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Bachelor in Business Administration

Study Business Administration at one of Germany's leading universities

Successfully start your academic and professional career: our internationally oriented bachelor's program in business administration provides you with theoretical knowledge in subjects like marketing, finance and business informatics, and you will spend a semester abroad at one of over 200 partner universities worldwide. Workshops and guest lectures of our corporate partners that regularly visit us on campus to get in touch with you, provide you with connections to the business world and ideally prepare you for your professional career.

The bachelor's program in business administration offers you a comprehensive education, which opens the door to a more advanced master's degree program as well as a successful career start. An elective area and the integrated semester abroad allow you to look beyond your subject. To us it is particularly important to promote analytical thinking and sharpen your sense of responsibility. Feel free to contact us to learn more!

Prof. Dr. Florian Kraus, Academic Director Bachelor in Business Administration / Credit: Siegfried Herrmann

Short Links

  • Curriculum: Get an overview of the structure of our six semesters in the program.
  • Module catalog: You can get information regarding courses in our online – or PDF-module catalog
  • Application: Here is all the information, you will need for the application.
  • Semester times: For the upcoming fall and spring semesters.
  • Study counseling & contact: Clarify all questions in-person or online.
  • Brochure: Compact overview of the bachelor in business administration. (Only available in German)
  • Fees: Administrative costs, that will be paid at every German university. 

The bachelor for business administration at the University of Mannheim at a glance


Semesters needed for completion (full time),

starts yearly every fall semester
(semester times)


Languages of instruction:

about 50% in German and 50%  in English

July 15th

Closing date for applications for the fall semester 2024/25 (also for former high-school graduates)


Student initatives
with the option of diverse voluntary commitment

Study plan

Internationality during your studies

An exchange semester and the consolidation of a foreign language ensure  a special international focus. Study during your fifth semester at one of our 200 partner universities worldwide or organize your studies abroad independently as a “Freemover”. Through the integrated exchange semester you broaden your academic and cultural horizon without prolonging the duration of your studies.


If you would like to spent more than one semester abroad, there are two other options: the IBEA study option with exchange stops at partner universities in Brazil, USA and Singapore or our double degree program with the Guanghua School of Management at the Peking University.

Foreign language competencies

Learn or improve a foreign language

Integrated semester abroad

Experience internationality closely at one of over 200 partner universities or as a “freemover”.

Study option IBEA

Study around the globe with three stops abroad in eight semesters!

Double degree program

The future leaders program at the Guanghua school of Management at the Peking University.

What our Students Think

For me, the University of Mannheim has set itself apart from other universities primarily through its international orientation. Having most courses in English, additional foreign language skills and a compulsory semester abroad with numerous international partner universities convinced me. In addition, there is of course the excellent reputation of the university as well as the large network of alumni and well-known companies, which significantly simplify internships and a later career entry. In addition, the students support each other in career planning, as everyone is committed and motivated to make their own contribution. This creates a mutually stimulating and collaborative environment. Thanks to the numerous initiatives at the University of Mannheim, you can improve or expand your own skills during your studies. For example, I am involved in the student committee Fachschaft BWL and at Q-Summit.

Eva Arnold, Student Bachelor Business Administration / Credit: Eva Arnold

As a place to study, Mannheim is simply perfect! Everything is close by so that you can reach the university as well as numerous leisure activities in only a few minutes. Apart from studying, there is also the opportunity to work on projects in one of the many interesting student initiatives or the student committee. For example, I am active in the student committee for business administration.

Timon Martens, Student Bachelor Business Administration / Credit: Rike Allendörfer

Start Your Career on Campus

The Business School of the University of Mannheim has a large network of corporate partners in a wide range of industries. You can start your career right at the beginning of your studies, as we regularly invite you to workshops, lectures and other campus events. You will be able to get into direct contact with company representatives and find out about career opportunities. Through our job board, you'll find suitable internships and job offers from our partner companies. And surveys among human resources managers confirm time and again: business administration graduates from the University of Mannheim best meet their expectations.

Your company would like to join our corporate network?Find out more. 


  • Your Profile

    A general interest in business and the ability to work with dicipline and independently provide a solid basis for successful studies. The following requirements need to be fulfilled for your application:

    Please consult our statute for important details. 

    To increase chances of admission, all candidates should have (very) good grades on their university entrace certification, proof of English skills at the application deadline, practical experience and extracurricular activtities.

  • How to Apply

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    Proof of practical experience must include duration and exact job description. Preliminary certificates cannot be considered. For more help please click trough The A to Z of Applying.

  • How You'll Learn about Your Admission

    You will receive notice on your admission via If you decide to study with us, accept your study place in the portal of Hochschulstart directly. Afterwards, you will receive your admission letter by the University of Mannheim. The letter contains your enrolment documents. Moreover, you will receive information on your first days at the University of Mannheim. After attending the orientation events, you will be able to put together your study plan and become familiar with the examination statutes (only available in German!).



Study Counseling

Do you have further questions about our Bachelor in Business Adminstration? Don't hesitate to book an individual study counselling or write us an E-mail.

What comes next after you've graduated from the bachelor's program?

If you don't want to enter the job market right after graduating with a bachelor's degree, you can continue to specialize with a master's program and study the Mannheim Master in Management offered by our Business School. Or join the Gap Year Programm of the Area Accounting & Taxation or the Area Operations Management, a structured internship program in which you will complete multiple internships in different companies in only one year before continuing with a master's program. With a bachelor’s degree in business administration, your options are plenty!


Prof. Dr. Florian Kraus

Prof. Dr. Florian Kraus

Academic Director Bachelor in Business Administration
Sophie Holschneider, M.A.

Sophie Holschneider, M.A.

Program Manager Bachelor in Business Administration, Manager Assurance of Learning, Manager Evaluations
University of Mannheim
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L 5, 5 – Room 203 (2nd floor)
68161 Mannheim
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