Mannheim Business School

(University of Mannheim)


  • Location: Mannheim, Hesse, Germany
  • Program Length: 12-15 months
  • Program Cost: €42,500
  • Average GMAT score: 678

Employment Reports (2023)

  • Accepted an Offer: 92%
  • Median Salary: $107,790


  • #56 Financial Times 2023 MBA Ranking
  • #43 QS Global MBA Rankings 2023


  • Women: 28%
  • Average age: 41 Years


Located in the heart of the German and European economy, Mannheim Business School (MBS), the umbrella organization for management education at the University of Mannheim, is considered to be one of the leading institutions of its kind in Germany and is continuously ranked as Germany’s #1.


  • Round 1: November 30th, 2023
  • Round 2: December 31th, 2023
  • Round 3: January 31th, 2023
  • Round 4: February 29th, 2023



To apply, candidates must provide certified graduation certificates and transcripts, detailing all grades, subjects, and activities, in either English or German. This meticulous documentation ensures a comprehensive evaluation of the applicant’s academic background, aiding the selection process and maintaining standards of excellence within the institution.


Applicants to Mannheim Business School must submit either a GMAT score of 600 or an equivalent GRE score. Exceptional performance, with a GMAT score of 650 or above, or an equivalent GRE score, earns candidates a €200 discount, recognizing their excellence and dedication. 

Foreign Language Requirement

Proficiency in the English language is a crucial requirement for many academic and professional pursuits. For applicants aspiring to demonstrate their language proficiency, a minimum score of 95 in the TOEFL iBT, a score of at least 7 in the IELTS Academic exam, or an equivalent qualification is necessary.

Essay Description

  • Why are you applying to the Mannheim MBA Program now? What is the professional objective that will guide your career choice after your MBA, and how will the Mannheim MBA contribute to the achievement of this objective? (500 words)
  • What do you consider your most significant life achievement? (250 words)
  • Leadership and ethics are inevitably intertwined in the business world. Describe a situation in which you have dealt with these issues and how they have influenced you. (250 words)
  • Imagine an entirely different life from the one you lead, and what it would be? (250 words)
  • What figure do you admire the most and why? (250 words)


A CV/Resume is required.

Application Fee

€150 (non-refundable)



Theoretically based and practice-oriented learning from Germany’s best business faculty


Specialization courses and different options to round off your profile following the master’s thesis, for example with a Management Analytics Certificate or founding your own company

Practical Orientation

Teaching content with practical relevance, renowned guest speakers from companies, and a three-month team project at the end of the program prepare for future challenges


Mannheim MBA participants represent the core values of our school with regard to diversity of work experience, cultural background and a broad range of educational experience. The statistics for an average Mannheim MBA class will give you an impression of the community. Our participants are on average 30 years old and look back on 6 years in the job after their first degree. 35% of the class are women.

  • Core Courses
  • Social Sustainability Project (SSP)
  • Language Course


Prof. Dr. Jannis Bischof

Jannis Bischof joined the University of Mannheim as a Professor of Accounting in 2015. His research addresses the role of disclosure and transparency in the financial sector and other settings, the regulation of financial institutions, and managerial discretion in reporting decisions. He is a Principal in the TRR (SFB/Transregio) 266 Research Center “Accounting for Transparency” and a Research Fellow at the Leibniz Institute für Financial Research (SAFE). He is a member of the EFRAG’s Financial Instruments Working Group and has consulted, among others, the European Parliament on IFRS endorsement. He is a member of the Editorial Board of several international journals (Accounting and Business Research, Business Research, European Accounting Review, Journal of Business Economics).

Prof. Stefan Reichelstein, Ph.D.

As of 1 July 2018 Prof. Stefan J. Reichelstein is the chairholder of the endowed chair in business administration. He previously studied economics at the University of Bonn and managerial economics at the Northwestern University´s Kellogg School of Management, where he graduated with a Ph.D. in 1984. During the last 30 years he held several positions at international universities such as Berkeley and Stanford. In light of his research accomplishments, he received several honorary doctorates from the University of Mannheim in Germany and the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, as well as an honorary professorship from the University of Vienna.

Prof. Dr. Jens Wüstemann

Jens Wüstemann joined the University of Mannheim in 2000 and holds the chair of Business Administration and Auditing. He earned his PhD from the Goethe University, Frankfurt / Main and visited Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Stern School, New York University and ESSEC Business School in Paris.

His research focuses on accounting theory, national and international accounting, business valuation, as well as corporate governance and auditing, which are examined using both normative and empirical methods.



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