University of Mannheim

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Contact Schloss, 68131 Mannheim, Germany

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The University of Mannheim is one of Germany’s leading research universities with a particular emphasis on the social and economic sciences. Founded in 1907, Mannheim’s first School of Commerce quickly grew into a thriving higher education institution. 

In 1933, the School was merged with the University of Heidelberg and the institution went through a series of identities before officially designated a university in 1967. 

With the majority of its campus housed in and around the Mannheim Baroque Palace – the largest of its kind in the country – it is frequently described by international students as being the most beautiful university campus in Germany. Consequently, its 12,000 students and 3,000 staff have the luxury of working in an inspiring atmosphere.

Mannheim’s mission is to give students and faculty a blended experience of teaching and research, thereby ensuring its international competitiveness in global higher education. All academic programmes are interwoven with the basics of business administration. 

The university’s profile is further shaped by its excellence in economic and social sciences, with its triple-accredited business school making the university one of the few German and global institutions to have achieved this status. 

Given its impressive academic credentials, Mannheim has educated and employed some of Germany’s leading scholars, including numerous Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize winners. Hans-Werner Sinn, president emeritus at Ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, and Clemens Fuest, current president of the Ifo Institute, respectively were educated at and taught at Mannheim. 

A very student and civic-focused institution, Mannheim organises the annual Schlossfest, where venues in and outside the Mannheim Palace provide new and current students, and members of the public, with a diverse mix of music, cultural performances, parties, guided tours, academic lectures and lounge areas.

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Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Physical Science, Education, Psychology, Social Science

Location

Germany
Schloss, 68131 Mannheim, Germany

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The major of sociology was combined with a minor in psychology. This was a very useful combination. In the major social psychology was included, so the connection between both subjects was made.__Sociology is focused on empirical sciences...

The major of sociology was combined with a minor in psychology. This was a very useful combination. In the major social psychology was included, so the connection between both subjects was made.__Sociology is focused on empirical sciences including research methods and statistics. It is combined with a general sociological overview, welfare states and social theory. The focus can be chosen in upper semesters. This was good as a focus. However, there are sometimes not many options for courses in all semesters, so when missing a course one needs to wait one year to retake it. Also, the amount of work is not well balanced over all semesters, some are chilled and some are hectic. In the bachelor the professors seemed very distant, however the doctorates are helpful. The overall administration is good and the online learning system is working well. There are also good exchange opportunities and Erasmus can be well integrated.__Overall, I can recommend the program if a person is interested in statistics and rational choice theory. If you are looking more for a theoretical perspective, it is better to choose anothy one.

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The University of Mannheim is one of the best universities in Germany. She is well-known with the multitude of international students. Students from all over the world have the opportunity to study in Mannheim, even though they have opted for a...

The University of Mannheim is one of the best universities in Germany. She is well-known with the multitude of international students. Students from all over the world have the opportunity to study in Mannheim, even though they have opted for a full-time or part-time degree, bachelor or master degree or simply for a semester abroad.I am an international student and on that basis, I find many benefits, the strongest for What is special about me is that every day I get to know new comilitons, to communicate with different languages and cultures. I really like the fact that the university is very close to the city center. My apartment is 5 minutes walk from the university and the rent is very convenient for a student. The university offers a variety of courses (language courses, sports clubs, maths courses, etc.), tutorials, and subject-specific events where you can attend freely or for a small fee throughout the study. In my opinion, most professors are nice and helpful, but I also find the drawback that the subject matter is often too much and organizationally not conveniently divided for the students during the semester, so that they can learn without having to sacrifice. The correction of exams is also very strict and often takes a lot, about 1 month. First I studied at Saarländishen University for 1 year, did a German course there and then I moved to Mannheim University. In general, I am much happier from the University of Mannheim and I would recommend her further.

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I am doing my Masters at the University of Mannheim and since I already did my bachelor course there, and was aware of the studies, my experience was pretty much how I expected it to be. One of the best things for me was that Uni Mannheim has a...

