About the Executive MBA (TUM)
Everyone has the potential to be a leader. The Executive MBA at TUM helps you to develop a responsible leadership style. The part-time programme enables experienced managers to go beyond themselves. Combine evidence-based business expertise with your deep industry know-how.
Work with your peers to reach the next career level and prepare for current and future leadership roles – broaden your management leadership skills, strengthen on your personal development and expand your business network.
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The students of the Executive MBA
The Executive MBA programme is made up of a dynamic group of students from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds. Discussions thus bring a new diversity of perspectives and approaches from which you will benefit.
- 37% of the students work in the engineering and industry sector.
- 38% of the participants have a business degree, 35% have an academic background in engineering.
- One third of the students are international.
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 core 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 to cater the needs of working participants. The university’s mission is to help students develop into highly effective, responsible and innovative leaders. The TUM School of Management educates the leaders of today and tomorrow.
Special features of the programme
Business management know-how is only one building block for being successful as a leader – leadership and communication skills are equally important. For this reason, the Executive MBA is not limited to the subject area of general management alone. After completing the six basic courses in general management, participants optimise their personal leadership skills in two leadership and personal development courses, which include media training and conflict management units. A course on International Management and Intercultural Cooperation rounds off the curriculum. In addition, participants choose an elective module from five focus areas. The close exchange during the modules enables very personal sparring, through which participants can broaden their horizons and develop further.
During your studies, you will benefit from a strong network of industry experts and acquire an in-depth understanding of corporate processes and functions. Additional offerings such as evening sessions with experienced leaders from different industry sectors broaden your horizons.
The individualised and practice-oriented approach of the Executive EMBA enables you to develop into a responsible leader.
Start of studies
You can start your studies either in April or in October.
Procedure of the admission process
The process consists of several application rounds, our Admission Manager will review all documents received before the next round begins. The sooner you submit all required documents, the sooner you will receive feedback. 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 highly recommended
The Executive MBA strengthens your competencies to become a responsible leader. The part-time programme at the Triple Crown-accredited and top-ranked TUM School of Management combines evidence-based business expertise with personal development through training and a mentorship programme.
Apply to broaden your management leadership skills, strengthen on your personal development and expand your business network.
Designation 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)
Name of partner university abroad
Study trip to Tsinghua University in Beijing, China*
*Currently, study trips are taking place in a different format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.
Formal requirements for the degree programme (Abitur, university entrance qualification, etc.)
Qualifying university degree for a Master's degree (Bachelor's, 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 required.
What languages must an applicant be able to speak?
The Executive MBA is held entirely in English. Applicants should therefore have a very good command of English.