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Tuition Fee
39,000 EUR

Application Deadline
31 July 2021

Programme Start
October 2021

12 months

Advance your career today

The Frankfurt MBA | This full-time programme 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.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Prepare for your dream leadership role and join one of Germany's top leading business schools. We look forward to welcoming you to our Frankfurt campus!

  • Participant-centred learning (Harvard case method) with real-world business cases
  • New modern campus in the financial hub of Europe 
  • Renowned professors and experienced practitioners in global business, strategic management and inspirational leadership
  • Module abroad at SDA Bocconi School of Management in Italy
  • Monday-Thursday: Core Module courses and Friday: career services activities (career counselling & workshops, events and company talks)
  • Free German language courses
  • Global Alumni network 


  • First academic degree (Bachelor or equivalent)
  • 3 years of post-graduate work experience
  • GMAT or GRE (alternative Frankfurt School MBA Admission Test only available on request - please note our test has a USD 100 fee)
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills (minimum score TOEFL 90 iBT, IELTS 7.0 or equivalent). Language test waivers available for those who qualify. 

Deadlines & 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
31 January EUR 4,000  early-bird discount
30 April EUR 2,500  early-bird discount
31 July Final application deadline

Learning Goals

LG1: Knowledge and understanding of general management and business acumen

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.

LG2: Analytical and critical thinking skills to generate innovative solutions and make balanced strategic decisions in a global environment

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.

LG3: Effective executive communication, collaboration and cooperation skills

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.

LG4: Responsible, inspirational and ethical leaders of teams and organisations

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.

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Meet us On-campus and Online

Join us and find out how to maximise your career opportunities with an MBA at Frankfurt School. Engage with alumni & students and get career advice from our staff in the next networking event.


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 you can choose from 15 different electives (from three possible tracks: Finance, Management or Technology). 

Pre-courses (optional)



Please note that pre-courses are optional. If you would like to get a head-start on the programme, they will be available in September 2021.



Please note that pre-courses are optional. If you would like to get a head-start on the programme, they will be available in September 2021.



Please note that pre-courses are optional. If you would like to get a head-start on the programme, they will be available in September 2021.



Please note that pre-courses are optional. If you would like to get a head-start on the programme, they will be available in September 2021.


MBA Leadership Camp

MBA Leadership Camp

Connect with your new MBA classmates during this activity-packed team building weekend. Start developing many of the key skills you will employ throughout the programme, including teamwork, communication, and time management. 

Module 1

Global Economy

Global Economy

This module is based on the assumption that understanding and applying the global macroeconomic environment and policies is important for the decisions of managers. Firms operate in the complex environment of the entire economy, and indeed of the world economy and the global financial markets. On completion of this module, students will acquire the skills that enable them to successfully consider long-term growth trends as well as short-term business cycle movements and respective policy changes when making strategic business decisions.


Horst Löchel, Professor of Economics & MBA Programme Director at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Competitive Strategies

Competitive Strategies

This module combines lectures and case studies exploring and applying the theoretical frameworks on the basis of strategic analysis. These frameworks help evaluate firms’ strengths and weaknesses, the intensity of competition, the relative bargaining power of firms’ buyers and suppliers, the nature of strategic interactions, and changes in scope (diversification and vertical integration). The mastery of these analytical tools has relevance to individuals seeking a career in business as a manager, entrepreneur, or consultant.


Stephan Billinger, Associate Professor of Marketing & Management, University of Southern Denmark

Module 2

Business in Society (CSR)

Business in Society (CSR)

The purpose of this course is to enable participants to analyze and understand the interdependency between purely finance-driven business attitudes and the more stakeholder-related definition of business as a permanent interaction between company and stakeholder interests.

For more than a decade, this interdependency has been described and measured as “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).” This course will introduce the definitions of CSR, but also of BGS (Business Government and the growing impact of ESG-Indexes (Environment-Social-Governance.



