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Business mathematics at the University of Mannheim is a combined bachelor program, consisting of 55% mathematics and 45% business administration and economics. In the latter part, you can choose your focus between business administration and economics. For the bachelor the standard period of study is 6 semesters, after that you can continue your studies in the master business mathematics which usually takes 4 semesters. Graduates in business mathematics have a broad variety of job opportunities in several kinds ob jobs that require applied math skills.
The course of studies is pretty flexible. There exists a standard study plan for orientation but it leaves plenty of space for your personal preferences. However, at least in the first few semesters, we recommend to attend the courses in the suggested order.
During the first 3 semesters you will gather fundamental knowledge in mathematics, business administration and economics. After the 3rd semester you will then have to decide on your focus in the business part: business administration or economics.
During your studies you will have the chance to study abroad. Experience shows that the 5th semester best suited for an exchange semester. The University of Mannheim has many partner universities worldwide. Attend one of the information events to get more information. Those are hosted by the AAA (‘akademisches Auslandsamt’) or by the FIM.
More information is available on the faculty’s homepage and the homepage of the AAA.
You will usually write your bachelor’s thesis in the 6th semester. At some chairs you will have to apply to be supervised by the professor. In general you usually have to attend a seminar at the chair where your thesis is supervised. There will be several information events to inform you in time.
The module catalogue is a list of all the courses offered in the current semester (academic year). From time to time there are minor adjustments, for example if new courses are being offered or others canceled.
You can find the latest module catalogue here.
The examination regulations are the rules of your studies (website only available in German). They determine which courses you will have to pass in order to finish you bachelor’s degree. They also contain rules on what to do if you are ill on the date of the exam. If you have any questions: do not hesitate to ask us!
Registration for exams
At the end of each semester there is an examination period. You will have to register for each of your exams separately in the portal2. Usually there is a 2 weeks time window for the registration process. This time window is in usually October/April.
If you miss this time window you can register for the exam directly at the Studienbüro. This, however, will cost you 10€ per exam. You can cancel your registration to an exam up to 2 days before the date of the exam. You will then automatically be registred for the next possible examination date.
If you have any questions regarding registration for exams, contact Mr. Steiner from the Studienbüro.
If you still have any questions left and cannot find relevant information on our or the faculty’s homepage (www.wim.uni-mannheim.de) you may contact: