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Course Selection and Recognition

Spending a semester abroad should not force you to extend your period of study. You should therefore make sure to choose a partner university that offers enough courses that can be recognized in your program at the University of Mannheim.

Once your have received your acceptance letter for a partner university, you should start filling out your internal Learning Agreement. By concluding this agreement, you will have a guarantee that the courses you choose to attend abroad will be recognized in Mannheim upon return. You can download the relevant forms below.

Generally, there are two ways of recognizing coursework and examinations you complete abroad:

  • direct recognition as an equivalent course
  • indirect recognition as an “International Course”

Free movers will receive their letter of acceptance directly from the host university.

    Information on Learning Agreements

  • Business Informatics and MMDS

    Please refer to the pages below to find out more about the specific procedures in your program:

     

    For individual advice, students of Business Informatics and MMDS students can contact:

  • Mathematics in Business and Economics

    In Mathematics in Business and Economics, the procedures of recognition differ from those in Business Informatics. There is no differentiation between direct and indirect of recognition of courses. To conclude internal Learning Agreements, please contact Professor Seiler.

    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang K. Seiler

    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang K. Seiler

    Vorsitzender der Prüfungsausschüsse für Bachelor und Master Wirtschaftsmathematik
    University of Mannheim
    Fakultät für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Wirtschaftsmathematik
    B6, 26 – Room B 4.18
    68159 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    by appointment
  • Erasmus Learning Agreement

    Once you have concluded your Learning Agreements with the respective chairs of the University of Mannheim, Juliane Roth from the dean’s office at the School of Business Informatics and Mathematics will sign your Erasmus Learning Agreement in the column “Departmental Exchange Coordinator Mannheim, Sending Institution”. Please attach your signed internal Learning Agreements to the Erasmus Learning Agreement as a scan or bring them along to Ms. Roth's consultation hours. You are required to fill in one internal Learning Agreement for each course you wish to complete abroad and have it signed by the respective chair.

    If you are going abroad through an Erasmus program in Europe, concluding an Erasmus Learning Agreement is necessary in order for you to receive your Erasmus grant. You can find and download the Erasmus Learning Agreement in the Mobility-Online Portal.

  • Economics and Business Administration courses

    Internal Learning Agreements for Business Administration

    If you would like to conclude one or several Learning Agreements for modules in Business Administration, we need you to send us the following information beforehand via e-mail:

    • a detailed course description of the course you wish to take at your host university in PDF format, a corresponding link, and the name of the lecturer
    • details on which course in Mannheim you would like to substitute with the course you intend to take abroad
    • the name of your host university and when you will be studying there
    • your deadline for the course selection

    Please send this information to Ms. Cathrin Rieger of the dean’s office of the Business School at learning_agreements(at)bwl.uni-mannheim.de.

     

    B.Sc. Business Informatics – Direct recognition of Business Administration courses

    For direct recognition of courses in the field of Business Administration, you can choose all modules in the Fundamentals area (“Grundlagen BWL”) as well as the IS 401 module from the Specializations area (“Vertiefungen”).

    B.Sc. Business Informatics – Indirect recognition of courses

    You can choose courses for indirect recognition from the Specializations area (“Vertiefungen”) if they add up to at least 12 ECTS credits.

    BI 401 International Courses will only be approved if they relate to the field of Business Informatics, i.e. to the IS and OPM areas (especially Operational Research).

    ACC, TAX, MAN, MKT and FIN courses will not be recognized as BI401 International Courses.

    If you have any questions about BI 401 modules in the IS and OPM areas, please send an e-mail to Samuel Broscheit at pruefungsausschuss(at)wim.uni-mannheim.de.

     

     

    M.Sc. Business Informatics – Direct recognition of Business Administration courses

    For direct recognition of courses in the field of Business Administration, you can choose all modules in the area “Fundamentals Business Administration” as well as IS XXX modules from the “Specializations” area.

    M.Sc. Business Informatics – Indirect recognition of courses

    For indirect recognition of courses from the IS Specializations track, you can choose the modules BI 656 (only students who started their studies in the spring semester 2018 or later under the current examination regulations) and BI 653 (only students who started their studies before the spring semester 2018 under the old examination regulations). However, such courses can only be recognized if they clearly relate to Information Systems and Enterprise Applications, but are not equivalent to courses included in the Mannheim MMM module catalog.

    The sum of credits awarded for these courses must not exceed 18 ECTS credits in total.

    In case you have questions about BI 65X modules in the IS and OPM areas, please send an e-mail to Samuel Broscheit at pruefungsausschuss(at)wim.uni-mannheim.de. In case you have questions about ACC, TAX, MAN, MKT or FIN courses, please send an e-mail to Cathrin Rieger of the dean’s office of the Business School at learning_agreements(at)bwl.uni-mannheim.de.

     

    Internal Learning Agreements for Economics

    If you would like to conclude one or several Learning Agreements for modules in Economics, we need you to send us the following information beforehand via e-mail:

    • a detailed course description of the course you wish to take at your host university in PDF format, a corresponding link, and the name of the lecturer
    • details on which course in Mannheim you would like to substitute with the course you intend to take abroad
    • the name of your host university and when you will be studying there
    • your deadline for the course selection

     

    If you have questions about the recognition of Economics courses at bachelor’s level, please send an e-mail to Dr. Christiane Cischinsky at christiane.cischinsky(at)uni-mannheim.de.

    To have courses recognized at master’s level, please contact Sebastian Herdtweck at econgrad(at)uni-mannheim.de.

    More information is provided on the website of the Department of Economics (bachelor’s students) (master’s students).

For more information on when to choose your courses, how courses will be recognized, and which steps to follow before and after your stay abroad, please visit the web pages of the International Office.

Contact

Juliane Roth, M.A.

Juliane Roth, M.A.

Departmental Exchange Coordinator
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: roth(at)wim.uni-mannheim.de
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment via email