With the start of the new winter semester Frankfurt School of Finance & Management welcomes 441 new students of the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts. 269 Bachelor of Science students are a new record for Frankfurt School. About one third are female. The students come from 34 different countries. 17 percent of the participants are international students. 172 new students will start the Bachelor of Arts. 61 of them are female.
On Monday, August 27, 2018, Dr Matthias Catón, Programme Director of the Bachelor of Science, welcomed the new class. In his speech, he emphasised changes in the world of work and how Frankfurt School reacts. “Artificial Intelligence will change our working environment dramatically. Because of that, even more important than the theory you learn at Frankfurt School are skills such as analytical capability, creativity, persistence and the capacity to embrace new ideas. This is the core of our education”, says Matthias Catón. Furthermore, he advised the students to act responsible: “Excellent education prepares you for management functions. This also means to take responsibility – for weaker members of our society and the community in general”.
In addition, the introduction week gave the newcomers plenty of opportunities to get to know each other and forge early friendships. During the week, Frankfurt School staff gave the students other important course-related information in a series of presentations and workshops.