FAQs

Admission

You can contact our Admission Team via e-mail (admission@wi.tum.de) or by phone (+49 (89) 289 – 25543).
Please find the contact details on the respective program website on the bottom of the page.
For our Bachelor’s program (Bachelor in Management & Technology) and our Master’s programs (Master in Management & Technology, Master in Management and Master in Consumer Affairs) at the Tum School of Management it’s unfortunately not possible to study part-time or online.
Yes. If you want to apply for more than one program, please send us two fully completed applications. Each application will be processed separately. Therefore, documents such as the certified photocopies of your transcript, university degree certificate, etc. must be sent twice.
For technical problems, please contact TUMonline support via it-support@tum.de. For other issues with the online application, please contact study@tum.de (Please be sure to include your applicant or enrollment number on all correspondence.)
Please send your printed application form with signature and all the required application documents to: TU München Immatrikulationsamt (Admissions Office) Arcisstr. 21 80333 München Germany
Admissions apply to all following applications in the respective degree program. Important: If you missed your program start, you will need to reapply in TUM-Online. Simply select the program in TUMonline, upload a new resume, update your personal statement, and send a new printed and signed application form by post.
If you send a TOEFL-test to us via ETS, please use the following TOEFL code: University 7806, department 99 ("any department not listed").
It is not necessary for you to enroll in person at the Students Office. Once you have submitted all of the required documents and paid your study fees (more information here: https://www.tum.de/studium/im-studium/zum-studienstart/organisatorisches-vor-studienbeginn), you will automatically be enrolled. However, to start studying at TUM you will have to personally get your Student Card from the SSZ Service Desk.
If it is not possible for you to enroll, please proceed as follows:
  • Deny your study place in TUM online. If you have already accepted the study place, please write an email to the Student Service Center (SSZ) study@tum.de and declare that you could not take up your studies in the respective semester, but you want to take them up next year.
  • Please apply again (in time!) during the next application period and send the necessary documents, including the signed Application for admission or for enrollment.
Admissions apply to all following applications in the respective degree program as long as there are no changes within the assessment procedure or the study program (subject to modifications). For further information please visit https://www.tum.de/studium/bewerbung/rueckstellung-eines-studienplatzes/
Due to the vast amount of inquiries, we cannot make any statement on your eligibility in advance. Please apply within the application period and your documents will be checked carefully. The final decision will be made during the application process. Please refrain from sending transcripts for pre-review
It is not neccessary to provide a proof of health insurance immediately after application. It is sufficient if you can provide the required documents before getting your admission.
Deadlines for international applicants are the same as for national applicants.
Students are required to pay the student union and basic semester ticket fees in the amount of 118,50 Euro per Semester of study. For details and further information on fees and financial aid please see: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/fees-and-financial-aid/
Yes, to apply for the Bachelor in Management & Technology you should either submit evidence of proficiency in German or English.
In general international applicants have to apply via uni-assist (The application and document review via uni-assist is available throughout the whole year!). More information here: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/application-and-acceptance/bachelors-degree-programs/uni-assist/
If you determine that your degree certificate qualifies you to study at a university in your country but not in Germany, you'll be required to complete an assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung). Bavarian universities offer a Studienkolleg program, a two-semester preparatory studies course that will prepare you for the assessment test (more information on the Studienkolleg). Once you've passed the assessment test, you are free to apply at TU München.
Yes, you have to write a letter of motivation of max. 2 A4 pages in order for your application to be considered during the admission process.
All applicants for a Bachelor’s degree, who did not obtain their university entrancy qualification in Germany or from a school that offers the equivalent of the German Abitur has to apply via uni-assist. Uni-assist processes all international higher education entrance qualifications to determine whether applicants qualify to study any or only certain subjects in Germany. Additionally, the preliminary evaluation establishes and “translates” the foreign grades to the German grading system. To apply for the preliminary evaluation, please submit your documents to uni-assist within the relevant application period. Verification of your documents with uni-assist does not qualify as an application for TUM. You will need to apply to TUM via TUMonline before the application deadline. Please find application guidelines for international students here: http://www.wi.tum.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Bachelor-Application2017.pdf
In order to apply to Bachelor’s Program in Management and Technology you need to provide the following documents:
  • University entrance qualification (Abiturzeugnis, high school diploma or equivalent)
  • Proof of proficiency in English or German for applicants without a German university entrance qualification
  • Motivation Letter (max. 2 A4 pages)
  • CV
  • signed application form
  • for International Students: preliminary documentation, known as "Vorprüfungsdokumentation" from uni-assist
  Please Note: You will get the full list of documents that have to be submitted after the application procedure. The above list is not guaranteed to be correct and/or complete. Please find all the necessary information on Notarization of Documents here: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/application-and-acceptance/notarization/
The application period starts on April 1st and ends on July 15th 2017.
If you have grades in the same subjects required for application (Mathematics, English/German and Natural Science) The procedure is the same as for applicants with german Abitur.
Students whose native language or language of education is not English must submit proof of having passed a recognized language text, such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (scoring at least 88 points), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (at least 6.5 points), the Cambridge Main Suite of English Examinations, or other language tests authorized by the Academic Affairs Board and published on the website of the Admissions and Enrollment Office of the Technical University of Munich. Alternatively, this proof my take form of a good grade in English (at least 10 out of 15 points) in a German higher education entrance qualification (HZB) Please find a list on the TUM website:  https://www.tum.de/en/studies/application-and-acceptance/university-admission/language-certificates/
Yes, you can apply just like any other applicant with a German school leaving certificate. Please choose "Physik" in the online application, since "Technologie" is not a valid option in the online tool.

Taking Master's exams early

You can take the letter to Room 1566 yourself or send it as a pdf to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office.  
  • Enter them as optional/additional subjects via TUMonline.
  • Please deregister in good time for exams that you do not wish to take, for the sake of your examiners and fellow students.
 
You will receive a confirmation letter by post from the Examination Committee, at the address you provided. Please take good care of this letter as you will need it for having the exams recognized in your Master's.  
  • Your current address at the top of the letter
  • Addressee: Examination Committee, TUM-BWL Bachelor
  • Date
  • Subject line
  • Salutation: Dear Sir or Madam
  • List of all the exams you wish to take early
    • Please note that only complete modules (e.g. Management and Organization) can be taken early, not partial modules.
  • Signature

General information

First of all, we advise you to contact your program manager as early as possible. You can find the contact details and office hours of all program managers here. Your program manager will discuss with you possible solutions to allow for successful study progress and graduation, and identify further steps to do. Students suffering from health problems or affected by other extraordinary circumstances may even apply for a grace period to the examination board. For details, please contact your program manager.
No. Master's exams that you take early are not automatically recognized in your Master's. You can decide yourself which exams you want recognized and which you don't. Alternatively you can take the exams again in your Master's as if for the first time. Please apply to the Grades and Examinations Office, Master's Programs, listing the exams that you want recognized in your Master's. There is no special form for this application; a simple e-mail is sufficient. Please attach a pdf of the confirmation letter mentioned above. Please note that you will automatically be moved into the next semester if you have more than 29 credits recognized.
Yes, special accommodations can be arranged. All relevant information can be found here.
You can replace elective modules by other elective modules. If you absolve more modules than required, the modules with the best grades will be counted automatically. The other modules will appear under the section additional modules in your transcript.  
Go to your profile in TUMonline, click on "Study status/Curriculum" and choose the desired examination from your schedule of courses. If you would like to sign up for an exam that is not part of your curriculum, click on "Exam Registration/Withdrawal" in your profile. Here you can search and register for the relevant exam by clicking on "Register". You can find a detailed manual here. If you are experiencing difficulties registering for an exam, please contact it-support@tum.de stating your full name, student ID number and a detailed description of the problem.
All information about examination withdraw due to medical reasons can be found here.
According to the ideal program timeline you should absolve 30 ECTS per semester.
You can find all information regarding financial aid here.
You can visit the TUM campus any time and do an interactive campus tour using your tablet or smartphone. You can find more information about this here. Occasionally there are guided campus tours led by current TUM Students. Please check here for available guided tours.
If you were not able to attend the information session regarding Engineering/Natural Science majors and other information for students in the first semester, you may have a look at the slides of the presentation here.
If you were not able to attend the information session regarding the Management Specialization and other information for students in the third semester, you may have a look at the slides of the presentation here. 

Recognition of existing qualifications / credit transfers

No, it's either/or. Also, if you fail an exam as part of your TUM course, you can't then have an existing qualification in the same subject recognized. Likewise, you can't take an exam if you've already had an existing qualification recognized, unless it's for a different elective.
If your credits/courses are recognized you will receive a confirmation email. Please bear in mind that this process may take two to three weeks. Credits/courses that have been recognized are not shown in the exam results. Instead, they are listed under "Credits/courses recognized". To see what credits/courses have been recognized, you can also refer to your grade report, where they are marked *).
No, but bear in mind that you will automatically be moved into the next semester in the following situations:
  • If you have more than 29 credits transferred during the course of your degree (i.e. even if they are transferred in different semesters).
  • If you have more than 21 credits transferred from a single semester when you were on a leave of absence.
Recognition of previous courses, credits and examinations is governed under Paragraph 16 of TUM's General Academic and Examination Regulations. You can only apply for recognition of previous examinations once, and you must apply to the relevant examination committee during your first year of study. If you are taking a double degree program at TUM you can apply as long as you are officially registered for both degrees.
1) Recognition of courses/credits from TUM.  Please send an email to the relevant person in Grades and Examinations Office (see below) with the following details:
  • Your matriculation number
  • Module name
  • Module number
  • Your grade report
After the documents have been checked you will be told which courses/credits can be recognized 1:1 and for which you need to consult the relevant Chair. In the latter case you should submit the following to the Chair in question:
  • Your grade report
  • Relevant course outlines
  • A completed credit transfer form
2) Recognition of courses/credits from other German universities.  You should submit the following to the relevant Chair:
  • Your grade report or certificate(s)
  • Relevant course outlines
  • A completed credit transfer form
3) Recognition of courses/credits from abroad.  For information about recognition of courses/credits from overseas universities, click here. 4) Recognition of Master's examinations taken during your Bachelor's Program – only applies to students who took the TUM Bachelor in Management & Technology (TUM-BWL).  Master's examinations taken during your Bachelor's Program can only be recognized if you apply in advance to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office and your application is approved (see information sheet "Taking Master's examinations early"). Please submit your application for Master's examinations taken early to be recognized to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office after you matriculate as a Master's student.  
All existing qualifications can be recognized apart from thesis and project studies modules. However, if they make up more than 50% of the required credits you will not be able to add "TUM" to your degree title.
Please refer to the website or office management of the relevant Chair to find out who you should submit your application to. Do not submit your application directly to a professor or teacher unless you are specifically told that they are the person responsible. Submit "1:1 recognitions" and applications that have been approved by the International Office to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office (see below). Applications approved by Chairs are generally sent internally by the Chair itself to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office.

Writing and formatting your final thesis

No. Please discuss this in advance with your supervisor. You can download a suggested cover page and the Declaration of Authorship form from our download section. You are welcome to use the cover page of the Chair where your thesis is being supervised as long as it contains the same information as our suggested cover page.
If the title of your thesis changes significantly while you are writing it, your supervisor must confirm to us by email that he or she agrees to the change of title and that the topic of the thesis has not changed. If the change in title is only minor, you do not have to let us know and your supervisor does not have to write to us to confirm this.

Submitting your final thesis

No. A scanned signature is not valid.
Yes, but we advise against it. If you do submit by post, you should send your thesis to the following address: Technische Universität München, TUM School of Management, Administration (Room 1566), Arcisstrasse 21, 80333 Munich. Please note: The submission date is considered the date on which your thesis actually reaches us in the Grades and Examinations Office. In advance, get a "Permission to view this thesis" declaration form from the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office, fill it in, and include it with your thesis.
Yes. Please note: The submission deadline given in the email sent by the Grades and Examinations Office confirming registration is the official deadline for submission and is therefore binding.
Yes. They do not require special authorization.
The date on which you actually submit the thesis, not the date of the grade announcement.
The grade for the thesis counts in the semester in which you submit it (Summer Semester: April 1 to September 30; Winter Semester: October 1 to March 31). No exceptions are possible.
Please put it in a suitable envelope and hand it in at the main gate on Arcisstrasse 21.
  • In advance, get an address label from the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office and stick it on the envelope.
  • In advance, get a "Permission to view this thesis" declaration form from the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office, fill it in, and put it in the envelope with your thesis.
 
Please hand your thesis to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office (Room 1566). On no account should you hand your thesis in to your supervisor, office management or the Examination Office. The Grades and Examinations Office will pass copies on to your supervisor.

Leave of absence

Apply to the relevant Examination Committee at TUM School of Management and submit the required documents to the relevant contact person (see below). The recommendation will be sent to you by post at the address you provide.
You may take no more than two semesters off for internships during your degree.
It must be explicitly a full-time internship. Student traineeships, trainee programs, etc. will not be considered. The length of the internship must be at least 50% of the lecture period. If the internship lasts an odd number of weeks, round the number of weeks up.
  • Application in the form of a letter (approximately one A4 page in total)
    • Your current address at the top of the letter
    • Addressee: Examination Committee, TUM-BWL Bachelor or Master
    • Date
    • Subject line
    • Salutation: Dear Sir or Madam
    • When, where, and why you want to do the internship
    • Your signature
  • Internship contract, with the necessary signatures of all parties
    • A copy of the contract is sufficient in most cases (not guaranteed).
    • If necessary further confirmations will be demanded or you may be requested to present the original contract.
Application letter and scan of the internship contract may be send together via e-mail to your contact person. Please note that we have to have your application documents at the latest three weeks before the first day of lectures, as it takes around two weeks to process them.
  1. Request for leave of absence (TUMonline): You must submit the application form at the latest by the end of the first day of lectures of the semester in question. Forms submitted late will not be considered.
  2. Copy of the internship contract (at the latest five weeks after the first day of lectures).
  3. Recommendation for the internship issued by TUM School of Management (at the latest five weeks after the first day of lectures).
  • Five weeks after the first day of lectures is the deadline for the Registrar's Office. The application forms for the recommendation for the internship must reach the administration of TUM School of Management at the latest three weeks after the first day of lecture.
Submit all the documents in one go, as far as possible given the deadlines. Responsibility for submitting all the documents on time and in full lies solely with you. If you can't submit the documents yourself, ask a friend to submit them for you. They do not require special authorization for this.
Personally to the Student Service Center Or by email to studium@tum.de. In the subject line put your name, matriculation number, and the words "Application for a leave of absence."

