Management and Technology (Main Location: Heilbronn)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
The Bachelor’s program in Management and Technology (TUM-BWL) combines management courses (70%) with a specialization in technology focusing on Digital Technologies (30%).TUM School of Management
Information on Degree Program
What does this program cover?
We created the Bachelor in Management & Technology with the new Digital Technologies specialization with a particular type of candidate in mind. We are looking for highly motivated high-school graduates who are interested in business administration and, at the same time, want to acquire a basic knowledge of the natural sciences and engineering – with a special focus on digital technology. Graduates of the program will be ideally qualified for a career that combines business management with technical skills, particularly in the area of digital technology.
How is the program structured?
- Basics in Economics, Law, Management, Mathematics and Natural Sciences
- Specialisation in Technology: Digital Technologies
- Electives in Management and/or Technology
- International Experience and Communication Skills
- Project Studies focusing on practical or research issues
- Bachelor's thesis
In their first four semesters, students will acquire basic knowledge in management (54 ECTS), economics (12 ECTS), law (12 ECTS), and mathematics and natural sciences (12 ECTS). Students can specialize in Digital Technologies (42 ECTS). They will spend their third semester at TUM Campus Garching. Practical experience is ensured through project studies in the fourth or fifth semester (12 ECTS). In the upper semesters, students will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge or specialize in their desired areas of management or technology by choosing electives (18 ECTS), to improve their communication skills (3 ECTS), and to go abroad in order to gain practical international experience (3 ECTS). Through the mobility window, we give our students the possibility to complete a semester abroad at one of our partner universities. The program will be completed by a written Bachelor's thesis in the sixth semester (12 ECTS).
In the area of management, you can select modules in:
- Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Marketing, Strategy & Leadership
- Operations & Supply Chain Management
- Finance & Accounting
- Economics, Law & Policy
And / or additional electives in:
- Management in Family Businesses
- Management in Digital Transformation
- Business Law
What is the language of instruction?
Up to 100% in English.
You will need to proof proficiency in either the English or German language based on our requirements. If your final two years of your highschool education were taught in either English or German (for example a German Abitur), you are exempt from having to present a language certificate of any kind. Please refer here for more details.
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.
Which further expertise and skills will I acquire?
Upon completion of this program our graduates will
- have a sound understanding of the link between Management and Digital Technology.
- have knowledge of business fundamentals.
- be effective communicators of business topics.
- be responsible decision makers.
- be managers in a global world.
Which professional opportunities can I take up with this qualification?
After successful completion of the Bachelor’s degree program, you will be able to take over a leading position in an international acting company at the interface of management & technology. As such, you will be capable of connecting technological issues with economical aspects.
Binding Regulations for Progression of Studies, Examinations and Application
Application and Admission
How do I apply?
Admission requirements and the application procedure vary depending on the type of higher education entrance qualification you hold.
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 an international higher education entrance qualification must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.
Which documents do I need to submit during the online application?
- Application for Admission (upload - signed)
- Higher Education Entrance Qualification
- Letter of Motivation
- if applicable: Proof of Internships or Professional Experience
- Complete and Current Résumé
- Proof of German or English Language Proficiency
- Preliminary Documentation (VPD) by uni-assist - for international applicants only
We may require additional documents depending on your educational background and your country of origin. Complete the online application to receive a comprehensive list of the required documents.
Which documents do I need to submit for enrollment?
- Application for Enrollment (signed)
- Higher Education Entrance Qualification (certified copy)
- Most Current Photo (as for ID)
- Student Health Insurance Certificate
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: 15.05. – 15.07.
An application for the summer semester is only possible for higher subject semesters. Application deadline: 15.01.
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 evaluating your ability to successfully manage the particular qualitative requirements of the Bachelor’s program.
In the first stage, your overall secondary school grades, your grades in subject-specific courses, and any relevant practical experience or additional qualifications will be evaluated using a point system. Depending on the amount of points accumulated, applicants are either immediately admitted or invited to an admission interview.
We assess your application considering your final Abitur grade (or GPA) and your four individual half-year grades (Halbjahresnoten) in German or English, Mathematics and an Advanced Natural Science.
For applicants who do not provide the individual grades in the mentioned subjects, we will assess your application considering the final grade (GPA) of your university entrance qualification and your performance in the admission interview.
Where can I find the online application portal?
Do I have to complete an internship?
An Internship is not compulsory for the admission or the successful termination of the program but is highly recommended to get work experience early on.
What are my options after earning this degree?
We at TUM School of Management offer you advice and support in all matters concerning your career. Our Career Service Center posts job offers on our job board and holds career events and workshops. We collaborate closely with renowned companies and offer various opportunities to get in touch with them.
Our alumni organization, TUM Management Alumni e.V., plays a key role in bringing our alumni, students and partners together. While we focus on networking, we also aim at promoting education, training, science and research.
We closely collaborate with the Mentoring Program of the Technical University of Munich to bring you together with well-versed professionals, who can help you build your career and develop highly-sought after business skills.