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Degree
Master of Science (MSc)

Language
EN

Tuition Fee
EUR 32,500

Application deadline
30 June

Programme Start
23 August

Duration
4 Semester | full-time

Master in Management - Fostering real-world management expertise

Our Master in Management programme offers innovative core modules combined with cutting edge concentrations to instill key managerial and business development competencies, to prepare digitally savvy analysts, ethical entrepreneurs, innovative managers and global business leaders.

Programme Highlights

Gain in-demand competencies through Frankfurt School’s innovative and practical teaching approach:

  • 3-day study model, allowing part-time employment
  • Practical problem-solving exercises, analysis and application
  • International Alumni network of business leaders and entrepreneurs
  • Partnerships with leading global corporates in finance, tech and consultancy
  • Access to innovation, sustainability and international start-ups
  • Specialise your programme with one of our 4 concentrations
  • 120 ECTS

Requirements
  • First university degree (Bachelor or Diploma) of at least 180 ECTS credits, irrelevant of discipline
  • Excellent written and spoken English (TOEFL - 90 iBT, 577 ITP / IELTS 7.0 or equivalent)
  • Valid GMAT/GRE score or Frankfurt School Admission Test/BT Methods 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
(EUR 4,000 discount)*
30 Nov 2020
Early Bird
(EUR 2,000 discount)**
31 Mar 2021
Final Application and Scholarship Deadline 30 Jun 2021

*In order to secure the discount you must have received an admission letter by 31 March

**In order to secure the discount you must have received an admission letter by 30 June

Learning Goals

LG1: Expert Knowledge and Understanding of Management Theories and Concepts, Processes and International Best Practices

Graduates will have an in-depth knowledge and a critical understanding of management theories, concepts, processes and international best practices. They will be able to analyse, structure and evaluate complex management-related problems in business contexts.

LG2: Problem Solving by Applying Analytical Techniques

Graduates will critically engage with complex management concepts, theories and sources to generate insights by applying scientific methods to improve processes related to business. They will extract research objectives, apply research methods, describe results and explain outcomes.

LG3: Effective Communication and Cooperation

Graduates will be effective communicators in interdisciplinary fields of research and practical business contexts. They will be responsible team members and reach common goals by effectively cooperating in a team. They will recognise potential conflicts in cooperation with others and reflect on them in the context of situation-overlapping conditions. 

LG4: Professional and Responsible Behaviour

Graduates will be prepared to be competent professionals in international business environments and research institutions. They will base their professional activities on in-depth theoretical and methodological knowledge and will have an understanding of ethical responsibility in management and decision-making processes.

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Master's 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.

Where can you meet us?

We also offer several other ways to get in touch with us such as class visits, fairs outside of Frankfurt and personal consultations. Please visit our page to find out more!

Rankings and Accreditations

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The Master in Management was ranked top 5 in Germany and #4 for salary in the Financial Times Global Master in Management 2020 Ranking. We were also placed #34 worldwide and #3 for careers.

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".

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Master of Management: Curriculum

The Master in Management programme curriculum consists of core modules, cutting edge specialisations combined with practical exposure through internships, career opportunities and engagement in company or consultancy projects thanks to Frankfurt School’s global professional network.

Semester 1

Evidence-based Management

Evidence-based 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 tool kit for your Master's thesis and increase your scientific decision making in management and consulting practice.

Marketing

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 gives an overview of marketing processes and principles and providing students with the opportunity to apply these key concepts to practical business situations.

Lecturer

Dr. Britta Meinert

Managerial Data Science

Managerial Data Science

In today’s rapidly moving business environment, firms are increasingly looking for data-driven decision makers who combine their industry expertise with solid analytics skills to devise and implement successful business strategies. This module equips students with the necessary statistical foundation to base important managerial decisions on an informed assessment of data instead of mere intuition. In particular, the module introduces students to key concepts of both descriptive and inferential statistics as well as machine learning and provides a hands-on learning experience for their application in practice.

Lecturers

Prof. Dr. Alexander Bleier

Prof. Dr. Jens Witkowski

Financial Management

Financial Management

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

Prof. Dr. habil. Michael Grüning

Operations Management

Operations Management

Matching demand and supply is a key driver of firms’ competitive advantage, but it 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

Prof. Dr. Mirko Kremer

Semester 2

Strategic Management

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 a firm's profitability, you will also discuss how the design of firm boundaries influences this and how organisational processes contribute to competitive advantages. 

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Markus Fitza

Leadership

Leadership

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 a workforce, whilst developing theories to improve employment relationships for all parties involved. 