Project Studies

No. You cannot be on a leave of absence at any point during the Project Studies module.  
There is no set rule, but we recommend:
  • Three months full time
  • Six months part time
 
A minimum of two and usually a maximum of five.
The project end date as given on the grade announcement, not the date of the grade announcement. If the project end date falls within one week of the start of lectures, the grade for the project counts in the previous semester. This only applies to the Project Studies module and not in the case of final theses. Important: Please agree on your project title (in German and English) with your supervisor and your fellow team members in advance. This title will be entered on your grade announcement and appear on your certificate.  
  • Bachelor in Management & Technology (TUM-BWL) à required
  • Master in Management (Track 1) – TUM-WIN à required
  • Master in Management (Track 2) – TUM-NAWI à optional
  • Master in Consumer Affairs à optional
 
There is no set rule, but we recommend:
  • Fifth semester for Bachelor's students
  • Third semester for Master's students
 
You can be supervised by a Chair or jointly by a company and a Chair. Projects are advertised here and on the websites of the various Chairs.
Your grade appears on your grade report and under "Credits/courses recognized" in your TUMonline account.
Hand in your project report to the Chair where you are supervised, either directly to your supervisor or to the office management. Do not hand in your report to the Grades and Examinations Office. Discuss any questions relating to the format, number of pages, etc. of your project report with your supervisor. The School authorities do not have any rules about this.  

Program information

By registering for a module belonging to a certain specialization, TUMonline will automatically allocate the respective specialization to your account. This will happen at least after you have passed the module and the final grade is confirmed. In exceptional cases, the system cannot process the choice of specialization automatically. In this case, please contact your program manager.

Teaching Evaluation

Yes. The utilized system EvaSys provided by Electic Paper does not allow to trace any information back to individual students.
Each semester students are asked to evaluate the courses they visited. The survey is anonymous and is executed through a standardized questionnaire, which varies depending on the format of the course (lecture, tutorial, seminar, internship and excursion). The questionnaires are available in English or German. On a 5-point Likert scale students give feedback about the extent of agreement and disagreement to different areas (e.g. conception and structure, knowledge impartment, learning environment, appropriate degree of difficulty and acquisition of competency). Open text fields allow for further ideas of improvement and comments. For each course and question the following measures will be calculated:
  • Relative frequency of each answer category
  • Mean value
  • Standard deviation
  • Median
Completing a questionnaire requires approximately 10-15 minutes. Paper-based surveys will be conducted by an ad-hoc named student and will be handed to the office of the quality management (1553). A PDF-report comprising the results of the survey will be generated for each course. As soon as results are available the report including the comments will be sent to the respective lecturers. We ask the lecturers to use the opportunity to discuss survey outcomes with students during the course. Lecturers with outstanding results will be suggested by the Vice Dean of Academic Affairs for the “Best Teaching Award”, which is awarded every year during the “Tag der Fakultät”.
TUM SoM students can review teaching evaluation results in the office of the quality management (1553). A previous arranged appointment and a valid student identity card are mandatory. For making an appointment please contact with a short e-mail to lehrevaluation@wi.tum.de.
If you have any questions or if you want to evaluate an additional course, please contact Katharina Noack under lehrevaluation@wi.tum.de.
According to §10 of the Bavarian Higher Education Law (BayHSchG) the teaching quality is regularly evaluated through student questionnaires. The objective of the evaluation is the continuous improvement of teaching at the TUM SoM. The teaching evaluation data is the basis for:
  • Feedback to lecturers about their courses
  • Discussions about potential improvements
  • Enhanced communication between students and lecturers
The teaching evaluation gives students the possibility to actively contribute to the improvement of teaching.

Support and Perspectives

The Munich Student Union The student union takes care of the economic, social, health and cultural well-being of students in Germany. Please check their website: http://www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/ The support team of the Federal Employment Agency advises you on topics such as perspectives upon completing your studies, getting started on the job and chances on the job market. Also, the agency organizes seminars and info events for students and academics. For individual counseling please write to: muenchen.studium-beruf@arbeitsagentur.de Also, check their website: https://www3.arbeitsagentur.de/web/content/DE/dienststellen/rdby/muenchen/Agentur/BuergerinnenundBuerger/Akademiker/index.htm Moreover, the City of Munich offers free-of-charge consulting for students on various topics. For further details, please go to: https://www.muenchen.de/rathaus/Stadtverwaltung/Referat-fuer-Bildung-und-Sport/Bildungsberatung.html
When you are starting to re-orientate, online tests can be a good starting point to determine which study program or job suits your interest. However, every test is always just a first step of the process and needs to be accompanied by tools such as personal advising, internships and direct exchange with people working in the field of your interest. Some helpful starting points: www.hochschulkompass.de/studium-interessentest.html www.azubi-azubine.de/berufswahl/berufswahltest/welcher-beruf-ist-derrichtige-fuer-mich.html www.berufsfindungstest.eu/test www.psychomeda.de/online-tests/persoenlichkeitstest.html http://de.outofservice.com/bigfive www.was-studiere-ich.de www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/borakel/mein-berufsweg.htm www.berufsprofiling.de/schueler-center.cfm https://berufs-check.ausbildungsoffensive-bayern.de https://www.together.tum.de/en/career/ The links above can also be useful when you are already a student and consider changing your study Program. If you are unhappy with your current study program but would like to continue studying in general, changing your study program might be the right option for you. You should start by considering the possibilities and consequences of changing your study program. In most cases you cannot simply change the program within your University but rather need to go through the entire application process again. If you want to change your subjects, your major or courses of study, please also check the following website: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/during-your-studies/changing-subjects-or-courses-of-study/ Additionally, the following websites might be helpful: www.hochschulkompass.de www.studieren-in-bayern.de http://berufenet.arbeitsagentur.de www.kursnet.arbeitsagentur.de www.studieren.de www.studium-lohnt.de www.studienwahl.de https://www3.arbeitsagentur.de/web/content/DE/dienststellen/rdby/muenchen/Agentur/index.htm
In general, TUM supports you throughout all stages of your career planning: From tracking your profile and hunting for a job to successfully managing your career entry – and beyond. Please find an overview here: https://www.together.tum.de/en/career/ For TUM School of Management students, we are happy to offer you assistance with all issues regarding your TUM School of Management experience. Please reach out to our career Manager via phone or email, or see the business hours of our offices for personal consultation. http://www.wi.tum.de/corporate-connection/
The student council is another possible contact for tackling problems, which occur during your studies at TUM. Please contact the Fachschaft TUM-BWL for further questions: https://www.tum-bwl.com/fachschaft/allgemein/
After exmatriculation, regardless of the reason for exmatriculation, your social security status as “student” will end. This has the following consequences: - You have to start paying your own health insurance fees (If you are 23 or under there is the possibility that you can be insured via your parents.) - No payments will be made for you in the statutory pension insurance. - Your Parents might no longer receive Child benefit payments (Kindergeld). - Former Students usually do not receive Unemployment Benefit I (Arbeitslosengeld I), since it is an insurance benefit which requires you to have paid contributions to the social security system. However, you may be eligible to file for Unemployment Benefit II (Arbeitslosengeld II (Hartz IV)). You can find more Information on this Topic here: https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/arbeitslos-arbeit-finden/arbeitslosengeld-arbeitslosengeldii-beantragen
General information and consulting can be found on the following websites: https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/arbeitslos-arbeit-finden/existenzgruendung www.muenchen.de/rathaus/wirtschaft/gruendung/meb www.muenchen.ihk.de www.hwk-muenchen.de/artikel/beratung-von-existenzgruendern-74,1732,90.html At TUM, the entrepreneurship center “UnternehmerTUM” offers founders and start-ups a complete service, from the initial idea all the way to stock market flotation. A team of experienced entrepreneurs, scientists and managers supports founders with the development of their products, services and business models. The experts accompany them actively with building up their companies, market entry and financing – also via Venture Capital. Check: http://www.unternehmertum.de/index.html
The TUM job board displays current openings and suitable positions at renowned companies. All companies presenting their offers on our job board have a strong interest in students of TUM School of Management. The job board offers full-time jobs, internships and other placements that specifically match our students’ profiles: http://www.wi.tum.de/student-life/job-board/
If you are looking for a job or would like to get information about the job market and your employment possibilities, a first start can be the website of the Federal Employment Agency: https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/en For a personal appointment, please get in touch with your local Jobcenter or call +49 800 4555500 (toll-free). Further, the TUM job board displays current openings and suitable positions at renowned companies. All companies presenting their offers on our job board have a strong interest in students of TUM School of Management. The job board offers full-time jobs, internships and other placements that specifically match our students’ profiles: http://www.wi.tum.de/student-life/job-board/
Pursuing a university education while coping with family obligations represents a special challenge. TUM is committed to supporting its students in managing this balancing act. Please check: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/advising/students-with-families/ By the way, the Munich Student Union currently provides 500 spaces in 21 different crèches in Munich, Freising, Garching and Rosenheim. For further details, please check: http://www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/studying-with-a-child/
TUM strives to ensure that students with disabilities and chronic illnesses have equal and independent access to a university education and student life. The office for current and prospective students with disabilities and chronic illnesses offers support and advice on a wide range of matters such as examination procedures, disability accommodations, applying for electronic learning aids and much more. Please check: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/advising/barrier-free-education/ At TUM School of Management, the contact responsible for handling the academic affairs of students with disabilities and chronic illnesses is the Program Manager of your study Program. You can contact your Program Manager directly or get in touch via studentcounseling@wi.tum.de. Please find an overview of office hours and telephone numbers here: http://www.wi.tum.de/contact/ Further, the Munich Student Union offers to help you to compensate for the disadvantages at which you might find yourself due to your disability or illness. They inform you of all kinds of grants and financial benefits to which you may be entitled and can help you find a self-help group appropriate for you. Please go to: http://www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/our-advisory-network/studying-with-a-disability/
For general advice about studying at TUM, the TUM Student Advising Office offers assistance in person or via telephone: Student Service Center Student Advising & Prospective Students Programs Arcisstr. 21, Ground floor, room 0140 80333 Munich Tel.: +49.89.289.22737 E-Mail: study@tum.de https://www.tum.de/en/studies/advising/student-advising/
You can contact your Program Manager directly or get in touch via studentcounseling@wi.tum.de. Please find an overview of office hours and telephone numbers here: http://www.wi.tum.de/contact/

Admission

For our Bachelor’s program (Bachelor in Management & Technology) and our Master’s programs (Master in Management & Technology, Master in Management and Master in Consumer Affairs) at the Tum School of Management it’s unfortunately not possible to study part-time or online.
Yes. If you want to apply for more than one program, please send us two fully completed applications. Each application will be processed separately. Therefore, documents such as the certified photocopies of your transcript, university degree certificate, etc. must be sent twice.
For technical problems, please contact TUMonline support via it-support@tum.de. For other issues with the online application, please contact study@tum.de (Please be sure to include your applicant or enrollment number on all correspondence.)
Please send your printed application form with signature and all the required application documents to: TU München Immatrikulationsamt (Admissions Office) Arcisstr. 21 80333 München Germany
Admissions apply to all following applications in the respective degree program. Important: If you missed your program start, you will need to reapply in TUM-Online. Simply select the program in TUMonline, upload a new resume, update your personal statement, and send a new printed and signed application form by post.
If you send a TOEFL-test to us via ETS, please use the following TOEFL code: University 7806, department 99 ("any department not listed").
It is not necessary for you to enroll in person at the Students Office. Once you have submitted all of the required documents and paid your study fees (more information here: https://www.tum.de/studium/im-studium/zum-studienstart/organisatorisches-vor-studienbeginn), you will automatically be enrolled. However, to start studying at TUM you will have to personally get your Student Card from the SSZ Service Desk.
If it is not possible for you to enroll, please proceed as follows:
  • Deny your study place in TUM online. If you have already accepted the study place, please write an email to the Student Service Center (SSZ) study@tum.de and declare that you could not take up your studies in the respective semester, but you want to take them up next year.
  • Please apply again (in time!) during the next application period and send the necessary documents, including the signed Application for admission or for enrollment.
Admissions apply to all following applications in the respective degree program as long as there are no changes within the assessment procedure or the study program (subject to modifications). For further information please visit https://www.tum.de/studium/bewerbung/rueckstellung-eines-studienplatzes/
Due to the vast amount of inquiries, we cannot make any statement on your eligibility in advance. Please apply within the application period and your documents will be checked carefully. The final decision will be made during the application process. Please refrain from sending transcripts for pre-review
It is not neccessary to provide a proof of health insurance immediately after application. It is sufficient if you can provide the required documents before getting your admission.
Deadlines for international applicants are the same as for national applicants.
Students are required to pay the student union and basic semester ticket fees in the amount of 118,50 Euro per Semester of study. For details and further information on fees and financial aid please see: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/fees-and-financial-aid/
No, to apply for the Master in Management & Technology you must only submit evidence of proficiency in English. However, you should acquire German language skills within the first 2 semesters of your studies.
No, you don’t have to write a letter of motivation in order to apply for this program.
Questions regarding credit transferring will be answered by the institutes after the admission procedure is completed.
The Technical University of Munich and the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris, acting on behalf of its educational institution HEC, have signed a cooperation agreement. You can find more information on the Double Degree Program here: https://www.tum.de/studium/bewerbung/double-degree/
You have to prove that you have achieved at least 140 Credits until the end of the application period. If you haven’t received your diploma by the time the application period ends, you may hand it in later but five weeks after the lectures have started at the latest.
In order to apply to Master’s Program in Management and Technology you need to submit the following documents:
  • Transcript of Records (min. 140 Credits)
  • Curricularanalysis
  • Proof of proficiency in English
  • CV
  • signed application form
  Please Note: You will get the full list of documents that have to be submitted after the application procedure. The above list is not guaranteed to be correct and/or complete. Please find all the necessary information on Notarization of Documents here: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/application-and-acceptance/notarization/
The application period for the winter semester 2017/2018 starts on April 1st 2017 and ends on Mai 31st 2017.
Subjects as: Mathematics, Engeneering, Natural Sciences (for example Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Informatics and Statistics could be considered.
International Experience (studies abroad or internships abroad, Summer or Winter Schools (at least 3 ECTS) and programs such as Work&Travel or Au-Pair) of at least 60 consecutive days can be taken into account. All categories value 10 points. You can get a Maximum of 10 Points. International experience during your undergraduate studies or not more than one year before starting your undergraduate studies can be taken into account. Please submit evidence (certificates of study or certificates that clearly state the duration and purpose of the stay abroad, submit either originals or notarized copies). International experience is not mandatory.
Students whose native language or language of education is not English must submit proof of having passed a recognized language text, such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (scoring at least 88 points), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (at least 6.5 points), the Cambridge Main Suite of English Examinations, or other language tests authorized by the Academic Affairs Board and published on the website of the Admissions and Enrollment Office of the Technical University of Munich. Alternatively, this proof may take the form of a good grade in English (at least 10 out of 15 points) in a German higher education entrance qualification (HZB). If the student has successfully passed examination modules in English worth 12 credits as part of an undergraduate degree, adequate knowledge of English is similarly deemed to be proven.
You can convert your grades using a table.
You can find the link in your personal account as seen in the picture: (Please note the link is only a example, please look at your application to find your registration link)
9MX-9B-34 for Master in Management 9MX-9B-88 for Master in Management & Technology
Please just fill out the application form in TUMOnline. Print it, sign it and send it to the Immatrikulations Office. It is not necessary to send all the other documents again.
Please only fill in subjects from one degree. If you have subjects that you want to have considered (for example economics for the MMT program), please write a separet statement with a list of subjects that you want to have considered for the requirements and also submit your transcript from your second degree so we can double check the modules.
https://web5.wzw.tum.de/curricular-analyse/201703_bwl/
Have a look here: http://www.wi.tum.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Form_English_Proficiency_12_ECTS_21102015.pdf
No, unfortunately we only accept a GMAT.

