ESMT or Mannheim or Franfurt for finance


timmy.iml
I have a bit of a dilemma. I am looking at MBA programs in Germany and have narrowed my choices down to these:

ESMT
Mannheim
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

I know that the first two are well ranked. I have heard that ESMT is good for jobs in startups, tech and entrepreneurship and so forth, and that Mannheim is more for consulting. But I can't find much about these two MBA programs in terms of jobs in finance, which is what I am interested in.

But what about Frankfurt? It seems to have a strong master in finance program - but how is the MBA, especially in terms of placements in the financial services field? Anybody have any ideas?

I speak native level German so this is not a problem for me. I've been working in London but would like to settle in Germany long-term. The city doesn't matter.
I have a bit of a dilemma. I am looking at MBA programs in Germany and have narrowed my choices down to these:

ESMT
Mannheim
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

I know that the first two are well ranked. I have heard that ESMT is good for jobs in startups, tech and entrepreneurship and so forth, and that Mannheim is more for consulting. But I can't find much about these two MBA programs in terms of jobs in finance, which is what I am interested in.

But what about Frankfurt? It seems to have a strong master in finance program - but how is the MBA, especially in terms of placements in the financial services field? Anybody have any ideas?

I speak native level German so this is not a problem for me. I've been working in London but would like to settle in Germany long-term. The city doesn't matter.
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Duncan
The Frankfurt MBA has not enrolled its first class yet. It's uncertain. I'm not sure what sort of finance you're looking at, but using my approach (How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571
) EBS, Mannheim, WHU and Insead, alongside the the part-time Master in Finance at the Goethe Business School, are the schools to focus on.
The Frankfurt MBA has not enrolled its first class yet. It's uncertain. I'm not sure what sort of finance you're looking at, but using my approach (How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571
) EBS, Mannheim, WHU and Insead, alongside the the part-time Master in Finance at the Goethe Business School, are the schools to focus on.
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badux
Frankfurt is Germany's financial capital, so I would focus on programs in that city. Duncan's right though, Frankfurt School's MBA is unproven now, but I think it's the only real option for full-time MBA programs in the city.
Frankfurt is Germany's financial capital, so I would focus on programs in that city. Duncan's right though, Frankfurt School's MBA is unproven now, but I think it's the only real option for full-time MBA programs in the city.
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timmy.iml
Ok, I see. Insead is an intriguing option - in that it has good placements in Germany even even though it's in France.

The new Frankfurt program seems a bit risky, even so I may apply for it since I am really looking at full-time MBA programs, and Frankfurt is a good place to be for finance.

I take it that ESMT is not the best choice for my case?
Ok, I see. Insead is an intriguing option - in that it has good placements in Germany even even though it's in France.

The new Frankfurt program seems a bit risky, even so I may apply for it since I am really looking at full-time MBA programs, and Frankfurt is a good place to be for finance.

I take it that ESMT is not the best choice for my case?
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Duncan
ESMT isn't the best choice, no. See https://www.esmt.org/degree-programs/full-time-mba/career-services/mba-placement-statistics
ESMT isn't the best choice, no. See https://www.esmt.org/degree-programs/full-time-mba/career-services/mba-placement-statistics
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I personally liked ESMT as I had the interview with them. They are focused on where their students would end up post program.

They were more concerned how will I do in placements and guided how to contact recruiters, alumni responses were detailed. And then allowed me to decide if I would like to take my application ahead or would like to defer.

I was quite impressed with transparency.

Frankfurt School of finance and management again too good experience, they even transferred my admission from MS to MBA. But I could take any for my own reasons.

Duncan, If I am not wrong ESMT MBA would only be second to Mannheim, right?
I personally liked ESMT as I had the interview with them. They are focused on where their students would end up post program.

They were more concerned how will I do in placements and guided how to contact recruiters, alumni responses were detailed. And then allowed me to decide if I would like to take my application ahead or would like to defer.

I was quite impressed with transparency.

Frankfurt School of finance and management again too good experience, they even transferred my admission from MS to MBA. But I could take any for my own reasons.

Duncan, If I am not wrong ESMT MBA would only be second to Mannheim, right?
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Duncan
See my reply from Wednesday.
See my reply from Wednesday.
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I have a bit of a dilemma. I am looking at MBA programs in Germany and have narrowed my choices down to these:

ESMT
Mannheim
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

I know that the first two are well ranked. I have heard that ESMT is good for jobs in startups, tech and entrepreneurship and so forth, and that Mannheim is more for consulting. But I can't find much about these two MBA programs in terms of jobs in finance, which is what I am interested in.

But what about Frankfurt? It seems to have a strong master in finance program - but how is the MBA, especially in terms of placements in the financial services field? Anybody have any ideas?

