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Degree

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Language
EN

Tuition Fee
12,500 Euro

The reductions can be accumulated to a 20 % reduction

Application Deadline
15 September

Programme Start
October

Duration
1 Year

"Welcome to the joint Executive MBA programme of the Frankfurt School and UCP. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country with enormous potential and an economy that is rapidly developing and internationalizing each day. This programme, which combines a deep knowledge of the Congolese economy and institutions with the German competence in the methods of business administration in a complex and globalising world,

offers its participants the opportunity to develop their management skills and to aspire to become new leaders of change and development in their countries. All of this without losing touch with their working environment. We invite you to start this journey together with us."

Prof. Dr. Udo Steffens, President of the Frankfurt School

Profile of Participants

Managers with at least two years of professional experience, who wish to strengthen their competencies in management as well as leadership skills.

Programme Content

  • Accounting and Financial Management (Accounting, Controlling and Financial Analysis)
  • Operational Management
  • Leadership and HR Management
  • Fiscal Systems: Rules and Regulations
  • Finance, Marketing and Sales
  • Practical Competencies (Presentation Techniques, IT, English, Business Etiquette)

Organisation of the programme

  • The programme takes place in Kinshasa
  • The programme will be conducted parallel to the professional activities of the participants
  • Professors of the school will come from Frankfurt, Kinshasa and other international universities
  • Practical experience in Frankfurt: the participants will be invited to spend one week in Germany to visit German companies (such as Mercedes, Deutsche Bank or Siemens) and get in contact with the respective managers, they will also attend a course at Frankfurt School during their stay.
  • Credits: 60

Study fee

12,500 Euro + 150 Euro admission fee
The price includes the stay at Frankfurt and the flight. Frankfurt School will facilitate the obtainment of visas for the trip.

Reductions for Companies
Application before 31 July -10%
Half price payment in one installment before 31 October -10%
More than one participant from the same company -10%

The reductions can be accumulated to a 20 % reduction (reducing the tuition fee to 10,000 EUR plus admission fee) if two criteria are fulfilled or to a 30 % reduction (reducing the tuition fee to 8,750 Euro) if three criteria are fulfilled. 

Reductions for Individuals
Application before 31 July -10%
Half price payment in one installment before 31 October -10%
Two or more students apply together -10%

The reductions can be accumulated to a 20 % reduction (reducing the tuition fee to 10,000 EUR plus admission fee) if two criteria are fulfilled or to a 30 % reduction (reducing the tuition fee to 8,750 Euro) if three criteria are fulfilled.

Curriculum

Business English

Judith Mader, FS

is the Head of Languages as well as a language instructor at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. She has worked as an English instructor for various companies as well as universities and business schools. Judith Mader has also worked on e-learning solutions as well as teacher trainings. She has university degrees from the University of Sussex, England and from the University of Birmingham, England.

Business Finance

Prof. Dr. Frederic Kalala, UPC

Prof. Dr. Frédéric Kalala holds the chair of Microfinance at CCAM and UPC and has extensive experience as a trainer of high-level managers. He started his career in Brussels in 2007 working for ICHEC-Entreprises, participating in the training of high-level executives of large Belgian companies. Afterwards he redirected his expertise back to Africa, notably to Kivu (Director of the “Kivu PME” programme) and Kigali (Ruanda) and afterwards to Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire as a training expert for PlaNet Finance. Since 2010 he has been as a senior trainer and programme coordinator for executive education for managers of the Congolese IMF as part of the team at CCAM, the FPM, as well as the Master of Management and Law – 3rd cycle of ISC (Kinshasa) and ULG (Belgium).

Prof. Dr. Zacharias Sautner, FS

Comptabilité OHADA

Prof. Ngoma Ya Nzuzui, Université de Kinshasa et UPC

Management made in Germany

Prof. Dr. Nils Stieglitz, FS

Nils Stieglitz has been Professor of Strategic Management at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management since August 2012. He obtained his PhD at the University of Marburg and started his academic career at the Department of Marketing & Management of the University of Southern Denmark. Nils Stieglitz teaches strategic management and organizational design. His research is mainly concerned with strategic decision-making, managerial risk-taking, and organizational learning.

