Frankfurt School of Finance FT MBA


HI Guys, Need a bit of help in deciding :
I have received positive reply from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management for their Full Time MBA starting this sept.
Pros: Location, School Brand , Accrediation
3 days a week module: So we get to do part time job through out a year.
15 Months (Less than 2 years a plus for me).
Cons : Pretty new Full Time MBA program so not many alums to help out.

Would like to get some advice what to do. The other option I have is Pforzheim MBA.
I am A2 in German and wish to work in Germany.
HI Guys, Need a bit of help in deciding :
I have received positive reply from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management for their Full Time MBA starting this sept.
Pros: Location, School Brand , Accrediation
3 days a week module: So we get to do part time job through out a year.
15 Months (Less than 2 years a plus for me).
Cons : Pretty new Full Time MBA program so not many alums to help out.

Would like to get some advice what to do. The other option I have is Pforzheim MBA.
I am A2 in German and wish to work in Germany.
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Duncan
Frankfurt is the better choice for most students but do any Frankfurt students on the full time MBA have jobs?!?! How will you have time to study, learn the language and hunt for work?
Frankfurt is the better choice for most students but do any Frankfurt students on the full time MBA have jobs?!?! How will you have time to study, learn the language and hunt for work?
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Its a new program that they have started I suppose. I could not find any data in LinkedIn. They have this 3 days a week module. So remaining four days can be spent on learning language and study.
Anyway to get the placement data? They have big names in the website where they mention about the career fairs. I am just wondering will it be a better investment than Pforzheim. Keeping in mind Pforzhiem gives chance of internship. Frankfurt doesnt have internship as part of curriculum.

[Edited by Aditya Dawlekar on Apr 05, 2016]

Its a new program that they have started I suppose. I could not find any data in LinkedIn. They have this 3 days a week module. So remaining four days can be spent on learning language and study.
Anyway to get the placement data? They have big names in the website where they mention about the career fairs. I am just wondering will it be a better investment than Pforzheim. Keeping in mind Pforzhiem gives chance of internship. Frankfurt doesnt have internship as part of curriculum.
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Duncan
I would be very surprised if you were not expected to be on campus for teamwork and other workshops on the other workdays.

In the EMBA ranking, Frankfurt alumni get similar salaries to Mannheim students and higher than HHL students (http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/executive-mba-ranking-2015).

That said, if you are only at A2 now then either I suggest you move to Germany now and take an intensive German course or consider deferring for a year to learn German. Either way, Frankfurt is a better choice than Pforzheim (assuming that you don't tule out working in finance).
I would be very surprised if you were not expected to be on campus for teamwork and other workshops on the other workdays.

In the EMBA ranking, Frankfurt alumni get similar salaries to Mannheim students and higher than HHL students (http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/executive-mba-ranking-2015).

That said, if you are only at A2 now then either I suggest you move to Germany now and take an intensive German course or consider deferring for a year to learn German. Either way, Frankfurt is a better choice than Pforzheim (assuming that you don't tule out working in finance).
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Thanks Duncan for a detailed reply. I plan to complete B1 by the time I join program. And expect to reach B2 at least by the time I finish. I dont rule out working in finance but I have background in IT. Main question is , though FSFM is a reputed brand in Msc Finance and EMBA will it have the same value for its MBA.
Thanks Duncan for a detailed reply. I plan to complete B1 by the time I join program. And expect to reach B2 at least by the time I finish. I dont rule out working in finance but I have background in IT. Main question is , though FSFM is a reputed brand in Msc Finance and EMBA will it have the same value for its MBA.
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Duncan
Yes, it's a respected school in the area around Frankfurt but what work can you do with only B2 German? Take a look at the recent thread about EBS.
Yes, it's a respected school in the area around Frankfurt but what work can you do with only B2 German? Take a look at the recent thread about EBS.
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Yeah, checked that. Pforzhiem will be better in that case may b. It will give me some time to learn the language and the internship.
Yeah, checked that. Pforzhiem will be better in that case may b. It will give me some time to learn the language and the internship.
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I have talked to couple of guys from Frankfurt School . Also, see the FS Video on the youtube. MBA program is quite new. If you want good exposure ,facilities etc etc , go for it.

For employment, you need to be realistic . I would also suggest ESMT for your profile.
I have talked to couple of guys from Frankfurt School . Also, see the FS Video on the youtube. MBA program is quite new. If you want good exposure ,facilities etc etc , go for it.

