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*.
We look forward to welcome you to Mannheim soon!
*University ranking by the magazine Wirtschaftswoche
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. 7 in the German-speaking countries. According to the Wirtschaftswoche, Mannheim Marketingprofessor Christian Homburg is the the most successful researcher in business administration with regard to lifetime achievements, Mannheim Seniorprofessor Martin Weber holds rank 2.
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 ranks 21st in Europe (No. 3 in Germany) in 2020.
The University of Mannheim, Business School received excellent results in the CHE-Ranking, published in the magazine “ZEIT-Studienführer 2020/2021”. It is rated top class in 14 out of 19 categories.
In the current CHE Master Ranking the Mannheim Master in Management is top ranked in all eight categories. Together with two other German business master programs, it avchieves the highest possible number of classifications to the top group.
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 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.
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.
Am MMM gefällt mir, dass ich das Studienprogramm an meine Interessen anpassen kann, weil die Kurswahl so flexibel gestaltet ist. Außerdem empfinde ich die Dozierenden als sehr kompetent und unterstützend. Sie gehen immer ausführlich auf Rückfragen ein und regen uns darüber hinaus zu Diskussionen an. Aufgrund der internationalen Ausrichtung des Masters lernt man zudem Menschen aus der ganzen Welt kennen. Wenn wir in Gruppenprojekten zusammenarbeiten, können wir Themen aus verschiedenen Perspektiven beleuchten, weil wir die unterschiedlichsten Hintergründe und Erfahrungen haben. Generell empfinde ich die Atmosphäre im Studiengang als sehr motivierend und anregend. Sie bringt mich dazu, immer mein Bestes zu geben.
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.
Do you have further questions about the Mannheim Master in Management? Don't hesitate to contact us here.