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Mannheim Master in Business Research

Strong in research, specialized, international

Be part of one of the strongest business research universities in Germany. Our Master's program MMBR ideally prepares for doctoral studies or a career in quantitative fields of business, such as investment banking, market research or supply chain optimization.

The MMBR program intrigued me from the moment I first saw it.

Its focus on deriving and implementing mathematical tools is highly useful for a deeper understanding of underlying economical concepts and allows for another layer of complexity.

Moreover I am able to really double down on my personal interests with the high degree of specialization and direct cooperation with the PhD Institute offered in the program.

Maxime Junak, MMBR Finance Track student / Photo: Xenia Münsterkötter


  • Start and program length: 24 months (full-time), annually in fall
  • Tracks: Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Operations, Taxation
  • Application: March 15 - May 31 online:
  • Admission requirements: undergraduate degree, 36 ECTS in Business Administration, GMAT (min. 630 points, Programm Code VLC-95-77) or equivalent GRE result, no NC
  • Further selection criteria: essay, grade of undergraduate degree, semester spent abroad, previous methodological knowledge
  • Internationality: only English-taught courses
  • Tuition fees (fall 2018): Administrative fee of 160.40 Euro and tuition fees for non-EU/EEA applicants (1500 Euro) or a second German Master's degree (650 Euro)

What you can expect from our MMBR

Strong in Research

The MMBR is ideal for you, if you like to prepare for a structured PhD program, which is supported by the Excellence Initiative. The MMBR abbreviates the PhD programs offered by the CDSB by one year!

Management Career

Striving for a career in investment banking? Market research? Logistics and supply chain optimization? We challenge and enhance your analytical skills.

The MMBR ideally prepares for quantitative areas of business!


The MMBR is offered completely in English language. This means international students on campus have an ideal preparation for an international career, both in the academic and non-academic field.


The broad variety of Business specializations tracks offers tailor-made education for your individual career path:

Accounting Track, Finance Track, Information Systems Track, Management Track, Marketing Track, Operations Track, Taxation Track.


  • Requirements

    Improving your chance to get an admission:

    • very good Bachelor's grade
    • very good GMAT/GRE score
    • good scientific, business-related essay
    • study abroad semester
    • prior academic knowledge in Business methods

    For more details, please read our selection statute.

    If you are still unsure if the MMM or the MMBR is the better choice for you, have a look at the comparison of our programs.

  • How to apply

    You can apply online from March 15 until May 31. Here you find help.

  • How to get informed about your admission

    Approximately four to six weeks after the application deadline, notifications of admission can be found online in your application tool. Just log in and follow the steps to receive all documents needed for enrollment as well as additional information material. The week before the start of the lecutres there will be some welcome meetings. In this week you will be able to create your timetable and get familiar to your regulations.

Student Counseling

If you would like to make an appointment for individual study counseling at the Dean's Office, just sign into our online calendar.

Make an appointment

Semester break starts on December 18. From February on you can reach us again by telephone or you can book an appointment. In the meantime, we are happy to answer your questions via email.

If you sign up for our study counseling, we assume that we are allowed to use your data for the coordination of your appointment.

Study Counseling Mannheim Master in Business Research (MMBR)

Study Counseling Mannheim Master in Business Research (MMBR)

Phone: +49 621 181-1467
E-mail: researchmaster(at)
Consultation hour(s):
by phone Wed 1:30–2:30 p.m. and Thu 9:00–10:00 a.m.