Executive Education

Open and Custom Programs for Executives

GBS offers an innovative and focused portfolio of executive education programs on various topics within the six competence clusters Financial Management, Bank Management, Risk Management & Regulation, Leadership & Personal Development, Strategic Management and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility).

Embedded in the academic environment of Goethe University, our education philosophy combines leading research and teaching, outstanding study resources, active networking and hands-on learning.


Dr. Fabian Urban

Director Executive Education
+49 69 798 33505

The unique location at the Campus Westend of Goethe University, in the heart of Frankfurt-am-Main’s financial center, provides an impressive and highly productive learning environment and generates an atmosphere of complete intellectual freedom.

Open Programs

… are targeted to individuals who would like to acquire, refresh or deepen their knowledge on a wide range of topics. Besides innovative leadership programs as well as focused preparation courses for Financial Risk Manager examinations, GBS also offers open courses from the part-time Master in Finance curriculum.

Custom Programs

… are targeted at organizations seeking premium training formats for their executives and talents – tailored to the specific requirements of the company. We work closely with our clients to meet their specific education goals and encourage them to co-create meaningful training programs for their institutions. Our aim is not only to broaden their organizational perspectives, but also to initiate change and transformation. 

The quality of the program crucially depends on the quality of the faculty. Building the bridge between cutting-edge research and top-management experience – that’s what we aim for. The combined insights from academic thought leaders and high-level practitioners are central to the practical relevance of the programs we deliver.

1:/user_upload/Images/03_Executive_Education/Andreas_Hackethal.jpg Prof. Dr. Andreas HackethalAcademic Director Executive Education, Goethe Business School


… are targeted at individuals and organizations who would like to learn from innovative impulse speeches and practical round table discussions about selected focus topics. These include in particular the conference series GBS Mittelstandsforum and GBS Leadership Forum and the Conference on Risk Management in the Public Sector.

Cooperation Programs

… are conceptually open programs that have been developed jointly with a partner institution and are only available to a limited group of participants.