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Career Service

Research and practice – Shared success through exchange

Our Business School attaches great importance to closely linking research and practice. On the one hand, we greatly value training excellent managers. On the other hand, our partner companies benefit from the findings of our research, which are gained through the active exchange with business representatives.

We maintain diverse partnerships with companies at various levels. These range from joint research projects to courses and career opportunities for our students. Our corporate partners companies advise us on strategic decisions and actively contribute to the redesign and further development of our degree programs. In this way, we ensure that our course content is relevant to practice and that our students can make contact with potential employers at an early stage.

What our corporate partners think

Susanne Iser has long blonde hair and smiles at the camera against a light gray background.

We especially appreciate that students from the University of Mannheim bring along the right balance between high commitment and social responsibility. Many graduates of the University of Mannheim Business School are now working for our brands NIVEA, Eucerin or Hansaplast at the Beiersdorf headquarter in Hamburg – via direct employment, a trainee program or internship.

Susanne Iser, Corporate HR Director, Strategic Recruitment & Talent Acquisition at Beiersdorf / Credit: Susanne Iser

Every year, we come to the campus of the University of Mannheim in order to raise enthusiasm for Würth among talents through workshops and guest lectures. Over the course of the last years, we have already been able to win several graduates over for diverse roles within the entire world of Würth. As a graduate of the University of Mannheim myself, I am of course looking forward to these recruitment events – it always feels like a small homecoming.

Dr. Jan Allmann, Member of the Central Managing Board at Würth Group / Photo credit: Frank Blümler

We’ve had a lot of success with students from Mannheim. They are educationally absolutely up to the level where we want them to be, well prepared and professional. The people that study here are also down to earth and they are ready for the challenges that we present them. That mix is what convinces us to continue to hire from here.

Alexander Schwörer, CEO Peri GmbH / Credit: Alexander Peri

Offers for companies

Corporate partnerships

Our students are sought-after talents in Germany. Through a partnership as a member of the association “Partner der Mannheimer Betriebswirtschaftslehre e.V.”, companies have the opportunity to recruit our talented business administration students. This partnership also offers an exclusive exchange with experts from research and business. Our corporate partners' insights into the needs and challenges of business provide valuable impetus for our research and teaching.

Career Services at a glance

  • Business events and workshops

    Fünf Studierende, die durch die Arkaden im Ehrenhof spazieren und sich lebhaft unterhalten.
    Company Days @Business School

    Get to know your potential employer directly on campus! Our four-day Company Days event in the spring semester offers business administration students the unique opportunity to experience exclusive workshops, interviews and case studies from our renowned corporate partners. Get in touch with company representatives in a relaxed atmosphere and find out which path you would like to take.

    Mehrere Studieninteressierte, die beim Studieninfotag das Informationsmaterial auf Tischen sichten
    Career Fair at the University of Mannheim

    Once a year, the University of Mannheim organizes a three-day career fair with more than 90 national and international companies. In addition to the exhibition stands, companies also offer presentations and interviews. Take advantage of this event to gain insights into various sectors and make valuable contacts.

  • Counseling services

    Eine Mitarbeiterin berät einen Studenten sitzend am Tisch mit einer Broschüre.
    Career coaching, application check and photos

    In order to prepare you optimally for life after university, the University of Mannheim offers its students a wide range of services relating to applications and careers. Let experts optimize your CV, take advantage of personal advice and book a professional photo shoot for convincing application photos!

    Eine Gruppe von Studierenden sitzt an einem U-förmigem blauen Sofa um einen Tisch. Am Ende des Tisches ist ein Bildschirm.
    Career service for international students

    The “Made in Mannheim – FIT for Career” program of the International Office (AAA) supports international students while they are still studying at the University of Mannheim, whether they are looking for an internship, applying for a residence permit or preparing for a career start. Numerous events take place every semester – from CV checks and company visits to the Alumni Night.

    Zwei internationale Studentinnen sitzen auf dem Ehrenhof vor dem Schloss und blicken auf einen Laptopbildschirm
    The path to a doctorate: a career in science

    The University of Mannheim offers you the opportunity to do a doctorate in business administration, either individually at a chair or in the structured doctoral program of the Center for Doctoral Studies in Business Administration of the Graduate School. In order to support women in particular on their way into science, the university offers special programs for female scientists.

    Studierende sitzen im Cafè und arbeiten mit ihren Laptops.
    Starting up during your studies? Advice for start-ups

    The University of Mannheim offers a wide range of opportunities and excellent resources for prospective founders in all disciplines. Benefit from our extensive network, individual advice and diverse funding opportunities to realize your entrepreneurial visions.

  • Job boards

    Job advertisements of the Business School (pre-experienced)

    Would you like to gain practical experience at our faculty during your studies and gain exciting insights into the work of the chairs, research institutes and the Dean's Office? Then apply for our student assistant and tutor positions. We also offer exciting academic vacancies for alumni who would like to continue their research activities.

    Job Board (post-experienced)

    Register at Mannheim Business School's ACO Career Center and take advantage of exclusive events, videos, podcasts and job offers from partner companies and MBS alumni. Arrange individual consultations with the Career Development Managers to find the right start – be it an internship, a trainee program or a full-time position.

    “Get highered”: Job offers and further education for students of an EQUIS-accredited business school

    As a student of an EQUIS-accredited business school, you have exclusive access to the international career portal of the accreditation agency EFMD. Here you will find internships, entry-level jobs and offers for young professionals from companies worldwide. Free online training courses from the world of work and on the topics of numeracy, expression and motivation are also available free of charge.

    Further job exchanges

    Here you will find an overview of other job exchanges at the University of Mannheim.

  • Network

    Graduates in the Ehrenhof
    Mannheimer's Network

    One of the most significant achievements during your studies in Mannheim is the network you can build here. Join our exclusive Digital Directory, connect with successful alumni of our Business School and stay in touch with your class even after you graduate.

    MBS Network Clubs

    The Network Clubs at Mannheim Business School offer students and alumni with an interest in similar industries and topics the opportunity to exchange ideas at regular meetings. Experts from the Mannheim network are often invited as speakers. The Network Clubs are an exclusive network for students and alumni of Mannheim Business School and the Faculty of Business Administration, and offer lifelong learning and networking.

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    AbsolventUM e.V.

    AbsolventUM e.V. has been active as an alumni network of the University of Mannheim since 1995 and offers a cross-industry and cross-location mentoring program for students and alumni. In addition to mentoring, AbsolventUM organizes workshops on career and development issues as well as a diverse cultural program.

Dr. Liane Weitert

Dr. Liane Weitert

Head of Communications and Corporate Relations
University of Mannheim
Dean's Office of the Business School
L 5, 5 – Room 001 (ground floor)
68161 Mannheim