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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

    Bankers juggle numbers every day. Mathematics plays a huge role in our daily lives. Smartphones, weather forecasts, bar codes on chocolate bars, search engines, online advertising, and delivery routes all rely on math.

    The bachelor’s program in Mathematics in Business and Economics at the University of Mannheim doesn’t just teach you basic mathematical principles and techniques, it also shows you how to look at different types of question in relation to economics and business.

    The objective of the program is to show you how to translate economic or technical problems into mathematical language, and then apply mathematical models to solve them. There is often more than one model that you can use to solve a problem, and that’s what makes things interesting!

  • 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 available in three different areas. In Mannheim, we always apply mathematical models to concrete economic and business-related questions – from planning ideal production processes to valuing financial derivatives.

    First-rate corporate connections: Your professors have connections with staff at national and international research institutions and companies. Leading international organizations are based in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region and provide our students with exciting internship and job opportunities.

    Top support: Studying at the University of Mannheim means learning in small groups. Our young team of math professors answers your study-related questions.  

    Soft skills courses: During your studies, you can choose to attend a wide range of courses to improve soft skills such as:

    • project management
    • presentation and communication skills
    • media practice
    • business English
  • Career opportunities

    With their knowledge of two different disciplines, Mathematics and Business Administration/Economics, our graduates can choose from a variety of professions.

    They can, for example, work in the following fields:

    • banking, insurance, financial services
    • risk management, production planning, controlling
    • business consulting
    • IT and software development

    They are also qualified for positions that take a more quantitative approach, such as in high-dimensional data analysis and logistics.

    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.) or the Mannheim Master of Data Science (M.Sc.) and the Mannheim Master in Management (M.Sc.) programs.

  • Required interests and skills

    Students of Mathematics in Business and Economics should:

    • be interested in mathematical problems; we don’t expect you to know everything about math already – the math skills you learned at school are all you need
    • like economics and business administration, as a large part of your studies is related to these areas,
    • be prepared to learn subject material and do homework on your own - but don’t worry, your teachers can help you with any problems.
  • Program structure

    Module catalog
    The module catalog gives you an overview of the courses and their content.

    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.

    Sample course schedule
    This is how your course schedule for the first semester could look.

  • 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.)

  • 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.

Studiengangsmanagement Lehramt Informatik und Mathematik, B.Sc. und M.Sc. Wirtschafsmathematik
University of Mannheim
Fakultät für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Wirtschaftsmathematik
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):
Wed 10–11:30 a.m., Anwesenheit von 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