Applications open for the Social Impact Award 2019

TUM School of Management students and graduates can now submit their projects for the Social Impact Award 2019. If your project study, Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis tackles a social issue or aims to have a beneficial impact on society as a whole, apply now for a chance to win 2000 euros.


What is meant by social impact?
The Inter-organizational Committee on Guidelines and Principles for Social Assessment defines social impacts as ‘the consequences to human populations of any public or private actions that alter the ways in which people live, work, play, relate to one another, organize to meet their needs, and generally cope as members of society’. If you feel that your work has made such an impact, it may qualify you for the award!


Who can apply?
All TUM School of Management students (not just graduates) can apply with their Project Studies, Master’s or Bachelor’s theses, if they address a social problem and provide an innovative solution.

In regards to your project studies/thesis, this means that you acquired hands-on experience by working in student teams with companies or other organizations on a particular assignment. You structured the project and employed methods and theories to develop results of practical value for the organization. To determine the social impact of your project/thesis your appliation should illustrate the value the project/thesis provides to its target group and to society.


Submission requirements:

  • Project/Thesis summary (one page single spaced)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Short video clip (1 min. max.) illustrating the project and the social problem it addresses.


Please send all documents by May 24, 2019 to


The 2000-euro cash prize is sponsored by the TUM Management Alumni e.V.



Image: © Heddergott / TUM

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