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Management (Main Location: Munich)

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

The professional world is changing: Management and industrial processes are increasingly interwoven, and companies no longer think in terms of traditional divisions. Instead, they are looking for people who combine outstanding technical skills with a passion for management.

TUM School of Management

Key Data

Type of Study
  • Full Time
Required Language Proficiency Language of Instruction
  • Bilingual (German and 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

What does this program cover?

Our Master's program in Management positions you at precisely this interface. We designed the program in Management for people with a first degree in Engineering or Natural Sciences who have a strong interest in management. Based on your background in engineering or natural sciences gained during your first degree, it develops your skills in management, law, economics and business. Later, you have the opportunity to individually specialize in desired areas of management.

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.

For a comprehensive description of the program, please refer to the degree program documentation:

How is the program structured?

In their first two semesters, students will acquire basic knowledge in Management (36 ECTS), Economics (6 ECTS) and Law (6 ECTS). Moreover, they will gain insights into the areas of Entrepreneurship (6 ECTS) and International Management and also make their own practical international experiences (6 ECTS).

In their third semester, students will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge or specialize in desired areas of Management by choosing electives, to do project studies or to even study abroad (30 ECTS).

The program will be completed by a written Master’s thesis in the fourth semester (30 ECTS).

What is the language of instruction?

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.

Which further expertise and skills will I acquire?

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.

Which professional opportunities can I take up with this qualification?

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

How do I apply?

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:

Which documents do I need to submit for enrollment?

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.

What application deadlines do I need to meet?

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.

On what basis does TUM select applicants for admission?

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, rejected or invited to an admissions interview. 

In detail:

Where can I find the online application portal?

The online application process takes place through our application portal TUMonline.

Do I have to complete an internship?

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.

Additional Information

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