Financial Management & Accounting

Financial Management & Accounting

This module is based on consolidated financial statements under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Students will gain knowledge on the most relevant IFRS rules. The course will lay emphasis on understanding how real or fictitious business cases will have to be transferred into the language of accounting. On completion of the course, students will be able to understand complex business issues such as M&A transactions, and how they are treated under the IFRS rule set, decide how business cases will be reflected on the face of the balance sheet and in profit and loss statement and understand where earnings management (or even fraud) might happen. 



Module 3

New Technological Business Trends

New Technological Business Trends

Intended as a complement to Global Competitive Strategies course, the New Technologies & Business Trends course examines the impact of novel digital technologies and business models on strategic analysis. Drawing from recent scientific developments in the field of Strategy, the course combines lectures and case studies examining the new theoretical frameworks necessary to evaluate the strategic implications of platform business models, artificial intelligence, automation, and crowdsourcing. As such, the course sheds light on the some of the different and far-reaching ways technology is shaping the modern organisation and its strategy.


Vahe Andonians, Senior Lecturer and head of the Frankfurt School AI Lab

Managerial Data Science

Managerial Data Science

Firms increasingly rely on vast amounts of data to make informed business decisions. The module therefore provides students with the fundamental skills for a career where analytics and data-driven decision making replace management by intuition. Students directly apply relevant quantitative methods to solve managerial problems with available data. This allows you to leverage statistical software in order to plan and conduct quantitative data analyses as well as understand, interpret, and discuss the corresponding outputs, arriving at better-informed managerial decisions.


Alexander Bleier Assistant Professor of Marketing at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Module 4

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

This module introduces techniques to analyse major financial decisions made by enterprises. The module focuses on corporate finance concepts that can be applied directly to real-life financial decision making. Main topics covered in the course include hurdle rates and the cost of capital (i.e. the investment decision), the mix of debt and equity and the choice of the right kind of debt (i.e. the financing decisions), basic valuation concepts (i.e. discounted-cash flow and multiples valuation), mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. The course enables you to make and assess complex corporate financial decisions.


Adrian Buss, Associate Professor of Finance at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Organisational Behaviour

Organisational Behaviour

The Organisational Behaviour module introduces students to key concepts and issues associated with behaviour in work organisations in order to improve organisational effectiveness. The first part of the module focuses on the responsibilities of managers including motivation, engagement and team performance. In the second part, we focus on issues of managing and leading, using power, reforming corporate culture and managing across borders. The impact of behaviour, relationships and organisation culture on individual and organisational performance are emphasised throughout the entire module. The course is taught in a highly interactive manner using cases, experiential exercises and role play.


Patrick Flood, Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Dublin City University, Ireland

Module 5



Corporate success largely depends on a well-chosen strategy that is based on a thorough understanding of customer needs. This module highlights customer needs and how firms can address them through customer-centred marketing decisions. The course will cover strategic and operational marketing issues and use both B2B and B2C examples.

After completing this course, participants will be able to design coherent marketing strategies based on a thorough understanding of customer needs and quantify the benefits of marketing investments in financially meaningful terms.


Christian Schulze Associate Professor of Marketing at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Operations Management

Operations Management

The core of this module equips students with knowledge of the underlying transformation process of a company, by which inputs are converted into outputs, i.e. the production of physical goods or services. In this module, students learn the key aspects for improving the transformation process through content and operation methods, and the key aspects of technology. On successful completion of the module, students will have a wide range of tools which enable them to improve the underlying processes of a company.


Jörn-Henrick Thun, Professor of Operations Strategy and Associate Dean Executive Education at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Module 6

Ethical Leadership

Ethical Leadership

This module deals with the basic concepts of ethics and its role in business transactions. We discuss social responsibility, ethics and morals, and their position in society in general and the business world in particular. You will do an in-depth analysis of major ethical approaches, by applying real-world case studies and giving group presentations. On completion of the course your will have a thorough understanding of how to be an effective leader and overcome daily ethical dilemmas in your career.



Performance Management

Performance Management

Every successful business needs to internally manage its performance. In this module, we cover the important steps of performance management and strategy execution. This starts with strategic investment decisions, followed by implementing and communicating the strategy, measuring the achieved performance and closing the learning loop by adjusting future investment decisions based on prior performance.


