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A blended learning Management Certificate Programme

The Frankfurt Mini MBA is a certificate programme that presents a great opportunity for professionals looking to build management skills to excel in leadership positions while still continuing their career.

This blended-learning Executive Education programme provides - in a highly condensed version - the essence of what a modern manager needs to fulfil their highest expectations.

The key topics in management education are taught either through distance learning materials or on Campus at Frankfurt School: Leadership, Strategy and Innovation, Economics of the Firm, Marketing, Human Resource and Operations as well as Accounting.

The programme is delivered by our Frankfurt School faculty and leading experts from our vast professional network. 

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It builds on over 50 years of teaching and research experience at Frankfurt School - one of Germany’s top-ranked business schools.


  • Essentials of Leadership and Management: Gain a better understanding of the key functional areas of business, including the frameworks, models and levers that drive organizational success
  • Specialize in one of four core topics: Leadership, Strategy, Treasury or Business Development
  • Flexibility in time to combine study and career: 150 hrs distance learning and project assignment
  • Grow your personal and professional network: One week on Campus and access to the Frankfurt School community through our online forum
  • Self-assessment that will provide insight into leadership styles and get personal feedback and coaching from a leadership development expert
  • Customizable to your company’s needs and requirements

Programme Overview


Certified Expert in Business Administration. Equivalent to 10 ECTS.


First academic degree or at least three years of professional experience to be proofed by submitting your CV.

Target Group

The Frankfurt School Mini MBA certificate programme is designed for middle and senior managers from banks and corporates or any other organizations where management skills are required and who want to improve their leadership and management skills in a time effective manner.

Language of Instruction



Flexible: one week on campus and 150 hours of self-study


EUR 7,200

including one week class-room training at Frankfurt School with full board accommodation.


Frankfurt School Campus

Company Request

Make the Frankfurt Mini MBA programme suit your company’s HR strategy. This programme can be customized to your company’s needs and requirements. A single candidate may already select a company specific topic for the project assignment. In addition, if you have a bigger group of candidates we can also customize the in-class part in terms of content and duration as well as the project assignment part.


The candidate will start with distance learning modules on the essentials of management which will be assessed by an examination. After passing the exam the candidate will attend one Executive Week class at our campus in Frankfurt.

A following project assignment will give the candidate the opportunity to apply knowledge in a practical case. After successfully passing the project assignment the candidate will receive a certificate from Frankfurt School.

Distance Learning (75 hrs)

In the distance learning phase of the program you will gain a comprehensive knowledge in the disciplines of Leadership, Strategy and Innovation, Economics of the Firm, Marketing, Human Resources and Operations as well as Accounting. Each topic is covered by a chapter in your Mini MBA book. The chapters were carefully chosen and put together by our professors.

Throughout the pre-reading period, you can liaise with Frankfurt School via the online forum. To check your learning progress, you take an online test. The reading also prepares you for your on-campus sessions in Frankfurt.

  • Economics
  • Leadership, HR and Change Management
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Marketing
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Project Management and Operations

In a 2 hrs computer based exam the candidate will be asked 100 multiple choice test questions about the distance learning curriculum.

Weeks on Campus (choose 1 / 40 hours)


The candidate will work on a business case study and submit a 8-10 pages proposal. The topic or case will be provided by FS or by the candidate himself.

What's next?

Online Application

Please register below for the Mini MBA programme starting in 2019

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