IB - Management Consulting (B.A.)

Vorlesungssprache Englisch Studienstart Sommer + Winter Dauer 6 Semester
ECTS 180 Studienform Vollzeit Abschluss Bachelor
Auslandssemester integriert Praktikum integriert Campus Köln
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Studienverlaufsplan

Business Operations
3 ECTS

  • Introduction: Basic business, economic, and market principles and key terms
  • External Business Environment
  • Global Markets
  • Competitive Environment
  • 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

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

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
  • Interval estimations
  • Hypothesis development and testing
  • Simple linear regressions

Financial Accounting
3 ECTS

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

Applied Financial Accounting
3 ECTS

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

Marketing
3 ECTS

  • Marketing Definition and Process
  • Marketing in Context of Corporate Strategies
  • Internal Analysis and Marketing Environment (Micro)
  • Marketing Environment (Macro)
  • Consumer Buying Behaviour
  • Market Segmentation
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Marketing Instruments (Product, Price Place, Promotion)
  • Marketing and Sustainability

Human Resource Management
3 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
2 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. 

Business English
2 ECTS

The aim of this course is to solidify the students’ existing language competencies, as independent users of English, and to enable them to apply this to their studies, focusing on educational and business domains. Since English is the medium of instruction in their respective study programmes, students are expected to reach a proficient user level in English within the first year.

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.

Microeconomics
3 ECTS

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

Applied Microeconomics
3 ECTS

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

Supply Management
3 ECTS

  • Industrial Buying Behaviour
  • New perception of supply management
  • The procurement marketing process
  • Situation Analysis: Defining critical supply problems, potentials, targets and strategies
  • Need Analysis: Defining the demand
  • Evaluating and Selecting Supply Markets
  • Supplier Evaluation: Find the ‘right supplier’
  • Supplier Relationship Management: Importance of supplier collaborations
  • Supplier Negotiation Process: Strategies and tools
  • Green procurement: Describing a sustainable procurement model
  • Creating a basis for sustainable procurement and integrating sustainable measures into procurement processes
  • Sustainable supplier management: Key theories and practices

Strategic Management
3 ECTS

  • Introduction to Strategy and Strategic Management
  • External Analysis: understanding opportunities and threats the environment offers
  • Internal Analysis: uncovering strengths and weaknesses of the organization
  • Generic business-level strategies for competitive advantage
  • Basic Corporate-level strategic choices for long-term profitability
  • Diversification strategy
  • Internationalization
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Strategic entrepreneurship
  • Strategic leadership
  • Social Responsibility and Ethics of Strategic Management
  • Basics of Corporate Governance

Market Research
3 ECTS

  • Introduction to Market Research
  • Defining the marketing research problem and developing an approach
  • Research design
  • Secondary Data
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research
  • 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
  • Job costing
  • Process costing
  • Activity-based costing
  • Overcapacity costing
  • Joint product costing
  • Overhead analysis sheet
  • Concepts of relevant cost and revenue
  • Budgeting

Introduction To 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
  • External financing resources: Debt capital
  • External financing resources: Equity capital
  • Capital Budgeting: The Time Value of Money
  • Capital structure and the Cost of Capital

Business English
2 ECTS

The aim of this course is to solidify the students’ existing language competencies, as independent users of English, and to enable them to apply this to their studies, focusing on educational and business domains. Since English is the medium of instruction in their respective study programmes, students are expected to reach a proficient user level in English within the first year.

Foreign Language
2 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

  • 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

International Management
3 ECTS

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

Digital Management
3 ECTS

  • Global competition and the transnational corporation in the global economy
  • Emerging markets
  • 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
  • New approaches in International Management (Born Global, QRC, …)
  • Networks and innovation
  • Managing people in multinational enterprises
  • Managing expatriates
  • Leadership and management behaviour in multinational companies

Integrative Case Study
3 ECTS

  • Guide and Strategic Plan to Case study analysis
  • Writing a proper case study analysis report
  • In-depth Case Study Analysis with focus on Financial Management
  • Solving of interdisciplinary case studies with a focus on digital management

Project Management
3 ECTS

  • Introduction to Project Management and its increased complexity in the
    contemporary global landscapes
  • Project life cycle
  • Organizing the project and estimating its risks
  • Tendering and contracting
  • Defining project scope and requirements
  • Project planning: people, resources and schedules
  • Building and leading the project team
  • Managing and controlling project progress and cost
  • Managing quality and change
  • Project management across borders and cultures
  • Closing the project
  • Improving project performance

Introduction To Management Consulting
3 ECTS

  • Management Consulting: what it is and how it adds value
  • Consulting skills
  • Management consulting along managerial functions:
    • Basics of planning
    • Basics of organizing
    • Basics of leading
    • Basics of controlling
  • Consultant-client relationships
  • Benefits and criticism of the consulting industry
  • History and development of the management consulting as a profession
  • Types of consulting projects: characteristics and value-added
  • Internal vs. External consultants
  • International Consulting Issues
  • Consulting career
  • Ethics and Social Environment of Management Consulting

Consulting Tools & Methods
3 ECTS

  • Secondary research and information gathering techniques
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Working hypothesis development techniques
  • Market definition and market analysis tools
  • Industry attractiveness analysis tools
  • Competitive landscape analysis tools
  • Tools for identifying international opportunities and threats
  • Data evaluating techniques
  • Stakeholder analysis tools
  • Creativity techniques
  • Consulting report writing techniques
  • Presentation techniques

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.

