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Finance Boot Camp 2017: The Banking Game

Perhaps you didn’t choose to study Finance at university, but now you’re curious to find out more about the major financial products and investment strategies. Perhaps you want a better understanding of the news or dream about becoming the next George Soros. Maybe you will be a new student next fall and want to get a jump start on your studies. Either way, The Banking Game will be a fun addition to you summer.

Target Audience

Frankfurt School’s Boot Camp targets non-finance Bachelor and Master students seeking to develop or deepen their skills in finance in one of Europe’s leading financial centres: Frankfurt am Main.

Demanding and intensive, highly motivated students who are interested in learning about the key aspects of finance and banking in a condensed time period should apply.

  • Lectures and tutorials led by industry experts
  • Small discussion groups
  • Financial institution visits
  • Interaction between students from all over the world
  • Team-building and sporting activities (for those interested)
  • Cultural excursion to Heidelberg (including a visit to their famous castle)

This Summer's Details:

Finance Boot Camp 2017: July 10 - 21, 2017

Costs & Organisation

Duration: 2 weeks

Credits: 5 ECTS (7,5 ECTS possible upon request)

Costs: EUR 3,400 (price includes all corporate and cultural excursions, local accommodation, transport and lunches at Frankfurt School canteen. Flights are excluded).

  • 20% Early Bird Discount - Register by 31 March 2017
  • 50% Special discount for our Master student


Please use the registration form and send it via e-mail to Joana Rosenkranz,  to register for our Finance Boot Camp 2017. In case you have any questions about this event, please feel free to send an e-mail as well.

Application deadline: April 30, 2017.*

* Non-EU students: Be aware that visa applications can take some time, so apply as soon as possible.


Taught entirely in English, the Boot Camp attracts highly motivated students from Germany and other countries around the world. Spending a fortnight abroad will give you additional international exposure. And last but not least, you’ll benefit from Frankfurt School’s excellent connections to banks, financial institutions and consulting firms. Participants are expected to be fluent in English.

The main event of our boot camp is the Banking Game. During this class you study how to manage a financial institution by playing a competitive, web-based simulator game, Probanker, against other student teams. You will have to make choices about lending rates, advertising campaigns, funding sources, and many other aspects of a real banker’s life to get a firm grasp of risk management in financial institutions.

Participants in our summer school will benefit from our immediate proximity to prestigious financial institutions such as the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Deutsche Bundesbank (the German central bank). The Boot Camp will provide plenty of opportunities to network and you will be sure to make some new firends too. In addition, there will be plenty of opportunities to engage in athletic activities such as swimming with our Associate Dean for those who wish to.