Studying in Times of Corona

Digital Summer Semester 2020

The 2020 Summer Semester for TUM School of Management is off to a great start! Even though our Professors only had a few weeks to prepare their online lectures, classes have begun with no educational issues. Our students are enjoying our new digital platform and are looking forward to future lectures. The only hiccups our students have experienced are mild, technical difficulties – most of which were related to internet streaming speeds. We did have a small glitch with Moodle, our online sharing platform, but our fantastic IT department resolved that issue very quickly. We are extremely proud of our professors, students and support staff for being so accommodating and flexible this semester. We are looking forward to the upcoming weeks. As we look to continuously improve, if you have any additional feedback to provide then please send it directly to contact@wi.tum.de.

Relevant information on modules and courses, teaching formats, examinations and more

The lecture period for the summer semester 2020 has started on 20 April 2020. The period has been extended to 7 August 2020 to provide flexibility in the event of unforeseeable developments, as well as to hold online courses up to this date, if necessary.

All mandatory modules of the TUM School of Management will take place. We ask that you register for courses, as usual, via TUMonline. For the offer of the elective modules, please check your curricular support in TUMonline, which lists all courses that will take place. We ask for your understanding, that not all planned courses are suitable for digital teaching and therefore a few planned courses were cancelled. For help in navigating TUMonline, please check our manual on course planning and scheduling.

Over the past few weeks, to the best of their ability and with exemplary support from ProLehre Media and Didactics, all members of TUM teaching staff have prepared synchronous and asynchronous online courses using electronic resources. We will do everything we can to ensure that our mutual collaboration and interactive exchange with the help of electronic teaching formats runs smoothly. Please support our lecturers by actively participating in chats, quizzes and synchronous sessions, as well as by thoughtful engagement with the material provided to you in the form of video sequences.

Each lecturer decided individually, how his or her class is structured and which teaching format suits the course best. Your central sources of information are Moodle and TUMonline for each course. Many courses will use Lecturio recordings combined with other teaching formats; others will be streamed live or will be prepared in advance and made available in video format via Moodle. Information on exercises and tutorials are given under the respective module in TUMonline.

All courses of the TUM School of Management with a limited number of places, for example (Advanced) Seminars, (Advanced) Topics and other limited courses, were distributed here. Free capacities will be assigned by the respective chairs. Information on the procedure are provided in the course description under Course Criteria & Registration. Please contact the chair only, if there is no information given on the distribution of free places in the course description.

As far as possible, we will schedule regular (re-)examination dates for the summer semester to administer the examinations of the 2019/20 winter semester that were cancelled due to the Corona virus. It is not clear yet, how long and to what extent the Corona Pandemic will continue to restrict us, which is why it is unfortunately not yet possible to make any binding statements as to when exactly these cancelled dates in the summer semester can be made up for. The TUM and the TUM School of Management will inform you as soon as there are new developments in this regard.

Important update on exams of other faculties

Registrations for the cancelled exams WS 19/20 will slowly be opened in TUMonline. Please make sure to inform yourself in TUMonline and register if necessary.

Handing in your thesis

Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to hand in your thesis personally. Therefore, the following rules apply until further notice:

The thesis is submitted digitally to grademanagement@wi.tum.de.

Please remember: The declaration of authorship must also be signed in this version! In addition, please fill out the permission to view the thesis form and send it with your work.

Important: The digital submission does not replace the submission of the 3 printed copies. Please send them to us by post. Feel free to use the address label in our download area.

TUM School of Management

Grademanagement

Arcisstr. 21

80333 München

General information regarding the final thesis as well as all necessary forms are available under the caption “FINAL THESIS” in the download area of ​​our homepage.

 

Extension of the thesis’ deadline

If you have experienced delays in the completion of your thesis due to the current restrictions, please contact your Examination Board via pruefungsausschuss@wi.tum.de.

Please submit a covering statement to the Examination Board explaining the grounds for your extension (guidelines: English/German). In addition, please fill out this form (English/German) and have it signed by an authorized person at your supervising Chair (usually Chair holder). This is to confirm that he\she is in agreement with the reasons you give and your proposed new submission date.

