The Mannheim Gap Year in Operations Management

For bachelor students, the transition from their bachelor's to a master's degree is an ideal time to gain practical experience and to orientate professionally. That's why we decided to develop and offer a Gap Year in Operations Management that is structured and at the same time tailored to the individual needs of our students, with several internships in different companies.

Excellent operations management is a decisive competitive advantage in many industries. Whether sustainability, innovation or security of supply: Management talents with a broad understanding of operations management are in demand and have excellent career prospects in industry, consulting and science.

Important dates
  • 2022-02-01, 4:00 p.m.: Info session for the gap year 2022/2023 via Zoom
  • 2022-02-28: Application deadline for the gap year 2022/2023

Please see all updates for the upcoming Gap Year 2022/23.

Program structure

Details about the program structure.


The Corporate partners for the Mannheim Gap Year in Operations Management.

Academic program

The Gap Year is embedded in a supporting academic program.

Gap Year in Operations Management – Teaser 2022

Your Application for the Gap Year in Operations Management

Your application for the gap year should contain the following documents:

  1. Letter of motivation including your preferences for internships (in A4 & max. 2 pages)

  2. CV

  3. Transcript of Record

  4. University entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur)

  5. Other relevant certificates or evidence

Your application documents have to be submitted to us via e-mail. Please submit these documents in one pdf-file and name it as follows: Application_surname_first name.

Please send your application to Mrs. Stefanie Burgahn: sburgahn

For further questions please also contact Mrs. Burgahn.