Letter of Recommendation

On November 30, 2009, the Business School of the University of Mannheim introduced a system to request letters of recommendation. By means of this system, students' requests for letters of recommendation can be carried out quickly and straightforwardly.

The most important change consists of the fact that students do not send their requests for letters of recommendation to the relevant chairs in the first place, but they send them to the dean's office of the Business School first, which acts, so to speak, as the central authority coordinating these requests. This procedure applies to all chairs of the Business School. Requests for letters of recommendation of other schools, as e. g. the School of Law & Economics, still have to be sent to the relevant chairs directly.

For letters of recommendation concerning doctoral programs, please contact the chairs directly, too. For further information and to request a letter, please see the complete guidelines on the website of the Business School of the University of Mannheim.

Master Abroad, Diplom Students, and/or Scholarship Applications

Letters of recommendation are only provided for students who rank among the top 20% of their class.

  • Bachelor students: percentage is based on the class ranking (Gesamtranking) and a minimum grade of 1.7 in Marketing I.
  • Diplom students: the total grade average must be 2.3 or better; Diplom students who took Marketing only in the Vordiplom: a minimum grade of 1.7 in "basis marketing"
  • Diplom students who chose Marketing as SBWL: Average grade of the SBWL of at least 2.0 or better.

Students must submit the following documents for a letter of recommendation: 1. up-to-date Transcript of Records (bachelor students also need to provide an annual ranking document issued by the Student Services), 2. CV, 3. the letters of motivation for the programs for which letters of recommendation are to be issued, and 4. if necessary, further certificates (internships, university entrance qualification).

Students are obliged to inform us about the outcomes (acceptance/rejection/wait list) of their applications.

 

Application for Semesters Abroad in the Bachelor's Degree Program

Letters of recommendation are only provided for bachelor students who obtained a minimum grade of 2.3 in Marketing I.

Students have to submit the following documents for a letter of recommendation: 1) up-to-date Transcript of Records, 2) annual ranking document issued by the Student Services, 3) CV, 4) the letters of motivation for the programs for which letters of recommendation are to be issued, and 5) if necessary, further certificates (internships, university entrance qualification).