Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

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The Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is a private university in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). It is accredited by the German state as well as the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA).


The Frankfurt School of Finance & Management was founded 1957 as " _de. Bankakademie" (Banking Institute). The university was founded in 1989 as the " _de. Hochschule für Bankwirtschaft" ("HfB") and was given authorization to award doctoral degrees on 3 November 2004. On 17 January 2007 the academic-branch "HfB" and the executive education-branch " _de. Bankakademie e. V." were merged under the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. The FS has full degree awarding power and is state recognized.

Currently there are approx. 900 students and 28 full-time professors as well as more than 1.800 lecturers.

The Frankfurt School of Finance & Management offers international bachelor and master programs with specializations in finance, management and accounting. The Ph.D. program started in Fall 2005.

Research Institutes

* Centre for Financial Economics
* Centre for Practical Quantitative Finance
* Frankfurt Institute for Private Equity and M&A ( [ FIPEMA] )
* Management Research Centre
* Institute for International Health Management

Academic Programs

All academic programs are accredited by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA).

Bachelor Programs
* International Business Administration (B.Sc.); including 2 semesters abroad
* Business Administration (B.Sc.); job-integrated
* Business Administration (B.Sc.); including bank apprenticeship
* Business Administration (B.Sc.); specialization in accounting
* Business Information Management (B.Sc.); including bank apprenticeship
* Management, Philosophy & Economics (B.Sc.)
* Management & Financial Markets (B.Sc.); distance education

Master Programs
* Banking (M.Sc.)
* Finance (M.Sc.)
* Insurance (M.Sc.)
* Accounting & Taxation (M.Sc.)
* Quantitative Finance (M.Sc.)
* Mergers & Acquisitions (LL.M.)
* International Business and Taxation Law (LL.M.); in cooperation with Management Center Innsbruck
* MBA – International Hospital Management

Doctoral Programs
* Doctor of Economic and Social Sciences (see German Dr.rer.pol.)

Executive Education Programs

* Bankfachwirt (IHK)
* Bankbetriebswirt
* Diplomierter Bankbetriebswirt
* Fachberater für Finanzdienstleistungen
* Fachwirt Finanzdienstleistungen
* Investmentfachwirt (IHK)

Continuing Education Programs

* Estate Planner
* Financial Planner
* Ship Finance (only ship finance qualification program in the world)
* Retirement Planing
* Finance Journalism


* Executive Education

Corporate Programs & Services

* Inhouse Programs
* Initial Training
* Training

International Consulting

* Development Finance
* Micro Finance
* Housing
* Consulting


The Frankfurt School of Finance & Management looks back on decades of success and is now one the leading universities in Germany.
* 1957: "Bankakademie" founded by Gabler publishing house in Wiesbaden and began setting new standards in executive education for the financial services industry
* 1966: "Bankakademie" re-founded as an association, its members the regional associations of private banks and the credit union association
* End of the 1970s: General Management program added to the executive education course offering
* 1990: HfB, the academic arm of the "Bankakademie" founded
* 1994: First 35 graduates of the "diploma" program (equivalent to a master's degree)
* 2000: One of the first German universities to adopt the bachelor/master degree system (see Bologna process)
* 2001: Opening of the new campus in Frankfurt's Ostend
* 2003: First graduates of master's program
* 2004: HfB named "Wissenschaftliche Hochschule" (authorization to award doctoral degrees)
* 2007: 50 year anniversary, all education and consulting services consolidated under the name Frankfurt School of Finance & Management


Famous Graduates

In the last 50 years over 100 000 students have graduated from the "Bankakademie", "HfB" and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Many of then hold important position in German and international companies, especially in Frankfurt's banks and near-banks.

Alumni Clubs

Since up to now there is no alumni club for the newly consolidated Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, alumni are organized in two separate organizations:
*Bankakademie Management Alumni: alumni of the executive education management programs from the Frankfurt School (formerly "Bankakademie"). []
*HfB-Alumni e. V.: alumni from the Frankfurt School's academic programs (formerly "HfB"). []

External links

* [ Frankfurt School of Finance & Management]

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