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Degree
Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Duration
7 semesters

Tuition fee per semester
7,700 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 that will give you an excellent foundation for your business degree and introduce you to various topics. You will have the choice to take the core modules either entirely in English through our "English core track" or in German through our "German core track". From the fourth semester all classes will be taught in English.

Concentrations

During your third semester, you will then decide what subject you would like to specialise in. You can choose among the following concentrations: Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, International Management, Marketing, Digital Business, Banking & Finance, Consulting & Finance, Corporate Governance und Compliance, Strukturierung von Transaktionen or Auditing & Consulting (KPMG).

Semester Abroad

All Bachelor in Business Administration (BSc) students at Frankfurt School spend at least one semester abroad (International Management: two semesters) and do an internship, which allows you to gain international exposure and experience. We are happy to support you in finding a suitable internship.

Advanced Study Phase

Additional to your chosen concentrations you can select four electives from a wide range of subjects during the advanced study phase.

Thesis

As the final part of your studies you will write the Bachelor's 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 fundamental 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 present these accordingly. Furthermore, they will take different perspectives into account and be able to reflect upon these.

LG4: Professional and Responsible Behaviour

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

Curriculum*

*By clicking on the single modules, the module description will appear.

1

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 environments 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.

Lecturers:

Dr. Stevo Pavicevic

Dr. Jiping Li

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 the accounting rules guiding financial statement
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

Lecturers:

Prof. Dr. Yuping Jia

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.

Lecturers:

Prof. Dr. Peter Roßbach

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.

Lecturers:

Dr. Pia Domschke

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.

2

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

Lecturers:

Prof. Dr. Martin Faust

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

Lecturers:

Prof. Dr. Heiko Karle

Statistics & Probability

Statistics & Probability

On successful completion of this module, students will have a thorough comprehension of the 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.

Lecturers:

Dr. Pia Domschke

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.

Lecturers:

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Born

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

Lecturers:

Dr. Britta Meinert

Dr. Tetyana Kosyakova

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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 their 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.

Lecturers:

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Strohhecker

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 the organisation. Moreover, you will learn to take into account interdependencies of accounting choices when implementing managerial accounting concepts.

Lecturers:

Prof. Dr. Timo Vogelsang

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 analysing different market situations, distinguishing between different forms of asymmetric information, and combining 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 the knowledge to current debates about for example, cartels, mergers, or CEO compensation.

Lecturers:

Prof. Dr. Markus Reisinger

Prof. Dr. Dr. Afshin Gandjour

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 life, as well as for your Bachelor's thesis.

Lecturers:

Prof. Dr. Oliver Schenker

Business Law

Business Law

The course Business Law will give an introduction to public and private law, with the 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. Whilst the public law section will focus on the principles of constitutional law, the private law section is based on case studies, providing a brief overview of the principles of (German) contract law. Furthermore, there will be a focus on some relevant questions concerning commercial and corporate law (e.g. the main company structures in Germany and the principles of corporate governance).

4

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

Lecturers:

Prof Dr. Yigitcan Karabulut

Prof. Dr. Larissa Schäfer

Strategy and Organisation

Strategy and Organisation

The aim of this 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.

Lecturers:

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Moormann

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 Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, International Management, Marketing, Digital Business, Banking & Finance, Consulting & Finance, Corporate Governance und Compliance (in German), Strukturierung von Transaktionen (in German), and Auditing & Consulting (KPMG), 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 Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, International Management, Marketing, Digital Business, Banking & Finance, Consulting & Finance, Corporate Governance und Compliance (in German), Strukturierung von Transaktionen (in German), and Auditing & Consulting (KPMG), 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 Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, International Management, Marketing, Digital Business, Banking & Finance, Consulting & Finance, Corporate Governance und Compliance (in German), Strukturierung von Transaktionen (in German), and Auditing & Consulting (KPMG), select the one in which you want to expand your expertise.

5

Semester Abroad & Internship

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.

6

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.

Academic Skills Module*

Academic Skills Module

IMPORTANT: Parts of this module are scheduled in the first, second, third and sixth semester.

The first part of the module familiarises students with the practical basics of university work. In particular, the focus is on understanding academic texts, developing one's own theses and the critical analysis of complex arguments. The second part addresses competences in the area of group work and presentation of work results. The focus is on techniques of cooperative learning, giving and receiving feedback, as well as presenting individually and cooperatively developed results. The third part supports students in the development of empirical social science research questions and research designs. In the fourth part, students are prepared for writing their Bachelor Theses. This includes thematic, structural and organisational information as well as the opportunity to discuss potential questions and outlines.