Évaluation et gestion des investissements

Prof. Dr. Frederic Kalala, UPC

Prof. Dr. Frédéric Kalala holds the chair of Microfinance at CCAM and UPC and has extensive experience as a trainer of high-level managers. He started his career in Brussels in 2007 working for ICHEC-Entreprises, participating in the training of high-level executives of large Belgian companies. Afterwards he redirected his expertise back to Africa, notably to Kivu (Director of the “Kivu PME” programme) and Kigali (Ruanda) and afterwards to Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire as a training expert for PlaNet Finance. Since 2010 he has been as a senior trainer and programme coordinator for executive education for managers of the Congolese IMF as part of the team at CCAM, the FPM, as well as the Master of Management and Law – 3rd cycle of ISC (Kinshasa) and ULG (Belgium).

Marketing

Prof. Dr. Paurav Shukla, Glasgow Caledonian University

Paurav Shukla is Professor of Luxury Brand Marketing at the Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. He is currently a visiting professor at Alto University School of Economics in Finland, the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences in India, the Misr International University in Egypt and the Essex Business School in the UK. He obtained his PhD in Marketing Management from North Gujarat University, Patan in India. His research interests center around luxury marketing and branding, comparative consumption experiences, cross-cultural consumer behavior and marketing issues in emerging markets.

Innovation et entrepreneurship

Prof. Dr. Patrick Bakengela Shamba, UPC

Patrick Bakengela Shamba is the director of the Congolese German Centre for Microfinance, a joint operation of the UCP and the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. He is also in charge of the research unit on the Analysis of Organisations, Innovation and Management at the faculty of business administration and economics at UPC. He is Professor for HR Management and Strategies at UP as well as a visiting lecturer for the Master of International Business at Frankfurt School. He obtained his PhD in business administration at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.

Business Strategies

Prof. Dr. Udo Steffens, FS

Udo Steffens has been appointed CEO and President of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in Frankfurt, Germany in 1996. He works with the School since 1992. He is one of the main resource personas for the further development of the system of higher education in Germany, having lifted the Frankfurt School to a level of excellence, for which it is renowned internationally. He frequently comments current developments of the finance industry nationally and internationally. His research, lectures and publications evolve around the dynamics of Financial System, Management Sciences and aspects of Governance issues including University Governance.

Prof. Steffens spent 4 years in Africa (Togo) setting up modern management and finance structures in the framework of the Protestant Church of Togo from 1989 until 1992

Leadership & HR

Prof. Dr. Patrick Bakengela Shamba, UPC

Patrick Bakengela Shamba is the director of the Congolese German Centre for Microfinance, a joint operation of the UCP and the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. He is also in charge of the research unit on the Analysis of Organisations, Innovation and Management at the faculty of business administration and economics at UPC. He is Professor for HR Management and Strategies at UP as well as a visiting lecturer for the Master of International Business at Frankfurt School. He obtained his PhD in business administration at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.

Ethics and Social Responsibilities in Management

Prof. Dr. Erich Barthel, FS

Erich Barthel has been Professor of Strategic Management at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management since August 2012. He obtained his PhD at the University of Marburg and started his academic career at the Department of Marketing & Management of the University of Southern Denmark. Nils Stieglitz teaches strategic management and organizational design. His research is mainly concerned with strategic decision-making, managerial risk-taking, and organizational learning.
 

Global Business Environment

Prof. Dr. Horst Löchel, FS

Horst Löchel is Professor of Economics and the Academic Director of the EMBA – Programme at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. He is also a Visiting Professor at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China. He is one of Germany’s leading experts in questions concerning the Chinese economy, especially its integration into a globalised market. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory board of the Asia-Pacific Business Review Journal. Recently he edited the book ‘China’s Changing Banking Industry’ (2012).

Compatibilité, fiscalité et contrôle de gestion

Prof. Dr. Frédéric Kalala, UPC

Prof. Dr. Frédéric Kalala holds the chair of Microfinance at CCAM and UPC and has extensive experience as a trainer of high-level managers. He started his career in Brussels in 2007 working for ICHEC-Entreprises, participating in the training of high-level executives of large Belgian companies. Afterwards he redirected his expertise back to Africa, notably to Kivu (Director of the “Kivu PME” programme) and Kigali (Ruanda) and afterwards to Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire as a training expert for PlaNet Finance. Since 2010 he has been as a senior trainer and programme coordinator for executive education for managers of the Congolese IMF as part of the team at CCAM, the FPM, as well as the Master of Management and Law – 3rd cycle of ISC (Kinshasa) and ULG (Belgium).

Business IT

Prof. Dr. Musangu Luka, UPC et Institut Supérieur de Commerce / Henri Plessers, CCAM

Filières

- Option Marketing
- Option Operations
- Option HR

Why EMBA?

