With 33 fully ordained professors, numerous junior professors, more than 200 additional faculty members, and about 3500 students, the Business School of the University of Mannheim is one of the largest and most renowned business faculties in Europe. Research and Teaching at the highest international level, consistent quality management, international focus and distinctive practical orientation constitute the focal points of the "Mannheim Philosophy."
Research at the school is supported by large institutional grants from the German Research Foundation (DFG) and from European Union research and training grants; additional funds are obtained from other public and private institutions.
The Business School has established a large number of international contacts, and maintains numerous institutional contacts to universities and research institutions throughout the world. In addition, important research centers are located at Mannheim and are associated with the School, including
- the Institute for Small and Medium Enterprise Research (ifm), which conducts research on current and structural SME-related issues.
- the Institute for Market-Oriented Management (IMU), which is a forum for dialogue between scientific theory and practice. The institute's research intends to generate scientific results which are significant for market-oriented management.
- the Institute for Enterprise Systems (InES), which actively enhances the valuable exchange between science and practice in the field of enterprise systems. Both, the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg (MWK) and the University of Mannheim jointly initiated the founding of the Institute of Enterprise Systems.
- the Leibnitz ScienceCampus MannheimTax (MaTax), which unites outstanding expertise in the field of corporate taxation, public finance and fiscal law. It intensifies the dialogue between researchers and representatives with theoretical and practical perspectives and also supports a new generation of researchers.
- the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MCEI), which provides a dedicated platform for young entrepreneurs, potential founders, students, sponsors and investors.
- the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) which is one of the leading institutes in the field of applied economic research in Europe. It focuses on internationally comparative issues in the European context and maintains a number of important databases.