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Degree
MBA

Language
EN

Tuition Fee
37,000 Euro

Application Deadline
31 July

Programme Start
4 October

Duration
12 months

Highlights
  • top-ranked German business school
     
  • Located in Europe's business capital
     
  • International study trip to a top-ranked FT business school
     
  • Outstanding faculty and executive talks
     
  • Excellent career and personal development
     
  • Intensive German language courses

Deadlines & Discounts

We encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible as there are financial advantages for candidates who submit a complete application early:

30 November €6,000  early-bird discount
31 January €4,000  early-bird discount
30 April €2,500  early-bird discount
31 July Final application deadline
Requirements
  • First academic degree (Bachelor or equivalent)
     
  • 3 years of post-graduate work experience
     
  • GMAT or GRE (alternative FS Admission Test only available on request)
     
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills (minimum score TOEFL 90 iBT, IELTS 7.0 or equivalent)

Although German language skills are not required, these skills can be beneficial when seeking an internship or a job in Germany. We offer intensive German language courses at all levels for our international MBA students.

Curriculum

The Full-time MBA curriculum is an intense 12-month learning experience, divided into core modules, one of which is abroad, electives and a thesis period. 

Pre-courses (optional)

These courses are especially designed for students without a business background. Students are sent Harvard case studies which are to be completed online and are free of charge. 

  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Finance

MBA Leadership Camp

Connect with your new MBA classmates during this activity-packed team building weekend. Start developing many of the key skills you will employ throughout the programme, including teamwork, communication, and time management. 

Professional Development

Professional development takes place through workshops and one-to-one sessions throughout the entire programme.

Soft Skills

  • Teambuilding and Intercultural Management
  • Presentation and Communication

Skill courses

  • Project Management
  • Excellence in Excel Sheet and Regression Analysis
  • Creating Ideas
  • Managerial Finance

German Language Courses

We offer 8 hours of free German language courses over two days per week. In addition to this, you are welcome to join the intensive German language courses which takes place two weeks prior to programme start.

Core Modules

The core modules take place between October and March, allowing students to gain knowledge on general management whilst working on real world case studies and exploring fundamental business topics.

Global Economy

This module is based on the assumption that understanding and applying the global macroeconomic environment and policies is important for the decisions of managers. Firms operate in the complex environment of the entire economy, and indeed of the world economy and the global financial markets. On completion of this module, students will acquire the skills that enable them to successfully consider long-term growth trends as well as short-term business cycle movements and respective policy changes when making strategic business decisions.

Lecturer

Global Competitive Strategies

This module combines lectures and case studies exploring and applying the theoretical frameworks on the basis of strategic analysis. These frameworks help evaluate firms’ strengths and weaknesses, the intensity of competition, the relative bargaining power of firms’ buyers and suppliers, the nature of strategic interactions, and changes in scope (diversification and vertical integration). The mastery of these analytical tools has relevance to individuals seeking a career in business as a manager, entrepreneur, or consultant.

Lecturer

Business in Society (CSR)

This module deals with the concept, definition and rationale of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the business world. We expand on different responsibility levels of CSR, meaning from moving from macro and meso to micro levels. Using different case studies, we will expand on the scopes of CSR and implementing corporate social initiatives. An important part of the seminar deals with CSR and Corporate Governance and their mechanisms.  You will also delve into company-specific pillars of good corporate governance and social license of CSR. In the last part of the seminar we will elaborate the levels and challenges of CSR and discuss its future outlook.

Financial Management & Accounting

This module is based on consolidated financial statements under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Students will gain knowledge on the most relevant IFRS rules. The course will lay emphasis on understanding how real or fictitious business cases will have to be transferred into the language of accounting. On completion of the course, students will be able to understand complex business issues such as M&A transactions, and how they are treated under the IFRS rule set, decide how business cases will be reflected on the face of the balance sheet and in profit and loss statement and understand where earnings management (or even fraud) might happen. 

New Technologies & Business Trends

Intended as a complement to Global Competitive Strategies course, the New Technologies & Business Trends course examines the impact of novel digital technologies and business models on strategic analysis. Drawing from recent scientific developments in the field of Strategy, the course combines lectures and case studies examining the new theoretical frameworks necessary to evaluate the strategic implications of platform business models, artificial intelligence, automation, and crowdsourcing. As such, the course sheds light on the some of the different and far-reaching ways technology is shaping the modern organisation and its strategy.

