Graduates of the University of Mannheim are highly hireable by companies and organizations. This is confirmed by our alumni and the Wirtschaftswoche survey in personnel departments.
It is part of the University of Mannheim’s identity, to monitor, improve, and further develop the study conditions and the professional opportunities of our students. About one-and-a-half to two-years after they have left the university, we ask our graduates about their program, the contents, and their professional development. In the meantime, the survey among the graduates of 2016, 2017, and 2018 has been completed and we have compiled the results.
Since 2002, graduates of the University of Mannheim have been among the top candidates of human resources managers. In the Wirtschaftswoche higher education ranking of May 2019, for example, graduates of the Business Administration programs of the University of Mannheim were ranked number one by the recruiters in the survey. This puts graduates of the program at the top of the ranking for the 15th time since 2002. Graduates of the programs in Economics (second place) and Business Informatics (third place) were also able to convince the jury.
The Wirtschaftswoche has commissioned the consulting company Universum to conduct a survey among small, medium-sized, and large companies to ask human resources managers about their favorite universities to recruit from. The survey looks at whether graduates have experience in project work, whether they complete modules in more than one language, and whether they are familiar with the problems in their sector and are aware of possible solutions, among other things.
Many graduates of the University of Mannheim work in leading positions today. Their time at the University of Mannheim was an important step in their career.