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Degree by Frankfurt School of Finance & Management


Tuition fee
16,500 Euro

Early-bird discount available

Application Deadline

Programme Start
01 October 2021

21 months (part-time)


MBA for Executives

Designed for experienced business executives who aim to deepen their management expertise, boost their leadership skill and expand their networks across industries. Students benefit from the knowledge and experience of our international faculty and will be best prepared for the demands of a globalized business world.

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

  • Intense and inspiring part-time programme
  • Curriculum of global management and leadership essentials
  • Three weeks on Frankfurt Schools campus in Germany together with EMBA students in Frankfurt
  • Renowned professors from Germany and Europe (more than 80 % international faculty)
  • Exciting guest speakers from different industries
  • Personal leadership coaching
  • Strong alumni community in DRC and Europe
  • Convenient time-model


  • Hold a first degree (Bachelor or equivalent e.g. Licence Bac +5)
  • Have work experience of at least three years incluiding 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), will be evidenced in the English Test as part of the AC).

Tuition & Discounts

Total programme fee    16,500 Euro
Early-bird tuition discount 1
(complete applications received by 31 August 2021)    
3,000 Euro

Tuition fee can be paid in three instalments:

  1. Until 01 October 2021
  2. Until 01 April 2022
  3. Until 01 October 2022

Curriculum (60 ECTS)


Time Schedule

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

Lecture times of the extended weekends in Kinshasa are:

Thursday:        6:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Friday:             9:00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Saturday:         9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Class Profile

Intake 2021

Number of students 20
Average work experience 8 years
Average age 34


Female 25%
Male 75%

Industry Background

Banking 20%
Consulting 10%
Energy 6%
Financial Services 6%
Government agency or public-sector 20%
Healthcare 6%
Insurance 6%
Real Estate 6%
Telecommunications 10%
Others 10%

Years of Work Experience

3-6 Years 60%
7-10 Years 15%
11-14 Years 15%
15-19 Years 5%
>20 Years 5%

Learning Experience

Your three-weeks 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 Frankfurt. During your three weeks stay in Germany, you will not only partake in your elective course on a specific management topic that is of particular interest to you, but you will also learn about "Management Made in Germany" and 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 teamleaders. 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 organizational or cultural context and in 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.



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 and 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 video call. The purpose of the interview is to gain a better understanding of your character, personality, expectations, motivations and goals.

English Waiver

To qualify for the programme applicants must be proficient 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.

Financing & Scholarship

Investing in your future

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

So we can guarantee the quality of our teaching and research, we also expect the highest levels of commitment and motivation from our students. This commitment is what really counts.

Mehr Weniger

When you make the decision to study at Frankfurt School, 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.

Klaus R. Schröder Scholarship

The Klaus R. Schröder Scholarship endows a student in the Frankfurt School MBA for Executives in Kinshasa program with a scholarship which covers full tuition. The scholarship targets particularly gifted students in the MBA for Executives in Kinshasa, who are likely to perform well above average. Students who are self-employed or entrepreneurs in Kinshasa or the DRC will be prioritized. The application for the Klaus R. Schröder Scholarship takes place as part of the application to the program. The winner is selected by a Scholarship Commission. It is not possible to postulate for the scholarship, the Commission chooses among all program participants.      


Frankfurt School cooperates closely with the Uni­versité Protestante au Congo (UPC) in Kinshasa. Frankfurt School has been working with UPC for over a decade in various programmes and projects in DRC. In February 2018, Frankfurt School started the MBA for Executives in Kinshasa. The program­me is offered with the support of UPC. Faculty in the programme comes from both institutions, though more than 80 % of the Professors have an inter­national background. Classes in Kinshasa take place either at the campus of UPC or in the Pullman Hotel, both centrally loca­ted in 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, quite independently of the years they attended the university.

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 programme your experience does not have to stop. We offer you as alumni the opportunity to participate once a year in an MBA module at Frankfurt School at no additional cost. This offers you the opportunity to continue a lifelong education, while staying engaged and ahead of current trends in business.