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Degree
Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Duration
7 semesters

Tuition fee per semester
6.950 Euro

Tuition fee for semester abroad may differ

Language
EN or DE

Start of programme
September

Course content

Core Curriculum

During the first three semesters of your Bachelor in Business Administration (BSc) you will take core modules which will give you a great foundation for your business degree and introduce you to a variety of topics. You will have the choice to take the core modules either completely in English or German through our "English core track" or "German core track".

Concentration

During your third semester you will then decide what subject you would like to specialise in. You will have the choice between the following concentrations: Auditing and Consulting, Finance, Digital Business, Marketing & Innovation Management, International Management, Management, Philosophy & Economics, Unternehmenssteuerung und -regulierung. It is however also possible to combine modules from 2 different concentrations. Concentration modules will take place in the 4th and 6th semesters. All concentration modules are taught exclusively in English (except for the concentration Unternehmenssteuerung und -regulierung).

Semester Abroad

All Bachelor in Business Administration (BSc) students at Frankfurt School spend at least one semester abroad which includes an internship.

Advanced Study Phase

During these two semesters, you can choose modules from a broad range of topics to suit your interests. We offer approximately 45 modules in the areas of Finance and Banking, Managing Organisations, Economics, and Business and Society. Some concentrations also have advanced specialised modules in semesters 6 and 7.

Thesis

As the final part of your studies you will write the Bachelor Thesis, usually during your last semester.

Learning Goals

LG1: Knowledge and Understanding of Business Administration

Graduates will have a broad knowledge and a critical understanding of the key theories, principles and methods in Business Administration. They will be able to reflect and classify professional and scientific statements.

LG2: Problem Solving by Applying Analytical Techniques

Graduates will use and develop knowledge and comprehension to provide business solutions. They will evaluate the significance of different sources of information and base decision-making on a methodical approach according to the current state of science. Graduates will derive research objectives, apply research methods, describe results and explain outcomes.

LG3: Effective Communication

Graduates will communicate effectively and work well in teams. They will formulate professional problem solutions and represent them in the discourse. Furthermore they will take into account and reflect different perspectives.

LG4: Professional and Responsible Behaviour

Graduates will be prepared to be personalities in an international business environment and base professional activities on theoretical and methodical knowledge. Graduates will have an understanding of ethical responsibility as an integral part of their professional lives.

Curriculum
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Principles of Management

Principles of Management

The course introduces the concepts, tools, and principles of management
in today’s global business context. Our journey begins with an
introduction of what management is and a brief overview of management
history. We then explore the external and internal environment that
provide a context for how managers perform their jobs. We next examine
how managers make decisions as the decision making process is central
to how organisations operate. The rest of the course is organised around
the four functions of management, namely; planning, organising, leading,
and controlling.

Financial Accounting

Financial Accounting

On successful completion of this module, students will have a thorough
comprehension of the basic and key concepts of bookkeeping, and a
good understanding of accounting rules guiding financial statements
preparation, i.e., they can:

- Describe the objectives of financial reporting
- Explain the flexibility inherent in accounting rules
- Outline the concepts and techniques of financial statement preparation

Introduction to Programming

Introduction to Programming

Through this course students will be familiar with the basic
concepts of Excel/VBA and the programming language python, i.e. they will be able to:

- Explain how computer programmes work
- Describe the basic principles of a spreadsheet application
- Explain the different data types and control structures in VBA and Python
- Demonstrate the usage of an integrated development environment.

Mathematics

Mathematics

This module provides standard university material for mathematics in the
foundation course of economics in the first semester with the main parts
covering the fundamentals, linear algebra, analysis, numerics and their
application.

Analytical Thinking & Critical Reasoning

Analytical Thinking & Critical Reasoning

This module pursues two objectives. Firstly, it trains students’ analytical skills and ability for logically valid and sound reasoning. Secondly, it assesses the philosophical foundations and normative implications of business studies and economics. As such, this module is all about asking probing questions. Finding answers to these questions should, in turn, make us think better and, ideally, act better.

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Principles of Finance

Principles of Finance

After successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

- Show the importance of finances for companies
- Analyse the investment and financing possibilities of companies
- Present the pricing of securities on the financial markets
- Explain portfolio and capital market theory and its practical relevance
- Examine the interaction of supply and demand on financial markets under different information scenarios

Microeconomics and Decision Theory

Microeconomics and Decision Theory

On successful completion of this module, students are familiar with the basic concepts of decision theory and microeconomics, i. e. they can:

- Answer the basic economic question on how the interplay between individual decisions drives market outcomes and social reality.
- Outline the interrelation of decision theory and microeconomics
- Describe how decision processes are structured
- Emphasise the domain dependant relevance of different motives and preferences

Statistics & Probability

Statistics & Probability

On successful completion of this module, students will have a thorough comprehension of stochastic concepts, needed to treat statistical problems related to economic and financial issues, i.e. they can describe fundamental concepts from different fields of statistics and probability theory.

Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics

The module provides basic knowledge and methods for analysing the interdependence of goods, labour, money and capital markets in an economy. At the same time, it provides an insight into the major controversies between the most important economic schools and the consequences of these competing doctrines for the stabilisation policies of the government and the central bank.

Marketing

Marketing

On successful completion of this module, students will have a thorough comprehension of Marketing, i.e. they can:

- Understand the terminology, concepts and tools of modern marketing practice
- Comprehend the consumer decision making process and the factors that affect it
- Explain the marketing mix (product management, price management, sales management and communications management) and the importance of integrating these elements

3

Operations Management

Operations Management

This course is about how companies can design their operations to better match supply with demand and thereby gain a significant competitive advantage over its rivals. A better match of supply and demand can be achieved by using an adequate set of operations management tools, more specifically, by implementing rigorous quantitative models and well-understood qualitative operational strategies. This course introduces a broad range of operations management tools and aims at teaching the participants how and when to apply them in practical settings.

Managerial Accounting

Managerial Accounting

On successful completion of this module, you can take responsibility for designing and implementing managerial accounting concepts in organisations. You will be able to critically analyse the suitability of different managerial accounting approaches for the specific context of their organisation. Moreover, you will learn to take into account interdependencies of accounting choices when implementing managerial accounting concepts.

Markets, Incentives and Ethical Management

Markets, Incentives and Ethical Management

The course integrates the analysis of competitive situations, applications of asymmetric information, and ethical management. After the course, you are capable of analyzing different market situations, distinguishing between different forms of asymmetric information, and combine these topics with ethical management. You will have the tools to understand why markets are inefficient and how the problems can be mitigated. Consequently, you can apply their knowledge to current debates about for example, cartels, mergers, or CEO compensation.

Applied Research Methodology

Applied Research Methodology

The course provides an introduction to applied empirical research methodologies. You learn the tools that are necessary for conducting your own empirical research projects using statistical methods. This course covers the methodological background that will be helpful for your own research project in the module, for further empirical and data-driven oriented classes and tasks in your professional live, as well for your bachelor thesis.

Business Law

Business Law

The course Business Law will give an introduction to public and private law with a main focus on private German law. Based on German law the students will be taught the principles of the legal system. The objective of the course is to give the students the basic understanding of
legal matters. The public law part will focus on the principles of constitutional law. The private law part is based on case studies and will give a brief overview of the principles of (German) contract law. Furthermore, there will be focus on some relevant questions concerning commercial and corporate law (e.g. the main company structures in Germany and the principles of corporate governance).

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Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

Upon successful completion of this module, students have a basic understanding of the basic definitions, theories and concepts of corporate finance, i.e. they can:

- Describe and explain the basic definitions, theories and concepts
- Explain how investment, financing, payment and valuation decisions are made and evaluated

Strategy and Organisation

Strategy and Organisation

The aim of the module is to provide students with an active knowledge of the strategy and basic structures of a business and their interaction with the behaviour of employees in organisations. In addition, students should develop insights on why a continuous development of strategy and organisation is essential and how this can be enhanced through the behaviour of management and personnel. Students are also encouraged to develop their own ideas concerning the range of conceptual tasks within a business.

Concentration Module

Concentration Module

The three interconnected concentration modules enable you to deepen your knowledge of a business or economics subject of your choice: Choosing from concentrations such as 'Banking & Finance', 'Innovation Management', 'Marketing' or ' Information Systems Engineering', select the one in which you want to expand your expertise.

Concentration Module

Concentration Module

The three interconnected concentration modules enable you to deepen your knowledge of a business or economics subject of your choice: Choosing from concentrations such as 'Banking & Finance', 'Innovation Management', 'Marketing' or ' Information Systems Engineering', select the one in which you want to expand your expertise.

Concentration Module

Concentration Module

The three interconnected concentration modules enable you to deepen your knowledge of a business or economics subject of your choice: Choosing from concentrations such as 'Banking & Finance', 'Innovation Management', 'Marketing' or ' Information Systems Engineering', select the one in which you want to expand your expertise.

