From Monday, August 27, 2018, to Friday, August 31, 2018, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management welcomed its new students of the Master of Finance and Master in Management programmes with an orientation week. 181 students in the Master of Finance and 83 students in the Master in Management are a new record intake at Frankfurt School. The students in both programmes come from 42 different countries. More than half of the participants are not from Germany.
The festivities started at the annual outdoor campus in Westerwald, a mountainous region north-west of Frankfurt, where students had a good opportunity to get to know each other through various team building exercises. A barbeque and a campfire with a following party were the highlights of the outdoor campus.
On Wednesday, August 29, Dr Julia Knobbe, Programme Director of the Master of Finance at Frankfurt School, and Professor Dr Grigory Vilkov, Academic Director and Professor of Finance at the business school, welcomed the new students. “We as Frankfurt School provide you with a platform for an excellent academic education as well as an outstanding network. Use this opportunity – we want you to take over the driving seat”, emphasised Julia Knobbe.
Professor Dr Grigory Vilkov had an advice for the international students: “Even if you can find a job in Frankfurt without speaking German, learn the language during your time at our business school. It will be a huge advantage for your career”.
Juliane Oswald, Programme Director of the Master in Management, welcomed the new students of the programme. “I wish you all a very warm welcome. On behalf of Frankfurt School, I wish you a great time. Please participate in class as well as within the FS community – then, you will have all opportunities to be successful”, explained Juliane Oswald.
Nardos Aida Gebreamlack, who starts the Master of Finance at Frankfurt School, especially finds the 3-day-model attractive. It allows her to continue working at Ernst & Young as a Senior Consultant in the field of Advisory Services. “Studying two days a the week as well as on Saturdays gives me the opportunity to stay at my current position. Hence, I can combine theory and practice on a high level”, says the student. In addition, the outdoor campus gave Nardo Aida Gebreamlack a good opportunity to get in touch with her fellow sudents: “The Master of Finance at Frankfurt School is very international. It was really great to get to know so many people from all over the world during the outdoor campus. All students are very open. This is another reason why I am really looking forward to start studying at FS”.
“In addition to a high quality education at a renowned business school, my goal is to gain work experience in Frankfurt. The 3-day Model gives me that opportunity”, says Vittoria Rigato, who starts the Master in Management at Frankfurt School and comes from Italy. Vittorio Rigato decided to study at Frankfurt School mainly because of a Master Evening last September. There, he got first-hand information about studying at the business school.