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Cologne Business School, Germany

CBS Cologne Business School in Cologne, one of the best private universities of applied science in Germany, puts this at the heart of its business, reflected in the slogan “Your career. Our mission”. Approximately 1,400 young people from about 75 nations are studying at Cologne Business School, embedded in a large network of partnerships with around 100 universities all over the world and numerous large companies. CBS was founded in 1993 as a pure business school and is characterized by a wide range of English-language study programs. It was amongst the first universities in Germany to offer the internationally recognized Bachelor’s degree.

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Academic Eligibility

  • 2.75 GPA or higher at the time of application
  • One semester completed at Sacramento State
  • Sophomore or higher standing (30+ units completed)
  • Students will take German Language while abroad

Course Information

Course Offerings

Available Courses

  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Communication Studies

Estimated Costs

*Indicates fees paid directly to CSUS – tuition and insurance rates subject to change.

Estimated cost of Cologne Business School
Expense One Semester Two Semesters
Tuition and Fees* $3,709 $7,418
Insurance* $300 $500
Airfare $1,200 $1,200
Housing $3,500 $7,500
Personal Expenses $4,500 $8,000
Total $13,209 $24,618

Housing Options

Studying in Cologne also means living in Cologne. As in any metropolis, there is an infinite variety of possibilities, and it is worthwhile to start searching early, to apply for a place in a student hall of residence in good time and to be persistent.

Are you still looking for accommodation – during your studies at CBS or exchange semester in Cologne? The CBS Accommodation Office is there to assist you in your search: in person, with advice and support. CBS has arranged contingents for CBS students with numerous halls of residence, works together with the Kölner Studierendenwerk (Cologne Student Union) and connects fellow students who offer or seek accommodation! We introduce you to interesting options.

Information on Housing