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MBS Online Summer School

Expand your horizon with an online study program at Mannheim Business School

Join a summer school at a top-ranked business school in Germany and enjoy high-class education. Meet people online from all over the world and increase your professional network through discussions with experienced practitioners. Discover what studying at Germany's leading business school is all about. The Business School of the University of Mannheim is one of the most renowned business schools in Europe. We consistently hold top positions in national rankings and are one of only few German institutions to hold all three major international accreditatios (AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA).

Find out more on the homepage of Mannheim Business School

I highly recommend the Summer School. The balance between lecture time and leisure time is perfect. The company visits as well as the cultural activities are an amazing experience. Studying in the unique environment of a palace is a golden opportunity, I would highly endorse.

Helena Callens, student at KU Leuven / Photo: Business School

Such an intoxicating, enjoyable, and well-structured program. The experience brought together cultures from all corners of the world in delivering a memorable, yet high-quality learning environment.

James Smith, student at Umeå University / Photo: Business School

I have gained so many insights into German business, made life-long friendships and been inspired for my future career – all in just three weeks. This summer school program is a must for any student considering a future career in Europe!

Emma Logan, student at Queensland University of Technology / Photo: Business School

The Online Summer School 2021 at a glance

  • Application: please apply online from 11 January until 30 April 2021. Find out more on the homepage of Mannheim Business School

                    More info on the application!

  • Time of program: 5 July – 23 July 2021
  • Target group: graduate and advanced undergraduate business students
  • Number of participants: max. 25 students per module
  • Structure: three modules taking place one after another (can also be attended individually)
  • Form of assessment: active class participation, in-class examination
  • Credits: 3 ECTS per module
  • Language: English

Apply now here!


MBS (Online) Summer School 2021

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Sustainability and Ecological Awareness

Modul 1

5 July – 9 July 2021

In this course, we will examine whether Germany is still the Green leader it once was hyped up to be. We will talk about the traditional German environmental awareness and dive deep into specific German ways of putting it into practice in order to meet the accepted target corridor of the Paris agreement. By doing so, you will gain insights into different aspects of the German economy in terms of sustainability and how it affects society, different players and people’s everyday lives. Moreover, we will have to raise questions on a personal level concerning our individual consumption patterns and our ecological footprint.

Lecturer: Alexander Pfisterer (Dipl. Wi-Päd.), Prof. Dr. Julia Hansch

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Module 2

12 July – 16 July 2021

The focus of this course is to supply students with a deep understanding of the theoretical foundations of entrepreneurship and practical tools to create ideas and start their own business. Light is also shed on competitive positioning and advantage, and strategic dimensions of recent developments in the market such as digitalization (e.g., artificial intelligence, big data) and their implications for new ventures and business models. Students will have the chance to understand and train these tools and topics while developing and presenting their own business idea in a team. Company visits to start-ups complement the lectures.

Lecturer: Dr. Dennis Steininger

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Introduction to the World of Big Data & Analytics

Module 3

19 July – 23 July 2021

In this course, we will dive deep into the world of Big Data. We will talk about the core characteristics of Big Data and where Big Data influences our everyday life. Topics to be discussed include an introduction to the tools and methods used to analyze Big Data, an overview of what can and can’t be learned from Big Data, hot topics regarding Big Data ethics and privacy and the presentation of several Big Data use cases. This module is designed for those who are relatively new to the world of Big Data and want to become conversant with the terminology and the core concepts of the Big Data world.

Lecturers: Anna-Carolina Haensch, Frederic Gerdon

Silvia Mäder

Silvia Mäder

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