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CBS International Business School

Student life

Studying in Cologne

Those who study in Cologne are not alone. With almost 100,000 students, Cologne is one of the largest college towns in Germany. To name a few, the University of Cologne; the TH Cologne; the Sporthochschule and, certainly not least of all, CBS International Business School – these make Cologne an attractive place to study. With numerous leisure activities for students like College Sports of Cologne as well as free monthly visits to the copious Cologne museums, the free-time possibilities are almost infinite. And if you’re looking for action at a late hour, Cologne’s nightlife will certainly not be disappointing. Whether in bars or clubs, at large student parties or in a small group: in Cologne, no one has to go to bed early…

Studying in Mainz

Cosmopolitan cordialness in an economic center
The Romans, Johannes Gutenberg, the Rosenmontag parade (carnival), ZDF (local TV station): Mainz has many faces. This is also evident in the various parts of the city. There is, for example, the multicultural and student-dominated Neustadt with its many small squares, where ice-cream or boules is played in the summer. Those who like wine and nature feel at home in the traditional wine-growing villages like Laubenheim. There is the cozy historic downtown of Mainz, at the foot of which the CBS International Business School found its new home in 2012.

Study in Potsdam

Potsdam is much more than just a suburb of Berlin: Potsdam is the capital of Brandenburg and one of the major academic centres in Europe. As a de facto island, the recreational value is particularly high, as you are never far from a lakeside, a bathing beach or a beautiful park.



Mainz is home to several universities and enjoys great popularity as a vibrant student city. More than 40,000 students live in Mainz, centrally located in the Rhine-Main area, and equally appreciate the range of the urban environment and tranquility of the Rhine-Hessian surroundings.

The demand for shared flats, apartments and rooms in dormitories is correspondingly high and the search for housing may take a little longer. In order for you to find your new home in Mainz as quickly and easily as possible and feel completely at ease, we have compiled some helpful tips for your housing search.

Career services

Those who take up a practice-oriented study at a renowned business school like CBS usually do so for a good reason: to facilitate their career. If you look at the career paths of successful people, being lucky and the fortunate coinciding of random events will certainly come into play for some. But experience shows that planning is the key to success. We support you along the way – on the one hand through the contents of the courses but also outside the lectures. A prime example of this is the Career Services department at CBS International Business School.
Our colleagues support you in coming up with career ideas and then steering your career in the right direction – right from the start. To this end, we network with companies and have a CBS-exclusive internship and job vacancies exchange.

Expansive network

The CBS Career Services has been operating successfully for many years in order to expand the network of partner companies. Career Services staff meet with company representatives and advise them about the advantages that a cooperation with CBS could have for them. Several companies appreciate access to the excellently trained and motivated CBS students and provide internships and job offers. This means you have the opportunity to apply to companies that are specifically targeting CBS students.

Assistance in securing internships

Whether bachelor or master, English-language or German-language, most of the CBS study programmes include a compulsory internship, so you can put your freshly acquired knowledge to practice while contemporaneously becoming familiar with the daily grind at an interesting company. Career Services advises you on which internships, companies and departments at home or abroad best match your qualifications and career goals as well as when and how you should apply, which of course, you will have to do for yourself. After all, when it comes to presenting yourself, the best person for the job is you.

Choosing the right job

Because it’s their day-to-day work, our Career Services knows the job market for future specialists and managers at home and abroad and uses its network to secure job offers. We assist you in viewing and evaluating offers and optimizing your application documents. And we also have plenty of good tips when it comes to preparing for job interviews.

Career Events

We regularly invite experts from the business world to present their companies and tell their own success stories. First-hand. How often do you get the opportunity to meet a respected founder personality anyway? Career Events are there for you to broaden your horizons, get ideas for your own future and perhaps even find inspiration for a thesis.

Design your career

Why just attend networking and recruiting events when you can be the one organizing them? Our career event, University2Business (U2B) is organized by the students themselves. After being recruited, companies then present themselves to students, for example at a speed lunch; a workshop; a presentation and, of course, a small in-house trade fair. In addition, there are top-class guest speakers. Your commitment can become a real door opener, since you will be dealing with several responsible representatives from many HR departments – in person and not just via email application.

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CBS International Business School
Hardefuststr. 1 50677 Cologne
Rheinstraße 4L 55116 Mainz
August-Bebel-Str. 26-53 14482 Potsdam
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From Cologne Central Station take the Metro (U-Bahn) Line 16 (Direction Bad Godesberg, Wesseling, Sürth) or Line 18 (Direction Bonn HBF, Brühl) to the stop Barbarossaplatz, then walking in the direction of travel, turn left into the Salierring. After approximately 700 metres turn right into the Hardefuststraße (ca. 8 minutes on foot), the university building is on the left-hand side after approximately 50 metres.

Or take Line 16 to the stop Eifelstraße, then walking in the direction of travel, turn into the second street on the right, Hardefuststraße (ca. 3 minutes on foot). The university building is on the left-hand side after approximately 50 metres.


Our campus is located in the modern Fort Malakoff, centrally located between the winter harbor (Winterhafen) and Mainz historic district. 

From Mainz Central Station, take Bus nr.60 (Direction: Ginsheim-Gustavsburg, Ginsheim Neckarstraße), nr.61 (Direction: Mainz-Laubenheim, Hans-Zöller-Straße) or nr.63 (Direction: Mainz-Weisenau, Chana-Kahn-Straße) and exit at the stop Holzturm/ Malakoff-Passage. Enter the Malakoff-Passage and use entrance 4H to access the first floor. Here you will find the premises of the CBS International Business School.


From Potsdam Central Station it is possible to take the Bus nr.601 (Direction: Teltow Bahnhof) „Potsdam, Filmpark Babelsberg “. Then follow the „Großbeerenstraße “, in the direction of travel, turning left into the „August-Bebel-Straße“and then left again into the „Joe-May-Straße“. Alternatively, you can take the S7 (S-Bahn/overground train) that goes from Berlin Alexanderplatz over Berlin Central Station, and on to Potsdam Central Station. Exit at the stop „Griebnitzsee “in Neubabelsberg. Turn left after leaving the station and follow the Rudolf-Breitscheid-Straße until the large junction with the „August-Bebel-Straße “. Now turn left into the „August-Bebel-Straße “and walk for approximately 5 minutes before finally turning right in to the „Joe-May-Straße “. The university building is on the left- hand side after approximately 200 metres.