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!
[Edited by hemantdua93 on Mar 14, 2015]