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Claus Rerup

Innovation Management & New Product Development

Innovation Management & New Product Development

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, continuing with the selection of the most promising ideas and concluding with 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 and 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

Prof. Dr. Jochen Schlapp

Choose One Concentration

Choose One Concentration

Each student will choose one of four concentrations to focus on during their studies. Each concentration has a set curriculum of core modules to be completed.

  1. Global Strategy 
  2. People, Management & Organisations
  3. Digital Business, Technology & Operations
  4. Data & Business Analytics

Global Strategy

People, Management & Organisations

Digital Business, Technology & Operations

Data & Business Analytics

Strategy Execution

Strategy Execution

In this course, we will cover how firms can use performance measurement tools and concepts to manage the implementation of strategies. We cover concepts such as the balanced scorecard, strategy maps, action controls, personnel controls, strategic profitability analysis, etc.  The course will emphasise quantitative approaches (i.e.: use calculations to improve decision-making and strategy execution). 

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Matthias Mahlendorf

Managerial Decision Making

Managerial Decision Making

This course focuses on the process of decision making. In contrast to the economic model which assumes that human nature is determined by perfect rationality, this course highlights the irrationality of human decision making. We show that irrational decision making is not random or senseless, but systematic and predictable. The goal of the course is to explain how information processing, expectations, emotions, social norms and other invisible, seemingly illogical forces skew our reasoning abilities. Understanding irrationality is important to better understand the actions and decisions of consumers, managers and policy makers. 

Information Systems

Information Systems

This module 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 the potentials of IT from a strategic perspective. Further, they will be able to reflect on and contribute to designing a firm’s IT strategy, IT governance and IT architecture.

External Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Daniel Beimborn

Optimisation & Decision Models

Optimisation & Decision Models

The module provides students with a sound foundation in the application of the many tools and techniques of management science. Students are expected to learn the tools and the applications of modelling, optimisation, computing and programming in solving practical problems drawn from different functional areas (operations, finance, marketing, and human resources, etc.) in different organisations. 

Operations Strategy

Operations Strategy

This course focuses on how firms can maximise value by building and evaluating their operating systems. More specifically, the course provides rigorous answers to the question of how firms should tailor their operational competencies, assets, and processes to a specific business strategy. The topics include the historical sources of operations strategy, its links to other strategic decisions, process designs, global networks, strategic procurement, the integration of new technologies, environmental considerations and demand management, as well as the question of how to manage the implementation of a new strategic initiative. 

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Jochen Schlapp

Power, Politics, and Social Networks

Power, Politics, and Social Networks

The world runs on social relationships and social networks. Relationships are essential for getting work done, as well as to the way leaders engage in leading and leadership. Effective leaders and followers in any position use relationships to manage up, down and sideways. Work is accomplished through formal and informal relationships – social networks – and participants can be more effective if they understand the strength and weakness of their social relations. In any job it is important to build power and manage relationships with both peers and superiors. The question is, how do you do it? In this course, we provide the answers by using a social network perspective.  

Designing Resilient Supply Chains

Designing Resilient Supply Chains

This module focuses on the design of resilient and sustainable supply chains and emphasises the strategic role of information and data analytics. Students will learn about important design choices and digital core capabilities such as traceability, social media monitoring, and artificial intelligence. Firms need to build on these to increase their resilience towards regular demand and supply uncertainty,as well as major unpredictable supply disruptions caused by e.g., natural disasters, pandemics, supplier bankruptcy, or port strikes. 

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Mirko Kremer

Business Simulation & Algorithms

Business Simulation & Algorithms

This module introduces computer simulation as a powerful (yet intuitive) method for modelling complex business environments, analysing their behaviour, and predicting the effects of managerial strategies. Students will learn how to develop representative models, analyse and provide data to adequately parameterise and validate their models, conduct sensitivity analyses, and interpret and communicate results. Students will acquire the knowledge and tools to conduct simulation-based projects in managerial practice.

Summer

Internship or Skills Development Courses

Internship or Skills Development Courses

During summer, Frankfurt School students can do internships, not only to gain practical experience but also to apply and use some of the new analytical tools and knowledge gained through the core and concentration modules. The internship can be evaluated to waive 60 ECTS if relevant to the field of study or concentration the student is specialising in, provided the objective is achieved. Instead of an internship, students can also take skills development courses or attend summer schools pre-approved by the Programme Management.

Semester 3

Corporate Strategy and Scaling

Corporate Strategy and Scaling

This course covers aspects of firms growth and how business models can be scaled. It focuses specifically on the differences between traditional growth models and growths achievable through digital business models, platform and so-called zero marginal costs business models. It provides a unique blend of economic theory and practice, applying elements of recent theoretical advances to study the impact of novel digital technologies and new business model designs on strategic analysis. 

