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Tuition Fee
37,000 Euro

Application Deadline
31 July

Programme Start

12 months

The Frankfurt MBA

Our programme builds on 60 years of teaching and research at Frankfurt School, one of Germany’s top-ranked business schools. The programme is aimed at international and German young professionals from all industries with at least two years of work experience and strong leadership abilities.

Our value proposition:

  • Transformational learning experiences
  • Comprehensive career development
  • German excellence, global relevance
  • Europe's economic capital is the ideal location for your MBA
  • Global perspectives and international student community
  • Two international study trips to FT top-ranked business schools
  • Intensive German language courses to maximise your job chances
  • Outstanding faculty and executive talks: 'In the Boardroom'
  • Strong career and personal development
  • Dorms are available for our Frankfurt MBA students

Eligibility requirements

Admission to The Frankfurt MBA at Frankfurt School is very competitive. To qualify for admission, you will need to fulfil the following eligibility requirements:

  • First academic degree – Bachelor or equivalent
  • 3 years of postgraduate work experience recommended
  • 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 for your studies at Frankfurt School, strong German is extremely helpful when seeking an internship or a job in Germany. We offer intensive German language courses at all levels for our international MBA students.

Study fee

Total tuition fee:37,000 Euro
Early-bird tuition discount 1

(applications received by November 30)

  6,000 Euro
Early-bird tuition discount 2

(applications received by January 31)

  4,000 Euro
Early-bird tuition discount 3

(applications received by April 30)

  2,500 Euro


We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible, as there are a limited number of places in the MBA programme. There are also special financial advantages for candidates who submit a complete application early:

30 November  6,000 Euro early-bird tuition discount
31 January 4,000 Euro early-bird tuition discount
30 April 2,500 Euro early-bird tuition discount
31 July Application deadline


The Frankfurt MBA is an intensive 12-month experience split into two 6-month semesters on campus.

MBA Leadership Camp

Get to know your new classmates during this activity-packed weekend retreat. Start developing many of the key skills you will employ throughout the programme, including teamwork, communication, and time management.

Personal and Professional Development

Skill Courses

  • Teambuilding and Intercultural Management
  • Presentation and Communication
  • Project Management
  • Excellence in Excel Sheet and Regression Analysis
  • Shaping Ideas

Comprehensive Career Development and 'Colloquium: In the Boardroom'

Core Modules & Electives

Career and Personal Development

An integral part of The Frankfurt MBA experience at Frankfurt School is the Career Development Programme. Our experienced Career Services team have developed a comprehensive programme of weekly workshops, coaching sessions and events during the first semester, followed by a more individual support approach, during the second semester and thesis. Frankfurt School graduates are known for their first class analytical skills and practical knowledge. To prepare The Frankfurt MBA students for successful future careers, we support them with Career Coaching from day one.

Our services include:

Individual Career Development

  • Individual Career Coaching
  • Application Training
  • German/International Job Market Preparation
  • KODE Coaching: Personality and competence analysis and development
  • Individual Interview Training
  • Presentation Skills Development: "Planning your speech"
  • Communication Skills
  • Networking Skills

Corporate Connections

  • Executive Talks and company presentations
  • Alumni Panel Discussions
  • Field Trips
  • In the Boardroom: Boardroom-style meetings with board members and senior executives
  • Career Fairs: FS Career Day and FS Industry Day
  • Corporate Interview Training
  • Case Study Workshops
  • JobTeaser career portal with companies, events, job board and career tips exclusively for FS students

Employment Statistics Class of 2017


Average Salary 60,000 Euro
Average Reported Bonuses 10,000 Euro

Employers our MBA Alumni work for

Accenture Lahmeyer International
Beiersdorf Lmtec
BNY Mellon Microvast GmbH
BRITA Mobisol
Café da Roca National Bank of Egypt
Citigroup NavVis
Continental NTPC Ltd.
Crossbuilders Porsche Consulting
Danfoss QuintilesIMS
DeKaBank Rabobank
Deutsche Bank SAP
Deutsche Börse SHV Holding/Nutreco
Eumetsat TE Connectivity
euNetworks Telespazio VEGA
Exxeta Thailand Board of Investment
EY Thomas Cook
Finbridge Toyota Motor Europe
Frankfurt School TrustPilot
Hannover Re Union Investment
IDS Votorantim
Kautex Textron X-markets
Klöckner Pentaplast Ziegert Bank und Immobilienconsulting

