Goethe Business School

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Goethe Business School
Motto "Get it, Together"
Established 2004
Type Business School
Endowment € 21 million (House of Finance)[1]
Dean Lars Schweizer

ca. 100 (MBA, EMBA, EMFA, Master in Finance),

4000 (Faculty of Economics & Business Administration)
Location Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Campus House of Finance, Campus Westend
Colors Blue & White
Nickname GBS Frankfurt
Affiliations Faculty of Economics & Business Administration, Goethe University Frankfurt
Website www.gbs.uni-frankfurt.de

The Goethe Business School is a graduate business school in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, the center for management education of Goethe University Frankfurt (Frankfurt University). It operates as an independent, non-profit limited liability company, within the university and offers graduate-level degree programs on behalf of the AACSB accredited Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. Founded in 2004, GBS is currently located in the heart of Frankfurt am Main, in the House of Finance at the university's Campus Westend. The programs are taught by faculty members of the University’s Faculty of Economics and Business Administration as well as international visiting professors. The school launched its full-time MBA program in 2009, which consists of more than 70% international students. The endowment is based on the House of Finance, which increased its endowment to $28 million/ €21 million in the year 2011.[1]


Lars Schweizer is currently the Dean of Goethe Business School, and the Chairman of the Board is Rolf-E. Breuer, former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank.


  • "Executive Master of Finance and Accounting" [3]
  • Customized corporate educational programs for developing current and future business leaders [6]

The school has established the China Executive Education Center (CEEC), European Supervisor Education Initiative with Deutsche Bundesbank and Central Banker Education (CBE).[6]

Notable faculty[edit]

In the recent past professors teaching at GBS programs have taught at schools such as Wharton School, Yale University, Duke University, University of North Carolina, Nottingham University, Grenoble Ecole de Management, Tongji University.

The following are or have been faculty at GBS.


The school's Executive Master of Finance and Accounting (EMFA) is a CFA Institute partner. one of the "World's Top 125 Finance Programs" to partner the CFA Institute.[8]

The school has a partnership in executive education with the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad. Other partners are:[9]


The House of Finance Building[edit]

The Goethe Business School is situated in the House of Finance, which on 30 May 2008, relocated to a new building designed by the architects Kleihues+Kleihues located in Frankfurt University’s “Campus Westend”. The dominant feature of this campus is the IG Farben Building by the architect Hans Poelzig. This building is an example of neoclassicist architecture, . This style was chosen as "a symbol for the scientific and mercantile German manpower, made out of iron and stone", as the "IG-Farben"-director at the time of the construction, Baron von Schnitzler, stated in his opening speech of October 1930. The floors, walls and ceiling of the foyer are decorated with a grid design that is continued throughout the entire building. Inspired by Raphael's mural, ‘The School of Athens, comes this design into its own in the flooring.[5] [6]


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