The international orientation of the bachelor’s program in Business Administration at the University of Mannheim is exceptional and was one of the main reasons why I wanted to study here. Whether you would like to spend a semester abroad at one of the 200 partner universities of the Business School, participate in a double degree program or decide on the IBEA program – in Mannheim, you have numerous opportunities to study abroad. There is something for everyone! In addition to that, I really like the wide range of clearly structured courses providing insights in all fields of Business Administration as well as the fact that many courses are taught in English. This way, I feel well prepared for my transition into working life.
I chose the University of Mannheim because of its excellent reputation as one of the leading universities in economic sciences, both nationally as well as internationally. The study program is particularly attractive to me because of its international orientation: many of the courses are held in English and not only national, but also international economy is being treated. The University of Mannheim opens many doors for me and helps me in achieving my personal goals.
I decided to study at the University of Mannheim because of its excellent reputation in the field of Business Administration, the program’s international orientation, and the integrated semester abroad. Another important aspect is the wide range of courses students can choose from, which allows you to get to know all fields of Business Administration – from accounting to HR to marketing. On top of that, lectures are held in a palace building! This made the Mannheim program in Business Administration my first choice.
For me, studying in Mannheim means that I can work and study in an environment that motivates me every day to take up new challenges – even beyond my studies. The Business Administration program at the University of Mannheim is characterized by exceptional professors and amazing fellow students, numerous student organizations as well as the semester abroad that is an integral part of the program. In Mannheim, you will find friends for life and receive an outstanding academic training that ranks among the best worldwide.
Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Standard period of study: 6 semesters (= 3 years)
ECTS credits: at least 180
Language of instruction: German, English
Language requirements: You must be very proficient in English. To prove your level of proficiency, you can submit the grades you achieved in English classes taken during the final years of German upper secondary education, or take a language test. You can find further details under section six of the selection statutes (only available in German).
If you are not a German citizen or do not have a German university entrance qualification (Abitur or equivalent qualification), you must submit proof of proficiency in German on C1 level.
Program start: Fall semester (September)
School: Business School
Semester fee: €194.30 (further information)
Tuition fees for international students from non-EU countries: €1,500
Tuition fees for a second degree: €650
The bachelor’s program in Business Administration provides students with a comprehensive business and economics education in Marketing and Sales, Finance, Accounting and Taxation, Management, Information Systems and Operations Management and also includes soft skills seminars on topics such as conflict management and time management. The program also has a unique international focus. Students have the option of studying abroad, and attending language courses in, for example, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese and Japanese. In the fourth semester, students can specialize in two elective areas. They spend the fifth semester studying abroad, and write their bachelor's thesis in the sixth semester. The bachelor's program in Business Administration contains eight subject areas:
Studying Business Administration in Mannheim means studying at one of the most renowned business schools in Europe. Independent national and international rankings, including the CHE or THE university ranking and rankings by the Wirtschaftswoche, have confirmed the outstanding quality of the research and teaching at our university on a number of occasions.
USA, Singapore, Brazil – the Business School is well-connected internationally. It is partners with 200 universities around the world. A mandatory semester of study abroad or the IBEA program (International Business Education Alliance) and the Double Degree Program at Peking University's Guanghua School of Management give students the chance to study in a global context.
Our students have also direct access to our network of business partners. In addition to lectures, a career fair, and company presentations, there are also regular workshops, where our students work on case studies and present themselves and their theoretical knowledge to companies.
The Business School of the University of Mannheim has been accredited by three accreditation agencies, earning itself the internationally sought-after triple crown. The three most significant accreditation agencies, AACSB International (Tampa, USA), EQUIS/
According to the examination regulations, students do not have to do an internship during their studies. However, we recommend that you complete an internship in a relevant sector before you graduate.
Admission to the degree programs at the University of Mannheim is not selective within the meaning of a tradional numerus clausus (NC). Instead, we take the following criteria into account in our selection process:
German language proficiency
If you are not a German citizen or do not have a German university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur or equivalent school leaving certificate), you must prove German language proficiency at C1 level.
Under “Application and selection” we have compiled the most important selection criteria of the program for you. For more detailed explanations of the selection process and the legally binding requirements of the respective degree program, please refer to the Business School’s website and the selection statutes, which are only available in German.