Student Advisory Service

For further information regarding the MMM program, please contact the Dean's Office of the Business School

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Application Procedure

The MMM is a selective program with a restricted number of places. Moreover, the MMM only has one intake each year, in the fall semester. To apply for a place in the program you are required to fill out the application form available via the online application portal of the University of Mannheim.

Once the online application form is filled out, you receive a checklist of all the required documents that must be submitted in hard copy. Below is an overview of the required documents (please refer to your personal checklist for a comprehensive list)

  • Signed print out of the application form
  • CV (in table form)
  • Copy of your university entrance certificate (Allgemeine Hochschulzugangs-berechtigung, high school diploma, secondary school leaving certificate); if not in English or German a notarized translation is also necessary
  • Bachelor degree transcripts stamped and signed by your university; international applicants must also provide proof of the grading system if it differs from the German one
  • If available, copy of your bachelor degree certificate including grades notarized (if not in English or German a notarized translation is also necessary)
  • If applicable: Proof of semester spent abroad (transcript of foreign university or Bachelor certificate)
  • Simple copies for extracurricular activities, internships, work experience, volunteer involvement etc.

The application period begins on the 15th of March and ends on the 31st of May. The complete set of documents must be received by the University Admission Office (address below) as the deadline mentioned.

Admission Office
Universität Mannheim
Postfach 103462
68131 Mannheim

Admission Requirements

In the following section you can find a summary of the most important information concerning admission and application. Please note: The current terms of references for the Mannheim Master in Management are binding.

  1. An application in due form and time (31st of May at the latest; online application, application form and all other documents).

  2. A Bachelor's degree in business administration or an equivalent in a business-related study. The program must be comprised of at least 180 ECTS or a standard duration of at least six semesters or three years. Furthermore, you must prove 36 ECTS in business studies. Please note: The lectures that will be considered are undergraduate courses from your Bachelor degree (e.g., marketing, management, human resources management, operations management, corporate finance, management, financial accounting, production, and logistics). Seminars and lectures from related areas such as economics, business law, mathematics of finance, business informatics, or statistics cannot be considered.

    If the Bachelor's degree has not been completed due to pending assignments by the 31st of May and it is expected that the degree will be completed by the time the semester starts, admission can still be requested. However, you have to provide proof that at least 140 ECTS points have been completed by the deadline. In this case, conditional admission is granted with the condition that the Bachelor's degree must be obtained by the time of exam registration - mid October - at the latest. Should you not comply with this rule, the conditional admission will expire and you will be automatically ex-matriculated.

  3. GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) certificate with a minimum score of 600 points. The "Official Score Report/ School Copy” has to be submitted from the testcenter. When you take GMAT please select "Mannheim Master in Management" and the "University of Mannheim" in the drop down field (Program Code: VLC-95-04). Additionally GMAT provides -among others- the proof of your English language skills, an other English proficiency test is not necessary. The University of Mannheim only accepts the GMAT score for application to the MMM (GRE and other common aptitude tests are not accepted).

    Tips how to prepare for the test you can find here.

  4. In case of an application for the German-English track: Proof of German proficiencyWithout proof of German proficiency an application for the mixed track is not possible. Furthermore the original document or a notarized copy of the German proficiency test has to be submitted. General information about the proof of German language skills can be found here. Please note: The German-English track does allow you to complete the entire Master's program in English.

    In case of an application for the 100% English Track a proof of German proficiency is not necessary.

    Before applying for the Mannheim Master in Management you have to select the study track (German/English or 100% English). It's not possible to apply for both tracks, and you cannot switch once you have been admitted to the program.

Please also pay special attention to the application information and the notes regarding your application documents provided by the Admissions Office of the University of Mannheim.

Selection Process

Admission to the Mannheim Master in Management is restricted. Only applicants meeting all requirements are eligible for admission. The available places in the Mannheim Master in Management are divided into two tracks. The available places are distributed as follows: Up to one fifth for the English track, all remaining places for the German/English track.

Based on the ranking list you can reach up to 150 based on the following selection criteria:

  1. Up to 60 points can be awarded for the final Bachelor's grade. If the Bachelor's program has not been completed by the application deadline, the average grade of all courses completed by the application deadline will be used for the selection process. This average grade has to be calculated by the home institution at which the Bachelor's program will be completed.

  2. Up to 60 points can be awarded for the result of the GMAT. However, the required minimum of 600 points has to be reached. Applications with a score of less than 600 points cannot be considered.

  3. Up to 30 points can be awarded for commercial practice or comparable relevant professional occupation (vocational training, professional experience and internships), a study abroad semester as well as other exceptional achievements or qualifications emphasizing an aptitude for the Mannheim Master in Management. In the evaluation, points are weighted for allocation.

    1. For commercial practice or a comparable relevant professional occupation (vocational training, professional experience, mandatory internships and internships), a maximum of 6 points can be awarded. A completed vocational training scores 4 points. For professional experience and internships (full time, at least 4 weeks à 39.5 hours), individual activities are awarded 2 points each.

    2. 22 points are awarded for a study abroad semester.

    3. A maximum of 2 points can be awarded for volunteer work or exceptional qualifications (e.g., workshops, positions in student initiatives). The Selection Committee examines each case carefully and decides whether the 2 points can be awarded or not.

Notifications of admission and further places

Approximately four to six weeks after the application deadline (the 31st of May), notifications of admission will be sent out. Along with the notification letter, you will receive all documents needed for enrollment as well as additional information material. You can also check the status of your application in the online application portal with your login ID.

Every year, the regular admission process is usually followed by a succession procedure during which you might also gain admission to the Mannheim Master in Management.

If there are open places even after the succession procedure, there will be a lottery. If you would like to participate in the lottery procedure, you have to make an application for it ('Losantrag' in German). Further information regarding this procedure can be found here. The deadline for the submission of the lottery applications for the Master's program is usually August 15.