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Expand Your Horizon with an Online Study Program at Mannheim Business School

Study at a top-ranked business school in Germany. Meet people online from all over the world and increase your professional network through discussions with experienced practitioners. Discover what studying at Germany's leading business school is all about. The Business School of the University of Mannheim is one of the most renowned business schools in Europe. We consistently hold top positions in national rankings and are one of only few German institutions to hold all three major international accreditatios (AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA).

MBS Online Summer School at a Glance

Students' Feedback

“The Mannheim Summer School 2019 on Big Data was a perfect opportunity for me to get an overview of this current topic and learn how data analysis and machine learning techniques can be used in business and social enterprise.”

Liudmila Gormina, University of St. Gallen

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The course offered an ideal balance of quantitative and qualitative subjects, making it particularly attractive to business students. I enjoyed the chance to meet people from all over the world with diverse cultural, educational, and professional backgrounds, allowing me to make many valuable additions to my network.


“The program was an outright fantastic experience, offering great insights into German culture, well-taught modules, and plenty of fun experiences with fellow participants from around the world.”

Matthew Peter Bassett, National University of Singapore

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“The Entrepreneurship Module in Mannheim was a truly great experience. The international group of students, rich and interesting content of the lectures, as well as the fantastic activities organized by the course facilitators made the course very worthwhile.”

Brandon Dinwoodie, Stellenbosch University

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Online Program 2020

Sustainability and Ecological Awareness

Module 1

Due to organizational reasons, we sadly cannot offer module 1 in 2020. It certainly will be considered in 2021.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Module 2

June 22 - June 26, 2020

The focus of this course is to supply students with a deep understanding of the theoretical foundations of entrepreneurship and practical tools to create ideas and start their own business. Light is also shed on competitive positioning and advantage, and strategic dimensions of recent developments in the market such as digitalization (e.g., artificial intelligence, big data) and their implications for new ventures and business models. Students will have the chance to understand and train these tools and topics while developing and presenting their own business idea in a team. Company visits to start-ups complement the lectures.

Lecturer: Dr. Dennis Steininger

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Introduction to the World of Big Data & Analytics

Module 3

June 29 - July 3, 2020

In this course, we will dive deep into the world of Big Data. We will talk about the core characteristics of Big Data and where Big Data influences our everyday life. Topics to be discussed include an introduction to the tools and methods used to analyze Big Data, an overview of what can and can’t be learned from Big Data, hot topics regarding Big Data ethics and privacy and the presentation of several Big Data use cases. This module is designed for those who are relatively new to the world of Big Data and want to become conversant with the terminology and the core concepts of the Big Data world.

Lecturer: Dr. Ruben Bach, Georg-Christoph Haas

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Application period: April 17 - June 12, 2020

Apply for either one or both modules to be part of the unique online summer school experience at Mannheim Business School.

If you are interested to check whether there are any last-minute places available, please contact Silvia Mäder directly.

Please hand in the following application documents:

  • Transcript of records of your current degree program
  • Proof of English language proficiency: any common certificate accepted, not necessary for native speakers
  • Copy of passport or ID card

Program Fee and Organizational Matters

  • What is included

    • Tuition, lecture material
    • Virtual Classroom
    • Information package
    • Certificate of attendance, transcript of records
    • Support by the Summer School team throughout the program
  • Program fee

    Total fee for booking one module:    EUR 490
    Total fee for booking two modules:   EUR 890

    Prices are per person and include value-added tax.

    We currently assume that the MBS Online Summer School will take place as planned. If we do have to cancel it due to a lack of participants, Mannheim Business School will reimburse the complete participation fee. Mannheim Business School will not be held responsible for any other financial damage caused for a participant by a cancellation.

  • Terms and conditions

    Have a look at our terms and conditions in order to receive more information on payment conditions, cancellation terms, liability and data protection.

  • Useful information

    Do you have more specific questions? Our FAQs may be helpful, please find them here.

    If you have any further questions, please get in contact and send us an email.

  • Schedule

    Please find an exemplary schedule for one module below (subject to change):

Contact Person

Silvia Mäder
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  • MBS Online Summer School FAQs
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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.