Beginning with the programme start in October, Frankfurt School’s Master of Financial Law (MFL) will evolve into the Master of Banking and Capital Markets Law (MBL). The name change is accompanied by an enhanced curriculum that reflects the requirements of students and companies in today’s rapidly changing market environment.
The MBL at Frankfurt School covers the topic of corporate finance comprehensively from a legal perspective and is unique in Germany. The enormous complexity of the capital and financial markets requires an increasingly multidimensional knowledge: The classic know-how of the banker is just as much in demand as distinctive digital expertise and comprehensive legal skills.
A significant change in the MBL curriculum: While the MFL focused primarily on private financing and its legal framework, the now expanded programme also focuses on financing via public capital markets.
To this end, two of the programme's five modules (1 Finance, 2 Corporate Finance, 3 Capital Markets Law, 4 Banking and Securities Regulatory Law, 5 Future Banking) have been newly developed or adapted and expanded – modules 3 and 5.
The new Module 3 Capital Markets Law covers the topics of capital market legislation, compliance, reporting and regulation. Module 5 Future Banking has been completely redesigned and deals with today’s key topics of the rapidly changing financing and capital market environment, such as non-performing loans (NPL), digital transformation, ESG requirements and specific fintech issues.
The target group of the programme are decision-makers in the finance/financing sector in banks, companies and fintechs, on the lender and borrower side.
Professor Andreas Walter, the MBL’s academic director, explains: “What is the economic goal of companies and banks – i. e. the lender and the borrower side – in financing? And how can this goal best be realised? The MBL enables programme participants to answer these simple-sounding but highly complex questions and to make well-founded decisions.”