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Tuition Fee
37,000 Euro

Application Deadline
31. Juli 2019

Programme Start

20 months (part-time)

The Frankfurt MBA

The part-time MBA offers you a transformational learning experience at Frankfurt School, one of Germany’s top-ranked business schools.

The programme is specifically tailored to the needs of professionals who want to stay fully employed throughout their MBA at the same time as gaining the necessary skills for a management career.

  • Global perspective and diverse student cohort
  • International week abroad at CEIBS in Shanghai, China´s top business school!
  • Individual leadership coaching & personal development programme
  • Time schedule designed to fit with your career and your full-time job
  • Participant-centred learning approach with case studies (Harvard method)
  • Outstanding faculty and strong business network
  • New, modern campus in Frankfurt centre with direct and quick access to airport and train connections

Target Group

International and German professionals from any industry with strong leadership potential who want to remain fully employed and benefit from a world class MBA education.

The ideal Part-Time MBA candidate…
  • has a first university degree and several years of work experience with potential to go on to leadership positions
  • has the ambition and motivation to work full-time and study part-time
  • has clear career goals that can be reached with an MBA (often career development vs. career change)
  • wants to develop his/her management expertise and leadership skills and expand the professional networks across different industries
  • will ideally be supported by the current employer

Eligibility Requirements

Admission to The Frankfurt MBA at Frankfurt School is very competitive. To qualify for admission, you will need to fulfil the following eligibility requirements:

  • First academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent)
  • 3 years of work experience recommended
  • Frankfurt School Admissions Test (or GMAT/GRE test results)
  • Proficiency in English (TOEFL IBT min. score 90 / IELTS min. score 7) or equivalent

Tuition & Discounts

Total tuition fee: 37,000 Euro
Early-bird tuition discount 1

(applications received by January 31)

   5,000 Euro
Early-bird tuition discount 2

(applications received by April 30)

   2,500 Euro


 31 January 5,000 Euro early-bird discount
 30 April 2,500 Euro early-bird discount
 31 July Application deadline

Time schedule

The part-time MBA programme is designed for professionals (with any kind of educational background) to work full-time and study-part time. In 20 month (spread over 3 calendar years) the programme requires 62 teaching days of which 31 are week days.

Three modules are offered in block weeks (Monday-Friday/Saturday), one of them at China´s top business school: China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. All other courses take place at the FS campus on weekends (Friday until Sunday).

Lecture Times 
Friday 1:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sundays 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

You can download the part-time MBA schedule here (Intake October 2019)


The part-time MBA is a 20-month programme with core and elective modules followed by 5 months to complete an MBA thesis (choose one): consultancy project, entrepreneurial business plan, research project.

Teaching method

The Participant-Centred Learning (PCL) concept was originally developed by Harvard Business School. By placing the student at the centre of the didactic process, this learning method is based on the principle that course participants will – for the most part – generate their own learning outcomes through structured discussions.The subjects under discussion are drawn from case studies that have been tailored to meet class objectives, based on real-world situations. Teamwork and group presentations are other key elements of this method.

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

  • Teambuilding and Intercultural Management
  • Presentation and Communication
  • Project Management
  • Excellence in Excel Sheet and Regression Analysis
  • Shaping Ideas

Comprehensive Career Development and 'Colloquium: In the Boardroom'

Core Modules & Electives

Class Profile

Intake 2017

Number of students 38
Nationalities 14
Average Work Experience (years) 4


Female 21%
Male 79%

Work Experience (years)

< 2 5%
2-3 23%
3-4 21%
4-5 18%
5-6 10%
6-7 7%
7 2%
9-10 7%
> 10 2%


23-25 21%
26-27 18%
28-29 18%
30-31 15%
32-33 5%
34-35 10%
36-38 8%

Industry Background

Banking 18%
Automotive & Components 13%
Aviation/Aerospace 8%
Mechanical Engineering 8%
Consulting 5%
Education 5%
Energy 5%
Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals 5%
Information Technology 5%
Retail 5%
Asset Management 3%
Financial services (excl. banking) 3%
Real Estate 3%
Technology 3%
Other 11%

Geographic Origin

China Iran
Colombia Italy
Croatia Lithuania
France Poland
Germany Russia
Greece Singapore
India UK

Career & Personal Development

By definition, part-time MBA participants remain in full-time employment, often studying with the support and agreement of their company. Their companies are investing in them as future managers and so prefer to encourage a part-time MBA rather than allowing them to disappear for a year.

