Mannheim Business School

May 21, 2019

Mannheim Business School:
Located in the heart of the German and European economy, Mannheim Business School (MBS), the umbrella organization for management education at the University of Mannheim, is considered to be one of the leading institutions of its kind in Germany and is continuously ranked as Germany’s #1.MBS has a global Financial Times Rank of 77 in 2019 . MBS is among the few business schools in the world which is accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA

Woxsen School of Business students from the PGPXP Program undergo the Global Immersion Program every year.

Global Immersion Program 2019
This year the agenda of the program includes several heads of learning not commonly found in business programs such as:

Culture: The influence of Culture on Economic Activity, German Cultural Studies
European Union Economy: How the economy of the European Union works and the role of Germany in the role of Germany within the European Union economy.
Digital Economy: How Germany made the transition into the digital economy,
The German Mittlestand: Success Factors of the German "Mittelstand", the small and medium size companies and the family owned businesses in Germany. Companies of this genre are the future of businesses worldwide.
Hidden Champions: Overview of Hidden Champions, what it is, how they perform, why it´s a German phenomenon
Role of IT: The role of IT in the digital age.

The key faculty for the program are:
Dr. Alexander Pfisterer: Faculty at University of Mannheim teaching marketing, services, economics, German and Cultural Studies and Business Administration
Dr. Marcel Crisand: Top management consultant in the fields of strategic management, strategy planning and marketing.

Visit to important establishments:
European Central Bank
The European Central Bank (ECB) is the central bank for the Euro and administers monetary policy of the Eurozone.
It is one of the world's most important central banks and is one of the seven institutions of the European Union (EU) listed in the Treaty on European Union
The visit will help students understand how a modern Central Bank works controlling the monetary policies of several sovereign nations which are part of the Eurozone.

BASF Corporation
BASF is the largest chemical producer in the world. A global corporation with joint ventures in 80 countries worldwide, six integrated production sites and 390 production sites world wide in Europe, Asia, Australia, Americas and Africa. BASF is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, and Zurich Stock Exchange and has Revenue: 64.475 billion EUR (2017)
The visit will help students learn how a global corporation works.

Networking Event
A networking event with 30 MBS MBA students from the Mannheim and Tongii campuses. Mannheim Business School has students of several nationalities. The networking dinner will help students form associations with young business professionals in the making from dIfferent parts of the world. This is a step in the direction of nurturing a global network of associations.

Cultural Experience
A cultural experience of Heidelberg city center and the Heidelberg Castle. The tour will help understand the contemporary cultural ethos of the city and it’s heritage.

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