The application and selection process is assessed by our selection committee. The following information is intended to help you gain a clear understanding of the selection process. Only the content of the selection statutes is legally binding.
You must meet all the listed requirements in order for your application to be considered. Applications that do not meet all the stated requirements will not be considered in the selection process!
If you meet all admission requirements, we will evaluate your application according to precisely defined selection criteria. Only the criteria listed below will be rated in the selection process. The position in the ranking will determine who is admitted. If you do not meet a selection criterion, you will not receive any points for it, but you will still participate in the selection process.
If your bachelor’s certificate has not been issued by the end of the application period, you can still apply if you can provide evidence that you have successfully completed at least 140 ECTS at that point in time. You can resubmit your bachelor’s certificate until the start of the first exam registration period (approx. Mid-October). With less than 140 ECTS, your application unfortunately cannot be considered.
If you can prove that, throughout your studies, you acquired at least 140 ECTS in total, with 36 ECTS from business administration courses, you can still apply for the MMM without having a degree in business administration. More detailed information on which courses are taken into consideration can be found in our fact sheet. Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to precheck your application due to capacity reasons. During the selection process, your application will be carefully checked to see whether you meet all the admission requirements.
The MMM is a consecutive master’s degree and thus requires prior knowledge in business administration. It is sadly not possible to make up the missing knowledge while studying the MMM and we do not offer any preparatory courses. Your prior knowledge does not, however, need to come from the bachelor’s degree you originally used in your application. You could, for example, gain the knowledge from a different course of study at a recognized university and then apply again once you have managed to get the 36 ECTS from that course.
It is sufficient for you to specify in the application portal that you have registered for your exams. Verification of your passed exams must be handed in by mid-October, otherwise your admission will be revoked. It is vital you list all your registered exams relevant for the admission requirement in the online application, so that we can take these courses and the knowledge in Business Administration you have acquired in them into consideration.
We must not make a distinction between the different types of universities in the selection process. The bachelor’s degrees are legally equal. Moreover, we have plenty of students in the program who did not complete their bachelor’s degree at a university and still perform excellently in the MMM. That is why we would like to encourage people from all types of higher education institutions to apply.
An overview of which tests to confirm your English language skills we accept can be found on our fact sheet and in the selection statutes. Other tests and certificates (e.g. language certificates from your high school, the DAAD or from language schools) will not be accepted. If you want to prove your knowledge through a degree that was completed at least 40% in English, please use our form. Please also remember that your certificates cannot be more than 2 years old. (cut-off-day: last day of application period)
Yes, the confirmation of your English language skills can be submitted late until 15 August of the application year. If you are accepted, please upload it along with your matriculation documents in the application portal. Electronically transmitted tests from official test providers will automatically be assigned to your application, you will receive confirmation of this.
If you have German citizenship or an all-German university entrance qualification, there is no need for any type of language confirmation. An overview of the accepted types of confirmation can be found here.
International grades will be recalculated into the German grade system using the standardized “Modified Bavarian Formular”. You will not have to do this yourself. If the grades in your transcript of records differ from the German system, please upload information on the corresponding grading system. Details about the grading system can often be found on the back of the transcript of records. In order to calculate what your German grade would be, we will need to know what the highest possible grade and the lowest passing grade in your university is. Please take note of the country-specific information provided by the admissions office.
During the selection process, only the average grade which is specified in your transcript of records is of importance. If your grade improves or worsens, the results of your application will not change. In the event of an acceptance, you will have to submit your bachelor’s certificate by mid-October, to prove that you did indeed graduate. Your grade at that time, however, is irrelevant.
The GMAT and GRE are not admissions requirements. You can apply without having passed the tests. However, the GMAT test score is an important part of the selection criteria for the MMM. You will receive ranking points if your GMAT Focus score is above 555 or your GMAT score (old version) above 600 points. A good test score can considerably increase your chances of being accepted. In addition to the GMAT, you may also submit an equivalent GRE score. Information on the conversion of your GRE scores into an equivalent GMAT score (older version) can be found here.
GMAT, GMAT Focus, and GRE are recognized equally by us. It does not matter for your application chances which of the tests you submit.
Once you have finished your test, you can select specific universities and schools to which your results will be sent. Sending the results usually takes 7 days, however, it can sometimes take up to 20 days for them to arrive. Please keep in mind that the results must have arrived here by the end of the application period, on 15 May, to be considered. We only accept electronically submitted Score Reports directly from the test centre. Preliminary copies, photos or the “Unofficial Score Report”, which you will receive on the day of the test, are not accepted. So remember to include enough time for the results to be sent. Your test results will be valid for 5 years.
Test-Codes for the MMM: GMAT: VLC-95-04 / GRE: 2620
GMAT test result (older version)
GMAT Focus test result
You will receive points if your experience was related to or in the field of business administration. The length of your experience must correspond to at least one month of full time work, that is at least 158 hours (39,5 h * 4 weeks = 158 hours). The minimum amount of hours can also, of course, have been acquired over a wider timeframe, e.g. if you worked part-time for several months.
The easiest way would be to ask your employer to fill out and sign the form provided by the admissions office. Alternatively, you could also submit confirmation from the employer (such as an internship certificate) if it clearly states the duration (beginning, end and weekly hours) of your employment. You can find further information here.
We can only consider the time that you will have actually worked until the time of the application deadline. Work that you will complete “in the future” cannot be considered. In case your internship is still ongoing, you can fill out the form provided by the admissions office or submit an interim employment reference. Salary statements are not required if your interim reference indicates when you began the internship. Salary statements along with a work contract can be considered as a confirmation for practical experience.
You can apply once a year, in spring, for the following fall semester. An application for the spring semester is not possible. The application period for the MMM program generally starts on 1 April and ends on 15 May. However, we do reserve the right to make changes. Consequently, please remember to regularly check our website for any changes.
The application is done exclusively online, directly through our application portal. Please do not send any documents via post. The admissions office of the University of Mannheim is responsible for the application portal and the inspection of your application. Please take note of the information provided on their website and directly contact the office’s team if you have any further questions.
Generally, you will be informed of your admissions status 4 to 6 weeks after the end of the application period through the application portal. If your application did not meet all of the requirements and was thus not considered, you can be notified earlier. We can only inform you of your admission or rejection once we have looked over every application and established our ranking. That means you will not be informed earlier even if you applied early, as all applications will be directly compared.
Every year, we have around 400 places for the MMM. The exact amount of places is decided by the State Baden-Württemberg. There is no minimal amount of points you need to achieve in the ranking. We directly compare applicants according to their ranking-points and only admit the best applicants. For the ranking, only the stated criteria from the selection statutes (final grade, GMAT or GRE, study abroad and practical experience) are taken into consideration. Please keep in mind that the University of Mannheim is one of the best business administration schools in Germany and high grades in your bachelor’s degree are expected. As the quantity and quality of applications varies from year to year, your individual chances for admission cannot be assessed. Your chances depend on your fellow applicants. Please understand that we cannot publish the results from previous years for this reason.
Only your English language confirmation and your bachelor’s certificate can be submitted after the application deadline (15 May). In the case of your admission, you will be required to show the documents by a certain deadline, otherwise your admission will be revoked. The documents that are relevant for the ranking (GMAT/GRE-results, study abroad, practical experience and the Transcript of Records) must be submitted by the end of the application period to be considered, as we immediately begin with the ranking. Please remember that, for reasons of equality and in order to send out the results as fast as possible, we do not make any exceptions to the rules.