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Tuition Fee
42,000* EUR

(excluding travel and accommodation cost)

Application Deadline
31 July*

Programme Start
20 Sept 2024

12 months

Advance your Career

This full-time programme is 100% taught in English and is designed for aspiring professionals looking to tackle real challenges in international business, make a career change, or enhance their managerial skills in preparation for their next leadership role.

You don't need to have a background in finance and business. In fact, many of our applicants come from diverse industries and hold various job positions. We welcome applicants from all areas of study, not just those related to finance or business.

Our MBA programme will help you gain a global perspective and provide an enriching learning environment for your career development and personal progress. As a top-ranked German business school, our community has built a strong network with organisations at a global level. Located in the business hub of Europe, Frankfurt continues to attract thousands of financial and business professionals each year.

Check your eligibility today!

Do you live outside of Germany and applying for our Full-time MBA?

We welcome applications all year round. However, due to limited spots, we recommend applying as early as possible.

For non-EU applicants needing a visa, we recommend applying by the end of May to ensure ample time to complete the visa process before the programme begins in September. Applicants from India and China are advised to apply by the end of April due to extended visa processing times and the introduction of the APS.

For those not requiring a visa, the ultimate deadline is the end of July.

Submitting your application incurs no additional fees. Also, don't miss the early bird deadlines to benefit from reduced tuition fees:

Early Bird Deadlines
  • 30th November: €6,000 reduction
  • 29th February: €4,000 reduction
  • 31st May: €2,500 reduction


  • First academic degree (Bachelor or equivalent)
  • 3 years of post-graduate work experience
  • GMAT or GRE preferred (alternative: Business Test Methods (Frankfurt School Admission Test) please note our test has a USD 100 fee)
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills (minimum score TOEFL 90 iBT, IELTS 7.0 or equivalent).

    Language test waivers are available under the following conditions:

  • If your corporate work language is English (proof from the company is required)
  • If your first academic degree was taught in English (stated on the transcript)
  • If you are a native English speaker

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 and ideate innovative solutions, implementing them effectively and efficiently based on sound qualitative and quantitative research using fact-oriented analysis. By doing so they will combine independent, forward-oriented thinking management techniques for quality decision-making to address business challenges with implementing effective solutions.

LG3: Effective executive communication, collaboration and cooperation skills

Graduates have a clear understanding of the roles, responsibilities and entrepreneurial challenges a business leader faces in 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, with the character needed for leading in any organisational or cultural context 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 environment.

The Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is ranked 98th globally in the 2023 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking. It stands out as one of only three German universities in the top 100 list, ranking 32nd in Europe and 3rd in Germany.

The school achieved particularly strong results in the categories of "Value for Money" (30th place), "International Mobility" (10th place), and "Employed at Three Months" with a 96% employment rate three months post-graduation

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FT Global rankings


Scholarships & Financing

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

Your financial situation should not prevent you from studying at Frankfurt School. However, it is important to make sensible preparations for funding your studies. Feel free to use our advisory service and start your preparations by requesting a personal consultation.

Early Bird Discounts

We accept applications on a rolling basis and encourage you to complete your application before one of our early bird deadlines below in order to receive a reduction in overall tuition fees: 

30 November EUR 6,000  early-bird discount
29 February EUR 4,000  early-bird discount
31 May EUR 2,500  early-bird discount
31 July Final application deadline

Payment Terms

Total fees: EUR 42,250 (including enrolment fees)
Deposit: EUR 5,000 (deducted from the total tuition fees)

The remaining fees will need to be paid in regular installments at the beginning of each semester. Should you decide to opt for a full upfront payment, you will receive a 5% reduction on tuition fees (excluding discounts). 

Please note that the tuition fee's exclude any additional costs i.e. travel expenses, hotel costs for modules abroad.

Frankfurt School Scholarships

We award a limited number of partial scholarships to encourage applications from candidates of any discipline or background with an outstanding academic or business track record.

Scholarship conditions:

  • Candidates can apply for up to 2 scholarships.
  • Only one scholarship can be awarded.
  • Application is directly in the online application.
  • Scholarships can be awarded in addition to Early Bird reductions and alumni discounts.
  • A scholarship application can only be submitted together with the MBA application and not afterward.

Scholarship categories:

Diversity & International Scholarship: For international MBA applicants who bring diversity to the classroom in terms of background or previous experience.

Women in Business Scholarship: For female applicants who have demonstrated success, professionally or personally, in the field of business.

Entrepreneur & Leadership Scholarship: For motivated applicants with proven entrepreneurial and/or leadership skills and achievements, or concrete plans of establishing their own business.

Specialised Background Scholarship (e.g., Engineering, Finance, Technology, Innovation): For applicants with a specialised background in any field and a career trajectory in this area of expertise, who are looking to gain general management and business knowledge with an MBA to further develop their career.

High Performing Scholarship: Aims to give recognition to outstanding academic performance and career trajectory

Frankfurt School Alumni Benefits

The fee for the Frankfurt School MBA Admission Test will be waived for Frankfurt School alumni and once admitted to the Full-time MBA programme, they are eligible to receive an alumni discount of 10% of their studies. Please note that this amount is granted independently of possible early bird deadlines and discounts.

External Scholarships & Loans

Several German and international organisations offer competitive scholarships for outstanding students:

  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) awards stipends to cover the cost of living for international students pursuing an academic degree programme in Germany.
  • 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.
  • Study first, pay later: the Generation Contract (GC) 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. Repayment starts after a successful career entry and after obtaining a minimum annual income of EUR 30,000 gross. Alumni then pay back a fixed percentage of their income over 10 years. 
    * The GC is available for prospective students from the following countries: Germany (and those who completed their high school education in Germany), Switzerland, Norway. Potentially also available for other EU countries, the USA and Canada.
  • Future Finance provides student loans for tuition fees and cost of living.
  • Student loans for US citizens are available by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). These loans may be put towards tuition and living expenses. Frankfurt School is one of only four universities in Germany who have received such approval by the US Department of Education. Take advantage of this unique opportunity in Germany to fund your MBA degree at Frankfurt School.
  • 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.

Klaus-Peter Müller Scholarship

The Klaus-Peter Müller scholarship was introduced through the generous sponsorship from Professor Dr. h.c. Klaus-Peter Müller, chairman of Commerzbank AG and honorary chairman of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management foundation, who donated one million Euros to support full-time Masters and MBA students.

The Klaus-Peter Müller scholarship can be awarded to German full-time MBA students who are not able to self-fund their studies and have performed exceptionally well throughout their previous studies, both academically and personally.

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Class Profile

Class profile for 2024

Class details

Class of 2024

Average years of age


Percentage of women


Average years of work experience


Average GMAT score


Industry backgrounds

FMCG, IT, Banking, Pharma, Logistics, Engineering, financial services, Consulting, Technology 

Professional Industry

Banking 5%
Consulting 5%
Financial Services 5%
Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals 5%
Information Technology 5%
Insurance 10%
Life Science 10%
Mechanical Engineering 5%
Media 5%
Technology 20%
Transportation 10%
Other 10%


Age in this cohort is between 30 - 38

Women in our MBAs



The Full-time MBA curriculum (60 ECTS) is an accelerated 12-month learning experience, which is divided into core module lectures, elective courses, and a thesis period. Our business MBA includes a module abroad to Italy and with electives and specialisations, you have a choice of picking 6 courses in total which could be in a combination of 3 courses from each category (Advanced Management and Finance & Technology), or 6 courses from one category. Please note, these are the only combinations available. You cannot, for example, pick 4 courses from one and 2 from another. 

Updated Curriculum FT 2024

Full-time curriculum

Application 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.

Quick facts to help you submit your application 

  • Although you need to complete either the GMAT/GRE or Business Methods Test, you can submit your application before you sit the exam in order to get the early bird discount.
  • The Business Test Method Exam is taken after you submit your application. Further details can be found here.
  • Your references can be added to your application after you submit it so that you do not have to wait for these to start the process and you can take advantage of the early bird.
  • Your IELTS or TOEFL can be taken after you submit your application and at that point, you can speak to the admissions officer to see if you are eligible for a waiver.

1. Online Application

The first step in applying for the Frankfurt MBA is the completion of our online application

2. AC and /or Interview

After reviewing your application, 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 arrange the interviews via a Zoom call and in special circumstances in face interviews can be organised.

