Bachelor's Program in Business Informatics

Recognition of coursework and examinations

  • Which requirements must be met in order to have coursework and examinations recognized?

    • The competences acquired in the course you would like to have recognized must largely correspond to those of the module you wish to substitute in Mannheim.
    • Before you make a request for recognition, please verify that the course contents and workload are more or less identical. To this end, we ask you to compare the Mannheim module descriptions with the contents and workload of your courses abroad.

    Please note: The conversion ratio of credit hours to ECTS credits is about 1.5. This means, for instance, that a module with a workload of 6 ECTS credits corresponds to approximately 4 credit hours. It is also possible to combine several courses or modules to cover equivalent contents.

  • How do I request the recognition of coursework and examinations?

    Requests must be made to the examination committee in writing. Please make sure to indicate your address, student ID number and e-mail address in case we need to contact you for follow-up questions.

    Coursework and examinations that you completed in the course of a degree program at an official or officially recognized higher education institution (in Germany or abroad) or at a public university of cooperative education (Berufsakademie) can be recognized upon request, provided the competences acquired largely correspond to those taught in the Business Informatics program in Mannheim.

    Due to the ongoing Corona situation, you can submit your application via your university email address. Please send your documents to

  • Which documents do I need to submit for recognition?

    In order to have your coursework and examinations recognized, you need to submit the following documents:

    • a written, informal request for recognition of examinations stating which modules you would like to have recognized and which modules at the University of Mannheim you would like to substitute with these.
    • an original degree certificate or a current, officially notarized Transcript of Records. In case your degree certificate was not issued in German or English, please include an officially notarized translation (in German or English).
    • documents proving the competences you acquired and the contents of the course. Please bear in mind that we cannot process your request without proof of the competences you acquired in the course or module. Proof can be given in the form of excerpts of module descriptions with learning objectives, or learning outcomes defined in course catalogs, program handbooks, certificates, or lecture scripts with references. Please send us these documents both in written and in electronic form.
  • Where can I submit my documents?

    Please hand in your complete documents to the secretary’s office of the head of the examination committee.

    Please note: We cannot make a final decision on recognition until after you have enrolled at the University of Mannheim. Please understand that we are therefore unable to give you any definite information on this matter beforehand.