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You have questions, we have the answers

We've collected some of the most frequently asked questions from prospective students - you can review them below. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our MBA team. 

Programme Requirements

What type of full-time MBA do you offer? Are there any specialisations?

Our accelerated 12-month Full-time MBA is a general management MBA programme. It is comprised of core modules (6 months), electives  (3 months), and thesis (3 months). Soft skills courses are available throughout the programme to help students enhance their managerial and leadership skills. While it is a general MBA, elective courses allow students to focus on different areas of business including management, finance, technology, entrepreneurship and sustainability.

When does the programme start?

The programme has one intake each year and starts in September.

Do you offer German classes?

Yes, we do. Each student has the opportunity to learn German whilst completing the MBA and this is timetabled into the 12 months pogramme.

Do I have to pay for my accommodation and travel expenses for my 1 week abroad in Milian?

Yes, you do. The tuition fees does not include this cost

How much work experience is required for the Full-time MBA?

Minimum of 3 years of work experience required by the start of the programme.  We consider the number of years of full-time work experience after completing your first academic degree (Bachelors or equivalent). Internships and traineeships are usually not considered  towards eligibility

How can I check if I am eligable for the Full-time MBA?

To be eligible for the MBA you need to have at least 3 years postgraduate work experience (Internships do not count). You also need to have a degree or equivalent. If you are unsure please feel free to take our eleigablity quiz.

I have under 3 years of work experience, am I eligible to apply?

If you are unsure if you qualify for our programme, we encourage you to submit your CV here for further programme consultation. One of our MBA Recruitment Managers will be happy to review it and provide feedback on your eligibility for the programme.

Application Process

Is there a minimum GMAT/GRE score?

We do not have a minimum GMAT/GRE score requirement. However, our students score an average of 640 on the GMAT. We approach the admissions process from a holistic perspective and consider all aspects of your application. Therefore, we welcome all students to apply regardless of their test scores.

Do I need to submit an official GMAT/GRE score report?

Yes – please send official copies of your report to Frankfurt School through the respective test provider using the following codes: 

GMAT code: FCB-P-36                                                                       

GRE code: 7573

Is there a preference between GMAT or GRE?

We do not have a preference and welcome you to submit your scores for either GMAT or GRE.

Am I eligible for an English language test waiver?

If you have completed your undergraduate studies in English or have lived/worked abroad in an English speaking country for a minimum of 1 year, you could be eligible for our English language test waiver. You will need to provide proof of this (via a letter from your University confirming the language of instruction was English or letter from your employer). The TOEFL/IELTS is usually a requirement for the visa application – please consult with your local embassy to inquire about language test needs for your visa. 

Do I need to send hard copies of application documents?

You do not have to mail any hard copies. Please include all necessary documents in your Online Application.

Any application tips?

To help support you through the application process, we welcome you to contact a member of our MBA team or check out our Application Tips.

How do I submit my application?

Please complete our Online Application. Once completed and all required documents have been uploaded you can submit your application.


My school has a different grading system than Germany. How can I include my final grades in my MBA application?

If your school has a different grading system, we ask that you please include a grading report (this is usually included in the transcript of records from your university). For final grades, you can enter “0” on your application and attach a grading report in your application that helps explain how grades are calculated in your university.

What factors are considered in the admission process?

We approach both the admission and scholarship process from a holistic perspective. This means that we take all aspects of your application into consideration when making a final decision. This includes (but not limited to): professional work experience, test scores, undergraduate grades, performance in interview etc.

Scholarships & Financing

How can I apply for a scholarship and how much is awarded?

You are eligible to apply for one of our partial scholarships through the regular online application for the programme. These are merit-based scholarships and in awarding them, we take into account your entire profile, background and motivation for the MBA programme. The amount can vary from case to case and we would encourage you to fill out and submit your Online Application at your earliest convenience in order to secure your early bird discount and the best chances for the partial scholarship. The fund is limited for each class and the earlier you apply, the more likely you are to receive a scholarship.

What financing options does Frankfurt School have?

Aside from our scholarships, we also offer suggestions for external financing opportunities. You can learn more here.

Career Development

What percentage of MBA students found jobs after graduating from the Full-time MBA? What sectors did they join?

Check out our latest Full-time MBA career report for Class of 2018. In addition, you can find our Class of 2019 employment statistics on our main page

Do I need to speak German to find work after graduating?

Check out our latest interview with a member of our Career Services team to learn more. 

What resources are available for students for career development?

Check out our Career Services page to learn more about resources and career events and workshops available on campus. Hear from Full-time MBA Class of 2016 alumna, Vanessa Fischer, to learn more about career resources to support MBA students. 


How can I apply for a visa?

Unfortunately, our MBA team does not offer visa consultations. Please contact your local embassy to inquire about the process for applying for a student visa. However, we are happy to provide any necessary documentation on our behalf to confirm your acceptance into our programme.

How long will my student visa be valid for after graduating?

Depending on the type of visa, students are typically allowed to remain in Germany for 18 months after graduating from their MBA programme.


Living in Germany

Why Frankfurt vs. another city in Germany?

Check out our latest feature on The Local, where Frankfurt School MBA alumni reflect on why Frankfurt is the best city to live and work in.  

Is housing available on campus? If so, when can I apply?

Yes – housing is available on campus for international students. To learn more about pricing and housing options, check out our website here. You can apply for housing after you have been admitted to the programme. Please do not apply before being admitted as your application could result in not being considered for housing.