The academic trademark of the University of Mannheim, with around 10,000 enrolled students in five different schools, is its clear economic and social science profile. All the areas of study are coined in a unique way by a tight interlocking with economics. The Business School has a long tradition: in 1969 it emanated from the economic and social sciences department of the commercial college, which had been established in 1907. Today it is one of the biggest and most renowned business faculties in Europe with 30 fully ordained professors, 3 junior professorships, over 100 research assistants and approximately 3,500 students. Research and teaching at the highest level internationally, consistent quality management, internationality and distinct practical orientation are key points of the “Mannheim concept”.
In rankings in newspapers and business publications Mannheim’s business faculty always ranks at the very top. When personnel managers and business professors are asked for their opinion, the result is crystal clear: for them Mannheim is the indisputable number one. The Business School of the University of Mannheim is the first, and so far, the only German institution which is accredited by AACSB International, AMBA and EFMD (EQUIS), the worldwide leading associations for business education institutions.
The University of Mannheim offers a unique atmosphere. Its campus assembles all disciplines in short distance away of one another.
The core of the campus is Mannheim palace. With a length of 400 meters it is the largest baroque palace in Germany. In recent years it has been renovated extensively thanks to private donations totaling around Euro 13 million. Modern steel and glass elements now offer a fascinating contrast to the almost 300 year-old walls. For further information on the palace, its history and museum consult the website of the Administration of the Palaces of Baden-Württemberg
All disciplines which are not housed in the palace are within a few minutes’ walking distance. They either have new buildings, like the Department of Economics and the Institute of Computer Science, or, like the Faculty of Social Sciences, are housed in renovated buildings.
Mannheim’s entire city center, a type of chessboard, is symmetrically aligned with the palace. It is just a few steps from the lecture hall to a pavement café. And for those who prefer a bit of nature, it is just a five-minute walk to the grassy banks of the Rhine or the university’s own tennis courts which can be found there too. The ICE high-speed train station directly borders the campus and takes passengers to Frankfurt airport, Stuttgart or Karlsruhe in just thirty minutes, to Switzerland in two hours and Paris in a good three hours and in four and a half hours either to Hamburg or Berlin.
City of Mannheim
Mannheim is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers and forms the center of the Rhine Neckar Metropolitan Region. What is particularly impressive is the city’s diversity, which it owes to its shopping mile, first-class cultural offerings, the large baroque palace, Jugendstil architecture and modern industry and service complexes. Visit www.mannheim.de
The Metropolitan Region is one of the strongest economic centers in Germany. More than twenty percent of the 325,000 inhabitants have an international background. Global players such as BASF and SAP and a successful medium-sized business sector are located in the Metropolitan Region. The quality of the 21 universities and colleges including over 84.000 students and non-university research institutes demonstrates the region's high potential.
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Baden-Württemberg Handbook 2017-2018