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Degree
Master of Science (MSc)

Language
EN

Tuition Fee
32,500 Euro

Application deadline
30 June

Programme Start
26 August

Duration
4 Semester | full-time

Programme Highlights
  • Curriculum that combines academic expertise with practical relevance
  • Six concentrations: Digital Business, International Business, Technology & Operations, Marketing, Strategy & Organisation, Business Analytics
  • Flexible programme structure allowing part-time employment with our 3-day Model
  • International opportunities
  • Extensive network of cooperating companies and universities worldwide
  • Study, network and experience Life in Frankfurt

Requirements
  • A first academic degree of at least 180 ECTS, irrelevant of discipline 
  • Excellent written and spoken English (TOEFL - 90 iBT / IELTS 7.0 or equivalent) or TOEFL ITP (minimum score of 577)
  • Valid GMAT / GRE score or Frankfurt School Admission Test
  • Successful admissions interview

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.

Early Bird 1
(4,000 Euro discount)*
30 Nov 2019
Early Bird 2
(2,000 Euro discount)**
31 Mar 2020
Final Application and Scholarship Deadline 30 Jun 2020

*You must have attended the assessment center, handed in all documents and recieved an admission letter by 31 March

**You must have attended the assessment center, handed in all documents and recieved an admission letter by 30 June

Aims and objectives

Upon completion of the programme graduates will be able to:

  • apply management knowledge to business problems
  • apply quantitative and analytical skills in diverse business environments
  • identify and evaluate process analyses related to business decisions
  • formulate and implement effective processes and develop best-practices
  • lead diverse project groups
  • demonstrate a deep understanding of strategy and processes in banking or manufacturing.

Master Info Evening

Learn more about our Master programmes at one of our Master's Info Evenings! Benefit from personal conversations with our students and programme directors and find out which programme could help you excel in your career. 

GMAT Preparation Course

The GMAT is a challenging exam requiring substantial preparation for optimal performance. This course provides students with all the essential tips and necessary preparation for high performance and excellent exam results. Find out more!

Curriculum

Students learn core management disciplines while tailoring the programme to their needs through a choice of six concentrations: marketing, strategy & organisation, technology & operations, business analytics, digital business or international business.

Semester 1

Business Economics

The module offers an introduction into essential analytical approaches and topics of economics, straddling the different disciplines of microeconomics and macroeconomics. The course puts emphasis on the economic theory of behaviour, enriched by recent insights of behavioural economics, and relates this with the performance of markets and firms.

Lecturer

Finance

You will look into the way that asset markets operate and the fundamental tools of asset valuation. This module also covers corporate finance and you will acquire analytical tools for financial decision making and valuation. Students learn the theoretical concepts underlying modern corporate finance and asset markets.

Lecturer

Accounting

This module will introduce you to the principles of financial and managerial accounting. The main topics are: details and interconnections between the balance sheet, income statement/ P&L statement and cash flow statement based on International Accounting Standards (IAS) / International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). You will also explore relevant sections of management accounting including cost accounting, planning, control and performance management.

Lecturer

Business Statistics

The module introduces you to general statistical principles, which can be applied to all areas of economics and finance. The combination of theoretical knowledge and analytic skills gained in this module enables you to critically evaluate business and financial proposals when dealing with clients, donors, partners or financiers. On completion of this module, you will be able to analyse statistics from both scientific publications and practical articles. 

Lecturer

Lecturer

Marketing

Marketing is the art and science of choosing target markets and getting, keeping, and growing customers through creating, delivering, and communicating superior customer value. This module provides an overview of marketing processes and principles, and provides students with the opportunity to apply the key concepts to practical business situations.

Lecturer

Semester 2

Strategic Management

Strategy is about why some firms are successful and others are not. The course develops an understanding of how firms can design processes in markets and organisiations to achieve competitive advantages. Besides an overview of how market processes affect firm profitability you will also discuss how the design of firm boundaries influences this and how organisational processes contribute to competitive advantages. 

Lecturer

Operations Management

Matching demand and supply is a key driver of firms’ competitive advantage, but is difficult because demand in most markets can vary, while supply is inflexible. With an emphasis on better managing demand-supply mismatches, this course provides a set of concepts and tools to design, analyse, and improve the complex processes that underlie the creation and delivery of both products (e.g., cars) and services (e.g., car sharing platforms).

Lecturer

Information Systems

This modules aims to establish the foundations required to manage information systems in a business environment. Based on knowledge about different types of information technology and information systems, future managers will be able to evaluate potentials of IT from a strategic and business oriented perspective. 

External Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Daniel Beimborn

Leadership & Organisational Behaviour

This module teaches our students to boost the performance of any organisation by providing them with key ideas and models of human resources management. Working in small teams enables our students to put theory into practice when identifying and solving problems. You will explore strategies that are associated with building, developing and motivating workforce, whilst developing theories to improve employment relationships for all parties involved. 

Lecturer

Innovation Management

In most industries, good R&D performance is critical to generate and sustain a lasting market success, and at the heart of every R&D process is a firm’s innovation management. Starting with the generation of possible innovation opportunities, and continuing with the selection of the most promising ideas and the transformation of these ideas into final products, innovation management has to deal with a set of utterly diverse challenges. For instance, should innovation be incremental or radical; or what are the benefits and costs of open innovation? This course sets out to discuss the key challenges that are inherent to innovation and product development processes. To this end, the course also introduces students to business model innovations and the impact of new technologies on existing R&D strategies.

Lecturer

Semester 3

Evidence Based & Responsible Management

The course focuses on the design and implementation of high-quality empirical studies in the areas of management. It will serve as a methodological toolkit for your Master thesis and increase your scientific decision making in management and consulting practice.

Concentration Modules

Each student will choose one of six concentrations (see below) to focus on during their studies. Each concentration has a set curriculum of core modules to be completed.

Semester 4

Electives 1 & 2

A range of electives including Project Management, Industry Practice and Supply Chain Strategy and Financial Performance allow you to tailor your Master in Management through a diverse and distinctive structure of time formats. 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. Elective options are published during the third semester and students must choose 2 elective modules to start in their last semester.

You can find the entire list of electives that we offer for the upcoming 2019 summer semester here.

Study Abroad Option

All Master in Management students can go abroad during the fourth semester. They have the option to study at one of our international partner universities and use the credits gained during the semester abroad to replace the electives.   

Master's Thesis

You are required to conduct independent research in order to complete their Master’s thesis. The thesis period usually lasts for three months and takes place during the 4th semester. In preparation for their Master’s thesis students participate in a workshop, introducing them to both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Two supervisors advise each student in approaching and implementing their research and also asses their thesis once completed.

Concentrations

FT Ranking 2018

The Master in Management was ranked top 3 in Germany and #28 worldwide in the Financial Times Master in Management 2018 Ranking. We placed #3 for careers and #9 for salary. 

Study Abroad

Go abroad, meet new people, experience a new culture, and broaden your perspective.
Complete the 4th semester at one of our 80 partner universities worldwide or set up a self-organised semester abroad at a non-partner university.

Be fully immersed into a new environment & prepare yourself for the globalised business world.

Study Models

Regular: 4-Semester Track (3-day Model)

The Master in Management follows a unique time model that permits you to work part-time whilst pursuing your full-time Master’s degree. We call this the 3-Day Model.

Students typically attend classes three days a week, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. This leaves three working days for self-study, language courses or part-time employment. Some electives are organised as blocked week events.

3-Semester Track

Applicants with a business related degree may be eligible to complete the programme in 3 semesters and start in the summer term. Please contact us for more information.

Learning Experience

Practical Learning

Our Master in Management programme is based on a mixture of theoretical learning, supported by and reinforced with case studies and group work, following the Harvard model of teaching

Guest Lectures and Talks

Frankfurt School’s close ties to the consulting and finance industry are evident in the guest lecture opportunities. Students can network with innovators, industry veterans, and successful alumni regularly on campus.

Recently the CIO of Deutsche Bahn gave a lecture on digitalization as part of the Information Systems course.

Case Studies

You will benefit from our exclusive case study learning opportunities through lectures and seminars. This allows students to work on real-life case studies preparing them for the realities of the working world.

Past companies who have presented case studies were PWC, McKinsey, e&Co., and P&G.

Field Trips

In the second semester students travel to Brussels for a three-day trip offsite within the Leadership module.

They attend presentations from external professors, visit the European Commision and take part in an interactive workshop on leadership.

German Classes

The Master in Management 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 our students to learn German before they arrive in Frankfurt in order to improve their employment opportunities.

Employment Statistics - Class of 2018

Starting Salary after Graduation*

Average Salary 56,500 Euro
Average Reported Bonus   7,400 Euro

* excluding trainees and interns

Where do our graduates work?

