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Master’s Program in Culture and Economy

Our master’s program in Culture and Economy combines the Humanities with Economics. That makes for a unique program of study. You will study either English and American Studies, French Studies, German Studies, History, Spanish Studies, Italian Studies, Media and Communication Studies, or Philosophy as your major – and combine it with Business Administration or Economics as the combination major. Small classes, a high level of personal support, and a high degree of interdisciplinary and multiperspectivity make for an ideal learning environment. Furthermore, you are free to decide what fields of research and professional orientation you would like to focus on.

At a glance

Start of the program and period of study4 semesters (full-time); each semester
Application period

March 15 – May 31 and October 1 – November 15 (Apply now)

Language of instructionGerman, English, and up to two Romance languages, depending on your major
Admission requirementsBachelor’s degree in the major or in a similar field of study with a final grade of at least 2.5; a score of 36 ECTS credits in Business Administration or Economics; proof of language proficiency equivalent to level C1 in the respective language of the chosen philology (English and American Studies, French Studies, Spanish Studies or Italian Studies).
Further selection criteriaPractical experience, international experience, voluntary work, letter of motivation
Fast-track optionFor most majors, you can provide proof of the admission requirements at a later date (except Media and Communication Studies); for further details please see the selection statutes.
International orientation

Optional semester and/or internship abroad

Required coursework and course contents120 ECTS credits, approximately 55–90 ECTS credits of these in the major and approximately 36–66 ECTS credits in the combination major, depending on your focus. 


Semester fee: EUR 204.30 (more information)
Tuition fees for international students from non-EU countries: EUR 1,500
Tuition fees for a second degree: EUR 650

All relevant information on the major and the combination major

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The master’s program in Culture and Economy will not just qualify you for one specific job. Instead it will offer you plenty of opportunities regarding your career. You will be able to work in the fields of science and research or art and culture, at NGOs and international organizations, in diplomacy and public management – or in management, marketing or consulting.

Advising and contact

Madeline Dahl

Madeline Dahl (she/her)

Program Manager Master of Arts
University of Mannheim
School of Humanities
Schloss – Room EO 287
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Tue und Wed 10–12 a.m.
Open consultation hours in room EO 287