The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Business Administration at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management consists of eight different concentrations. Currently, we have more than 850 degree-seeking students in the program, slightly more than half of the School’s overall student population. In addition, some 60 to 70 exchange students join the program each semester from one of our partner universities around the world.
The structure of the program
The program is 3.5 years long, that is, seven semesters. It has three parts: a Basic Study Phase lasting 1.5 or 2 years; one or two semesters abroad; and a one-year Advanced Study Phase.
Six different concentrations vary by focus, language of instruction and time model. The Basic Study Phase includes a common core of 12 modules that we teach across all concentrations, plus additional specialization modules.
The students spend their time abroad at one of our more than one hundred partner universities around the world. They also do an internship abroad.
After coming back from abroad students spend two semesters of advanced study. They choose mostly electives from a broad pool of more than forty modules from the areas Finance and Banking, Managing Organizations, Economics and Business and Society. Students also write a Bachelor Thesis during the last semester.
As Program Director since 2011 I
- have full operational and strategic product responsibility for the undergraduate program (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration) with more than 850 students and some 7.7m EUR annual revenues, including oversight of marketing/sales activities and quality management
- maintain current and establish new contacts with business and academic partners in Germany and abroad
- plan and implement new teaching concepts, including a complete overhaul of the curriculum (2013 and 2015), the introduction of concentrations entirely taught in English (2012) and a pilot project around leadership, innovation, and collaboration (“Creative Complexity”, 2012-2014)
- develop and grow the program portfolio, for example through the introduction of new concentrations in the field of Digital Innovation and Fintech (2016) and Marketing (2017)