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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.