after your studies at CBS?”
  • Copy of your passport (and residence permit, if available)
  • Proof of English proficiency (if English is not your native language).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1255 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1255 EUR per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    825 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 825 EUR per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • The fees for one month amount to 825 Euro (EU Students/ Mainz Campus and Potsdam Campus), 855 Euro (EU Students/ Cologne Campus) or 1,255 Euro (Non-EU Students/ Cologne Campus, Mainz Campus, Potsdam Campus). 
  •  In addition, a one-off registration fee of 600 euros is charged. 


Non-EU Students Scholarship

All highly motivated non-EU applicants are given the opportunity to receive a scholarship, if they fulfill certain requirements. 

EU Students Scholarship

This scholarship is designed exclusively for new international students (Bachelor, Master and MBA) who intend to study at CBS International Business School. Each year, CBS awards scholarships in order to reduce the tuition fees for talented foreign students. Qualified students will receive a 50% scholarship off the total tuition fee. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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