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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 more hands on. You can expect projects and team work. 
  • MAN 635 and MAN 636 are electives and do not qualifiy as prerequisits for your Master's Thesis.




Bachelor | Undergraduate

Bachelor | Undergraduate

Master | Graduate

Master | Graduate
Course Syllabus 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 new ideas and love…
In the Spring Semester 2018 the Chair for SME Research and Entrepreneurship is offering two research seminars. The first one is called MAN 770a Topics in Entrepreneurship and the second is tentatively called MAN 770b Seminar on Restructuring. Below, please find further information.     Course Description: MAN 770a Topics in Entrepreneurship This block seminar focuses on three umbrella topics…
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business Model Design teaches students to translate innovations and business ideas into business models. MAN 450 introduces students to generation and management of innovate enterprise activity across multiple contexts along with the exploration of students' own entrepreneurial potential. This course focuses on two main themes: I. management of idea & innovation processes and II. implementation of innovative…
The course encourages the further development of student business ideas from all faculties of the University of Mannheim. In the course format, students develop their own already existing business ideas individually or as a start-up team (after consultation). Milestones tailored to each startup are set at the beginning of the course. Coaching by MCEI employees to develop innovative products and…
Description: The course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for developing a new global business. 'High tech’ and 'low cost’, or frugal innovative start-ups are compared and contrasted as potential solutions to the global unemployment crisis taking business cycles, cultural contexts and levels of development into account. Models of managing international change are the basis.   Learning Objectives: Internalizing…
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