Study abroad during your Bachelor in Economic and Business Education

Broaden your horizon

Get to know different teaching styles while studying abroad as an exchange student or freemover during your fifth semester. A longer stay abroad will not only help you to gain unforgettable memories and intercultural experiences, but will also advance your academic and personal development. Even though it might involve a prolongation of your studies – it's worth it!

The study abroad experience at a glance

Partner universities

Internationality is one of our great passions in Mannheim. Have a look at the Business School's renowned partner universities and get ready for your own international experience as an exchange student.


The departmental exchange coordinator from the International Affairs Team of the Business School as well as the Central International Office and your program manager are happy to provide assistance before, during and after your stay abroad. Please find all necessary information on our e-learning platform ILIAS in the folder “Auslandssemester”.


Apply during your third semester for a placement at one of our partner universities and study abroad in your fifth semester. Experience reports help you to learn more about the host universities. Alternatively, an application as freemover at a foreign university is also possible.


Courses taken abroad can be easily transferred into your bachelor's program after prior consultation with the respective chairs in Mannheim. Please read the information provided on ILIAS and contact the departmental exchange coordinators of the Business School or your program manager in case you have further questions.


I spent my semester abroad in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. The University of Mannheim has a lot of partner universities in many countries around the world and I'd really like to encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity. A semester abroad is not mandatory in the undergraduate program “Economic and Business Education” but it entails a lot of benefits such as establishing new contacts with people from different countries, becoming more independent, getting to know new people and the culture of your host country and having the chance to study in an international atmosphere.

Johannes Schweiger, student Bachelor in Economic and Business Education / Photo: private

In my study program Economic and Business Education, a semester abroad is not mandatory. Nevertheless, it was important to me to gain the experience of studying in a foreign country and I would undoubtedly recommend it to anyone. I spent my exchange semester in Saint Petersburg, where I was confronted with a completely different culture. This gave me a whole new perspective which I might never have considered if I had not encountered so many diverse places and people.

Stefanie Diel, student Bachelor in Economic and Business Education / Photo: private

Further questions?

Our Factsheet with FAQs on ILIAS helps you answer some of your questions regarding your semester abroad. You will find information on:

  • the different contact persons
  • our partner universities
  • the application and selection process
  • the course selection abroad and credit transfer
  • financial support

Should you have additional questions, please contact your academic advisor via e-mail or book an appointment for consultation.


Maria Steinbach, B.Sc.

Maria Steinbach, B.Sc.

Manager International Affairs & Outgoing Student Advisor (Bachelor's Programs)
University of Mannheim
Dean's Office of the Business School
Schloss – Room EO 392 (3rd floor)
68161 Mannheim
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