Finance and Management (B.Sc.)

Study language English Intake Fall Duration 6 semesters
ECTS 180 Type of study Full Time Qualification Bachelor of Science
Semester abroad Integrated Internship Integrated Campus Cologne
Tuition (Cologne) 5.370 €* Financing More info >>
*The displayed prices are semester fees. For non-EU students' fees please check the tuition fees information page. Status: Jan 2020.

Study Course Plan

Business Operations
3 ECTS

  • Global Markets
  • Internal Environment
  • Management, Leadership & Motivation
  • Business Function: HR
  • Business Function: Operations
  • Business Function: Marketing
  • Business Function: Finance and Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Ethics and CSR
  • Emerging Business Trends

Business Law
3 ECTS

  • Survey on different legal systems and the harmonizing effect of EU Law
  • Concluding a contract
  • Different types of contracts and their typical features
  • Performance and obligations
  • Solving problems (e.g. failure to perform, liabilities)
  • Safeguarding creditors’ rights
  • Forms of business organizations

Financial Mathematics
3 ECTS

  • Introduction to functions, graphs and interpretations
  • Understanding Derivatives
  • Applications of Derivatives
  • Understanding Differential Equations
  • Applications of Differential Equations
  • Understanding Logarithms
  • Applications of Logarithms

Business Statistics
3 ECTS

  • Introducing data and statistics
  • Descriptive statistics and exploratory data analysis
  • Introduction to probability theory
  • Discrete and continuous probability distributions
  • Sampling and sampling distributions
  • Hypothesis development and testing
  • Simple linear regressions

Financial
Accounting

3 ECTS

  • Formal rules and assumptions, national law, IFRS, US-GAAP
  • The system of financial statements and accounts
  • Accounting for services and merchandising
  • Receivables
  • Plant, natural and intangible assets
  • Liabilities
  • Owner’s equity of corporations
  • Value-added tax
  • Basic ratio analysis

Applied Financial Accounting
3 ECTS

Marketing
2 ECTS

  • Marketing in Context of Corporate Strategies
  • Internal Analysis and Marketing Environment
  • Marketing Environment
  • Consumer Buying Behaviour
  • Market Segmentation
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Marketing Instruments
  • Marketing and Sustainability

Human Resource Management
2 ECTS

  • Recruitment and Attraction
  • HR Planning, Controlling & Instruments
  • Training and Employee Development
  • Motivation and Leadership
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Performance Appraisal and Management
  • Certificate of employment
  • HR Ethics
  • Trends in HRM

Foreign Language
4 ECTS

Depending on the student‘s choice, language courses are offered, for example, in English, Spanish or French. If you choose the English-­Only track, the lessons will focus on the intensive development of your English skills.

Personal Skills
2 ECTS

In courses such as Rhetoric and Presentation or Business and Society your social and leadership skills are trained. In addition to various compulsory courses, there are optional subjects where you can choose which of your competences should be particularly strengthened.

International Financial Reporting Standards
6 ECTS

Microeconomics
3 ECTS

  • Introduction into microeconomic models
  • Consumer theory
  • Competitive markets
  • Market failure
  • Market power and monopoly
  • Oligopoly and monopolistic competition
  • Asymmetric information
  • Introduction to game theory

Applied Microeconomics
3 ECTS

Market Research
3 ECTS

  • Introduction to Market Research
  • Defining the marketing research problem and developing an approach
  • Research design
  • Secondary Data
  • Scaling and sampling
  • Fieldwork and Data preparation
  • Basic data analysis (how to use it)
  • Report preparation and presentation

Cost Accounting
3 ECTS

  • Rationales of cost accounting
  • Simplistic methods of overhead allocation
  • Activity-based costing
  • Overcapacity costing
  • Joint product costing
  • Overhead analysis sheet
  • Concepts of relevant cost and revenue
  • Budgeting

Introduction & Applied Finance
6 ECTS

  • Finance: Goals, Functions and Environment
  • Financial analysis and Financial Forecasting
  • Managing Working Capital
  • Sources of Short-Term Financing
  • Capital Markets and Investment Banking
  • Capital Budgeting: The Time Value of Money
  • Capital structure and the Cost of Capital

Foreign Language
4 ECTS

Depending on the student‘s choice, language courses are offered, for example, in English, Spanish or French. If you choose the English­-Only track, the lessons will focus on the intensive development of your English skills.

