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Degree
MBA

Language
EN

Tuition Fee
EUR 39,000

Application Deadline
31 July*

Programme Start
23 September

Duration
21 months (part-time)

Your MBA part time in Frankfurt, Hamburg or Munich

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

Highlights
  • Global perspective and diverse student cohort
  • Module abroad at a top-ranked business school in Oslo or Shanghai
  • Individual leadership coaching & personal development programme
  • Highly flexible time schedule to allow for work-life-study balance
  • Participant-centred learning approach with real-world case studies
  • Renowned faculty & strong business network
  • New, modern campus and study centres in the centre of Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich with direct and quick access to airport and train connections

Target Group

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.

Ideal part-time MBA candidates…
  • hold a first academic degree and have at least 3 years of postgraduate work experience with potential to go on to leadership positions
  • have the ambition and motivation to work full-time and study part-time
  • puersue clear career goals that can be reached with an MBA (i.e. career development or career change)
  • want to develop their management expertise and leadership skills and expand their professional networks across different industries
  • will ideally be supported by their current employer

Eligibility Requirements

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). Frankfurt School also offers an internal English test (TOEFL ITP), which can be registred for through the online application form.

In preparation for the TOEFL or IELTS test and 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.

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, 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.

LG3: Effective executive communication, collaboration and cooperation skills

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.

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

 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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Part-time MBA: One Programme, Three Locations

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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.

Time Schedule

The part-time MBA is designed for professionals from diverse backgrounds with about 3-6 years of postgraduate work experience. The programme allows for candidates to work full-time. 

Starting end of September 2022, the programme will be offered in a blended learning modus with a focus on in-class teaching that takes place in Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich.

Over 21 months (three calendar years) 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 (available options: Oslo or Shanghai).

All other modules take place on 16 extended weekends. On these non-consecutive weekends, lectures generally 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. The electives are offered in a blended mode at all locations.

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. Equally, it is possible to take the majority of electives in Frankfurt, Hamburg or Munich.

MBA part time: Curriculum

The part-time MBA curriculum (60 ECTS) is a 21-month learning experience, which is divided into core lectures, four elective modules, and a 5-month thesis period. Our business MBA programme includes a module abroad to either Oslo or Shanghai and you can chose from 15 different electives (from three possible tracks: finance, management or technology).

Pre-courses (online)

Economics

Economics

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.

Accounting

Accounting

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.

Finance

Finance

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.

Statistics

Statistics

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.

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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 relevant policies is important for the decisions of managers. Firms operate in the complex environment of the entire economy, indeed of the world economy and 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.

Lecturer

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.

Lecturer

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 analyse 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 not only CSR, but also of BGS (Business Government and the growing impact of ESG-Indexes (Environment-Social-Governance.

Lecturer

Roland Koch, Professor of Management Practice in Regulated Environments at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management 
Janine Bosak, Professor of Work & Organizational Psychology at Dublin City University Business School, and Director of Research of the Leadership and Talent Institute (LTI), Ireland
Andrew William Newton, Adjunct Professor of Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, External Lecturer

Financial Management & Accounting

Financial Management

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 the profit and loss statement and understand where earnings management (or even fraud) might happen. 

Lecturer

Prof. Jörg Werner, Vice President Degree Programmes and Professor of Accounting at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Yuping Jia, Associated Professor of Accounting at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Prof. Jörg-Markus Hitz, Professor of Accounting and Auditing, Goettingen University

Module 3

New Technological Business Trends

New Technological Business Trends

Intended as a complement to the 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 some of the different and far-reaching ways technology is shaping the modern organisation and its strategy.

Lecturer

Nukhet Harmancioglu, Associate Professor at the College of Administrative Sciences and Economics, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey

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 students to leverage statistical software in order to plan and conduct quantitative data analyses as well as to understand, interpret, and discuss the corresponding outputs, thus arriving at better-informed managerial decisions.

Lecturer

Alexander Bleier, Assistant Professor for 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.

Lecturer

Prof. 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.

Lecturer

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

Module 5

Marketing

Marketing

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.

Lecturer

Christian Schulze, Associate Professor for Marketing at Frankfurt School of Finance and 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.

Lecturer

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 you will have a thorough understanding of how to be an effective leader and overcome daily ethical dilemmas in your career.

Lecturer

Janine Bosak, Professor of Work & Organizational Psychology at Dublin City University Business School, and Director of Research of the Leadership and Talent Institute (LTI), Ireland

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.

Lecturer

Lukas Petrikowski, PhD, KPMG

Module 7*

Leadership of Innovation & Change (module abroad)

Leadership of Innovation & Change

The module provides students with the global business of multinational companies (MNC) with a focus on China at CEIBS and Europe at BI Norwegian Business School. It will include topics such as global strategies, foreign market entry and acquisitions as well as international competitive dynamics with a focus on innovation processes and implement new initiatives in organisations. At the end, participants will be able to actively participate in corporate entrepreneurship projects aimed at improving the innovation potential of an organisation and to structure and lead change in the management process.

