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Cologne is a historic city in Germany, situated in the Rhineland, near the western border with Belgium. Also known as Köln, it is one of the largest German cities and is home to a range of universities with around 95,000 resident students.
Built across the River Rhine, Cologne has some of the oldest buildings and most impressive architectural works in western Europe. Its earlier history is closely associated with its importance as a trading hub in the Rhineland, and the wealth generated by this economic activity is responsible for establishing the city’s political and cultural prominence. Landmarks include the famous Cologne Cathedral, which traces its origins to the 13th century and is now a World Heritage Site.
Cologne is also well-known, of course, for its association with ‘Eau de Cologne’ – a variety of perfume originally developed in the 18th century and still manufactured in the city (worth remembering if you’re ever stuck for gifts to take home in the holidays).
Postgraduate students in Cologne have the chance to explore and appreciate a historic city, while also taking advantage of modern festivals and events, including Europe’s largest street festival: the Cologne Carnival.
Travel to visit other parts of Germany and Europe is also made convenient by good road and rail connections and the proximity of borders with Belgium and the Netherlands.
Cologne’s most famous university, the University of Cologne, is one of the oldest in Europe, having been originally founded in 1392. It is also one of Germany’s largest universities, with over 40,000 students – many of them international.
In addition to the University of Cologne, the city is home to other prestigious universities. These include the Cologne University of Applied Sciences (the largest such professional and technical training institution in Germany) and Cologne University of Music and Dance, which is the largest ‘conservatory’ (specialist music school) in Europe.
Cologne is a major centre for the automotive industry, with Ford’s European headquarters based in the city. Car manufacturers such as Toyota, Volvo and Renault also have significant presences in the surrounding area. Cologne is also known for hosting many international trade fairs and conventions throughout the year, and has large insurance and media sectors.
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The primary focus of this Major in MSc Business Administration is on the instrument of internal and external accounting, including tax accounting. Read more
This major of the Master of Science in Business Administration covers methods and instruments of strategic corporate management and developement as well as human rescource management. Read more
The Double Master's Programme in Demography and Social Inequality gives students the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of two top-ranking universities. Read more
Thank you for your interest in the master programmes offered by the WiSo Faculty. This page tells you everything you need to know about the master programme in Economic Education – from a brief overview of the programme structure to the requirements for admission and the selection procedure. Read more
The Cologne Graduate School of Economics (CGS-E) invites canidates to apply for its two-stage graduate programme in Economic Research. Read more
The Double Master's Programme in Economics gives you the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of two top universities. You spend one year studying at each university and graduate with two master's degrees. Read more
As student are largely free to chosse the subjects they wish to concentrate in, you can chooset to focus on different areas within and between fields, in line with the career you're aiming for. Read more
The Double Master's Programme in European Studies gives you the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of two top-ranking universities. Read more
The major Finance of the MSc Business Administration seeks to convey expertise about capital market instruments as well as methods of internal business financing. Read more
In addition to economics and management issues in healthcare, the M.Sc. in Health Economics covers social policy aspects and relevant medical questions with regard to patient safety, medical ethics and biostatistics. Read more
The Double Master's Programme in Health Economics and Management gives you the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of two top-ranking universities. Read more
The interdisciplinary field of information systems has its roots in computer science, economics, and particulary business administration. Read more
The University of Cologne's M.Sc. in International Management and the CEMS Master's are designed to provide you with excellent academic and practical training, together with an international focus for your future career in a global business environment. Read more
This major of the MSc Business Administration covers the methods and tools used in business management to market products and services. Read more
The Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research (CGA) in Germany is a joint venture of the University of Cologne Excellence Cluster on Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases (CECAD), the University Hospital Cologne, the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing and the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research. Read more