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International Advisory Services

Competence Centres

Development Finance Summer and Winter Academies

We provide our participants, representatives of microfinance organisations, commercial banks and other financial institutions intending to venture into microfinance, with in-depth technical know-how and effective practical tools to manage change and lead their institutions in dynamic markets.

Development Finance e-Campus

helps you to systematically and successfully develop your qualifications and to build your career, while recognizing the social function of education. They prepare you to become a Certified Expert in one of these business areas:

Or take our fully fledged online Master programme:

Master of Leadership in Development Finance (MA) – online

FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre

The Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance (the Centre) is a strategic cooperation between Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and the United Nations Environment Programme supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment.

Featured Projects, Tools & Publications

Profiles of selected development projects, tools and publications available to the wider public:

Sustainable World Academy

The FS Sustainable World Academy offers professional and executive courses dedicated to the advancement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

About Us


Since the early 1990s, International Advisory Services (formerly Bankakademie International) has been committed to improving financial markets and increasing access to finance for low-income populations by providing consulting and training services, and addressing the needs of the financial sector’s stakeholders.

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On behalf of various agencies and development finance institutions, such as ADB, EU, EIB, EBRD, FMO, GIZ, IFC, KfW, and the World Bank, we conduct projects across the globe with the aim to strengthen the financial sector and thus improve low-income populations’ access to finance. We operate in more than 100 countries through our Frankfurt Head Office, and have regional teams in Brazil, China, India, Kenya, Panama, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates.


  • Promote technical excellence in all areas of banking and finance
  • Create new content and concepts in banking and finance
  • Offer training programmes that create sustainable local capabilities
  • Offer tailor-made solutions to our clients

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As participants in the UN Global Compact, we are committed to the implementation, disclosure, and promotion of the following universal principles:

  • Make the UN Global Compact and its principles an integral part of our strategy, day-to-day operations, and campus culture;
  • Incorporate the UN Global Compact and its principles in the highest-level decision-making processes of our institution;
  • Take actions in support of UN goals and issues, including the Millennium Development Goals;
  • Communicate regularly with our stakeholders on progress made to implement the principles;
  • Advance the UN Global Compact and the case for responsible organisational practices through advocacy and active outreach to peers, students & alumni, corporate and community partners, and the public at large.
We support the UN Global Compact

We support the UN Global Compact

Head Office

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
International Advisory Services
Adickesallee 32-34,
60322 Frankfurt am Main,

Tel.: +49 69 154008 616

Regional Offices


Regional Office Kenya
Karen Office Park, Hemingways Block, 2nd Floor
Langata road, Karen,
Nairobi, Kenya


Regional Office China
Room 1911, Guohong B
No. 11A Muxidi Beili, Xicheng District
Beijing 100038

Europe and the MENA Region

Regional Office Belgium
Rond-Point Schuman 11
1040 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0) 2 256 75 55

Regional Offices Turkey

Istanbul Office
Kozyatağı Mah. Değirmen Sokak. No:16
AR Plaza A Blok Kat:2 Daire:21
34742 Kadıköy, İstanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 212 931 42 70

Ankara Office
Beştepe Mah. Nergiz Sok. No: 7/2
Via Tower İş Merkezi Daire: 69
06560 Söğütözü,
Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90 312 467 44 77

Regional Office United Arab Emirates
Ocean Heights 5503
Dubai Marina

Regional MENA Office
Rizeq Rushaidat Street
Al Ghusain Complex -  Shmisani
11194 Amman, Jordan

Partners and Clients

Our clients are international financial institutions, international donor organisations, non-governmental organisations, microfinance institutions, central and commercial banks, bank training institutions, and other financial institutions.




If you are interested in the field of development finance, you can find additional information in the following online sources.

Please note that Frankfurt School of Finance & Management cannot accept any liability for the content posted on these websites.


We offer the development and implementation of customised technical assistance (TA) to support our clients in a wide range of areas, such as fund management (funding, technical assistance, and grants), strategic management, implementation of international credit lines, and TA in all banking areas.

In an effort to increase outreach to the unbanked, we cooperate with policymakers and regulators to provide advisory services and develop integrated financial schemes that are adapted to specific market needs. Moreover, we provide classroom and on-the-job training as well as e-learning courses on development finance topics.

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Our IAS experts can support your organization in the following areas:

  • Capacity building and technical advisory services.
  • In all areas of banking and finance with focus on Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) lending.
  • Advice to microfinance policymakers and regulators.
  • Changing management processes to meet growth, competition, and transformation needs.
  • Technical support to training institutes and specialised microfinance competence centres.
  • Conception, design, and execution of market research, due diligences, feasibility studies, and market and other studies.
  • Training and capacity-building programmes, as well as training of trainers.
  • Direct implementation of international credit lines.
  • Management of development finance investment funds.


The IAS team 2017

The IAS team 2017

Our Team

We are an international, young, and highly motivated team, which consists of more than 90 professional experts globally. We foster a multicultural environment with team members from almost every continent representing over 29 countries and nationalities.

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We pride ourselves on developing staff internally. In this vein, employees have access to extensive internal training programmes and course curricula. They are also sponsored for external training and development programmes. Our employees are routinely considered for internal development and promotion opportunities.


We offer a steppingstone to the world of development economics and an opportunity to work on all stages of project management. In turn expect commitment, flexibility, basic knowledge in economics, and good communication skills.

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With us you will have the chance to work on a project from the very beginning – the preparation of pre-qualification documents and project proposals – to the implementation stage by developing country studies and independent research in different areas of microfinance and banking.

Meet the team

Job Openings in Frankfurt


Do you study business, economics, or social sciences, and are you interested in bolstering your theoretical knowledge with practical experience?

Then we’re looking forward to receiving your application! We offer internships in both our head office in Frankfurt am Main and our regional office in Nairobi, Kenya (For internships in Nairobi, fluency in French is a distinct advantage. Please note that there is no remuneration for this internship. IAS does, however, bear costs for air travel and accommodation).

Please email your complete application (further information below) in English to:


Our IAS team is seeking to recruit Trainees (f/m) at the earliest possible date. We offer interesting employment opportunities for young and motivated graduates as trainees in development finance projects. After a thorough orientation at the IAS Headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, you can work with senior experts in bank advisory projects abroad or you might stay at the head office to support the implementation of financial sector development programmes. The successful completion of our trainee programme (typically 12 months depending on prior qualification) will qualify you for an international career in advisory or project management.

Full time positions

Consultant Opportunities

Long and Short-term positions

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is the leading bank training and consultancy institute in Germany with a track record of 60 years’ experience in all areas of banking and finance. Moreover, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management’s International Advisory Service has provided technical assistance and training to banks and microfinance institutions world-wide for more than 10 years. Among our main clients are EBRD, EIB, GIZ, KfW, and World Bank, as well as commercial banks and non-bank financial institutions.

For our on-going and future projects worldwide, we are looking to hire consultants for the following positions:


Your application should include:

  • Cover letter stating your motivation, availability and qualifications.
  • Curriculum vitae (in reverse chronological order).
  • Certificates and letters of reference (from former studies, internships, employments, scholarships, awards, etc.);
  • If you are a non-EU citizen please also attach a copy of your residence and work permit. Please be aware that we are not able to offer a contract without these documents.
  • Depending on the specific job opening further requirements may apply.

Only complete and accurate applications will be considered.

Good luck!