List of employers

4C Group ING Diba
Accenture JP Morgan
Axel Springer Karabin
BASF Kekst CNC
BMW KFW
Clifford Chance KPMG
Commerz Business Consulting Mazaars
Commerzbank P&G
Continental Teves  Porsche
Deloitte Reckitt Benkiser
Deutsche Bank Roland Berger
Deutsche Börse Senacor IT Consulting
Deutsche Bundesbank Soapland 
DZ Bank Société Générale CIB
Horvath & Partners TwentyFour Asset Management
HQ Trust UBS
IBM UBS Europe SE Wealth Management
Ikano Bank Vodafone Global Enterprise
Immoveo Group

Employment by Industry

Consulting 31%
Corporate/Retail Banking 32%
Financial Services 8%
Automotive 8%
FMCG 5%
Digital Services 5%
Other 11%

Employment by Function

Consulting / Project Management 35%
Finance/Controlling 11%
Business Development 9%
IT Management 6%
Investment Management 6%
Financial Services 8%
Sales 8%
Marketing 5%
Other 12%

Time until Employment

Before graduation 35%
Remained with current employer 23%
0 - 3 months 20%
4 - 6 months 6%
Internship 3%
Further Education 2%

Career Services & Your FS Network

Our exclusive corporate connections allow you to build a strong network for your career. Our Careers Services team are readily available to provide you with individual consultations on careers within business and management. This along with our regular guest lectures and company visits, plus the opportunity to work part-time throughout your full-time studies, leaves you in the spotlight for employment after graduation. 
 

Class Profile

Overview

Number of students 86
Nationalities 15
Average age 24 

Gender

Female 48%
Male 52%

Origin of Students

Germany 62%
Asia 19%
Europe excl. Germany 14%
Americas 4%
Africa & Middle East 1%

Educational Background

Business Administration 40%
Other 21%
Economics 19%
International Business & Management 12%
Engineering 4%
Finance 4%

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Student Life

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Application Process

1. Online Application

The first step in applying for our programme is the completion of our online application, which includes uploading the following required documents in support of your application:

Required Documents

  • Certified copy of your undergraduate transcript of records and degree award certificate
  • Certified copy of your TOEFL / IELTS results or equivalent (TOEFL IBT minimum score of 90 / IELTS minimum score of 7,0) or TOEFL ITP (minimum score of 577)
  • Official GMAT score report, GRE score report or FS Admissions Test (no possibility of waiver)
  • CV or resume (must be in English)
  • Other documentation supporting professional experience or other extracurricular activities, if applicable

Each of the documents listed above are required for completing your application. However, you do not need to upload them all at once.

Deadlines & Discounts

Applications are considered on a rolling basis, therefore we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Applications received before the end of November and March will benefit from our early bird discounts of 4000 EUR and 2000 EUR respectively. Applicants interested in a scholarship must complete the relevant section within their online application.

Early Bird 1
(4,000 Euro discount)*
30 Nov 2019
Early Bird 2
(2,000 Euro discount)**
31 Mar 2020
Final Application and Scholarship Deadline 30 Jun 2020
Start of programme 24 Aug 2020

*You must have attended the assessment center, handed in all documents and recieved an admission letter by 31 March

**You must have attended the assessment center, handed in all documents and recieved an admission letter by 30 June

2. Assessment Centre and/or Interview

Successful applicants will be invited to an Assessment Centre and Frankfurt School Admission Test, if applicable. The interview will be held either at Frankfurt School, or over the skype call for students that are not able to make an in-person interview. The purpose of the interview is to gain a better understanding of your character, personality, expectations, motivations and goals.

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Assessment Center Dates 2019 in Frankfurt:

  • 19 January
  • 27 February                                 
  • 20 March
  • 17 April
  • 4 May
  • 29 May
  • 18 June
  • 4 July
  • 20 July
  • 01 August

3. Results

The final decision regarding your Master in Management admission will be based on a combination of undergraduate grades, English language abilities, admission test results, and the interview performance.

We also take into account other significant experiences, commitments or awards such as internships, international experiences, and volunteer projects.

4. Programme Start

The Master in Management programme begins on August 24th 2020. All students are expected to be at Frankfurt School on this day. 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.

Information for FS Bachelor Students

Important dates (relevant for FS Bachelor students)
  • Application start date: 10 May 2019
  • Super Early bird deadline (4,000 € discount): 31 May 2019
  • Early bird deadline (2,000 € discount): 30 September 2019
  • Final deadline: 30 November 2019
  • Programme start: 27 January 2019

The application portal will open on 10 May 2019. The links will be provided via e-mail. Please contact us for more information and if you have any questions about the process.

Financing & Scholarships

Investing in your future

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

And since we can guarantee the quality of our teaching and research, we also expect the highest levels of commitment and motivation from our students.

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