Lukas Petrikowski, PhD, KPMG

Module 7*

Leadership of Innovation & Change

Leadership of Innovation & Change

International exposure enhances cultural understanding and an international business mindset. Our Full-time MBA students therefore complete an intense five-day module at SDA Bocconi. On completion of the Leading Innovation and Change Management module, students will be able to recognise and eliminate organisational constraints through creativity, innovation and corporate entrepreneurship, in order to structure and lead the change management process. Find out how our students found the module abroad here


Finance Track
(e.g. Capital Markets, Green Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions)  

Finance Track

The finance track electives include but are not limited to:

Capital Markets

The course introduces to the characteristics of various financial securities and discusses the risks and rewards associated with them. Topics covered include optimal portfolio selection and asset allocation,the theory of asset pricing models, market efficiency, behavioural finance, as well as techniques for evaluating investment management performance

Lecturer: Thorben Lüthge, Head of Structuring and Trading, Deka Bank, Alumni of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Green Finance

Over the recent years the question which role actors on the financial markets play for the transformational change is increasingly discussed. Likewise, the consequences of climate change as well as ambitious climate policy for the business model of financial institutions are becoming more evident. This module discusses channels through which climate change may become relevant for actors on the financial market. This includes climate related risk (via physical climate risk as well as climate policy) as well as upcoming opportunities in the climate context. A related series of processes at the international level (e.g. TCFD) or the national (and European) level including ongoing legislative activities will be discussed.

Lecturer: Ulf Moslener, Prof. of Sustainable Energy, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Mergers & Acquisitions

The course covers the relevance & purpose of M&A and explains how to translate Corporate Strategy into M&A Strategy and how to identify targets for value propositions and synergies including basics of M&A, target search, transaction process, valuation techniques as well as the evaluation of factors for success and failures in the M&A business.

Lecturer: Fritjof Franz - Investment Director, capiton, Alumni of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Alternative Investments & the Future of Finance

This elective challenges the students to think about the risks and opportunities for the finance industry today and the challenges to the classical banking business model. The students shall analyse what have been the key drivers of the banking and investment industry and in which way digitalization proposes to keep it challenged. To achieve this, the elective is structured into three parts:The first part describes where the banking industry has come from and by which forces it has been transformed. In the second part, we will decompose the classic business of a bank into its different value chains before exploring and discussing the impact that digitalization has had which caused the massive growth in the alternative investment industry. In the third part, the students will be divided into groups, each of which will represent either the investment team or outside advisers of alternative investment companies that will be chosen at the time of the course.

Lecturer: Leonhard Fischer, Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Glencore,  Chair of the Investment Committee of ‘Zukunftsfonds’, former CEO of BHF Kleinwort Benson  

Management Track
(e.g. Digital Marketing, Organisational Design, Lean Start-Up Bootcamp, Mastering Negotiation)

Management Track

The management track electives include but are not limited to:

Agile Management

Various agile approaches and techniques are one of the hot topics in many organizations, no matter in which industry they are active. The term agile if you transform an organization into an “agile company” or it can be part of project work, where agile management is being applied. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths discussed which lead to the fact that agile is often seen as a buzz word for organizations to become faster and more dynamic. Agile Management is a lightweight and easy to learn approach, nevertheless the application is challenging as it requires a cultural change to really work in companies. This module is designed for students, who want to learn how to become agile managers and decision makers or who want to work in agile projects.

Lars Baumann, Professor at University Hannover, Head of HR, City of Hannover

Digital Marketing

Profound knowledge about digital marketing and how it connects to business development is important for managers of all disciplines, not only those with a marketing focus. However, this elective is particularly interesting for students who are interested in marketing and how to optimize marketing performance as well as business development and consulting. The course will introduce the technical and business aspect of digital marketing. Students will work on a real-world group consulting project related to digital marketing and business development.

