Studying Business and Economics

With more than 3,000 students enrolled, the Faculty of Management and Economics offers a great variety of courses. Lectures are taught in air-conditioned auditoriums. Moreover several computer-pools, a big library and a cafeteria permit comfortable study conditions.

Both, in Business Administration and Economics, we offer you courses in various fields in over 20 departments. Here you get an overview of the current professorships and departments. By clicking on a department you can get detailed information about their topics and lectures.

If you want to get an overview of all lectures and the timetables go to Jogustine (our university information system). There you can find all lectures offered at the university. As an Erasmus student you have free choice of courses. Most probably you are mainly interested in Business and Economics courses.

Semester times may differ from your home countries. The winter semester starts in the middle of October and ends in the middle of February. The summer semester takes place from the middle of April until the beginning of August. After the regular semester times, there is an exam period of three weeks. So keep in mind that you should plan your stay in Mainz until the end of August for the summer semester and until the middle of March for the winter semester, if you want to participate in the exams.

Our faculty uses the European Credit Transfer System. You have free choice of courses, but you should ask your home university in advance which courses they will accept.

To be well prepared for your studies in our department, make sure to enroll for an intensive language course which will take place three weeks before the semester starts and please follow our invitation for the Information Days of our faculty.

To find the lecture timetable corresponding to your semester abroad, please do the following:

go to

1. click on "Vorlesungsverzeichnis"

2. click on your desired semester (like "Wintersemester 2018/2019")

3. click on "Fachbereich 03 - Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften

4. click on "Wirtschaftswissenschaften"

5. choose between

  • "Orientierungs- und Vertiefungsstudium" (first and second year of the Bachelor's program). In this case you can choose between "Betriebswirtschaftslehre" (Business Administration), "Volkswirtschaftslehre" (Economics), "Wirtschaftspädagogik" (Business Education) or "Quantitative Methoden und Recht" (Quantitative Methods and Law)
  • "Spezialisierungsstudium Wirtschaftswissenschaften" (third year of the Bachelor's program)
  • "Masterstudium" (Master's program). In this case you can choose between "Kerntheorien und Kernmethoden", "Economics", "Management" or "Wirtschaftspädagogik" (Business Education).

Please understand that we cannot create an individual timetable for each of our exchange students. However, if you have some major difficulties you can contact us. Please also check out the English pages of the faculty.