General information

First of all, we advise you to contact your program manager as early as possible. You can find the contact details and office hours of all program managers here. Your program manager will discuss with you possible solutions to allow for successful study progress and graduation, and identify further steps to do. Students suffering from health problems or affected by other extraordinary circumstances may even apply for a grace period to the examination board. For details, please contact your program manager.
Yes, special accommodations can be arranged. All relevant information can be found here.
You can replace elective modules by other elective modules. If you absolve more modules than required, the modules with the best grades will be counted automatically. The other modules will appear under the section additional modules in your transcript.  
Go to your profile in TUMonline, click on "Study status/Curriculum" and choose the desired examination from your schedule of courses. If you would like to sign up for an exam that is not part of your curriculum, click on "Exam Registration/Withdrawal" in your profile. Here you can search and register for the relevant exam by clicking on "Register". You can find a detailed manual here. If you are experiencing difficulties registering for an exam, please contact it-support@tum.de stating your full name, student ID number and a detailed description of the problem.
All information about examination withdraw due to medical reasons can be found here.
According to the ideal program timeline you should absolve 30 ECTS per semester.
You can find all information regarding financial aid here.
You can visit the TUM campus any time and do an interactive campus tour using your tablet or smartphone. You can find more information about this here. Occasionally there are guided campus tours led by current TUM Students. Please check here for available guided tours.

Recognition of existing qualifications / credit transfers

No, it's either/or. Also, if you fail an exam as part of your TUM course, you can't then have an existing qualification in the same subject recognized. Likewise, you can't take an exam if you've already had an existing qualification recognized, unless it's for a different elective.
If your credits/courses are recognized you will receive a confirmation email. Please bear in mind that this process may take two to three weeks. Credits/courses that have been recognized are not shown in the exam results. Instead, they are listed under "Credits/courses recognized". To see what credits/courses have been recognized, you can also refer to your grade report, where they are marked *).
No, but bear in mind that you will automatically be moved into the next semester in the following situations:
  • If you have more than 29 credits transferred during the course of your degree (i.e. even if they are transferred in different semesters).
  • If you have more than 21 credits transferred from a single semester when you were on a leave of absence.
Recognition of previous courses, credits and examinations is governed under Paragraph 16 of TUM's General Academic and Examination Regulations. You can only apply for recognition of previous examinations once, and you must apply to the relevant examination committee during your first year of study. If you are taking a double degree program at TUM you can apply as long as you are officially registered for both degrees.
1) Recognition of courses/credits from TUM.  Please send an email to the relevant person in Grades and Examinations Office (see below) with the following details:
  • Your matriculation number
  • Module name
  • Module number
  • Your grade report
After the documents have been checked you will be told which courses/credits can be recognized 1:1 and for which you need to consult the relevant Chair. In the latter case you should submit the following to the Chair in question:
  • Your grade report
  • Relevant course outlines
  • A completed credit transfer form
2) Recognition of courses/credits from other German universities.  You should submit the following to the relevant Chair:
  • Your grade report or certificate(s)
  • Relevant course outlines
  • A completed credit transfer form
3) Recognition of courses/credits from abroad.  For information about recognition of courses/credits from overseas universities, click here. 4) Recognition of Master's examinations taken during your Bachelor's Program – only applies to students who took the TUM Bachelor in Management & Technology (TUM-BWL).  Master's examinations taken during your Bachelor's Program can only be recognized if you apply in advance to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office and your application is approved (see information sheet "Taking Master's examinations early"). Please submit your application for Master's examinations taken early to be recognized to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office after you matriculate as a Master's student.  
All existing qualifications can be recognized apart from thesis and project studies modules. However, if they make up more than 50% of the required credits you will not be able to add "TUM" to your degree title.
Please refer to the website or office management of the relevant Chair to find out who you should submit your application to. Do not submit your application directly to a professor or teacher unless you are specifically told that they are the person responsible. Submit "1:1 recognitions" and applications that have been approved by the International Office to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office (see below). Applications approved by Chairs are generally sent internally by the Chair itself to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office.

Writing and formatting your final thesis

No. Please discuss this in advance with your supervisor. You can download a suggested cover page and the Declaration of Authorship form from our download section. You are welcome to use the cover page of the Chair where your thesis is being supervised as long as it contains the same information as our suggested cover page.
If the title of your thesis changes significantly while you are writing it, your supervisor must confirm to us by email that he or she agrees to the change of title and that the topic of the thesis has not changed. If the change in title is only minor, you do not have to let us know and your supervisor does not have to write to us to confirm this.

Submitting your final thesis

No. A scanned signature is not valid.
Yes, but we advise against it. If you do submit by post, you should send your thesis to the following address: Technische Universität München, TUM School of Management, Administration (Room 1566), Arcisstrasse 21, 80333 Munich. Please note: The submission date is considered the date on which your thesis actually reaches us in the Grades and Examinations Office. In advance, get a "Permission to view this thesis" declaration form from the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office, fill it in, and include it with your thesis.
Yes. Please note: The submission deadline given in the email sent by the Grades and Examinations Office confirming registration is the official deadline for submission and is therefore binding.
Yes. They do not require special authorization.
The date on which you actually submit the thesis, not the date of the grade announcement.
The grade for the thesis counts in the semester in which you submit it (Summer Semester: April 1 to September 30; Winter Semester: October 1 to March 31). No exceptions are possible.
Please put it in a suitable envelope and hand it in at the main gate on Arcisstrasse 21.
  • In advance, get an address label from the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office and stick it on the envelope.
  • In advance, get a "Permission to view this thesis" declaration form from the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office, fill it in, and put it in the envelope with your thesis.
 
Please hand your thesis to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office (Room 1566). On no account should you hand your thesis in to your supervisor, office management or the Examination Office. The Grades and Examinations Office will pass copies on to your supervisor.

Leave of absence

Apply to the relevant Examination Committee at TUM School of Management and submit the required documents to the relevant contact person (see below). The recommendation will be sent to you by post at the address you provide.
You may take no more than two semesters off for internships during your degree.
It must be explicitly a full-time internship. Student traineeships, trainee programs, etc. will not be considered. The length of the internship must be at least 50% of the lecture period. If the internship lasts an odd number of weeks, round the number of weeks up.
  • Application in the form of a letter (approximately one A4 page in total)
    • Your current address at the top of the letter
    • Addressee: Examination Committee, TUM-BWL Bachelor or Master
    • Date
    • Subject line
    • Salutation: Dear Sir or Madam
    • When, where, and why you want to do the internship
    • Your signature
  • Internship contract, with the necessary signatures of all parties
    • A copy of the contract is sufficient in most cases (not guaranteed).
    • If necessary further confirmations will be demanded or you may be requested to present the original contract.
Application letter and scan of the internship contract may be send together via e-mail to your contact person. Please note that we have to have your application documents at the latest three weeks before the first day of lectures, as it takes around two weeks to process them.
  1. Request for leave of absence (TUMonline): You must submit the application form at the latest by the end of the first day of lectures of the semester in question. Forms submitted late will not be considered.
  2. Copy of the internship contract (at the latest five weeks after the first day of lectures).
  3. Recommendation for the internship issued by TUM School of Management (at the latest five weeks after the first day of lectures).
  • Five weeks after the first day of lectures is the deadline for the Registrar's Office. The application forms for the recommendation for the internship must reach the administration of TUM School of Management at the latest three weeks after the first day of lecture.
Submit all the documents in one go, as far as possible given the deadlines. Responsibility for submitting all the documents on time and in full lies solely with you. If you can't submit the documents yourself, ask a friend to submit them for you. They do not require special authorization for this.
Personally to the Student Service Center Or by email to studium@tum.de. In the subject line put your name, matriculation number, and the words "Application for a leave of absence."

Project Studies

No. You cannot be on a leave of absence at any point during the Project Studies module.  
There is no set rule, but we recommend:
  • Three months full time
  • Six months part time
 
A minimum of two and usually a maximum of five.
The project end date as given on the grade announcement, not the date of the grade announcement. If the project end date falls within one week of the start of lectures, the grade for the project counts in the previous semester. This only applies to the Project Studies module and not in the case of final theses. Important: Please agree on your project title (in German and English) with your supervisor and your fellow team members in advance. This title will be entered on your grade announcement and appear on your certificate.  
  • Bachelor in Management & Technology (TUM-BWL) à required
  • Master in Management (Track 1) – TUM-WIN à required
  • Master in Management (Track 2) – TUM-NAWI à optional
  • Master in Consumer Affairs à optional
 
There is no set rule, but we recommend:
  • Fifth semester for Bachelor's students
  • Third semester for Master's students
 
You can be supervised by a Chair or jointly by a company and a Chair. Projects are advertised here and on the websites of the various Chairs.
Your grade appears on your grade report and under "Credits/courses recognized" in your TUMonline account.
Hand in your project report to the Chair where you are supervised, either directly to your supervisor or to the office management. Do not hand in your report to the Grades and Examinations Office. Discuss any questions relating to the format, number of pages, etc. of your project report with your supervisor. The School authorities do not have any rules about this.  

Program information

Yes, a change is possible. Please contact the program manager for details.
By registering for a module belonging to a certain specialization, TUMonline will automatically allocate the respective specialization to your account. This will happen at least after you have passed the module and the final grade is confirmed. In exceptional cases, the system cannot process the choice of specialization automatically. In this case, please contact your program manager.
A list of available modules for every specialization  will be released upon the beginning of each semester under “course schedules” on the website of your degree program (e.g. end of September for winter term, end of March for summer term). Furthermore, you can find information about suitable modules in your curricular support in TUMonline.
You need to have gained at least 150 credits in your Bachelor in Management & Technology (TUM-BWL).
The program can be studies up to 100% in English. Generally the faculty is planning to offer more courses in English language.

Teaching Evaluation

Yes. The utilized system EvaSys provided by Electic Paper does not allow to trace any information back to individual students.
Each semester students are asked to evaluate the courses they visited. The survey is anonymous and is executed through a standardized questionnaire, which varies depending on the format of the course (lecture, tutorial, seminar, internship and excursion). The questionnaires are available in English or German. On a 5-point Likert scale students give feedback about the extent of agreement and disagreement to different areas (e.g. conception and structure, knowledge impartment, learning environment, appropriate degree of difficulty and acquisition of competency). Open text fields allow for further ideas of improvement and comments. For each course and question the following measures will be calculated:
  • Relative frequency of each answer category
  • Mean value
  • Standard deviation
  • Median
Completing a questionnaire requires approximately 10-15 minutes. Paper-based surveys will be conducted by an ad-hoc named student and will be handed to the office of the quality management (1553). A PDF-report comprising the results of the survey will be generated for each course. As soon as results are available the report including the comments will be sent to the respective lecturers. We ask the lecturers to use the opportunity to discuss survey outcomes with students during the course. Lecturers with outstanding results will be suggested by the Vice Dean of Academic Affairs for the “Best Teaching Award”, which is awarded every year during the “Tag der Fakultät”.
TUM SoM students can review teaching evaluation results in the office of the quality management (1553). A previous arranged appointment and a valid student identity card are mandatory. For making an appointment please contact with a short e-mail to lehrevaluation@wi.tum.de.
If you have any questions or if you want to evaluate an additional course, please contact Katharina Noack under lehrevaluation@wi.tum.de.
According to §10 of the Bavarian Higher Education Law (BayHSchG) the teaching quality is regularly evaluated through student questionnaires. The objective of the evaluation is the continuous improvement of teaching at the TUM SoM. The teaching evaluation data is the basis for:
  • Feedback to lecturers about their courses
  • Discussions about potential improvements
  • Enhanced communication between students and lecturers
The teaching evaluation gives students the possibility to actively contribute to the improvement of teaching.

