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2 years
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Master's degree
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Program description

Global Finance MSc

Higher education as Finance Leader

Finance is one of the most attractive employer markets for business economists. The prerequisite for your career in the capital market, however, is a deep understanding of its interrelationships, processes and actors. By studying Global Finance (Master of Science), you lay the foundation for your career in international companies and groups. As a manager in senior management, you will acquire in-depth specialist knowledge of finance over four semesters, language skills in English as the language of instruction and another language, as well as competence in team leadership.

Economy meets capital

In the master’s program “Global Finance” you will acquire in-depth knowledge in business administration and finance. Your university education will focus on seminars on “Business Economics”, “International Investment” and “Values Based Management”.

Admission requirements

International Applicants

The admission requirements for our CBS Master programs are a first academic qualification with a minimum of 180 ECTS-Credits of a recognised university with a final grade of at least “good”. Applicants who have not attained this grade in their first study course must take a separate entrance examination. The degree should be business-related.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Business Economics
  • Empirical Research Methods
  • Strategic Analysis & Management
  • Innovation Management & Digital Transformation
  • Corporate Social Respons­ibility
  • Corporate Governance
  • Global Finance
  • International Investment
  • Advanced Intercultural Team Leadership
  • Advanced Negotiation and Influencing Skills
  • Language & Communication Skills

Semester 2

  • International Economics
  • Applied Management Accounting
  • Business Project
  • Corporate Tax
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Empirical Analytics For Finance
  • Portfolio Management
  • Inter­national Project Management
  • Financial Fraud and Ethics
  • Language & Communication Skills

Semester 3

  • Value Based Management
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Fixed Income & Securities
  • Derivatives & Risk Management
  • Applied M&A & Restructuring
  • Business Simulation Game
  • Master Thesis Tutorial
  • Skills Elective (Programming)
  • Programming and Modelling
  • Language & Communication Skills

Semester 4

  • Master Thesis

Scholarships & funding

Please visit the website for scholarship information.

Tuition fees

  • EU students: 10,740 € per year
  • Non-EU students: 15,660 € per year


Qualification: Master of Science

Credits: 120 ECTS

Career opportunities

After graduating, you will have many opportunities in the world of finance – from a management position in medium-sized organisations, to investment banks, to multinational corporations. With your master’s degree, you also have the admission requirement for a doctorate.

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About this institute

CBS International Business School 

The CBS International Business School is a state-recognized private business school that emerged in 2020 from the individual brand's Cologne Business School (CBS) and European Management School (EMS). It has locations in Cologne, Mainz, and Potsdam, where mainly English-language Bachelor's,...

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Why study at CBS International Business School

Choosing a university is a decision that sets the course for life. CBS International Business School, one of the best private universities of applied science in Germany puts this at the heart of its business, reflected in the slogan “Creating tomorrow”.

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CBS International Business School

Hardefuststraße 1
50677 Cologne NRW

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