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The Business School

With more than 36 fully ordained professors, one senior professor, numerous assistant professors, more than 200 additional faculty members, and about 3,500 students, the Business School of the University of Mannheim is one of the largest and most renowned Business Schools in Europe. Research and Teaching at the highest international level, consistent quality management, international focus and distinctive practical orientation constitute the focal points of the “Mannheim Philosophy.”

Research at the school is supported by large institutional grants from the German Research Foundation (DFG) and from European Union research and training grants; additional funds are obtained from other public and private institutions.

Associated institutions

The Business School has established a large number of international contacts, and maintains numerous institutional contacts to universities and research institutions throughout the world. In addition, important research centers are located at Mannheim and are associated with the School.


The Institute for Small and Medium Enterprise Research (ifm) conducts research on current and structural SME-related issues.


The Institute for Market-Oriented Management (IMU) is a forum for dialogue between scientific theory and practice. The institute's research intends to generate scientific results which are significant for market-oriented management.


The Institute for Enterprise Systems (InES) actively enhances the valuable exchange between science and practice in the field of enterprise systems. Both, the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg (MWK) and the University of Mannheim jointly initiated the founding of InES.

Leibniz ScienceCampus MannheimTax

The Leibniz ScienceCampus MannheimTax unites outstanding expertise in the field of corporate taxation, public finance and fiscal law. It intensifies the dialogue between researchers and representatives with theoretical and practical perspectives and also supports a new generation of researchers.

Management Analytics Center

The Management Analytics Center helps companies through research and practical transfer to identify potentials, introduce knew methods and make better decisions based on data. 


The Mannheim Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MCEI) provides a dedicated platform for young entrepreneurs, potential founders, students, sponsors and investors.


The Mannheim Institute for Sustainable Energy Studies (MISES) examines the challenges and innovation opportunities that emerge from the transition to a decarbonized energy future.


The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is one of the leading institutes in the field of applied economic research in Europe. It focuses on internationally comparative issues in the European context and maintains a number of important databases.