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Management (Main Location: Heilbronn)

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

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

TUM School of Management

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

What does this program cover?

The city of Heilbronn lies in the heart of Heilbronn-Franken, 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 from their locations right here. Which makes it the perfect match for the particular TUM model, with its combination of entrepreneurial spirit and innovative capacity. In 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 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 your desired area 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?

rmnIn 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 their 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? (start of program in winter semester 2019/20)

Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a bachelor’s) in engineering or natural sciences 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.


You must apply online using the TUMonline application portal. After completing the online application process, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hard copy by the application deadline.

In detail:

What application deadlines do I need to meet? (start of program in winter semester 2019/20)

Application period for winter semester: 01.04. - 31.05.

Our online application portal TUMonline will create an application form and a checklist with the documents you have to hand in. The checklist shows which documents you need for admission and which for enrollment

You must submit the signed application form and all documents you need for admission before the application deadline

Please also submit the documents we need for your enrollmentas soon as possible. If individual documents for enrollment are not available to you yet, you can hand them in up to five weeks after the start of the lecture period. However, we recommend that you submit all required documents well before the semester begins, as you will not be enrolled until all documents have been received. 

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.

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.

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