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Bachelor in Business Administration

Study Business Administration at one of Germany's leading universities

Successfully start your career: our internationally oriented bachelor 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 career.

The bachelor in Business Administration offers you a comprehensive education in business administration, which opens the door to a more advanced master's degree program as well as to a career start. An elective area and the integrated semester abroad allow you to think outside the box. To us it is particularly important to promote analytical thinking and to sharpen your sense of responsibility. Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact us!

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

Special Features of the Bachelor in Business Administration

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The study program consists of various components and prepares you for your future career, e.g. as a consultant, credit analyst or founder. You will get basic knowledge in various fields of business administration, thereby acquiring important management skills. The study plan below gives you an overview of the program's structure.

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An integrated semester abroad as well as the module “Foreign Language Skills” ensures the program's internationality. If you are looking for an even more international experience, there are two ways: the IBEA study option with study abroad at partner universities in Brazil, USA and Singapore or our new double degree program with the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University.

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You can arrange some parts of your studies individually by choosing an elective to deepen your insights in business administration, law or economics. Other electives include basic academic skills and managerial skills such as leadership, conflict management, negotiation training, and many more. During your semester abroad, you can deepen your knowledge in the field(s) you are interested in even more.

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As tomorrow's decision makers, ethical and responsible behavior is an important factor in the business world. Therefore, we put a special emphasis on corporate social responsibility. Moreover, you have the chance to engage in one of many student initiatives.

Quick Facts

What our Students Think

What I really like about Mannheim is not only the Schloss, which convinces with the latest equipment, but also the great flexibility and the constant variety of the program. The bachelor's program provides an insight into all areas of business administration, with many opportunities for in-depth study in the form of modules and a wide range of workshops, lectures and internship opportunities.

Franka Schrabbe, Student Bachelor Business Administration / Photo credit: Xenia Münsterkötter

Mannheim is the perfect city in terms of size: small enough to reach the campus quickly and not to have to spend a lot of your free time on the train but at the same time big enough to be able to chose from a large offer of leisure activities. In my case, the university's reputation as well as the recommendations of numerous friends, who study there, have convinced me to come to Mannheim!

Oliver Brunzel, Bachelor student in the Business Administration Program

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 exciting 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

    General interest in business interrelationsships and the ability to work with dicipline and independently are 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, candidates should have (very) good grades on your university entrace certification, proof of English skills at the application deadline, practical experience and extracurricular activtities.

  • How to Apply

    +++ Please visit for up-to-date information about modifications in the application process and the application deadlines due to the coronavirus pandemic! +++

    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 to Learn about Your Admission

    You receive notive 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 receive information on your first days in Mannheim. After attending the orientation events, you will be able to put together your study plan and familiarize yourself with the examination statutes (only available in german!).


What Comes Next after 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, 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 machelor’s degree in Business Administration, your options are plenty!

Study Counseling

You have further questions on our Bachelor in Business Adminstration? Write us an email or call us! You find all contact details here.

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
At the moment, I can’t be reached via phone. Please contact me via email.
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68161 Mannheim
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