The Bachelor in Business Administration (Bachelor of Science) at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is seven semesters (3.5 years) long. It has three parts: a Basic Study Phase lasting three to four semesters, one or two semesters abroad, and a two-semester Advanced Study Phase.
Please refer to this blog post to read more about major accomplishments during my tenure as Program Director from 2011 to 2019.
The Basic Study Phase includes a common core of fourteen modules in semesters 1, 2, and 3. At the end of their second semester, students select one of the different Concentrations, with specialization courses running in semesters 3 and 4. The core modules can be studied in a German or an English track. Everything else is fully taught in English.
The students spend their time abroad at one of our more than one hundred partner universities worldwide. 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 of Finance and Banking, Managing Organizations, Economics, and Business and Society. Students also write a Bachelor’s Thesis during the last semester.
As Program Director from 2011 to 2019 I
- had full operational and strategic product responsibility for the undergraduate program (Bachelor in Business Administration) with more than 900 students and some 8m EUR annual revenues, including oversight of marketing/sales activities and quality management
- maintained current and established new contacts with business and academic partners in Germany and abroad
- planned and implemented new teaching concepts, including a complete overhaul of the curriculum (2013, 2015, 2018), the introduction of concentrations entirely taught in English (2012), and a pilot project around leadership, innovation, and collaboration (“Creative Complexity”, 2012-2014)
- developed and grew the program portfolio, for example through the introduction of new concentrations in the field of Digital Innovation and Fintech (2016) and Marketing (2017)