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The Corporate Partner Association “Partner der Mannheimer Betriebswirtschaftslehre e.V.” was founded by the Business School of the University of Mannheim and the associated Mannheim Business School. It brings together the Mannheim faculty and executives of successful companies to form a high-caliber network and interaction platform for a regular exchange of ideas between the academic and professional worlds.
The purpose of the association is to support the work of the Business School of the University of Mannheim and the Mannheim Business School both with ideas and the provision of financial means to promote research, teaching, and the requisite infrastructure. Through its efforts, the association strengthens the reputation and visibility of Germany's best business schools at an outstanding national and international level.
Our current reputation as Germany’s number one Business School is a commitment for the future. Our goal is to see the Business School of the University of Mannheim and the Mannheim Business School as a flagship for education in Germany and to catch up with the world’s leading business schools in research and teaching.
We have set the course – however, we can only achieve our goal with the support of strong partners. Your impulses are important signposts for our future development. Become part of our vision and accompany our School on its way to the international top.
Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF / Honorary Chairman of the Corporate Partner Association “Partner der Mannheimer Betriebswirtschaftslehre e.V.”
"The University of Mannheim plays a leading role in Germany in the field of business administration and is now also one of the leading institutions of its kind in Europe. It has the potential to stand out as a beacon in the international landscape of business schools."
Professor Dr. Jens Wüstemann, President of Mannheim Business School
"Lifelong learning has long since become an imperative in the professional world. With the founding of Mannheim Business School, the Business School of the University of Mannheim has succeeded in assuming a pioneering role for management education in Germany. It is our goal to further expand this position and to establish Mannheim in the league of top international business schools."
Luka Mucic, CFO of SAP / Chairman of the Corporate Partner Association “Partner der Mannheimer Betriebswirtschaftslehre e.V.”
"The Business School of the University of Mannheim is a true beacon in the international business school landscape. What distinguishes this school is its excellence in research and motivation to share knowledge with its unique network and committed corporate partners. I’m honored to serve as chairman of the partner association at my alma mater to continue to support its development and world-class business research."
Saori Dubourg, Former Member of the Executive Board of BASF / Vice Chairman of the Corporate Partner Association “Partner der Mannheimer Betriebswirtschaftslehre e.V.”
"Innovation and knowledge create value for the society. Both are fundamental for sustained commercial success. I am convinced that the exchange between research and practice is beneficial for all parties involved. Our partner network lays the foundation for successful transformation processes in the industry."
Joachim Lutz, Dean of the Business School of the University of Mannheim
"High-level-research needs input and support from practice and so does excellent teaching. Our study programs must reflect the relevant issues of business and society. Our partner network helps us prepare responsible leaders of tomorrow for professional challenges."