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Semester & Internship Abroad

Semester & Internship Abroad

Use your semester abroad to study at an internationally renowned university in order to focus on a specific subject or to supplement your degree programme with new study contents. Doing an internship abroad will further allow you to gain important work experience in an international environment, improve your foreign language skills and come to know new countries.

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Elective

Elective

This module offers you the further opportunity to tailor the content of your studies to fit your interests. Choosing from a wide array of business and economics modules, you can pick the subject that interests you most.

Elective

Elective

This module offers you the further opportunity to tailor the content of your studies to fit your interests. Choosing from a wide array of business and economics modules, you can pick the subject that interests you most.

Concentration Module

Concentration Module

The three interconnected concentration modules enable you to deepen your knowledge of a business or economics subject of your choice: Choosing from concentrations such as 'Banking & Finance', 'Innovation Management', 'Marketing' or ' Information Systems Engineering', select the one in which you want to expand your expertise.

Concentration Module

Concentration Module

The three interconnected concentration modules enable you to deepen your knowledge of a business or economics subject of your choice: Choosing from concentrations such as 'Banking & Finance', 'Innovation Management', 'Marketing' or ' Information Systems Engineering', select the one in which you want to expand your expertise.

Concentration Module

Concentration Module

The three interconnected concentration modules enable you to deepen your knowledge of a business or economics subject of your choice: Choosing from concentrations such as 'Banking & Finance', 'Innovation Management', 'Marketing' or ' Information Systems Engineering', select the one in which you want to expand your expertise.

7

Elective

Elective

This module offers you the further opportunity to tailor the content of your studies to fit your interests. Choosing from a wide array of business and economics modules, you can pick the subject that interests you most.

Elective

Elective

This module offers you the further opportunity to tailor the content of your studies to fit your interests. Choosing from a wide array of business and economics modules, you can pick the subject that interests you most.

Thesis Preparation Module

Thesis Preparation Module

This module prepares you for writing your Bachelor’s thesis by discussing in detail how to phrase your research question and choose appropriate research approaches. We also review the formal and material requirements to which your Bachelor’s thesis will be subjected.

Thesis

Thesis

You will complete your Bachelor of Science degree by writing a Bachelor’s thesis, under our supervision, on a philosophical, business or economic research topic of your choice.

Thesis

Thesis

You will complete your Bachelor of Science degree by writing a Bachelor’s thesis, under our supervision, on a philosophical, business or economic research topic of your choice.

Study Models

Our Bachelor in Business Administration (BSc) offers you the opportunity to take your core modules (first 3 semesters) either completely in English (English Core Track) or completely in German (German Core Track).This not only differentiates the language of your modules, however also the Study Model. If you choose to take the German Core Track, then you will study in either our 3-day Model, the Block Model or the full-time Model. If you choose the English Core Track, then you will study in a normal full-time Model.

No matter which Study Model you choose, the length of your studies will always be 7 semesters. The advantage of our different Study Models is that you get to choose whether you want to also gain significant practical experience during your studies or focus mainly on your academic education.

English / German Core Track: Full-time Model

If you choose the full-time model, then you will have 4 to 5-day a week schedule. Of course this can vary each semester, however usually you would have at least 1 day off during the week (lectures can take place between Monday and Saturday). It is also possible to take on a student working job on the side of our full-time model.

Our Student Christina Bosch explains the Full-time Model:

German Core Track: 3-day Model

The Bachelor of Science German Core Track follows a unique time model that permits you to work part-time whilst pursuing your full-time Bachelor’s degree. We call this the “3-day Model”.

Students normally attend classes three days a week (including Saturday). The schedule is made by the Frankfurt School. This model is suitable both for students with a permanent cooperation partner and for applicants who would like to take on a working student job in addition to their studies. In this model, the Core Curriculum is taught in German.

Our Student Jennica Hein explains the 3-day Model:

German Core Track: Block Model

If you choose to the German Core Track and want to study with one of our cooperation partners, then you might be asked by them to study in the Block Model. The Block Model allows you to switch between a few weeks of studying and a few weeks or work throughout your whole studies. Your cooperation partner will let you know whether you should choose this option or not.

Our Student Christoph Schink explains the Block Model:

Concentrations

Get the best out of two concentrations

Our unique Bachelor in Business Administration programme offers you the opportunity to choose between taking either a single concentration from your 4th semester onwards or to combine modules from two different concentrations. Mix & match concentrations depending on your interests and personalise your focus in your degree. Have the flexibility to diversify yourself from other students studying business by covering more areas. Combine, for example, Banking & Finance with Innovation Management or Consulting & Finance with Information Systems Engineering. Or maybe you would like to combine your Business Information Systems Management?

