Executive MBA in General Management

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Executive MBA imparts general management knowledge with a focus on leadership and personal development to participants with professional experience.

TUM School of Management

Key Data

Type of Study
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Part-time Studies for Professionals
Required Language Proficiency Language of Instruction
  • English
Main Locations
Admission Category Start of Degree Program
  • Possible for both winter and summer semester
Standard Duration of Studies
(Number of Semesters)
  • 4 semesters fulltime
Credits Costs

Information on Degree Program

The Executive MBA (EMBA) imparts evidence based general management knowledge with a focus on personal development and leadership to participants with professional experience. The program starts each year in the spring and fall semester and includes various core and elective modules as well as the personal leadership development program. Therefore, participants gain a complete picture of business processes.

One module will take place at our partner university in China (Tsinghua University Beijing). Knowledge transfer with a practical orientation is enabled by a mix of lectures, examples, case studies, and work in small groups. MBA participants take part in exclusive dinner sessions and fireside chats, and get to know leading business representatives. 


The program is compatible with professional and private responsibilities in that on-site courses run from Thursday to Tuesday (Core Modules) or Friday to Tuesday (Elective Courses). This allows participants to remain at their place of work for the duration of the programs (except during their stay in China), thus remaining availa¬ble to employees, colleagues, clients and connected to their private environment.Strategy & Organization

  • Stakeholder Management
  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Digital Transformation
  • Organizational Change & Communication
  • Leadership & Cooperation
  • International Management & Intercultural Cooperation
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Leadership Development
  • Personal Development

4 Elective modules:

  • Financial & Risk Management
  • Leadership & Strategic Management
  • Business Development & Innovation Management
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management

Required language skills for admission:

You need sufficient English language skills if you wish to apply for this program. Evidence of your language proficiency has to be submitted before the end of the application deadline. Learn more about recognized certificates and other ways to prove your English language skills.

This evidence of your language proficiency confirms that you comply with the minimum language requirements for admission to the program. Depending on the program and your individual background, it may be necessary for you to keep working on your language skills during your studies. Be sure to take a look at the services of our Language Center.  

Language of instruction:

The language of instruction for this program is English.

Within the framework of the program, participants get an overall picture of business processes. Apart from professors of TUM School of Management, Tsinghua University Beijing, experts and top-level executives complement the interdisciplinary and intercultural learning process. Hence, participants benefit from the involved universities' research strength and from the practical orientation due to the involved partners. In the Personal- and Leadership-Development-Program including an individual leadership profile and mentorship program, participants work on their personal management behavior in small groups or individually and devlop continuously during the exchange with our experts.The program's goal is the preparation for extended leadership tasks in companies and organizations.The program implies two study visits at prestigious top-universities: The stay at Tsinghua University in Beijing is all about 'Doing Business in China'. Through various teaching modules and company visits, participants can not only acquire solid knowledge, but also build professional relationships in Asia.

Binding Regulations for Progression of Studies, Examinations and Application

Application and Admission

Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment allows the TUM school or department to which you are applying the opportunity to evaluate your individual talents and motivation for study.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents.

If you receive an offer of admission, you will additionally have to submit individual documents as notarized hardcopies by post to be enrolled.

Generally, applicants with a qualification for postgraduate studies (e.g. a bachelor’s) obtained outside of the EU / EEA must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.

In detail:

We may require additional documents depending on the type of educational background you earned and your country of origin. After accepting an offer of admission in TUMonline, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hardcopy for enrollment.

Applications are accepted throughout the year. 

Selection takes place through an aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment is a two-part procedure after the submission of an official application to a program. In this procedure, the TUM school or department determines whether you meet the specific requirements for its master’s degree program.

In the initial stages, the grades you obtained during your bachelor's program, as well as your written documents, will be evaluated using a point system. Depending on the amount of points accumulated, applicants are either immediately admittedrejected or invited to an admissions interview

What are my options after earning this degree?

You have earned your master’s degree and are ready to start your career? TUM Alumni & Career can assist you with questions regarding professional orientation, job search and job application.

If you are interested in continuing your studies, you will find information of doctoral studies at TUM, here.

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