University of Mannheim Master in Management (MMM), Germany

Publish Date: May 19, 2015

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Course description:

The Mannheim Master in Management (MMM) - offers numerous options for specialization in core areas of Business Studies (Accounting & Taxation; Banking, Finance & Insurance; Information Systems; Management; Marketing, and Operations Management). The chairs of the Business School cover a broad range of disciplines and specializations which allow students to design their own course of studies based on their professional goals and personal interests. In addition to courses in Business Administration, students are required to take a number of compulsory courses in Methods and Key Qualifications and courses in the field of Economics. With the option of choosing an elective, students are also able to attend classes in the area of Economic & Business Education or classes in other Schools of the University of Mannheim, e.g., Psychology, Political Science, or Language and Literature Studies. In addition, students have to choose between an English-German Track and a 100% English Track.

Students are not required to do an internship as part of the Mannheim Master in Management. They do, however, have the opportunity to do voluntary internships to gain further skills thanks to the Business School's partnerships with companies.


Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard period of study:

4 semesters

ECTS points:

120 ECTS

Semester abroad:

The faculty accredited with the "Triple Crown" - supports students in the “Mannheim Master in Management” in organizing and planning a semester abroad - The Business School's large number of partnerships with universities worldwide provides Mannheim Master in Management students with the opportunity to take part in an exchange program and spend a semester abroad. Master’s students also have the option of applying for one of the double degree programs -

Course language:

German/English Track:
German and English (completely English is possible, too)

100% English Track:
English only

Course start:

Fall Semester

Admission requirements:

The Mannheim Master in Management is a consecutive Master’s degree, requiring a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a recognized equivalent from a university in Germany or abroad or a state-certified university of cooperative education. The degree must comprise at least 180 ECTS or must have a standard course duration of at least six semesters or three years and contain a business studies component worth at least 36 ECTS.

In addition, a GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of at least 600 points is required. In case of a desired admission to the German-English-Track, a proof of German proficiency is necessary.

The results of the GMAT and the German test can be submitted by June 15th (deadline for all other documents: May 31st).

Detailed requirements for this program are listed on the MMM Homepage and in the selection Regulations (pdf).




Application period: 15 March to 31 May via the online application portal -
Applications are to be directed to the admissions office -


Semester contribution amounting to Euro 135.65 (60 Euro administration costs, 69.80 Euro for the Studentenwerk plus 5.85 Euro AStA fee; status as of fall semester 2014/2015).

Postgraduate studies:

The strong research focus of the Business School of the University of Mannheim offers ideal conditions for pursuing a career in academia. Therefore, there is an intersection between the Mannheim Master in Management and the structured doctoral degree program - structured doctoral degree program at the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS -, leading to the academic title “Doctor of Business Sciences” (Dr. rer. pol.). It is possible for students to have courses that they have attended during the Master's program transferred to the later doctoral degree course.

Career prospects/ opportunities with the degree:

The Mannheim Master in Management qualification enables graduates to pursue a career in business or in research (e.g., doctoral degree). Due to the many specialization options within business studies and the fact that they can be freely combined thanks to the program’s module system, there is a wide range of possible skill profiles. The individual specialization in particular is an ideal preparation for students to pursue either a career in business or in academia.


Business Administration -


Information on accreditation of this degree course can be found here - (in German only)



Course guidance:

University of Mannheim
Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Business
L 5, 5
68161 Mannheim

Telephone: (0621) 181-1467/-1421
Fax: (0621) 181-1471
MMM Homepage -

Questions concerning the application and admission process:

Admissions Office -
L1,1 - Room 156, 157 (entrance B)
68131 Mannheim
Contact -

Scholarships and financial support

Below you will find an overview of scholarship opportunities. Please contact the scholarship organization directly in order to obtain more information.

Scholarships by the University of Mannheim

Please click on the respective scholarship to obtain more information.

Deutschlandstipendium -

Since 2011, the University of Mannheim offers the Deutschland Scholarship (Deutschlandstipendium) and thereby participates in a program offered by the federal government. The Deutschland Scholarship supports students with €300 per month. The government pays €150 of this amount. The other half is financed by third-party sponsors, such as companies, foundations, or individuals. Students are chosen based on their performance. Furthermore, the university pays attention to accomplishments outside of school and university, such as athletic achievements or social commitment. Moreover, the university considers personal circumstances that could complicate admission to or success in a program of study. This could be a migrant or a non-academic background. 

Votum Scholarship for orphans - [currently only available in German]

Since 2011, the Votum Foundation gives scholarships to orphans in need of support (Mannheimer Votum Stipendium für Waisen) in order to enable them to study at the University of Mannheim.  All complete, semi-, divorce or social orphans are entitled to apply. The funding amounts to a maximum of €6,000 per year.

