The application deadline is 31 March 2023 for the Fall 2023 intake. Applications can be submitted from mid-November 2022, and there is an early application deadline on 15 January 2023.
Applications from candidates who are not accepted in the early round will be reviewed again with all other applications after 31 March 2023.
The prerequisite for admission is a master’s degree or a four year bachelor's degree in the respective field or equivalent.
Admission is based purely on academic performance and potential. Applications sent in via mail will not be considered.
The following information is required for an application:
Name, address, date of birth etc.
Please provide a statement explaining your current goals, career plans and reasons for being interested in the doctoral program in Business. Discuss your study plans and your fields of interest. Your statement should be in English and not exceed 500 words.
A transcript from each college or university is required. The degree certificate is not sufficient. The transcript should show courses, grades and degrees received, mentioning rank or distinction if applicable. A translation is required for any transcript in a language other than English or German. At this stage of the application process it is not necessary to notarize or apostil the translations. If you are accepted we need notarized translations. An apostil is not necessary. If you have not yet finished your current degree, please attach a preliminary grade report (again in English or German).
All applicants must upload their test taker's copy in the online application as well as send it via the testing service. While GMAT is the preferred test, adequate GRE scores may be handed in alternatively. There is no minimum required score. Ask the GMAT Customer Service to report your test scores using the following program code: VLC-95–89 (or the Educational Testing Service using the program code: 0933).
Two letters of recommendation are required from faculty who are able to assess your academic ability and potential.
Please attach a writing sample in English or German, e.g., a paper you have written during your studies.
Any supplementary information relevant to your application.
Students of the Mannheim Master in Management have the option to take part in the CDSB first-year program via the Mannheim Master in Management – Program Option “Business Research”.
Please find the application details in the respective study regulation. Application Deadline is 15 May 2023.