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Study Abroad Office

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172260
400 Culbertson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717-2260


Heather Dolan - Study Abroad Program Assistant

Tel: (406) 994-7151


Anna Greenberg - Study Abroad Advisor and Outreach Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7151
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Susan Welker - Study Abroad Manager

Tel: (406) 994-5719
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Alyson Roberts - CCIS Advisor and Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7044
Fax: (406) 994-1619



Mannheim, Germany Study Abroad Program
The University of Mannheim
Country: Germany
Location: Mannheim
Language: Courses in English and in German
Level(s): Undergraduate and Graduate
Subjects: Business, Economics, Computer Science classes are in English
Length: Academic year or semester
Cost: MSU tuition plus room and board in the host country
Deadline: March 1 for following fall, October 1 for following spring

Academic Program

The University is recognized as one of the leading academic institutions in Germany and Europe for Business Administration, Economics and Social Sciences. This is reflected by a large number of accreditations, evaluations, rankings and other distinctions. All the other departments within the University - Law, the Humanities, Computer Science - are woven into these disciplines in a unique way which has broken new ground in Germany. Internationally the School of Business Administration was the first in Germany to earn accreditation from the AACSB (The International Association for Management Education, USA).

Language of Instruction

Courses are available in German with some offered in English. Language courses are also offered to exchange students.
Business course offerings:
English course offerings:


To be eligible for a College of Business exchange, you must be formally admitted to the COB by the time you depart on the exchange, and must satisfy the criteria listed in the application (available in Reid 339). Contact Prof. Dave Foster, Reid 455, 994-1776, and see the COB website,, for more information.


Academic Credit

Credit will be awarded at MSU for all courses taken and passed at the University of Mannheim. The student's academic advisor at MSU and the MSU Registrar, in consultation with the Office of International Programs, will determine how these credits will apply to degree course requirements. Successful study at the University of Mannheim satisfies MSU's Multicultural/Global core curriculum requirement. Students are urged to work closely with these offices prior to departure to plan a course of studies which will maintain steady progress toward their degree.


Mannheim is located on a low plain where the rivers Rhein and Neckar come together less than one hundred kilometers south of Frankfurt. It is surrounded by scenic foothill areas, such as the Odenwald and the Palatine (Pfalz), which are very popular with hikers, bicyclists and also among asparagus lovers! The scenic Black Forest, well loved by hikers and skiers, is about a 90-minute drive away, and even the Alps can be reached by car or rail in less than four hours. Also nearby is the traditional wine region of the French Alsace with quaint villages and wine festivals. The city of Mannheim is quite close to the French border, and Switzerland is only a few hours away.

Cost and Included Benefits

Students receiving exchange placements at the University of Mannheim will pay tuition at MSU in the same amount as if studying in Bozeman. Each student is responsible for his/her room and board at the University of Mannheim, as well as trans-Atlantic travel expenses. Several scholarships are available for students planning to study abroad. Remember to plan for extra expenses such as internal travel and personal spending money as well as for unexpected changes in the exchange rate.

Financial Aid

Financial aid may be available for study abroad at the University of Mannheim. Additional costs for study at the University of Mannheim (e.g. travel to and from the study site) may be used in calculating student's financial aid package. Students are responsible to apply to the Office of Financial Aid and can download the necessary forms from their website at


Applications are available in the College of Business (COB) in Reid Hall. Contact Prof. Dave Foster, Reid 455, 994-1776, and see the COB website,, for more information.


Deadlines for application for COB exchange programs are October 1 for the spring semester and March 1 for the fall semester, although the COB uses a rolling admission process so you are strongly urged to start the process earlier.



Additional Information

For additional information contact:

Anna Greenberg
Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
Phone: 994-7151

Professor Dave Foster
MSU College of Business
Reid Hall 455
Phone: 994-1776

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