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
teaching language German and English; or: 100% English (for students without knowledge of German)
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.
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.
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 Humanities, the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
We visit the campus once a year to offer a workshop. Interactive events are a great platform to get in touch with students and participants of the Mannheim Master in Management & MBA program. We already hired several University graduates or MBA alumni after meeting them at one of our events.
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 31 May at the latest:
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You can apply online from 20 April to 31 May. 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.
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.
Do you have further questions about the Mannheim Master in Management? Don't hesitate to book an individual study counseling.