About the Executive MBA in Business & IT
Lead digital transformation in an agile way and reach the next career level in the process: The Executive MBA in Business & IT brings together IT professionals, technical experts and digital managers, combining leadership and IT with deep tech expertise.
Unite business and IT processes to be a technological leader in the age of digital transformation. The programme deepens your knowledge in the different spezialitation areas, strengthens your entrepreneurial skills and introduces you to a network of innovative experts and leaders. The programme is by two “Triple Crown” accredited business schools – the TUM School of Management and the Institute of Information Systems at the University of St. Gallen.
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The students of the MBA in Business & IT
The Executive MBA in Business & IT programme is made up of a dynamic group of students from different academic and cultural backgrounds. Discussions thus bring a new diversity of perspectives and approaches from which you will benefit.
- One third of the students are international.
- One third of the students work in the IT and telecommunications industry.
- 43% of the participants have a business degree, 23% have an academic background in computer science.
TUM School of Management
Founded in 2002, the TUM School of Management has been awarded the “Triple Crown” accreditation of the three most important international accreditation bodies AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB and is regularly placed in the top rankings of German business schools. The interface of management and technology is the speciality of the TUM School of Management.
Executives, experienced managers, technical experts, business thought leaders or entrepreneurs – the three TUM School of Management Executive MBA part-time programmes help ambitious professionals to deepen their knowledge in future-oriented technology and to further develop their management skills. The three part-time programmes are modular and cater to the needs of working participants. The university’s mission is to help students develop into highly effective and innovative leaders. The TUM School of Management educates the leaders of today and tomorrow.
Special features of the programme
Accompanied by a mentoring programme, participants build their leadership skills and work on their personal development at the interface of management and technology. The flexible part-time programme includes ten modules that allow working professionals and international students living abroad to participate. Additional evening offerings bring students together with a wide range of business partners, both from research and the IT industry.
The programme places a special focus on flexibility: six modules are hosted by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany. Four further modules take place at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland.
To get to know the Executive MBA in Business & IT programme, it is possible to participate in a first module followed by certification. Should you decide to complete the programme, a repetition of this module is not necessary.
Start of studies
Students can start their studies either in April or in October.
Procedure of the admission process
The process consists of several application rounds and the responsible persons check all the documents received before the next round begins. The sooner you submit all documents completely and correctly, the sooner you will receive a response. International students who have completed their first degree outside the EU are advised by the TUM School of Management to submit their application no later than the second round in order to complete the process on time.
The selection of students for the Executive MBA Program at the TUM School of Management follows a three-step process:
- Registration and submission of application documents
- Review of the application documents with regard to the central TUM admission requirements, taking into account the personal motivation and goals of the candidates.
- Invitation of pre-selected candidates to a personal interview.
Please note: A prior consultation, which includes a joint definition of your goals, review of prerequisites and answering your questions, is recommended.
The Executive MBA in Business & IT strengthens your skills at the intersection of IT and management and paves the way for you to become a leader with a technological focus in the age of digitalisation. The part-time programme at the Triple Crown-accredited and top-ranked TUM School of Management combines in-depth technological expertise in IT with management know-how and personal development through training and a mentoring programme.
Apply to deepen your expertise, professionalise your leadership skills and expand your business network. Become a technologically thinking and acting leader.
Exact name of the programme
Executive MBA in Business & IT
Exact title of the degree
Master of Business Administration (MBA) by the Technical University of Munich
Standard period of study
3 semesters, plus the Master's thesis
Full-time, part-time or both possible?
Part-time format with modular structure (suitable for full-time working and international students who are abroad)
Names of partner institutes or companies
Partner university is the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
International study trip to the University of California, Berkeley, USA*
*Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, study trips are taking place in a different format. Please contact us for more information.
Costs of the study programme
39,000 euros (plus the student union fee)
Students must cover the costs of travel and accommodation themselves.
- Qualifying university degree for a Master's degree (Bachelor, Diplom, Magister, Staatsexamen)
- At least three years of full-time professional experience, first experience as a manager is an advantage
- Very good knowledge of English (verification will take place during the application process)
- Successful completion of the multi-stage application process
- What technical requirements/work equipment do I need?
No special IT skills necessary, notebooks are sometimes required for the courses.
What languages do participants need to know?
The Executive MBA is held entirely in English. Applicants should therefore have a very good command of English.