Master in Finance


House of 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. A total of around 170 scientists work in the House of Finance,including 30 Professors – creating one of the largest research groups for financial and monetary themes in Europe.

CFA Institute Program Partnership

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.

To obtain this recognition, 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.

Frankfurt Institute for Risk Management and Regulation (FIRM)

The Frankfurt Institute for Risk Management and Regulation (FIRM) is managed by the Society for Risk Management and Regulation e.V., in which renowned banks and service providers, associations and the state of Hesse are involved. FIRM was founded in 2009 and promotes high-quality research and teaching in the fields of risk management and regulation in Frankfurt am Main.


To promote the continuous exchange between professionals and academia as well as to facilitate direct access to latest practice-relevant research in the field of risk management are of special importance for FIRM. This is why we support Goethe Business School’s Master in Finance program with a specialization in risk management also through the provision of lecturers.

Frank WesthoffFormer Chairman of the Executive Board, Frankfurt Institute for Risk Management and Regulation, former Member of the Board of Managing Directors/Chief Risk Officer, DZ BANK AG