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Universität Mannheim

Business Administration Faculty of the University of Mannheim

Doing your PhD between stucco and cobblestones: a working atmosphere like that in the baroque palace of Mannheim is unique in Germany. The Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Mannheim is one of the leading business schools in Europe. It stands for first-class research, internationality and a pronounced practical orientation. Innovative teaching and consistent quality management ensure the best conditions for doctoral studies. This is confirmed by successful rankings and our triple accreditation with AACSB, EFMD (EQUIS) and AMBA.

But there is also a lot to discover at the University of Mannheim beyond the doctorate: doctoral students can get involved socially or culturally in one of the many initiatives. At the legendary Schneckenhof parties, the Mannheim Forum or the Schlossfest, you can not only celebrate but also network. And away from campus, there are many museums and theatres, shopping streets and the banks of the Rhine and Neckar to explore.

Facts about the Business Administration Faculty and the University of Mannheim

  • Areas of the Business Administration Faculty

    The Faculty of Business Administration consists of seven areas that cover almost the entire range of business research and teaching.

    • Marketing and Sales
    • Accounting and Taxation
    • Banking, Finance and Insurance
    • Economic and Business Education
    • Information Systems
    • Management
    • Operations Management
  • Rankings

    The business administration faculty at the University of Mannheim is one of the best in Germany. This is also shown by the first-class placements in national and international rankings. Here is a small selection.

    • QS World University Ranking by Subject: #1 business school in Germany in the field of economics.
    • Shanghai University Ranking: The University of Mannheim achieved a split first place in the field of economics.
    • “The Economist” Ranking: The University of Mannheim offers one of the best Master's programmes in Economics worldwide (Top 10).
    • Financial Times Master in Management Ranking: The degree programme “Mannheim Master in Management” (MMM) reaches rank 24 worldwide and rank 3 in Germany in 2021.
    • MBA Rankings: The Mannheim Business School places excellently with its MBA programmes in the most important rankings worldwide.
    • Times Higher Education Ranking: The University of Mannheim is ranked 146th worldwide and 14th in Germany in the overall ranking 2022.
    • CHE Ranking: With its entire range of subjects, the University of Mannheim can regularly convince in the CHE Ranking, which evaluates different subjects every three years.
  • Science community

    At the University of Mannheim, doctoral students regularly have the opportunity to network through various events. These include the following events:

    • Onboarding Events: The Business School of the University of Mannheim offers an onboarding event for new members of the Business School every semester. 
    • Doctoral Students' Regulars' Table: Every last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., all interested students are invited to join the monthly “Stammtisch”, where doctoral students from all faculties come together.
    • Workshops: The Business School has a wide network of corporate partners from various industries who regularly visit the campus and organize workshops. These are organized by the Business School's Dean's Office and are also open to doctoral students. 
    • Meetings of the doctoral representatives: The doctoral representatives of the Business School meet regularly when votes on relevant matters are required. Invitations to all meetings are sent out in advance by e-mail.
    • After-research get-togethers: The after-research get-together is a networking event for doctoral students of the Business School, organized by the Dean's Office, once per semester. 
Stefan Hartmann, M.Sc.

Stefan Hartmann, M.Sc.

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