The part-time MBA offers a transformational learning experience at Frankfurt School, one of the top-ranked business schools in Germany.
Our business MBA is specifically designed for ambitious young professionals, who want to accelerate their careers while staying fully employed. Candidates will be able to take advantage of a uniquely flexible schedule (2 block weeks and 16 extended weekends over 21 months) to build their management toolkit and develop their full leadership potential.
*Applications after the 31 July will be subject to availability.
Deadlines & Discounts
To take advantage of our available early bird discounts and attractive partial scholarships, we encourage candidates to submit their online application (free of charge) at their earliest convenience:
|31 January||EUR 5,000 early bird discount|
|30 April||EUR 2,500 early bird discount|
|31 July||Final application deadline|
Determined business professionals from all industries and nationalities, who want to stay fully employed and are looking for a hands-on MBA programme in order to develop their management career and leadership potential.
Admission to the part-time MBA at Frankfurt School is competitive. To qualify for admission, you will need to fulfil the following eligibility requirements:
Please note: Language proficiency waivers are possible for candidates, who have completed a previous degree in English, lived in an English speaking country for longer than a year or whose work language is English (confirmation from employer required).
In preparation for the required Business English in the MBA programme, we offer free English courses for all Part-time MBA participants. The English courses (online) will be available two hours per week after you have signed your admissions contract.
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, ideate innovative solutions, and implement them effectively and efficiently based on sound qualitative and quantitative research and fact-oriented analysis. By doing so they will combine independent, forward-oriented thinking management techniques for quality decision-making to address business challenges and implement effective solutions.
Graduates have a clear understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and entrepreneurial challenges of a business leader in the light of 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 leaders with the character needed for leading in any organisational 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, organisations, society and the environment.
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Visit an MBA class this semester to discuss a case study with our renowned faculty and current MBA students. This is your chance to experience our typical classroom atmosphere, teaching style and learning techniques. Feel free to contact our MBA team to arrange a campus visit, including a guided tour of the campus.
The part-time MBA is available in Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich: one programme, one network, same curriculum. The schedule is designed to allow candidates to switch between locations for added value through increased networking opportunities and flexibility. A truly unique set up for a "one-of-a-kind" MBA experience.
The part-time MBA curriculum (60 ECTS) is a 21-month learning experience, which is divided into core lectures, elective modules, and a 5-month thesis period. Our business MBA programme includes a module abroad to either Europe (Oslo) or Asia (e.g., Singapore or Shanghai) and you can choose from many different electives.
The programme requires 61 lecture days (including 30 weekdays). Two modules are offered in block weeks (Mon-Fri/Sat): the first module right after the opening weekend in Frankfurt and the module abroad in the following summer. All other modules take place on 16 extended weekends. On these non-consecutive weekends, lectures start on Friday in the early afternoon and finish on Sunday in the early evening.
In addition to the core curriculum, you can choose four elective courses (duration: 2.5 days each) from a selection of 15 different options from March to May. To increase networking effects, the electives are taken with the Full-time MBA class. Also, we have built in rotations for maximum flexibility each year. For example, it is possible to take electives during the week in your first year and then on weekends in your second year
The Part-time MBA Class of 2020 started their programme in Frankfurt and Hamburg in October 2020. They are happy to share some insights from their first three months at Frankfurt School.
Our Part-time MBA in Munich is designed for ambitious young professionals who want to accelerate their careers while staying full-time employed. Candidates can take advantage of a uniquely flexible schedule to build their management toolkit and develop their full leadership potential. An added value of this programme is the business network our students can build up in Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich – where the classes are being offered.
Meet some of our international highly motivated part-time MBA candidates and hear their insights about career development and MBA experience at Frankfurt School - Campus Hamburg.
