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Studying at Cologne Business School prepares you for an international career – not only in the lectures, but all over the campus as well. This is because our students come from 75 different nations (as of Winter Term 2016), so English is pretty much our campus language – everyone speaks English, and in global companies or abroad, English is generally the standard language. This will help you later on to enter into your career with ease. Why is CBS so appealing to young people from so many different cultures? Because many of the study programmes are held in the English language, anyone can study perfectly well with us even if German is not their mother tongue. In addition, we pay attention to the international orientation of our teaching staff, so that the chances of working in your desired country are encouraging. No matter what country that may be. This is how we define a truly international study.
Living in harmony with others from different cultures can usually be accomplished in private life by using a little intuition. Signs change, however, in the business world: the smallest mistakes might be enough to demotivate employees forever, undermine your authority and compromise results with negotiation partners. Or even worse, by being too cautious, you might be inadvertently accepting a bad negotiation outcome. That’s why CBS also offers courses for improving soft skills – such as needed for intercultural competence. And of course, through your everyday experiences with fellow students and lecturers from around the world, you will get to know the customs and traditions of different business areas and mentalities. As you can see, the internationality of the university is in itself an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to your future skills profile.
By being around fellow students from all over the world, you will get to know many cultures first hand. What’s more, many study programmes incorporate a semester abroad, where your own experience will be enriched as you get to know a different life and study culture before reporting back on these to your fellow students. In the same way, you benefit from this exchange of information amongst one another when talking about foreign experiences during your studies or as part of an internship. This is how you get deep insight into the life and economic realities around the globe while gaining an overview of similarities and differences – ideal conditions for a career in an international environment, don’t you think?
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