Due to current restrictions, all necessary forms may be signed and submitted digitally.

We ask all students of the Bachelor and Master in Management & Technology in Munich with a specialization in technology to register in TUMonline for the respective courses. More information on the teaching format will be given in TUMonline and Moodle. All mandatory modules planned for the summer semester 2020 in the specialization in technology should take place.

More information from the respective faculties can be found here:

All information regarding taking a leave of absence can be found here.

There is a temporary special offer from Stata until 01.06.2020 for students of our faculty as described here.

In the first weeks of the lecture period, we will be particularly eager to engage in dialogue with all sides of the e-learning equation in an effort to identify those digital formats that are particularly suitable for your competence acquisition. Please support us, here, as well, with your feedback, which we will be gathering with surveys in the near future. Perhaps you will be inspired to contribute your ideas on the teaching of the future to the TUM FUTURE LEARNING INITIATIVE. We have extended the deadline for submitting proposals until 18 May.

Until further notice, the academic advising is only available by e-mail. Due to the current situation, our service point and other offices will remain closed for the time being. Please send us an e-mail instead. In urgent cases we are happy to offer you an online appointment. You can find our contact details here.

Due to the current restrictions in university operations, we currently cannot make any statement as to whether it will be possible to move to Germany and start a degree program in the 2020 Summer Semester. Therefore, we recommend that international students who have received admission for the Summer Semester 2020 defer their studies to the Winter Semester 2020/21. Admission to the program will remain valid for the Winter Semester 2020/21. To defer your studies, you need to submit a new application via TUMonline during the regular application period for Winter Semester 2020/21 and upload your documents.

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.

All branch libraries including study areas like reading rooms and carells are closed for the public. Digital services like e-journals, e-books and databases are available as usual.

Find more information about the University Library in Munich here and the LIV in Heilbronn, here.

The TUM Language Center will offer online courses in 17 languages and other services. Find more information here. If you are an international student and interested in learning German as a Foreign Language click here.

Please keep yourself informed via the TUM info page on the current developments and measures taken, as well as here, on our website, where all relevant information is available.

IMPORTANT NOTE

It is of the utmost importance to us to protect you and the public in these extraordinary times.

For the following cases, it is therefore all the more important, that you send a notification to krisenstab-coronavirus@tum.de and notify the relevant state health office immediately.

  • in cases of a Covid-19 infection or
  • in cases of suspicion of Covid-19 infection or
  • if you have had contact to a Covid-19 infected person.

The public health authority will evaluate the given health risk and initiate any necessary measures. Many thanks!

We wish you and your families continued health and hope to see you all safe and sound in the near future.

Studying from home

University and libraries closed, studying from home, social distancing… The coronavirus presents us all with new challenges. Thus, we would like to offer support to help you get along well during the summer semester, despite the changed circumstances.

Student Council TUM SOM

The Student Council TUM SOM cares about you! Do you have questions regarding your studies, you would like to ask fellow students? Do you have concerns or some suggestions for improvement? Or do you have some cool stories to tell about your stay-at-home time? – feel free to shoot us a mail at corona@tum-som.com .

Stay updated about ongoing studies, Student Council activities, upcoming events and some fun stories – our Instagram Channel fstumsom delivers new content every week! We would be glad to see some new faces in upcoming Student Council Meetings! If you are interested, feel free to drop by in upcoming meetings.

  • 2nd June, 19:00
  • 16th June, 19:00
  • 30th June, 19:00

How does a Student Council Meeting look like? Prepare some snacks and your favourite drink and join us on Zoom. Everyone’s opinion matters when we discuss important topics like “Which events can we organize in times of Corona?” or “How can we, as Student Council, collaborate more with the faculty to speak up for students?”. The department heads (University Policy, Marketing, Student Experience, Marketing, Internal Affairs) will also present their latest news. At the end we will hang out together and play some online games. Last time we hosted a very fun Pub Quiz for example.