Persuasive Communication

Persuasive Communication

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the field of persuasion and give you hands-on experience to understand how persuasion “works”. We will discuss theories related to attitudes, persuasion and social influence, to illuminate the underlying behavioural and psychological constructs. You will learn the key behavioural and psychological concepts and develop the intellectual ability to apply them in situations where you need to persuade both businesses and individuals. As a related outcome of this course, you will also develop negotiation skills. 

Digital Innovation

Digital Innovation

Based on setting a common understanding about the concept of digital innovation and about selected digital technologies, this module is centered around the specifics of digital innovation discovery, implementation, and exploitation. The academic content of the course will be complemented by various workshops from corporate partners, a digital innovation challenge and a hands-on IoT group project. Rounding it off, discussions about ethical aspects will sensitise students for the difficulties and dilemmas related to digital innovation.

External Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Daniel Beimborn

Machine Learning for Big Data

Machine Learning for Big Data

This module is a hands-on introduction to state-of-the-art data analytics and machine learning methods. The course covers both supervised learning algorithms (used to make accurate predictions about the future from current data) and unsupervised learning (used to discover unknown structures in given data). Students will learn how to understand and to use those algorithms in different business contexts, and how to obtain managerially relevant insights from their analyses. 

Resource Allocation

Resource Allocation

The course covers probabilistic and behavioural aspects that underpin resource-allocation strategies. It focuses on how firms can apply strategic foresight to anticipate competitive market dynamics and how such analyses should affect resource allocation strategies. The course also discusses managerial heuristics that can be applied in highly uncertain environments in which traditional forecast approaches are limited. 

Lecturer 

Prof. Dr. Ronald Klingebiel

Diversity Management

Negotiations

New for 2021, more information to follow.

Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing

Online marketing is quickly gaining in importance and has recently surpassed radio, print and magazine advertising in terms of marketing spending. Moreover, the internet and online marketing are changing business models across many industries; traditional (offline) media is quickly “going digital” through technological advancements such as video-on-demand. The goal of this module is to introduce students to the technical and business aspects of the major online marketing instruments as well as new trends. In particular, we will discuss practical examples of; display and search engine advertising, affiliate marketing, social media and influencer marketing, viral marketing, mobile marketing and the latest trends and opportunities. 

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Christian Schulze

Data Visualisation & Storytelling

Data Visualisation & Storytelling

This module bridges data science techniques with managerial decision-making, by leveraging the powerful combination of data, visuals and narratives. The module covers basic data visualisation techniques for data of different volume (small and big data), variety (structured and unstructured) and velocity. The module also covers the psychological foundations and principles of data visualisation i.e. how does the human brain process information and how can we manage the cognitive load and attention of the audience. Students will learn to build compelling stories around their data analysis, in order to effectively communicate their results to decision-makers in important business contexts. 

Corporate Finance and Governance

Corporate Finance and Governance

New for 2021, more information to follow.

Change Management

Change Management

Change is a constant process and organisational change is a regular theme for any leader. Leading change is difficult because you need to convince people that they should give up habits, routines and scripts that perhaps work well and make their lives easier. Leaders that are good at influencing social change processes understand what motivates people and how to get people to commit to new lines of thinking and action through negotiations. Leading change can be top-down, bottom-up and/or middle-out. It can also be re-active when a crisis or shift takes place in the market or proactive when leaders take steps to change before an interruption forces calls for change. In this course, we explore some of the challenges and traps that can derail leaders' attempts to change people and organisations.  

Digital Operations & Industry 4.0

Digital Operations & Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is predicated on the idea that the real-time connection of physical and digital systems will affect every corner of modern organisations’ value creation process, through the emergence and convergence of new technologies such as additive manufacturing (AM), the internet of things (IoT), blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and others. This module includes hands-on workshops to provide a common technology foundation, as well as case studies and business simulations to understand how Industry 4.0 changes the way work is done in various manufacturing and service settings and how it will fundamentally alter traditional trade-offs among the competitive priorities of cost, flexibility, speed and quality.

Designing & Analysing Business Experiments

Designing & Analysing Business Experiments

This hands-on module highlights the crucial role that well-designed business experiments can play in informing important managerial decisions in diverse areas such as pricing, new product development, operations management, and organisational incentive setting. A growing number of organisations recognise the power of experiments, but often fail in the execution phase; for instance, because they are using unsystematic trial-and-error approaches that are not geared towards solid causal inference and learning from robust empirical evidence. The module covers the scientific foundations of experimental design & analysis, including advanced topics such as quasi-experimental designs, natural experiments, and regression discontinuity designs. The module further teaches students to understand and solve practical implementation challenges of business experiments. 

