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 lectures takes place in Portal2. The registration period for lectures in spring 2023 begins on 16 January and ends on 12 February. During this time you can register and deregister from lectures on your own accord. Afterwards, please contact Sebastian Herdtweck in order to change the registrations. A manual for course registrations can be found in Portal2 > User Manuals > For Students. Please note that elective modules offered by other departments may require a different registration procedure.
From 23 to 27 January digital information sessions will take place. The schedule and links can be found here (schedule). During or shortly afterwards you should decide about attending the course. The registration period for seminars in spring 2023 begins on 26 January and ends on 1 February. Please send a list of seminars you are interested in to econgrad uni-mannheim.de. Please do not forget to mention your full name and student ID.
Additional information for exchange students from other departments
Please note that you can apply for a seat in any of the elective modules available at the Department as long as you fulfill the prerequisites. Please contact Mr Sebastian Herdtweck in order to discuss your eligibility.Core modules (E601–603) are not open to exchange students or students from other programs.
Types of courses in the master’s program in Economics
Lectures and exercises:
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 in which systematic knowledge and skills are developed both theoretically and practically. Often the material from the lectures is reviewed and expanded upon or other relevant literature is discussed.
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. 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 get 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, such as seminars, but assignments, a presentation or a paper to hand in.