Is MSc in finance from FSFM a good option for an international student with very limited German language skills?


Stan99

Hi,



I'm at a crossroads, since after some research, I'm convinced that Frankfurt School of Finance and Management would suit me well. That's mostly, because I would prefer to live in Germany.



However, the problem is that I can't speak the language at all. Of course I will be able to learn the basics, but I don't see myself becoming fluent in it. For some reason I just can't grasp the German language.



A little background about me to make the question a bit easier: BSc in Business Admin (minor: Econ, concentration: finance) from a small college in NYC, 2y of experience in a large investment bank in Poland, CFA in progress. Plans to add a little more value after enrollment (eg. working student, pursuing CAIA). I'm also a citizen of a EU country, so a work permit shouldn't be an issue.



The question: Is it possible to find a job in corportate finance in Frankfurt (preferably multinational company like JPMorgan,McKinsey, EY,etc.), after graduating from FSFM, without speaking German?



I would really appreciate your input, thanks in advance!

[Edited by Stan99 on Dec 11, 2022]

Hi,<br><br><br>
I'm at a crossroads, since after some research, I'm convinced that Frankfurt School of Finance and Management would suit me well. That's mostly, because I would prefer to live in Germany. <br><br><br>
However, the problem is that I can't speak the language at all. Of course I will be able to learn the basics, but I don't see myself becoming fluent in it. For some reason I just can't grasp the German language. <br><br><br>
A little background about me to make the question a bit easier: BSc in Business Admin (minor: Econ, concentration: finance) from a small college in NYC, 2y of experience in a large investment bank in Poland, CFA in progress. Plans to add a little more value after enrollment (eg. working student, pursuing CAIA). I'm also a citizen of a EU country, so a work permit shouldn't be an issue.<br><br><br>
The question: Is it possible to find a job in corportate finance in Frankfurt (preferably multinational company like JPMorgan,McKinsey, EY,etc.), after graduating from FSFM, without speaking German? <br><br><br>
I would really appreciate your input, thanks in advance!
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Duncan

I guess anything is possible but with a CFA qualification, I would think that a higher level of German would add more than a MSc.  Options:

1. Just start applying for jobs in Germany 

2.  try working with a tutor who will take a different approach. I have been using the https://www.vhs-lernportal.de/ and italki.com which both worked for me alongside an intensive course at the DKFA.  

3. Start a full-time language course in German at a state university that teaches the DSH. 

PS and read 
Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713

[Edited by Duncan on Dec 12, 2022]

I guess anything is possible but with a CFA qualification, I would think that a higher level of German would add more than a MSc.&nbsp; Options:<br><br>1. Just start applying for jobs in Germany&nbsp;<br><br>2.&nbsp; try working with a tutor who will take a different approach. I have been using the https://www.vhs-lernportal.de/ and italki.com which both worked for me alongside an intensive course at the DKFA.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>3. Start a full-time language course in German at a state university that teaches the DSH.&nbsp;<br><br>PS and read&nbsp;
<div>Do you need to speak the local language?&nbsp;www.find-mba.com/board/34713</div>
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