First-year students on Bachelor in Finance & Management programme welcomed in Hamburg, Munich and Düsseldorf
On Friday, September 4, 2015, 218 first-year students embarked on the Bachelor of Arts in Finance & Management programme at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. The degree course is a new offering by Frankfurt School that starts this academic year, and will be taught in the business school’s study centres in Hamburg, Munich and Düsseldorf. Ingolf Jungmann, Frankfurt School’s Vice President, is delighted by the enthusiastic take-up of the new Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. “Clearly there’s a need for Frankfurt School’s academic study programmes even outside Frankfurt. And we’re responding to this demand by setting up a practical programme that allows students to study and work at the same time.”
Hamburg’s HafenCity study centre welcomed 63 students onto the new Bachelor of Arts degree course. Professor Dr Udo Steffens, President of Frankfurt School, extended a warm welcome to the new arrivals. Of the new Hamburg students, 15 are freshers in their first semester, but their fellow students have all just finished a Banking Specialist vocational course and are starting the BA programme as third-years in their fifth semester. These third-year students come from towns and cities all over northern Germany, such as Bremen, Oldenburg, Kiel, Flensburg, Hanover, Berlin and Kassel. A social event was held after the formal introduction to the programme, giving the students a chance to find out more about each other and about Frankfurt School.
The welcome event for students on the Bachelor of Arts programme at the Munich study centre was held at Fresenius University. Many of the 84 students there have also just completed Frankfurt School’s Banking Specialist course. Ingolf Jungmann, Vice President of Frankfurt School, and Matthias Memmel, Relationship Manager for southern Germany, gave the newcomers a warm welcome. Programme Director Veronika Kneip then described the programme in more detail. Christian Raab, Head of the Relationship Management team, was also available to answer questions. The welcome event was followed by a get-together on the terrace in pleasant sunshine, giving students and Frankfurt School staff an opportunity to meet each other and compare notes.
Gathered in the lounge of the enormous UFA Palast building, the 71 students starting their Bachelor of Arts courses at the Düsseldorf study centre were welcomed by Dr Heike Brost, Head of Programme Design & Development. She introduced her listeners to the programme curriculum, and also explained the process for electing student representatives. By way of a modest incentive, and in anticipation of their successful graduation, each of the students was given a personalised letter congratulating them on obtaining their degrees. These letters were then collected up again, and will be returned to the students when they finally graduate in two years’ time. The Bachelor of Arts welcome event concluded with a celebratory dinner in the local YMCA.