Management Information Systems
3 ECTS

  • IT and MIS as enablers of strategic decision making
  • E-business, networks, and mobile technology
  • Infrastructure, hardware and software
  • Databases and data warehouses
  • Business Intelligence
  • Networks and communications
  • Operations management and supply chain management
  • Enterprise resource planning
  • Limitations and risks of IT systems and applications
  • MIS market trends, major providers and IT solutions.
  • The role of social media in business
  • Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things

Business Elective 1
3 ECTS

These courses aim to enable the students to develop and/or strengthen relevant skills that are of particular interest to them. Electives allow students to expand their knowledge.

The following are examples of the types of courses on offer:

  • International Marketing
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Diversity in Business
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Accounting
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Design Thinking
  • Quantitative Social Media Research
  • SAP as Enterprise Resource Planning Software
  • Snack Content
  • Harvesting and analyzing social media data for business purposes
  • Industry 4.0

Business Elective 2
3 ECTS

These courses aim to enable the students to develop and/or strengthen relevant skills that are of particular interest to them. Electives allow students to expand their knowledge.

The following are examples of the types of courses on offer:

  • International Marketing
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Diversity in Business
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Accounting
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Design Thinking
  • Quantitative Social Media Research
  • SAP as Enterprise Resource Planning Software
  • Snack Content
  • Harvesting and analyzing social media data for business purposes
  • Industry 4.0

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 (real or scenario-based), 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

Business & Financial Analysis
3 ECTS

  • Key components of a set of financial statements
  • Introduction to International Financial Accounting Standards
  • Techniques of financial analysis (Ratio Analysis, Accounting Analysis, Cash Flow
    Analysis)
  • Estimating Weighted Average Cost of Capital
  • Computing Free Cash Flows and Interpreting Earnings
  • Valuation

Operations Management In The Digital Era
3 ECTS

  • Costs and Targets of Production
  • Operations Strategy
  • Location Decisions and Layout Planning
  • Production Organisation and Process Design
  • Design of Products and Services
  • Materials Management and Capacity Planning
  • Product Variability and Its Impact on Process Performance
  • Lean Production and Toyota Production System
  • Total Quality Management and Statistical Process Control
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Operations

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.

Organizational Behaviour
3 ECTS

  • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • Research Methods in Organizational Behaviour
  • Diversity in Organizations
  • Organizational Behaviour through Nations and Cultures
  • Attitudes and Job Satisfaction
  • Perception and Individual Decision Making
  • Personality and Values
  • Motivation Theories
  • Motivation in Practice
  • Group Dynamics and Work Teams
  • Leadership
  • Ethics and Organizational Behaviour

Entre­preneur­ship
3 ECTS

  • The concept of Entrepreneurship
  • Success factors of Entrepreneurship
  • Specific entrepreneurial issues in specific country settings: cross-country analysis
  • Entrepreneurial activity in the world
  • Identifying and evaluating opportunities
  • Developing business ideas from opportunities
  • Feasibility analysis of a business idea
  • Writing a Business Plan: Roadmap to business success
  • Developing entrepreneurial strategies and marketing mix
  • Social Entrepreneurship

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

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. 

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Unternehmensberater werden mit einem Consulting-Studium an der CBS

Kaum ein Markt ist so gefragt wie der des Management Consultings: Sowohl die Globalisierung als auch die Digitalisierung lösen weitreichende Veränderungen in der Wirtschaft aus und führen zu immer komplexeren Geschäftsprozessen. Um derartigen Herausforderungen durchgehend gewachsen zu sein, nehmen viele große und erfolgreiche Unternehmen die Dienste erfahrener Consultants in Anspruch.

Doch was zeichnet diese aus? Neben dem Spaß daran, sich stets verändernden Aufgaben in verschieden aufgestellten Unternehmen anzunehmen, sind es Ihre umfangreichen fachlichen Kenntnisse. Innerhalb eines Consulting-Studiums an der CBS in Köln haben Sie die Chance, sich diese anzueignen und später selbst bei einer der internationalen Top-Beratungen zu arbeiten!

Der Bachelor in Consulting als spezialisiertes International-Business-Studium

Sie möchten Unternehmensberater werden und später weltweit tätig sein? An der CBS haben Sie die Möglichkeit, sich im Rahmen Ihres International-Business-Studiums auf den Fachbereich Management Consulting zu spezialisieren. Die Lehrinhalte des Consulting-Studiums schaffen eine ausgewogene Balance zwischen Theorie und Praxis – dabei stehen stets die das Geschäftsleben dominierenden Zahlen im Vordergrund. Die Entwicklung neuer Ideen und Strategien ist zwar wichtig, diese erfordern im Management Consulting jedoch stets einer überprüfbaren Basis. Daher lernen Sie an der CBS nicht nur entscheidende Finanzmerkmale kennen und Betriebsabläufe verstehen, sondern auch die Fähigkeit des Analysierens und des Ableitens sinnvoller Maßnahmen.

