After eight years as Program Director of Frankfurt School’s Bachelor (BSc) in Business Administration, it’s time for me to say goodbye.[Read more…] about Goodbye BSc!
Recently, I presented the 2020 cycle of the Advanced Study Phase in the Bachelor in Business Administration for the students from the 2017 intake.[Read more…] about The Frankfurt School BSc Advanced Study Phase
Finding a place to live in Frankfurt can be daunting. Frankfurt is a booming city with many attractive and well-paid jobs. The city’s population has grown by 12% over the past ten years to now almost 750,000.
Frankfurt School has two buildings with 218 fully furnished studio apartments with ensuite bathrooms on its Campus. Accommodation is limited to Frankfurt School students during their first year, but even so, demand usually exceeds the offer. Fortunately, there are some private alternatives.
Apartments in Bockenheim and Nordend ranging from 23 to 35 m2. The Nordend location is right next to Frankfurt School’s Campus. Rents start at 540 € per month including utilities.
Apartments with 16 to 29 m2 in the neighborhoods Ostend, Gallus and Lyoner Viertel starting at 470 € per month incl. utilities.
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This residence is in the Mertonviertel neighborhood. Apartments range from 18 to 31 m2, and rents start at 535 € per month incl. utilities.
Apartments in Bockenheim, 14 to 31 m2. Rents start at 529 € per month incl. utilities.
Apartments with 18 to 29 m2 and rents starting at 667 € per month incl. utilities.
One- and two-bedroom apartments in the Riedberg neighborhood. Rents start at roughly 470 € per month and person.
Two residences in the Riedberg neighborhood with apartments from 19 to 39 m2.
For the second time, we ran a photo and video competition during the introduction week of the BSc in Business Administration at Frankfurt School. In addition to regular Instagram photos and videos this year we also included Snapchat and Instagram Stories (which didn’t exist last year).[Read more…] about The winners of the 2017 BSc Instagram and Snapchat competition
We excelled in almost every measured aspect in the categories “BWL” (management) and “Wirtschaftswissenschaften” (business and economics).
The only notable exceptions had to two with facilities (rooms, IT, library), but hey—we know that it’s a bit cramped at times at our current location. That’s why we’re moving to our brand-new Campus in the summer!
From spring 2018 onward, two things will change for the Advanced Study Phase (that is, semesters 6 and 7) of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Frankfurt School.
First, we will introduce a structure of four quarters, which means that we will divide each semester into two quarters with seven or eight weeks of classes followed by an exam week. We started this system in 2015 with the first semester. Through the additional mid-term exam weeks we reduce the number of exams at the end of each semester and allow students to concentrate on fewer topics at a given time.
Second, the summer semester will start one month earlier than before, namely at the beginning of February. We do this to satisfy frequent requests from students who wanted to have more time off during the summer. Employers often require a three-month minimum for internships, and until now Frankfurt School students only had two months off in the summer. Many students felt that they were missing out on attractive internship opportunities.
The new time structure will look like this:
- Q3: weeks 6 to 12, exams in week 13
- Q4: weeks 14 to 21, exams in week 22
- Q1: weeks 36 to 42, exams in week 43
- Q2: weeks 44 to 50, exams in week 51
There will be thirteen weeks off in the summer and six in the winter. In case you are wondering what the week numbers mean, we follow ISO 8601 which defines week 1 to be the week with the year’s first Thursday in it.
The concrete dates for 2018 are the following:
- Q3: 5 February – 31 March 2018
- Q4: 2 April – 2 June 2018
- Q1: 3 September – 27 October 2018
- Q2: 29 October – 22 December 2018
Each course will run for eight hours a week either on one day (see figure, slots A to E) or on two consecutive days (slots F and G).
While the changes bring a lot of advantages to many students, some are also struggling with them. Depending on where they spend their semester abroad, some students might want to do internships in February and March. It will, therefore, be possible for all students, independent of their concentration, to skip the first quarter of the summer semester (Q3) and only return to Frankfurt at the beginning of April.
You can find all the details in this document that we prepared for the 2015 intake, the first to study with the new time structure.
The Frankfurt School Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is growing! Not only did we welcome yet another record intake of 268 new students last month, but we’re also expanding our program. From 2017 onwards we offer a new Concentration in the field of Marketing, which raises the number of Concentrations to eight.
Marketing is a core function of modern companies. Some even say it is the essence of business. It’s an exciting and very diverse field to work in and an area that is constantly evolving. New technologies offer possibilities that were unthinkable not long ago. Companies can use Big Data to analyze their customers’ needs and communicate with them through social media platforms. At the same time, these technologies have empowered consumers and resulting in entirely different demands for marketing departments.
As with all Concentrations in Frankfurt School’s BSc in Business Administration program, students will get a solid foundation in all areas of management plus in-depth knowledge of marketing and sales.
The Concentration will be entirely taught in English, which means that it is attractive not only to German students wishing to pursue a global career but also to international students who don’t speak German.
For the second time, Frankfurt School will be the academic partner of Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow, a business plan competition for high school students organized by the American-German Business Club (AGBC) in Frankfurt.[Read more…] about How Frankfurt Schools helps uncover the Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow
When we introduced the new Advanced Study Phase of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration two years ago we had one major goal: we wanted to create a structure that was flexible enough to offer students as much choice as possible. We should be able to introduce new modules based on student requests and the interests and research areas of the faculty. At the same time, modules that did not meet enough interest would be discontinued. In short, we wanted a marketplace of ideas—a fitting idea for a Business School.
I’ve just finalized the catalog for the 2016 Advanced Study Phase. There are 43 modules in the four main thematic areas “Finance and Banking”, “Managing Organizations”, “Economics” and “Business and Society” plus eight in specialized tracks for students majoring in Business Information Systems and “Management, Philosophy & Economics”. We will offer six modules for the first time:
- Consumer Behaviour
- Corporate Taxation
- Market Economy and Regulatory Framework
- Mastering Public Speaking
- Negotiation and Conflict Management
- Supply Chain Management
At the same time, over the past two cycles, we have discontinued several modules. Either, because faculty left or, more often, because demand wasn’t high enough. I’m proud of this flexibility because it gives students influence and it forces lecturers to present their modules in an enticing way.
Shortly, students will choose their courses. I suppose that several modules will be in such high demand that we will offer them in two or even three parallel courses. And we will cancel those that fail to attract at least ten students. The principles of supply and demand seem to be working well at Frankfurt School!