Program Information - Enrolled Students TUM-BWL-Master/WITEC

No. You may continue your specialization as a major in the new MMT which you chose during your B.Sc. Alternatively, you could choose a new technical subject as a minor.
The study counseling generally advices against a change. Students of TUM BWL/WITEC Masters do not have to apply to the new MMT. You are welcome to make an appointment with your student advisor for personal advice and to discuss individual plans.
A change is not possible as it is a completely new study program. Thus, a timely and complete application for the MMT is necessary. To figure out if it makes sense for you to change, please read the "Information for enrolled students about changing programs" under General Information Material in the Download section. Due date for change of study program Winter Semester 2016/17: 31.05.2017. Due date for change of study program Summer Semester 2018: 30.11.2017.
The program is divided into two tracks in order to pick students up at their current academic stage. Track 1 (TUM BWL) is for students rooted in technology and students holding a bachelor’s degree from the TUM SOM, track 2 is for students with a business background without technical knowledge (= TUM WITEC).  
The FPSO valid at the beginning of the program applies to you. After a successful change of programs the FPSO of the new MMT applies. Till the point of immatriculation the „old“ FPSO applies to you. Please consider that the rules for your specialization, for study progress and so on also stay valid until then.
You choose one of the seven specializations in management in which you are required to pass 30 ECTS: - Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Marketing, Strategy and Leadership - Operations & Supply Chain Management - Finance & Accounting - Economics & Policy - Energy Markets - Life Sciences & Management

Support and Perspectives

The Munich Student Union The student union takes care of the economic, social, health and cultural well-being of students in Germany. Please check their website: http://www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/ The support team of the Federal Employment Agency advises you on topics such as perspectives upon completing your studies, getting started on the job and chances on the job market. Also, the agency organizes seminars and info events for students and academics. For individual counseling please write to: muenchen.studium-beruf@arbeitsagentur.de Also, check their website: https://www3.arbeitsagentur.de/web/content/DE/dienststellen/rdby/muenchen/Agentur/BuergerinnenundBuerger/Akademiker/index.htm Moreover, the City of Munich offers free-of-charge consulting for students on various topics. For further details, please go to: https://www.muenchen.de/rathaus/Stadtverwaltung/Referat-fuer-Bildung-und-Sport/Bildungsberatung.html
When you are starting to re-orientate, online tests can be a good starting point to determine which study program or job suits your interest. However, every test is always just a first step of the process and needs to be accompanied by tools such as personal advising, internships and direct exchange with people working in the field of your interest. Some helpful starting points: www.hochschulkompass.de/studium-interessentest.html www.azubi-azubine.de/berufswahl/berufswahltest/welcher-beruf-ist-derrichtige-fuer-mich.html www.berufsfindungstest.eu/test www.psychomeda.de/online-tests/persoenlichkeitstest.html http://de.outofservice.com/bigfive www.was-studiere-ich.de www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/borakel/mein-berufsweg.htm www.berufsprofiling.de/schueler-center.cfm https://berufs-check.ausbildungsoffensive-bayern.de https://www.together.tum.de/en/career/ The links above can also be useful when you are already a student and consider changing your study Program. If you are unhappy with your current study program but would like to continue studying in general, changing your study program might be the right option for you. You should start by considering the possibilities and consequences of changing your study program. In most cases you cannot simply change the program within your University but rather need to go through the entire application process again. If you want to change your subjects, your major or courses of study, please also check the following website: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/during-your-studies/changing-subjects-or-courses-of-study/ Additionally, the following websites might be helpful: www.hochschulkompass.de www.studieren-in-bayern.de http://berufenet.arbeitsagentur.de www.kursnet.arbeitsagentur.de www.studieren.de www.studium-lohnt.de www.studienwahl.de https://www3.arbeitsagentur.de/web/content/DE/dienststellen/rdby/muenchen/Agentur/index.htm
In general, TUM supports you throughout all stages of your career planning: From tracking your profile and hunting for a job to successfully managing your career entry – and beyond. Please find an overview here: https://www.together.tum.de/en/career/ For TUM School of Management students, we are happy to offer you assistance with all issues regarding your TUM School of Management experience. Please reach out to our career Manager via phone or email, or see the business hours of our offices for personal consultation. http://www.wi.tum.de/corporate-connection/
The student council is another possible contact for tackling problems, which occur during your studies at TUM. Please contact the Fachschaft TUM-BWL for further questions: https://www.tum-bwl.com/fachschaft/allgemein/
After exmatriculation, regardless of the reason for exmatriculation, your social security status as “student” will end. This has the following consequences: - You have to start paying your own health insurance fees (If you are 23 or under there is the possibility that you can be insured via your parents.) - No payments will be made for you in the statutory pension insurance. - Your Parents might no longer receive Child benefit payments (Kindergeld). - Former Students usually do not receive Unemployment Benefit I (Arbeitslosengeld I), since it is an insurance benefit which requires you to have paid contributions to the social security system. However, you may be eligible to file for Unemployment Benefit II (Arbeitslosengeld II (Hartz IV)). You can find more Information on this Topic here: https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/arbeitslos-arbeit-finden/arbeitslosengeld-arbeitslosengeldii-beantragen
General information and consulting can be found on the following websites: https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/arbeitslos-arbeit-finden/existenzgruendung www.muenchen.de/rathaus/wirtschaft/gruendung/meb www.muenchen.ihk.de www.hwk-muenchen.de/artikel/beratung-von-existenzgruendern-74,1732,90.html At TUM, the entrepreneurship center “UnternehmerTUM” offers founders and start-ups a complete service, from the initial idea all the way to stock market flotation. A team of experienced entrepreneurs, scientists and managers supports founders with the development of their products, services and business models. The experts accompany them actively with building up their companies, market entry and financing – also via Venture Capital. Check: http://www.unternehmertum.de/index.html
The TUM job board displays current openings and suitable positions at renowned companies. All companies presenting their offers on our job board have a strong interest in students of TUM School of Management. The job board offers full-time jobs, internships and other placements that specifically match our students’ profiles: http://www.wi.tum.de/student-life/job-board/
If you are looking for a job or would like to get information about the job market and your employment possibilities, a first start can be the website of the Federal Employment Agency: https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/en For a personal appointment, please get in touch with your local Jobcenter or call +49 800 4555500 (toll-free). Further, the TUM job board displays current openings and suitable positions at renowned companies. All companies presenting their offers on our job board have a strong interest in students of TUM School of Management. The job board offers full-time jobs, internships and other placements that specifically match our students’ profiles: http://www.wi.tum.de/student-life/job-board/
Pursuing a university education while coping with family obligations represents a special challenge. TUM is committed to supporting its students in managing this balancing act. Please check: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/advising/students-with-families/ By the way, the Munich Student Union currently provides 500 spaces in 21 different crèches in Munich, Freising, Garching and Rosenheim. For further details, please check: http://www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/studying-with-a-child/
TUM strives to ensure that students with disabilities and chronic illnesses have equal and independent access to a university education and student life. The office for current and prospective students with disabilities and chronic illnesses offers support and advice on a wide range of matters such as examination procedures, disability accommodations, applying for electronic learning aids and much more. Please check: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/advising/barrier-free-education/ At TUM School of Management, the contact responsible for handling the academic affairs of students with disabilities and chronic illnesses is the Program Manager of your study Program. You can contact your Program Manager directly or get in touch via studentcounseling@wi.tum.de. Please find an overview of office hours and telephone numbers here: http://www.wi.tum.de/contact/ Further, the Munich Student Union offers to help you to compensate for the disadvantages at which you might find yourself due to your disability or illness. They inform you of all kinds of grants and financial benefits to which you may be entitled and can help you find a self-help group appropriate for you. Please go to: http://www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/our-advisory-network/studying-with-a-disability/
For general advice about studying at TUM, the TUM Student Advising Office offers assistance in person or via telephone: Student Service Center Student Advising & Prospective Students Programs Arcisstr. 21, Ground floor, room 0140 80333 Munich Tel.: +49.89.289.22737 E-Mail: study@tum.de https://www.tum.de/en/studies/advising/student-advising/
You can contact your Program Manager directly or get in touch via studentcounseling@wi.tum.de. Please find an overview of office hours and telephone numbers here: http://www.wi.tum.de/contact/

Admission

For our Bachelor’s program (Bachelor in Management & Technology) and our Master’s programs (Master in Management & Technology, Master in Management and Master in Consumer Affairs) at the Tum School of Management it’s unfortunately not possible to study part-time or online.
Yes. If you want to apply for more than one program, please send us two fully completed applications. Each application will be processed separately. Therefore, documents such as the certified photocopies of your transcript, university degree certificate, etc. must be sent twice.
For technical problems, please contact TUMonline support via it-support@tum.de. For other issues with the online application, please contact study@tum.de (Please be sure to include your applicant or enrollment number on all correspondence.)
Please send your printed application form with signature and all the required application documents to: TU München Immatrikulationsamt (Admissions Office) Arcisstr. 21 80333 München Germany
Admissions apply to all following applications in the respective degree program. Important: If you missed your program start, you will need to reapply in TUM-Online. Simply select the program in TUMonline, upload a new resume, update your personal statement, and send a new printed and signed application form by post.
If you send a TOEFL-test to us via ETS, please use the following TOEFL code: University 7806, department 99 ("any department not listed").
It is not necessary for you to enroll in person at the Students Office. Once you have submitted all of the required documents and paid your study fees (more information here: https://www.tum.de/studium/im-studium/zum-studienstart/organisatorisches-vor-studienbeginn), you will automatically be enrolled. However, to start studying at TUM you will have to personally get your Student Card from the SSZ Service Desk.
If it is not possible for you to enroll, please proceed as follows:
  • Deny your study place in TUM online. If you have already accepted the study place, please write an email to the Student Service Center (SSZ) study@tum.de and declare that you could not take up your studies in the respective semester, but you want to take them up next year.
  • Please apply again (in time!) during the next application period and send the necessary documents, including the signed Application for admission or for enrollment.
Admissions apply to all following applications in the respective degree program as long as there are no changes within the assessment procedure or the study program (subject to modifications). For further information please visit https://www.tum.de/studium/bewerbung/rueckstellung-eines-studienplatzes/
Due to the vast amount of inquiries, we cannot make any statement on your eligibility in advance. Please apply within the application period and your documents will be checked carefully. The final decision will be made during the application process. Please refrain from sending transcripts for pre-review
It is not neccessary to provide a proof of health insurance immediately after application. It is sufficient if you can provide the required documents before getting your admission.
Deadlines for international applicants are the same as for national applicants.
Students are required to pay the student union and basic semester ticket fees in the amount of 118,50 Euro per Semester of study. For details and further information on fees and financial aid please see: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/fees-and-financial-aid/
Questions regarding credit transferring will be answered by the institutes after the admission procedure is completed.
You have to prove that you have achieved at least 140 Credits until the end of the application period. If you haven’t received your diploma by the time the application period ends, you may hand it in later but five weeks after the lectures have started at the latest.
The application period for the winter semester 2017/2018 starts on April 1st 2017 and ends on Mai 31st 2017.
Students whose native language or language of education is not English must submit proof of having passed a recognized language text, such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (scoring at least 88 points), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (at least 6.5 points), the Cambridge Main Suite of English Examinations, or other language tests authorized by the Academic Affairs Board and published on the website of the Admissions and Enrollment Office of the Technical University of Munich. Alternatively, this proof may take the form of a good grade in English (at least 10 out of 15 points) in a German higher education entrance qualification (HZB). If the student has successfully passed examination modules in English worth 12 credits as part of an undergraduate degree, adequate knowledge of English is similarly deemed to be proven.
No, to apply for the Master in Management you must only submit evidence of proficiency in English. However, you should acquire German language skills within the first 2 semesters of your studies.
Yes, you must have earned an undergraduate degree in natural sciences or engineering, because this program is aimed exclusively at graduates of these fields of studies to then receive skills in management, law, economics and business.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM), UPM, POLIMI and Heriot-Watt University (HWU) have signed a cooperation agreement for a joint "International Master in Industrial Management" (IMIM) program. Please contact the Program Manager for more information.
In order to apply to the Master’s Program in Management you need to provide the following documents:
  • Transcript of Records (140 Credits)
  • Proof of proficiency in English
  • CV
  • signed application form
  • filled out curriculum analysis
  Please Note: You will get the full list of documents that have to be submitted after the application procedure. The above list is not guaranteed to be correct and/or complete. Please find all the necessary information on Notarization of Documents here: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/application-and-acceptance/notarization/
International Experience (studies abroad or internships abroad, Summer or Winter Schools (at least 3 ECTS) and programs such as Work&Travel or Au-Pair) of at least 60 consecutive days can be taken into account. Please submit evidence (certificates of study or certificates that clearly state the duration and purpose of the stay abroad, submit either originals or notarized copies). International experience is not mandatory.
Please have a look at our new Youtube-Video with lots of general information on the Master in Management: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5otgF_FP7s
You can convert your grades using a table.
You can find the link in your personal account as seen in the picture: (Please note the link is only a example, please look at your application to find your registration link)
9MX-9B-34 for Master in Management 9MX-9B-88 for Master in Management & Technology
Please only fill in subjects from one degree. If you have subjects that you want to have considered (for example economics for the MMT program), please write a separet statement with a list of subjects that you want to have considered for the requirements and also submit your transcript from your second degree so we can double check the modules.
https://web5.wzw.tum.de/curricular-analyse/201703_mim/
Have a look here: http://www.wi.tum.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Form_English_Proficiency_12_ECTS_21102015.pdf
No, unfortunately we only accept a GMAT.

General information

First of all, we advise you to contact your program manager as early as possible. You can find the contact details and office hours of all program managers here. Your program manager will discuss with you possible solutions to allow for successful study progress and graduation, and identify further steps to do. Students suffering from health problems or affected by other extraordinary circumstances may even apply for a grace period to the examination board. For details, please contact your program manager.
Yes, special accommodations can be arranged. All relevant information can be found here.
You can replace elective modules by other elective modules. If you absolve more modules than required, the modules with the best grades will be counted automatically. The other modules will appear under the section additional modules in your transcript.  
Go to your profile in TUMonline, click on "Study status/Curriculum" and choose the desired examination from your schedule of courses. If you would like to sign up for an exam that is not part of your curriculum, click on "Exam Registration/Withdrawal" in your profile. Here you can search and register for the relevant exam by clicking on "Register". You can find a detailed manual here. If you are experiencing difficulties registering for an exam, please contact it-support@tum.de stating your full name, student ID number and a detailed description of the problem.
All information about examination withdraw due to medical reasons can be found here.
According to the ideal program timeline you should absolve 30 ECTS per semester.
You can find all information regarding financial aid here.
You can visit the TUM campus any time and do an interactive campus tour using your tablet or smartphone. You can find more information about this here. Occasionally there are guided campus tours led by current TUM Students. Please check here for available guided tours.