If you would like to join the Student Council or if you have something to say about the current exceptional situation or if you just want to hear some different voices, chat and play some games with fellow students – join the next Student Council Meeting on June 2nd, 2020, 19:00 on Zoom.

Collection of helpful counselling services

 

ProLehre: Studyskills

Are you wondering how online learning from home can actually work well? The Learning Competence Team at ProLehre | Media and Didactics has put together a collection of helpful tips for successful online learning – from workplace design to time management. In addition, you can access a virtual workshop and several consulting services.

 

Academic Coaching

Do you need continuous support during the semester, e.g. to improve your handling of high performance requirements or to get a grip on chronic procrastination behavior? You can choose between individual advice and group settings for learning and examination coaching.

 

Boosting your mental strength for studying

Would you like to receive further training in the area of personality development & self-management? All workshops in the area of self-competence and TUM4Mind are available to you in virtual form, combining input by experienced trainers with interactive exchange within the group.

 

TUM4Health

Do you sometimes ask yourself how you are supposed to get through your studies “healthy”? On the pages of the student health management system TUM4Health, you will find not only information on exercise and nutrition, but also hints and advice from students for students in times of Corona.

 

Psychotherapeutic and Psychosocial Advisory Service

Do you need support with regard to mental challenges or study-related problems? The Psychotherapeutic and Psychosocial Counseling Office of the Munich Student Union is available for individual telephone counseling sessions. In addition, the Munich Student Union offers a variety of other services, such as general and social counseling.

Meet fellow students & alumni with “Mystery Coffee” 

Is this your first semester at TUM? Are you new to the city? Or are you just looking to meet new people, but can’t leave your home because of Corona?

We’re excited to introduce “Mystery Coffee”! Provided free to TUM School of Management students and alumni by Martin Scheuplein, CIO of Mystery Minds GmbH and EMBA alum;

“Mystery Coffee” is a free way to virtually meet fellow students or alumni from various disciplines – all you have to do is register! You’ll be randomly matched with other students or alumni from our university to meet with over a cup of coffee (or tea), regularly. Through “Mystery Coffee”, you’ll be able to continue to playfully expand your social network and create an entertaining change to your daily routine, all while staying safe.

Join in and register today!

What does your studying from home look like? Tell us your story and win great prices!

We are curious about your experiences during these first few weeks of remote studying and digital teaching. Which is why we are creating this contest for you to share your experience with us!

Are you a stupendous story teller? Then send us your story! A polished poet? Send us a poem! A prolific photographer or a visionary videographer? Then send us your best video clip, photo, or picture collage. The more creative, the better, and the higher your chances to win!

Send all entries to  facing-corona@wi.tum.de for a chance to win a scrumptious price:

  • 1st place: TUM hoodie
  • 2nd place: TUM thermos cup
  • 3rd place: TUM towel

All prices are sponsored by TUM Management Alumni e.V. 

Closing date: June 6, 2020

(for German please scroll down)

Participation in the competition of TUM Management Alumni e.V., hereinafter referred to as operator or organizer, is free of charge and is exclusively governed on these terms and conditions of participation.

Procedure of the Lottery

The duration of the competition is from May 15, 2020 until June 6, 2020 at 6 pm. During the participation period, users will be given the opportunity to participate in the competition online.

Participation

To participate in the competition, it is possible to submit a creative contribution as text, video or photo that reflects the everyday life of the “Home Study” of the TUM School of Management students. The participation is only possible within the participation period. Entries received after the closing date will not be considered in the draw.

Only one registration per participant will be entered in the competition. It is strictly prohibited to use multiple email addresses or multiple Facebook profiles to increase the chances of winning. Participation in the lottery is free of charge.

Eligible Participants

Natural born persons who are enrolled as students at TUM School of Management and are over the age of 18 are eligible to participate. Participation is not limited to customers of the organizer and is not dependent on the purchase of a good or service.

Should a participant be restricted in his legal capacity, the consent of his legal representative is required.

