Start studying in Times of Corona

Shaping the new campus life. We are ready, are you?

 

Blended learning concept

For the Winter Semester 2020/2021 the TUM School of Management is planning to implement a blended learning concept. This will entail an intelligent mix of online offerings and on-site teachings for all study programs. Of course, this is subject to a further easing of Bavarian infection control regulations.

It is our goal to create a teaching concept for each study program that meets the needs of all our students. The feedback we have received from our students enables us to further innovative courses to ensure optimal knowledge transfer and interaction. We are focused heavily on supporting all of our students regarding these new “forms of learning” but are specifically focused on our freshmen to ensure their transition to higher education is smooth.

 

International students

There is also a possibility that our international students will only be able to virtually start their studies due to travel restrictions and that a renewed lock-down may occur dependent upon future infection rates. We are taking all these concerns into consideration when creating our implementation plan and are part of the reason why we will be taking a blended approach to the next semester.

For our incoming exchange students the TUM Global & Alumni office has collected some answers to the most frequently asked questions concerning the Coronavirus situation. Please find a summary with that information here.

 

Health & safety

To ensure the health and safety of those who can attend in-person, the university is studying the possibilities of assessing and mitigating safety risks and leveraging digital technologies to create the best possible room hygiene concept. We are also looking to determine the most practical and feasible way to trace any possible infection chains. Our priority and goal are not only to provide the best education to our students but to do so while ensuring the health and safety of all of those involved.

 

Please note that this refers to our Bachelor and Master programs. For further information regarding the Executive MBA programs click here.

Apply now for our Young professional or one of our Executive MBA Programs

Young Professional Program

The application period for the Winter Semester 2020/2021 is from April 1 – September 1, 2020.

Executive MBA Programs

The application period for the Winter Semester 2020/2021 is from April 1 – September 1, 2020.

Availability Admissions Team

We ask students to refrain from visiting our service units in person until further notice, in order to reduce the risk of infection. If you wish to schedule a phone call or virtual meeting please get back to our respective Admission or Program Manager by Email:

  • for our young professional program click here
  • for our executive programs click here

TUM Campus Heilbronn

Review: Study@Heilbronn Online Info Days – Innovative Formats for Prospective Students

With the pandemic halting on-campus visits and making it impossible for prospective students to get a personal impression of the TUM Campus Heilbronn, Wissensstadt Heilbronn decided to launch the “Online Info Days Study@Heilbronn”, a cross-campus format for various educational institutions in Heilbronn. Overall, TUM School of Management held more than 30 live sessions for prospective students offered collaboratively by our professors, program managers, and students at TUM Campus Heilbronn.

Three Days Full of Exciting, Innovative Formats

Spread over three days, numerous live discussions with other schools in Heilbronn were hosted by YouTuber Jacob Beautemps in the so-called LIVe Lounge, named after and shot in the ‘LIV’ library on the Heilbronn campus. Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar, Founding Dean of TUM Campus Heilbronn, introduced the TUM Campus Heilbronn in the Opening Session on Tuesday. He talked about the role the location Heilbronn plays for TUM: “Two years ago, we celebrated our 150th anniversary as TUM and of course, Heilbronn is a very exciting chapter for the Technical University of Munich, going from over 40,000 students in Munich back to functioning similar to a start-up here in Heilbronn”. He went on to explain what makes Heilbronn and the region so attractive for our students and addressed the recent challenges that came with the shift towards digital teaching. Prof. Dr. Müller then went into the session “Get Your Master” to discuss the arguments in favor of a Master’s at the TUM Campus Heilbronn and answered questions such as: “Do I need a master’s degree at all?”, “What chances will it provide for me?”, and “Why should I get my master’s degree in Germany, especially in the Heilbronn-Franken region?”.

On Day two, Prof. David Wuttke, together with three of his Master students, discussed the potential for VR in education and classes: “Especially in education, I see multiple things for which VR could present great potential. Looking at it from a professor’s perspective, a more didactic perspective. When you are teaching, you are typically holding a 90-minute-lecture, heavily based on the theory that you need to convey and the lecture is rather teacher-centric. Here at TUM Campus Heilbronn, we are in a fortunate situation. We have smaller class sizes, which makes our seminars and lectures much more interactive already. And now, with VR, we are taking the next step, creating lectures that are participant centric.”

Finally, Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar rounded off the LIVe Lounge program on Thursday with the topic “Digital Transformation with COVID19“. In his sample lecture, Prof. Krcmar talked about the drivers of the digital transformation and its acceleration due to COVID19. Based on a recent study, he addressed the organizational changes that came with the crisis and the necessity to adapt management activities accordingly. “Your studies here in Heilbronn will enable you to acquire the dynamic capabilities and meta-skills needed to manage such changes in the context of digital transformation,” he said as he wrapped up his lecture.

In addition to the various formats in the LIVe Lounge, our professors offered numerous sample lectures for prospective students to get a first glimpse into what they can expect during their studies at TUM Campus Heilbronn. Dr. Rehbock, held a presentation on 360° Leadership to answer questions such as: “What is leadership to you?” and “How do you influence others without a formal leader role?”, while Prof. Jung gave a talk on law and contract negotiations. Day two started with an interactive supply chain simulation session with Prof. Wuttke, who then later held a second, blended-learning lecture on the Newsvendor Model. Prof. Förderer and Prof. Müller rounded off the program. Prof. Förderer introduced the topic: “Uber, Air BnB & Co. – How Digital Platforms are Revolutionizing Business” – based on the concept of digital platforms and their impact on our economy and shared best practices on how to manage them. Prof. Müller offered a sample lecture on sustainable finance, discussing sustainability from an investor perspective.

The program was complemented by numerous info sessions, consultations with our program managers, as well as Q&A sessions with our professors, students, and alumni. After successfully piloting the Study@Heilbronn Online Info Days, all those involved are certain: Corona or not, in the course of digitization, virtual events like the Online Info Days offer valuable experience to approach similar, forward-looking formats in the future.

Re-watch all the LIVe Lounge sessions on YouTube.

Discover our TUM Campus Heilbronn in 360°

The current Corona pandemic has made it particularly difficult for prospective students to get a personal impression of the campus where they might consider studying. The TUM School of Management has therefore now released a virtual reality video in which you can experience the Heilbronn campus almost as close as in real life, and even get some additional insights!

The VR video let’s you walk around campus and see all of our modern facilities. What’s more: You will get the rare chance to experience a class held by our Dean Prof. Gunther Friedl, and get exclusive insights into student life at Campus Heilbronn.

Discover our TUM Campus Heilbronn on your own in this 360° tour. Enjoy the experience!