Lecturer: Christian Schulze, Associate Professor of Marketing, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Best Practice in Family Business

The main purpose of this course is to provide a theoretical overview of most common corporate and family governance concepts and give practical insights on best practices in German family firms of the renowned Mittelstand, the backbone of the German economy. Covered family firms within the case studies come from all relevant industries. This course is particularly interesting for students who are interested in corporate and family governance in general, want to learn about best practices German family firms, want to acquire a cutting edge business analysis framework, want to get a deeper understanding of the unique German Mittelstand, want to participate in a competitive case study competition and a unique team experience.

Lecturers: Philipp Bierl, PhD, WHU Business School and Robert Knoop-Troullier, CEO, CKT Modern GmbH, Alumni of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Lean Startup Bootcamp

In just three (very intense) days students will be teamed up in entrepreneurial teams, ideate a B2C solution to an existing problem, create the value proposition, build a first landing-page MVP (minimum viable product) that will go live in the www, design and setup A/B-tests, create Facebook ad campaigns to get traffic on your website. You have to step out from your comfort zone and learn from market feedback and real entrepreneurs. On successful completion of this module, students will have a thorough comprehension that entrepreneurship requires being active; they will have an understanding that entrepreneurship is a soft-skill, a mindset, a reference of acting, that will help them in any future career. Last but not least, students will acquire the knowledge about the Venture Capital industry, and what it takes to get your startup funded.

Lecturer: Carsten Lebtig, Managing Director, Orrington Ventures

New Product Development

This course addresses the managerial challenges associated with integrating the effort of various functions of the firm during the process of developing new products and services. Students are provided with a set of managerial tools and methods to be applied during the various phases of the development process, from strategic planning to product and service launch. The course is structured by three components: development strategy, concept development and product and service design.

Lecturer: Jochen Schlapp, Associate Professor of Operations and Technology Management, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Organisation Design

The main purpose of this course is to give insights into several industries such as automotive, machinery or aviation and to provide insights into family business with a focus on Germany. Covered industries are for instance Automotive, Machinery, Electronics, Pharmaceutical, Food Industry and Fashion industry among others. This course is especially relevant for students who want to get a deeper understanding of several industries in Germany.

Lecturer: Stephan Billinger, Associate Professor of Marketing & Management, University of Southern Denmark

Supply Chain Excellence

Supply chains are networks of organizations (suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers) that jointly supply and transform materials, and distribute products to the ultimate consumers. If designed and managed properly, these supply chain networks might become a crucial source of competitive advantage. In this module, students learn the main concepts of Supply Chain Management including Logistics Management.

Lecturer: Jörn-Henrik Thun, Prof. for Operations Strategy, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Mastering Negotiation

We negotiate constantly in our lives – with friends and family, our partners but obviously also in a business context. In this Elective module, students are provided with a framework on strategies, techniques, and methods of negotiation. Through practical examples and interactive exercises, they will develop skills and competencies to deal with challenging and complex negotiation situations such as negotiating in teams or multi-issue negotiations.

Lecturer: Matthias Catón, Director of Corporate Development, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Leadership by Purpose – The Case of a NGO

Module description coming soon.

Lecturer: Adirupa Sengupta, CEO of Common Purpose

Technology Track
(e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Fintech, Managing Digitalisation)

Technology Track

The technology track electives include but are not limitied to:

Artificial Intelligence

The module aims at establishing the foundations required for understanding Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods, available technologies and services, their applications and the general impact of AI on business, economics and society. Due to the possible large-scale impact of AI on economies and societies, the course focuses on strategic issues of high relevance for future business while providing the necessary understanding of the technology.

Lecturer: Moritz Strube, CTO, Lawpilots


The goal of the course is to provide a fundamental understanding of blockchain technology and the ecosystem as a whole. For the basic understanding, it will first be discussed so-called open, un-permissioned blockchains like Bitcoin or Ethereum followed by an overview of the respective ecosystem like, for instance, wallets including also the regulatory hurdles. The second part will focus on so-called permissioned blockchains or distributed ledger technology (DLT) like, for instance, the concept of tokenization, smart contracts, oracles and autonomous structures. Last but not least an outlook will be given on how blockchain technology can be used in combination with other technologies like AI or the IoT.

