Plug-in Modules

Plug-in modules are used to specifically expand the range of courses that provide students with particularly innovative and interdisciplinary content – independently of the curricula of the respective degree programs. In this way, students can develop specific competencies and acquire knowledge that cannot yet be taken into account in their regular modules, deal with issues and approaches from disciplines outside their field of study, and work on interdisciplinary projects together with fellow students from other subjects.

Plug-in Modules in the Winter Semester 2021/22

A class with a start-up feel: In this course, students work in teams to develop their own entrepreneurial idea in agile, iterative cycleswith a lot of real-life feedback.


In the Business Plan Advanced Seminar, participants can further develop their own start-up idea, refine the business concept and subject it to an initial practical test. Experienced founders support them in the process.

This course asks what really matters in work, career and life – and takes a look at the unwritten laws around entrepreneurship, creation and investment.

Over the course of two semesters, participants discuss the megatrends of sustainability and digitization and uncover potential for action for TUM, the city of Munich, and beyond.

Theory and practice of negotiation. Students who are not enrolled at the TUM School of Management, please apply with CV, letter of motivation and Transcript of Records at karina.konieczny(at)

In this course, participants gain insights from the practice of founders and entrepreneurs, and work on their own project to improve self-leadership.


Vertical farming can contribute to the sustainable transformation of food production. In this course, students design their own concept for a vertical farming system at the Weihenstephan campus.

Learning by doing: In this seminar, students take on the challenge of solving a practical business problem posed by entrepreneurial partners and thus further develop their innovation skills.

Leading by coaching: In this course, students learn to build their coaching skills and practice them by helping real innovation or start-up teams with their challenges.