Bachelor's Program in Mathematics in Business and Economics

The reason why I like Mathematics in Business and Economics so much is that you need both a general mathematical understanding and the ability to think like a businessperson. With these skills, excellent career prospects are guaranteed. The University of Mannheim also provides you with the opportunity to pursue your interests outside the classroom by joining one of the many student organizations.

Niklas Sabel, bachelor’s program in Mathematics in Business and Economics / Photo credit: Leonie Kopetzki

The University of Mannheim not only has an excellent reputation, but also the beautiful Schloss, which I immediately fell in love with. Students of the bachelor’s program in Mathematics in Business and Economics explore a variety of topics. Being confronted with new problems each day and discovering different facets of mathematics every time is particularly intriguing to me. The program combines lectures with exercises courses and tutorials, which creates a pleasant learning atmosphere and helps you internalize and apply what you have learned. Mannheim also has a lot to offer outside the classroom – no matter if you prefer to stroll along the Planken pedestrian zone, go to a Schneckenhof party, or dance the night away at a club in the city center.

 

Kim Lindner, bachelor's program in Mathematics in Business and Economics / Photo credit: Leonie Kopetzki

The bachelor’s program in Mathematics in Business and Economics at the University of Mannheim is characterized by its large selection of specializations and its sound teaching. It allows you to tailor the program to your interests and, at the same time, benefit from the university’s excellent reputation worldwide. What is special about the University of Mannheim are the many opportunities to get involved, for example in a departmental student committee, one of the over 50 student organizations, or a political student group. The variety of activities on offer greatly enhances your study experience.

Tim Staab, bachelor’s program in Mathematics in Business and Economics / Photo credit: Anna-Lena Heins

By studying Mathematics in Business and Economics at the University of Mannheim I can work on new, complex problems and look for a new challenge every day. At the same time, I can choose from a wide variety of extracurricular activities and student organizations to get involved at university and do whatever suits my interests.

Tim Bleil, bachelor’s program in Mathematics in Business and Economics / Photo credit: Leonie Kopetzki
  • Program facts and information

    Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

    Standard period of study: 6 semesters (3 years)

    ECTS credits: 180

    Language of instruction: German

    Language requirements: This program requires proof of proficiency in German on C1 level.

    Program start: Fall semester (September)
    Academic Calendar

    School: School of Business Informatics and Mathematics

    Semester fee: €174.90 (more)
    Tuition fees for international students from non-EU countries: €1,500
    Tuition fees for a second degree: €650

  • Program overview

    Business, Economics, and Mathematics: a perfect combination in a digitalized world! Often invisible yet irreplaceable, mathematics can be found everywhere in our daily lives and in economic processes. Be it artificial intelligence of smartphones, weather forecasts in apps or on TV, online advertising on social media, or delivery routes for online shopping: all of this would be unthinkable without mathematical tools.

    In the bachelor's program in Mathematics in Business and Economics at the University of Mannheim, students do not only acquire knowledge in mathematical fundamentals and techniques, but also learn to place mathematical questions of different kinds into economic context. The main areas of focus are applied fields such as stochastics, optimization and mathematical finance. Apart from gaining expertise in the subject, students of the University of Mannheim can also benefit from many other advantages, for instance a semester abroad, diverse leisure activities, as well as active exchange with companies in numerous industries.

  • Why study Mathematics in Business and Economics at the University of Mannheim?

    Interdisciplinarity: Thanks to close collaboration with the Business School and the Department of Economics, you can take advantage of the excellent range of courses offered by three different schools within just one degree program.

    Motivational environment: Students studying Mathematics in Business and Economis are notably satisfied with their program of study. The good atmosphere among students greatly facilitates the process of arriving and feeling at home in Mannheim. The close contact to the school's professors is one of a kind, which in turn leads to a number of joint initiatives. And in the event that you should have questions or problems, the departmental student committee FIM as well as the program managers are happy to help anytime!

