Our chair offers a wide range of courses for students at Bachelor's and Master's level. Most of our courses are offered in English enabling exchange students to also take part. In addition to detailed descriptions of the individual courses, you will also find guidelines for writing scientific papers on the following pages.

Furthermore, we would like to draw your attention to the requirements for a letter of recommendation.

Additional information (current course dates, lecture materials, etc.) is available via the student portal Portal2 and the e-learning platform Ilias

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[Englisch] Master
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General Information for Scientific Papers

You can write your bachelor, seminar and master thesis at our chair. For the duration of the process, you will be supervised by one member of our team. The formal requirements for scientific papers can be found in our guidelines. The handbook for scientific writing is designed to assist you in structuring the content of your work and is intended to help you getting started. We strongly recommend to read both documents carefully beforehand.

In addition, we would like to inform you on our plagiarism policy.

Digital Teaching Concepts

The digitalization strikes new paths in teaching:

Since autumn 2016, digital teaching methods have supplemented the classic face-to-face courses in the Bachelor class “Tax 303: Business Taxation”. Thanks to the recorded videos, students can prepare and follow up the learning content according to their individual learning preferences. Interactive quizzes also allow students to regularly assess their own learning progress. The positive feedback from students and the increasing quality of education confirm the use of e-learning methods in teaching.

In spring 2018, Prof. Christoph Spengel was awarded the Teaching Prize of the University of Mannheim for his efforts to digitize teaching.

  • Mini MOOC-Video on Taxation

    If you do not have access to the e-learning group, you can also watch the introductory video to the course on our website (German only).

  • Award Ceremony: Teaching Prize of the University of Mannheim

    The award ceremony took place during the University Day of the University of Mannheim. On behalf of Professor Spengel, Marcel Olbert received the prize and explained the teaching concept to the audience. Professor Spengel expressed his thanks for the award via a video message.

Letter of recommendation for stays abroad, master programmes and scholarships

Letters of recommendation for students of business administration are assigned by the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Business Administration. On the Homepage of the Dean's Office you will find all relevant information for requesting a letter of recommendation. If you have any questions, please contact the Dean's office directly (gutachten