Bachelor's Program in Business Administration
The bachelor’s program in Business Administration provides students with a comprehensive education in business and economics, and also includes soft skills seminars on topics such as conflict management and time management. The program also has a unique, international focus. Students have the option of studying abroad, and attending language courses in, for example, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese and Japanese. In the fourth semester, students can specialize in two elective areas. They spend the fifth semester studying abroad, and write their bachelor's thesis in the sixth semester. The bachelor's program in Business Administration contains eight subject areas:
- Business Administration (78 ECTS credits)
- Methodological Basis for Economists (19 ECTS credits)
- Economics (16 ECTS credits)
- Civil Law and Business Law (14 ECTS credits)
- Ethics and Rhetoric (4 ECTS credits)
- International Studies (33 ECTS credits)
- Elective Modules (4 ECTS credits)
- Bachelor’s Thesis (12 ECTS credits)
= 180 ECTS credits in total
You can find further details on how the program is structured in the module catalog.
All students spend the fifth semester of the program at a university abroad (list of partner universities). Contact the International Office at the Business School for further information.
According to the examination regulations, students don’t have to do an internship during their studies. However, we recommend that you complete an internship in a relevant sector before you graduate.
Sample course schedule
This is how your course schedule for the first semester could look.
Due to its diverse nature, the bachelor’s program in Business Administration gives its graduates a variety of career options. Our graduates work, for example, as business consultants, credit analysts at banks, and account managers in industrial and trading companies, or found their own business.
Why Study Business Administration in Mannheim ?
Studying Business Administration in Mannheim means studying at one of the most renowned business schools in Europe. Independent national and international rankings, including the CHE or THE university ranking and rankings by the Wirtschaftswoche, have confirmed the outstanding quality of the research and teaching at our university on a number of occasions.
USA, Singapore, Brazil – the Business School is well-connected internationally. It is partners with 200 universities around the world. Both a mandatory semester of study abroad and the IBEA program (International Business Education Alliance) give students the chance to study in a global context. Students enrolled in the program can apply in their second semester.
Our students also have direct access to our network of business partners. In addition to lectures, a career fair, and company presentations, workshops also regularly take place. During these workshops, students have the chance to present themselves and their theoretical knowledge to a company by working on case studies.
The Business School at the University of Mannheim has been accredited by three accreditation agencies, earning itself the internationally sought-after triple crown. The three most significant accreditation agencies, AACSB International (Tampa, USA), EQUIS/EMFD (Brussels, Belgium), and AMBA (London, UK) have all confirmed the top quality of the study conditions in Mannheim.