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University of Mannheim Business School


Mannheim, Germany


The University of Mannheim is one of the top ranked universities in Germany and is considered one of the most beautiful as well. The university is located inside Germany's largest baroque palace and campus is within walking distance to the city centre. And nature lovers will find the beautiful Rhine banks just five minutes away from the castle. About 900 scholars and 12,000 students enjoy the privileges of this unique setting and atmosphere.

Academic Areas of Expertise/Focus:

Business, Social Sciences, Economics, Humanities, Law, Business Informatics and Mathematics


BCom or MBA

Available Spots:

4 semester spots/academic year

Special Admission Requirements:


Approximate Term Dates:

Semester 1: end of August - December
Semester 2: February - June

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Full-time Course Load: maximum of 30 ECTS/semester (equivalent to 15 UofA credits)

Language(s) of Instruction: English / German

Course Restrictions: Business exchange students may also take courses offered by other schools at the University of Mannheim (restrictions might apply), but are required to take the majority of their courses at the Business School.


General Information for Exchange Students

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Past Participant Reports (requires login with UofA CCID)

Destination Overview (averages based on 6 reviews by past participants):

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"This was just an absolutely incredible experience. Way better than I had expected in so many different ways. I'd highly recommend Mannheim to anyone considering a European exchange."

"Because the University of Mannheim has so many students from abroad, it is very international oriented and the general environment on campus is very multicultural and open-minded. The University of Mannheim has many student groups and programs set up to help and integrate exchange students."

"This exchange was one of the most enriching experiences I have had the opportunity to participate in over the course of my university career, even moreso than I had anticipated before I left."