Recognition of existing qualifications / credit transfers

No, it's either/or. Also, if you fail an exam as part of your TUM course, you can't then have an existing qualification in the same subject recognized. Likewise, you can't take an exam if you've already had an existing qualification recognized, unless it's for a different elective.
If your credits/courses are recognized you will receive a confirmation email. Please bear in mind that this process may take two to three weeks. Credits/courses that have been recognized are not shown in the exam results. Instead, they are listed under "Credits/courses recognized". To see what credits/courses have been recognized, you can also refer to your grade report, where they are marked *).
No, but bear in mind that you will automatically be moved into the next semester in the following situations:
  • If you have more than 29 credits transferred during the course of your degree (i.e. even if they are transferred in different semesters).
  • If you have more than 21 credits transferred from a single semester when you were on a leave of absence.
Recognition of previous courses, credits and examinations is governed under Paragraph 16 of TUM's General Academic and Examination Regulations. You can only apply for recognition of previous examinations once, and you must apply to the relevant examination committee during your first year of study. If you are taking a double degree program at TUM you can apply as long as you are officially registered for both degrees.
1) Recognition of courses/credits from TUM.  Please send an email to the relevant person in Grades and Examinations Office (see below) with the following details:
  • Your matriculation number
  • Module name
  • Module number
  • Your grade report
After the documents have been checked you will be told which courses/credits can be recognized 1:1 and for which you need to consult the relevant Chair. In the latter case you should submit the following to the Chair in question:
  • Your grade report
  • Relevant course outlines
  • A completed credit transfer form
2) Recognition of courses/credits from other German universities.  You should submit the following to the relevant Chair:
  • Your grade report or certificate(s)
  • Relevant course outlines
  • A completed credit transfer form
3) Recognition of courses/credits from abroad.  For information about recognition of courses/credits from overseas universities, click here. 4) Recognition of Master's examinations taken during your Bachelor's Program – only applies to students who took the TUM Bachelor in Management & Technology (TUM-BWL).  Master's examinations taken during your Bachelor's Program can only be recognized if you apply in advance to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office and your application is approved (see information sheet "Taking Master's examinations early"). Please submit your application for Master's examinations taken early to be recognized to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office after you matriculate as a Master's student.  
All existing qualifications can be recognized apart from thesis and project studies modules. However, if they make up more than 50% of the required credits you will not be able to add "TUM" to your degree title.
Please refer to the website or office management of the relevant Chair to find out who you should submit your application to. Do not submit your application directly to a professor or teacher unless you are specifically told that they are the person responsible. Submit "1:1 recognitions" and applications that have been approved by the International Office to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office (see below). Applications approved by Chairs are generally sent internally by the Chair itself to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office.

Writing and formatting your final thesis

No. Please discuss this in advance with your supervisor. You can download a suggested cover page and the Declaration of Authorship form from our download section. You are welcome to use the cover page of the Chair where your thesis is being supervised as long as it contains the same information as our suggested cover page.
If the title of your thesis changes significantly while you are writing it, your supervisor must confirm to us by email that he or she agrees to the change of title and that the topic of the thesis has not changed. If the change in title is only minor, you do not have to let us know and your supervisor does not have to write to us to confirm this.

Submitting your final thesis

No. A scanned signature is not valid.
Yes, but we advise against it. If you do submit by post, you should send your thesis to the following address: Technische Universität München, TUM School of Management, Administration (Room 1566), Arcisstrasse 21, 80333 Munich. Please note: The submission date is considered the date on which your thesis actually reaches us in the Grades and Examinations Office. In advance, get a "Permission to view this thesis" declaration form from the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office, fill it in, and include it with your thesis.
Yes. Please note: The submission deadline given in the email sent by the Grades and Examinations Office confirming registration is the official deadline for submission and is therefore binding.
Yes. They do not require special authorization.
The date on which you actually submit the thesis, not the date of the grade announcement.
The grade for the thesis counts in the semester in which you submit it (Summer Semester: April 1 to September 30; Winter Semester: October 1 to March 31). No exceptions are possible.
Please put it in a suitable envelope and hand it in at the main gate on Arcisstrasse 21.
  • In advance, get an address label from the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office and stick it on the envelope.
  • In advance, get a "Permission to view this thesis" declaration form from the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office, fill it in, and put it in the envelope with your thesis.
 
Please hand your thesis to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office (Room 1566). On no account should you hand your thesis in to your supervisor, office management or the Examination Office. The Grades and Examinations Office will pass copies on to your supervisor.

Leave of absence

Apply to the relevant Examination Committee at TUM School of Management and submit the required documents to the relevant contact person (see below). The recommendation will be sent to you by post at the address you provide.
You may take no more than two semesters off for internships during your degree.
It must be explicitly a full-time internship. Student traineeships, trainee programs, etc. will not be considered. The length of the internship must be at least 50% of the lecture period. If the internship lasts an odd number of weeks, round the number of weeks up.
  • Application in the form of a letter (approximately one A4 page in total)
    • Your current address at the top of the letter
    • Addressee: Examination Committee, TUM-BWL Bachelor or Master
    • Date
    • Subject line
    • Salutation: Dear Sir or Madam
    • When, where, and why you want to do the internship
    • Your signature
  • Internship contract, with the necessary signatures of all parties
    • A copy of the contract is sufficient in most cases (not guaranteed).
    • If necessary further confirmations will be demanded or you may be requested to present the original contract.
Application letter and scan of the internship contract may be send together via e-mail to your contact person. Please note that we have to have your application documents at the latest three weeks before the first day of lectures, as it takes around two weeks to process them.
  1. Request for leave of absence (TUMonline): You must submit the application form at the latest by the end of the first day of lectures of the semester in question. Forms submitted late will not be considered.
  2. Copy of the internship contract (at the latest five weeks after the first day of lectures).
  3. Recommendation for the internship issued by TUM School of Management (at the latest five weeks after the first day of lectures).
  • Five weeks after the first day of lectures is the deadline for the Registrar's Office. The application forms for the recommendation for the internship must reach the administration of TUM School of Management at the latest three weeks after the first day of lecture.
Submit all the documents in one go, as far as possible given the deadlines. Responsibility for submitting all the documents on time and in full lies solely with you. If you can't submit the documents yourself, ask a friend to submit them for you. They do not require special authorization for this.
Personally to the Student Service Center Or by email to studium@tum.de. In the subject line put your name, matriculation number, and the words "Application for a leave of absence."

Project Studies

No. You cannot be on a leave of absence at any point during the Project Studies module.  
There is no set rule, but we recommend:
  • Three months full time
  • Six months part time
 
A minimum of two and usually a maximum of five.
The project end date as given on the grade announcement, not the date of the grade announcement. If the project end date falls within one week of the start of lectures, the grade for the project counts in the previous semester. This only applies to the Project Studies module and not in the case of final theses. Important: Please agree on your project title (in German and English) with your supervisor and your fellow team members in advance. This title will be entered on your grade announcement and appear on your certificate.  
  • Bachelor in Management & Technology (TUM-BWL) à required
  • Master in Management (Track 1) – TUM-WIN à required
  • Master in Management (Track 2) – TUM-NAWI à optional
  • Master in Consumer Affairs à optional
 
There is no set rule, but we recommend:
  • Fifth semester for Bachelor's students
  • Third semester for Master's students
 
You can be supervised by a Chair or jointly by a company and a Chair. Projects are advertised here and on the websites of the various Chairs.
Your grade appears on your grade report and under "Credits/courses recognized" in your TUMonline account.
Hand in your project report to the Chair where you are supervised, either directly to your supervisor or to the office management. Do not hand in your report to the Grades and Examinations Office. Discuss any questions relating to the format, number of pages, etc. of your project report with your supervisor. The School authorities do not have any rules about this.  

Program information

By registering for a module belonging to a certain specialization, TUMonline will automatically allocate the respective specialization to your account. This will happen at least after you have passed the module and the final grade is confirmed. In exceptional cases, the system cannot process the choice of specialization automatically. In this case, please contact your program manager.
A list of available modules for every specialization  will be released upon the beginning of each semester under “course schedules” on the website of your degree program (e.g. end of September for winter term, end of March for summer term). Furthermore, you can find information about suitable modules in your curricular support in TUMonline.
Students enrolled in the NAWI degree program can replace the project studies with 12 ECTS achieved through academic courses in the area of their first degree on Master’s level. Only courses offered by TUM’s natural science faculties apply for these electives. After screening the course offerings of the respective faculties in your field, please contact your program manager in order to finalize your course selection and discuss further steps.

Teaching Evaluation

Yes. The utilized system EvaSys provided by Electic Paper does not allow to trace any information back to individual students.
Each semester students are asked to evaluate the courses they visited. The survey is anonymous and is executed through a standardized questionnaire, which varies depending on the format of the course (lecture, tutorial, seminar, internship and excursion). The questionnaires are available in English or German. On a 5-point Likert scale students give feedback about the extent of agreement and disagreement to different areas (e.g. conception and structure, knowledge impartment, learning environment, appropriate degree of difficulty and acquisition of competency). Open text fields allow for further ideas of improvement and comments. For each course and question the following measures will be calculated:
  • Relative frequency of each answer category
  • Mean value
  • Standard deviation
  • Median
Completing a questionnaire requires approximately 10-15 minutes. Paper-based surveys will be conducted by an ad-hoc named student and will be handed to the office of the quality management (1553). A PDF-report comprising the results of the survey will be generated for each course. As soon as results are available the report including the comments will be sent to the respective lecturers. We ask the lecturers to use the opportunity to discuss survey outcomes with students during the course. Lecturers with outstanding results will be suggested by the Vice Dean of Academic Affairs for the “Best Teaching Award”, which is awarded every year during the “Tag der Fakultät”.
TUM SoM students can review teaching evaluation results in the office of the quality management (1553). A previous arranged appointment and a valid student identity card are mandatory. For making an appointment please contact with a short e-mail to lehrevaluation@wi.tum.de.
If you have any questions or if you want to evaluate an additional course, please contact Katharina Noack under lehrevaluation@wi.tum.de.
According to §10 of the Bavarian Higher Education Law (BayHSchG) the teaching quality is regularly evaluated through student questionnaires. The objective of the evaluation is the continuous improvement of teaching at the TUM SoM. The teaching evaluation data is the basis for:
  • Feedback to lecturers about their courses
  • Discussions about potential improvements
  • Enhanced communication between students and lecturers
The teaching evaluation gives students the possibility to actively contribute to the improvement of teaching.