I speak native level German so this is not a problem for me. I've been working in London but would like to settle in Germany long-term. The city doesn't matter.

Hi, I am also looking at these MBA programs, but I am questioning whether I can get in. I have 4 years of work experience but only a 620 GMAT score. Should I retake the GMAT, or just aim lower? Any suggestions?
<blockquote>I have a bit of a dilemma. I am looking at MBA programs in Germany and have narrowed my choices down to these:

ESMT
Mannheim
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

I know that the first two are well ranked. I have heard that ESMT is good for jobs in startups, tech and entrepreneurship and so forth, and that Mannheim is more for consulting. But I can't find much about these two MBA programs in terms of jobs in finance, which is what I am interested in.

But what about Frankfurt? It seems to have a strong master in finance program - but how is the MBA, especially in terms of placements in the financial services field? Anybody have any ideas?

I speak native level German so this is not a problem for me. I've been working in London but would like to settle in Germany long-term. The city doesn't matter.</blockquote>
Hi, I am also looking at these MBA programs, but I am questioning whether I can get in. I have 4 years of work experience but only a 620 GMAT score. Should I retake the GMAT, or just aim lower? Any suggestions?
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ezra
If you think can get your GMAT score higher you most definitely should try. The average GMAT score for students at ESMT is currently 640; at Mannheim it's 670.

But you should also pay attention to work experience: even though you're not far from the average GMAT score at ESMT, the cohort average work experience there is currently over six year, so you'll have to do something to otherwise increase your chances. A higher than average GMAT score would help, as would higher-quality work experience or something else unique about your profile.

As has been said previously the Frankfurt program is brand new so we don't know yet what kind of class profile the MBA will have. I'm guessing it will be in the ESMT/Mannheim range though.
If you think can get your GMAT score higher you most definitely should try. The average GMAT score for students at ESMT is currently 640; at Mannheim it's 670.

But you should also pay attention to work experience: even though you're not far from the average GMAT score at ESMT, the cohort average work experience there is currently over six year, so you'll have to do something to otherwise increase your chances. A higher than average GMAT score would help, as would higher-quality work experience or something else unique about your profile.

As has been said previously the Frankfurt program is brand new so we don't know yet what kind of class profile the MBA will have. I'm guessing it will be in the ESMT/Mannheim range though.
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Sammy3266
Same situation here! I think I'm going to give the Frankfurt MBA a shot, even though it's new. Their master of finance is ranked the best in Germany but since I don't want to just be a numbers person, the MBA seems like hte better fit. Plus I really want to move to Germany to work in Frankfurt or Munich, and they seem to have tons of connections to companies and the university seems to be really well regarded within Germany. (I just saw someone else post about FS being high up in a ranking by HR managers). Anyway, that's my two cents!
Same situation here! I think I'm going to give the Frankfurt MBA a shot, even though it's new. Their master of finance is ranked the best in Germany but since I don't want to just be a numbers person, the MBA seems like hte better fit. Plus I really want to move to Germany to work in Frankfurt or Munich, and they seem to have tons of connections to companies and the university seems to be really well regarded within Germany. (I just saw someone else post about FS being high up in a ranking by HR managers). Anyway, that's my two cents!
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timmy.iml
I am sort of leaning that way as well, since it seems like a strong business school with reasonable equity. In any case, good luck to you!
I am sort of leaning that way as well, since it seems like a strong business school with reasonable equity. In any case, good luck to you!
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sudeep
Did any of you guys on this thread who were applying to Frankfurt School end up enrolling?
I am looking to get first hand experience from you guys.

Thanks
Did any of you guys on this thread who were applying to Frankfurt School end up enrolling?
I am looking to get first hand experience from you guys.

Thanks
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badux
Maybe ask one of the active bloggers that are on the program? Seems like they're pretty accessible:

http://blog.frankfurt-school.de/programmes/mba/full-time-mba/
Maybe ask one of the active bloggers that are on the program? Seems like they're pretty accessible:

http://blog.frankfurt-school.de/programmes/mba/full-time-mba/
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Also looking for comments and feedback from current students and alumni from these schools... I'm interested in doing a finance MBA in Germany and want to make sure I make the best decision.
Also looking for comments and feedback from current students and alumni from these schools... I'm interested in doing a finance MBA in Germany and want to make sure I make the best decision.
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Duncan
Because this is a site for applicants, you'll need to contact students and alumni through other means. Obviously there are no MBA alumni from the Frankfurt school yet.
Because this is a site for applicants, you'll need to contact students and alumni through other means. Obviously there are no MBA alumni from the Frankfurt school yet.
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