Experience a unique study environment at the University of Mannheim. Our centrally situated campus is mainly located in a baroque palace, merely a few steps away from Mannheim's shopping district and the intercity train station. Become part of our vibrant student life and enjoy high-class education at Germany's leading business school, which is known as a breeding ground for future managers.
Studying in Mannheim means studying in the heart of Germany, close to Heidelberg, Frankfurt, Munich, and Paris. Nick-named the “city of squares”, Mannheim is often compared to New York because of its famous grid system. Together with its neighboring cities Heidelberg and Ludwigshafen, Mannheim is part of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. About 2.4 million inhabitants, a great infrastructure and several companies form one of the most attractive business hubs in Germany. Next to its industrial charm, Mannheim has many green areas along its two rivers. It also offers a great variety of shopping, nightlife, restaurants, museums, and cafés. Another local gem is the close-by Palatinate, a well-known wine growing region ideal for hiking trips.
The Business School of the University of Mannheim stands for research and teaching at the highest international level combined with a distinctive practical orientation. Take advantage of our extensive course offer in English and find modules that match your academic focus.
We offer a wide variety of classes of which about 70% are taught in English. International exchange students can select their courses from our renowned Bachelor in Business Administration (B.Sc.) and our Mannheim Master in Management (M.Sc.) program. Six different research & teaching areas cover a remarkably broad spectrum in all fields of the study subjects business administration and management.
Our offered courses are published online around end of November and end of May (for the following spring and fall semester, respectively). In the spring semester 2021 course catalog you will find an overview of our most current course offer. As most courses at the Business School are offered in an annual rhythm, the fall semester 2020/21 course catalog is a good indicator of which courses will most likely be offered again during the fall semester 2021/22.
Exchange students coming to Mannheim need to take at least 50% of their courses from the school they are enrolled at in Mannheim (i.e. Business School for our incomings). You may, however, also take German language courses or courses from other schools. Please consider the following:
You can choose courses outside the Business School from our list of “university-wide electives”. If you already have previous knowledge in one of the areas of study and would like to choose courses from their regular offer, you must contact the respective exchange coordinator.
Most business courses do not require any registration before your arrival in Mannheim. They either do not require any registration at all or you can register for them on Portal2, our online portal for students, after having arrived in Mannheim. In the exceptional cases where you need to register for a course before your arrival, you can do so via e-mail.
Whether you have to register for a certain module will be clearly stated and explained in the course description of the course catalog. Please read it carefully, but do not worry – we will help you register for classes during the welcome week.
Please note that course registration procedures and deadlines vary from school to school. If you intend to take courses outside the Business School, read the respective course description carefully and follow the instructions accordingly.
The University of Mannheim offers many German language courses for exchange students. Learn German by attending our Winter or Summer Academy, a preparatory intensive language course before the beginning of the semester. You may also take advantage of our large offer of German language courses that take place during the semester.
Don't miss the different information sessions offered by your academic advisor in Mannheim. We are looking forward to supporting you with your course selection and registration as well as any other academic concerns.