Experiential Learning

Strategy Consulting Project

Strategy Consulting Project

New for 2021, more info to follow.

Learning through Action – Applied Topics in Management

Learning through Action – Applied Topics in Management

This course offers a hands-on approach to the study of people, management and organisations. We provide students with an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills that are critical to tackling today's managerial problems. The course emphasises experiential learning coupled with lectures, readings, class discussion/debate, guest speakers, personal and group assignments. The content will reflect the most relevant business topics at the given time such as crisis management, disruptive innovations, etc. 

Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation

This module focuses on the challenges and approaches involved with an organisation’s digital transformation. Participants will discuss the potentials and limitations of different agile management approaches (Scrum, Scaled Agile, DevOps, Bimodal IT etc.). They will acquire competencies in designing and shaping the enterprise architecture, organisational structure and culture of a firm which is prepared for the digital future. The academic content of the course will be complemented by workshops from corporate partners and a hands-on agile methodology workshop. Debating on the economic and societal impacts of digitalisation will complete the course. 

External Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Daniel Beimborn

Applied Analytics Challenge

Applied Analytics Challenge

The Applied Analytics Challenge presents students with a challenging real-world (big data) business analytics problem. The students will work on solving the problem by using the data analysis techniques that they have learned in previous courses. The course exposes students to the nature of big data projects and will teach them how to address challenging issues in management practice. It also introduces students to the issue of how to manage such projects. 

Semester 4

2 Electives or Entrepreneurship Accelerator or Semester Abroad

2 Electives or Semester Abroad

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 currently offer here.

Students have the opportunity to replace their two elective modules with either a semester abroad at one of our international partner universities or take part in our Entrepreneurship Accelerator.

Master's Thesis

Core Modules
Electives
Global Strategy
People, Management & Organisations
Digital Business, Technology & Operations
Data & Business Analytics
Study abroad option: You have the option to use the credits from your electives in semester 4 to study abroad.
Curriculum may be subject to change.

Master in Management: Concentrations

Our Master in Management concentrations are designed to provide specialised knowledge and skills focused on specific areas of global strategy, people, management & organisations, digital business, technology & operations, data & business analytics. In addition, through these concentrations and company projects you have an opportunity to visit established corporations and start-ups.

Entrepreneurship Accelerator

As technology advances rapidly and businesses transform to become more sustainable, it is a necessity for future managers of international corporations to think and act with an entrepreneurial mindset. We offer you the chance to apply your learning to your own real life start-up project with our Entrepreneurship Accelerator as an alternative to your two electives in semester 4.

Study Abroad

Frankfurt School partners with 80+ universities worldwide that are primarily focused on business and management. This gives our students the opportunity to gain comparative view points, diverse cultural and study environments and to widen their international network. It also gives our students the chance to immerse themselves in a new environment that prepares them for a global career.

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Study Model

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

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

Students typically attend classes three days a week, either on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays or 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.

Learning Experience & International Exposure

Practical Learning

Our Master in Management programme curriculum combines theories and concepts with real world case studies, class discussions and shared experiences of practitioners and international experts invited from a wide range of industries.

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.

Every year the CIO of Deutsche Bahn gives a lecture on digitalisation as part of the Information Systems course.

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.

Case Studies

Students 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, Nestlé and P&G.

Competitions & Awards

Frankfurt School encourages students to participate in various challenges and competitions, e.g. CFA Research Challenge, throughout the year, giving selected students the opportunity to prove themselves and compete against other top universities worldwide.

Connect with International Universities

The Master in Management students have the opportunity to visit other European universities and connect with the local students.

For one week the students travel to Madrid and attend lectures at IE Business School on Blockchain, Big Data and how these technologies are influencing companies. All courses will be taught by faculty from IE, which gives the students the opportunity to broaden their academic network.

Have a look at Santiago's blogpost on his experience at last year's IE exchange.

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Apart from Spain we also offer the opportunity to spend a week in Milan by attending one of the electives in the fourth semester at Bocconi University. The elective not only includes courses at the university but students also visit renowned companies in the area.

Student Career Paths

The combination of practical learning methods and ability to work part-time ensures our Master in Management students are able to secure jobs in a variety of companies and industries by the time they graduate. Below are examples of where our students worked during and following their studies. Take a look at some more here.