Let us support you on the way to the top:

  • Leadership camp
  • Individual coaching
  • Teambuilding
  • Project management
  • Executive talks
  • Presentation skills

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The aim is to support the career progression of their top talent rather than seeing them leave for the competition. By supporting a part-time MBA as part of an internal development plan, companies are able to retain their top young managers while also allowing them to gain vital management and leadership skills.

This contrasts from the typical full-time MBA candidate who is often looking for a career change: change of function, change of industry, or change of country. Even where part-time MBA candidates are still aiming for career change, they usually have an agreement with their current employer to study and work at the same time.

An integral part of the MBA programme is your personal & career development
We assess your goals, create an action plan how to achieve them and accompany you during your MBA journey with trained staff and many years of career development experience.

"A true MBA experience is as much about the business knowledge gained in the class as it is about soft-skills. Therefore we have tailored the Career Development programme to deliver a range of leadership, teamwork and individual skills that will benefit our alumni throughout their careers."

  • Karin Reuschenbach-Coutinho, Head of Career Services

Career Service

Right from the start of your 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.

Career Services for our MBA students

Frankfurt School graduates are known for their first class-analytical skills and practical knowledge. To prepare MBA students for successful future careers, we provide the following services:

  • Individual career planning and placement support
  • CV checking
  • Job market preparation
  • Professional skills workshops and application trainings
  • Job board
  • Career fairs
  • Corporate presentations and workshops
  • Career Services newsletter
  • Access to Frankfurt School’s career network with corporate partners and alumni

The aim of our professional services is simple: to enhance the professional development of our students and to assist in preparing them as thoroughly as possible for a successful career. Our Career Services team is here to help you make the most of your next career step.

Application process

1. Online application

The first step in applying for our programme is the completion of our online application, which includes uploading the following required documentation in support of your application:

Required Documents

  • CV or resume
  • Transcript of records and degree certificate(s) from previous university
  • Two reference letters (at least one from an employer - can be handed in later in the application process if not available yet)
  • Registration for FS Admissions Test in online application or upload GMAT/GRE score 
  • TOEFL / IELTS score report, or proof of equivalent English proficiency
  • Case study assignment (instructions provided in online application)
  • Letter of motivation

2. AC and /or Interview

After reviewing your application documents, 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 can not travel to Frankfurt.

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We also offer the opportunity to take our internal admission test, the FS Admission Test. This exam is an alternative to the GMAT/GRE and tests your critical thinking, ability to solve problems and reading comprehension skills. The test is free of charge, and you can register for it in the online application.

3. Results

The final decision regarding admissions into our MBA programme will be based on a combination of the candidate’s academic qualifications, English language abilities, admissions 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 visa.

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Our programme staff is 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.

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 business school of international standing, we not only provide you the best conditions for earning a degree – we also offer you excellent career development. When you make the decision to study at Frankfurt School, your current financial situation shouldn’t be the factor that holds you back. At the same time, it’s important to make sensible preparations for funding your studies. If you wish a personal consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Once you have been admitted to the The Frankfurt MBA programme, we kindly ask you to make a tuition fee deposit of 5,000 Euros to secure your place in the programme. The remaining fees will be paid in regular instalments at the beginning of each semester. If you were granted a scholarship, then the total amount reduces by the given scholarship amount.


Total cost part-time MBA: 37,000 Euro
Down payment to secure place in the programme: 5000 Euro
Tuition fee semester 1 (due at the beginning of the semester): 8000 Euro
Tuition fee semester 2 (due at the beginning of the semester): 8000 Euro
Tuition fee semester 3 (due at the beginning of the semester): 8000 Euro
Tuition fee semester 4 (due at the beginning of the semester): 8000 Euro

*adjustments to the payment schedule can be discussed individually

Frankfurt School Scholarships

There are a limited number of partial scholarships available for outstanding candidates. If you apply for a scholarship by May 31, your application will be considered for funding by the Scholarship Committee. Scholarships will be awarded to candidates with outstanding academic or business track record or excellent performance during the admissions process.

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 & 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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Information Events

Would you like to get a first-hand impression of what our business school and our MBA programmes are really like? Meet The Frankfurt MBA Programme Director, talk with current students, take part in a classroom lecture, or tour our campus. It's all possible through individually scheduled consultations, sample lectures and our regular MBA Evenings!

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 our MBA team to arrange a campus visit, including a guided tour of the campus.

MBA Evenings

Learn more about our MBA and EMBA programmes at one of our MBA Evenings! Benefit from personal conversations with our professors and programme directors and find out which programme could help you realise your full potential. 

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