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Management and Technology (TUM-BWL)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

The Bachelor’s program in Management and Technology combines management courses with a specialization in technology.

TUM School of Management

Key Data

Type of Study
  • Full Time
Required Language Proficiency Languages of Instruction
  • English
  • German
Main Locations
Admission Category Start of Degree Program
  • Winter Semester (October)
Standard Duration of Studies
(Number of Semesters)
  • 6 semesters fulltime
Credits Costs

Information on Degree Program

What does this program cover?

Many companies today are looking for managers with a background in engineering or natural sciences. They need passionate individuals who combine entrepreneurial skills and a detailed knowledge of business with a solid understanding of innovation and technology. Our Bachelor in Management & Technology (TUM-BWL) gives you the interdisciplinary focus you need, putting you at a distinct advantage when it comes to shaping your career. 

The program combines courses in management (70% of your studies) with options in engineering or natural sciences (30%). We also leave you plenty of room for specialization and pursuing the areas that interest you most. 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. Practical experience is ensured through project work. When you are nearing graduation, our excellent Career Service Center is at your disposal to help you launch your professional career. We have strong connections to many leading firms, including BMW, BCG, Commerzbank, E.ON, Siemens and Telefónica O2 Germany.

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

How is the program structured?

The first 4 semesters communicate you the basic knowledge of the disciplines Management, Mathematics, Law and Economics.

Starting in the second semester, students get insights into their chosen specialization in technology (Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Informatics, Electrical and Information Technology, Computer Engineering and Renewable Resources).

The specialization in Renewable Resources is taught at TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability. The specialization in Computer Engineering is the only specialization taught 100 % in English.

Within the upper terms, our students get the chance to prove their team working skills during the module “Project Studies” and can choose a specialization in the Management or/and Technology area depending on their personal interests. 

Moreover, the modules “International Experience" & "Communication Skills” give students the possibility to acquire important soft skills, extend their language proficiencies and collect experience abroad.

Through the mobility window, we give our students the possibility to complete a semester abroad at one of our partner universities.

Finally, the sixth semester is devoted to the Bachelor’s thesis.

What is the language of instruction?

Required language skills for admission:

You need sufficient German or 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. A German higher education entrance qualification (e.g. the Abitur) is accepted as proof of German language skills. Learn more about recognized certificates and other ways to prove your 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 either English (English Track: available only specialization in "Computer Engineering") or English and German (German Track). The language of instruction for each module is detailed in the course overview.     

Which further expertise and skills will I acquire?

Optional fields for specializations in Management or/and Technology: 

The module list provided by the TUM School of Management in the fields of the Academic Departments:

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing, Strategy & Leadership
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Economics, Law & Policy


and/or additional electives in the chosen specialization in Technology: 

  • Chemistry
  • Electrical and Information Technology
  • Informatics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Renewable Resources

Which professional opportunities can I take up with this qualification?

After successful completion of the Bachelor’s degree program, you’ll be able to take over a leading position in an international acting company at the interface of management & technology. As such, you’ll be capable of connecting technological issues with economical aspects, which enables you to successfully establish yourself at companies such as e.g. BMW, Siemens, or Allianz.

Binding Regulations for Progression of Studies, Examinations and Application

Application and Admission

How do I apply? (start of program in winter semester 2019/20)

Admission requirements and the application procedure vary depending on the type of higher education entrance qualification you hold.

You must apply through the application portal at TUMonline. 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.

Applicants with an international higher education entrance qualification must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist  

In detail:

How do I apply? (start of program in summer semester 2020)

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.

In detail:

Which documents do I need to submit? (start of program in winter semester 2019/20)

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

Application period for winter semester: 15.05. - 15.07.

An application for the summer semester is only possible for higher upper-division semesters. Application deadline: 15.01.

 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 enrollment as 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.

What application deadlines do I need to meet? (start of program in summer semester 2020)

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 admissions 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.
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. 

In detail: 

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.

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.

TUM Management Alumni e.V. organizes regular events and talks on a range of current issues and topics offering insights into corporate business and noteworthy economic research or developments.

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. 

Additional Information

If you choose the specialization in Renewable Resources, your studies will be centered on the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability.

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