Lecturer: Veronika Kütt, Freelance DeFi Consultant


The aim of the module is to provide an overview of current trends and cover the main developments in the financial industry, as well as introduce the technological advancements that are on the verge of disrupting the business models of key industry players. Particular emphasis will be placed on the payments, asset & wealth management and lending sector. These are prime segments where the applicatoin of blockchain technology, automation, or big data and machine learning are used to upend existing business models.

Lecturer: Luca Frignani, Co-founder & CEO of Exaloan

Managing Digitalisation

The course aims at establishing the foundations required for managing information systems in the digital era. It introduces and refreshes participants’ knowledge about fundamental concepts of business information technologies (or: “digital technologies”), including trends such as cloud computing or IoT. This basic knowledge is then reflected by applying theories from strategic management as a lens to evaluate their “value” in terms of their potential for contributing to a firm’s strategic goals. Building on these foundations, general principles of digital strategy, enterprise IT architecture, digital innovation & transformation will be introduced and discussed based on case studies. Particular emphasis will be put on the role of big data and its exploitation for new services and business models. Overall, the students will learn how firms can transform the way they are doing business today by exploiting the interplay of digital technologies and data generated and processed by these technologies.

Lecturer: Prof. Kai Spohrer, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Skill Courses (optional)

Project Management

Intercultural Management

Scientific Writing

Managerial Finance

Design Thinking

Presentation Skills

Decision Making in Crisis Situation

Thesis Options

Group Consultancy Project

Consultancy Project

A Consulting Project is performed by a group of three or four students working in consultation with their supervisor and a project leader of a respective external company or organisation on an agreed strategy or management problem. It is expected that the Group Consulting Project results in practical, implementable recommendations for the organisation providing the project.

Group Consulting Projects have taken place with Daimler, DFB GmbH, Eintracht Frankfurt, Heidelberger Druck, Linde Material Hdlg GmbH, OMMAX Digital, Paul Hartmann AG, Rheinmetall Automotive AG and Zalando SE.

Entrepreneurial Business Plan

Entrepreneurial Business Plan

An Entrepeneurial Buisness Plan is a comprehensive business plan for the establishment and start-up phase of a new enterprise/ initiative, according to a set format, developed by a team of MBA student

Individual Research Project

Research Project

A Research Project is a study of a practical business problem, preferably in conjunction with an external company or organisation, completed in teams or individually.


Simulation Game: SIGMA Challenge

Simulation Game: SIGMA Challenge

The Sigma Challenge is a fully computerised business simulation set in a highly competitive and international environment that requires participants to take a comprehensive and global view of the business to be successful. It allows to see and experience the linkages across strategy, finance, marketing, operations and cross-cultural team dynamics, and to experience first-hand the leadership competencies required to build a high-performing team, and essential attribution of successful companies from start-up to continuing operations.

* Taught as module abroad
** Four electives are required and can be taken in pairs from max. two different tracks.

Career and Personal Development

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

Prepare for your next leadership role:

MBA Careers: Interview with Rosa Homburg

We recently interviewed, Rosa Homburg – Senior Career Counsellor. She has many years of work experience in different countries and industries and manages MBA career-related services. We asked her some of the most frequently asked questions relating to careers for our students. 

Your Career Development

  • MBA Leadership Camp (Offsite)
  • Personal Coaching Sessions
  • KODE Coaching: Personality and competence analysis and development
  • CV Checks & Job Market Preparation
  • Individual Career Planning & Placement Support
  • Professional Skills Workshops & Application Training
  • German/International job market preparation

Your Corporate Connections

  • FS Career Day
  • Executive Talks & Corporate Events
  • Job Board & Career Fairs
  • Career Services Newsletter
  • Global alumni network
  • Alumni panel discussions
  • Corporate interview training
  • Case study workshops
  • FS JobTeaser career portal with companies, events, job board and career tips exclusively for FS students

German Classes

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. 