3. Results

The final decision regarding your admission will be based on a combination of work experience, employability, academic qualifications, English language skills, admission test scores, the case study essay and interview results. Admission results are generally announced 2-4 weeks after your interview.

4. Programme Start

The Full-time MBA starts in late September 2024. For the start of the programme, we will offer a hybrid model (courses both online and on-campus). All students are expected to join us (online or on-campus) 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 contact your local embassy with any questions.

Our programme staff is 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!

Career and Personal Development

Career Services is one of the most important aspects of our MBA programme. Right from the start of your MBA studies, our Career Services team is part of your Frankfurt School experience. Our Career Counsellors offer individually tailored support through career counselling & workshops. Our goal is simple: to enhance the professional development of our students and to assist in preparing them as thoroughly as possible for a successful career after the MBA.

Prepare for your next leadership role:

Your career development

  • MBA Leadership Camp (Offsite)
  • Personal coaching sessions
  • KODE Coaching: Personality and competence analysis and development
  • CV checks & job market preparation
  • Individual career planning & placement support
  • Professional skills workshops & application training
  • German/international job market preparation

Your corporate connections

  • FS Career Day
  • Executive Talks & corporate events
  • Job board & career fairs
  • Career services newsletter
  • Global alumni network
  • Alumni panel discussions
  • Corporate interview training
  • Case-study workshops
  • FS JobTeaser career portal with companies, events, job board and career tips exclusively for FS students

German courses

The programme is taught entirely in English. However, German classes are provided for all non-German speaking students throughout the duration of the programme. We strongly encourage students to learn German before they arrive in Frankfurt in order to improve their employment opportunities. 

Employment Statistics Class of 2021


Average Salary 65,500 Euro
Average Reported Bonus 9,000 Euro

Salary development 2021

Employer examples since programme launch

Accenture Kion Group
Allianz KPMG
Banco Santander Kreutz und Partner
BASF Lahmeyer International
Barclays Lmtec
BDO Microsoft
Beiersdorf Microvast GmbH
BNY Mellon Mobisol
BRITA Moody's
Café da Roca National Bank of Egypt
Citigroup NavVis
Cocomore NewMark Finanzkommunikation
Continental NTPC Ltd.
Crossbuilders Porsche Consulting
Danfoss PwC
DeKaBank QuintilesIMS
Deloitte Rabobank
Deutsche Bank Reckitt Benckiser
Deutsche Börse SAP
EIB SHV Holding/ Nurteco
ERM TE Connectivity
Eumetsat Telespazio VEGA
euNetworks Thailand Board of Investment
Exxeta Thomas Cook
EY Toyota Motor Europe
Finbridge Tristone Flowtech Group
FinLab TrustPilot
Frankfurt School UBS
Hannover Re Union Investment
Information Design One Votorantim
IDS X-markets
Kautex Textron Ziegert Bank und Immobilienconsulting
Jeppesen, Boeing

Time until employment

3 months 84%
7 months 94%


Financial Services (excl Banking) 10%
Engineering/Technology 31%
Healthcare/Pharma 7%
E-commerce 3%
Consumer Goods/FMCG 10%
Consulting 4%
Banking 4%
Automotive 4%
Military 3%
Legal 3%
Real Estate 7%
Manufacturing 14%

Class quick facts

  • 66% of Class of 2021 students changed industry after completing the MBA.
  • 48% of Class of 2021 students changed functional area after completing the MBA.
  • 69% of Class of 2020 students changed their country after completing the MBA.

Functional area

Finance/Controlling/Tax 11%
Sales/Business Development/Marketing 14%
Product Development 11%
Project Management/Consulting 14%
HR 7%
Legal 3%
Pricing 4%
IT 18%
Other 18%
Job entry

MBA graduate work location

Gemany 90%
Africa 3%
Americas 4%
Asia 3%

Student life

Join our community of aspiring and inspiring individuals and get involved at FS by joining a student initiative. Participate in a sport or business competition, join our Student Council or create your own event or initiative.

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Full-time MBA FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Still have questions about the programme or overall admissions process? Check out some of the most frequently asked questions about our Full-time MBA at Frankfurt School. Including: application process, eligibility & programme requirements, scholarships & financing, career development, curriculum and life abroad in Germany. 


Ann-Marie Stephenson
Senior Recruitment Manager

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