Service Overview

  • Institut für Unternehmensfinanzen und Kapitalmarktforschung e.V.: Business Network for Students

    Institut für Unternehmensfinanzen und Kapitalmarktforschung e.V.

    Institut für Unternehmensfinanzen und Kapitalmarktforschung e.V.

    University of Mannheim
    L 9, 1–2
    68161 Mannheim

    Exchange between Students and Business

    The Institut für Unternehmensfinanzen und Kapitalmarktforschung e.V. emerged from the Department of Finance at the University of Mannheim. As an independent association, we promote close exchange between science and business.

    The focus is on the practical exchange between companies, young scientists and talented students. In addition, we act as a point of contact for all questions relating to financial markets and are dedicated to the transfer of international research studies to practice and to the economic policy debate.

    The Institut für Unternehmensfinanzen und Kapitalmarktforschung e.V. sees itself as a link between theory and practice – for the benefit of all.

    Students can register free of charge at the Institut für Unternehmensfinanzen und Kapitalmarktforschung e.V.. Members receive information on job or internship offers from the associated companies, get access to projects and can participate in IUK events free of charge.

    In case you are interested, please register via the institute's website.

  • 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

    University of Mannheim
    Business School
    L 9, 1–2 – Room 201
    68161 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    by appointment
  • 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 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 Yanghua Shi. 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