Course of studies
The Master’s program in Mathematics in Business and Economics at the University of Mannheim usually lasts four semesters. There are no compulsory courses, but only requirements for the achievement of ECTS points in the individual areas. For example, 16 ECTS points must be earned in general mathematics, covering two of three possible areas. In addition, a specialization must be chosen that covers at least 14 ECTS points. Due to the great freedom of choice, many courses are only offered very irregularly. Therefore, it is best to inform yourself about the course offerings in good time in the medium-term course catalog.
Economics must also be covered with a minimum of 31 ECTS credits, whereby you can choose between two focal points within business administration: Operation Management and Finance.
In the module catalog, you will find an overview of all subjects offered in the Master of Mathematics in Business and Economics at the University of Mannheim. Here you can also find out how many ECTS credits you need in which areas.
As a student of Mathematics in Business and Economics at the University of Mannheim, you have the opportunity to spend one or two semesters at one of our many partner universities. A stay abroad is not obligatory. The work you do abroad can usually be credited so that your standard period of study is not affected. The application deadlines can also be as early as the beginning of your first semester. If you are interested in a semester abroad, please contact our International Department for advice. You can also find further information and contact details at the International Office.
In the master’s program, you have to take at least two, but you can also take three seminars. You have to take one of them in the area in which you would like to write your Master’s thesis. There are no grades for the seminars, it is just a matter of passing. At our faculty, it is sometimes even possible to suggest topics for seminars that interest us, and in most cases, such a seminar is then offered.
At the end of your studies, you will spend six months working on a mathematical topic in your area of specialization, which will be documented in your Master’s thesis. You will discuss the topic with your chosen professor beforehand. It is advisable to approach this professor already in the first semesters since many professors require you to listen to their subjects to be able to complete your master’s thesis with them. During the introduction week, there is a presentation of the professors, where you can get to know the professors and their areas of research. Otherwise, you can find an overview of our professors and their subjects here.