As the new semester begins, 152 students are embarking on MBA degree courses at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. “We’re welcoming more and more MBA students from one year to the next. This year, we’re seeing an increase of nearly 40 percent. This is no mean feat in a tough market and being located in Germany, which has no established MBA culture,” says Frankfurt School President Professor Dr Udo Steffens. “In addressing current topics like healthcare, digitization or renewable energies, we ensure our MBA programmes are in international demand and enjoy international respect. Two thirds of our MBAs are international students.”
Frankfurt MBA: full-time and part-time
A total of 77 students are starting this year’s Frankfurt MBA programme, 43 of them on the full-time course and 34 on the newly launched part-time course. So this year’s intake is up by 30 students or 64 percent on the previous year. In terms of curriculum, the part-time MBA is closely follows the full-time qualification, but targets professionals in full-time jobs. The course takes two years to complete. On-campus classes are held over 16 long weekends. Students also complete an “International Management” module abroad at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, as well as a one-week “Entrepreneurial Management” module at Frankfurt School. Almost 20 nationalities are represented on the full-time MBA course, which has a 93 percent quotient of international students; students from abroad on the part-time MBA course account for 57 percent and come from 15 different countries. In both groups, the proportion of women students is about 40 percent. Students on the programme bring expertise and experience from 15 different industries. The average age is 30, and the average length of professional experience is five years.
Executive MBA (EMBA)
This year, 45 students have embarked on the Executive MBA (EMBA) course; one third of them are women, and 44 percent of the students come from abroad. The EMBA is intended for professionals in all industries who have some preliminary managerial experience and wish to build up their management skills. The course takes three semesters and can be completed alongside a full-time job. Once again, Frankfurt School is welcoming a diverse group of EMBA first-year students, including representatives of the automotive, banking and finance, management and IT consulting industries, as well as students working in the pharmaceutical industry.
MBA in International Healthcare (IHM)
Frankfurt School’s MBA in International Healthcare Management (IHM) is aimed at healthcare professionals aspiring to a leadership position. This year, 30 students are starting on the IHM course, including doctors, engineers, project managers and consultants; 40 percent of them are women. The students come from 17 different countries, and the proportion of international students stands at 90 percent. Because the IHM MBA addresses global healthcare challenges, eight of the classroom-style modules are held in different countries, to give the students a better insight into various health systems. The IHM course takes 20 months.
More than 800 new first-semester students
All Frankfurt School programmes are enormously popular; this year, more than 800 first-semester students are embarking on FS courses. As well as the 152 MBA students, eight doctoral students and 240 Master students are also starting the new semester. Meanwhile, the 267 first-semester students on the Bachelor of Science programme and 154 freshers on the Bachelor of Arts programme started their degree courses in early September.