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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

This is what our students say about studying Business Administration in Mannheim.

Find out what students who studied Business Administration in Mannheim are particularly proud of, what the best moments but also the challenges of their studies were and what tips they have for future students.

The MMM at a Glance

semesters duration of studies (full time), annul begin in fall semester
ECTS, 92 for the optional area and 28 for the mandatory area
HR Managers prefer to hire Mannheim graduates the most
in Germany in the THE subject ranking
> 100
Exchange programs at master's level with partner universities worldwide

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”

Take a Look at our Current Course Offerings

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

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 that the application period for 2023 has expired. For the application year 2024 we may change our selection statute. Please inform yourself about the then applicable statutes as of October 2023.

    We look forward to receiving your application! In order for us to consider it, you must meet the following admission requirements:

    Please consult our Selection Statute for important details.

    All applications that meet the admission requirements will be evaluated according to the following selection criteria, for which ranking points will be awarded (see Selection Statute for details):

    • bachelor grade
    • 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
    • a semester abroad or special qualifications in data analytics or sustainability
    • practical experience

    Please find more information on the application process here.

  • How to Apply

    The application period 2023 has expired. Your next opportunity to apply will be in spring 2024 (approx. from 1 April to 15 May) for the following fall semester. There is only one intake per year. The application process is completely online. Decide for a degree course (German-English or 100% English track), enter your personal data and upload all neccessary documents to the application portal. 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

    Approximately 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. Now it is time to make yourself familiar with our course offering via the module catalog and your examination regulations. During the Welcome Week which takes place in the week before lectures start (from 28 August 2023), you will learn everything you need to know about how to study in Mannheim and meet your fellow MMM students. The team of the Dean's Office, the Student Council, and the whole Business School are looking forward to welcoming you to Mannheim and to assisting you with advice and support from application to graduation – and beyond.

Counselling for prospective students

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