For employment, you need to be realistic . I would also suggest ESMT for your profile.
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Duncan
As an investment, one or two semesters full time to perfect your German plus Frankfurt is a much better investment than Pforzheim. You won't improve your German enough there.
As an investment, one or two semesters full time to perfect your German plus Frankfurt is a much better investment than Pforzheim. You won't improve your German enough there.
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can Internship be deciding factor here for someone who is non EU. Frankfurt doesn't have internship option.
can Internship be deciding factor here for someone who is non EU. Frankfurt doesn't have internship option.
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can Internship be deciding factor here for someone who is non EU. Frankfurt doesn't have internship option.


Only if you want to change the field of your work.
[quote]can Internship be deciding factor here for someone who is non EU. Frankfurt doesn't have internship option.[/quote]

Only if you want to change the field of your work.
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laurie
Yes, it's healthy to have a bit of experience in the field you want to work in, and if you don't have this an internship in that field can help.

However, for non-EU students who want to work in the country, a targeted internship can be invaluable, even if they're not transitioning to another work field. For one, it gives you a taste of the country's work culture, but it can also get your foot in the door at a firm where you want to work as well as build your network in the country.
Yes, it's healthy to have a bit of experience in the field you want to work in, and if you don't have this an internship in that field can help.

However, for non-EU students who want to work in the country, a targeted internship can be invaluable, even if they're not transitioning to another work field. For one, it gives you a taste of the country's work culture, but it can also get your foot in the door at a firm where you want to work as well as build your network in the country.
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Thanks Laurie. I am bit skeptical about Frankfurt because of no internship and its a fairly new program.
Thanks Laurie. I am bit skeptical about Frankfurt because of no internship and its a fairly new program.
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Duncan
Frankfurt is a much better school. In Germany it's very normal to take an internship at the end of the degree when writing the masters thesis. I am sure this will be possible at the Frankfurt school, and I see that they offer internships: http://www.frankfurt-school.de/content/en/consulting/ias/jobs/ias-internship.html
Frankfurt is a much better school. In Germany it's very normal to take an internship at the end of the degree when writing the masters thesis. I am sure this will be possible at the Frankfurt school, and I see that they offer internships: http://www.frankfurt-school.de/content/en/consulting/ias/jobs/ias-internship.html
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Docsazm
Hello,
Hello,
I am a doctor working in hospital in patients care....but I want to switch my career to management.
Need advice regarding...either in general MBA or healthcare?
Best university regarding this issue ...I know that Frankfurt is having a program in international healthcare management?
Any advice how is it beneficial in terms of job prospects?
Thanks
Hello,
Hello,
I am a doctor working in hospital in patients care....but I want to switch my career to management.
Need advice regarding...either in general MBA or healthcare?
Best university regarding this issue ...I know that Frankfurt is having a program in international healthcare management?
Any advice how is it beneficial in terms of job prospects?
Thanks
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Duncan
It seems reasonable to assume it will have excellent outcomes if you speak German to a professional standard.

[Edited by Duncan on Apr 16, 2016]

It seems reasonable to assume it will have excellent outcomes if you speak German to a professional standard.
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01671
Dear Aditaya,
thanks for raising the Topic! I work with the Frankfurt MBA and want to Point out the following Options:
* >85% of our graduates (Graduation was last week) already started their permanent job in companies like Beiersdorf, SAP or Accenture
* Instead of a Thesis you can also choose do participate in a Group Consultancy Project (GCP). 15 Companies like Eckes-Granini Group, Eintrach Frankfurt, Paul Hartmann, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, KPMG, Linde, Lufthansa, Zalando, Capgemini etc offer real Projects on which the students work for about 3 months.
* In Addition there is a Career Service Team which helps the students not only to connect to Business and industry, but also one to one to find a Job/internship/Placement.
* Frankfurt School can happily connect you to alumni or students if you want to talk to them - just ask! :-)

I hope this helps in your decision if you want to accept the Invitation to our accessment centre.
Best wishes
Christine Cordt
MBA Marketing Manager
[email protected]

[Edited by 01671 on May 25, 2016]

Dear Aditaya,
thanks for raising the Topic! I work with the Frankfurt MBA and want to Point out the following Options:
* >85% of our graduates (Graduation was last week) already started their permanent job in companies like Beiersdorf, SAP or Accenture
* Instead of a Thesis you can also choose do participate in a Group Consultancy Project (GCP). 15 Companies like Eckes-Granini Group, Eintrach Frankfurt, Paul Hartmann, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, KPMG, Linde, Lufthansa, Zalando, Capgemini etc offer real Projects on which the students work for about 3 months.
* In Addition there is a Career Service Team which helps the students not only to connect to Business and industry, but also one to one to find a Job/internship/Placement.
* Frankfurt School can happily connect you to alumni or students if you want to talk to them - just ask! :-)

I hope this helps in your decision if you want to accept the Invitation to our accessment centre.
Best wishes
Christine Cordt
MBA Marketing Manager
[email protected]
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