On Friday, August 31, 2018, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management held the official opening for the new students of the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science as well as the Master of Finance, Master in Management and the Master in Applied Data Science.
Professor Dr Nils Stieglitz, President of Frankfurt School, welcomed all guests on behalf of the business school. “With your decision to study at Germany´s leading business school, you have chosen an internationally renowned academic education. It will help you being prepared for a job in times that change quickly” emphasised Professor Stieglitz. In his speech, he also talked about, Frankfurt School would do everything to prepare the students for their future role as leaders, equipped with sound and respectful judgement and behavior.
Guest speaker was Benedikt Kramer, who graduated at Frankfurt School in 2013 and is co-founder and CEO of Awamo, a software for people in Africa, which manages the supply of microloans.
Kramer invited the new students, to try new things, during their time at Frankfurt School and beyond. They should not be scared of failure. During an internship with Frankfurt School´s International Advisory Services in Kenya he got interested in the topic of microfinance. “I stayed in Africa for five years and finally met my wife in Uganda”, Kramer reported of his path, that did not instantly offer him a career in investment banking, but instead his own company and a lot of experience in an area with very different standards.