Lecturer

Managerial Data Science

Firms increasingly rely on vast amounts of data to make informed business decisions. The module therefore provides students with the fundamental skills for a career where analytics and data-driven decision making replace management by intuition. Students directly apply relevant quantitative methods to solve managerial problems with available data. This allows you to leverage statistical software in order to plan and conduct quantitative data analyses as well as understand, interpret, and discuss the corresponding outputs, arriving at better-informed managerial decisions.

Lecturer

Corporate Finance

This module introduces techniques to analyse major financial decisions made by enterprises. The module focuses on corporate finance concepts that can be applied directly to real-life financial decision making. Main topics covered in the course include hurdle rates and the cost of capital (i.e. the investment decision), the mix of debt and equity and the choice of the right kind of debt (i.e. the financing decisions), basic valuation concepts (i.e. discounted-cash flow and multiples valuation), mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. The course enables you to make and assess complex corporate financial decisions.

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Organisational Behaviour

The Organisational Behaviour module introduces students to key concepts and issues associated with behaviour in work organisations in order to improve organisational effectiveness. The first part of the module focuses on the responsibilities of managers including motivation, engagement and team performance. In the second part, we focus on issues of managing and leading, using power, reforming corporate culture and managing across borders. The impact of behaviour, relationships and organisation culture on individual and organisational performance are emphasised throughout the entire module. The course is taught in a highly interactive manner using cases, experiential exercises and role play.

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Marketing Management

Corporate success largely depends on a well-chosen strategy that is based on a thorough understanding of customer needs. This module highlights customer needs and how firms can address them through customer-centred marketing decisions. The course will cover strategic and operational marketing issues and use both B2B and B2C examples.

After completing this course, participants will be able to design coherent marketing strategies based on a thorough understanding of customer needs and quantify the benefits of marketing investments in financially meaningful terms.

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Managing Technology and Operations

The core of this module equips students with knowledge of the underlying transformation process of a company, by which inputs are converted into outputs, i.e. the production of physical goods or services. In this module, students learn the key aspects for improving the transformation process through content and operation methods, and the key aspects of technology. On successful completion of the module, students will have a wide range of tools which enable them to improve the underlying processes of a company.

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Ethical Leadership

This module deals with the basic concepts of ethics and its role in business transactions. We discuss social responsibility, ethics and morals, and their position in society in general and the business world in particular. You will do an in-depth analysis of major ethical approaches, by applying real-world case studies and giving group presentations. On completion of the course your will have a thorough understanding of how to be an effective leader and overcome daily ethical dilemmas in your career.

Performance Management

Every successful business needs to internally manage its performance. In this module, we cover the important steps of performance management and strategy execution. This starts with strategic investment decisions, followed by implementing and communicating the strategy, measuring the achieved performance and closing the learning loop by adjusting future investment decisions based on prior performance.

Lecturer

Module abroad: Leading Innovation & Change Management

International exposure enhances cultural understanding and an international business mindset. Our Full-time MBA students therefore complete an intense five-day module at SDA Bocconi. On completion of the Leading Innovation and Change Management module, students will be able to recognise and eliminate organisational constraints through creativity, innovation and corporate entrepreneurship, in order to structure and lead the change management process. Find out how our students found the module abroad here

Elective Tracks

Each elective consists of two elective courses. Students are required to take four of these elective courses, selected from Finance, Management or Technology & Innovation. Two extra elective courses may be taken on request. The range of electives taking place between March and May allows you to tailor your MBA through a diverse and distinctive structure of time formats and block weekends. Electives are taught not only by in-house faculty, but also by leading international practitioners, providing you with the tools to meet your personal aspirations.

Finance Track

The finance track electives include but are not limited to:

  • Fintech
  • Green Finance
  • M&A
  • Capital Markets

Management Track

The management track electives include but are not limited to:

  • Business Development
  • Digital Marketing
  • Industry Practice & Family Business
  • Organisation Design

Technology & Innovation Track

The technology & innovation electives include but are not limitied to:

  • Blockchain
  • Supply Chain Excellence
  • Lean Start-up
  • New Product Development
  • Managing Digitalisation
  • Artificial Intelligence

Thesis

The MBA thesis provides students with three options to put their newly developed skills into practice and demonstrate their analytical and research competency through a major project.

Group Consultancy Project

A Group Consulting Project is performed by a group of three or four students working in consultation with their supervisor and a project leader of a respective external company or organisation on an agreed strategy or management problem. It is expected that the Group Consulting Project results in practical, implementable recommendations for the organisation providing the project.

Group Consulting Projects have taken place with Daimler, DFB GmbH, Eintracht Frankfurt, Heidelberger Druck, Linde Material Hdlg GmbH, OMMAX Digital, Paul Hartmann AG, Rheinmetall Automotive AG and Zalando SE.

