Culture and Economy: English and American Studies

Program Ambassadors

Hello, I’m Hannah and I have been studying the bachelor’s program in Culture and Economy: English and American Studies with Business Administration at the University of Mannheim since the fall semester 2018. I had a lot of questions when I began my studies and found it helpful to talk to fellow students from higher semesters. So feel free to contact me, if you have any questions. I am happy to help!

Hannah Merzhaeuser, program ambassador for the bachelor's program in Culture and Economy: English and American Studies / Photo credit: Daniela Haupt

Hello, I’m Conny and I have been studying the master’s program in Culture and Economy: English and American Studies with Business Administration at the University of Mannheim since the spring semester 2020. During my bachelor’s and master’s degree in Culture and Economy I noticed that it really helped to talk to fellow students and give each other advice. Feel free to contact me, if you have any questions. I am happy to help!

Conny Vuong, program ambassador for the master's program Culture and Economy: English and American Studies / Photo credit: Tsvetina Tsonkova

Why we chose this program

The Culture and Economy bachelor’s and master’s programs combine one discipline of the humanities with one discipline of economics. We chose English and American Studies as a major and Business Administration as a combination major. But you can also take Economics as a combination major. In addition to your combination major you can take courses in another economic subject and may count them toward the additional module.

In English and American Studies you will mainly focus on linguistics and literary studies. After completing three semesters of your bachelor’s degree, you will specialize in one of these two areas. In addition, there are more modules for you to choose from, such as language practice or cultural studies modules. In Business Administration you will learn about various economic areas such as management, marketing and finance.

After successfully completing your bachelor's degree, you can go on to pursue a master’s degree and specialize in, for example, linguistics. But you can also focus on literary studies or combine both subjects. There are courses on language and cultural competence as well. Your combination major courses will consist of MMM (Mannheim Master in Management) courses in the areas of marketing and management.

Studying at the University of Mannheim

  • What’s special about the program?

    One of the reasons why we chose the University of Mannheim was its international focus because it allows us to spend one or two semesters abroad. We can study at one of the many partner universities around the world without having to pay additional tuition fees. Plus, the libraries and classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and are located right in the city center. Each year, the university also hosts the Career Fair, which gives you the opportunity to come into contact with companies. The University of Mannheim has an excellent international reputation in humanities and economics. The opportunity to combine these two disciplines is very rare. That’s why it is worth staying in Mannheim for the master's degree as well.

  • Life outside your studies

    The University of Mannheim also offers many extracurricular activities. For example, we can participate in a variety of sports activities, attend many events and join one of the initiatives or the departmental student committee.

After graduation

What you need to know

  • Frequently asked questions

    We often get the question: “English and American Studies, what is that?” – followed by: “What can you do with this degree?” and “Why are you studying Business Administration, too?”

    But the bachelor's and master’s program in Culture and Economy don’t really prepare you for one specific job. They rather open the door to a variety of options that depend on your personal preferences and skills. For example, you can work in public relations and communications or in human resources. Internships are a great way to explore a particular industry and will help you decide what career path you want to take after your degree.

Would you like to start your studies at the University of Mannheim?

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Contact

Hannah

Hannah

Program ambassador for the bachelor's program in Culture and Economy: English and American Studies
Conny

Conny

Program ambassador for the master's program in Culture and Economy: English and American Studies