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Welcome to the Chair of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Entrepreneurship!

In this section of MCEI you can find all information on Entrepreneurship teaching activites offered by the Chair of Small and Medium-Sized Entreprises and Entrepreneurship of the University of Mannheim. If you are looking for information on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises go to the webpage of the Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (ifm) of the University of Mannheim.


We offer several courses on Entrepreneurship each semester on Bachelor and Master level as well as the possibility to write your Thesis with us. Below you can find an overview over all our courses.

Please note:

  • Light grey courses are more traditional. You can expect a lecture and a final exam.
  • Dark grey courses are our accelerator style courses. You can expect projects and team work and advance your startup.
  • MAN 635 and MAN 636 are electives and do not qualify as prerequisits for your Master's Thesis.




Bachelor | Undergraduate

Bachelor | Undergraduate

Master | Graduate

Master | Graduate
Once more the time has come! On November 30, 2018, our new student startups form our accelerator course MAN 631 Creativity and Entrepreneurship present their exciting new ideas to the public for the first time in our MCEI Pitch Battle. Join us and show your support for all the teams and see the results they have been working on for…
Course Outline Founders and co-founders of startups such as Amorelie, contagt, Coffee Circle, Leaf Systems, Stocard and many others are students or alumni of the University of Mannheim. They all are examples of successful entrepreneurs, who have pursued new business opportunities in an innovative and path-breaking way. This course is about gaining a general understanding of entrepreneurship and its underlying…
Making Things Happen    Course Outline The title image of this Course Syllabus says it all... This course is about making things happen! You do not think inside the box and love working on challenging projects? Next to studying, you are eager to apply your knowledge in the real world and learn from startup teams on the project? You like…
Course Outline Creativity and Entrepreneurship in Practice introduces students to the more practical elements of innovation and entrepreneurship. In this class, you will design your own product or service and ideally have an early stage startup by the end of the term. Whereas MAN 633 Entrepreneurial Spirit starts with already advanced projects, MAN 631 starts at the very grassroots of building a business. During the…
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  • University of Mannheim
  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung
  • Gründerverbund
  • ESF
  • Europäische Union
  • Baden-Württemberg - Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft
  • Absolventum