The Mannheim Master in Management - in short: MMM - is the most flexible Master's program in business administration in Germany. Every semester, it gives you the opportunity to choose exactly the courses from our curriculum that match your individual career plans.
Our internationally leading professors in the field of business administration teach and challenge you daily to apply new knowledge in order to act successfully and responsibly in a constantly changing business world.
Enjoy the international learning atmosphere - on the Mannheim campus and during a semester abroad - and benefit from our large network of partner companies and partner universities. Let your career start in Mannheim!
27,5 percent of Germany’s HR managers think that University of Mannheim business graduates are best equipped for a career in business management. This makes the University of Mannheim Germany’s leading Business School. These results are based on the recent university ranking by the magazine WirtschaftsWoche, a renowned German business magazine.
Mannheim ranks No. 3 in Germany. According to the Wirtschaftswoche, Mannheim Marketingprofessor Christian Homburg is the the most successful economist with regard to lifetime achievements.
Masters in Management ranking by the Financial Times: The Mannheim Master in Management program is Germany's No. 3 and ranked 26th internationally. Mannheim is one of six German business schools represented in this ranking.
The Financial Times European Business Schools ranking publishes a list based on all FT rankings in the respective year. The Business School of the University of Mannheim placed 24th in Europe (No. 3 in Germany) in 2019.
According to the British business magazine The Economist and its Masters in Management ranking, the Mannheim Master in Management program is ranked 11th and thereby among the leading master’s programs in business administration worldwide.
The Gründungsradar 2018 of the Endowment Association and the Heinz Nixdorf Foundation ranks the University of Mannheim second in the category of medium-sized universities in Germany. The University of Mannheim therefore is one of the most start-up friendly universities in Germany. Besides the very good overall performance, the University of Mannheim especially received top grades in this year’s core field of “founding activities”.
The international research ranking is based on the number of publications in 24 leading business journals. Mannheim is the only German Business School in the top 100 (#97).
During your Bachelor’s studies, you have laid the foundation with the basics of business administration for a Master's degree. Now, with your individual professional goals in mind, you can put together your own curriculum in the MMM. You have the freedom to choose the main focus of your Master's degree, because apart from the mandatory courses Business Economics I + II and Methods & Key Qualifications, you have absolute freedom in choosing your courses, a possible minor subject and the field of your Master's thesis. You receive 92 ECTS for the elective courses (including the Master’s thesis) and 28 ECTS for the mandatory courses - it could hardly be more flexible.
The following options are only a small range of specializations you can choose from in the MMM. View them as ideas on how to design your Master's program. In the end, you decide - at the beginning of every semester - where your focus lies.
Higher education in Germany is publicly financed by the government in order to be accessible to students from all socio-economic backgrounds. This makes education at the University of Mannheim free for students from the EU and the EEA, with the exception of semester fees that cover administrative costs. Tuition fees do apply to non-EU/
Studying in Mannheim means studying in the heart of Germany, close to Heidelberg, Frankfurt, Munich, and Paris. Nick-named the “city of squares”, Mannheim is often compared to New York because of its famous grid system. Together with its neighboring cities Heidelberg and Ludwigshafen, Mannheim is part of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. About 2.4 million inhabitants, a great infrastructure and several companies form one of the most attractive business hubs in Germany. Next to its industrial charm, Mannheim has many green areas along its two rivers. It also offers a great variety of shopping, nightlife, restaurants, museums, and cafés. Another local gem is the close-by Palatinate, a well-known wine growing region ideal for hiking trips. Learn more about studying in Mannheim.
When it comes to higher education, Germany is one of the most important non-English-speaking host countries in Europe. Many Master's programs are offered entirely in English and the quality of education is very high, making Germany an attractive study destination for non-native speakers from around the world. This also applies to the MMM: during the application process, you can opt for the “English track” of the program and study entirely in English - no prior knowledge of German needed. More than 20% of students studying the MMM come from abroad.
If you would still like to learn German upon your arrival, the University of Mannheim offers German language courses for incoming students.
We cultivate our international partnerships intensively and every semester we welcome more than 400 foreign guest students to our campus, the Baroque Palace Mannheim. Student exchanges are based on reciprocity: more than 100 exchange programs at Master’s level and seven Double Degree programs offer our students the experience of living and studying abroad. This not only enriches them professionally but often sets the course for an international career. Take advantage of this opportunity and apply for a semester abroad or Double Degree at the beginning of your Master’s studies!
The MMM elective gives you the option to attend seminars or lectures of other schools of the University of Mannheim. If you are interested in taking language or literature courses you can do that at the School of Humanities. Further electives can be chosen from psychology, sociology, computer science, mathematics, economics or law. With an elective you can either complement your specialization or broaden your perspective and look beyond business studies.
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.
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teaching language German and English; or: 100% English (for students without knowledge of German)
We especially appreciate that students from the University of Mannheim bring along the right balance between high commitment and social responsibility. Many graduates of the University of Mannheim Business School are now working for our brands NIVEA, Eucerin or Hansaplast at the Beiersdorf headquarter in Hamburg – via direct employment, a trainee program or internship.
Graduates of the University of Mannheim are smart and analytically strong, bring a diversified and international background and are eager to take on high responsibilities in a challenging environment. We are looking for talents that want to make an impact and we find them in Mannheim.
We’ve had a lot of success with students from Mannheim. They are educationally absolutely up to the level where we want them to be, well prepared and professional. The people that study here are also down to earth and they are ready for the challenges that we present them. That mix is what convinces us to continue to hire from here.
General interest in business interrelationsships and the ability to work with discipline and independently provide a solid basis for successful studies. The following requirements need to be fulfilled for your complete application that should reach us until May 31 at the latest:
Please consult our statute for important details.
To increase your chances of admission, you should bring along (very) good bachelor grades, a high GMAT test result, a semester abroad or an international degree, and practical experience.
You can apply online from March 15 to May 31. Decide for a degree course (German-English or 100% English track), enter your personal data and send us your application. 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.
Four to six weeks after the application deadline, you will receive notice via e-mail that your application outcome is available in the online portal. Please log in to access the notification. In case of admission, you will also find your enrollment documents as well as important information on your first days in Mannheim in the portal. Orientation events take place in the week before lectures start. After having attended them, you will be able to create your study plan using the module catalog and familiarize yourself with the examination statutes.
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