    Excellent job prospects: Students in Mannheim can benefit from the university's close ties to business corporations and research institutions. Our graduates have excellent job prospects. This is also due to our good connections to leading international companies, where students of mathematics in business and economics are highly sought after thanks to their interdisciplinary competences. At the annual MINT-Marktplatz fair, many of our students are already recruited by our partners before even graduating.

    International studies: The University of Mannheim offers an extraordinary international environment. The majority of students spends a semester abroad at one of the numerous partner universities during their studies.

    Maths on YouTube: In order to maximize student success, we have developed special learning methods, for which our professors have already received awards. For instance, the tutorials accompanying our lectures are individually adapted to personal interests, and YouTube videos come into play as an additional learning tool. From the second year onwards, you can contribute to the study progress of your fellow students by becoming a tutor yourself.

    Mathematics in application – STADS: During their studies, students can already test and apply their mathematical skills in statistics and artificial intelligence in the scope of cooperation projects with companies. Together with professors, the Students' Association for Data Analytics & Statistics STADS works jointly on questions set by our cooperation partners in business and economy. You can take part in STADS activities right from the first semester.

    Short period of study: Thanks to the good organization of the program, many students complete their degree within the standard period of study, including even a semester abroad.

  • Career opportunities

    With their knowledge of two different disciplines, Mathematics and Business Administration/Economics, our graduates can choose to work for a variety of employers, for instance:

    • banks, insurance companies, financial service providers,
    • tech startups, fintech providers,
    • industrial enterprises,
    • management consultancy firms.

    However, starting work right away isn’t your only option. This degree also qualifies you to continue your studies in a master’s program, for example in the master’s program in Mathematics in Business and Economics (M.Sc.), the master's program in Mathematics (M.Sc.), the master's program in Economics (M.Sc.), the Mannheim Master of Data Science (M.Sc.) program, or the Mannheim Master in Management (M.Sc.) program.

  • Required interests and skills

    Students of Mathematics in Business and Economics should:

    • have a particularly high interest in mathematical problems,
    • be interested in questions of economics and business administration,
    • be prepared to learn subject material and do homework on your own - but don’t worry, there are many forms of help and support if you have any questions or problems!
  • Program structure

    In the first two years of study, you will learn the fundamentals of mathematics, business administration, and economics. In the third year, you are free to pursue your personal interests.

    Useful information
    Course schedule for the first semester (in German)
    Degree plans and information on the program (in German)
    Information on studying at our school
    Website of the departmental student committee FIM

    If you have any questions about studying at our school, please do not hesitate to contact our program manager, Elena Boldin.

    Studying abroad
    We recommend that our students spend a semester or year studying abroad. For advice, please contact Juliane Roth, the Exchange Coordinator at the School.

    Internships
    Doing an internship is optional. You can find a list of available internships in Germany and abroad on our website.

  • 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.)   

    Mannheim Master in Data Science (M.Sc.) 


    The following degree program is (mainly) taught in German:

    Master’s program in Mathematics in Business and Economics (M.Sc.)

    Master's program in Mathematics (M.Sc.)

  • 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, Mathematics (double weighting), your best foreign language, and your best scientific subject,
    • relevant work experience and extracurricular activities,
    • proof of proficiency in German on C1 level.

    Selection statutes
    You can find the exact requirements for the program in the selection statutes.

    Application
    You can apply between May 15 and July 15.

    Apply

    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

Elena Boldin, Dipl.-Soz.Wiss.

Elena Boldin, Dipl.-Soz.Wiss.

Program Manager Teacher Education Informatics and Mathematics, B.Sc. and M.Sc. Business Informatics
University of Mannheim
School of Business Informatics and Mathematics
B 6, 26
Gebäudeteil B – Room B 1.04
68159 Mannheim
Phone: + 49 621 181-2640
Fax: + 49 621 181-2423
E-mail: boldin(at)wim.uni-mannheim.de
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment
Office hours:
Mon–Thu 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
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Fachstudienberatung Wirtschaftsmathematik
University of Mannheim
Fakultät für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Wirtschaftsmathematik
68131 Mannheim
Admissions Office

Admissions Office

University of Mannheim
L 1, 1 – Room 157, 158
68161 Mannheim