Personal Skills
2 ECTS

In courses such as Rhetoric and Presentation or Business and Society your social and leadership skills are trained. In addition to various compulsory courses, there are optional subjects where you can choose which of your competences should be particularly strengthened.

Macroeconomics
3 ECTS

  • Indicators: Gross Domestic Product and its major components, Inflation
  • Labour Markets and unemployment
  • The classical AS-AD model
  • Keynes’ IS-LM Model
  • The basic RBC model
  • Monetary Policy
  • Fiscal Policy

Applied Macroeconomics
3 ECTS

Digital Management
3 ECTS

  • Global competition and the transnational corporation in the global economy
  • Institutions governing competition
  • Formal and informal institutions
  • Organizational designs for multinational companies
  • Location-based aspects: Competitive advantages of countries
  • Organization, local adaptation and the need for standardization
  • Managing people in multinational enterprises
  • Managing expatriates
  • Leadership and management behaviour in multinational companies

International Management
3 ECTS

  • Determinants & dimensions of culture in business
  • Culture & styles of management
  • Culture & corporate structures
  • Culture & corporate strategy
  • Culture and international marketing management
  • Business communication across culture & barriers to intercultural communication
  • Working with international teams
  • Conflicts & cultural differences
  • Developing intercultural communicative competence

Financial Markets & Institutions
3 ECTS

Financial Instruments
3 ECTS

Financial Reporting & Analysis
3 ECTS

Integrative Case Study
3 ECTS

Foreign Language
4 ECTS

Depending on the student‘s choice, language courses are offered, for example, in English, Spanish or French. If you choose the English­-Only track, the lessons will focus on the intensive development of your English skills.

Personal Skills
2 ECTS

In courses such as Rhetoric and Presentation or Business and Society your social and leadership skills are trained. In addition to various compulsory courses, there are optional subjects where you can choose which of your competences should be particularly strengthened.

Corporate Tax
3 ECTS

The overall aim of this module is to introduce students to the basic concepts of corporate taxation, especially the different types of taxes, transparent and intransparent entities and the value added tax.

Applied Corporate Tax
3 ECTS

Concepts Of Value & Risk
3 ECTS

Applied Financial Management
3 ECTS

Capital Budgeting
3 ECTS

Econometrics
3 ECTS

Business Project
6 ECTS

The overall objective of this course is to provide students with possibility of applying their business knowledge on concrete business situation, related to the field of their specialization.

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Define project goals for the “client”.
  • Work under the set timeframe and agreed project scope.
  • Cooperate in the international project teams.
  • Plan and conduct secondary and primary research to gather necessary information: understand which information is needed and where to look for it.
  • Conduct analysis of the “client business”: be able to understand the researched information in a wider context.
  • Evaluate markets/ industries/ competitive landscapes.
  • Develop possible strategic directions for the “client” business.
  • Formulate recommendations.

Foreign Language
4 ECTS

Depending on the student‘s choice, language courses are offered, for example, in English, Spanish or French. If you choose the English­-Only track, the lessons will focus on the intensive development of your English skills.

Personal Skills
2 ECTS

In courses such as Rhetoric and Presentation or Business and Society your social and leadership skills are trained. In addition to various compulsory courses, there are optional subjects where you can choose which of your competences should be particularly strengthened.

Semester Abroad
25 ECTS

You will spend the fifth semester at one of our numerous partner universities abroad.

Our International Office supports you in the selection & application process and coordinates the courses to be taken abroad with you in advance.

Bachelor Thesis
12 ECTS

During your 6th semester you are working on your Bachelor thesis. You have 12 weeks to complete your thesis and the subject is freely selectible. A supervisor from CBS will support you and you can write the thesis in collaboration with a company as well.

