Is this program right for you?
The Frankfurt School of Finance and Management features one of Germany's largest finance departments. Its faculty work hand in hand with policy-makers and executives to offer tailor-made solutions to topical programs. Located in Frankfurt, a global hub for commerce, culture, education, tourism and transportation, the new campus of the Frankfurt School
has state of the art facilities that offer students an opportunity to expand their business experience inside and outside of the classroom.
The Frankfurt School of Finance and Management have five major departments:
- Legal Studies and Ethics
- Exchange spot preference is given to BLC majors and Business majors.
- While it is possible to take all of your courses in English, there are also German language courses and business courses taught in German available to students while studying at the Frankfurt School. It is recommended but not required that students have one semester of German before attending the program.
- Must have completed sophomore year of college prior to attending program.
- Students should have completed some business coursework at AU before study at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
Students earn a full semester of American University (AU) undergraduate credit while studying at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. Students directly enroll at FS. For more information about what is means to directly enroll in a foreign university, please view our Direct Enrollment page.
The curriculum at FS is very structured. AU students can take 5 modules (30 ECTS- 15 AU credits) per semester. Typically it is suggested that exchange students take the concentration courses (typically courses taken by FS students in their final semesters) though students are welcome to take the core courses as well which are sometimes offered in German.
View the Course Equivalency Database to find out which courses on this program have already been equated to AU courses. Please note that you are NOT limited to just these courses. Students will need to request equivalency for courses which have not been previously reviewed. Read more about the course equivalency process and how AU counts study abroad credits on our Courses and Credits page.
As an exchange student with Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, you have full access to all of the university's student resources. Although the students are mostly concentrating on the challenging academics presented by a top-tier business school there are many student initiatives that engage the student body in creative, professional, and athletic pursuits outside of the classroom. FS offers various art courses (painting, sculpture, photography) on a non-credit basis. They also have several sports teams that compete in friendly matches against other business schools in Germany.
Additionally, FS offers the FS Buddy program. FS Buddy is an international student initiative with the goal to welcome and integrate international exchange students in the student life at Frankfurt School. Thus, FS Buddy connects international exchange students with students of Frankfurt School at different events. By participating, students can therefore learn about various cultures from around the world in a direct exchange.
Check out this video for a snapshot of life in Frankfurt.
Housing and Meals
While FS cannot guarantee housing for all exchange students, it does its best to accommodate students in the dormitories
as space is available. It is imperative to apply on time if you would like to live in one of the university dormitories. FS also offers some resources for students to help find them off-campus housing at the time of acceptance.