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International Management Fast Track

CBS International Business School

M.B.A. On Campus
12 months
43560 EUR/year
35280 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MBA International Management Fast Track at the CBS International Business School campus Cologne is based on American programmes. Thanks to a streamlined curriculum, you can achieve the full Master of Business Administration degree in one year. 

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Key Features

The study program is primarily aimed at graduates of non-economic courses of study who wish to complete a full-time MBA within one year. The one-year fast-track MBA programme comprises eight modules spread over three trimesters. Even before their studies, participants attend three preparatory courses: Quantitative Methods, Market Research and Academic Writing. In these courses, you will further your academic writing skills and learn, among other things, Linear Programming, Introduction to Market Research and Scaling and Sampling. 

The MBA International Management Fast Track at the CBS International Business School consists of general economics content, interdisciplinary skills and programme-specific teaching content. The last trimester, however, is lecture-free. The exact content can be found in the study plan.


In addition to state recognition and institutional accreditation by the German Science Council (Wissenschaftsrat), 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:

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Market Research
  • Academic Writing
  • Basic of Industrial Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Ethics
  • Financial Accounting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 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.






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 certificates of your academic degree (e.g. Bachelor)
  • Proof of at least one year of professional experience
  • 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).

Work experience

Furthermore, you need initial job experience of at least one year.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43560 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21780 EUR per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    35280 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17640 EUR per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • The semester fees amount to 17,640 euros for EU students and 21,780 euros for Non-EU students.
  •  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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