Find out more about MBA Career Services at Frankfurt School. These include tailor-made career councelling and leadership coaching as well as workshops, company events and career fairs.
|Average work experience||7 years|
|It & Technology||7%|
|Healthcare & Pharma||9%|
|Automotive/ Mechanical Engineering||16%|
|< 3 Years||10%|
|3 - 5 Years||36%|
In honour of all women in leadership, we launched our MBA Women’s page! Here, we highlight the stories and achievements of all women across our MBA programmes as they are redefining the meaning of success and are entering new areas of business.
Right from the start of your MBA studies, our Career Services team is part of your Frankfurt School experience. Our experts offer individual advice and professional answers to all your questions about jobs and careers: It is our goal to enhance the professional development of our students and to assist in preparing them as thoroughly as possible for a successful career. Our team is here to help you make the most of your next career step.
Part-time MBA candidates at Frankfurt School have the great advantage of being able to remain fully employed throughout the programme. By supporting a part-time MBA as part of an internal development plan, employers are able to retain their top talents while also allowing them to gain vital management and leadership skills.
Frankfurt School graduates are known for their first class-analytical skills and practical knowledge. To prepare our MBA students for successful future careers, we offer:
*Statistics related to the PTMBA class of 2016-2018
|During the programme||17%|
|After the programme||53%|
|No significant changes||30%|
3 graduates founded their own company
|After 1 year||36%|
|After 2 years||79%|
|After 3 years||20%|
Number of Career Changes
Types of Career Changes
|Level of responsibility||58%|
|Automotive & Components||15%|
|Healthcare & Pharma||10%|
|Aviation / Aerospace||5%|
|Fast Moving Consumer Goods||2%|
Location of Employment
|Rest of the world||5%|
1. Online application
First, you will need to complete our online application, which requires the following documents:
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 an 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. Currently, we are arranging telephone or Zoom interviews.
As an alternative to the GMAT/GRE, we offer the Frankfurt School BusinessTest Methods (Admission Test). It is designed to focus on problem solving, communication, numerical & factual data management and logical thinking as well as career maturity and business acumen. Taking this test costs USD 100 and you can register for it through the online application.
The final decision regarding admissions to our MBA programme will be based on a combination of factors: the candidate’s academic qualifications, English language abilities, admissions test score, case study essay, postgraduate work experience and interview performance. Admission and scholarship decisions are generally announced directly after the admissions and scholarship comittee (within 2-4 weeks after your interview).
4. Start of the programme
The part-time MBA starts on 22 September 2023. 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 visa. Please note that unfortunately, due to the programme being part-time, we are not able to provide student visas.
Download our MBA Application Checklist as a helpful guide to completing the admissions process.
Please note: 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.
Your MBA degree is an investment in your professional future. As a triple accredited, international business school, we not only provide you with the best conditions for earning an academic degree – we also offer excellent career development and networking opportunities. When you make the decision to study at Frankfurt School, your current financial situation should not be the factor that holds you back. At the same time, it is important to make sensible preparations for funding your studies. If you would like to schedule a personal consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Once you are admitted, we kindly ask you to make a tuition fee deposit to secure your place in the programme. The remaining fees are usually due in regular installments at the beginning of each semester. If you are granted a scholarship, the total tuition fee is reduced by the awarded amount. Should you decide to opt for a full upfront payment, you will receive a 5% reduction on tuition fees (excluding discounts).
*adjustments to the payment schedule can be discussed individually
There are a limited number of attractive partial scholarships available for outstanding candidates with strong academic/business track records and/or excellent performance during the admissions process. Scholarship funds can be applied for directly through the regular programme application and they are granted at the discretion of our Scholarship Committee. All scholarship decisions are merit-based, although financial hardship may also be taken into consideration in special cases. Please note: Funds will only be awarded to cover tuition fees (not living expenses) and will be deducted from the total tuition amount.
Frankfurt School Alumni Benefits
The fee for the Business Test Methods (Admission Test) will be waived for Frankfurt School alumni and once admitted to the part-time MBA programme, they are eligible to receive 10% alumni discount. Please note that this amount is granted independently of possible early bird deadlines and discounts.
External Scholarships & Funding Options
Several organisations offer competitive scholarships for outstanding students: