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Welcome to Mannheim!

Dear students,

Welcome to Mannheim! We are very happy that you have decided to pursue your MSc in Economics at the University of Mannheim. We wish you a successful start of your studies and a great time in Mannheim.

To make your start easier, we collected some information on this page.

If you have any questions, the program management will be pleased to help you. Please do not hesitate to contact the program manager.

 

 

First semester orientation events

Mathematics course

We offer an additional course E600 Mathematics which is a mixture of block and weekly course. It will take place as an extensive block from August 28 until September 1 as well as with two session per week during the first four weeks of the lecture period. It is a course in mathematics for all master students who want to improve their mathematics knowledge before the core modules begin.

The course will be starting on Monday, August 28.


Welcome Session

You are kindly invited to our Welcome Session on TBA in TBA.

During the welcome session, you will learn more about the master’s program, the two week orientation phase, and all you have to know to successfully complete your first semester. Information on choosing between the module combinations will be provided.

 

Guided library tour

In September, the Department offers a guided library tour for each new cohort.

It takes place on TBA.

Meeting Point: Castle "Westflügel" Library (Central lendign library and textbook collection)

Information session: exchange opportunities

In October there will take place a detailed information session about the exchange programs for all students enrolled in the Master's Program in Economics. During this session you will learn more about exchange opportunities in the framework of ENTER and ERASMUS+.

The International Office offers additional information sessions about overseas programs in autumn.

 

Orientation sessions (International Office)

Orientation session for degree-seeking students (in English)

Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 2 pm (until approx. 4 pm)

Location: TBA

 

Welcome Reception for international students

Date: TBA

Location: TBA

Introductory phase: First semester information

Orientation phase

During the first two weeks of the lecture period students will go through an orientation phase. After that students have to choose between the two module combinations “Economics” and “Economic Research Preparatory Courses”.

 

Module combination "Economics"

Your first semester will start with the following core modules of the module combination “Economics”:

For the complete schedule of core-courses, please click here.

If you intend to apply for the field of study “Economic Research” at the end of the first semester, you will have to attend the core module “E700 Mathematics for Economists”. This is a crash course (lecture and exercise) that will take place throughout September. After a two-week orientation phase master students can either continue with the module combination “Economics” or the module combination “Economic Research Preparatory Courses”. If you choose the module combination “Economics” after two weeks, it is not necessary to continue the core module “E700 Mathematics for Economists”.

 

Module combination "Economic Research Preparatory Courses"

If you choose the module combination “Economic Research Preparatory Courses” after two weeks, it is not necessary to continue the core modules of the module combination “Economics”. You will then continue the “E700 Mathematics for Economists” course. After finishing this module (exam at the beginning of October), your first semester will continue with the core modules of the module combination “Economic Research Preparatory Courses” starting in October (courses on PhD level):

 

Exams

Depending on your track of study you have to take either three or four modules in the introductory phase of your program.

 

Exam Dates

Usually, exams are taken during the examination period at the end of the semester (see our Academic Calendar for more details). Core Modules may also include mid-term exams.   Exception: If you are taking the module combination “Economic Research Preparatory Courses”, the completion of the module “E700 Mathematics for Economists” is mandatory in order to take the other modules of the introductory phase. The module “E700 Mathematics for Economists” is scheduled for the first four weeks of the semester and the exam takes place at the beginning of October. The other modules of the “Economic Research Preparatory Courses” combination will start after this exam.

 

Exam Registration

You will be automatically registered for the exams of all modules of the introductory phase. You cannot withdraw from exams of modules of the introductory phase.

 

Re-sit Exams

If you fail an exam of a module of the introductory phase, you will automatically be registered for the next possible examination date (= second attempt). In case of a failed re-sit exam you can only take a second re-sit exam (= third attempt) in one single module of the introductory phase. If you fail a third attempt or more than one second attempt of exams of a module of the introductory phase, you will be disenrolled from the Master’s Program in Economics. If you are unhappy with the grade of a passed exam, you have the possibility to re-sit one exam of a module (of your choice) of the introductory phase and you need to re-sit it at the next possible date. In this case you register for the exam by contacting the Student Services. The higher grade will count towards your grade average.

 

Study and examination regulation

As a student it will be very important for you to know the details of the curriculum and the examination regulations. You can find the full version of these regulations (including the curriculum) here.

 

 

 

Student Advisory Service

N.N. is the program manager and exchange coordinator. He is responsible for all organizational issues concerning the Master's program and our exchange programs. Please feel free to contact him anytime (contact details below) if you have any organizational questions, want to know more about exchange opportunities or would like to give us some feedback. You are also welcome to drop by his office during office hours.

 

Department of Economics

University of Mannheim

D-68131 Mannheim

master.vwl.uni-mannheim.de

econgrad@uni-mannheim.de

 

Administration

N.N.

Phone: +49-621-181 1763

Fax: +49-621-181 2042

 

Dean of Graduate Studies

Prof. Dr. Henrik Orzen

Phone: +49-621-181 1890

 

 


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