Support and Perspectives

The Munich Student Union The student union takes care of the economic, social, health and cultural well-being of students in Germany. Please check their website: http://www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/ The support team of the Federal Employment Agency advises you on topics such as perspectives upon completing your studies, getting started on the job and chances on the job market. Also, the agency organizes seminars and info events for students and academics. For individual counseling please write to: muenchen.studium-beruf@arbeitsagentur.de Also, check their website: https://www3.arbeitsagentur.de/web/content/DE/dienststellen/rdby/muenchen/Agentur/BuergerinnenundBuerger/Akademiker/index.htm Moreover, the City of Munich offers free-of-charge consulting for students on various topics. For further details, please go to: https://www.muenchen.de/rathaus/Stadtverwaltung/Referat-fuer-Bildung-und-Sport/Bildungsberatung.html
When you are starting to re-orientate, online tests can be a good starting point to determine which study program or job suits your interest. However, every test is always just a first step of the process and needs to be accompanied by tools such as personal advising, internships and direct exchange with people working in the field of your interest. Some helpful starting points: www.hochschulkompass.de/studium-interessentest.html www.azubi-azubine.de/berufswahl/berufswahltest/welcher-beruf-ist-derrichtige-fuer-mich.html www.berufsfindungstest.eu/test www.psychomeda.de/online-tests/persoenlichkeitstest.html http://de.outofservice.com/bigfive www.was-studiere-ich.de www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/borakel/mein-berufsweg.htm www.berufsprofiling.de/schueler-center.cfm https://berufs-check.ausbildungsoffensive-bayern.de https://www.together.tum.de/en/career/ The links above can also be useful when you are already a student and consider changing your study Program. If you are unhappy with your current study program but would like to continue studying in general, changing your study program might be the right option for you. You should start by considering the possibilities and consequences of changing your study program. In most cases you cannot simply change the program within your University but rather need to go through the entire application process again. If you want to change your subjects, your major or courses of study, please also check the following website: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/during-your-studies/changing-subjects-or-courses-of-study/ Additionally, the following websites might be helpful: www.hochschulkompass.de www.studieren-in-bayern.de http://berufenet.arbeitsagentur.de www.kursnet.arbeitsagentur.de www.studieren.de www.studium-lohnt.de www.studienwahl.de https://www3.arbeitsagentur.de/web/content/DE/dienststellen/rdby/muenchen/Agentur/index.htm
In general, TUM supports you throughout all stages of your career planning: From tracking your profile and hunting for a job to successfully managing your career entry – and beyond. Please find an overview here: https://www.together.tum.de/en/career/ For TUM School of Management students, we are happy to offer you assistance with all issues regarding your TUM School of Management experience. Please reach out to our career Manager via phone or email, or see the business hours of our offices for personal consultation. http://www.wi.tum.de/corporate-connection/
The student council is another possible contact for tackling problems, which occur during your studies at TUM. Please contact the Fachschaft TUM-BWL for further questions: https://www.tum-bwl.com/fachschaft/allgemein/
After exmatriculation, regardless of the reason for exmatriculation, your social security status as “student” will end. This has the following consequences: - You have to start paying your own health insurance fees (If you are 23 or under there is the possibility that you can be insured via your parents.) - No payments will be made for you in the statutory pension insurance. - Your Parents might no longer receive Child benefit payments (Kindergeld). - Former Students usually do not receive Unemployment Benefit I (Arbeitslosengeld I), since it is an insurance benefit which requires you to have paid contributions to the social security system. However, you may be eligible to file for Unemployment Benefit II (Arbeitslosengeld II (Hartz IV)). You can find more Information on this Topic here: https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/arbeitslos-arbeit-finden/arbeitslosengeld-arbeitslosengeldii-beantragen
General information and consulting can be found on the following websites: https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/arbeitslos-arbeit-finden/existenzgruendung www.muenchen.de/rathaus/wirtschaft/gruendung/meb www.muenchen.ihk.de www.hwk-muenchen.de/artikel/beratung-von-existenzgruendern-74,1732,90.html At TUM, the entrepreneurship center “UnternehmerTUM” offers founders and start-ups a complete service, from the initial idea all the way to stock market flotation. A team of experienced entrepreneurs, scientists and managers supports founders with the development of their products, services and business models. The experts accompany them actively with building up their companies, market entry and financing – also via Venture Capital. Check: http://www.unternehmertum.de/index.html
The TUM job board displays current openings and suitable positions at renowned companies. All companies presenting their offers on our job board have a strong interest in students of TUM School of Management. The job board offers full-time jobs, internships and other placements that specifically match our students’ profiles: http://www.wi.tum.de/student-life/job-board/
If you are looking for a job or would like to get information about the job market and your employment possibilities, a first start can be the website of the Federal Employment Agency: https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/en For a personal appointment, please get in touch with your local Jobcenter or call +49 800 4555500 (toll-free). Further, the TUM job board displays current openings and suitable positions at renowned companies. All companies presenting their offers on our job board have a strong interest in students of TUM School of Management. The job board offers full-time jobs, internships and other placements that specifically match our students’ profiles: http://www.wi.tum.de/student-life/job-board/
Pursuing a university education while coping with family obligations represents a special challenge. TUM is committed to supporting its students in managing this balancing act. Please check: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/advising/students-with-families/ By the way, the Munich Student Union currently provides 500 spaces in 21 different crèches in Munich, Freising, Garching and Rosenheim. For further details, please check: http://www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/studying-with-a-child/
TUM strives to ensure that students with disabilities and chronic illnesses have equal and independent access to a university education and student life. The office for current and prospective students with disabilities and chronic illnesses offers support and advice on a wide range of matters such as examination procedures, disability accommodations, applying for electronic learning aids and much more. Please check: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/advising/barrier-free-education/ At TUM School of Management, the contact responsible for handling the academic affairs of students with disabilities and chronic illnesses is the Program Manager of your study Program. You can contact your Program Manager directly or get in touch via studentcounseling@wi.tum.de. Please find an overview of office hours and telephone numbers here: http://www.wi.tum.de/contact/ Further, the Munich Student Union offers to help you to compensate for the disadvantages at which you might find yourself due to your disability or illness. They inform you of all kinds of grants and financial benefits to which you may be entitled and can help you find a self-help group appropriate for you. Please go to: http://www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/our-advisory-network/studying-with-a-disability/
For general advice about studying at TUM, the TUM Student Advising Office offers assistance in person or via telephone: Student Service Center Student Advising & Prospective Students Programs Arcisstr. 21, Ground floor, room 0140 80333 Munich Tel.: +49.89.289.22737 E-Mail: study@tum.de https://www.tum.de/en/studies/advising/student-advising/
You can contact your Program Manager directly or get in touch via studentcounseling@wi.tum.de. Please find an overview of office hours and telephone numbers here: http://www.wi.tum.de/contact/

Admission

For our Bachelor’s program (Bachelor in Management & Technology) and our Master’s programs (Master in Management & Technology, Master in Management and Master in Consumer Affairs) at the Tum School of Management it’s unfortunately not possible to study part-time or online.
Yes. If you want to apply for more than one program, please send us two fully completed applications. Each application will be processed separately. Therefore, documents such as the certified photocopies of your transcript, university degree certificate, etc. must be sent twice.
For technical problems, please contact TUMonline support via it-support@tum.de. For other issues with the online application, please contact study@tum.de (Please be sure to include your applicant or enrollment number on all correspondence.)
Please send your printed application form with signature and all the required application documents to: TU München Immatrikulationsamt (Admissions Office) Arcisstr. 21 80333 München Germany
Admissions apply to all following applications in the respective degree program. Important: If you missed your program start, you will need to reapply in TUM-Online. Simply select the program in TUMonline, upload a new resume, update your personal statement, and send a new printed and signed application form by post.
If you send a TOEFL-test to us via ETS, please use the following TOEFL code: University 7806, department 99 ("any department not listed").
It is not necessary for you to enroll in person at the Students Office. Once you have submitted all of the required documents and paid your study fees (more information here: https://www.tum.de/studium/im-studium/zum-studienstart/organisatorisches-vor-studienbeginn), you will automatically be enrolled. However, to start studying at TUM you will have to personally get your Student Card from the SSZ Service Desk.
If it is not possible for you to enroll, please proceed as follows:
  • Deny your study place in TUM online. If you have already accepted the study place, please write an email to the Student Service Center (SSZ) study@tum.de and declare that you could not take up your studies in the respective semester, but you want to take them up next year.
  • Please apply again (in time!) during the next application period and send the necessary documents, including the signed Application for admission or for enrollment.
Admissions apply to all following applications in the respective degree program as long as there are no changes within the assessment procedure or the study program (subject to modifications). For further information please visit https://www.tum.de/studium/bewerbung/rueckstellung-eines-studienplatzes/
Due to the vast amount of inquiries, we cannot make any statement on your eligibility in advance. Please apply within the application period and your documents will be checked carefully. The final decision will be made during the application process. Please refrain from sending transcripts for pre-review
It is not neccessary to provide a proof of health insurance immediately after application. It is sufficient if you can provide the required documents before getting your admission.
Deadlines for international applicants are the same as for national applicants.
Students are required to pay the student union and basic semester ticket fees in the amount of 118,50 Euro per Semester of study. For details and further information on fees and financial aid please see: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/fees-and-financial-aid/
Questions regarding credit transferring will be answered by the institutes after the admission procedure is completed.
Students whose native language or language of education is not English must submit proof of having passed a recognized language text, such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (scoring at least 88 points), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (at least 6.5 points), the Cambridge Main Suite of English Examinations, or other language tests authorized by the Academic Affairs Board and published on the website of the Admissions and Enrollment Office of the Technical University of Munich. Alternatively, this proof may take the form of a good grade in English (at least 10 out of 15 points) in a German higher education entrance qualification (HZB). If the student has successfully passed examination modules in English worth 12 credits as part of an undergraduate degree, adequate knowledge of English is similarly deemed to be proven.
No, to apply for the Master in Consumer Affairs you must only submit evidence of proficiency in English. However, you should acquire German language skills within the first 2 semesters of your studies.
Yes, you have to demonstrate your motivation for the program in a clear and convincing motivational letter (maximum of 2 A4 pages). The applicants explain what specific talents and interests make them particularly suitable for the Master’s program in Consumer Affairs at the Technical University of Munich; the particular motivation is, for example, to be justified with statements on program-specific career training, internships, foreign stays or a program-related further education in the Bachelor’s program that goes beyond the required presence and courses.
The paper (max. 2000 words) will be assessed by two commission members on a scale of 0 – 5 points in various categories (max. of 30 points). The use of logical methods of argumentation and corresponding text structure, the ability to contextualize the problem within the MCA and the use of appropriate English terminology will be evaluated. The subject for the essay of this year’s application period can be found here: https://www.wi.tum.de/programs/master-consumer-affairs/application/
No, all of your documents including the bachelor´s degree must be submitted within the application period.
In order to apply to Master’s Program in Consumer Affairs you need to provide following documents:
  • Transcript of Records (180 Credits)
  • Bachelor´s Degree
  • Proof of proficiency in English
  • CV
  • Motivation Letter (max. 2 A4 pages)
  • Essay (max. 2000 words)
  • signed application form
  Please Note: You will get the full list of documents that have to be submitted after the application procedure. The above list is not guaranteed to be correct and/or complete. Please find all the necessary information on Notarization of Documents here: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/application-and-acceptance/notarization/
The application period for the Winter Semester 2017/2018 starts from January 1st 2017 and ends on May 31st 2017.
Have a look here: http://www.wi.tum.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Form_English_Proficiency_12_ECTS_21102015.pdf

General information

First of all, we advise you to contact your program manager as early as possible. You can find the contact details and office hours of all program managers here. Your program manager will discuss with you possible solutions to allow for successful study progress and graduation, and identify further steps to do. Students suffering from health problems or affected by other extraordinary circumstances may even apply for a grace period to the examination board. For details, please contact your program manager.
Yes, special accommodations can be arranged. All relevant information can be found here.
You can replace elective modules by other elective modules. If you absolve more modules than required, the modules with the best grades will be counted automatically. The other modules will appear under the section additional modules in your transcript.  
Go to your profile in TUMonline, click on "Study status/Curriculum" and choose the desired examination from your schedule of courses. If you would like to sign up for an exam that is not part of your curriculum, click on "Exam Registration/Withdrawal" in your profile. Here you can search and register for the relevant exam by clicking on "Register". You can find a detailed manual here. If you are experiencing difficulties registering for an exam, please contact it-support@tum.de stating your full name, student ID number and a detailed description of the problem.
All information about examination withdraw due to medical reasons can be found here.
According to the ideal program timeline you should absolve 30 ECTS per semester.
You can find all information regarding financial aid here.
You can visit the TUM campus any time and do an interactive campus tour using your tablet or smartphone. You can find more information about this here. Occasionally there are guided campus tours led by current TUM Students. Please check here for available guided tours.

Recognition of existing qualifications / credit transfers

No, it's either/or. Also, if you fail an exam as part of your TUM course, you can't then have an existing qualification in the same subject recognized. Likewise, you can't take an exam if you've already had an existing qualification recognized, unless it's for a different elective.
If your credits/courses are recognized you will receive a confirmation email. Please bear in mind that this process may take two to three weeks. Credits/courses that have been recognized are not shown in the exam results. Instead, they are listed under "Credits/courses recognized". To see what credits/courses have been recognized, you can also refer to your grade report, where they are marked *).
No, but bear in mind that you will automatically be moved into the next semester in the following situations:
  • If you have more than 29 credits transferred during the course of your degree (i.e. even if they are transferred in different semesters).
  • If you have more than 21 credits transferred from a single semester when you were on a leave of absence.
Recognition of previous courses, credits and examinations is governed under Paragraph 16 of TUM's General Academic and Examination Regulations. You can only apply for recognition of previous examinations once, and you must apply to the relevant examination committee during your first year of study. If you are taking a double degree program at TUM you can apply as long as you are officially registered for both degrees.
1) Recognition of courses/credits from TUM.  Please send an email to the relevant person in Grades and Examinations Office (see below) with the following details:
  • Your matriculation number
  • Module name
  • Module number
  • Your grade report
After the documents have been checked you will be told which courses/credits can be recognized 1:1 and for which you need to consult the relevant Chair. In the latter case you should submit the following to the Chair in question:
  • Your grade report
  • Relevant course outlines
  • A completed credit transfer form
2) Recognition of courses/credits from other German universities.  You should submit the following to the relevant Chair:
  • Your grade report or certificate(s)
  • Relevant course outlines
  • A completed credit transfer form
3) Recognition of courses/credits from abroad.  For information about recognition of courses/credits from overseas universities, click here. 4) Recognition of Master's examinations taken during your Bachelor's Program – only applies to students who took the TUM Bachelor in Management & Technology (TUM-BWL).  Master's examinations taken during your Bachelor's Program can only be recognized if you apply in advance to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office and your application is approved (see information sheet "Taking Master's examinations early"). Please submit your application for Master's examinations taken early to be recognized to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office after you matriculate as a Master's student.  
All existing qualifications can be recognized apart from thesis and project studies modules. However, if they make up more than 50% of the required credits you will not be able to add "TUM" to your degree title.
Please refer to the website or office management of the relevant Chair to find out who you should submit your application to. Do not submit your application directly to a professor or teacher unless you are specifically told that they are the person responsible. Submit "1:1 recognitions" and applications that have been approved by the International Office to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office (see below). Applications approved by Chairs are generally sent internally by the Chair itself to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office.

Writing and formatting your final thesis

No. Please discuss this in advance with your supervisor. You can download a suggested cover page and the Declaration of Authorship form from our download section. You are welcome to use the cover page of the Chair where your thesis is being supervised as long as it contains the same information as our suggested cover page.
If the title of your thesis changes significantly while you are writing it, your supervisor must confirm to us by email that he or she agrees to the change of title and that the topic of the thesis has not changed. If the change in title is only minor, you do not have to let us know and your supervisor does not have to write to us to confirm this.

Submitting your final thesis

No. A scanned signature is not valid.
Yes, but we advise against it. If you do submit by post, you should send your thesis to the following address: Technische Universität München, TUM School of Management, Administration (Room 1566), Arcisstrasse 21, 80333 Munich. Please note: The submission date is considered the date on which your thesis actually reaches us in the Grades and Examinations Office. In advance, get a "Permission to view this thesis" declaration form from the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office, fill it in, and include it with your thesis.
Yes. Please note: The submission deadline given in the email sent by the Grades and Examinations Office confirming registration is the official deadline for submission and is therefore binding.
Yes. They do not require special authorization.
The date on which you actually submit the thesis, not the date of the grade announcement.
The grade for the thesis counts in the semester in which you submit it (Summer Semester: April 1 to September 30; Winter Semester: October 1 to March 31). No exceptions are possible.
Please put it in a suitable envelope and hand it in at the main gate on Arcisstrasse 21.
  • In advance, get an address label from the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office and stick it on the envelope.
  • In advance, get a "Permission to view this thesis" declaration form from the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office, fill it in, and put it in the envelope with your thesis.
 
Please hand your thesis to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office (Room 1566). On no account should you hand your thesis in to your supervisor, office management or the Examination Office. The Grades and Examinations Office will pass copies on to your supervisor.