Rankings and Accreditations

Frankfurt School is one of the best European Business Schools. Accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, the three leading international associations of business schools, Frankfurt School is one of the few institutions worldwide, which has been awarded the so-called "Triple Crown". Frankfurt School also holds FIBAA system accreditation in accordance with the criteria of the German Accreditation Council. University rankings are another important source of information for prospective students where Frankfurt School regularly achieves excellent results .

The Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) is a German accreditation agency for quality assurance and quality development in management education. FIBAA System Accreditation is an important seal of approval for Frankfurt School’s internal quality assurance system, as well as the overall quality of the business school’s academic programmes.

Bachelor Day (Open Day)

Next Bachelor Day: 24 April 2021

Join us for our next Online Bachelor Day on November 24th and get to know professors, students and alumni. We look forward to meeting you!

Studying with a cooperation partner

If you choose to study our Banking and Finance, Digital Business or Auditing & Consulting concentration, then you also have the opportunity to study with one of our cooperation partners. Cooperation partners allow you to gain valuable work experience during your studies, pay you a good salary and cover part of your tuition fees. The exact amount depends on the cooperation partner you work for.

Please be aware that our cooperation partners partially advertise their positions online up to one year in advance! So make sure you apply as early as possible.

The application process is completely independent from your application to Frankfurt School, so you do not need to be admitted to apply. You must apply through the companies website. The best would be if you applied to Frankfurt School and your preferred company at the same time. Our Auditing and Consulting concentration is an exception, as once you have been admitted we will directly forward your application to KPMG. You do not need to apply to KPMG yourself.

In case you have any further questions regarding our cooperation partners, please feel free to contact us.

Frankfurt School is rated outstanding by Manager Magazin

Manager Magazin, in cooperation with Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Management und Beratung mbH (WGMB), published on the 23rd of March 2020 its ranking of "Germany's best auditors". Frankfurt School ranked first place in the category "Germany's best universities for auditors" and is the only university to receive an "outstanding" rating. For further information see here.

Semester and internship abroad

The 5th semester abroad is an integral part of the Bachelor of Science. Firstly, you will go study at one of our over 100 partner universities. This will be an exciting and challenging experience. Every partner university offers different opportunities. The Frankfurt School International Office will support you with organising your semester abroad.

You will then also do an internship abroad which will allow you to gain practical experience around the world. The internship can be done in a different country from where your exchange university is located. Our Career Services will assist and support you during your search for an internship.

Entry requirements

We strongly recommend that you apply to the Bachelor in Business Administration programme as early as possible, however no later than June 30th. Applications after June 30th will be considered if places are still available.

To apply, please provide us with all necessary documents and successfully complete our application process.

The following entry requirements must be fulfilled before the start of your studies:

  1. Successful completion of a Secondary School Diploma (e.g. German Abitur, Fachhochschulreife, IB, EB or equivalent) - If you have yet to graduate, then you can apply by uploading your last two school reports.
     
  2. Successfully complete our Assessment Centre, which consists of:
  • Math test
  • Cognitive test
  • English test
  • Interview

Alternatively, you can provide us with one of the following test results in your online application: SAT, ACT or TestAS plus a standardised English test (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge or Pearson). In this case you will also be required to take part in an online or telephone interview.

Due to the current spread of Covid-19, Assessment Centres may take place online rather than at the campus. Please apply as usual and we will inform you as soon as possible about the arrangements.

Financing & Scholarships

Your degree is an investment towards your professional future. As a business school of international standing, we offer you not only academic excellence, but also outstanding career prospects.

In order to guarantee high quality teaching and research, we also expect the highest levels of commitment and motivation from our students. Your academic potential is, therefore, the only thing that counts. Your current financial situation should not affect your decision to join the Frankfurt School.

Still, we know that funding your studies can be complex and somewhat daunting. Our financial advisors are, therefore, on hand to provide you with personal guidance on finance options and scholarships

Excellent Career Prospects

Given the Frankfurt School’s excellent reputation, our Bachelor programme offers outstanding career prospects. From day one, our Career Services support you in your individual career management and enable you to expand your professional network through exclusive events. Through our career and application workshops, the FS Mentoring Programme and our FS job fairs, we help you gain all the requisite skills to promote a seamless transition from your studies into the career of your choice.