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Tuition Fee
37,000 Euro

Application Deadline
31 July

Programme Start

12 months

The Frankfurt MBA

Our programme is built on 60 years of teaching and research at Frankfurt School, a top-ranked Germany  business school. The full-time MBA is aimed at young professionals from all over the world who have at least three years of work experience and strong leadership skills in any give industry. Our students are a unique set of individuals who strive to progress quickly, take a new career path or polish their business acumen.

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 network
  • International study trip to a top-ranked FT business school
  • Intensive German language courses to maximise your career
    opportunities Outstanding faculty and executive talks
  • Excellent career and personal development
  • Student dorms available for students

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 their complete application early:

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


The Frankfurt MBA is an intense 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

  • Team building and intercultural management
  • Presentation and communication
  • Project management
  • Excellence in Excel and regression analysis
  • Shaping and executing ideas

Comprehensive career development and Colloquium: In the Boardroom

Core Modules & Electives

Career and Personal Development

An integral part of Frankfurt School’s MBA experience is the Career Development Programme. Our Career Services has developed a comprehensive programme of weekly workshops, coaching sessions and events during the first semester, followed by a more tailored support approach, during the second semester and thesis period. Frankfurt School graduates are known for their first class analytical skills and practical knowledge. We support our students 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
  • Company visits
  • 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 2016


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 do not only provide you the best conditions for earning a degree, but we also offer you excellent career prospects.

Your financial situation shouldn’t be the factor that prevents you from studying at Frankfurt School. However, it’s 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

Once you have been admitted to The Frankfurt MBA, we ask that you make a tuition fee deposit of €5,000to secure your place on the programme. Your remaining fees will need to 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. 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 €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

Please complete the online application to apply for the Frankfurt MBA.

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, 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 academic qualifications, English language skills, admission 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.

Mehr Weniger

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

Meet The Frankfurt MBA Programme Director, talk with current students, take part in a classroom lecture or tour our campus. We offer you first-hand insights into the Frankfurt MBA by inviting you to our MBA Info Evenings or to visit a lecture.

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 the MBA Recruitment Managers to arrange a campus visit.

MBA Info Evenings

Learn more about our MBA and EMBA programmes at one of our Info Evenings. Benefit from personal conversations with our professors and programme directors and current students. 

Class Profile

Intake 2018

Number of students 45
Average age 30
Average work experience 5.5 years


Female 47%
Male 53%

Professional Industry

Automotive 7%
Aviation 2%
Commodities 9%
Consulting 9%
Education 4%
Engineering 2%
Financial Services 13%
Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals 7%
Media & Communications 4%
Real Estate 4%
Retail 4%
Technology 11%
Transportation & Logistics 4%
Other 18%


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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