Strengthen your competencies in the field of business administration and develop new qualities which are necessary to excel at being a leader in the area of private enterprises as well as public institutions.

With our EMBA you will:
  • Acquire up to date knowledge in the areas of financial management, human resources and marketing
  • Be introduced to the secrets of German management techniques, a method of management/business administration which makes Germany a global export champion.
  • Create a professional and personal network which will over time turn into a major trump card in the development of your career

Professors from Frankfurt, Kinshasa and other international universities will teach in the Executive MBA programme. At the Central Africa Europe Business School you can be part of a newly established EMBA that combines a regional with a global outlook and that lets you combine your professional career and the experience you gain there with an excellent education.

The Frankfurt Experience

One element of the EMBA is the executive week in Frankfurt, where the headquarters of Frankfurt School is located. Participants in the programme are invited to spend a week in Germany, getting to know Frankfurt and executives of leading German companies such as Mercedes and Siemens.

On top of this, students will experience the academic atmosphere at the Frankfurt School campus and take the elective course on the topic of their chosen special field. This is a great opportunity not only to get in touch with managers and professors but also to network with your fellow students and meet the EMBA students from Frankfurt.

“How the students see our projects in the DRC and what developments they wish for their country is really interesting for us. It would be great if the network we build up with them would help to protect the unique natural ressources and the immense biological diversity of the DRC.”

Julia Katharina Müller, Project Manager, Zoologische Gesellschaft Frankfurt

Class profile

Enrolment 39
Number of online applicants 95
Average number of years
of professional experience
>12 years

Gender

Female 18%
Male 82%

Top Employers

  • Engen DRC
  • FINCA
  • Vodacom
  • Ericsson
  • Nestlé
  • GHK
  • Rawbank

Professional Sector Allocation

Public Service 13%
Industry 20%
Telecommunication 18%
NGO 10%
Finance 21%
Other 18%

Admission

Requirements
  • University degree (bac +4) 
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Interview
  • Fees: 12.500 Euro
  • The stay at Frankfurt and the flight are included in the tuition fees, Frankfurt School will facilitate the obtainment of visas for the trip.

The final deadline is September 15th.

Process

The first step in applying for our programme is the completion of our online application, which includes uploading the following required documentation in support of your application:

  1. copy of your university degree
  2. CV
  3. professional recommendation letter
  4. letter of motivation

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After reviewing your application documents, we will invite qualified candidates to participate in a personal interview with a member of the Central Africa Europe Business School. The purpose of the interview is to gain a better understanding of your character, personality, expectations, motivations and goals.

We can arrange telephone/skype interviews for those applicants who are unable to join us in Kinshasa.

The final decision regarding admissions into our programme will be based on a combination of the candidate’s grades, English language abilities, and the interview results.

The Master of Business Administration programme begins in October. All students are expected to be at Kinshasa.

We look forward to receiving your application!

For Employers

Why you should sponsor the EMBA programme for your employees:
  • The programme is specifically designed to meet the demands of the African business world and operates with African case studies.
  • Investing in highly motivated employees and developing their leadership skills means an investment in the future of your organization.
  • Students benefit from the knowledge and experience of our international faculty and will be best prepared for the demands of a globalized business world.
  • Communication, presentation and problem solving skills are intensively trained in our programme.
  • Students gain practical insight into German companies and their way of management which enables them to bring back fresh ideas into their companies.

Alumni

Kakule Fantassin, MBA

Kakule Fantassin, MBA

"The EMBA program at the CAEBS chaired by the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and the Université Protestante du Congo (UPC) provided me the opportunity to round out my business knowledge and get greater exposure to current business concepts and practices.

The varied experiences and backgrounds of my classmates contributed to the learning environment and sparked discussions that both challenged and supplemented the course material.

The opportunity to conduct formal academic research on a pertinent Human Resources topic brought me a new value as a Professional Human Resources Business Partner and has added significant value to my development, allowing me to become a stronger leader and better positioned and equipped to take on new challenges.

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The program was well designed and provided interaction with leaders from various diverse multinational companies, NGOs in Germany and DRC as well.

The Executive MBA will remain a unique experience for two main reasons. First, for the richness of cross-cultural exchanges on the itinerant track: this is a very innovative formula thanks to the participants’ diversity, valuable teachers and the stimulating learning environments. It is a real window opened to the world. Second, for the opportunity to work on ourselves and become executive leaders. This point is particularly useful for me to prepare for new career possibilities.”

Kakule Fantassin, MBA
HR&Administration Manager
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Contact

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