BEST Summer Academy

at Mercator School of Management, University of Duisburg-Essen, Lotharstraße 63, Duisburg, 47057

BEST Summer Academy - Put Europe on Your Resume!

BEST Summer Academy
Mercator School of Management, University of Duisburg-Essen, Lotharstraße 63
Duisburg 47057
Contact Phone
P: +49-203-379-2759


The Business and Economics Summer Term (BEST) is an academic program in an international setting, which is designed for upper division undergraduate and graduate students. It is organized by the Faculty of Business Administration - Mercator School of Management (MSM) - of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) on Duisburg Campus in cooperation with the Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI) in Essen, Germany.

General Info

The five week program offers a variety of courses in business, economics and German language with special emphasis on the European economic environment. BEST also includes field trips and company visits to the industrial and cultural vicinity of Duisburg and an extended weekend excursion to Berlin. BEST requires no prior German language training. Students can earn up to nine credits for courses successfully completed. The credits are awarded according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the standards of U.S. universities. Tuition for the five week course program is only EURO 1200 and may also be waived for students from our partner institutions. Located in the north-west of Germany on the banks of the river Rhine, Duisburg is not only a challenging place to study, but also an excellent starting point for touring Germany, or for traveling to Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Paris or Prague on weekends or before and after the BEST program.

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Wow! So many BEST alumni are graduating this year. Congratulations, guys! We are very proud of you.

Published on 2015-06-05 00:51:33 GMT

Just one more week to go until 32 students from 14 different partner universities will join us here in Duisburg. BEST students of 2015, be sure to check your emails as your Mercator Buddies are trying to get in touch with you. The whole BEST team is very excited to welcome you soon! Safe travels to Germany and see you next Tuesday!

Published on 2015-05-19 00:41:11 GMT

Acceptance letters have been sent out! We are looking forward to welcoming our new BEST students in less than six weeks!

Published on 2015-04-15 09:35:15 GMT

We are happy to announce that the B.E.S.T. team will visit selected partner institutions in the U.S. to inform students and faculty about the summer academy in Duisburg. Please get in touch with your study abroad coordinator if you wish to meet us while we are at your school. Of course we will also be very happy to reunite with alumni from our program. Below you can find the dates of our visits. February 16: Indiana University of Pennsylvania February 19: UNC Charlotte February 23: Georgia Tech February 24: Mississippi State University February 26: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign March 9: UCCS March 10: CSU-Pueblo Hasan School of Business We are looking forward to meeting you!

Published on 2015-02-11 14:39:57 GMT

Today we are grateful for all the fantastic people we have met in the last years of our program. Each and every one of you enriched the experience for us and for everybody who spent their summer in Duisburg. Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

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