Electives**

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 students 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 and techniques for evaluating investment management performance

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

Green Finance

Over recent years the question of what role actors on the financial markets play in transformational change is increasingly discussed. Likewise, the consequences of climate change as well as ambitious climate policy for the business models of financial institutions are becoming more evident. This module discusses channels through which climate change may become relevant for actors on the financial markets. 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 will analyse what have been the key drivers of the banking and investment industry and in which way digitalisation 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 digitalisation 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, Former 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 organisations, no matter in which industry they are active. The term agile can be used in several ways. You transform an organisation 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.

Lecturer:
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 relevant for students who are interested in marketing and how to optimise 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 the 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. Family firms covered 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 in 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 and create Facebook ad campaigns to get traffic on the website. Students will have to step out from their 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 a 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 provide insights into several industries and family businesses with a focus on Germany. Industries included are Automotive, Machinery, Electronics, Pharmaceutical, Food Industry and Fashion, 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 organisations (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: Dr Matthias Caton, 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

Blockchain

The goal of the course is to provide a fundamental understanding of blockchain technology and the ecosystem as a whole. For the basic understanding, there will be a discussion on 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

Fintech

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, 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

Intercultural Management

Project Management

Scientific Writing

(optional)

Managerial Finance

Design Thinking

Presentation Skills

Decision Making in Crisis Situation

Thesis Options

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 relevant 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 students.

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.

Capstone

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 participants to see and experience the linkages across strategy, finance, marketing, operations and cross-cultural team dynamics. Participants experience first-hand the leadership competencies required to build a high-performing team, an essential attribution of successful companies from start-ups to continuing operations.

* Options: China Europe International Business School in Shanghai or BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo
** Four electives are required and can be taken in pairs from max. two different tracks.

Class Profile

Intake 2020

Number of students 80
Nationalities 22
Average work experience 6 years
Average age 30

Gender

Female 25%
Male 75%

Industry Background

Banking 16%
Consulting 11%
It & Technology 10%
Healthcare & Pharma 8%
Automotive & Components 7%
Aviation/Aerospace 5%
Fast Moving Consumer Goods 5%
Financial Services 4%
Tourism 4%
Energy 4%
Mechanical Engineering 4%
Life Sciences 4%
Legal 3%
Media 3%
Others 12%

Years of Work Experience

< 3 Years 10%
3 - 5 Years 53%
6-8 Years 25%
9+ Years 12%

Geographic Origin

Austria France Saudi Arabia
Canada India Syria
Chile Iran Tunisia
China Italy UK
Colombia Mexico USA
Egypt Romania
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Career Services & Personal Development

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:

  • MBA Leadership Camp (Offsite)
  • CV Checks & Job Market Preparation
  • Individual Career Planning & Placement Support
  • Professional Skills Workshops & Application Trainings
  • Personal Coaching Sessions
  • Executive Talks & Corporate Events
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Teambuilding Activities
  • Job Board & Career Fairs
  • Career Services Newsletter
  • Access to Frankfurt School’s career network with corporate partners and alumni

Career Development after Graduation (2016-2018)

Career Change

During the programme 17%
After the programme 53%
No significant changes 30%

3 graduates founded their own company

Number of Career Changes

1 change 70%
2 changes 50%
3 changes 20%
4 changes 5%

Types of Career Changes

Level of responsibility 58%
Employer 48%
Functional area 28%
Industry 20%

Industry Background

Banking 18%
Automotive & Components 15%
Financial Services 13%
Healthcare & Pharma 10%
Consulting 8%
Aviation / Aerospace 5%
Tourism 3%
Mechanical Engineering 3%
Fast Moving Consumer Goods 2%
Others 23%

Location of Employment

Germany 90%
Europe 5%
Rest of the world 5%

Application Process

1. Online application

First, you will need to complete our online application, which requires the following documents:

  • CV or resume
  • Previous academic transcript(s) of records and degree certificate(s)
  • Two reference letters (ideally, one from your current employer)
  • Registration for our Business Test Methods (Admission Test) or GMAT/GRE score
  • TOEFL/ IELTS score report, or proof of equivalent English proficiency
  • Case study assignment (in 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 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.

3. Results

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 23 September 2022. 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.

Our programme staff are 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!

Application Checklist

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.

Financing and Scholarships

Investing in your future

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.

Payment & Installments

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). 

Example

  • Total cost part-time MBA: EUR 39,000
  • Down payment to secure place in the programme: EUR 5,000
  • Tuition fee per semester: EUR 8,500 (usually due at the beginning of the semester in October and April)

*adjustments to the payment schedule can be discussed individually

Frankfurt School Scholarships

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 descretion 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:

  • The Generation Contract Study first, pay later: the Generation Contract 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.
  • Future Finance provides student loans for tuition fees and cost of living.
  • 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
  • Student loans for US citizens are available by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Frankfurt School’s US Federal School Code is G40153.
  • 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.

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