University of Mannheim

University of Mannheim

Baden-Warttemberg, Germany | Public


The University of Mannheim, UMA, is a renowned public research university in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It was founded in the year 1967. The University of Mannheim has its origin first in the Palatine Academy of Sciences, which was established at Mannheim Palace in 1763. Thereafter, its commercial college was founded in the year 1907. The university's campus is located in the heart of Mannheim while its main campus is located in the Mannheim Palace. About 12,000 students attend the University of Mannheim.



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Located in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, the University of Mannheim Business School is centered in the heart of the city where life is at its fullest. The excellent aura of the Mannheim Palace and the buildings adjacent to it offers an ideal environment for an outstanding educational experience. In addition, the city has lots of green areas along its two rivers. It also offers a variety of nightlife, shopping, museums, cafés, and restaurants. The Palatinate area is at arm's length which is quite ideal for hiking.


There are numerous facilities with the highest standards to cater for everyone on campus.  Facilities such as IT infrastructure and the libraries are readily available within close proximity. Studying in Mannheim Is more like studying in the center of Germany, close to Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Paris, and Munich.  As a result of its famous grid system, the city is often nicknamed the “city of squares”.  With inhabitants of about 2.4 million, the city has great infrastructures as well as several companies that help position the city as one of the most attractive business hubs in the country

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Mannheim has several accommodation options for short and long-term stays. These consist of MBS student apartments,  hotels, and other private apartments. The student apartments are within a 10 or 20 minutes walking distance to all MBS course locations, Mannheim University, and to the city center. The apartments are well furnished and they provide to students upon application. MBS have a mutual understanding with some hotels in Mannheim offering special rates for MBS students.


The University of Mannheim is one of the top institutions in Europe in economics and business-related fields. It has approximately 12,000 full-time students, 194 professors, with 907 academic staff, while the business school has about 4,000 students with 37 chaired professors.

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The return on investment is pretty nice. On average, some full-time MBAs obtained at least one job offer in the course of their studies while several others signed a contract before graduation.

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