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Tuition fee
16,500 Euro

Application Deadline
15 January

Programme Start
February 2024

18 months | Part-time


MBA for Executives in Kinshasa

This MBA is designed for experienced business executives who aim to deepen their management expertise, boost their leadership skills and expand their networks across industries. Students benefit from the knowledge and experience of our international faculty and will be prepared for the demands of a globalised business world.

Our teaching methods are participant-oriented and feature best practice examples as well as up-to-date case studies. During a two week stay in Frankfurt, students gain practical insight into German companies and their way of management, which enables them to bring back fresh ideas to their companies.

  • Inspiring part-time programme
  • Degree by Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  • Curriculum of global management and leadership essentials
  • Two weeks on campus in Frankfurt
  • Renowned professors from Germany and Europe
  • Exciting guest speakers from various industries
  • Personal leadership coaching
  • Strong alumni community in the DRC and Europe
  • Convenient time-model


  • Hold a first degree (Bachelor or equivalent i.g. Licence Bac +5)
  • Have a work experience of at least three years which includes adequate management experience i.e. personnel, budget and/or strategic project responsibility.
  • Proficiency in English (B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)). This criterion can be waived for the following reasons: native English speaker, having completed a previous degree in English, having lived and worked over one year in an English speaking country, working in a company where the corporate language is English or can otherwise prove the English proficiency (TOEFL iBT minimum 72 or IELTS minimum 6.5 score report).
  • Participate in the Assessment Center, which includes an interview and test.The final admission decision is based on a combined assessment of the criteria above and lies with the Programme Director, in critical cases in agreement with the Academic Director.
  • The admission of participants without a first academic degree is regulated in § 3 (4) of the General Course and Examination Regulations of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

Tuition & Discounts

Total programme fee  

Including accommodation in Frankfurt. Excluding flight to Frankfurt.

Enrolment fee (EUR 100)

EUR 16,500

Early-bird tuition discount
(complete applications received by 31 October 2023)    
EUR 2,000

Tuition fee can be paid in three instalments:

  1. Until 1 February 2024
  2. Until 1 July 2024
  3. Until 1 February 2025

Curriculum (60 ECTS)

Curriculum_MBA Kinshasa_2022

Time Schedule

The MBA is designed for the busy executive who wants to pursue general management studies while continuing to work in a full-time leadership role.

Lecture times of the extended weekends in Kinshasa are:

Thursday: 18:00 - 21:00 
Friday: 9:00 - 17:30 
Saturday: 9:00 - 17:30 

time schedule

Class Profile

Intake 2023

Number of students 29
Average work experience 9.6 years
Average age 37


Female 24%
Male 76%

Industry Background

Banking 31%
Consulting 3%
Education 3%
Energy 21%
Government agency or public-sector 21%
Insurance 3%
International organisation 3%
IT 6%
Telecommunications 3%
Others 3%

Years of Work Experience

<6 Years 24%
7-10 Years 34%
11-14 Years 21%
15-19 Years 21%

Learning Experience

Your two-week stay in Frankfurt

Meet managers, academics and MBA students from Frankfurt, broaden your intercultural skills through local exposure, and benefit from the atmosphere of Frankfurt School's world-class campus in the financial hub of Germany. During your two-week stay with us, you will not only learn about "Management Made in Germany" but also get individual leadership coa­ching. Company visits, networking events with other MBA students and cultu­ral site visits will round up this unique international experience.

Learning goals

LG1: In-depth knowledge and understanding of general management, the implications of global perspectives on local management decisions, as well as business acumen.

Graduates will draw upon deep or expanded functional knowledge and broad, detailed and critical understanding of specifics, limitations and doctrines in business administration to shape responses and independent ideas to business and research opportunities and challenges.

LG 2:  Analytical and critical thinking skills combining analysis, judgment and creativity to generate innovative solutions and make balanced strategic decisions in global and local environments.

Graduates will base their decisions and strategies on critical and multidimensional analysis of different markets and various professional and scientific sources in a challenging international and local business environment. For that they will apply appropriate methods (qualitative and quantitative) from relevant management disciplines.

LG 3: Effective executive communication, collaboration and cooperation skills.

Graduates will be integrative and effective communicators and team leaders. They will write, present, discuss and defend research and evidence-based findings in interdisciplinary fields. Graduates will contribute to team performance.

LG 4: Responsible, inspirational and ethical leaders of teams and organizations.

Graduates are self-aware and mindful leaders with the character needed for leading in any organisational or cultural context and the global environment. They decide and act based on ethical considerations, comply with regulatory requirements, and enhance the well-being of their stakeholders, organizations, society and the environment.

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Application Process

1. Online Application

The first step of our application process is to complete the online application form. You will need to upload the following supporting documents:

  • Copy of your transcript of records and degree award certificate
  • CV or resume (in English)
  • Proof of English profiency if available (i.g. TOEFL iBT minimum 72 or IELTS minimum 6.5 score report)
  • Other documentation supporting professional experience or other extracurricular activities, if applicable
2. Assessment Centre: Admission Test, English Test and Interview

Successful applicants will be invited to an assessment centre consisting of an admission test, an English test and an interview. The paper-based tests will take place at UPC in Kinshasa. The interview will be held either over the phone or online. The purpose of the interview is to gain a better understanding of your character, personality, expectations, motivations and goals.

English Waiver

Proficiency in English (B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)). This criterion can be waived for the following reasons: native English speaker, having completed a previous degree in English, having lived and worked over one year in an English speaking country, working in a company where the corporate language is English or can otherwise prove the English proficiency (TOEFL iBT minimum 72 or IELTS minimum 6.5 score report). 

3. Results

The final decision regarding your MBA admission will be based on a combination of English language abilities, admission test results, and interview performance.

Investing in your future

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

Because we can guarantee the quality of our teaching and research, we in turn expect the highest level of commitment and motivation from our students. This commitment is what really counts.

When you decide to study at Frankfurt School, it is important to make sensible preparations for funding your studies.

Academic Partner

Frankfurt School cooperates closely with the Uni­versité Protestante au Congo (UPC) in Kinshasa. Frankfurt School has been working with the UPC for over a decade in various programmes and projects in the DRC. In February 2018, Frankfurt School started the MBA for Executives in Kinshasa. Classes in Kinshasa take place either at the campus of UPC or in the Pullman Hotel, both centrally loca­ted in the DRCs capital.


Alumni & Careers

Our network of graduates is a major asset that builds bridges between academic theory and real-world practice. But above all, our graduates stay in touch with each other long after they have earned their degrees.

Frankfurt School’s trust-based relationships and friendships with our MBA Alumni are supported by our official Alumni & Friends department, through which we build lifelong bonds and career impacts.

Lifelong Learning

Once you graduate from the Frankfurt School MBA for Executives in Kinshasa programme your experience does not have to stop. Once a year, we offer our alumni the opportunity to participate in an MBA module at Frankfurt School at no additional cost. This offers you the opportunity to continue a lifelong education, whilst staying engaged and ahead of current trends in business.

The MBA for Executives in Kinshasa is accredited by