WHU or Frankfurt School of Finance and management( FSFM) in Germany ??


Hiii friends,
I've been luckily accepted to both schools. They both offer similar amount of scholarships. Both are good locations to study and live.
My background is insurance with 6+ years’ work experience of MNC risk underwriting, and i speak lower intermediary German.
My question is that which school is more suitable for me as an international student considering the networking location and my personal background? I did some comparison of both schools:
FSFM has a really good location for all MBA grads to work and an ideal place for networking during study. FSFM MBA program is quite new and has close relations with banking industry, not sure if it is close to insurance industry as well. Ranking is bit lower compared to WHU.
WHU is well known as a management school in the German-speaking area. One of the big sponsors is Allianz which is my target company. The location Düsseldorf is also good, however, not sure it'll be as good as Frankfurt in networking.
My intention is to work in Germany for 3-5 years, and remain in insurance industry or insurance-related consulting fields. (No big industry shift). However, bit worried my language skill since most threads I’ve read point out that without speaking fluent German, landing a job will be a difficulty in Germany. In such case, is it necessary to defer MBA given that my current skill is lower intermediary?
Thank you all, I really appreciate that you could help me make a final decision.

- Muddywaters
Hiii friends,
I've been luckily accepted to both schools. They both offer similar amount of scholarships. Both are good locations to study and live.
My background is insurance with 6+ years’ work experience of MNC risk underwriting, and i speak lower intermediary German.
My question is that which school is more suitable for me as an international student considering the networking location and my personal background? I did some comparison of both schools:
FSFM has a really good location for all MBA grads to work and an ideal place for networking during study. FSFM MBA program is quite new and has close relations with banking industry, not sure if it is close to insurance industry as well. Ranking is bit lower compared to WHU.
WHU is well known as a management school in the German-speaking area. One of the big sponsors is Allianz which is my target company. The location Düsseldorf is also good, however, not sure it'll be as good as Frankfurt in networking.
My intention is to work in Germany for 3-5 years, and remain in insurance industry or insurance-related consulting fields. (No big industry shift). However, bit worried my language skill since most threads I’ve read point out that without speaking fluent German, landing a job will be a difficulty in Germany. In such case, is it necessary to defer MBA given that my current skill is lower intermediary?
Thank you all, I really appreciate that you could help me make a final decision.

- Muddywaters
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Dan85
I work for Allianz. Why don't you just apply there? If you have a background in insurance, you don't need the MBA.
I work for Allianz. Why don't you just apply there? If you have a background in insurance, you don't need the MBA.
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I work for Allianz. Why don't you just apply there? If you have a background in insurance, you don't need the MBA.

Thanks Dan. besides work, however , i still want to pursue a good higher education in my life. thought a study in germany is a good bridge.
[quote]I work for Allianz. Why don't you just apply there? If you have a background in insurance, you don't need the MBA.[/quote]
Thanks Dan. besides work, however , i still want to pursue a good higher education in my life. thought a study in germany is a good bridge.
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Dan85
I just want to prepare you that they won't be overly thrilled by an MBA (hardly anyone has one here) and these schools. I doubt that it would give you any advantage in securing a job there.
I just want to prepare you that they won't be overly thrilled by an MBA (hardly anyone has one here) and these schools. I doubt that it would give you any advantage in securing a job there.
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I just want to prepare you that they won't be overly thrilled by an MBA (hardly anyone has one here) and these schools. I doubt that it would give you any advantage in securing a job there.

hi dan, i believe the local recognized good education can help me secure a job in Germany. if it were not, what you thinkg would help secure a job in a foreign country?
I can go to Allianz in my local place easily, but i want to work overseas. it seems small chance that relocation happens ...
[quote]I just want to prepare you that they won't be overly thrilled by an MBA (hardly anyone has one here) and these schools. I doubt that it would give you any advantage in securing a job there.[/quote]
hi dan, i believe the local recognized good education can help me secure a job in Germany. if it were not, what you thinkg would help secure a job in a foreign country?
I can go to Allianz in my local place easily, but i want to work overseas. it seems small chance that relocation happens ...
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Dan85
Allianz is one of only very few companies in Germany which hire people with no German skills. The offices in Munich are very international, I have many colleagues who neither have German proficiency nor have a German university degree. What Allianz requires is experience / insight into the insurance business and from what you write, you are well-positioned there. Where are you from and do you work for a major allianz competitor?

[Edited by Dan85 on Apr 02, 2017]

Allianz is one of only very few companies in Germany which hire people with no German skills. The offices in Munich are very international, I have many colleagues who neither have German proficiency nor have a German university degree. What Allianz requires is experience / insight into the insurance business and from what you write, you are well-positioned there. Where are you from and do you work for a major allianz competitor?
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