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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!

Ranking results that convince


in Germany in the
“WirtschaftsWoche HR ranking 2020”


in Germany in the in QS Ranking „Business and Management Studies“


in Germany in the
THE subject ranking

Your Master's program - build your individual curriculum

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.

Take a look at our current course offer (module catalog from Fall Semester 2020)

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 Master's program. In the end, you decide - at the beginning of every semester - where your focus lies.

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

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 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

The best of two worlds - semester abroad and Double Degree programs

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!

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. 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.

Current selection of electives

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. 

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


Double Degree Programs
at Master's level


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


female students


average age of our
Master's students



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

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

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.

Patrick Wagner, HR Manager bei Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield / Photo credit: Unibail-Rodamco-Westifield

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

    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.

  • How to apply

    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.

  • How you learn about your admission

    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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Study Counseling

Do you have further questions about the Mannheim Master in Management? Don't hesitate to contact us here.

Julia Dreisbach, M.A.

Julia Dreisbach, M.A.

Program Manager Mannheim Master in Management