Depending on the chosen module, the first semester consists of three or four compulsory core courses:
Economic Research preparatory courses (at doctoral level):
During the specialization phase of the program, which begins in the second or third semester, you will study your chosen elective courses, including between two and four seminars. Students have to obtain a total of between 60 and 66 ECTS credits from elective courses. Any additional credits obtained will not count towards their grade average and will not be listed on the Transcript of Records. A list of available elective courses can be found in the course catalog.
Courses from other departments at the University of Mannheim
From your second semester onwards, you have the option of attending elective courses in other departments, e.g. Business Mathematics or Sociology, through which you can obtain up to 16 ECTS credits. Information about the registration process and permitted courses can be found using the link below.
Please note: The examination regulations for the respective programs of study apply for these courses. Therefore, please contact the respective departments or the Student Services if you have any questions regarding examinations in these courses.
Courses offered by the Alfred Weber Institute for Economics at Heidelberg University
As a students of the master’s program in economics at the University of Mannheim have the opportunity to take classes at the Alfred Weber Institute for Economics at Heidelberg University. This allows you to expand your knowledge and gives your more choice when selecting specializations. After you have completed your first semester and the core modules, you can register for classes offered by the Alfred Weber Institute. All courses require prior consultation, especially courses that are offered by or in cooperation with other institutions. You may obtain up to 40 ECTS credits from courses at Heidelberg University. In general, you can also write their master’s thesis under supervision of a professor at the Heidelberg University (please note that the master’s thesis is worth 30 ECTS credits and counts towards the credit limit). If you would like to take courses at Heidelberg University must obtain a Heidelberg matriculation number. Further information can be found on the information website for non-AWI students.