Entrepreneurial Business Plan

An Entrepeneurial Buisness Plan is a comprehensive business plan for the establishment and start-up phase of a new enterprise/ initiative, according to a set format, developed by a team of MBA students.

Research Project

A Research Project is a study of a practical business problem, preferably in conjunction with an external company or organisation, completed in teams or individually.

Capstone Course: Entrepreneurial Management 

It is widely recognised that future leaders of large business corporations must have an entrepreneurial mind-set in order to create the growth engines that will provide sustainable growth opportunities to their organisations. This intense one-week course prepares MBA students to start and nurture their own businesses, whether such businesses are new or within established organisations.

Career and Personal Development

Our Career Services has developed a comprehensive programme of weekly workshops, coaching sessions and events during the first semester, followed by a tailored personal support approach during the second semester and thesis period. Frankfurt School graduates are known for their first class analytical skills and practical knowledge. We support our students with career coaching from day one.

Our services include:

Your Career Development

  • Personal career coaching
  • Application training
  • German/ International job market preparation
  • KODE Coaching: Personality and competence analysis and development
  • Individual interview training
  • Presentation skills
  • Communication skills
  • Networking skills

Your Corporate Connections

  • Executive talks and company presentations
  • Alumni panel discussions
  • Company visits
  • Boardroom-style meetings with board members and senior executives
  • FS Career Day
  • Corporate interview training
  • Case study workshops
  • FS JobTeaser career portal with companies, events, job board and career tips exclusively for FS students

Employment Statistics Class of 2018

Salary

Average Salary 71,000 Euro
Average Reported Bonuses 9,000 Euro

Employer examples since programme launch

Accenture Jeppesen, Boeing
Allianz Kion Group
Banco Santander KPMG
BASF Kreutz und Partner
Barclays Lahmeyer International
BDO Lmtec
Beiersdorf Microvast GmbH
BNY Mellon Mobisol
BRITA Moody's
Café da Roca National Bank of Egypt
Citigroup NavVis
Cocomore NewMark Finanzkommunikation
Continental NTPC Ltd.
Crossbuilders Porsche Consulting
Danfoss PwC
DeKaBank QuintilesIMS
Deloitte Rabobank
Deutsche Bank Reckitt Benckiser
Deutsche Börse SAP
EIB SHV Holding/ Nurteco
ERM TE Connectivity
Eumetsat Telespazio VEGA
euNetworks Thailand Board of Investment
Exxeta Thomas Cook
EY Toyota Motor Europe
Finbridge Tristone Flowtech Group
FinLab TrustPilot
Frankfurt School UBS
Hannover Re Union Investment
Information Design One Votorantim
IDS X-markets
Kautex Textron Ziegert Bank und Immobilienconsulting
Klöckner Pentaplast

MBA graduate work location

Germany 77%
Europe (excl. Germany) 10%
East Asia 6%
North & South America 6%

74% of Class of 2018 students changed country after completing the MBA.

Industry

Consulting 29%
Banking 16%
Automotive 6%
Energy 6%
Insurance 6%
Fintech 6%
Logistics 3%
Technology 3%
Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals 3%
Aviation 3%
FMCG 3%
Other 10%

74% of Class of 2018 students changed industry after completing the MBA.

Functional Area

Finance 20%
Strategy/Business Transformation 13%
Project Management/ Consulting 13%
Controlling 10%
Audit 7%
PR & Communication 7%
Business Development/ Market Research 7%
M&A 7%
Venture Capital 7%
Corporate Banking 3%
Investment 3%
Advisory 3%

74% of Class of 2018 students changed functional area after completing the MBA.

Scholarships and Financing

Investing in your future

Your degree is an investment in your professional future. As a business school of international standing we do not only provide you the best conditions for earning a degree, but we also offer you excellent career prospects.

Your financial situation shouldn’t be the factor that prevents you from studying at Frankfurt School. However, it’s important to make sensible preparations for funding your studies. Feel free to use our advisory service and start your preparations by asking us for a personal consultation.

Payment Terms

Deposit: €5,000

The remaining fees will need to be paid in regular instalments at the beginning of each semester.

Frankfurt School Scholarship

We award a limited amount of scholarships in order to encourage applications from candidates of any discipline or background with an outstanding academic or business track record.

All scholarship decisions are merit-based, although financial needs may also considered in special cases.

Scholarships cover the tuition fee only will be deducted from the total tuition cost.

External Scholarships & Loans

Several German and international organisations offer competitive scholarships for outstanding students:

  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) awards stipends to cover the cost of living for international students pursuing an academic degree programme in Germany.
     