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Employment Statistics - Class of 2019

Starting Salary after Graduation*

Average Salary EUR 58,566
Average Reported Bonus EUR 14,552

* excluding trainees and interns

Where do our graduates work?

List of employers

Accenture 
Accenture Strategy
Agrando
Amazon Web Services
BASF
Bearing Point
Boston Consulting Group
Capgemini Invent
CBRE
Commerz Business Consulting
Commerzbank
CPC Change Management
Dartmouth Partners GmBH
DB Systel
Deloitte
Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Börse Group
Deutsche Leasing Group
Deutsche Tele Medien GmbH
EFAFLEX
Frankfurt School Blockchain Center
Fujitsu TDS GmbH
Ginmon GmbH
Goldman Sachs
Henkel
IHS Markit
IMAP M&A Consultants AG
INEOS Styrolution Europe GmbH
JP Morgan
KfW Development Bank
KPMG
Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG
Lucht Probst Associates
MARS
Mattel
Mazars
McKinsey
micobo
Moody's analytics
ODDO BHF
Procter & Gamble
PVH Holdings GmbH
PwC
Rothschild & Co
Sanofi
Scania Deutschland Österreich
Schwarz Gruppe
Singular Group
Sparda Bank Südwest
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
VP Strategy Advisors
Zalando

Employment by Industry

Consulting 36%
Consumer Goods 14%
Corporate/Retail Banking 9%
Financial Services 9%
Investment Banking 6%
IT 5%
StartUp / FinTech 5%
Chemicals 3%
Automotive 2%
Other 11%

Employment by Function

Consulting / Project Management 25%
Business Development & Strategy 19%
Financial Advisory 11%
Brand & Product Management 8%
M&A / Transaction Services 5%
Research & Analytics 5%
Supply Chain 5%
Operations 3%
Corporate Banking 3%
Human Resources 3%
Risk Management & Compliance 3%
Sales 3%
Controlling 3%
Other 4%

Time until Employment

Before graduation 32%
0 - 3 months 29%
4 - 6 months 23%
Remained with current employer 12%
Internship 3%
Further Education 1%

Career Services & Professional Network

Our exclusive corporate connections and strong Alumni network allow you to build a professional network crucial for developing your international career. Our Careers Services team will support you with individual consultations on career development that are based on your interest and career goals. 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 104
Nationalities 21
Average age 24 

Gender

Female 46%
Male 54%

Origin of Students

Germany 52%
Asia 26%
Europe excl. Germany 10%
Americas 9%
Africa & Middle East 3%

Educational Background

Business Administration 31%
Other 12%
Economics 15%
International Business & Management 20%
Engineering 13%
Finance 9%

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Study in Frankfurt

Frankfurt is the commercial hub of Europe where major global corporations, consultancy firms, high-tech industries and startups are located alongside the European Central Bank. Frankfurt School plays a key role in supporting these strategic partner industries through its cutting edge research and innovative solutions focused on consultancy, tech, banking and finance.

Invest in your international career development by leveraging on the opportunities and business networks offered by the city of Frankfurt.

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Student Life

Frankfurt School takes pride in its international student community. Many of our aspiring and inspiring individuals lead important initiatives such as fundraising for environmental causes or for tech and innovation start-ups as well as engaging in consultancy competitions, sports and wellbeing activities.

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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 - 90 iBT, 577 ITP / IELTS 7.0 or equivalent)
  • 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 EUR 4,000 and EUR 2,000 respectively. Applicants interested in a scholarship must complete the relevant section within their online application.

Early Bird
(EUR 4,000 discount)*
30 Nov 2020
Early Bird
(EUR 2,000 discount)*
31 Mar 2021
Final Application and Scholarship Deadline 30 Jun 2021
Start of programme 23 Aug 2021

*You must have recieved an admission letter by 31 March and 30 June respectively

2. Assessment Centre and/or Interview

Successful applicants will be invited to an Assessment Centre and the 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.

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 23rd 2021. 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: 11 May 2020
  • Super Early bird deadline (EUR 4,000 discount): 31 May 2020
  • Early bird deadline (EUR 2,000 discount): 30 September 2020
  • Final deadline: 30 November 2020
  • Programme start: 25 January 2021

The application portal will open on 11 May 2020. 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.

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

Study Fee

Registration fee*: EUR 100
Semester fee: EUR 8,100
Total price: EUR 32,500

Deposit: To reserve your place in the programme, you will need to submit a deposit payment of EUR 3,000. This will be subtracted from the total tuition fee. You will receive instructions for submitting your deposit payment after you have sent us your signed contract of study. 

* The registration fee is due after you have signed your study contract. It is not an application fee.