Studying Economics in Mannheim means studying at one of the most renowned departments of economics in Europe. Independent national and international rankings, including the CHE university ranking, and rankings by the Handelsblatt and Junge Karriere, have confirmed the outstanding quality of the research and teaching at our university on a number of occasions. The Economics program in Mannheim was number one in the 2020 CHE university ranking. Take a look at the rankings here.
The bachelor's program in Economics at the University of Mannheim is characterized by thorough instruction in economic theories, early inclusion of empirical methods, and the combination of teaching and experience. The modules available during the advanced phase are extremely varied.
Students are given a variety of options to get involved in research at the Department thanks to its large number of chairs and professors, its close collaboration with external research institutions (such as the Centre for European Economic Research, ZEW) and its acquisition of a large number of externally-funded projects.
By the way, 92% of our graduates would recommend the Economics program of study at the University of Mannheim to a friend or relative
Economists may be employed wherever an understanding of economics is required. Depending on their specialization, they can work, for example, in ministries and international organizations, in politics, or in the banking and insurance sectors. Traditional employers also include the administrative departments at federal, state and community institutions, the European Central Bank, the Bundesbank, the Federal Statistical Office, and treasuries and associations. In addition, it is possible to go in business consulting or business journalism.
Economists can also pursue a career in academia either in Germany or abroad.