RECRUITING & ADMISSIONS
Curriculum & Format
The English-language program starts annually in April and can be completed within 22 months. In semesters 1-3, lectures are held every two weeks on Friday afternoons (1:00 pm to 8:00 pm) and on Saturdays (from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm) over approximately 10 weekends, including module examinations. For the preparation of the final master thesis in the 4th semester, no regular presence on the campus is required.
The curriculum of the program is modular. In accordance with your professional and individual interests, you can choose a specialization in either Financial Technology Management or Risk Management & Regulation. This is done by selecting appropriate modules in the specialization phase as well as setting the focus of your master thesis in the respective subject area.
- Financial Accounting & Analysis
- Statistics & Empirical Methods
- Capital Markets & Asset Pricing
- Corporate Finance
- Alternative Investments
- Derivatives & Financial Engineering
- Risk Management
- Ethics in Finance
- Data-Driven Decision-Making in Finance
Following the successful completion of the modules in semester 1-3, the master thesis (22 weeks) must be completed. The master thesis shows that students are able to independently work on a practice-oriented research question from the chosen focus within a given deadline.
A fundamental part of our teaching concept is its strong practical relevance. That's why we facilitate regular exchange with experienced practitioners in our master programs. One special series is the FIRM Kaminabend sponsored by the Frankfurt Institute for Risk Management and Regulation (FIRM). In addition to insights into professional practice, this format also offers the opportunity to network outside the classroom and to exchange with alumni and partners from our network.
The Master in Finance program at Goethe Business School provides a perfect combination of the key insights into the fascinating world of finance with the main drivers of finance – technology, risk management and regulation.