Mannheim Master in Management

I decided to study the MMM program due to its wide range of available courses, for example in the field of Sustainable Business. In addition to that, I liked the possibility of choosing a minor. This way I had the opportunity to attend courses in Psychology. After completing an international bachelor’s degree, I was genuinely happy to have the opportunity to study abroad again – I am very much looking forward to my semester abroad at the IPADE Business School in Mexico City! In my opinion, online teaching during the current coronavirus crisis also works very well at the University of Mannheim.

Lisa Mook, student in the Mannheim Master in Management program / Photo credit: Jula Jacob

The MMM program quickly won me over with the flexibility and broad range of specializations it offers. I have the freedom to choose my courses in accordance with my own preferences and to pursue my interests. In addition, the University of Mannheim offers a wide range of continuing education options, networking opportunities, and recreational activities that perfectly complement student life.

Niklas Rausch, student in the Mannheim Master in Management program / Photo credit: Jula Jacob

The MMM program offers not only a wide range of courses covering all interests, but also a challenging environment that encourages individual and group learning as well as personal initiative. The teachers and the university are always ready to help and eager to provide all students with a rewarding study experience. Coming to Mannheim for my master’s degree was definitely the right choice.

Anna-Lena Gläßgen, student in the Mannheim Master in Management program / Photo credit: Jula Jacob

After graduating from the University of Mannheim with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, I quickly realized that I wanted to pursue a master's program in Mannheim. The University of Mannheim has convinced me because the university has an outstanding reputation in economics and business administration and the Mannheim Master in Management program has numerous specialization modules. My degree plan was solely based on my interests. The Spitzensport-Stipendium Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar, the first of its kind in Germany, played an important role in realizing my dream of completing an academic training while being a professional athlete. Looking back on my time in the Schloss will always make me happy.

David Schmidt, graduate of the Mannheim Master in Management program and scholarship holder of the Spitzensport-Stipendium (handball) / Photo credit: Jula Jacob

The Mannheim Master in Management program combines individuality and internationality perfectly with each other. On the one hand, the master’s program gives you the opportunity to create an individual degree plan choosing from a wide range of courses covering all subject areas – if you take an elective subject, you can even choose classes from other schools. On the other hand, students at the University of Mannheim can be assured that the content of their studies is of the highest quality, always up-to-date, and relevant to the business world, and that graduates of the MMM program therefore enjoy a strong reputation even beyond the country's borders.

Nik Sachteleben, student of the Mannheim Master in Management program / Photo credit: Jula Jacob

After already completing my Bachelor's in Business Administration here, I returned to Mannheim for the MMM. I think the MMM is unique in its variety and quality nationwide. As a state university, Mannheim is able to compete with private business schools worldwide. The value for money is perfect!

Cristina Solaro, student in the Mannheim Master in Management program / Photo credit: Xenia Münsterkötter
  • Program facts and information

    Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

    Standard period of study: 4 semesters (2 years)

    ECTS credits: 120

    Language of instruction:
    English (German-English track: some courses are also taught in German)

    Language requirements:
    German-English track: English and German
    English track: English
    for further information on the required proof of language proficiency see “Admission requirements and selection”

    Program start: Fall semester (September)
    Academic calendar

    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

  • Program overview

      Students enrolled in the master’s program Mannheim Master in Management can design their studies individually and flexibly in accordance with their ideas. They can choose from a  wide range of courses in the following areas: Accounting and Taxation, Banking, Finance and Insurance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing and Sales as well as Operations Management (see module catalogue).

      The Mannheim Master in Management program is topped off by the following mandatory subjects: Corporate Social Responsibility, Decision Analysis: Business Analytics II, Applied Econometrics or Empirical Methods: Business Analytics I as well as Business Economics I and II. In addition, students can take an elective course which allows them to broaden their horizon (e.g., Philosophy, Business Education, Economics or Psychology).

      Students enrolled in the English track can choose from the range of courses that are taught completely in English. Students studying in the German-English track may also take courses that are taught in German.

    • Why study the Mannheim Master in Management program at the University of Mannheim?

      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.

      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/EFMD (Brussels, Belgium), and AMBA (London, UK) have all confirmed the top quality of the study conditions in Mannheim.

      Studying at the University of Mannheim does not only mean studying in the largest baroque castle in Germany, but also at one of the largest schools of business administration in Europe. Students enrolled in one of our master’s programs can flexibly select their courses from a wide and most diversified range of modules and thus purposefully specialize, focusing on their individual career plans.