Leave of absence

Apply to the relevant Examination Committee at TUM School of Management and submit the required documents to the relevant contact person (see below). The recommendation will be sent to you by post at the address you provide.
You may take no more than two semesters off for internships during your degree.
It must be explicitly a full-time internship. Student traineeships, trainee programs, etc. will not be considered. The length of the internship must be at least 50% of the lecture period. If the internship lasts an odd number of weeks, round the number of weeks up.
  • Application in the form of a letter (approximately one A4 page in total)
    • Your current address at the top of the letter
    • Addressee: Examination Committee, TUM-BWL Bachelor or Master
    • Date
    • Subject line
    • Salutation: Dear Sir or Madam
    • When, where, and why you want to do the internship
    • Your signature
  • Internship contract, with the necessary signatures of all parties
    • A copy of the contract is sufficient in most cases (not guaranteed).
    • If necessary further confirmations will be demanded or you may be requested to present the original contract.
Application letter and scan of the internship contract may be send together via e-mail to your contact person. Please note that we have to have your application documents at the latest three weeks before the first day of lectures, as it takes around two weeks to process them.
  1. Request for leave of absence (TUMonline): You must submit the application form at the latest by the end of the first day of lectures of the semester in question. Forms submitted late will not be considered.
  2. Copy of the internship contract (at the latest five weeks after the first day of lectures).
  3. Recommendation for the internship issued by TUM School of Management (at the latest five weeks after the first day of lectures).
  • Five weeks after the first day of lectures is the deadline for the Registrar's Office. The application forms for the recommendation for the internship must reach the administration of TUM School of Management at the latest three weeks after the first day of lecture.
Submit all the documents in one go, as far as possible given the deadlines. Responsibility for submitting all the documents on time and in full lies solely with you. If you can't submit the documents yourself, ask a friend to submit them for you. They do not require special authorization for this.
Personally to the Student Service Center Or by email to studium@tum.de. In the subject line put your name, matriculation number, and the words "Application for a leave of absence."

Project Studies

No. You cannot be on a leave of absence at any point during the Project Studies module.  
There is no set rule, but we recommend:
  • Three months full time
  • Six months part time
 
A minimum of two and usually a maximum of five.
The project end date as given on the grade announcement, not the date of the grade announcement. If the project end date falls within one week of the start of lectures, the grade for the project counts in the previous semester. This only applies to the Project Studies module and not in the case of final theses. Important: Please agree on your project title (in German and English) with your supervisor and your fellow team members in advance. This title will be entered on your grade announcement and appear on your certificate.  
  • Bachelor in Management & Technology (TUM-BWL) à required
  • Master in Management (Track 1) – TUM-WIN à required
  • Master in Management (Track 2) – TUM-NAWI à optional
  • Master in Consumer Affairs à optional
 
There is no set rule, but we recommend:
  • Fifth semester for Bachelor's students
  • Third semester for Master's students
 
You can be supervised by a Chair or jointly by a company and a Chair. Projects are advertised here and on the websites of the various Chairs.
Your grade appears on your grade report and under "Credits/courses recognized" in your TUMonline account.
Hand in your project report to the Chair where you are supervised, either directly to your supervisor or to the office management. Do not hand in your report to the Grades and Examinations Office. Discuss any questions relating to the format, number of pages, etc. of your project report with your supervisor. The School authorities do not have any rules about this.  

Program information

By registering for a module belonging to a certain specialization, TUMonline will automatically allocate the respective specialization to your account. This will happen at least after you have passed the module and the final grade is confirmed. In exceptional cases, the system cannot process the choice of specialization automatically. In this case, please contact your program manager.
A list of available modules for every specialization  will be released upon the beginning of each semester under “course schedules” on the website of your degree program (e.g. end of September for winter term, end of March for summer term). Furthermore, you can find information about suitable modules in your curricular support in TUMonline.
MCA students can transfer 6 ECTS to their curriculum as an elective module from any TUM module. This module should be on Master’s Level and in English. Please contact the MCA program manager.

Teaching Evaluation

Yes. The utilized system EvaSys provided by Electic Paper does not allow to trace any information back to individual students.
Each semester students are asked to evaluate the courses they visited. The survey is anonymous and is executed through a standardized questionnaire, which varies depending on the format of the course (lecture, tutorial, seminar, internship and excursion). The questionnaires are available in English or German. On a 5-point Likert scale students give feedback about the extent of agreement and disagreement to different areas (e.g. conception and structure, knowledge impartment, learning environment, appropriate degree of difficulty and acquisition of competency). Open text fields allow for further ideas of improvement and comments. For each course and question the following measures will be calculated:
  • Relative frequency of each answer category
  • Mean value
  • Standard deviation
  • Median
Completing a questionnaire requires approximately 10-15 minutes. Paper-based surveys will be conducted by an ad-hoc named student and will be handed to the office of the quality management (1553). A PDF-report comprising the results of the survey will be generated for each course. As soon as results are available the report including the comments will be sent to the respective lecturers. We ask the lecturers to use the opportunity to discuss survey outcomes with students during the course. Lecturers with outstanding results will be suggested by the Vice Dean of Academic Affairs for the “Best Teaching Award”, which is awarded every year during the “Tag der Fakultät”.
TUM SoM students can review teaching evaluation results in the office of the quality management (1553). A previous arranged appointment and a valid student identity card are mandatory. For making an appointment please contact with a short e-mail to lehrevaluation@wi.tum.de.
If you have any questions or if you want to evaluate an additional course, please contact Katharina Noack under lehrevaluation@wi.tum.de.
According to §10 of the Bavarian Higher Education Law (BayHSchG) the teaching quality is regularly evaluated through student questionnaires. The objective of the evaluation is the continuous improvement of teaching at the TUM SoM. The teaching evaluation data is the basis for:
  • Feedback to lecturers about their courses
  • Discussions about potential improvements
  • Enhanced communication between students and lecturers
The teaching evaluation gives students the possibility to actively contribute to the improvement of teaching.

Support and Perspectives

The Munich Student Union The student union takes care of the economic, social, health and cultural well-being of students in Germany. Please check their website: http://www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/ The support team of the Federal Employment Agency advises you on topics such as perspectives upon completing your studies, getting started on the job and chances on the job market. Also, the agency organizes seminars and info events for students and academics. For individual counseling please write to: muenchen.studium-beruf@arbeitsagentur.de Also, check their website: https://www3.arbeitsagentur.de/web/content/DE/dienststellen/rdby/muenchen/Agentur/BuergerinnenundBuerger/Akademiker/index.htm Moreover, the City of Munich offers free-of-charge consulting for students on various topics. For further details, please go to: https://www.muenchen.de/rathaus/Stadtverwaltung/Referat-fuer-Bildung-und-Sport/Bildungsberatung.html
When you are starting to re-orientate, online tests can be a good starting point to determine which study program or job suits your interest. However, every test is always just a first step of the process and needs to be accompanied by tools such as personal advising, internships and direct exchange with people working in the field of your interest. Some helpful starting points: www.hochschulkompass.de/studium-interessentest.html www.azubi-azubine.de/berufswahl/berufswahltest/welcher-beruf-ist-derrichtige-fuer-mich.html www.berufsfindungstest.eu/test www.psychomeda.de/online-tests/persoenlichkeitstest.html http://de.outofservice.com/bigfive www.was-studiere-ich.de www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/borakel/mein-berufsweg.htm www.berufsprofiling.de/schueler-center.cfm https://berufs-check.ausbildungsoffensive-bayern.de https://www.together.tum.de/en/career/ The links above can also be useful when you are already a student and consider changing your study Program. If you are unhappy with your current study program but would like to continue studying in general, changing your study program might be the right option for you. You should start by considering the possibilities and consequences of changing your study program. In most cases you cannot simply change the program within your University but rather need to go through the entire application process again. If you want to change your subjects, your major or courses of study, please also check the following website: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/during-your-studies/changing-subjects-or-courses-of-study/ Additionally, the following websites might be helpful: www.hochschulkompass.de www.studieren-in-bayern.de http://berufenet.arbeitsagentur.de www.kursnet.arbeitsagentur.de www.studieren.de www.studium-lohnt.de www.studienwahl.de https://www3.arbeitsagentur.de/web/content/DE/dienststellen/rdby/muenchen/Agentur/index.htm
In general, TUM supports you throughout all stages of your career planning: From tracking your profile and hunting for a job to successfully managing your career entry – and beyond. Please find an overview here: https://www.together.tum.de/en/career/ For TUM School of Management students, we are happy to offer you assistance with all issues regarding your TUM School of Management experience. Please reach out to our career Manager via phone or email, or see the business hours of our offices for personal consultation. http://www.wi.tum.de/corporate-connection/
The student council is another possible contact for tackling problems, which occur during your studies at TUM. Please contact the Fachschaft TUM-BWL for further questions: https://www.tum-bwl.com/fachschaft/allgemein/
After exmatriculation, regardless of the reason for exmatriculation, your social security status as “student” will end. This has the following consequences: - You have to start paying your own health insurance fees (If you are 23 or under there is the possibility that you can be insured via your parents.) - No payments will be made for you in the statutory pension insurance. - Your Parents might no longer receive Child benefit payments (Kindergeld). - Former Students usually do not receive Unemployment Benefit I (Arbeitslosengeld I), since it is an insurance benefit which requires you to have paid contributions to the social security system. However, you may be eligible to file for Unemployment Benefit II (Arbeitslosengeld II (Hartz IV)). You can find more Information on this Topic here: https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/arbeitslos-arbeit-finden/arbeitslosengeld-arbeitslosengeldii-beantragen
General information and consulting can be found on the following websites: https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/arbeitslos-arbeit-finden/existenzgruendung www.muenchen.de/rathaus/wirtschaft/gruendung/meb www.muenchen.ihk.de www.hwk-muenchen.de/artikel/beratung-von-existenzgruendern-74,1732,90.html At TUM, the entrepreneurship center “UnternehmerTUM” offers founders and start-ups a complete service, from the initial idea all the way to stock market flotation. A team of experienced entrepreneurs, scientists and managers supports founders with the development of their products, services and business models. The experts accompany them actively with building up their companies, market entry and financing – also via Venture Capital. Check: http://www.unternehmertum.de/index.html
The TUM job board displays current openings and suitable positions at renowned companies. All companies presenting their offers on our job board have a strong interest in students of TUM School of Management. The job board offers full-time jobs, internships and other placements that specifically match our students’ profiles: http://www.wi.tum.de/student-life/job-board/
If you are looking for a job or would like to get information about the job market and your employment possibilities, a first start can be the website of the Federal Employment Agency: https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/en For a personal appointment, please get in touch with your local Jobcenter or call +49 800 4555500 (toll-free). Further, the TUM job board displays current openings and suitable positions at renowned companies. All companies presenting their offers on our job board have a strong interest in students of TUM School of Management. The job board offers full-time jobs, internships and other placements that specifically match our students’ profiles: http://www.wi.tum.de/student-life/job-board/
Pursuing a university education while coping with family obligations represents a special challenge. TUM is committed to supporting its students in managing this balancing act. Please check: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/advising/students-with-families/ By the way, the Munich Student Union currently provides 500 spaces in 21 different crèches in Munich, Freising, Garching and Rosenheim. For further details, please check: http://www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/studying-with-a-child/
TUM strives to ensure that students with disabilities and chronic illnesses have equal and independent access to a university education and student life. The office for current and prospective students with disabilities and chronic illnesses offers support and advice on a wide range of matters such as examination procedures, disability accommodations, applying for electronic learning aids and much more. Please check: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/advising/barrier-free-education/ At TUM School of Management, the contact responsible for handling the academic affairs of students with disabilities and chronic illnesses is the Program Manager of your study Program. You can contact your Program Manager directly or get in touch via studentcounseling@wi.tum.de. Please find an overview of office hours and telephone numbers here: http://www.wi.tum.de/contact/ Further, the Munich Student Union offers to help you to compensate for the disadvantages at which you might find yourself due to your disability or illness. They inform you of all kinds of grants and financial benefits to which you may be entitled and can help you find a self-help group appropriate for you. Please go to: http://www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/our-advisory-network/studying-with-a-disability/
For general advice about studying at TUM, the TUM Student Advising Office offers assistance in person or via telephone: Student Service Center Student Advising & Prospective Students Programs Arcisstr. 21, Ground floor, room 0140 80333 Munich Tel.: +49.89.289.22737 E-Mail: study@tum.de https://www.tum.de/en/studies/advising/student-advising/
You can contact your Program Manager directly or get in touch via studentcounseling@wi.tum.de. Please find an overview of office hours and telephone numbers here: http://www.wi.tum.de/contact/

Admission

The Master in Management welcomes applications from young and motivated candidates of all nationalities holding a university degree of at least three years having obtained 180 ECTS. The program is a complete education in general management with a special focus of innovation, entrepreneurship and technology and therefore admissions are open to candidates from various fields of study (business, engineers, social sciences, sciences, arts, etc.), with first professional experience.
First you have to create an account at HEC Paris online application platform and then begin to fill in your application. You are able to submit an application when:
  • your application form is 100% complete
  • you have uploaded all the required documents
  • the online Letters of Reference have been received by HEC Paris and TUM
  • you have paid the application fee of €100
We hold 5 Admission Rounds for a single entry in September. Your complete online application must be submitted prior to 11:59PM (CET) of the deadline.
  1. Eligibility: Once the application is validated and the required documents have been uploaded to your HEC Paris applicant space, the admissions team (consisting of members of TUM & HEC Paris) assesses the eligibility of the candidate’s application form. They check the conformity of the candidate’s experience and documents with the eligibility conditions of the program.
  2. Admissibility: The admissibility results are published on your HEC applicant space following the screening of all eligible applications. Admissible candidates are invited to take part in an admissions interview, a 20-25 minute interview in English either by Skype or on campus. Candidates are encouraged to discuss their unique background, motivation, interests, and goals during this interview.
  3. Admission: The admission results are published on your HEC applicant space following the interview and admissions jury (6 to 8 weeks after application deadlines. See admissions calendar).
  4. Integration: Admitted applicants must confirm their place by payment of the acceptance fees before each admission round’s relevant financial confirmation deadline.
The application must be filled out in English.
No, while speaking French when applying is not mandatory, students are invited to register for a French language course (TEF certificate - all levels).
You are able to transfer your application from one round to another if you missed the deadline. For this, please log in to your applicant space, click on "Edit choice" and choose an alternative round. Please check your program's Admission Calendar for the list of rounds available.
An email notification is sent to you to confirm your application has been successfully validated and your status will change to 'submitted' on the My Space page. If you do not receive an email receipt from us nor see this status change, this means that we may not have received your application. If any items are missing or if we have any questions or need further information, we will let you know at this stage.
Once you have submitted your application, you will no longer be able to modify it except for the "Personal Information" section. If invited to the interview, applicants may inform the jury of other updates at that time (test scores, internships etc).
No, if you have taken your test more than once, you can choose to submit your highest score.
Internships can be accepted as work experience under the condition that your experiences during the internship(s) are content-related to the courses in the Master in Management & Innovation program.

