Frankfurt Master of Finance vs. St. Gallen MBF


I am looking at masters in finance programs in the DACH region. I wonder if anybody could offer any suggestions. These are the programs to which I am thinking about applying:

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management - Master of Finance
St. Gallen - Masters of Arts in Banking and Finance (MBF)

I took German as a foreign language in school and minored in it at university, I am pretty close to fluent. I have 1.5 years of experience in banking but not in DACH region.

My goal is to work in financial services in Germany. My question is, are these good schools where I can reasonably expect to do this? My other option that I am considering is to wait another year and then apply to the Mannheim MBA program or the Frankfurt MBA program.

I am looking at masters in finance programs in the DACH region. I wonder if anybody could offer any suggestions. These are the programs to which I am thinking about applying:

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management - Master of Finance
St. Gallen - Masters of Arts in Banking and Finance (MBF)

I took German as a foreign language in school and minored in it at university, I am pretty close to fluent. I have 1.5 years of experience in banking but not in DACH region.

My goal is to work in financial services in Germany. My question is, are these good schools where I can reasonably expect to do this? My other option that I am considering is to wait another year and then apply to the Mannheim MBA program or the Frankfurt MBA program.
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Duncan

I would say Frankfurt and then after working for a few years more take an MBA somewhere like Wharton or LBS.

I would say Frankfurt and then after working for a few years more take an MBA somewhere like Wharton or LBS.
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badux

Agreed While the St. Gallen program is great, if you want to work in Germany you should stick with a program in the country. In recent years, the St. Gallen program places some 80 percent of its grads in Switzerland and only about 9 percent in Germany.

You might also consider ESCP, it has a footprint in Germany and is ranked highly in the FT's Master in Finance ranking.

Agreed While the St. Gallen program is great, if you want to work in Germany you should stick with a program in the country. In recent years, the St. Gallen program places some 80 percent of its grads in Switzerland and only about 9 percent in Germany.

You might also consider ESCP, it has a footprint in Germany and is ranked highly in the FT's Master in Finance ranking.
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Good advice, thank you both! I like the idea of the Frankfurt program right now and then eventually a good MBA like Wharton or LBS.

Good advice, thank you both! I like the idea of the Frankfurt program right now and then eventually a good MBA like Wharton or LBS.
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