Master in Finance



The House of Finance incorporates various interdisciplinary research and educational training activities in the area of finance and financial law at Goethe University Frankfurt. It is an open forum for exchange and cooperation between science, politics, and practice.

In addition to GBS, the House of Finance accommodates a variety of interdisciplinary institutions, such as the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE. Around 170 scientists work in the House of Finance, including 30 Professors – creating one of Europe's largest research groups for financial and monetary themes.


The internationally renowned CFA Institute recognizes the Master in Finance as a program partner. Recognition as a "CFA Program Partner" is an official acknowledgment that the Master in Finance curriculum covers academic and practice-relevant learning objectives that serve to prepare for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder exams.

GBS was requested to demonstrate that the curriculum is at least 70% compliant with the requirements of the Candidate Body of Knowledge® and the CFA Institute Ethical and Professional Standards to obtain this recognition.


Founded in 2009, the Frankfurt Institute for Risk Management and Regulation (FIRM) stands for a close exchange between banks and associations, initiatives and auditing firms, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), and the State of Hesse.

A goal of FIRM is to promote teaching and research around the world of risk management and regulation – especially with regard to the financial industry – as well as close networking. FIRM creates new impulses in education and training for risk managers in cooperation with Goethe University Frankfurt and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, among others.


The Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE ("Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe") is dedicated to interdisciplinary research of the financial markets and their players in Europe and to science-based, independent policy advice. The Institute focuses on the cooperation of researchers from the fields of economics, law, and political science, as well as on the diversity of scientific methods.


Founded in 2016 in the European financial center of Frankfurt, TechQuartier is a cross-sector innovation platform that brings together startups, companies, and new talent to collaborate, meet, learn, and work on new technologies and digital business models. The member-based community includes over 500 startups, 50 academic and entrepreneurial innovators, and hundreds of potential founders.


FIRM is the think tank in risk management. We bring together experienced practitioners, renowned academics and regulatory representatives to discuss the issues and trends in risk management. We also want to pass on our experience to young professionals in risk management. That's why, for example, we support the Master in Finance program at Goethe Business School. I look forward to the direct exchange with the students.

Gerold GrasshoffChairman of the Board, FIRM – Frankfurt Institute for Risk Management and Regulation