Pre-CBS Online Program

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Get prepared for your Business Studies at CBS International Business School!

The Pre-CBS Online Program is a chance for you to receive entrance to a CBS Bachelor program as an international student who doesn’t have a university entrance qualification in Germany yet. This program is tailored for highly qualified students (as outlined in the admission requirements) who are enthusiastic about preparing for a CBS Bachelor program through online learning, including live sessions and self-study.

The Pre-CBS Online Program prepares you in the following courses:
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • German

To provide you the best learning experience, we have partnered with Hult EF and Pearson to assist you on your journey to becoming a CBS student!

Key Facts

Possible University Entrance Options: only to a CBS Bachelor’s program

Costs: 390€* monthly

Duration (2 semester): Flexible starting date – 15th of each month

Exam: Pre-CBS Exam

Language of instruction: English


*30 day refund policy

Admission Requirements

Language: English language skills

IELTS: Band 6.0

TOEFL (iBT): 72 points

DUOLINGO: 75 points

Participation & Technical Requirements

Highly qualified and motivated students

Good and stable internet connection

Quiet environment

Laptop, Camera

A microphone

Admissions Process for the Pre-CBS Online Program
  • Step 1:

    Hand in your completed application documents

  • Step 2:

    Get invited to an online assessment interview

  • Step 3:

    After you are admitted to the program, make sure you fulfill the technical requirements to be able to join the classes

  • Step 4:

    Try the program first and see if it fits you. The program starts on the 15th of each month.

  • Step 5:

    Depending on your country of origin, start the student visa process immediately after you decide that the program is the right choice for you

  • Step 6:

    Participate in your classes and qualify by taking and passing all exams.

  • Step 7:

    Write and pass your final exams at the end of your second semester

  • Step 8:

    Receive your student visa and come to Germany

  • Step 9:

    Start your Bachelor studies at CBS International Business School in Germany

Pre-CBS Online Program Subjects: English & German

To assist with your language learning journey, we partnered with Hult EF to provide an added learning experience!

With over 55 years of experience developing language training, Hult EF discovered a wide spectrum of modern formats for all language levels and individual language learning needs.

Language learning with Hult EF is completely digital, making it accessible to you anywhere you are!

How does it work?

  • You will get individual access to Hult EF’s online school with a variety of learning content, combined with teacher-led group classes.
  • While improving your English and German online at your own pace, an experienced teacher will introduce to you the language, culture, and relevant business topics in just 12 months.

Your Advantages:

  • Learn whenever and wherever
  • Efficient improvement of your language level to the target level
  • Experienced and certified teachers
  • Individual learning plan according to your needs and goals
  • Suitable for all levels, as well as specific business topics available
  • 24/7 support for questions

Pre-CBS Online Program Subjects: Economics & Mathematics

To learn about Economics and Mathematics in preparation for your business studies, we will use additional materials and platforms provided by Pearson.

Using the Pearson online Labs, students will find materials in one platform that is based on a unique curriculum for the group created by Pearson and your experienced teachers.

Technical Requirements:

  • Since all courses take place online, you will need a laptop/PC, a stable internet connection, an up-to-date browser version, a camera and microphone
  • A calculator
Overview Academic Calendar:

1st Semester

Flexible starting date – 15th of each month.

Midterm Exams

(The midterm exams have to be passed to be able to continue to the 2nd Semester).

2nd Semester

Continues directly after passing the 1st semester.

Final Exams at the end of the 2nd semester.

Contact us, we will gladly check your documents

Not sure whether your qualification is recognized in Germany? Do you have any questions? We look forward to your inquiry and will gladly help you. Simply use the following form to send us your request and documents, and a member of our team will get in touch with you shortly.