This full-time programme is 100% taught in English and 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.
We welcome applications all year round. However, due to limited spots, we recommend applying as early as possible.
For non-EU applicants needing a visa, the final recommended deadline is May 31. This ensures ample time for you to successfully complete the visa process before the programme begins in September.
Given the extended visa processing times and the introduction of the APS, applicants from India and China are advised to apply by April 30.
For those not requiring a visa, the ultimate deadline is July 31st.
Submitting your application incurs no additional fees. Also, don't miss the early bird deadlines to benefit from reduced tuition fees:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Frankfurt School was represented for the first time in the Financial Times Global MBA 2023 Ranking.
FS was one of only three German universities featured within the global top 100.
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.
Early Bird 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|
|29 February||EUR 4,000 early-bird discount|
|31 May||EUR 2,500 early-bird discount|
|31 July||Final application deadline|
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).
Please note that the tuition fee's exclude any additional costs i.e. travel expenses, hotel costs for modules abroad.
Frankfurt School Scholarships
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.
What are the Scholarship categories
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:
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.
|Number of students||34|
|Average work experience||7 years|
Age in this cohort is between 30 - 38
The Full-time MBA Class of 2021 started their programme in October 2020. Hear more about their biggest highlights and insights from their first three months at Frankfurt School.
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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 with electives and specialisations, you have a choice of picking 6 courses in total which could be in a combination of 3 courses from each category (Advanced Management and Finance & Technology), or 6 courses from one category. Please note, these are the only combinations available. You cannot, for example, pick 4 courses from one and 2 from another.
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.
1. Online Application
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 arrange the interviews via a Zoom call and in special circumstances in face interviews can be organised.
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 2024. 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 embassy 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!
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.
Your career development
Your corporate connections
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.
|Average Salary||65,500 Euro|
|Average Reported Bonus||9,000 Euro|
Employer examples since programme launch
|Banco Santander||Kreutz und Partner|
|Café da Roca||National Bank of Egypt|
|Deutsche Bank||Reckitt Benckiser|
|EIB||SHV Holding/ Nurteco|
|euNetworks||Thailand Board of Investment|
|EY||Toyota Motor Europe|
|Finbridge||Tristone Flowtech Group|
|Hannover Re||Union Investment|
|Information Design One||Votorantim|
|Kautex Textron||Ziegert Bank und Immobilienconsulting|
Time until employment
|Financial Services (excl Banking)||10%|
MBA graduate work location
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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.