I am doing my Masters at the University of Mannheim and since I already did my bachelor course there, and was aware of the studies, my experience was pretty much how I expected it to be. One of the best things for me was that Uni Mannheim has a lot of partners all over the world, so there are many possibilities of doing an exchange semester. Also, the quality of education. The professors are extremely experienced and have great didacticism. I had courses in the management field, sports field and even in the pedagogical field, making the studies always very interesting and broad. I would recommend it to a friend doing both the Bachelors's and the Master's degree in Uni Mannheim, because student life is also really good (there are many student initiatives). The city of Mannheim is a very nice student city, so finding accommodation for your studies is quite simple. Shared flats are the most common living type and they are uploaded on a daily basis on websites and facebook groups. The city itself is not that beautiful, for students, it’s nice though. Everything is flat hence you can reach everything easily. Nightlife offers multiple options. The Uni is located in a big old German castle, so the campus is old and new at the same time. For future students, I would definitely recommend joining a student club to learn some new things and connect with other students in the free time. Also, looking for flats in the “Quadrate” (city center).

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I spend one exchange semester at this University (studying business) and I think it depends a lot on the courses you take - some of the courses were really good and I learnt a lot as they were quite practical (working in teams, coming up with...

I spend one exchange semester at this University (studying business) and I think it depends a lot on the courses you take - some of the courses were really good and I learnt a lot as they were quite practical (working in teams, coming up with solutions), but there were also coures which were horrible - e.g. I took a Leadership course and expected to learn about different leadership styles and get something out of it (= see how I can become a better leader), but the whole course was only about memorizing the results of research studies done on leadership in 1950s and 1970s - nothing about that in the syllabus!

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Studying in a palace is great, and the university facilities are also good. The life in Mannheim is pretty good as everything is concentrated in the centre at a maximum 20 min walk from the university: shopping malls, restaurants, bars and...

Studying in a palace is great, and the university facilities are also good. The life in Mannheim is pretty good as everything is concentrated in the centre at a maximum 20 min walk from the university: shopping malls, restaurants, bars and clubs. There is plenty of choice regarding your curriculum and which modules to take so you can personalise your semesters according to your preferences. It is very competitive regarding grades and the exams tend to be long and difficult. Overall, I'm having a great experience and thoroughly recommend.

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I have taken the masters in Management in the university of Mannheim, so I won't be able to generalize for other fields. Within the MMM course, I felt like even though the learning method depends on the area you choose to focus on (e.g. I have...

I have taken the masters in Management in the university of Mannheim, so I won't be able to generalize for other fields. Within the MMM course, I felt like even though the learning method depends on the area you choose to focus on (e.g. I have focused on Marketing related subjects), the overall idea is about focusing on theory, research and memorizing. Coming from a different country, I found its educational system refreshing and challenging for me. I was able to learn about management from a different scope, and focused on areas in which my home country university wouldn't. However, I have found it rather disappointing the fact that most of grades depend solely on an exam, which has a high time pressure - no time to think, most of the time you succeed by memorizing how to solve exercises. In this way, it does not support the development of critical thinking, rather tests who can memorize best. Yet, there are courses with group projects, case studies and projects directly connected with companies, where you can definitely learn a lot. You surely need to study a lot to keep good grades there, but it is a good challenge. Another positive side to it is the fact that you build your course of studies and timetable as you wish - overall, there are only 5 mandatory courses. I would recommend you this university if you want to go to Germany or you plan to work there in the future; if you want to focus on research; if you want exams that value for 100% of the grade and have free time during the semester. However, when not and if you have a good GPA and all other documents required, there may be better options for you.

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The university offers very interesting courses and allows in the Psychology programme a wide range of possibilities to choose your courses from. The classes are pretty small so it's easier to discuss topics. Every year there is a career fair...

The university offers very interesting courses and allows in the Psychology programme a wide range of possibilities to choose your courses from. The classes are pretty small so it's easier to discuss topics. Every year there is a career fair organized which brings together students and companies and underlines the importance of the University of Mannheim for recruiters. There are also plenty of student organizations which you can volunteer for. It was a great time studying in Mannheim and I have the feeling that it prepared me very well for my future working life.

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I attended University of Mannheim as an exchange student in Spring 2019. I had a very positive experience overall. The range of courses is impressive: I liked the practical nature of many courses like Stats in R, Behavioral Economics, Impact...

I attended University of Mannheim as an exchange student in Spring 2019. I had a very positive experience overall. The range of courses is impressive: I liked the practical nature of many courses like Stats in R, Behavioral Economics, Impact Evaluation along with some theoretical ones such as Environmental Financial economics. The campus is nice with early 19th century baroque palace serving as the venue for a lot of classes and a world class library. The city itself doesn’t have much to do except a few nice bars and clubs at night.

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