  • Bildungsfonds offers funding to help cover living costs, tuition fees, and other expenses during the MBA programme. Funding is available for both EU and non-EU citizens. Applicants must complete a multi-stage selection process. Part of the process is conducted in German, so at least basic German language skills are highly recommended. Engineers can apply for the specialised Festo-Bildungsfonds.
     
  • Deutsche Bildung AG offers financial support to German and international students studying in Germany.
     
  • Study first, pay later: the Generation Contract (GC) is an innovative model to finance your studies. The GC allows the applicant* to study at Frankfurt School without paying tuition fees during the study programme. Repayment starts after a successful career entry and after obtaining a minimum income of 30,000 EUR gross. Alumni then pay back a fixed percentage of their income over 10 years. 
    * The GC is available for prospective students from the following countries: Germany (and those who completed their high school education in Germany), Switzerland, Norway. Potentially also available for other EU countries, the USA and Canada.
     
  • Future Finance provides student loans for tuition fees and cost of living.
     
  • Student loans for US citizens are available by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). These loans may be put towards tuition and living expenses. Frankfurt School is one of only four universities in Germany who have received such approval by the US Department of Education. Take advantage of this unique opportunity in Germany to fund your MBA degree at Frankfurt School.
     
  • Private loans are available from many banks to support educational expenses. We recommend that you contact your local banks to find out what options are available.

Klaus-Peter Müller Scholarship

The Klaus-Peter Müller scholarship was introduced through the generous sponsorship from Professor Dr. h.c. Klaus-Peter Müller, chairman of Commerzbank AG and honorary chairman of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management foundation, who donated €1 million to support full-time Masters and MBA students.

The Klaus-Peter Müller scholarship can be awarded to German full-time MBA students who are not able to self-fund their studies and have performed exceptionally well throughout their previous studies, both academically and personally.

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Application process

1. Online application

The first step in applying for the Frankfurt MBA is the completion of our online application. You will need to upload the following documents in support of your application:

Required Documents

  • CV or resume
  • Transcript of records and certificate(s) from previous university degree(s)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GMAT / GRE score report, or registration for FS Admissions Test (only available on request)
  • TOEFL / IELTS score report, or proof of equivalent English fluency
  • Case study assignment (instructions provided in online application)

2. AC and /or Interview

After reviewing your application, we will invite qualified candidates to participate in a personal interview with a faculty member of Frankfurt School. The purpose of the interview is to gain a better understanding of your character, personality, expectations, motivations and goals. We can arrange telephone or Skype interviews for those applicants who are unable to join us for an Assessment Centre in Frankfurt.

3. Results

The final decision regarding your admission will be based on a combination of work experience, employability, academic qualifications, English language skills, admission test scores, the case study essay and interview results. Admission results are generally announced 2-4 weeks after your interview.

4. Programme Start

The Frankfurt MBA begins on Friday 4 October 2019. All students are expected to be at Frankfurt School on the first day of the programme. For non-EU applicants who require a visa to enter Germany, please keep in mind that it can take up to two or three months to obtain the necessary student visa.

Application Checklist

Download our MBA Application Checklist as a helpful guide to completing the admissions process.

Information Events

Meet The Frankfurt MBA Programme Director, talk with current students, take part in a classroom lecture or tour our campus. We offer you first-hand insights into the Frankfurt MBA by inviting you to our MBA Info Evenings or to visit a lecture.

Sample lectures

Visit an MBA class this semester to discuss a case study with academic staff and current MBA students. This is your chance to experience typical classroom subjects, teaching techniques, and learning methods.

Feel free to contact the MBA Recruitment Managers to arrange a campus visit.

MBA Info Evenings

Learn more about our MBA and EMBA programmes at one of our Info Evenings. Benefit from personal conversations with our professors and programme directors and current students. 

Class Profile

Intake 2018

Number of students 45
Average age 30
Average work experience 5.5 years

Gender

Female 47%
Male 53%

Professional Industry

Automotive 7%
Aviation 2%
Commodities 9%
Consulting 9%
Education 4%
Engineering 2%
Financial Services 13%
Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals 7%
Media & Communications 4%
Real Estate 4%
Retail 4%
Technology 11%
Transportation & Logistics 4%
Other 18%

Age

24 - 29 51%
30 - 35 42%
>36 7%
Geographic Origin
Bangladesh Jordan
Brazil Mexico
Canada Nigeria
Chile Pakistan
China Russia
Georgia South Africa
Germany South Korea
India USA
Italy Uzbekistan

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