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Double Degree Program Business Administration in Guanghua

Double Degree Program with the Guanghua School of Management at the Peking University

Combine your studies in Mannheim with a double degree in the “Future Leaders” program of the Guanghua School of Management at the Peking University, China. You spend the first half of your studies at the University of Mannheim, the other you study in China together with students from fourteen renowned business schools from all over the world. At the end you will receive the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim and a degree from the Chinese partner university. 

At a glance

  • Program duration: Eight semesters (full time)
  • Partner university:
  • Course program: Four regular semesters at the University of Mannheim and four semesters at the Guanghua School of Business (including bachelor thesis)
  • Course language: German and English
  • Application period: In the third semester (fall semester), until September 30
  • Fees: No tuition fees at the partner universities, applications for scholarships possible at the Guanghua

The benefits of a Double Degree Program

Your fellow students in the Future Leaders program come from Peking University itself, Bocconi University (Italy), ESSEC Business School (France), Queen's University (Canada) and the National University of Singapore (Singapore). The University of Mannheim is the only German university to participate in the Future Leaders Program. 

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Global perspective

Due to the international group with students form all over the world you will be able to build a strong global network. You will get to know another culture and a different study system and thereby train your intercultural competence. 

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Practical relevance

In the “Future Leaders” program the academic courses, the associated field studies and additional opportunities for internships in companies provide you with global leadership qualities that prepare you for the diverse demands on the international job market. Hence you learn how to find your way in different contexts. 

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China up close

The program offers you deep practical and professional knowldege about China's economy, culture and language. In terms of the rapid growth and the high dynamics of the Chniese market, this is of great relevance for later professional cooperation. 

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Program structure

You start your studies at the University of Mannheim and can apply for the Double Degree study option in the third semester. The course contents of semester 1- 4 follow the regular course structure in Business Administration. From the fifth to the eighth semester you study at the Guanghua School of Management in China. Some of the attended courses there, including the bachelor thesis are credited in Mannheim. After successful completion of the program all participants will receive the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim and the Bachelor of Arts in Management from the Peking University. 

Detailed study plan


Does the Double Degree Program convince you? Then we are looking forward to receive your application following your successful admission to our Bachelor of Business Administration. 

  • What you should bring with you

    Excellent performance as well as social responsibility are expected from “Future Leaders”. Beside that a global view and a strong character are essential. 

    As an applicant you should be personally and professionally motivated and have the courage to think outside the box in academicals as well as in cultural matters. Beside good to very good grades and comprehensive language skills (very good English skills are necessary, further language skills are a bonus) you have strong intercultural and social competences. Extracurricular activities and practical experience will be advantageous. 

  • How to apply

    Interested students enrolled in the bachelor's program in Business Administration at the University of Mannheim may apply at the beginning of the third semester.

    The application documents have to be handed in at the International Office (AAA) until September 30. A detailed application instruction can be downloaded from the website of the AAA a few weeks before the application deadline. 

    No further documents are required at the application deadline than for the regular semester abroad. Further documents may be required prior to the selection interviews. 


  • Selection

    The selection panel will first examine the applications and shortlist the suitable candidates who will be invited to an interview. 

Katharina Dröghoff, Dipl.-Btrw.

Katharina Dröghoff, Dipl.-Btrw.

Manager IBEA
University of Mannheim
Dean's Office Business School
L 5, 5 – Room 105 (1st floor)
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Tue 10 a.m.–noon