Management (Main Location: Heilbronn)

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Starting with the winter semester 2018/19, our management program for engineers and natural scientists is also available at the new TUM Campus Heilbronn.

TUM School of Management

Due to the current situation, the application deadlines for Master's programs for the winter semester 2020/21 will be extended once until June 30, 2020.

Key Data

Type of Study
  • Full Time
Required Language Proficiency Language of Instruction
  • English
Main Locations
Admission Category Start of Degree Program
  • Winter Semester (October)
Standard Duration of Studies
(Number of Semesters)
  • 4 semesters fulltime
Credits Costs

Information on Degree Program

The city of Heilbronn lies in the heart of the Heilbronn-Franken region, the region of world market leaders. A great number of innovative firms - many of them family-led small and medium-sized enterprises - have achieved top positions in world markets. These particular characteristics of the region makes Heilbronn the perfect match for the TUM model, with its combination of entrepreneurial spirit and innovative capacity. At TUM Campus Heilbronn you can learn how these companies operate and how they are managed straight from the source.

Our Master's program in Management positions you at precisely this interface. We designed the Master in Management for people with a first degree in Engineering or Natural Sciences and who have a strong interest in management. Building onto the knowledge in engineering or natural sciences acquired during your first degree, you will develop skills in management, law, economics and business. The third semester provides you with the opportunity to select electives according that align with your personal interest. Electives in Management of Digital Transformation and Management of Family Businesses are available exclusively at TUM Campus Heilbronn.

Our teaching draws on the latest research and state-of-the-art industrial practice. As well as lectures, we run regular tutorials and small-group seminars. You also have the option of spending a semester studying abroad.

In their first two semesters, students will acquire basic knowledge in management (42 ECTS), economics (6 ECTS), and law (6 ECTS). Moreover, they will gain insights into the areas of entrepreneurship and international management (6 ECTS). In their third semester, students will have the opportunity to select electives. You also have the option to do project studies or to study abroad (30 ECTS). The program will be completed by a written Master's thesis in the fourth semester (30 ECTS).

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.

Based on their competencies in the STEM area gained through their first degrees, graduates of this program will have advanced knowledge in and a critical understanding of the main theories in the areas of management, economics and law. They can draw on this knowledge when it comes to practical applications in terms of internationally oriented management of technology-affiliated work environments. They are qualified to solve problems with a high level of complexity in such areas and, for instance, can take over leading positions in management and technology oriented projects. 

In general, the curriculum aims at helping students to cope with uncertain, dynamic, knowledge-intensive work environments. 

Examples: Management positions at the interface to engineering or natural science leading mixed teams, business development, consulting, entrepreneur or start-up team member, researcher, …

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.

Application period for the winter semester: 01.04. – 31.05.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents. Please be aware that we can only process your application if you upload all required documents within the application period.

We will review your application as soon as it is complete. Please check your TUMonline account regularly, to see if we have any queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.

After receiving admission, you will see in TUMonline which documents you have to submit for enrollment, and in which form. Please note that you always have to send the signed application for enrollment and all notarized hardcopies by post.

We recommend that you submit the documents for enrollment as soon as possible after receiving admission. If individual documents are not available by then, you can submit them up to 5 weeks after the start of the lecture period. You will, however, only be enrolled once we have received all documents.

You can check the status of your application at any time in your TUMonline account.

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 admitted, or will move on to the second stage of the assessment procedure. In the second stage, the written essay and the criteria of the first stage together will be evaluated.

In detail: 

The online application process takes place through our application portal TUMonline

An internship is not mandatory. Students of this program are encouraged to gain practical experience through internships during their studies (i.e. during the project phase)

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.