      The Business School of the University of Mannheim maintains partnerships with more than 200 universities all over the world. This enables our students to spend a semester abroad or even earn a double degree at one of seven excellent universities in Italy, Denmark, France, Norway, Taiwan, Canada or the USA.

      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.

    • Career opportunities

      Your future career opportunities depend on which area of business administration you specialize in and whether you acquire additional qualifications in an elective course. This results in a broad spectrum of qualification profiles.

      It is especially because of their opportunity to develop a clear focus that our graduates are in high demand in many areas of the economy, such as consulting, financial analysis, HR marketing, and sales. This is attested by a ranking published by the German Wirtschaftswoche magazine. Your individual future career opportunities always depend on which area of business administration you specialize in and whether you acquire additional qualifications in an elective course.

      Many graduates also venture into self-employment: Amorelie, Stocard and CoffeeCircle, for example, prove the success of Mannheim founders.

      If you complete the MMM program and subsequently obtain a doctoral degree, a career in academia will be another option.

    • Required interests and skills

      Students in the master’s program Mannheim Master in Management should

      • have a clear conception of how they would like to structure their master’s degree,
      • have a keen interest in business administration,
      • have basic knowledge in the field of their desired specialization,
      • be eager to tackle complex questions,
      • be able to work independently,
      • be disciplined and committed to their studies.
    • Program structure

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

      Studying abroad
      The University of Mannheim has more than 200 partner universities around the world and offers around 100 exchange collaborations at master’s level. In the master’s program Mannheim Master in Management, spending a semester abroad is optional. If you choose to go abroad, you can do so either in the third or fourth semester. In collaboration with the International Office, the dean's office of the Business School will be happy to help you plan a period of study abroad.

      Depending on the specialization they have selected, students enrolled in the Mannheim Master in Management program can earn a double degree in cooperation with a one of seven outstanding universities worldwide:

      • Università Bocconi, Italy
      • Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
      • ESSEC Business School, France
      • National Chengchi University, Taiwan
      • Norwegian School of Economics, Norway
      • Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada
      • University of South Carolina in Columbia, USA

      Applying for a double degree is possible only after you have successfully enrolled in the master’s program.

      In the master’s program Mannheim Master in Management, completing an internship is optional, but encouraged by the school. If you would like to do a voluntary internship, please visit the website of the Business School for information and advertisements for internships.

    • Doctorates

      By graduating from the MMM with at least the final grade “gut” (“good”), you fulfill the formal requirements for pursuing a doctorate in Business Administration at the University of Mannheim. At the University of Mannheim, you can choose from the following options

      • Students who have successfully completed their master’s degree qualify for a doctoral program at one of the chairs of Business Administration.
      • Likewise, they have the possibility to begin a doctoral program at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Business of the Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences (GESS).

      General information on doctoral studies at the University of Mannheim

    • Admission requirements and selection

      The master’s program Mannheim Master in Management is based on a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. A degree in a different field is sufficient if you have obtained at least 36 ECTS credits in Business Administration.

      Besides a bachelor’s degree and prior knowledge in Business Administration, proof of your English proficiency (level C1) is mandatory (for details, please see the selection statutes). If you apply for the German-English track, you will also need a proof of your German language skills (see Language requirements below). GMAT / GRE are no longer mandatory for your application. However, a total score above 600 points will be recognized in the selection process.

      Selection criteria

      We take a variety of criteria into account in our selection process:

      • grade of the bachelor's degree,
      • GMAT/ GRE (at least 600 points, online tests are accepted),
      • relevant work experience, vocational trainings and qualifications, or internships,
      • studying abroad/semester abroad or additional qualifications in the areas of data analytics or sustainability.

      Language requirements

      For both tracks (German-English and English), very good English language skills are required (level C1 or better). Applicants have to provide proof of sufficient English proficiency (please see our selection statutes for details).  If you opt for the German-English track you have to submit proof of German language proficiency equivalent to level C1. You are exempt of this requirement, if you have a German higher education entrance qualification or are a German citizen, for example.

      Conditional admission
      If you have not yet completed your bachelor’s program by the application deadline, you may still be admitted to the master’s program as long as you provide proof that you have obtained at least 140 ECTS credits. In this case, your admission to the program is subject to receipt of your degree certificate by the first exam registration period in the master's program.

      Selection statutes
      Under “Admission requirements 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 degree program, please refer to the selection statutes.

    • Application

      Application deadline
      The application deadline for fall semesters starts on 1 April and ends on 15 May (subject to approval).

      It is not possible to apply for the spring semester.


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