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The Mannheim Master in Management

The most flexible Business Administration Master's Program in Germany

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!

What makes our Mannheim Master in Management unique? Certainly, the variety of specialization options which is the perfect steppingstone to your career. Our master's students receive both an analytical and hands-on education for management positions in all industries. At the same time, we provide our students with tools to act responsibly. With this profile, they are at the top of human resources departments’ wish lists at German companies*.

*University ranking by the magazine Wirtschaftswoche 2021

Prof. Dr. Florian Stahl, Academic Director MMM / Photo credit: klassisch-modern

The MMM at a Glance


teaching language German and English; or: 100% English (for students without knowledge of German)


exchange programs at master's level
with partner universities worldwide


semesters duration of studies
(full time), annual begin in fall semester,
academic calendar


Double Degree Programs
at Master's level


ECTS, 92 for the optional area
and 28 for the mandatory area,
module catalog


female students


international master's
students from 46 countries



of our master's students find a job within
3 months after graduation

Your Tailor-Made Master's Program

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 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.

68 – 92

freely chooseable from the
area “Business Administration”

0 – 24

freely chooseable from the
area “Elective”


mandatory from the area
“Business Economics I+II”


mandatory from the area
“Methods & Key Qualifications”

Specialization Possibilities in the MMM – a Selection:

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 tailor-made master's program. In the end, you decide – at the beginning of every semester – if you want to specialize in one field or follow multiple interests and combine different areas. As an MMM-student you stay flexible throughout your studies. 

Accounting & Taxation
Banking & Finance
Data Analytics
Human Resource Management
Operations Management
Information Systems & Information Technology
International Management
Sustainable Business & Corporate Responsibility Management
Marketing & Sales
The flexible option

Broaden your Perspective with an Elective

The MMM elective gives you the option to attend seminars or lectures of other schools of the University of Mannheim. Electives can be chosen from the School of Humanitiesthe School of Social Sciences, the School of Business Informatics and Mathematics or the Departments of Economics, Law, or Business Education. With an elective you can either complement your specialization or broaden your perspective and look beyond business studies.

Current selection of electives

What most attracted me to the MMM was the amount of flexibility available in the module selection. I really enjoyed the English module offering, which was very diverse. The money value for such high quality and well ranked program made Mannheim my first choice. Overall, I think the MMM is a very well balanced program and I am enjoying my experience thoroughly.

Raquel Oliveira, MMM Student / Photo credit: private

What I like most about the MMM is the fact that I can adapt the program to my interests because the choice of courses is structured very flexibly. I also find the teachers to be very competent and supportive. They always respond in detail to the students’ queries and also encourage us to engage in discussions. Moreover, thanks to the international orientation of the master's program, you get to know people from all over the world. When we work together in group projects, we are able to shed light on topics from various perspectives because we have the most diverse backgrounds and experiences. In general, I find the atmosphere in the program very motivating and stimulating. It makes me always want to do my best.

Monika Buknova, MMM Student / Photo credit: Jula Jacob

The MMM offers tremendous flexibility in terms of content and time. For me, a short study program was important – I completed all exams in the first two semesters and then the master's thesis in the third semester – to be able to quickly gain initial professional experience afterwards. The MMM undoubtedly provides the necessary content and methodological foundation for this. The wide selection of courses offers the opportunity to specialize in various topics. Personally, I did not specifically specialize, but rather took many different courses.

Simon Dimpfl, MMM Alumnus / Photo credit: Simon Dimpfl

Tuition Fees – High Quality Education for Everyone

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/EEA international students who enroll at a higher education institution in the state of Baden-Württemberg, to which the city of Mannheim belongs. Tuition fees amount to EUR 1,500 per semester. 

The City of Mannheim at a Glance

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.

Studying without Language Barriers – The English Track for International Students

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 30% 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

The Best of Two Worlds – International Options

Double Degree Programs

Two international degrees – one program!

Study Abroad Semester

New academic horizons, intercultural experience and loads of fun!

European Management Track

Discover European diversity.

Global Innovation Challenge

Two-week program with students from 7 renowned international business schools.

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.

What Company Representatives Think about our Graduates

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.

Susanne Iser, Manager Strategic Recruiting & Talent Acquisition at Beiersdorf / Photo credit: Susanne Iser

Every year, we come to the campus of the University of Mannheim in order to raise enthusiasm for Würth among talents through workshops and guest lectures. Over the course of the last years, we have already been able to win several graduates over for diverse roles within the entire world of Würth. As a graduate of the University of Mannheim myself, I am of course looking forward to these recruitment events – it always feels like a small homecoming.

Dr. Jan Allmann, Member of the Central Managing Board at Würth Group / Photo credit: Frank Blümler

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.

Alexander Schwörer, CEO Peri GmbH / Photo credit: Alexander Peri


  • Your Profile

    Please note: our updated selection statute has been adopted on 13 December 2021 with effect for the application process 2022.

    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 31 May at the latest:

    • an undergraduate degree (at least 3 years or 180 ECTS)
    • prior knowledge in Business adminstration to the extent of at least 36 ECTS 
    • Knowledge of English (level C1 or better). The successful completion of a program of study with English as language of instruction and examination of at least 40% of the courses and examinations or as a University Entrance Qualification (HZB) from a school with English as the language of instruction serves as proof. If your transcript does not state a percentage of English courses, please submit a form filled in, signed, and stamped by your current University. You may submit one of the following test results instead: TOEFL (100 points or better), telc (level C1 or better), CAE, CPE, IELTS (band score of 7.0 or better), Certificate of the language test offered by the “Universität Mannheim Service und Marketing GmbH” (level C1 or better, also available for external students). We accept only test results obtained no more than two years prior to the application deadline (31 May 2022).
    • Knowledge of German if you apply for the German-English track

    Please consult our statute for important details.

    To increase your chances of admission, you should bring along

    • (very) good bachelor grades,
    • a GMAT with a minimum score of 600 points (program code VLC-95-04) or equivalent GRE result. We only accept the official score report sent to us directly by the test center. Online-tests are also accepted. GMAT and GRE are not admission requirements
    • a semester abroad or special qualifications in data analytics or sustainability,
    • and practical experience.

    Please find more information on the application process here.

  • How to Apply

    You can apply online from 15 March to 31 May for the following fall semester. There is only one intake per year. 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.

  • How you Learn about Your Admission

    Approx. 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.

Study Counseling

Do you have further questions about the Mannheim Master in Management? Don't hesitate to book an individual study counseling.

Prof. Dr. Florian Stahl

Prof. Dr. Florian Stahl

Academic Director MMM
Dr. Lea Oberländer

Dr. Lea Oberländer

Program Manager Mannheim Master in Management