Successful learning is best achieved when theory and practical experience are combined. For this reason we continuously integrate current case studies, guest speakers, business excursions and projects into our daily courses and tutorials. In addition, our department Career Services maintains close connections to well-known companies in various industry sectors. Within our networking events and social functions, representatives from renowned companies offer provide information on various career opportunities and hold presentations on current topics from the industry. Students can thus build their professional network early during their studies. Business and on the job experience is gained during an integrated internship, which is a requirement within all study programs at the EMS.
The international orientation of the EMS is well noticed throughout all of the academic programs regardless of the language in which the program is taught. We provide you with the necessary tools to be successful in the international business environment, which from day one on will equip you with a distinct competitive advantage in the business world. You will be educated in foreign languages abilities as well as intercultural competence. You will learn about the customs and mentalities of diverse economic regions as well as receive practical tips on business etiquette in various countries. In addition, you have the opportunity within your academic curriculum to participate in an integrated study abroad program at one of our 100 worldwide partner universities and complete an internship abroad – depending on your chosen program either mandatory or optional.
At the EMS you will complete a sound and compact Bachelor in Business in only 3 years. All of the study programs include a solid management education with a row of valuable additional qualifications. The combination of foreign languages, soft-skills, first encounters in the professional world as well as experience abroad provide you with a well-rounded and highly competent profile. Regularly offered opportunities to acquire additional certificates and participate in career oriented programs, business presentations and networking events provide an attractive platform to effectively prepare you for a quick and successful start into your business career.
Expertise and a sovereign presence are key for a successful career. The EMS therefore trains both your personal skills and methodological competencies through a versatile skills development program. You will learn strong presentation skills, how to motivate employees; work within a team as well as teambuilding strategies. Corporate strategic planning simulations prepare your management and decision making abilities and intercultural coaching provide you with a strong and secure base to successfully work and perform in the international business world.
Campus wide wireless LAN, power connections in every classroom, as well as PC workstations and video projectors available for mobile use, ensure that students can learn in a contemporary study environment. Thanks to a campus management system, students benefit from optimized communication and administration processes. The Students Office, for example, offers just-in-time SMS notification to inform you about short-term course or room changes. Our IT support offers helpful services, providing, for example, personal advisement on user applications as well as other useful media services.
Individual support and personal service characterize the study environment at the EMS. Do you have questions about your studies and exams, your internship and semester abroad, or about media and IT topics? Within the EMS service departments, competent and helpful staff offer you well-rounded assistance: Admissions Office, Student Advisory Services, Students Office, International Office, Examination Office, Career Services, Library and IT Support. Benefit from a familiar campus atmosphere and short distances to the right contact person!
For job applicants it is becoming increasingly important to hold additional skills that set them above and beyond the competition. In order to optimally prepare you for your career start, the EMS offers diverse options to achieve additional qualifications. As part of our extracurricular Professional Development Program, for example, you can develop and expand your skills in the areas of business, IT and soft skills, or, during evening courses, you can learn or continue to pursue various foreign languages. All extracurricular education programs are free of charge for EMS students – and definitely pay off on your CV!
From day one, the EMS provides you with the best tools to build the foundation for a successful career. Various programs and events offered by our Career Service Department actively support you in your career planning. Personal advisement is available on choosing your area of specialization, where to complete your internship, how to optimize your job application and how to prepare for your professional job search.
In addition, our team regularly hosts guest lectures, networking and recruiting events where you can personally build valuable business contacts. Many EMS students meet their future employers during their studies.
The EMS is officially recognized as a Business Management School of the Cologne Business School. Our degree programs regularly undergo external quality control and accreditation; special attention is paid to the quality of the courses and their academic relevance. The international accreditation agency FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) honored the EMS’s economic and practical relevance in its review with top ratings.
Our Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees maintain a high reputation among (inter) national companies and partner universities. This confirms our above-average placement rate in attractive occupations and positions. Renowned university rankings, such as the CHE (Centre for Higher Education Development), has ranked the EMS as one of the best Universities of Applied Sciences within the German university environment.