The course catalog is published online at the end of May for the following fall semester, and at the end of November for the following spring semester. If you would like to get an idea of the courses we offer, you can view our course catalog for the current semester and the previous semesters. The courses change from year to year but you should still be able to get a general idea of our program.
Registration for economics lectures takes place in Portal2. Registration is usually possible after your enrollment at the University of Mannheim. For most lectures in the Bachelor's Program in Economics (and, if applicable, the associated exercises) there is no deadline for this registration and the number of participants is not limited. You can register or deregister at any time during the semester on your own accord.
If the number of participants in a lecture or exercise is limited, registration is usually possible during the week before courses start (“Welcome Week”). If there are more registrations than places, places will be allocated randomly at the end of the registration week. You can deregister from these lecture on your own accord.
For more information on how to proceed with course registration in Portal2, please see “Course Registration for International Exchange Students”.
Please note that courses offered by other departments may require a different registration procedure.
For bachelor's seminars in economics, there is a common registration period in December for seminars offered in the spring and in June for seminars offered in the fall. The seminar places are allocated randomly. You will receive more detailed information on the registration procedure by e-mail in time.
Please note: You don't have to attend any seminar! Please only register for a seminar if you already have experiences in writing scientific texts.
These classes are usually led by professors and provide students with background information about a subject in order to explain long-term developments and complex ideas or theories. They usually provide a basic framework for further study. Lectures are often accompagnied by exercise classes.
These classes are usually led by academic staff members. They are used to review the information conveyed in lectures, and relevant subject literature. They give students the chance to apply their systematic knowledge and skills in a theoretical and practice-oriented manner. Often, the material from lectures is deepened during these classes.
Students are encouraged to actively participate in seminars by getting involved in discussions and giving oral presentations, which normally last between ten and 40 minutes and provide students with an opportunity to gain experience in presenting a general or more specialized academic topic. Usually, students have to write an essay and present the results in the seminar. Instead of being held on a weekly basis during the semester, seminars can also be taught as a block course lasting one or two whole days.
Usually, written exams take place at the end of the semester, during the examination period. For bachelor's courses, there is second exam period just before the beginning of the following semester. However, we recommend our exchange students to register for the first exam date, otherwise there is no retake option.
Other types of exams, like presentations, papers or other assignments can take place during the semester. Some elective modules might also have midterm exams.
You will have to register for your exams within an official registration period in Portal2. You will receive your credentials upon enrolment. The dates of the registration periods are announced on the website of the Student Services. Please note that you also have to register for examinations in courses that have no written exam, but assignments, a presentation or a paper to hand in. Examination registration for the economics bachelor's seminars is handled by the Dean's Office.
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