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Master in Consumer Affairs

Stand out from the crowd - Become an expert in consumers with a uniquely international profile

Consumer affairs is an increasingly important field in today's globalizing world. Companies, governments, NGOs, and research institutions in many countries are on the lookout for graduates who understand the economic, social, and environmental contexts in which today's consumers operate. As a consumer affairs specialist with international experience, you will be in an outstanding position to meet their needs.

The Master in Consumer Affairs (MCA) is one of a kind in Germany. With participants from many different countries and various academic backgrounds, the MCA program forms a distinctive group of students. The diversity within the program nurtures exchange of different perspectives, fosters intercultural skills and thus prepares students for a successful career in a global environment. Moreover, the program offers students the special opportunity to spend one or two semesters at one of the program's partner universities, Aarhus University (Denmark), Wageningen University (the Netherlands), Warsaw University of Life Sciences (Poland), and the University of Bologna (Italy). Students can choose from additional academic specializations (at least two are offered by each MCA University) or graduate with a double degree, if they meet the admission criteria at both, TUM School of Management and Wageningen University.

All students in the MCA program at TUM School of Management can access our excellent Career Service Center to help launch their professional career. We have strong connections to many leading firms, including BMW, BCG, Commerzbank, E.ON, Siemens and Telefónica O2 Germany. 

At a glance

Degree profile

  •  Management and Social Sciences

Final qualification

  •  Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Structure

  • Basics in Consumer Affairs (Required modules)
  • Specialization: Consumer, Technology and Innovation and Sustainable Consumption
  • General modules in Consumer Affairs
  • Master's Thesis

Language of instruction 

  • 100% English (and some German elective modules available)

Start of program

  • Winter semester

Length of program

  • 4 semesters

Attendance

  • Full-time study (30 ECTS credits per semester)

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with at least 30 ECTS in socio-economic courses, with or without professional experience
  • Proficiency in English
  • Successful completion of the assessment procedure
  • Partner universities have their own admission requirements for exchanges and the double degree program

Modules and Courses Overview.
Modules and Courses Specialization Consumer, Technology and Innovation.
Modules and Courses Specialization Sustainable Consumption.

Application period

  • January 1 - May 31

Tuition