We operate the following Competence Centres that reflect our key areas of specialization:
Development Finance Programmes
We provide our participants, representatives of microfinance organisations, commercial banks and other financial institutions intending to venture into microfinance, with in-depth technical know-how and effective practical tools to manage change and lead their institutions in dynamic markets.
Development Finance e-Campus
helps you to systematically and successfully develop your qualifications and to build your career, while recognizing the social function of education. They prepare you to become a Certified Expert in one of these business areas:
FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre
The Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance (the Centre) is a strategic cooperation between Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and the United Nations Environment Programme supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment.
Featured Projects, Tools & Publications
The Congolese-German Centre for Microfinance
is one of five Centers of Excellence in Africa sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Services (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienste – DAAD). Its aim is to promote teaching and research to train future leaders in microfinance in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and beyond.
Since the early 1990s, International Advisory Services (formerly Bankakademie International) has been committed to improving financial markets and increasing access to finance for low-income populations by providing consulting and training services, and addressing the needs of the financial sector’s stakeholders.
On behalf of various agencies and development finance institutions, such as ADB, EU, EIB, EBRD, FMO, GIZ, IFC, KfW, and the World Bank, we conduct projects across the globe with the aim to strengthen the financial sector and thus improve low-income populations’ access to finance. We operate in more than 100 countries through our Frankfurt Head Office, and have regional teams in Brazil, China, India, Kenya, Panama, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates.
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
International Advisory Services
60314 Frankfurt am Main,
Tel.: +49 69 154008 370
Fax: +49 69 154008 670
Regional Office Kenya
Europe and the Middle East
Regional Offices Turkey
Büyükdere Cad. Konaklar Mah.
Yeni Levent Sitesi 1.Blok
No: 182 D:19
Yeni Levent - Besiktas
Mustafa Kemal mah., 2157. Sokak
No: 5/4 Cankaya
Regional Office United Arab Emirates
Ocean Heights 5503
Our clients are international financial institutions, international donor organisations, non-governmental organisations, microfinance institutions, central and commercial banks, bank training institutions, and other financial institutions.
|Asian Development Bank (ADB)||Fidelity Bank Limited|
|European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)||French Development Agency (AFD)|
|European Investment Bank (EIB)||UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)|
|Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG)||UN Development Programme (UNDP)|
|Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)||REGMIFA Technical Assistance Facility|
|International Finance Corporation (IFC)||European Commission|
|Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) Entwicklungsbank||Commerzbank|
|Österreichische Entwicklungsbank (OeEB)||DAAD|
|United States Agency for International Development (USAID)||FMO|
|World Bank||Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Kenya|
|Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation||Grameel-Jameel Pan-Arab Microfinance Ltd.|
|ACE Development Bank||Inter-American Development Bank|
|Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit (BMU)||Postbank|
|Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)|
|ACDI/VOCA||UN Environment Programme (UNEP)|
|European Fund For Southeast Europe||Central Bank of Armenia|
|European Union||Women's World Banking|
|Food and Agriculture Organization|
|Ecobank||Central Bank of Sudan|
|Financiera EDYFICAR||Banco de Ahorro y Crédito ADEMI|
|Guangxi Beibu Gulf Bank||Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance|
|International Development Association||Banco de Ahorro y Crédito Adopem|
|International Fund for Agricultural Development||Bank of Sierra Leone|
|IK Banka||Cacanska Banka|
|National Bank of Ethiopia||Central Finance & Contracts Unit|
|Opportunity International||CDRB Bank|
|Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation||Fundación de la Mujer Bucaramanga (FMMB)|
|Shelter Afrique LTD||MI-BOSPO|
|Shanghai International Banking and Finance Institute||Ministry of Finance of Moldova|
|Sogebank||National Mortgage Company|
|State Bank of Pakistan||Société Générale de Banques Sénégalaises|
|TBC Bank Georgia||SEWA Bank|
|Triple Jump||Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency|
|VR Leasing AG||Taizhou Commercial Bank|
|VTB Direktbank||Unibank Azerbaijan|
|Byblos Bank||Vision Fund Cambodia|
|Commercial Bank of Ethiopia||XacBank|
|German Chamber of Commerce in Tunesia|
If you are interested in the field of development finance, you can find additional information in the following online sources.
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We offer the development and implementation of customised technical assistance (TA) to support our clients in a wide range of areas, such as fund management (funding, technical assistance, and grants), strategic management, implementation of international credit lines, and TA in all banking areas.
In an effort to increase outreach to the unbanked, we cooperate with policymakers and regulators to provide advisory services and develop integrated financial schemes that are adapted to specific market needs. Moreover, we provide classroom and on-the-job training as well as e-learning courses on development finance topics.
Our IAS experts can support your organization in the following areas:
We are an international, young, and highly motivated team, which consists of more than 90 professional experts globally. We foster a multicultural environment with team members from almost every continent representing over 29 countries and nationalities.
We pride ourselves on developing staff internally. In this vein, employees have access to extensive internal training programmes and course curricula. They are also sponsored for external training and development programmes. Our employees are routinely considered for internal development and promotion opportunities.
We offer a steppingstone to the world of development economics and an opportunity to work on all stages of project management. In turn expect commitment, flexibility, basic knowledge in economics, and good communication skills.
With us you will have the chance to work on a project from the very beginning – the preparation of pre-qualification documents and project proposals – to the implementation stage by developing country studies and independent research in different areas of microfinance and banking.
Meet the team
Working at IAS
We provide the right project experience and professional development opportunities to fast-track your career. Here are the key skills and experience we are looking for in prospective candidates:
If this applies to you, check our current full-time openings and internships positions or send an application on your own initiative.
Do you study business, economics, or social sciences, and are you interested in bolstering your theoretical knowledge with practical experience?
Then we’re looking forward to receiving your application! We offer internships in both our head office in Frankfurt am Main and our regional office in Nairobi, Kenya (For internships in Nairobi, fluency in French is a distinct advantage. Please note that there is no remuneration for this internship. IAS does, however, bear costs for air travel and accommodation).
Please email your complete application (further information below) in English to: internshipIAS@fs.de.
Your application should include:
Only complete and accurate applications will be considered.