Consulting-Studium: Grundlagen

Die ersten drei Semester des International-Business-Studiums mit Schwerpunkt Management Consulting sind als Grundstudium zu verstehen. Sie dienen dazu, Ihnen die wichtigsten betriebswirtschaftlichen Kenntnisse auf internationaler Ebene zu vermitteln. Es erwarten Sie spannende Lehrinhalte aus Bereichen wie Business Law, Marketing und Human Resource Management.

Consulting-Studium: fachliche Vertiefung

In den darauffolgenden Semestern erwerben Sie spezialisiertes Fachwissen des Management Consultings – Schwerpunkte bilden hier u. a. Project Management, Financial Analysis sowie Organizational Behaviour. Im 4. Semester stellen Sie Ihr Können auf die Probe: Sie bearbeiten eine Case Study oder einen realen Fall und präsentieren Ihre Lösungsansätze. Dadurch erhalten Sie eine genaue Vorstellung davon, wie sich Ihr zukünftiger Arbeitsalltag als Consultant gestalten könnte.

Unternehmensberatung Studium: Sprechen Sie die Sprache der Consultants?

Um Sie ideal auf eine internationale Karriere als Consultant vorzubereiten, findet das gesamte Consulting-Studium auf Englisch statt – der Sprache der Consultants. Sämtliche fachrelevanten Methoden und Strategien werden auf Englisch gelehrt, auch der Austausch mit Dozenten erfolgt in der Weltsprache. Sie wünschen sich eine Möglichkeit, Ihre Sprachkenntnisse zu vertiefen und sie im Ausland einzusetzen? Nehmen Sie ein Unternehmensberatungs-Studium an der CBS auf, erfüllt sich dieser Wunsch: Sie qualifizieren sich zur Teilnahme am Double-Degree-Programm, welches in Kooperation mit der niederländischen Hochschule Fontys stattfindet – die Unterrichtssprache ist hier ebenfalls Englisch. Darüber hinaus können Sie im Rahmen des Consulting-Studiums eine weitere Fremdsprache erlernen und erfüllen damit die hohen Anforderungen des internationalen Beratungsmarktes.

Nach dem Consulting-Studium – vielfältige Zukunftschancen

Mit dem Bachelor in Consulting verfügen Sie über die ideale Grundlage, um Ihre fachlichen Kenntnisse entweder weiter auszubauen – etwa im Rahmen eines Masterstudiums in Consulting – oder direkt eine Karriere aufzunehmen. Nach Ihrer Tätigkeit als Consultant wechseln viele Unternehmensberater beispielsweise in eines der Unternehmen, das sie zuvor betreut haben oder starten direkt ihr eigenes Business. Doch auch direkt im Anschluss an Ihr Studium können Sie ein Start-up gründen. Als Management-Consulting-Absolvent der CBS profitieren Sie dabei von einem erheblichen Wissensvorsprung – denn welche Wege zum Wachstum führen, wie Investoren überzeugt werden können, wie strategisches Personalmanagement funktioniert und viele weitere Kenntnisse eignen Sie sich bereits im Bachelor des Consulting-Studiums an.

Consulting studieren in Köln – weltweit Praxiserfahrungen sammeln

Streben Sie eine Karriere bei einer international erfolgreichen Unternehmensberatung an, ist Auslandserfahrung unverzichtbar – im Consulting-Management-Studium ist ein Auslandssemester daher verpflichtend. Die CBS kooperiert mit etlichen Partnerhochschulen, die sich über den gesamten Globus verteilen. Lernen Sie den amerikanischen Way of Business in Kalifornien kennen oder entdecken Sie die kulturellen Unterschiede zwischen Deutschland und Südkorea.

Sie sammeln wertvolle Erfahrungen, die Ihnen später in einer Management-Consulting-Position von großem Nutzen sein werden. Erste Einblicke in das Berufsleben erhalten Sie im Consulting-Studium durch ein Pflichtpraktikum, welches ebenfalls im Ausland absolviert werden kann – auch hier profitieren Sie vom großen Netzwerk an renommierten Unternehmen der CBS International Business School.

Consulting-Studium an der CBS aufnehmen? Wir beraten Sie gerne!

Die Entscheidung für ein Studium ist ein bedeutender Schritt, dient dieses doch als Wegweiser für die spätere Karriere. Sie finden Gefallen am abwechslungsreichen Feld des Management Consultings und fragen sich, ob ein Unternehmensberatungsstudium an der CBS International Business School das richtige für Sie ist? Sowohl ein persönlicher Termin mit der Studienberatung als auch die zahlreichen Infoveranstaltungen können darüber Aufschluss geben.

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