Bachelor Thesis Tutorial
1 ECTS

During the Bachelor Thesis Tutorial you will learn the fundamentals for your Bachelor thesis: Defining the topic as well as structuring the thesis and you will learn the theoretical knowledge for scientific working.

Ethical Aspects Of Finance
3 ECTS

Strategic Management In Banking & Finance
3 ECTS

Business Simulation Game
4 ECTS

In a business simulation game participants have to manage their own virtual company which operates in the same market as other participant-operated competitors. This involves making typical management decisions in realistic environments. Beside the deepening and active examination of subject-specific knowledge the simulation games also include the team environment, where interaction, communication and prioritization are of paramount importance. Participants learn how to manage risk and uncertainty while time is limited and information constrained. Group-reflections help to take over different perspectives and to discuss pros and cons of content- as well as behaviour-related actions.

Personal Skills
2 ECTS

In courses such as Rhetoric and Presentation or Business and Society your social and leadership skills are trained. In addition to various compulsory courses, there are optional subjects where you can choose which of your competences should be particularly strengthened.

general business teaching units
programme specific teaching units
interdisciplinary competencies
elective area

A national or international internship is firmly anchored in the curriculum during the semester break. Starting in the summer semester, Bachelor students complete an internship between the 5th and 6th semesters. If the programme starts in the winter semester, the internship takes place between the 4th and 5th semesters. Our Career Service department will help you find a suitable company.

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Executives for the financial world

Do you have a passion for numbers? The “Finance and Management” (Bachelor of Science) course is a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on finance. As a Finance Manager you will later take on a key position in companies and will be responsible for money management. Due to their high affinity for analytical processes, graduates of this study programme are predestined for career entry to classic companies in the financial sector, such as banks, insurance companies and the stock exchange.

Career advantage through specialisation

From the third to the sixth semester, you will acquire specialist knowledge about financial interrelationships and processes. The curriculum focuses on topics such as models of capital market theory, the presentation of financial instruments and the relationship between the risk and return of financial investments. Rounded off by practical experience from the semester abroad and the Business Project, you will gain expertise to take on challenging tasks in the national and international financial sector.

Finance manager for the international arena

The global financial crisis has impressively demonstrated how globally networked and highly complex the financial world is today. Anyone who wants to work safely in this arena must learn to keep pace with the industry: FinTechs have given the banking world new impulses and replaced traditional financial services with digital solutions within a very short time. Transactions on international stock exchanges therefore only take a few milliseconds. The “Finance and Management” degree (Bachelor of Science) prepares you optimally for a career in the international business world. In addition to your financial education, you will take part in foreign language and business skills training.

Specialists for the global economy

In the international financial sector, corporate growth is often achieved through takeovers or mergers. Whether to enter the market or to open up new business areas – companies need financial experts with the necessary feeling for negotiations to ensure smooth operations. As part of your bachelor’s degree, you will learn how to evaluate key financial figures and check the financial and earnings position. These skills make you the first contact person for transaction decisions with your future employer.

Networking at the CBS Campus

With your bachelor’s degree you will not only lay the foundation for your professional career, but also for your career network. The student initiative CBS Finance and Business Club is the first point of contact for students interested in financial and investment topics. The club members strive for a close exchange with well-known industry representatives who give guest lectures at the CBS Campus several times a semester. Excursions to stock exchanges or general meetings are also offered regularly.

Practical and foreign experience during studies

How can corporate cultures differ? And which area of responsibility best matches your personal skills? To answer these and other questions, an internship has been integrated into the bachelor’s programme to help when choosing your future employer. You will be supported by the Career Service Team, who will help you to steer your career in the right direction right from the start.

In addition to these practical insights, you will strengthen your intercultural skills during your semester abroad. As the CBS has a large network of partner universities, you can spend your semester abroad at one of over 120 universities all over the world. The International Office staff will assist you with your choice and the whole application process.

A career made to measure

A bachelor’s degree in “Finance and Management” (Bachelor of Science) qualifies you for attractive management positions in business and finance. With your theoretical and practical industry know-how, your excellent knowledge of English as well as your presentation and rhetoric skills, you will have an optimal competence profile for the job market.

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