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    Application Deadline
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Intercultural Management is a course of study at Cologne Business School (CBS), which prepares you to work on an international level. The course is taught in English. Worth noting: Studying Intercultural Management at CBS means studying management. The basis is business administration – after all, we are a business school. 


Intercultural Management course of study is offered at Cologne Business School (CBS).

Globalization is exciting and constantly imposes new challenges on companies. The employees in some large companies even outnumber those living in smaller countries. A copious clash of cultures both internally and externally. Colleagues, customers, suppliers – each bearing his or her own culture and values. And when it comes to foreign negotiations, it is advisable to avoid cultural faux pas. The task of intercultural management experts is to utilize cultural awareness in order to build bridges between cultures and cultural areas thus facilitating the success of one’s own company.

In addition to economics, cultural and social sciences are also on the agenda. Beginning in the first semester, you will be confronted with intercultural management theories and case studies. In the following semesters, you will discuss the economic cultures of the EU, Asia, India, North Africa and Latin America as well as politics and cultural anthropology. This is because economic relations are always influenced by external factors – think about the discussions about free trade agreements.


Our graduates work for internationally active companies, in non-governmental organizations or utilize their intercultural competence in consulting and human resources.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There is an application Deadline for students who require student visa:
    • May 15th of each year for following Winter Semester 
    • October 15th of each year for following Summer Semester 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Business Operations
  • Business Law
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Theories of Intercultural Management
  • Case Studies in Intercultural Management
  • Business English
  • Foreign Language

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

The admission requirement for studying at Cologne Business School is a secondary school completion and university qualification or full entrance qualification to an applied sciences university. 


  • Your CV in tabular format
  • A certified copy of your last school certificate with a transcript of records for each subject (original language plus translation in either English or German)
  • Copy of your ID and your residence permit (if available)
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • A digital passport photo (JPG)

        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          13860 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 6930 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
        • EU/EEA Applies to you

          9900 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 4950 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        Living costs for Köln

        • 831 - 1300 EUR/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


        CBS offers a one-time 3,000 scholarship (which will be spread on all semesters) for all BA, MA and the MBA full-Time program (The Fast-Track will receive a 1,500 scholarship). The scholarship is based on grades, motivation extracurricular activities but will be assessed automatically, once we receive a COMPLETE application.

        There also Is a EU students Scholarships of 25%, which students can only apply to once enrolled. Maybe mention the option, that we offer some kind of support in the funding section.

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