All persons involved in the conception and implementation of the lottery and employees of the operator and their family members are not eligible to participate in the lottery. In addition, the operator reserves the right to exclude persons from participation at its own discretion if there are justified reasons, for example:

(a) in the event of manipulation in connection with access to or performance of the competition, (b) in the event of breaches of these Terms and Conditions, (c) in the event of unfair trading, or (d) in the event of false or misleading information in connection with participation in the competition.

Winning, Notification and Communication of the Prize

The following prizes will be awarded:

1st place: TUM Hoodie

2nd place: TUM thermos cup

3rd place: TUM shower towel

The winners will be determined after the closing date for entries by selecting the most creative entry from among all participants. If the competition is linked to a task, only those participants who have correctly completed the task will be entered into the drawing.

The winners of the raffle will be informed promptly about the prize via a separate email.

The prize will be handed over exclusively to the winner or to the legal representative of the minor winner. An exchange, a self-collection or a cash payment of the prize is not possible.

Any costs incurred for shipping the prizes will be taken by the operator. Any additional costs associated with the claiming of the prize shall be taken by the winner. The winner himself/herself is responsible for any taxation of the prize.

If the winner does not respond after two requests within a period of 3 weeks, the prize can be transferred to another participant.

Termination of the Competition

The organizer expressly reserves the right to terminate the competition without prior notice and without giving any reason. This applies in particular to any reasons that would disrupt or prevent the competition from running according to plan.

Data Protection

To take part in the competition, it is necessary to provide personal data. The participant affirms that the personal details provided by him/her, in particular first name, surname and email address are true and correct.

The organizer points out that all personal data of the participant will neither be passed on to third parties nor given to them for use without consent.

In the event of a win, the winner agrees to the publication of his/her name in the advertising media used by the organizer. This includes the announcement of the winner on the operator’s website and its social media platforms. Furthermore, the participants of the competition agree that their creative contributions may be published on the website www.wi.tum.de and on the social media channels of TUM School of Management (Instagram & Facebook).

The participant can revoke his declared consent at any time. The revocation must be sent in writing to the contact data of the organizer. After revocation of the consent the collected and stored personal data of the participant will be deleted immediately.

Facebook & Instagram Disclaimer

This promotion is not affiliated with Facebook and Instagram and is in no way sponsored, endorsed or organized by these social media platforms.

Applicable Law

Questions or complaints in connection with the lottery should be addressed to the operator. The operator’s lottery is exclusively subject to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. Legal recourse is excluded.

Severability Clause

Should a provision of these conditions of participation be or become invalid in whole or in part, the validity of the remaining provisions of these conditions of participation shall not be affected. In place of the invalid provision, the legally permissible provision which comes closest to the meaning and purpose expressed in the invalid provision shall apply. The same shall apply accordingly in the event of a gap in these Conditions of Participation.

TUM Management Alumni e.V. wishes you success and good luck

Deutsche Version:

Teilnahmebedingungen
Die Teilnahme am Gewinnspiel von TUM Management Alumni e.V., nachfolgend Betreiber oder Veranstalter genannt, ist kostenlos und richtet sich ausschließlich nach diesen Teilnahmebedingungen.

Ablauf des Gewinnspiels
Die Dauer des Gewinnspiels erstreckt sich vom 15.05.2020 bis zum 06.06.2020 18 Uhr. Innerhalb dieses Zeitraums erhalten Nutzer online die Möglichkeit, am Gewinnspiel teilzunehmen.

Teilnahme
Um am Gewinnspiel teilzunehmen, ist die Einreichung eines kreativen Beitrags als Text, Video oder Foto möglich, der den Alltag des „Home Studyings“ der TUM Studenten wiederspiegelt. Die Teilnahme ist nur innerhalb des Teilnahmezeitraums möglich. Nach Teilnahmeschluss eingehende Einsendungen werden bei der Auslosung nicht berücksichtigt.

Pro Teilnehmer nimmt nur eine übermittelte Anmeldung am Gewinnspiel teil. Es ist strengstens untersagt, mehrere Email-Adressen oder mehrere Facebook Profile zur Erhöhung der Gewinnchancen zu verwenden. Die Teilnahme am Gewinnspiel ist kostenlos.

