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CBS International Business School

HRM and Leadеrshiр

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Business Administration, Leadership Studies, Human Resource Management
Human Resources (HR)
English only
Winter semester: 15 May
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
€ 5310 / € 7530
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
no admission restriction, but ability assessment  (interview)
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus
Registration Fee & Tuition Information:
For EU students, the tuition fee per semester is 5,310 € in all campuses (Mainz, Potsdam and Cologne). There's an additional registration fee of 600 €. Students who successfully complete the bachelor's program receive a discount of 10% on the master's programs at CBS. The registration fee does not apply if you re-enrol at CBS. Students whose siblings also want to start studying at the CBS receive a sibling discount of 3%. There are special country promotions for non-EU applicants, and scholarships for highly motivated non-EU apрliсants.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent). The degree should be business-related.

Required ECTS crеdits: 180.

GPA Comment

Minimum grade: at least "good". Applicants who have not attained this grade in their first study course must take a separate entrance examinatiοn.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

min B2 First (FCE)
min 6.5
min 92
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
The tests must not be older than two years. Alternatively, you can furnish proof by taking an interview (via skype) with their English Department. Also, you can substitute the required language test if you provide evidence of a six month stay abroad in an English-speaking country or if you prove parts of studies in English (examination of individual case).

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Special Deadline Case:
Summer semester: No information provided by the university.

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
no admission restriction, but ability assessment  (interview)
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:


Application Documents

Please submit the following application documents for the English-language degree courses in the English language:

  1. Your CV in tabular format.
  2. Proof of your study achievements to date (official academic transcript of records) and if already applicable the certificate of your first academic degree (e.g. Bachelor).
  3. Letter of motivation: 1-2 DIN A4 pages which answers the following question: “How do you view your vocational future after your studies at CBS?”.
  4. Copy of your passport (and residence permit, if available).
  5. Proof of English proficiency (if English is not your native language). See language requirements.
  6. Optional: proof of studying abroad/job experiencе.


CBS International Business School
This study program is based in:

1a) Campus Cologne

1b) Campus Mainz

1c) Campus Potsdam

Further Information