Management and Innovation
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
The focus of the Master in Management and Innovation at Campus Heilbronn is on management, innovation, entrepreneurship and technology. A Double Degree Track is offered together with HEC Paris.TUM School of Management
Information on Degree Program
What does this program cover?
Educating the Innovation Managers of the Future is the goal of the four-semester Master in Management & Innovation. The program is aimed at young professionals with first professional experience who would like to bridge the gap between management and technology. As a graduate from this unique English-language program, you will have the exclusive ability to foster innovations within organizations.
How is the program structured?
Choose from two program tracks:
The TUM Track kicks off with courses in general management at TUM Campus Heilbronn. These are accompanied by courses such as personal and career development, language courses or a mentoring program. During the second semester you have the chance to apply your knowledge in a real-life project at one of the family-run businesses in the Heilbronn-Franken region, gain international experience during a 4-week stay in China, and either complete an internship abroad or take elective modules at TUM Campus Heilbronn.
You spend your third Semester in Munich taking course modules such as Innovation Prototyping, Technological Trends and Growth Strategies & Business Models. You further develop your personal and leadership skills and work on a real-life project in a startup or large enterprise in the Munich area. The fourth semester is reserved for writing your Master’s thesis.
The Double Degree Track leads to a double degree from two of Europe’s most renowned universities, TUM and HEC Paris. The Master in Management program at HEC Paris was ranked second in the world by the Financial Times in 2017. The knowledge HEC Paris imparts to its students is based on cutting-edge research in all fields of management science. It is tested in real-world contexts and is constantly updated and fully aligned with the expectations of the business world.
Over the years, HEC Paris has developed extremely close relations with the corporate world, providing its students with thousands of opportunities. For example, the school organizes five international job fairs, numerous professional workshops, mentoring with alumni, conferences with prestigious guest speakers and CEOs, and business games and academic awards sponsored by leading international companies.
Founded in 1883, the HEC Alumni Association is one of the most powerful in Europe, with more than 52,300 members in 132 countries. It provides a platform for exchanging experience, ideas and information, facilitates entry into the professional world and supports former students throughout their careers.
You spend your first two semesters at HEC Paris taking courses in general management such as Financial Accounting, Marketing or Operations & Supply Chain Management.
The third semester you spend in Munich taking course modules such as Innovation Prototyping, Technological Trends and Growth Strategies & Business Models. You further develop your personal and leadership skills and work on a real-life project in a startup or large enterprise in the Munich area. The fourth semester is reserved for writing your Master’s thesis. These courses are complemented by language classes, networking events and other extracurricular activities.
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?
The Master in Management & Innovation teaches you the skills you need to be an ideal innovation manager. It gives you the knowhow to apply those skills in business administration in various technological settings. You will discover how to build smart solutions at the interface of management and technology, and work as part of an international or interdisciplinary team.
You will learn how to:
- Combine knowledge from different disciplines – business administration, innovation, entrepreneurship – and apply it in key business activities
- Recognize the potential of innovations and technological trends within organizations and implement them in new business processes
- Act with an entrepreneurial mindset to define strategies and achieve financial targets
- Analyze strategic decisions and apply the tools of modern strategic management for successful decision-making
- Present and communicate professionally
Which professional opportunities can I take up with this qualification?
After attending this programm, you will be highly attractive for potential employers, since in-depth knowledge at the interface between management and technology is highly in demand in the business world.
Binding Regulations for Progression of Studies, Examinations and Application
Application and Admission
How do I apply? (start of program in winter semester 2019/20)
How do I apply? (start of program in summer semester 2020)
Which documents do I need to submit? (start of program in summer semester 2020)
What application deadlines do I need to meet? (start of program in summer semester 2020)
For the TUM Track, the dates of the application rounds are:
- May 15, 2020
- July 31, 2020 (highly recommended for internationals)
- September 1, 2020
The application period starts on February 1, 2020.
For the Double Degree Track, the dates of the application rounds are:
- October 22, 2019
- January 7, 2020
- March 3, 2020
- April 28, 2020
- June 2, 2020
You can already apply for the next Double Degree Intake in 2020
More information is available on the course homepage.