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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*.

We look forward to welcome you to Mannheim soon!

*University ranking by the magazine Wirtschaftswoche

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

Compelling ranking results


in Germany in the
“WirtschaftsWoche HR ranking 2020”


in Germany in the CHE Master-Ranking in Business

*top ranked in all eight categories


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 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
International Management
Sustainable Business & Corporate Responsibility Management
Marketing & Sales
The flexible option
Operations Management

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

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.

Monika Buknova, MMM Studentin / Photo credit: Jula Jacob

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

Learn more - upcoming info events

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.


Study Counseling

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

Prof. Dr. Florian Stahl

Prof. Dr. Florian Stahl

Academic Director MMM
Lea Oberländer, M.A.

Lea Oberländer, M.A.

Program Manager Mannheim Master in Management