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 Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, International Management, Marketing, Digital Business, Banking & Finance, Consulting & Finance, Corporate Governance und Compliance (in German), Strukturierung von Transaktionen (in German), and Auditing & Consulting (KPMG), 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 Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, International Management, Marketing, Digital Business, Banking & Finance, Consulting & Finance, Corporate Governance und Compliance (in German), Strukturierung von Transaktionen (in German), and Auditing & Consulting (KPMG), 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 Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, International Management, Marketing, Digital Business, Banking & Finance, Consulting & Finance, Corporate Governance und Compliance (in German), Strukturierung von Transaktionen (in German), and Auditing & Consulting (KPMG), 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.

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

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 three semesters) either entirely in English (English Core Track) or entirely in German (German Core Track). Depending on which Core Track you choose, you can select different study models. If you decide to take the German Core Track, you can study either in our 3-day Model or the Full-time Model. If you choose the English Core Track, then you will study in the Full-time Model.

No matter which study model you choose, the length of your studies will always be seven semesters. The advantage of our different study models is that you get to decide whether you also want to 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 lectures 4 to 5-days per week. Of course, this can vary each semester; however, you would usually have at least one day off during the week (lectures can take place between Monday and Saturday). It is also possible to take on a working student job on the side of our Full-time Model.

full time english

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

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Our Student Jennica Hein explains the 3-day Model:

Class Profile - Intake 2022

Overview

Number of students 388
Nationalities 34
Average age 19

Gender

Male 79%
Female 21%

Country of residence before studying

Germany 90%
Outside of Germany 10%

Nationality

Europe 93%
Asia 4%
North America 1%
South America 1%
Africa 1%

Studying with a cooperation partner

If you choose to study our Finance, Digital Business or Auditing & Consulting concentration, then you also have the opportunity to work 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 some of our cooperation partners 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 of your application to Frankfurt School, so you do not need to be admitted to apply. You must apply through the cooperation partner’s websites. We recommend applying to both Frankfurt School and your preferred cooperation partner 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 in March 2022 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.

Semester and internship abroad

The 5th semester abroad is an integral part of the Bachelor of Science. Firstly, you will 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.

In the international management concentration, you even have the opportunity to spend two semesters 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.

FS Student in Dubai

FS student doing yoga in Capetown

Excellent Career Prospects

Given 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.

Students talking to company represantatives at Frankfurt School Career Day

Entry requirements

We strongly recommend you apply as early as possible, however no later than June 30th if you would like to be guaranteed a spot in our Bachelor of Science programme. You are required to provide us with all necessary documents and successfully complete our application process.

Applications after 30 June will still be considered, however, places will be assigned depending on availability and academic merit.

You must fulfill the following requirements before the start of your studies:

  1. Complete a Secondary School Diploma* (e.g. German Abitur, Fachhochschulreife, IB, EB, or equivalent) - If you have not graduated yet, then you can apply by uploading your last two school report cards.
     
  2. Successfully complete our Online Assessment Centre, which consists of:
  • Maths test
  • Cognitive tests
  • 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 interview.

We accept the following English test scores:

  • TOEFL iBT: 87
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (overall)
  • Cambridge English: 173
  • Pearson Test of English Academic: 71

Bachelor Prep Course - Pre-University Foundation Programme

Would you like to study at Frankfurt School but do not yet meet the requirements for direct entry into our bachelor programme? Or perhaps you want to get a solid foundation before moving on to the next level of education? The two-semester Pre-University Foundation Programme taught entirely in English will prepare you academically for the rigour of undergraduate studies at Frankfurt School.

Financing & Scholarships

Your degree is an investment towards your professional future. As a business school of international standing, we offer you academic excellence and outstanding career prospects.

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 Frankfurt School.

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

Rankings

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 the System accreditation of the German Accreditation Council. University rankings are another important source of information for prospective students, where Frankfurt School regularly achieves excellent results.

CHE 2021

Ranking Wirtschaftswoche 2022

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Financial Times 2020

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Bachelor Day (Open Day)

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Online Bachelor Day: 11th of February 2023

Join us to learn more about our Bachelor Programmes, the application process and scholarships. Attend trial lectures, take part in a campus tour and take the opportunity to get to know professors and students. Register here!

Next Bachelor Day on campus:

17th of June 2023 - Register here

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