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Bachelor's Program in Culture and Economy: History

After I finished my bachelor's program, I was able to start work straight away. I have been working in the Government Relations section at SAP, the software company, in Brussels since 2016. As my job involves working on topics relating to economics, politics and society, the interdisciplinary structure of the bachelor’s program in Culture and Economy, and my studies in the Humanities, Business Administration and Economics really help on a daily basis.

Sophie Vogt-Hohenlinde, graduate of B.A. Culture and Economy: History / Private photo
  • Program Facts and Information

    Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

    Standard Period of Study: 6 semesters (3 years)

    ECTS Credits: approx. 180
    (approx. 120 in core subject, approx. 60 in specialist subject)

    Language of Instruction: German, some courses are taught in English

    Foreign Language Requirements: Proficiency in a foreign language is not required

    Program Start: Fall semester (September)
    Academic Calendar

    School: School of Humanities

    Semester Fee: €156.70 (more)
    Tuition fees for international students from non-EU countries: €1,500
    Tuition fees for a second degree: €650

  • Program Overview

    The Bachelor of Arts program in Culture and Economy consists of a core subject and a specialist subject.

    History as a core subject involves the study of cultural systems and historical developments in society. The program focuses on the cultures and societies in Europe and the USA, and on economic, legal and social history. From ancient history to modern history – students gain an insight into all historical periods, but the focus of the program is placed on modern history.

    You can choose to study Business Administration or Economics as a specialist subject. If you choose Business Administration, you can attend courses on finance, marketing, management, business informatics, accounting, and production. Students can attend seminars to specialize in business ethics. If you study Economics as a specialist subject, you will learn about statistics and gain an insight in microeconomics and macroeconomics. A further focus is placed on economic history.

  • Why Study Culture and Economy: History at the University of Mannheim?

    The bachelor's program in Culture and Economy combines methodical skills and specialized knowledge of History with a solid understanding of Economics or Business Administration. This combination of aspects to form one degree program is unique in Germany. As such, graduates of the program, with their knowledge of the Humanities and Business Administration or Economics, are particularly sought after on the labor market.

    The Humanities at the University of Mannheim have an excellent reputation. The bachelor’s programs in Culture and Economy were ranked well in the CHE university ranking. The University of Mannheim is one of the leading institutions in Germany for Business Administration and Economics. Take a look at the rankings here.

    There is a close link between Economics and History. If you choose to study Economics at the University of Mannheim, you can specialize in economic history.  

  • Career Opportunities

    Graduates of the program know and understand economic concepts and processes, and are therefore particularly in demand in roles that combine communication, economics and business administration. They work, for example, as project managers in PR agencies, in business consultancy, marketing or in sales.

    A degree in History qualifies you to work in museums, archives, or in business journalism. Our graduates can also pursue an academic career in the fields of History, Business Administration or Economics.

  • Required Interests and Skills

    Students of the bachelor’s program in Culture and Economy: History should:

    • be interested in history ranging from ancient to modern history,
    • be very proficient in German and have good English language skills,
    • not be put off by complex texts, theories, and methods,
    • be capable of critical thinking and like discussing topics,
    • enjoy interpreting sources such as texts, artifacts and visual traditions,
    • enjoy writing academic texts,
    • like giving presentations.

    To study Economics as your specialist subject, you should be good at math and find statistics and politics interesting. To study Business Administration as your specialist subject, you should be good at math and find marketing, management, and business ethics interesting. You should also be able to learn and apply course content quickly.

  • Program Structure

    Module Catalog
    The module catalog, which is only available in German, gives you an overview of the courses and their content.

    Studying Abroad
    The University of Mannheim is part of a global network. The School of Humanities is partners with over 140 universities worldwide, and, in collaboration with the International Office, can help you plan a period of study abroad. We recommend that students go abroad during the fourth or fifth subject-specific semester, but it is possible to make individual arrangements. Studying abroad is optional, and is encouraged by the School.

    Internships
    A six-week internship in Germany or abroad is integrated into the program of study. The Careers Advice Service can help you to find an internship, create your application documents, and advise you on the recognition of internships.

    Sample Course Schedule
    These courses are studied in the first semester.

  • Further Study

    The following degree programs are partly or fully available in English:

    Mannheim Master in Management (M.Sc.)

    Master’s program in Economics (M.Sc.)

     

    The following degree programs are (mainly) taught in German:

    Master’s program in Culture and Economy (M.A.)  

    Master’s program in History (M.A.)  

  • Application and Selection

    We take the following criteria into account in our selection process:

    • the grade average achieved in your university entrance qualification,
    • the grades achieved in German, English, Mathematics, and a subject relating to Social Science or Social Studies,
    • relevant work experience and extracurricular activities.

    You can find the exact requirements for the program in the selection statutes, which are only available in German.

    Application
    You can apply between May 15 and July 15.

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    Aptitude Test
    Applicants are required to take an aptitude test, such as What shall I study? or the SIT orientation test, which are both only available in German. They must then submit proof that they have completed the test with their application.

    Admission to an Advanced Semester
    If you want to apply for an advanced semester, please contact Ms. Dörr in the Admissions Office.

Contact

Dr. Marilene Burkard

Studiengangsmanagement B.A. und B.A. Kultur und Wirtschaft
Dr. Marilene Burkard
Universität Mannheim
Philosophische Fakultät
Kaiserring 14-16
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Tue and Wed 10 a.m. – noon (without previous notice); during the semester break: Tue 10 a.m. – noon

Angelika Konrad-Schineller, M.A.

Studiengangsmanagement B.A. und B.A. Kultur und Wirtschaft
Angelika Konrad-Schineller, M.A.
Universität Mannheim
Philosophische Fakultät
Kaiserring 14–16
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Tue and Wed 10 a.m. – noon, during the semester break: Tue 10 a.m. – noon (jeweils offene Sprechstande)

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Bewerbungs- und Zulassungsstelle
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68131 Mannheim