Teilnahmeberechtigte
Teilnahmeberechtigt sind natürliche Personen, die Ihren Wohnsitz in Deutschland und das 18. Lebensjahr vollendet haben. Die Teilnahme ist nicht auf Kunden des Veranstalters beschränkt und nicht vom Erwerb einer Ware oder Dienstleistung abhängig.

Sollte ein Teilnehmer in seiner Geschäftsfähigkeit eingeschränkt sein, bedarf es der Einwilligung seines gesetzlichen Vertreters.

Nicht teilnahmeberechtigt am Gewinnspiel sind alle an der Konzeption und Umsetzung des Gewinnspiels beteiligte Personen und Mitarbeiter des Betreibers sowie ihre Familienmitglieder. Zudem behält sich der Betreiber vor, nach eigenem Ermessen Personen von der Teilnahme auszuschließen, wenn berechtigte Gründe vorliegen, beispielsweise

(a) bei Manipulationen im Zusammenhang mit Zugang zum oder Durchführung des Gewinnspiels, (b) bei Verstößen gegen diese Teilnahmebedingungen, (c) bei unlauterem Handeln oder (d) bei falschen oder irreführenden Angaben im Zusammenhang mit der Teilnahme an dem Gewinnspiel.

Gewinn, Benachrichtigung und Übermittlung des Gewinns
Folgende Preise werden vergeben:
1. Platz: TUM Hoodie 1
2. Platz: TUM Thermosbecher
3. Platz: TUM Duschhandtuch

Die Ermittlung der Gewinner erfolgt nach Teilnahmeschluss im Rahmen einer Auswahl des kreativsten Beitrags unter allen Teilnehmern. Ist das Gewinnspiel mit einer Aufgabe verknüpft, kommen ausschließlich diejenigen Teilnehmer in die Verlosung, welche die Aufgabe korrekt durchgeführt haben.

Die Gewinner der Verlosung werden zeitnah über eine gesonderte Email über den Gewinn informiert.

Die Aushändigung des Gewinns erfolgt ausschließlich an den Gewinner oder an den gesetzlichen Vertreter des minderjährigen Gewinners. Ein Umtausch, eine Selbstabholung sowie eine Barauszahlung des Gewinns sind nicht möglich.

Eventuell für den Versand der Gewinne anfallende Kosten übernimmt der Betreiber. Mit der Inanspruchnahme des Gewinns verbundene Zusatzkosten gehen zu Lasten des Gewinners. Für eine etwaige Versteuerung des Gewinns ist der Gewinner selbst verantwortlich.

Meldet sich der Gewinner nach zweifacher Aufforderung innerhalb einer Frist von 3 Wochen nicht, kann der Gewinn auf einen anderen Teilnehmer übertragen werden.

Beendigung des Gewinnspiels
Der Veranstalter behält sich ausdrücklich vor, das Gewinnspiel ohne vorherige Ankündigung und ohne Mitteilung von Gründen zu beenden. Dies gilt insbesondere für jegliche Gründe, die einen planmäßigen Ablauf des Gewinnspiels stören oder verhindern würden.

Datenschutz
Für die Teilnahme am Gewinnspiel ist die Angabe von persönlichen Daten notwendig. Der Teilnehmer versichert, dass die von ihm gemachten Angaben zur Person, insbesondere Vor-, Nachname und Emailadresse wahrheitsgemäß und richtig sind.

Der Veranstalter weist darauf hin, dass sämtliche personenbezogenen Daten des Teilnehmers ohne Einverständnis weder an Dritte weitergegeben noch diesen zur Nutzung überlassen werden.

Im Falle eines Gewinns, erklärt sich der Gewinner mit der Veröffentlichung seines Namens in den vom Veranstalter genutzten Werbemedien einverstanden. Dies schließt die Bekanntgabe des Gewinners auf der Webseite des Betreibers und seinen Social Media Plattformen mit ein. Darüber hinaus erklären sich die Gewinnspielteilnehmer bereit, dass ihr kreativen Beiträge auf der Website www.wi.tum.de und auf den Social Media Kanälen (Instagram & Facebook( der TUM School of Management veröffentlicht werden dürfen.

