The Gap Year in Business Studies (BWL)

For students, the transition from a Bachelor's to a Master's degree is an ideal time to gain practical experience and to orientate themselves  professionally. Thus, we offer you both a structured and individually tailored Gap Year in business studies (BWL) for students, including several different internships with various companies. The Gap Year can be completed in different areas of specialisation which include Accounting & Taxation, Finance and Operations Management. Therefore, during the Gap Year, students get to know all aspects of the field of business studies, such as consulting, management, controlling etc. The three internships each span over a four month period. Additionally, the Gap Year is complemented by a varied academic program which takes place at the University of Mannheim.

Infosession on the 2023/2024 Gap Year

Save the Date: The next Gap Year info session will be held on Jan. 30, 2023 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. 

You can register for the event here.


Accounting & Taxation
Operations Management

A gap year participant reports:

Only available in German

The Gap Year in the Press:

Your contact for the gap year program

Stefanie Burgahn

Stefanie Burgahn

Area Manager
University of Mannheim
Area Accounting & Taxation
Universität Mannheim – Room O 359
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181–1712
Fax: +49 0 621 – 181 1706
E-mail: stefanie.burgahn