What is special about the bachelor's program in Culture and Economy is the unique combination of a major in cultural studies with a combination major in either business administration or economics that makes for almost one half of the program: your major is either English and American Studies, German Studies, History, Media and Communication Studies, Philosophy or Romance Studies (French, Italian or Spanish) in combination with Business Administration or Economics.
The knowledge imparted in this program guarantees that students receive a comprehensive qualification in both subjects involving a wide range of skills that will make them stand out from the crowd on the job market. In addition, the embedded job-related Business Communication module imparts a high degree of communicative competence for everyday professional life and at the same time builds a bridge between the two subjects. Furthermore, it sheds light on possible career perspectives and promotes early practical orientation and/
In the Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies module, students can choose from courses in cultural studies from all departments of the School of Humanities. This selection of courses is expanded by the English-language International Cultural Studies (ICS) courses that serve to compare different cultural areas.
It is strongly recommended that students take the Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies module during their semester abroad, as, due to their thematic diversity, recognition of the courses taken is easiest then.
If you take the Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies module at the University of Mannheim, you have to attend one additional course of your choice in the bachelor's program in Culture and Economy and two additional courses of your choice in the bachelor's programs in Media and Communications Studies and History in addition to the mandatory ICS lecture (only offered in the fall semester). You can only attend those courses that have been explicitly assigned to the Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies module and that are not offered in the subject of your major or minor.
The program includes a mandatory internship of six weeks (full-time 35 hours/
Studying abroad always helps you grow personally and professionally. And there is no better place to learn a foreign language than the country where the language is spoken. Don’t miss this great opportunity! Ideally you should plan your semester abroad for the fifth semester; however, a stay abroad during the spring semester (fourth or sixth semester) is also possible. We will help you plan your stay abroad and will be happy to advise you – whether you plan a semester abroad or an internship abroad.
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Graduates of the bachelor's program in Culture and Economy have the necessary qualification to start a career in both the cultural and the business sector, for example in the areas of public relations, social media, journalism, media industry or marketing, (project) management or consulting.
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A bachelor’s degree in Culture and Economy also qualifies you for a master’s program in your major as well as for the master’s programs in Culture and Economy and the master’s programs in Business Administration and Economics at the University of Mannheim or similar programs.
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