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.
|Start of the program and period of study||4 semesters (full-time); each semester|
March 15 – May 31 and October 1 – November 15 (Apply now)
|Language of instruction||German, English, and up to two Romance languages, depending on your major|
|Admission requirements||Bachelor’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 criteria||Practical experience, international experience, voluntary work, letter of motivation|
|Fast-track option||For 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.|
Optional semester and/
|Required coursework and course contents||120 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: €194.30 (further information)
Tuition fees for international students from non-EU countries: €1,500
Tuition fees for a second degree: €650
Program description, application and admission Culture and Economy: French Studies
Program description, application and admission Culture and Economy: Spanish Studies
Program description, application and admission Culture and Economy: Italian Studies
The combination major Business Administration comprises courses of the Mannheim Master in Management worth 36 ECTS credits. Courses comprise lectures and seminars in several areas. If you would like to know what courses you can choose, you can find detailed information in the degree planner on Portal² as well as in the Mannheim Master in Management module catalog. Courses you can choose are indicated by “M.A. K&W“ in the “Usability” field.
Upon request, you can also write your master's thesis in the combination major Business Administration. In order to do so, you need to take one or more courses at the chair of Business Administration. Furthermore, you need to apply successfully for a research seminar at the same chair. If you are interested in this option, you should start planning the courses you would like to take in the combination major Business Administration from your first semester on. In order to get the required application form you need to arrange a personal consultation with the program manager first. For more information please refer to the program handbook.
The combination major Economics comprises courses of the bachelor’s program in Economics (B.Sc.) as well as of the master’s program in Economics (M.Sc.). Depending on your previous knowledge, you can choose between two options: You can either study the regular combination major or the advanced combination major.
The regular combination major comprises two modules in Economics – one mandatory module and one mandatory elective module. This option is for students who have already gained extensive knowledge and at least 36 ECTS credits in Economics, but who have studied Economics as a minor, so far, and would like to set their focus on their major.
The advanced combination major, on the other hand, is for those students who have already gained advanced knowledge and at least 66 ECTS credits in Economics during their bachelor’s degree and who would like to deepen this knowledge. An overview of the two options can be found here.