Countries our MBA graduates work in

Germany 67%
Brazil 5%
Egypt 5%
India 5%
Argentina 3%
Belgium 3%
Nigeria 3%
Norway 3%
United Kingdom 3%
USA 3%


Banking/Financial Services/Insurance 26%
Consulting 20%
Automotive 14%
Other 11%
Technology 8%
Energy 3%
Engineering 3%
Logistics 3%
Packaging/Material 3%
Real Estate 3%
Tourism 3%

Functional Area

Sales/Business Development/Marketing 27%
Project Management/Consulting 20%
Banking/Financial Services 17%
Logistics/Procurement 7%
Management 7%
Operations 7%
Venture Capital 7%
Human Resources 3%
Real Estate 3%
Sustainability 2%

Scholarships and Financing

Investing in your future

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

When you make the decision to study at FS, your current financial situation shouldn’t be the factor that holds you back. At the same time, it’s important to make sensible preparations for funding your studies.

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This commitment is what really counts – when you make the decision to study at Frankfurt School, your current financial situation shouldn’t be the factor that holds you back. At the same time, it is important to make sensible preparations for funding your studies.

Student finance is a complex issue, and needs careful, long-term planning. So take advantage of our advisory service and start your preparations by asking us for a personal consultation.

Payment Terms

Once you have been admitted to the The Frankfurt MBA programme, we ask that you make a tuition fee deposit of 5,000 Euros to secure your place on the programme. Your remaining fees will be paid in regular instalments at the beginning of each semester.

Frankfurt School Scholarship

A limited number of MBA scholarships are available to encourage applications from candidates from any discipline or background with an outstanding academic or business track record.

All scholarship decisions are merit-based, although financial hardship may also be taken into consideration in special cases. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee and decisions are final. Scholarships will only be awarded to cover tuition fees and will be deducted from the total tuition amount. No funds are available to cover living expenses.

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 salary. Then alumni 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 did their high school degree in Germany), Switzerland, Norway. Potentially also available for other EU-countries, 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 used 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 will be awarded to full-time Master 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 our programme is the completion of our online application, which includes uploading the following required documentation in support of your application:

Required Documents

  • CV or resume
  • Transcript of records and degree certificate 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 documents, 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 admissions into our MBA programme will be based on a combination of the candidate’s academic qualifications, English language abilities, admissions test score, case study essay, work experience and interview results. Admission results are generally announced within 2-4 weeks after your interview.

4. Start of the programme

The Frankfurt MBA begins in early October. 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.

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Our programme staff are available should you have any questions or concerns regarding your application or admission status. We look forward to welcoming you on board!

Application Checklist

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

Information Events

Would you like to get a first-hand impression of what our business school and our MBA programmes are really like? Meet The Frankfurt MBA Programme Director, talk with current students, take part in a classroom lecture or tour our campus. It is all possible through individually scheduled sample lectures and our regular MBA Evenings.

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 our MBA marketing managers to arrange a campus visit, including a guided tour of the campus.

MBA Evenings

Learn more about our MBA and EMBA programmes at one of our MBA Evenings! Benefit from personal conversations with our professors and programme directors and find out which programme could help you realise your full potential. 

Class Profile

Intake 2018

Number of students 45
Average age 30
Average work experience 5,5 years


Female 47%
Male 53%

Professional Industry

Transportation 2%
Telecommunications 2%
Media 2%
Mechanical Engineering 2%
Logistics 2%
Life Sciences 2%
Insurance 2%
Energy 2%
Aviation/Aerospace 2%
Technology 4%
Retail 4%
Real Estate 4%
Information Technology 4%
Financial Services (excl. Banking) 4%
Education 4%
Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals 7%
Banking 7%
Automative & Components 7%
Consulting 9%
Commodities 9%
Others 16%


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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