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Degree
MBA

Language
EN

Tuition Fee
42,000 EUR

Application Deadline
31 July*

Programme Start
23 Sep

Duration
12 months

Advance your career today

The Frankfurt MBA | This full-time programme is designed for aspiring professionals who are looking to deal with real challenges in international
business, make a career change or enhance their managerial skills to prepare for their next leadership role. 

Our business MBA programme will help you gain a global perspective and provide you with an enriching learning environment for your career development and personal progress. As a top-ranked German business school, our community has built a strong network with organisations at a global level. Located in the business hub of Europe, Frankfurt continues to draw in thousands of financial and business professionals each year.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Prepare for your dream leadership role and join one of Germany's top leading business schools. We look forward to welcoming you to our Frankfurt campus!

*Applications after the 31 July will be subject to availability.

Highlights
  • Participant-centred learning (Harvard case method) with real-world business cases
  • New modern campus in the financial hub of Europe 
  • Renowned professors and experienced practitioners in global business, strategic management and inspirational leadership
  • Module abroad at SDA Bocconi School of Management in Italy
  • Monday-Thursday: Core Module courses and Friday: career services activities (career counselling & workshops, events and company talks)
  • Free German language courses
  • Global Alumni network 

Requirements

  • First academic degree (Bachelor or equivalent)
  • 3 years of post-graduate work experience
  • GMAT or GRE preferred (alternative: Business Test Methods (Frankfurt School Admission Test) please note our test has a USD 100 fee)
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills (minimum score TOEFL 90 iBT, IELTS 7.0 or equivalent).

    Language test waivers available e.g. if corporate work language is English (proof by company), first academic degree was taught in English (if stated on transcript) or if applicant is a  native English speaker.

Deadlines & Discounts

We accept applications on a rolling basis and encourage you to complete your application before one of our early bird deadlines below in order to receive a reduction in overall tuition fees: 

30 November EUR 6,000  early-bird discount
31 January EUR 4,000  early-bird discount
30 April EUR 2,500  early-bird discount
31 July Final application deadline

Learning Goals

LG1: Knowledge and understanding of general management and business acumen

Graduates have an action-oriented and critical understanding of the management cycle in organisations that qualifies them to apply it to diverse tasks and functions that form the value chain. They will draw upon sound functional and cross-functional knowledge of contemporary management concepts and disciplines and develop innovative solutions by providing thought leadership.

LG2: Analytical and critical thinking skills to generate innovative solutions and make balanced strategic decisions in a global environment

Graduates are able to identify opportunities and ideate innovative solutions, implementing them effectively and efficiently based on sound qualitative and quantitative research using fact-oriented analysis. By doing so they will combine independent, forward-oriented thinking management techniques for quality decision-making to address business challenges with implementing effective solutions.

LG3: Effective executive communication, collaboration and cooperation skills

Graduates have a clear understanding of the roles, responsibilities and entrepreneurial challenges a business leader faces in a fast changing environment, they also excel in effective executive communication, collaboration and cooperation skills. Graduates master concise and effective spoken and written communication, based on know-how, emotional intelligence and intercultural sensitivity. They present, discuss and defend fact-based arguments that convince their audience, move people to congruent action and achieve positive change when necessary. As both leaders and members of teams, they set high standards, establish trust and create an environment of collaboration and cooperation that inspires high performance.

LG4: Responsible, inspirational and ethical leaders of teams and organisations

Graduates are self-aware and mindful, with the character needed for leading in any organisational or cultural context in the global environment. They decide and act based on ethical considerations, comply with regulatory requirements and enhance the well-being of their stakeholders, organisations, society and environment.

Full-Time MBA Curriculum

The Full-time MBA curriculum (60 ECTS) is an accelerated 12-month learning experience, which is divided into core module lectures, elective courses, and a thesis period. Our business MBA includes a module abroad to Italy and you can choose from many available electives.

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Information Events

Meet us On-campus and Online

Join us and find out how to maximise your career opportunities with an MBA at Frankfurt School. Engage with alumni & students and get career advice from our staff in the next networking event.

Career and Personal Development

Career Services is one of the most important aspects of our MBA programme. Right from the start of your MBA studies, our Career Services team is part of your Frankfurt School experience. Our Career Counsellors offer individually tailored support through career counselling & workshops. Our goal is simple: to enhance the professional development of our students and to assist in preparing them as thoroughly as possible for a successful career after the MBA

Prepare for your next leadership role:

MBA Careers: Interview with Rosa Homburg

We recently interviewed, Rosa Homburg – Senior Career Counsellor. She has many years of work experience in different countries and industries and manages MBA career-related services. We asked her some of the most frequently asked questions relating to careers for our students. 

