Mein Jahr in Mannheim war mehr als ein Studium, es war eine Lebenserfahrung.
Rebeccah Dawson (Carrboro)
Ekkehard Report Study experience at the University Mannheim
Firstly, I wanted to thank you for having let me the possibility to benefit from your support. Indeed, I have been scammed at the end of August. I found an ad on the website WG gesucht, contacted the landlord, signed the contract and payed in advance the caution and the rent for the two first months before arriving in Mannheim and seeing that the ad was a fake. I lodged a complaint but the police did not succeed in finding the culprit. This way, your financial support was very helpful for me and my family since it would have been hard to pay two times a full rent plus the caution. This is why I wanted to thank you.
This study experience was very positive and it enabled me to finish my scolarity on a high note.
The university system here in Germany is quite different from the business school system in France. There were less team work and less course hours with more personal work and studying.
The range of course was very broad. I decided to have generalist courses in from marketing to finance, HR and entrepreneurship. I was just a little bit disappointed by the fact that there were only one course available in the HR field, a sector I would like to work for in the near future.
I was very impressed by the quality of the lectures and the professors that were very involved in the teaching process. All lectures included a lot of empirical evidence to stress the theoretical part, which is quite interesting and different from the system in France where we are essentially turned towards practice with less theory. The German system enables to acquire deep and fundamental knowledges, which is quite interesting. The quality of the lectures explains why Mannheim BS is so highly ranked in the international ranking system and I have been honoured to follow one semester as an exchange student there. I will encourage other member of my home university: Neoma BS campus of Reims to opt for Mannheim BS for their exchange semester.