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Extra-occupational study programs

Extra-occupational study programs are becoming increasingly important and popular. Reasons for this include, among others, changes in society and the labor market. Demographic change is causing increasing shortages of qualified specialists and executives. In addition, people work longer, while at the same time the demands on job profiles often change rapidly. Further education and lifelong learning is therefore becoming increasingly important, and one’s own initiative is becoming an essential criterion for career opportunities.

With an extra-occupational degree program, you develop your professional and personal skills, strengthen your own position in the company and open up new career paths. Often, parents also use this option to continue their education during parental leave in order to gain an academic degree.

The schedule at a glance – Campus Cologne

FALL TERM
August to December

  • 1 block weekend in August
  • Tuesdays, 18:00 – 21:15
  • Thursdays, 18:00 – 21:15
  • 3 Saturdays in a month, 08:45 – 16:00
  • Exam period in December

SUMMER TERM
January to May

  • 1 block weekend in January
  • Tuesdays, 18:00 – 21:15
  • Thursdays, 18:00 – 21:15
  • 3 Saturdays in a month, 08:45 – 16:00
  • Exam period from the end of May to the beginning of June

SEMESTER BREAK
June to August

lecture-free

The schedule at a glance – Campus Mainz

FALL TERM
September to February

  • 1 block weekend in September
  • every 2nd weekend:
    • Fridays, 18:00 – 21:15
    • Saturdays, 09:00 – 17:30
  • Exam period in February

SUMMER TERM
February to July

  • 1 block weekend in February
  • every 2nd weekend
    • Fridays, 18:00 – 21:15
    • Saturdays, 09:00 – 17:30
  • Exam period at the end of July

SEMESTER BREAK
August

lecture-free

Extra-Occupational Studies

The extra-occupational study programme combines, your university studies at the CBS with an apprenticeship or vocational training. Parallel to the Bachelor’s degree, you will acquire a recognized degree as an apprentice from the Chamber of Commerce (IHK). At the end of your study period of just four years you will have two degrees in your pocket. This saves you a lot of time compared to completing first an apprenticeship (2 to 3 years) followed by a study programme(3 to 4 years), and you are equipped from the beginning with a solid base of academic knowledge and extensive practical experience for your career.

Your path to an extra-occupational study program:

Option A:

  • Find and apply for an appropriate company
  • Received confirmation and sign apprenticeship contract with the company
  • Complete your application for a study spot at the CBS
  • Successfully complete the Assessment Day at the CBS
  • Receive, sign and return your CBS study contract

Option B:

  • Complete your application for a study spot at the CBS
  • Successfully complete the Assessment Day at the CBS
  • Receive, sign and return your CBS study contract
  • Find and promote training companies
  • Find and apply for an appropriate company
  • Received confirmation and sign apprenticeship contract with the company

Extra-Occupational study program

You are aiming for a position with increased responsibility, would like to become a professional expert or qualify for new responsibilities? With a part-time study programme you can accelerate the achievement of your professional goals. You will not only acquire an academic degree alongside your job, but also develop your professional and personal skills, thus strengthening your own position in the company and opening up new career opportunities.

Extra-occupational German Bachelor Degree Course

Part-time English Master Degree Courses

Vertiefungsbereiche:

  • Digital Organization
  • Digital Business Systems
  • Digital Strategies
  • Digital Business Models
  • Digital Marketing

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Vertiefungsbereiche:

  • Globalization and Intercultural HRM
  • International Stakeholder Management and Employment Relations
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Corporate Development and Business Transformation
  • Power and Inequality in Organizational Institutions

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Vertiefungsbereiche:

  • Consulting Techniques
  • Evidence-Based Problem Solving – Caselab
  • Strategic Renewal and Digital Business Models
  • Applied M&A and Restructuring
  • Organizational Design and Development

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Part-time German Master Degree Courses

Vertiefungsbereiche:

  • Wertorientierte Kennzahlenanalyse
  • Anreizsysteme und nachhaltige Wertschaffung
  • Methoden zur Bewertung von Unternehmenstransaktionen
  • Finanzierungsstruktur und Kapitalkosten
  • Hedging finanzieller Risiken in Derivatemärkten
  • Aufbau und Nutzung interner Kontrollsysteme

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Vertiefungsbereiche:

  • Controlling & Finanzmanagement
  • Digital Transformation Management
  • Entrepreneurship und Innovationsmanagement
  • Marketing Management
  • Nachhaltiges Management
  • Strategisches Management und Consulting

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Vertiefungsbereiche:

  • Produkt- und Markenspezifische Marketingkonzepte
  • Marketingstrategien
  • Digitales Marketing
  • Transmediale Kampagnen
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Online Reputation Management/Social Branding

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Vertiefungsbereiche:

  • Beschaffung & Logistik
  • Marketing & Marktforschung
  • Unternehmensführung & Organisation
  • Arbeitsrecht
  • Strategisches Personalmanagement

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Vertiefungsbereiche:

  • Verkaufspsychologische Forschung
  • Internationaler Vertrieb
  • Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Kundentypologien
  • Key Account Management
  • Digitales Management

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Vertiefungsbereiche:

  • Strukturierte und logische Berichterstellungstechniken
  • Projektmanagement
  • Organisationsdesign
  • Finanz- und wertorientierte Kennzahlenanalyse
  • Projektbewertung oder Investitionsrechnung

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Vertiefungsbereiche:

  • Werbepsychologie, Marketing-Psychologie
  • Personalentwicklung & Coaching
  • Täuschung im Alltag & Wirtschaftsleben: Täterpsychologie
  • Evidenzbasiertes Management: Organisationales Lernen
  • Wirtschaftspsychologische Forschung

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