Your Career Development

  • MBA Leadership Camp (Offsite)
  • Personal Coaching Sessions
  • KODE Coaching: Personality and competence analysis and development
  • CV Checks & Job Market Preparation
  • Individual Career Planning & Placement Support
  • Professional Skills Workshops & Application Training
  • German/International job market preparation

Your Corporate Connections

  • FS Career Day
  • Executive Talks & Corporate Events
  • Job Board & Career Fairs
  • Career Services Newsletter
  • Global alumni network
  • Alumni panel discussions
  • Corporate interview training
  • Case study workshops
  • FS JobTeaser career portal with companies, events, job board and career tips exclusively for FS students

German Classes

The programme is taught entirely in English. However, German classes are provided for all non-German speaking students throughout the duration of the programme. We strongly encourage students to learn German before they arrive in Frankfurt in order to improve their employment opportunities. 

Class Profile

Intake 2021

Number of students 41
Average age 30
Average work experience 7 years

Gender

Female 40%
Male 60%

Professional Industry

Automotive & Components 9%
Aviation/Aerospace 5%
Banking/Financial Services 9%
Commodities 5%
Consulting 5%
Energy 3%
Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals 5%
Telecommunications 7%
Insurance 5%
Legal 3%
Media 5%
Real Estate 5%
Technology 27%
Others 10%

Age

24 - 29 51%
30 - 35 44%
>36 5%
Geographic Origin

93% of the 2021 intake comes from outside of Germany. All geographic locations represented in the MBA:

Cameroon Qatar
China Singapore
Colombia Taiwan
Germany Turkey
India United Kingdom
Iran United Arab Emirates
Mauritius United States
Mexico
Nicaragua
Peru
Phillipines
Women in the MBA

In honour of all women in leadership, we launch our MBA Women’s page! Here, we highlight the stories and achievements of all women across our MBA programmes as they are redefining the meaning of success and are entering new areas of business.

Employment Statistics Class of 2020

Salary

Average Salary 67,000 Euro
Average Reported Bonus 7,000 Euro

Employer examples since programme launch

Accenture Kion Group
Allianz KPMG
Banco Santander Kreutz und Partner
BASF Lahmeyer International
Barclays Lmtec
BDO Microsoft
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
Jeppesen, Boeing

Time until employment

3 months 74%
7 months 89%

Industries

Financial Services (excl. banking) 19%
Engineering/Technology 19%
Healthcare 11%
Energy 11%
E-Commerce 11%
Consumer Goods/FMCG 11%
Consulting 8%
Environmental Services 4%
Banking 4%
Automotive 4%

74 % of Class of 2020 students changed industry after completing the MBA.

Functional Area

Finance/Controlling/Tax 27%
Sales/Business Development/Marketing 19%
Product Development 11%
Project Management/Consulting 8%
General Management 8%
Supply Chain 4%
M & A 4%
Legal 4%
Others 15%

59 % of Class of 2020 students changed functional area after completing the MBA.

MBA graduate work location

Germany 82%
Europe (excl. germany) 7%
Americas 7%
Asia 4%

70% of Class of 2020 students changed country after completing the MBA.

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 Business Test Methods (Admission Test) (only available on request - please note our test has a USD 100 fee)
  • TOEFL / IELTS score report, or proof of equivalent English fluency
  • Case study assignment (instructions provided in the online application)

Please note: Once admitted to the programme, we require a certified/notarised paper copy of your first academic degree certificate.

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 Full-time MBA starts in late September 2022. For the start of the programme, we will offer a hybrid-model (courses both online and on-campus). All students are expected to join us (online or on-campus) 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 visa. Please contact your local embassies with any questions.

Our programme staff is available should you have any questions or concerns regarding your application or admission status. We look forward to welcoming you to the class this year!

All information is intended to provide a general overview of the study programme. Frankfurt School of Finance & Management reserves the right to modify the curriculum, the schedule or any parts thereof. The same applies to the tuition fees and internal and external examination fees.

Application Checklist

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

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 with the best conditions for earning a degree, but we also offer you excellent career prospects.

Your financial situation should not be the factor that prevents you from studying at Frankfurt School. However, it is 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

Total fees: EUR 42,000
Deposit: EUR 5,000

The remaining fees will need to be paid in regular instalments at the beginning of each semester. Should you decide to opt for a full upfront payment, you will receive a 5% reduction on tuition fees (excluding discounts). 

Frankfurt School Scholarship

We award a limited amount of partial 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 be considered in special cases. Our scholarships cover the tuition fee and will be deducted from the total tuition cost.

Frankfurt School Alumni Benefits

The fee for the Frankfurt School MBA Admission Test will be waived for Frankfurt School alumni and once admitted to the Full-time MBA programme, they are eligible to receive an alumni discount of 10% of their studies. Please note that this amount is granted independently of possible early bird deadlines and discounts.

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 annual income of EUR 30,000 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 one million Euros 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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MBA FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Still have questions about the programme or overall admissions process? Check out some of the most frequently asked questions about our Full-time MBA at Frankfurt School. Including: application process, eligibility & programme requirements, scholarships & financing, career development, curriculum, and life abroad in Germany. 

Student life

Join our community of aspiring and inspiring individuals and get involved at FS by joining a student initiative. Participate in a sport or business competition, join our Student Council or create your own event or initiative.

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Contact

Ann-Marie Stephenson
Recruitment Manager

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