Double Degree Program in Business Administration and Management

Future Leaders Program at Peking University's Guanghua School of Management

Combine your studies in Mannheim with the Future Leaders Program at the Guanghua School of Management in Peking, China. This program aims to develop the next generation of global leaders and at the same time offers a unique double-degree opportunity.

After completing your first two years of studies at Mannheim, you will complete two more years of study together with international students from 15 renowned business schools around the globe as a single cohort at Peking University. After meeting the graduation requirements of both institutions you will receive the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim and the Bachelor of Management with specialty in Business Administration from Peking University.

At a glance

  • Program duration: 8 semesters (full time)
  • Partner university: Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, China
  • Program outline: 4 consecutive semesters at the University of Mannheim and 4 consecutive semesters at Peking University (including bachelor thesis)
  • International cohort: 15 Business Schools participate in the program
  • Languages of instruction: German and English
  • Application period: In the second semester, Deadline: 30 April
  • Fees: No tuition fees at Guanghua; accommodation and living stipend offered by Peking University

Benefits of the “Future Leaders” Double Degree Program

Your fellow students in the Future Leaders Program come from Peking University itself, Bocconi University (Italy), Erasmus University’s Rotterdam School of Management (Netherlands), ESSEC Business School (France), FGV-Sao Paulo (Brazil), University of Hong Kong, IE Business School (Spain), Keio University (Japan), National University of Singapore, Queen’s University (Canada), Tel-Aviv University (Israel), Warsaw School of Economics (Poland), ESADE Business School (Spain), and York University’s Schulich School of Business (Canada). The University of Mannheim is the only German university to participate in the Future Leaders Program. 

Global perspective

Bringing together students from a wide variety of backgrounds will help you to understand one another and become more accepting of one another’s differences. This kind of experience will grant you a true international perspective and improve your capacity for solving complex global problems.

Practical relevance

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

China up close

The program is aimed at developing future global leaders equipped with an intimate understanding of China and will prepare you for the new wave of globalization.

Video: Meet the “Future Leaders” Cohort 2022

Program structure

You start your studies at the University of Mannheim and can apply for the Double Degree study option in the second semester. Semester 1- 4 follow the regular course structure in Mannheim. 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 you will receive the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim and the Bachelor of Arts in Management from Peking University. 


If the Double Degree Program sounds appealing to you, we are looking forward to receiving your application after successful admission to our Bachelor Program in Business Administration!

  • Your profile

    Excellent performance as well as social responsibility are expected from “Future Leaders”. Besides 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 academic as well as in cultural matters. In addition to 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 in the second semester.

    The application documents have to be handed in at the International Office (AAA) until 30 April. A detailed application instruction will be available on the website of the International Office in March.

  • Admission process

    There are three steps of selection.

    The selection panel in Mannheim examines the applications and shortlist suitable candidates who are invited to an interview. Applications of students who successfully pass these steps are presented to Peking University, that manages the final selection process.

    You can apply for both this Double Degree and the IBEA Program!

Katharina Dröghoff, Dipl.-Btrw.

Katharina Dröghoff, Dipl.-Btrw.

Manager Double Degrees
University of Mannheim
Dean's Office of the Business School
Schloss – Room EO 393 (3rd floor)
68161 Mannheim
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