Mannheimer Sportstipendium - [currently only available in German]

It is particularly hard for top athletes to graduate from university due to the extra workload generated by training and competitions.  The Mannheim Sports Scholarship (Mannheimer Sportstipendium) supports enrolled athletes way beyond the cooperation agreement "Kooperationsvereinbarung/Partnerhochschule" for top-class sports. Organizational, as well as financial support, is supposed to alleviate the double burden of top athletes.

Further scholarships and financial support

Vodafone Chancen Stipendium

The scholarship aims at freshmen of the Bachelor’s programs Business Administration (BWL) and Economics (VWL)that come from abroad or have an immigrant background. Moreover, the current financial situation of the student does not allow independent funding of the degree course.

The grant amounts to €1,000 per month and is usually paid over the entire period of study. Submitting the application is only possible once you have been admitted to the University of Mannheim. However, you should begin the application process and register in the application portal of the Vodafone Foundation, prior to admission at the University of Mannheim.

More information can be found here: Vodafone Chancen Stipendium -

Graduation Scholarship

The Graduation Scholarship (Studienabschlussstipendium) is a scholarship providing financial support for students working on their final theses and final exams.
 This scholarship money can be paid for a maximum duration of six months. In order to be eligible, students must prove their need for financial aid, demonstrate strong academic performance, and need to take their final exam within the next 12 months. Application forms are available and can be submitted at the International Office -

Deadlines: Applications have to be submitted by the end of February (scholarship for the spring semester) or by the end of August (scholarship for the fall semester). 

Scholarships for especially committed students
The International Office offers scholarships for especially committed students of the University of Mannheim. These scholarships are financed with funds from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Applicants are required to have had good grades and a great commitment in the international context at the University. For current calls for applications please go to our News - section.

BAföG (Federal Education and Training Assistance Act) is a federal subsidized student loan program providing financial assistance to students. Students who qualify for BAföG receive a monthly amount of money during the course of their studies to help meet the cost of living. In return, the student repays this sum in installments five years after his/her graduation. 
Many international students are eligible for BAföG. Essentially, students who are eligible for BAföG are those who have a prospect of remaining in Germany and are integrated into society. This could be someone who has the right of permanent residence according to the EU law stipulating freedom of movement, a long-term resident – EC or a settlement permit.     
Since the regulations for BAföG are rather complex, we advise you to visit [currently only available in German] or for further information.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)  
The website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides information about study programs for both German and international students, graduates, and PhD candidates.  The online magazine offers a valuable insight into the activities of the organization, its grantees, and alumni.  In addition, the scholarship database - (Stipendiatendatenbank) contains scholarships for various study programs. 

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is committed to the ideas and basic values of social democracy. Their activities focus on development cooperation, economic, technological, labor and social policies, as well as social and contemporary history. At the same time, they promote the political and academic dialog on foreign and security policies.  International students and graduates can apply for various scholarship programs. [currently only available in German]

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a political foundation and its activities focus on talent development, as well as historical and political research and consulting. The foundation awards scholarships to students and graduates of exceptional academic achievement and outstanding political or social commitment. The scholarships are open to young German students as well as to young graduate students from abroad who study in Germany.  International students or graduates living in Germany can only apply in Germany, while international students still living in their home country can apply at the respective Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung office abroad.

Bronnbacher Stipendium
The Bronnbacher Scholarship is a program of the "Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft" and is open for students and alumni of the University of Mannheim. [currently only available in German]

The scholarship program of the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung is open to foreign students and postgraduates of German universities provided the applicants qualify according to the scholarship requirements.  International students can apply if they are admitted to a German university for a postgraduate degree course or for a doctoral program.

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e.V.
The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung awards scholarships to German and foreign students of all study programs and nationalities.

Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-Dienst (KAAD)
The Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-Dienst (KAAD) offers various scholarship programs for students and graduates.  

Fulbright (for US citizens only)
The German-American Fulbright Program implements Senator J. William Fulbright's visionary concept:  The promotion of mutual understanding between the United States and Germany through academic and cultural exchange. 
The Fulbright Program has international outreach, providing exchanges between the United States and over 180 countries and territories worldwide

The Hanns Seidel Foundation scholarship is open to students and doctoral candidates, whose academic achievements are outstanding and who demonstrate a strong socio-political commitment. Work in the social sector, involvement in non-confessional or confessional youth work, active participation in student organization or in a political environment is considered socio-political commitment.

Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S.
The  scholarship program of the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung supports students from Europe, Turkey and Israel at universities in Germany. The foundation is dedicated to promote European studies in the fields of cultural and social studies as well as humanities, and also the fine arts, the performing arts, architecture, agricultural and forestry sciences. Students will receive a fellowship during their studies and will attend the international "Kolleg Europa" themed "Europa solidarisch denken". [currently only available in German]

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