Courses and Registration

  • Course Selection

    In the fields of Data Science, Business Informatics and Mathematics in Business and Economics, our school offers a wide range of courses taught in English. You can thus complete an exchange program at the University of Mannheim without prior German language skills. Good to know: undergraduate students are allowed to take graduate’s level courses at the School of Business Informatics and Mathematics. Partially, there are no requirements for participation in a Master’s course.

    If you're looking for extensive course details, prerequisites, workload etc. please have a look at our module catalogs.Access hereAcademics --> Organizing your Studies -- > Select your Study degree --> Module Catalog.

    You may not only take courses at our school, but also courses offered by other schools. These are called university-wide electives. If you would like to take courses that are offered outside our school, please select them from courses offered under university-wide electives. However, please keep in mind that you have to select the majority of courses from those courses offered by our school (50%-rule).

    Before coming to Mannheim, you can also ask the exchange coordinator at your home institution whether you will get ECTS credits for the language courses offered at the University of Mannheim.

    Information for exchange students participating in the European ERASMUS program: I am your contact person in case you need a signature of the “responsible person in the receiving institution” on your Learning Agreement.

  • Course Registration

    Lecture period Fall 23:

    4 September 2023 – 8 December 2023

    Please register for all courses directly in the corresponding module on Portal2. You may deregister autonomously at any time during the semester. For seminars and Team Projects please follow the respective notes on the websites of your lecturers.

    The registration period differs for courses with limited and open capacity.

    • Open capacity courses: starts on 15 August and runs until 25 October 2023. You will be admitted right after registration. In case you wish to change courses, please deregister autonomously at any time during the semester.
    • Limited capacity courses: starts on 15 August and runs until 4 September 2023. Only a handful of courses do have limited capacity, and spots will be allocated in the first week of the semester. This only applies to a few courses from M.Sc. Business Informatics and M.Sc. Data Science:
      • Courses with limited capacity are:
      • CS 450 – Programming Course
      • IE 500 – Data Mining I (--> NO ALTERNATE EXAM!)
      • IE 650 – Knowlegde Graphs
      • IE 683 – Web Data Integration Project

    Please note this list is not exhausted and that we cannot guarantee spots for limited courses.

    Also keep in mind that courses offered by other departments require a different registration procedure. You can contact my colleagues from other departments here.

    Portal² Q&A-Session

    This year we offer a Portal² consultation hour. If you have a question about course registration or Portal² in general, stop by on the dates listed above. Please bring your own laptop/tablet.

    • Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in room B6, B 1.01
    • Monday, 4 September 2023, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in room B6, B 1.01

    A manual for course registrations can be found in Portal2 > User Manuals > For Students.

  • Exam Registration

    Regular Registration Period:

    25 October 2023 – 8 November 2023

    Examination period Fall 23:9 December 2023 – 22 December 2023

    Alternate examination dates:

    3 February 2024 – 10 February 2024

    Usually, written exams take place at the end of the semester, during the examination period. After a couple of weeks the registration period starts. Please note that you have to register for all kind of examinations, such as assignments, oral presentations, mid-terms etc.

    You will receive all the relevant information via email, before the exam registration period begins.

    Specific information can be found on the website for exam registration and change in registration.

The web pages of the International Office provide further information on the wide variety of academic courses, the numerous courses on German language and culture as well as the programs of the Summer and Winter Academies.


Juliane Roth, M.A.

Juliane Roth, M.A. (she/her)

Departmental Exchange Coordinator, Digitization
University of Mannheim
School of Business Informatics and Mathematics
B 6, 26
Gebäudeteil B – Room B 1.05
68159 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-2340
Fax: +49 621 181-2423
E-mail: juliane.roth
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment via email