Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Master of Leadership in Development Finance - Online

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

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Typology Master
Methodology Online
Duration 18 Months
Start Different dates available
Online campus Yes
Delivery of study materials Yes
Support service Yes
Virtual classes Yes
  • Master
  • Online
  • Duration:
    18 Months
  • Start:
    Different dates available
  • Online campus
  • Delivery of study materials
  • Support service
  • Virtual classes

Boost your career with an international degree in leadership.

The Master of Leadership in Development Finance online programme is designed for emerging leaders who are passionate about finance and the role finance plays as a catalyst for economic development and growth in emerging economies worldwide.

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Different dates available
Starts Different dates available

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· Who is it intended for?

You are the ideal candidate for this master programme if: You are a professional with work experience in the development finance industry or related to developing and emerging countries. However, applicants with a different background are also valuable for the programme and should not be excluded. You want to climb the career ladder in your organisation. You wish to follow an excellent, accredited programme alongside a full-time job to develop yourself professionally. You are ready to make a real change in the economies of developing countries. You want to have the advantages of studying at home while enjoying the benefits of an international classroom.

· Requirements

Undergraduate academic degree (bachelor’s or equivalent) from a recognised university (including diploma and transcript of records) Proficiency in written and spoken English At least two years of relevant work experience (proven by a recommendation letter from your former or current employer) Admission Test and Interview

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Mohamed Mantourane
5.0 19/10/2019
About the course: I am so proud of you
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Krishnan Narasimhan
5.0 25/05/2017
What I would highlight: I found all the courses provided by Frankfurt School of Finance & Management extremely useful for the new line of development work that I had just got into. I moved from private sector financial services (insurance) to International development (UNCDF) in the area of Inclusive finance and hence wanted a basic orientation in microfinance. The course I took was just right for that and provided me with the appropriate level of knowledge required for a good understanding of microfinance. The online resources including audio/video, teaching material, notes, links to CGAP papers were all very useful not only from the point of view of the course but as a ready reckoner for some of my work related issues as well. The elective course on Mobile banking that I had taken was very much in line with the work that I am currently doing in the Solomon Islands. I would most certainly confirm that the CEMF course is right for any practicing microfinance Manager as well as those in the development area. The support from the FS team is also appreciable, given that they were there to provide guidance at every step. Otherwise for a working professional, it becomes difficult to manage time. My compliments to FS and the team!
What could be improved: Nothing
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Development Finance
Leadership in Development Finance
Risk Management

Teachers and trainers (1)

Barbara Drexler
Barbara Drexler
Programme Director

Course programme

Semester 1
  • Development Finance & Growth
  • Accounting & Leadership
Semester 2
  • Strategy & Innovation
  • Risk Management for Managers
1 Elective Module:
  • Elective: Microfinance (CEMF)
  • Elective: Islamic Microfinance (CEIM)
1 Elective Module:
  • Elective: SME Finance (CESF)
  • Elective: Microinsurance (CEMI)
  • Elective: Financial Inclusion Policy (CEFI)
  • Elective: Digital Finance (CEDF)
  • Elective: Agricultural Finance (CEAF)
Semester 3
  • Elective: Choose between taking the online module on Leadership or alternatively the Extended Winter Leadership Academy on Campus.
  • Leadership & Change Management
  • Extended Leadership Winter Academy (in Frankfurt)
Semester 4
  • Project Work
1 Elective Module:
  • Elective: SME Finance (CESF)
  • Elective: Microinsurance (CEMI)
  • Elective: Financial Inclusion Policy (CEFI)
  • Elective: Climate & Renewable Energy Finance (CECRF)
  • Elective: Climate Adaptation Finance (CECAF)
  • Elective: Digital Finance (CEDF)
  • Elective: Agricultural Finance (CEAF)

Additional information

Combinable Discounts:

10% Alumni Discount
Early Bird Discount for complete applications received by:

February 20th 20%
March 31st 15%
May 31st 10%

10% Group Discount (for 2 or more students)

Fee amount paid by already completed FSDF e-Campus courses will be deducted.