"I really enjoy the multinational working and research environment with highly qualified and open-minded fellow students from all over the world." Behnaz Gholami, CDSB


Thomas Simon

Thomas Simon

Thomas comes from a small German town in the Eifel very close to the Belgian border. He passed his Bachelor’s studies in Business Administration at the University of Mannheim with distinction. During his undergraduate studies, Thomas has spent one semester abroad at Bentley University in Boston (USA). Subsequently, he received his Master’s degree in Management with a focus on Accounting from the University of Mannheim in 2019. In addition, Thomas has gained practical experience in accounting and auditing through two internships with KPMG and PwC including a work experience abroad for half a year in Washington, D.C (USA). Throughout his studies in Mannheim, Thomas has acquired valuable teaching and research skills as student research assistant.

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Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS

I am convinced that the GESS represents a learning environment that ideally fosters my personal growth and intellectual development by equipping me with the skills and capabilities needed to conduct first-class research. Throughout my Bachelor’s and Master’s studies, I have received an impression of the high quality standards of teaching programs at the University of Mannheim. Further, I highly value the interdisciplinary course structure and intercultural environment at the GESS. I strongly believe that my future research is going to benefit from the input of people with various backgrounds and perspectives.