Process update: intake 2024

Thank you for your application. Our academic staff members are currently assessing your application and working hard to finish the selection process as soon as possible. Announcement of the selection results can be expected by 20 June at the latest. In case of urgent request, please contact the program manager (contact information see below).

Master of Science in Economics

Maximize your potential by pursuing a master’s degree in Economics at the University of Mannheim – one of the best ranked universities in Germany, which is committed to form the outstanding leaders of tomorrow. The program not only caters to individuals who are keen to pursue a corporate career, but also to those looking to begin a career in academia.

I’ve already completed a bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of Mannheim and decided to stay for the master’s program. A number of rankings, such as the Times Higher Education Ranking, consider the Department of Economics in Mannheim to be one of the best in Europe. In particular, the range of master courses is exceptional: it is even possible to follow a specialized Competition and Regulation track. Mannheim is a livable city. Actually, there is more to it than meets the eye at a first glance.

Paul Mannschreck, Student / Bild: Ye Fung Tchen

In Mannheim students receive outstanding education in economics within an international study environment. The program offers both an extraordinary wide range of electives and allows for very flexible accreditation of qualifications obtained during exchange semesters.

Elisabeth Kurz, Student / Bild: Elisabeth Kurz

The University of Mannheim is one of the best universities in Europe and enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide. That's why I decided to pursue my master's degree here. The students are extremely committed and the professors are excellent in their fields. I am particularly impressed by the libraries, the modern campus and the beautiful palace building.

Md. Najmul Ali, Student / Bild: Ye Fung Tchen

Quick facts

The campus

The University of Mannheim is mainly located in a baroque palace, merely a few steps away from the city center and the intercity train station. Be part of our vibrant student life and enjoy high-class education at one of Europe's leading economic departments. Click on the compass for a 3d tour of the campus.

Why study Economics in Mannheim?

At the Department of Economics, we do our best to provide a learning environment that facilitates the academic and personal development of our students. Top positions achieved in national and international rankings repeatedly confirm the high quality of our program. Pursuing a master's degree at Mannheim means joining an international student body. The past four graduation classes comprised students from more than 40 countries. About 40% of each class are international students. Click here if you want more good reasons to study Economics in Mannheim.


At the beginning of your studies you attend the core modules which provide a solid foundation in macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, and mathematics. From the second semester on you are free to pick electives from our course catalog or from other departments. Depending on your track of spezialization, your course choice may be complemented by spezialized modules. Students who successfully applied for an exchange semester at one of our partners in- and outside Europe typically go abroad in the third or fourth semester. You conclude your studies by writing a master's thesis which will be supervised by one of our staff-members.

Program in detail

Analyst, consultant, researcher – you can tailor the program according to your interests and career goals. Choose from a broad range of courses that are relevant in a professional and academic environment. 

Exchange opportunities

As a student in the master's program in Economics you have excellent exchange possibilites. You can apply for a semester abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe and overseas. If you want to gain even more international experience, apply for our double degree program with other leading European institutions.

Application and admission

Here you can get more information on our admission requirements, selection criteria, and required documents for your application.

University library and other facilities

We strive to provide the best possible learning environment for you. In addition to the modern workplaces in the libraries the University offers a number of services and facilities that will help get the most out of your studies.


In comparison to other large cities in Germany, living in Mannheim is not very expensive. You should budget about EUR 850 to EUR 900 per month (made up of EUR 250 to 400 rent, about EUR 100 to 120 health insurance and the remaining money for groceries, clothing, etc.). Your expenses of course heavily depend on your lifestyle. Factor in some additional expenses during your first months in your new home as you will need to buy many new things, such as dishes or books. More information on fees and possible ways to finance your life in Mannheim are available in the "Fees and scholarship" section.

Mentoring Program

Which job is the right one for me? What kind of firms and organizations are suitable for me? How can I plan the best transition into the working world? 

The ABSOLVENTUM mentoring program brings together students (mentees) and experienced mentors from the community. To date, around 1,200 successful mentoring partnerships have been established across all faculties. In addition to developing professional, personal, and social skills of the mentees, the mentors also assist their protégés with questions concerning their studies, careers, and life plans. Further information can be found on the website of ABSOLVENTUM.

Frequently asked questions

You want further information? In our "FAQ"section you can find a selection of the most frequently asked questions about the program, the university, and life in Mannheim. In case you're looking for more detailed information, please do not hesitate to contact the program manager.

Contact person

Sebastian Herdtweck

Sebastian Herdtweck (er/ihn)

Program Manager M.Sc. Economics and Exchange Coordinator
Universität Mannheim
Abteilung Volkswirtschafts­lehre
L 7, 3–5 – Raum 405
68161 Mannheim
Persönliche Sprechstunde: Mo und Di, jeweils 10:00 – 12:00
Telefonische Erreichbarkeit: Mo – Fr, jeweils 9:00 – 17:00 (Festnetz nur Mo und Di). Es erfolgen keine Rückrufe von der Mobilnummer.