24 months
14250 EUR/year
14250 EUR/year
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The Cologne Business School (CBS) Executive MBA programme in cooperation with the Maastricht University (Maastricht MBA) offers you a unique journey during which you will enhance and update your knowledge and enrich your capability and skill base through action-oriented learning that encompasses business practice and interactive co-creation with professors and fellow students. 

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Overview  Executive MBA

The Maastricht MBA aims at professionals and (future) managers in companies, government and non-profit organisations with at least five years of relevant work experience. In general, participants have acquired a specialist university degree and would now like to further deepen and broaden their knowledge of business administration.

Participating in this programme is a strategic investment. The programme offers you a broad managerial knowledge base and a more strategic perspective on doing business. A unique modular setup allows you to develop your personal skills and expand your network alongside your job. In an intimate and informal atmosphere you will work on meeting your learning objectives together with academic and support staff.

The Cologne Business School (CBS) Executive MBA programme in cooperation with the Maastricht School of Management (MSM) completes the MSM with the internationally recognised MBA (Master of Business Administration). This is a qualification for top management positions in the global field.

Businesses value not only the well-founded professional know-how of MBA alumni but especially their intercultural competence, foreign language knowledge and practically-put-to-the-test team abilities. The MBA also gives you the necessary knowledge to start your own business and the essential (international) cont

Programme Structure

  • This Excutive MBA tries to accommodate working professionals in the best way possible. Therefore the programme is designed in a modular format with four educational weeks each year, with classes from Monday till Friday. 
  • We ask for an average time commitment of 15 to 20 hours per week. You are allowed to spread your total study load over a minimum of two and a maximum of four years.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is an application Deadline for students who require student visa:

  • May 15th of each year for following Winter Semester 


IELTS or TOEFL needed




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.
600 (required)

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
92 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be eligible for admission, you need to have at least a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university. Previous degree does not have to be business related. You need to be proficient in English and own a GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of 600 or higher.

Please submit the following documents with your application:

    • Completed application form
    • Your CV in tabular format
    • Letter of motivation
    • Certified copy of university degree
    • Proof of your relevant professional experience
    • Two letters of reference
    • Passport photo
    • Copy of your passport
    • GMAT score report
    • Proof of English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


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 Cologne Business School. Each year, CBS awards scholarships in order to reduce the tuition fees for talented foreign students. Qualified students will receive a 25% 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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