Goethe Business School (GBS) is the exclusive educational platform for business executives and professionals at Goethe University. Founded in 2004 and situated on one of the most modern campuses in Germany in the heart of Europe's financial center, Frankfurt am Main, we offer an innovative portfolio of part-time Master programs, open certificate programs for individuals, and custom programs for organizations.
Our (part-time) Master programs are designed to enhance the professional skills and foster the personal development of our students. Our programs focus on cutting-edge topics and the latest academic developments to stay ahead of the curve. Moreover, our flexible, practice-oriented, and interdisciplinary curriculum allows our students to tailor their learning experiences to their needs and interests.
Our Executive Education program portfolio includes open and certificate programs for individuals and custom programs for organizations. Our programs focus on five core areas:
- Finance & Risk Management
- Digital Transformation & Data Science
- Sustainability & ESG
- Pharma & Healthcare
- Management & Leadership
Led by experienced faculty and industry experts, our programs provide first-class education and training to help individuals and companies grow and succeed.
The Executive Education Asia Team specializes in providing senior managers from Asia, particularly the Chinese financial sector with interdisciplinary educational training programs on management topics. Our programs successfully connect Asian executives from the world's largest banks with European financial leaders, enabling them to establish a network of global finance experts.
Goethe University was founded in 1914 by and for citizens in Frankfurt. Named in 1932 after one of the city’s most famous natives, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, today the university has become the third largest university in Germany, with more than 45.000 students, 16 research departments and 650 professorships.
Campus Westend is "Germany's most beautiful campus" and one of the five locations and headquarters of Goethe University Frankfurt, offering highly attractive and modern study conditions. If you are looking for a cutting-edge learning infrastructure with a distinctive international flair, then Goethe University’s centrally located campus is the right place for you. All GBS programs are delivered in the modern lecture halls on Campus Westend. Furthermore, multiple student cafeterias (Mensa), bistros and coffee bars can be found here in addition to the most important libraries with relevant business literature (campus map).
GBS is closely connected to Goethe University’s Faculty of Economics and Business (Fachbereich Wiwi), which counts among the most attractive business administration faculties in Germany – and among the largest with more than 40 professorships in seven main research areas. This is due not only to the successful link between theory and practice of the faculty’s activities, but also to its openness to a broad spectrum of theoretical, practical and sociopolitical topics.
As one of the first faculties in Germany, in 2005 the Faculty of Economics and Business was recognized with the seal of approval from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Since then, the Faculty has continuously demonstrated the highest standards in research and high-quality teaching within the degree programs, which also includes the GBS master programs.
In 2008 and immediately after its completion, GBS moved its headquarters to the House of Finance (HoF) on Campus Westend to complement to the open forum for exchange and cooperation between academia, politics and practice. Besides GBS, the House of Finance hosts various interdisciplinary research and other educational trainings activities in the area of finance and financial law, such as the renowned Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE. A group of 30 professors and a total of around 170 researchers work here – creating one of the largest research groups for financial and monetary themes in Europe.