Class Profile

Intake 2020

Number of students 43
Average age 30
Average work experience 6 years


Female 40%
Male 60%

Professional Industry

Consulting 16%
Banking 14%
Information Technology 9%
Aviation/Aerospace 5%
Energy 5%
Fast Moving Consumer Goods 5%
Government agency or public-sector institution 5%
Real Estate 5%
Technology 5%
Commodities 2%
Financial Services 2%
Legal 2%
Logistics 2%
Mechanical Engineering 2%
Media 2%
Other 19%


24 - 29 38%
30 - 35 53%
>36 9%
Geographic Origin

87 % of the 2020 intake comes from outside of Germany. All geographic locations represented in the MBA:

Argentina Lithuania
Azerbaijan Mauritius
Canada Peru
Chile South Korea
China Taiwan
Germany Tunisia
Ghana Turkey
Guatemala United States
India Vietnam
Iran Zimbabwe
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Employment Statistics Class of 2020


Average Salary 67,000 Euro
Average Reported Bonus 7,000 Euro

Employer examples since programme launch

Accenture Kion Group
Allianz KPMG
Banco Santander Kreutz und Partner
BASF Lahmeyer International
Barclays Lmtec
BDO Microsoft
Beiersdorf Microvast GmbH
BNY Mellon Mobisol
BRITA Moody's
Café da Roca National Bank of Egypt
Citigroup NavVis
Cocomore NewMark Finanzkommunikation
Continental NTPC Ltd.
Crossbuilders Porsche Consulting
Danfoss PwC
DeKaBank QuintilesIMS
Deloitte Rabobank
Deutsche Bank Reckitt Benckiser
Deutsche Börse SAP
EIB SHV Holding/ Nurteco
ERM TE Connectivity
Eumetsat Telespazio VEGA
euNetworks Thailand Board of Investment
Exxeta Thomas Cook
EY Toyota Motor Europe
Finbridge Tristone Flowtech Group
FinLab TrustPilot
Frankfurt School UBS
Hannover Re Union Investment
Information Design One Votorantim
IDS X-markets
Kautex Textron Ziegert Bank und Immobilienconsulting
Jeppesen, Boeing

Time until employment

3 months 74%
7 months 89%


Financial Services (excl. banking) 19%
Engineering/Technology 19%
Healthcare 11%
Energy 11%
E-Commerce 11%
Consumer Goods/FMCG 11%
Consulting 8%
Environmental Services 4%
Banking 4%
Automotive 4%

74 % of Class of 2020 students changed industry after completing the MBA.

Functional Area

Finance/Controlling/Tax 27%
Sales/Business Development/Marketing 19%
Product Development 11%
Project Management/Consulting 8%
General Management 8%
Supply Chain 4%
M & A 4%
Legal 4%
Others 15%

59 % of Class of 2020 students changed functional area after completing the MBA.

MBA graduate work location

Germany 82%
Europe (excl. germany) 7%
Americas 7%
Asia 4%

70% of Class of 2020 students changed country after completing the MBA.

Application process

1. Online application

The first step in applying for the Frankfurt MBA is the completion of our online application. You will need to upload the following documents in support of your application:

Required Documents

  • CV or resume
  • Transcript of records and certificate(s) from previous university degree(s)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GMAT / GRE score report, or MBA Admissions Test (only available on request - please note our test has a USD 100 fee)
  • TOEFL / IELTS score report, or proof of equivalent English fluency
  • Case study assignment (instructions provided in the online application)

Please note: Once admitted to the programme, we require a certified/notarised paper copy of your first academic degree certificate.

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 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 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 on 2 October 2021. 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!

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.

Application Checklist

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

Scholarships and Financing

Investing in your future

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.

Payment Terms

Total fees: EUR 39,000
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). 

Frankfurt School Scholarship

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.

All scholarship decisions are merit-based, although financial needs may also be considered in special cases. Our scholarships cover the tuition fee and will be deducted from the total tuition cost.

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 EUR 4,500 alumni discount. 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:

  • 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 annual income of EUR 30,000 gross. Alumni then 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 completed their high school education in Germany), Switzerland, Norway. Potentially also available for other EU countries, the 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 put 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 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.

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