Service Overview

  • Institut für Unternehmensfinanzen und Kapitalmarktforschung e.V.: Business network for students

    Institut für Unternehmensfinanzen und Kapitalmarktforschung e.V.

    Institut für Unternehmensfinanzen und Kapitalmarktforschung e.V.

    University of Mannheim
    L 9, 1–2
    68161 Mannheim

    Exchange between students and business

    The Institut für Unternehmensfinanzen und Kapitalmarktforschung e.V. emerged from the Department of Finance at the University of Mannheim. As an independent association, we promote close exchange between science and business.

    The focus is on the practical exchange between companies, young scientists and talented students. In addition, we act as a point of contact for all questions relating to financial markets and are dedicated to the transfer of international research studies to practice and to the economic policy debate.

    The Institut für Unternehmensfinanzen und Kapitalmarktforschung e.V. sees itself as a link between theory and practice – for the benefit of all.

    Students can register free of charge at the Institut für Unternehmensfinanzen und Kapitalmarktforschung e.V.. Members receive information on job or internship offers from the associated companies, get access to projects and can participate in IUK events free of charge.

    In case you are interested, please register via the institute's website

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the institute: info

  • Policy regarding the revision of corrected exams

    If you believe that your exam was not fairly graded (e.g., a mistake in the correction or unfair allocation of points), you can ask for your exam to be regraded. In such a case, you must provide a written statement in which you request a complete revision of your exam, provide reasons for why you believe to deserve more credit, and ask for regrading. Please note that we will regrade the entire exam and not just the passages for which you request regrading. The revision may also negatively affect your grade (e.g., we spot a mistake that was not previously identified). We will not modify the grade on the day of the exam revision.

  • Plagiarism Policy

    The method of teaching used in Corporate Finance relies on mutual trust between students and instructors. In particular, it is essential that the same teaching materials can be used in successive years of the course and that grading takes place on the assumption that students have not seen solutions to cases. Cases and exercises are difficult to produce and cannot simply be exchanged on an annual basis, so plagiarism questions the very foundations of the teaching approach at the chair of Corporate Finance.

    For these reasons, it is strictly forbidden to pass on teaching materials, especially solutions to cases or any other exercises, or to make them public in any way. This prohibition concerns all other students, no matter whether these are students from the same course, different courses, or even other universities. Clearly, it is also not allowed to obtain or attempt to obtain solutions to exercises or cases from students from previous years. Passing on solutions or obtaining solutions from other students will be considered a clear breach of the examination rules and, consequently, cheating. This has nothing to do with legitimate cooperation or with “helping” other students.

    We will do everything within our means to detect incidents where solutions were passed on or where they were obtained from students outside the study group that produced them. We will pursue any such incident as cheating and proceed accordingly. Specifically, students who are caught with solutions that were obtained from other students, or students who provided the original, will receive a failing grade and will be excluded from all other courses offered at the chair for Corporate Finance. Apart from that, they will also be banned from writing a thesis at our chair. In this matter we will treat all members of a study group alike.

    Therefore, every student who enrolls in our courses has to acknowledge that he/she has been informed of these rules. We will also report all students who were found to violate these rules to the examinations office (Studienbüro).

    Any other form of plagiarism, especially the use of material from internet sources without indicating the origin of such material, will be dealt with in a similar manner.

    You agree that all your assessed coursework (in particular case studies) may be analyzed by using plagiarism detection software (Turnitin). Copies of all papers submitted to the software will be retained as source documents in the iParadigms reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism.

    Please help us to establish a sense of mutual trust between instructors and students in our courses.

  • Letter of Recommendation

    If you need a Letter of Recommendation for your application for a stay abroad, a master's degree program, or a scholarship, please contact Mr. Benjamin Pfleger (gutachten.bwl She coordinates all requests in that matter for the Business School. Further information about the application process including potential deadlines for requests can be found here. If the dean referes you to our chair, we need the following information to be able to issue a Letter of Recommendation.

    • An up-to-date Transcript of Records
    • A ranking of your individual grades issued by the Student Services (“Studienbüro”)
    • A general ranking of exams you have taken issued by the Student Services (“Studienbüro”)
    • Your CV
  • Learning Agreements

    Students in the MMM can find information on course recognition and learning agreements here; M. Sc. students in economic and business education will find them here. The business school’s undergraduate and double degree students will be informed directly by the dean’s office. Students from other schools with a minor in business should contact Cathrin Rieger at the dean’s office.

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