Der Teilnehmer kann seine erklärte Einwilligung jederzeit widerrufen. Der Widerruf ist schriftlich an die angegebenen Kontaktdaten des Veranstalters zu richten. Nach Widerruf der Einwilligung werden die erhobenen und gespeicherten personenbezogenen Daten des Teilnehmers umgehend gelöscht.

Facebook & Instagram Disclaimer
Diese Aktion steht in keiner Verbindung zu Facebook und Instagram und wird in keiner Weise von diesen Social Media Plattformen gesponsert, unterstützt oder organisiert.

Anwendbares Recht
Fragen oder Beanstandungen im Zusammenhang mit dem Gewinnspiel sind an den Betreiber zu richten. Das Gewinnspiel des Betreibers unterliegt ausschließlich dem Recht der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Der Rechtsweg ist ausgeschlossen.

Salvatorische Klausel
Sollte eine Bestimmung dieser Teilnahmebedingungen ganz oder teilweise unwirksam sein oder werden, so wird dadurch die Gültigkeit dieser Teilnahmebedingungen im Übrigen nicht berührt. Statt der unwirksamen Bestimmung gilt diejenige gesetzlich zulässige Regelung, die dem in der unwirksamen Bestimmung zum Ausdruck gekommenen Sinn und Zweck wirtschaftlich am nächsten kommt. Entsprechendes gilt für den Fall des Vorliegens einer Regelungslücke in diesen Teilnahmebedingungen.

Viel Glück und Erfolg wünscht TUM Management Alumni e.V.

How our Students are Persevering in the Face of Corona

Markus, Bachelor student in Management & Technology with specialization in Renewable Resources at TUM Campus Straubing.

It took me a while to figure out how to live with a bare minimum of social contacts (especially since my flatmate is currently living with her parents). I now have more time than ever to read, listen to podcasts and reflect on myself, and I enjoy it. Of course there are ups and downs over the course of week (which I fix by calling someone, followed by a nightly session of silly Netflix shows), but I´ve found my balance. By meditating and exercising I feel energized and motivated every day. I realized that the combination of fresh air, nature (which there is plenty in Straubing), activity and healthy eating is essential for me. Although I feel perfect, I´m looking forward to seeing everyone again.”

Imelda, Bachelor student in Management & Technology in Munich, tries to keep a healthy work-study-life balance.

“Being at home all day has made it challenging for me and, I’d say, for almost everyone around the world. During this unusual time, I am trying to maintain a schedule where I fit in my job, my project studies and my online courses as part of the new summer semester. I spend the day working on my computer alternating between work, studying, research, online meetings, and video calling with my friends and family. Maintaining a normal and healthy routine is also important, that is why I try to add yoga and some exercise into my schedule.”

Ece, Bachelor student in Management & Technology in Munich, tries to adapt herself to a new routine.

“I believe that one of the hardest things to do these days is to keep yourself motivated. I have determined goals for myself such as doing workout each day and eating healthy in order to keep myself fit. Other than that, I aim to invest time for my project studies. Besides that, I am also trying to enjoy my free time as much as I can. My family and I went to our summer house in a small city next to Istanbul. There we have a beautiful garden with the view of sea walk. Since me and my brother are studying in Munich, we can’t see our parents very often, due to that we are now trying to spend as much time as possible with them.”

Sebastian has recently completed his Bachelor’s in Management & Technology in Munich and bridges the time between his studies and career start by supporting a hop farmer in his home town.

“The current situation puts many farmers in a very difficult situation, as they can only carry out their work to a very limited extent without the help of foreign aid workers. My professional start as a consultant was postponed due to Corona, so me and two other students decided to help out regional farmers. Therefore, we are currently working in the hop gardens to guarantee the supply of our regional beer.”

Brittany, Masters student in Sustainable Resource Management at the Weihenstephan TUM Campus focuses on her mental health. 

