May 12th – 14th | Frankfurt, Germany
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the MBA WORLD SUMMIT 2020 has been rescheduled for 2021

MBA World Summit is Coming Home: In 2021 the MBA World Summit will be held for the 7th time in its history. For this time, it will be hosted by the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in Germany’s Financial Center, Frankfurt. On its brand-new campus, Frankfurt School is ready to welcome the next pool of the most inspiring MBA Students. Together we will once more seize the opportunity to share the local culture and to leave lasting footprints with all the participants.
Be excited for three days of high-impact exchange, best-practice-sharing, and creative strategizing! – Find below detailed information on the agenda of the Summit and stay tuned for updates on our Facebook page.

This Year’s Host: Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is a leading private business school based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. They have 86 regional education centers throughout Germany and various joint ventures and programmes abroad. They offer top class degree courses and continuing education options in seven different programme divisions. They maintain four specialist research centers and run numerous international consulting projects.
All educational, research and consulting activities are focused on finance and management. By finance, they mean cross functional financial activities at all companies that deal with financial management. And by management, they mean classical corporate leadership, where managers deploy employees and resources in such a way that the company’s goals are met as cost-effectively as possible.

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management originated in the financial sector, but today their services enjoy increasing appreciation in other business sectors as well. In the future, they will be continuing to expand their national and international networking with the business community.
The Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is accredited by the Association of MBAs. Following AACSB and EQUIS accreditation, Frankfurt School now joins the elite circle of so-called “Triple Crown“ business schools. Only about 90 business schools worldwide have been triple accredited thus far. They offer a suite of internationally accredited and ranked MBA and EMBA programmes catering to the needs of professionals at every level of management. Their programmes are offered in full and part-time and follow the participant-centered learning approach developed by Harvard Business School. Contact their recruiters now:


For this year we will partner with the Hyatt Place Frankfurt Airport.

From our cooperation with Hyatt, we can offer our participants a discounted price for beds.

This Hyatt hotel has a five-star rating and is located perfectly by the Frankfurt Airport with  access to ground transportation to reach the city easily.

These are the special discounted prices we can offer you:

  • 1 bed in a 3 person bedroom: 42,- € per night.
  • 1 bed in a 2 person bedroom: 55,- € per night.
  • 1 bed in a single bedroom: 95,- € per night.

Please note that the 2 and 3 person bedrooms will be shared with other MBA World Summit attendees.

All prices include taxes and breakfast.

Partner Companies


Bertelsmann is the leading media company in Europe and one of the biggest worldwide. Operating in about 50 countries with 117.000 employees around the world, the services and education company stands in particular for entrepreneurship and creativity, a combination which promotes first-class media content and innovative service solutions that inspire customers around the world. Bertelsmann is always looking for emerging entrepreneurs who like to approach challenges independently. In their Bertelsmann Entrepreneurs Program a handful of graduating MBA Students from the best Institutions worldwide can enfold their entrepreneurial spirit and passion for the world of media.

h&z Management Consulting

h&z has been providing management consulting services since 1997 – with head, heart and hand. The company is one of Europe’s leading management consultancies focusing on business strategy & optimisation, procurement, supply chain management, technology & innovation, sales & growth, service and training. h&z has offices in Munich, Düsseldorf, Vienna and Zurich. Customers include 25 of the DAX 30 companies and a number of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). 98 per cent of customers mandate h&z repeatedly. As a member of the Transformation Alliance, h&z is part of an international network with over 600 consultants in 12 locations. h&z is one of Germany’s best places to work, having received the Great Place to Work award several times.

Media Partners


Day 1 – Wed, May 12th 2021

Cultural Expeditions

Exciting adventures to the city‘s cultural hotspots and heritage sites. The expeditions are perfect „ice-breakers“ and a special opportunity to build first meaningful relationships in a comfortable, informal and inspirational setting.


Opening Panel & Welcome Reception

All the participants – selected MBA students,  Summit Alumni and company representatives – come together for the first time to get to know each other and engage in first conversations.

Day 2 – Thu, May 13th 2021

Welcoming & Keynotes

Using the facilities of Frankfurt School, all participants get together to kick-off the main working day of the event: Day 2. Where a number of MBA students get the opportunity to become of the “Voices” and conduct one of the SLS.

Summit Laboratory Sessions (SLS)

MBA students conduct experimental ‘lab sessions’ – lectures, workshops, ‘talk-shops’ or ‘think-tanks’ designed to inspire and incite intense discussion and best-practice-sharing. These student speakers have complete control over the creative direction of their proposed topics, which are screened, selected and then refined by the organizing committee prior to the Summit.

Company Presentations

A dedicated time slot allotted to partner companies to present their career opportunities and business model. Partner companies benefit by building positive employer brand value through word-of-mouth propagation within the personal networks of these top MBA students.

The Big Idea Lounge

Entrepreneurial MBA-students meet with like-minded peers as well as VC-managers, Investors and the who-is-who of the host city’s top-entrepreneurs in an exclusive setting to engage into in-depth discussions about on-going business topics, share best-practices, seek mutual inspiration and discuss future-business opportunities.

Face-to-face Interviews

Company representatives conduct in-depth interviews with pre-selected candidates in order to recruit students for suitable positions – in parallel to the SLS and throughout the day.


A relaxed time to unwind after the day’s events, engage in informal discussions and present the “Tim-Eisenmann-Award” to the most popular student-led workshop. This award is named after 2014’s inaugural winner.

Networking Dinner

A comfortable setting for candidates and company representatives to engage in private and in-depth discussion on business and career related issues over an enjoyable networking dinner.

Day 3 – Fri, May 14th 2021

Social Impact Day

More than ever, responsibility for our planet and society is an important theme for us all. That’s why the MBA World Summit enables students to take a deeper look at social impact issues, gain first-hand experience in the field and become actively involved in meaningful local and international projects contributing their expertise and experience to a meaningful purpose.

Corporate Expeditions

Company representatives may invite a pre-selected group of MBA students on a tour of their local offices. This presents a powerful opportunity to orientate candidates to the company culture and leave a positive and indelible impression of the employer brand in candidates’ minds.

Networking Lunch & Resolution

A truly unique networking experience reflecting the host city‘s lifestyle: Be surprised for a truly local experience. Personal bonds are strengthened between participants in a relaxed setting that allows them to let their hair down and resolve to remain in contact even after the Summit ends.