Frankfurt School MoF


Hi guys,

I'm from India and I have an admit from Frankfurt School of Finance for their Master of Finance program, in addition to an offer from Rutgers University for their Master of Mathematical Finance program. I'm giving Frankfurt strong consideration especially as I wish not to pigeonhole myself at such a young age (I'm 21, by the way).

I have to use the present to gather all the knowledge I can about FS so as to make an informed choice, so I seek opinion on:
1. The institution's prestige in Germany (not just Frankfurt) and Europe as a whole too (how the people view it, particularly practitioners of finance and also recruiters). I have already seen the rankings and their various accreditation, but I'd love more qualitative feedback here. I'd also appreciate any information on how selective FS, based on factors such as average GMAT/GRE etc.
2. How it weighs up against other notable institutions such as Mannheim, WHU, HHL Leipzig etc. for the study of finance
3. Value for money I will get, given private schools charge hefty fees (in short, is it a worthwhile investment in my education?)
4. Possibility to secure a job in the industry once I've cleared, say, B2 level German
5. The city of Frankfurt as a major financial hub in continental Europe
6. If possible, do share with me how Frankfurt School is seen on the international stage (say, how is it seen by those in the UK, USA etc.)

Any input would be appreciated. Thank you!

Warm regards,

Hemant

[Edited by hemantdua93 on Mar 14, 2015]

Hi guys,

I'm from India and I have an admit from Frankfurt School of Finance for their Master of Finance program, in addition to an offer from Rutgers University for their Master of Mathematical Finance program. I'm giving Frankfurt strong consideration especially as I wish not to pigeonhole myself at such a young age (I'm 21, by the way).

I have to use the present to gather all the knowledge I can about FS so as to make an informed choice, so I seek opinion on:
1. The institution's prestige in Germany (not just Frankfurt) and Europe as a whole too (how the people view it, particularly practitioners of finance and also recruiters). I have already seen the rankings and their various accreditation, but I'd love more qualitative feedback here. I'd also appreciate any information on how selective FS, based on factors such as average GMAT/GRE etc.
2. How it weighs up against other notable institutions such as Mannheim, WHU, HHL Leipzig etc. for the study of finance
3. Value for money I will get, given private schools charge hefty fees (in short, is it a worthwhile investment in my education?)
4. Possibility to secure a job in the industry once I've cleared, say, B2 level German
5. The city of Frankfurt as a major financial hub in continental Europe
6. If possible, do share with me how Frankfurt School is seen on the international stage (say, how is it seen by those in the UK, USA etc.)

Any input would be appreciated. Thank you!

Warm regards,

Hemant
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Duncan
I think it's very well discussed on this board elsewhere. I cannot imagine what sort of work you'd be able to do with B2 German, in terms of office work, unless you were in an investment bank. Certainly your progression is quite limited.

It's a very well respected school in Frankfurt, but not well known outside Germany because English-language programmes are still a relatively new thing for the school.

[Edited by Duncan on Mar 14, 2015]

I think it's very well discussed on this board elsewhere. I cannot imagine what sort of work you'd be able to do with B2 German, in terms of office work, unless you were in an investment bank. Certainly your progression is quite limited.

It's a very well respected school in Frankfurt, but not well known outside Germany because English-language programmes are still a relatively new thing for the school.
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badux
Duncan's pretty spot-on about this. If you were to do some intensive German before the program you would have a better shot at post-MiF jobs in Germany. Frankfurt School is well-positioned to place in the country, but grads without fluency in German might find this to be a roadblock.

Perhaps something like Imperial would be a better choice, if you weren't able to get your German stronger.
Duncan's pretty spot-on about this. If you were to do some intensive German before the program you would have a better shot at post-MiF jobs in Germany. Frankfurt School is well-positioned to place in the country, but grads without fluency in German might find this to be a roadblock.

Perhaps something like Imperial would be a better choice, if you weren't able to get your German stronger.
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