 “I am a very social person, so not being able to be active and around lots of other people has been hard for me. I try to stay mentally healthy by focusing on creating a daily schedule and task list. I like to start my day by working out, working a few hours online for my student job, and then studying for exams. I end my day by video chatting with one of my friends or family members.”

Lina, Bachelor student in Management & Technology at the TUM Campus Heilbronn supports her local supermarket.

“At the moment I am keeping myself fit with many different workouts that are available on YouTube. I have also started learning Spanish, especially because for students, Babbel offers a free one-month trial right now. Besides, I am helping out at our supermarket in town, filling the shelves and helping at the cash register. Right now, our support is needed.”

Lenny, Bachelor in Management & Technology student at the Heilbronn campus helps his neighbor with her grocery shopping.

“I enjoy the nice weather in our garden and have started playing the piano again. I cook and bake a lot, so boredom disappears. I now meet my friends via FaceTime, instead of meeting them personally. Once a week I go shopping for my neighbor, who belongs to the risk group due to her previous illness, so that she doesn’t have to worry about possible infection when going to the supermarket. Especially during this time, we should pay attention to our fellow human beings and help them where possible.”

Arif, Master in Management student at the TUM Campus Heilbronn tries to keep his social contacts to a minimum.

“Right now I spend most of my time on a project study about the medical technology industry, which I am doing together with four other fellow students. Because of the contact ban, we don’t meet in person as usual, but do so virtually. Additionally, my work for Prof. Förderer’s Chair for Innovation & Digitalization is now only done via home office. At the moment, we have to minimize the risk of infection as much as possible.”

What has changed in your everyday life? How does your study from home look like? Where do you get involved to help?

Send us your story via facing-corona@wi.tum.de or share your story and pictures with us on Instagram! Tag @tum.school.of.management in your post with the hashtag #facingcoronatogether

VIRTUAL STUDYING AND ONLINE LEARNING

Masters in Management & Innovation goes Virtual

Due to the Coronavirus, TUM School of Management is currently working in a very limited capacity. The University Presidium made this decision in order to take all necessary measures to slow down the spread of the virus. In light of these restrictions, our students and professors were able to think creatively to complete their courses ontime. 

Even though our Munich students were excited to finish their last lectures and our Heilbronn students were looking forward to their “International Management & Intercultural Collaboration I” module, all remaining lectures had to be canceled. This could have negatively impacted our Master in Management & Innovation programs in both Heilbronn and Munich. Instead, by using their creativity and critical-thinking skills, our students and professors were able to persevere and complete their modules.

Over the past two months, our Munich students worked in tandem with various companies to further develop their projects. They were to conclude their third and final semester with a presentation in their “Personal & Leadership Development” module. As presenting within a classroom was no longer an option, Prof. Holger Patzelt decided to move their course online. Our students mastered the challenge of presenting their projects via Lifesize, with flying colours! Even though some of the workshops planned for the module “Personal & Leadership Development” will be temporarily postponed, students are now ready to start writing their final thesis!

Our Heilbronn students were also able to continue their scheduled module online. TUM School of Management was able to offer the 2-week module, “International Management & Intercultural Collaboration I”, almost without interruption as Prof. Dr. Philip Maume (TUM) and Prof. Dr. Waldemar Pförtsch were able to easily pivot to digital teaching via Microsoft Teams. Lila Logistic AG was even able to present their company visit virtually; allowing our students the opportunity to gain first-hand insights into the company. 

The shared commitment to excellence by everyone involved was overwhelming and inspiring. We would like to thank our students, professors and Lila Logistic AG for so much creativity and cohesion in the face of such adversity. 

Summer Semester of Master in Management and Innovation

Three weeks into the new semester, our Master in Management and Innovation TUM track students are busy with their project work! All virtual kick-off meetings with selected companies went well. The academic side is attentively taken care of by Prof. Elisabeth Müller. Our students were given the first coaching and question session with Prof. Müller in which the progress and discussion with the company, further steps, tasks and a timeline as well as the content and the structure of the final reports were discussed. The next coaching session is scheduled already, in order to keep track of the quality and process of the projects!