Mannheim MBA

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Mannheim Business School is one of Europe’s leading institutions for business education. Together with the University of Mannheim and its faculty of business administration, it offers a holistic program portfolio, ranging from undergraduate degrees to postgraduate studies.

Mannheim Business School was founded in 2005 and has steadily grown and expanded its program offerings. The Mannheim MBA, previously known as the European MBA, was initially offered in 2002 by the University of Mannheim. The ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA started in 2004 and is run in cooperation with ESSEC Business School in France. More recently Mannheim Business School established an alliance with the School of Economics and Management of Tongji University in Shanghai to create the MANNHEIM & TONGJI Executive MBA, which will begin its first class in 2011. Beside its MBA degrees, Mannheim Business School also has a diverse range of Open Enrollment Programs and creates Customized Programs for companies.


Mannheim MBA

The Mannheim MBA (12 months, full-time or 24 months, part-time) offers an unequalled level of variety and individuality, which enables participants to gain and apply extensive business knowledge while studying in Mannheim or in combination with prestigious business schools abroad.

Target group: Young Professionals with an excellent first degree and at least three years of professional work experience


This joint part-time MBA program has a distinct international orientation and an intensive team approach to executive education.

Target group: Experienced executives who want to expand their general management knowledge and further develop their leadership skills


The MANNHEIM & TONGJI Executive program consists of six modules taking place in Mannheim & Shanghai. It offers three different study options and has a strong Sino-German focus.

Target group: Experienced executives with Sino-German affinity

Executive Master of Accounting & Taxation

This Master Program has been developed jointly by Mannheim Business School and the four largest international accounting firms, the so-called ‘Big Four’ -  Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Target group: Young professionals in the fields of accounting and taxation

Customized and Open Enrollment Programs

Mannheim Business School designs customized programs that are tailored towards the specific challenges organizations face. The aim is to keep participants up to date on the latest marketing and business trends, enabling them to successfully navigate through today's fast-changing business world.

Quick Facts


  • Best German Business School“  according to Wirtschaftswoche/Handelsblatt Publishing Group (2002 - 2013, twelve times in a row)
  • 12 in the Global Financial Times Executive Education Ranking for Customized/Company Programs and # 1 in Germany  (May 2014)
  • Among the World's Top 20 Executive MBA Programs in the Ranking of the Economist and #6 in Europe (2013)
  • Among the best Non-U.S. MBA Programs in the Ranking of Bloomberg Businessweek, #12 overall, #8 in Europe and the only German institution (2012)
  • 66 in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking and # 1 in Germany (January 2014)
  • 41 in the Global MBA ranking of the Economist and # 11 in Europe (2013)
  • Among the World's Top 20 Executive MBA Programs in the Global Green MBA Ranking of Corporate Knights, # 4 in Europe and # 1 in Germany (2013)
  • Accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA

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