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Outstanding Result in Wirtschaftswoche’s (Economics Weekly’s) Personnel Ranking

All News, Inside CBS   -  2. December 2016

For the second time, the Cologne Business School (CBS) has achieved top ratings in Wirtschaftswoche’s nationwide university ranking. CBS was chosen as the best private university of applied sciences for business administration in Germany! In total, when including all private and state universities, CBS achieved a very good sixth place.

540 HR managers were interviewed for the survey ranking. From a list of all universities, they were to choose those whose graduates best meet their expectations. Naming more than one university per discipline was allowed. The result in the category Business Administration: CBS graduates are among the best-rated candidates and perform very well according to company representatives.

The result is also very remarkable because CBS is rather small compared to most of the other participating universities, meaning there are significantly fewer graduates altogether in the companies. However, these graduates appear to leave a comparatively positive impression on their employers.

“The great result reflects our efforts and aspirations. We are continuously working on our quality standards while further developing the teaching at CBS. It is nice to see that such a large number of HR folks recognize that and that we could achieve such a grand result in the ranking. This shows us that we are on the right track and have achieved our goal of optimally training our students for the job market,” said CBS President, Prof. Dr. habil. Elisabeth Fröhlich.

For the selection of the applicants, the respondents took into consideration the personality of the job aspirant, his practical experience, English skills and soft skills like experience abroad and intercultural competence. Here, graduates of private universities ranked particularly well.

“It is the study’s practical orientation that is particularly important in order to gain a foothold in the job market. And this is a priority of ours. Thanks to our close connections with the business world, working on real case studies and the compulsory internship, our students have the opportunity to gain practical experience early on. This also pays off for companies” says Fröhlich.

The study carried out by Wirtschaftswoche also states that private universities have long established themselves on the education market. Their graduates are very well received on the labor market. It is also not surprising that the number of students in private universities has doubled in recent years.


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