Service Overview

  • Information for Exchange Students

    Welcome to the Chair of Finance

    We are part of the Area Banking, Finance and Insurance at the Business School of the University of Mannheim.

    How to Find Us

    Chair of Finance
    L9, 1–2
    68161 Mannheim – Germany

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    Contact for Exchange Students

    For general information for exchange students, please turn to the website of the Business School's International Office:

    If you have questions regarding

    • the content of any of the courses offered by the chair
    • examination modalities
    • possible examination alternatives (e.g. term papers)

    please get in touch with:

    Dr. Stefan Scharnowski

    Dr. Stefan Scharnowski

    Assistant Professor
    University of Mannheim
    Business School
    L 9, 1–2 – Room 411
    68161 Mannheim
    Phone: +49 621 181–1521
    Fax: +49 621 181–1519
    E-mail: scharnowski
    Web: Personal Website
    ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3755-1821
    Consultation hour(s):
    by appointment

    We will be very happy to assist you during your time in Mannheim!

  • Teaching Evaluations

    FIN 301 Investments and Asset Pricing

    FIN 500 Investments

    FIN 601 Bond Markets

    FIN 602 Trading and Exchanges

    FIN 603 Empirical Finance

    FIN 801 Discrete Time Finance

    Master Thesis

    FIN 703 – Seminar

  • Learning Agreements and Studying Abroad

    Studying Abroad

    The International Office – Business School provides information and offers advice for students of the Business Administration faculty, who are interested in studying abroad. The International Office's homepage can be found here.


    “Learning Agreements” – Credit Transfer

    Students in the MMM can find information on course recognition and learning agreements here; M. Sc. students in business education will find them here. The business school’s undergraduate and double degree students will be informed directly by the dean’s office. Students from other schools with a minor in business should contact Cathrin Rieger at the dean’s office.

    Double Degree Programs of the Mannheim Master in Management

    Students enrolled in the first semester of the Mannheim Master in Management (MMM) have the option to apply for a double degree program. More information can be found here.

  • Letters of Recommendation

    General Information

    The Dean’s Office of the Business School coordinates all requests for letters of recommendation for students and alumni of the Business School. More information on the types of reference letters and the respective application steps can be found here.

    Required Documentation for the Preparation of a Reference Letter

    In case the Dean's Office of the Business School allocates your reference letter request to the Chair of Finance, please contact Lukas Zimmermann. For preparation of a letter of recommendation the following documents are required:

    1. Documents which remain at the Chair of Finance:

    • Reference letter form (if applicable),
    • current transcript of records (from the Students' Office),
    • a ranking of academic achievements (from the Students' Office),
    • curriculum vitae

    2. Additional documents for a semester abroad:

    • Letter of motivation and study plan (“study proposal”).

    3. Additional documents for an application at funding organizations, foundations, etc.:

    • High school graduation certificate (simple copy),
    • employment reference letter (copies),
    • Awards, scholarships, etc. (copies),
    • Explanation for why an application at the funding organization has good prospects
  • Guide to Scientific Writing

    • An information sheet on writing a seminar paper or master thesis can be found  here.
    • An information sheet on writing a bachelor thesis can be found here.
    • A style sheet for the cover page of the bachelor thesis can be found here.
  • Student Assistants

    Here, you can find information on current vacancies for student assistants at the Chair of Finance.

    We are looking for students studying Business Administration or Economics (preferably master students) for a vacancy as student assistant starting in May/June/July 2020. The workload is 20–30 hours per month. More information can be found here