Prerequisites

Yes, you are required to provide a test score for one of these three tests. Applicants holding a first degree from the double degree partner institution are exempted from GMAT/GRE and from the application fee.
No. In the least, your unofficial score available on the test date must be uploaded to your application form by the deadline. Incomplete applications cannot be submitted.
GMAT, GRE and TAGE MAGE scores are valid for 5 years and must be taken before submitting your application.
There are no minimum required or minimum cut-off scores for applying to the Master in Management & Innovation. We accept applicants with a wide range of scores. If you have taken a test several times, the Admissions Office will consider only your highest score when reviewing your application.
Yes. We consider all elements of your application, so it is important that you make each element as strong as possible. An average GMAT, GRE or TAGE MAGE test can be offset by other positive points in your application file.
No. Only one test will be taken into consideration by the Admissions Office. It is the applicant’s responsibility to choose which test will be submitted in the application.
All applicants are required to take one of the following English test: TOEFL or TOEIC or IELTS or Cambridge. This test is waived only for the following:
  • English natives
  • Students who have earned a degree from an institution in which ALL instruction is conducted in English. The official language of the degree program has to be stated in the degree certificate or its supplement, or in the transcript of records.
You are still required to take an English language test.
All English test results are valid for 5 years, except Cambridge Certificates which have unlimited validity. Tests must be valid on the deadline of the program you are applying for.
No. There is no minimum English test requirement. However, a complete command of the English language including proficiency in reading, writing and speaking is essential for success in our programs, as the lessons are conducted in English.
Yes. When submitting your application, you may upload the screen shot of your score available to you on-line. Your official score sent by the test organizing institution must reach the admission committee before the admission results are published for verification purposes.

General information

Yes, TUM as well as HEC Paris offers the possibility to join German or French language courses. TUM Language Center and HEC Paris Learning Center of Languages is the perfect place to learn or strengthen German or French and many other languages.
HEC Paris offers all international students the possibility to live on campus. We do not offer kitchen facilities in the individual rooms. Please find out more about accommodation possibilities in Munich here.
First of all, we advise you to contact your program manager as early as possible. You can find the contact details and office hours of all program managers here. Your program manager will discuss with you possible solutions to allow for successful study progress and graduation, and identify further steps to do. Students suffering from health problems or affected by other extraordinary circumstances may even apply for a grace period to the examination board. For details, please contact your program manager.
You can visit the TUM campus any time and do an interactive campus tour using your tablet or smartphone. You can find more information about this here. Occasionally there are guided campus tours led by current TUM Students. Please check here for available guided tours.
You can find all information regarding the possibilities here 

Fees

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal,
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia,
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
Living expenses vary depending on where you live. You should count on approximately €1000 per month including housing, food, off-campus sports activities and leisure.
  • The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs allocates a large number of grants to international students. Use Campus France - Grants Search Engine to learn more
  • The French Government Eiffel Scholarship is open exclusively to Autumn applicants, as the application deadline for this scholarship is fixed to the beginning of January
  • The Merit based Scholarship may be offered to high potential Grande Ecole students

Submitting your final thesis

No. A scanned signature is not valid.
Yes. If you do submit by post, you should send your thesis to the following address: Technische Universität München, TUM School of Management, Executive Education Center, Arcisstrasse 21, 80333 Munich. Please note: The submission date is considered the date on which your thesis actually reaches us in the Grades and Examinations Office. In advance, get a "Permission to view this thesis" declaration form from the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office, fill it in, and include it with your thesis.
Yes. Please note: The submission deadline given in the email sent by the Grades and Examinations Office confirming registration is the official deadline for submission and is therefore binding.
Two hard copies of the Master’s Thesis have to be handed in to the Executive Education Center, a digital version (PDF) has to be sent to Nadine Ertel
The date on which you actually submit the thesis, not the date of the grade announcement.
The grade for the thesis counts in the semester in which you submit it (Summer Semester: April 1 to September 30; Winter Semester: October 1 to March 31). No exceptions are possible.
Please put it in a suitable envelope and hand it in at the main gate on Arcisstrasse 21.
  • In advance, get an address label from the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office and stick it on the envelope.
  • In advance, get a "Permission to view this thesis" declaration form from the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office, fill it in, and put it in the envelope with your thesis.
 
Please hand your thesis to the Executive Education Center, Leopoldstr. 139, 80804 Munich.

Teaching Evaluation

Yes. The utilized system EvaSys provided by Electic Paper does not allow to trace any information back to individual students.
Each semester students are asked to evaluate the courses they visited. The survey is anonymous and is executed through a standardized questionnaire, which varies depending on the format of the course (lecture, tutorial, seminar, internship and excursion). The questionnaires are available in English. On a 5-point Likert scale students give feedback about the extent of agreement and disagreement to different areas (e.g. conception and structure, knowledge impartment, learning environment, appropriate degree of difficulty and acquisition of competency). Open text fields allow for further ideas of improvement and comments. For each course and question the following measures will be calculated:
  • Relative frequency of each answer category
  • Mean value
  • Standard deviation
  • Median
Completing the online-questionnaire requires approximately 5-10 minutes. A PDF-report comprising the results of the survey will be generated for each course. As soon as results are available the report including the comments will be sent to the respective lecturers. Lecturers with outstanding results will be suggested by the Vice Dean of Academic Affairs for the “Best Teaching Award”, which is awarded every year during the “Tag der Fakultät”.
TUM SoM students can review teaching evaluation results in the office of the quality management (1553). A previous arranged appointment and a valid student identity card are mandatory. For making an appointment please contact with a short e-mail to lehrevaluation@wi.tum.de.
If you have any questions or if you want to evaluate an additional course, please contact Nadine Ertel under nadine.ertel@tum.de.
According to §10 of the Bavarian Higher Education Law (BayHSchG) the teaching quality is regularly evaluated through student questionnaires. The objective of the evaluation is the continuous improvement of teaching at the TUM SoM. The teaching evaluation data is the basis for:
  • Feedback to lecturers about their courses
  • Discussions about potential improvements
  • Enhanced communication between students and lecturers
The teaching evaluation gives students the possibility to actively contribute to the improvement of teaching.

Doctoral Program

A doctorate from TUM School of Management requires very good written and spoken English skills. There are no required minimum scores for the relevant tests (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.), but applicants should be able to speak fluently with the supervisor about their research area during the application interview. German skills are highly beneficial, especially for finding your way around Munich and the surrounding area.
All publications by TUM scholars, as per a decision by the University Board of Management, must be registered in TUM’s electronic university bibliography on the mediaTUM media server. Additional information can be found on the University Library pages.
All members of the Graduate Center (voluntary membership for doctoral candidates with entry date in doctoral list before January 1, 2014; all doctoral candidates with entry date in doctoral list after January 1, 2014) receive a GS Certifiate and Transcript of Records from the Graduate Center. The certificate will be issued once the date of the oral examination is fixed. The Graduate Center will contact you automatically for the issuing of the document, once your doctoral course program has been approved.
TUM approved an open access policy in January of 2014 and is committed to the goal of ensuring open access to academic literature on the internet. All TUM scholars are encouraged to publish their academic papers in accepted open access journals. Copies of any papers previously published in fee-based publications must be made available to the public on the TUM media server as long as there are no legal restrictions preventing this. Publication fees associated with open access publications may be covered by TUM in certain circumstances. The request form and additional information can be found on the University Library’s open access pages.
Internationalization funding may be granted for stays in connection with a doctoral examination only. International conferences held in a national location will NOT be subsidized. You may apply for an internationalization grant only if you are a Graduate School member, have a contract with TUM and after your supervisor has carried out an interim evaluation. In individual cases, PhD students without a TUM contract may still apply for an internationalization grant. Please contact the Graduate Center for more information (link). PhD students who have been registered on the doctoral examination list after 1 January 2014 should generate an internationalization grant application form in DocGS. PhD students who have been registered on the doctoral examination list after 1 January 2014 should contact the Graduate Center, which will then send you the form. Please pass the completed application on to the Graduate Center for approval.
Graduate Center members may use a proofreading service for up to two English language articles free of charge. If you are interested in this service, please contact the Graduate Center. The Center will then send you the respective application form. Please send the completed application form and the article to be proofread to the Graduate Center, which will then pass it on to the proofreading service.
Prerequisite for submitting your doctoral thesis is the acceptance of your doctoral course program. Doctoral candidates who have started their doctorate before January 1, 2014 have to contact the Graduate Center for the correct application form. Please fill in this form 3-6 months before submitting your dissertation and send the document with the signature of your supervisor to the Graduate Center together with all certificates confirming your participation (ideally as a scan in one document). The Board of the Graduate Center will then examine your application. Doctoral candidates who started their doctoral studies after January 1, 2014, can track the progress of their course program in DocGS. You should make sure that all your mandatory course elements are tickmarked before submitting your doctoral thesis– including the Graduate School membership of a minimum of two years. Den Antrag für das Einreichen der Promotion stellen alle Doktoranden über das Portal DocGS. Hierzu müssen Sie sich zuerst mit der E-Mailadresse, die Sie bei der Anmeldung am Graduate Center angegeben haben, in DocGS anmelden (Eingabe im Feld „Benutzername“) und ein Passwort anfordern. Unter dem Punkt „Einreichung der Dissertation“ können Sie dann den Prozess der Einreichung anstoßen. Weitere Informationen dazu finden Sie hier.
Once you have entered the list of doctoral candidates at TUM SoM, you are not automatically enrolled as a doctoral candidate at TUM. Whereas the entry onto the list of doctoral candidates is mandatory, the enrollment is voluntary. You can find more information about enrolling as a doctoral candidate here. Mr Brast from the Welcome office at Graduate School (brast@zv.tum.de) will also give you more details on the enrollment process.
Please register for the Kick-off seminar in DocGS. In order to do this, you have to be a (temporary) TUM GS-member. You can find information upcoming seminars online.
Source references acknowledge the work of other authors, point out previous work, and document facts. Source references are an essential part of providing seamless documentation for academic arguments. They clearly show where a publication is making its own academic contribution beyond the cited materials. Anything used word for word or based on the content of outside sources must be cited. Material taken from unpublished ideas and previous work must also be credited to the respective author. The use of another person’s academic findings without citing the source is punishable. You can find a summary and more information about citations in the TUM Citation Guide.
If you want to use content from student papers in your academic publication, you must cite them. A published seminar paper or examination paper may be cited (for publication options, see the University Library citation guidelines). TUM recommends publishing senior theses if significant scholarly findings were achieved. When citing unpublished seminar papers, you must obtain permission from the author and the advisor, and document this in your project.
To have your examination committee appointed, your supervisor should write an e-mail to Dr. Stephan Jäger (cc to Marianne Gruber) at least two weeks before the respective meeting of the Faculty Council. The e-mail should contain the following information:
  • name of doctoral candidate,
  • dissertation title,
  • name of first supervisor,
  • name of the second supervisor,
  • name of Chair of the examining commission.
The examination committee will then be appointed in the Faculty Council. For dates of the Faculty Council, please contact the Graduate Center.
Primary data and (if possible) samples that form the basis for publications must be saved for ten years. They must be saved in the institution where the data was created.
Prerequisite for a doctorate at the TUM School of Management is a degree with an above average grade (Master, Diplom or equivalent), meaning an overall score of at least 2.5 or the rating “good”. If you have a foreign degree you are requested to undergo a recognition of your  foreign degree. The recognition process is integral part of the application to the doctoral list. Furthermore, you are responsible for finding a supervisor for your doctoral research. Please contact the professor in question directly with your documents (CV, letter of motivation, research proposal, certificates, references and publications). Research at the TUM School of Management is clustered in five Academic Departments: - Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Operations & Supply Chain Management - Finance & Accounting - Marketing, Strategy & Leadership - Economics & Policy You can find an overview of all professors and their Academic Departments on the website of our department. Please note that there are no application deadlines for doctoral candidates nor are language tests required. Please note that we do not award an international PhD title but a German doctorate (“Doktortitel”, e.g. “Dr. rer. pol.”). The application process for doctoral candidates is highly competitive. Please refrain from contacting the faculty members over and over again if you do not receive a positive answer.
No, the internationalization voucher is valid only for conferences, doctoral courses or research stays abroad. International conferences, doctoral courses or research stays in Germany cannot be funded with the internationalization voucher. You can find information about funding and scholarships here.
In order to apply for entry on the list of doctoral candidates at TUM SoM, please provide the following documents:
  • Print-out of the application form in DocGS (PDF document)
  • Completed supervisor agreement form which you fill in together with your supervisor and your mentor; the document has to be signed by all three parties (doctoral candidate, supervisor and mentor)
  • Officially certified copy of your Master’s degree certificate (no original documents!)
  • Officially certified copy of your Master’s degree transcript (no original documents!)
  • Research proposal
Please also make an appointment for personal identification at the Graduate Center – if possible in the office hours of the Graduate Center, Tuesdays from 2-3 p.m. in room 1570. Please bring an official document for identification (ID, passport). Das Graduate Center der TUM School of Management überprüft dann ihren Antrag. Bis zum Abschluss der Prüfung sind Sie vorläufiges, nach erfolgreicher Prüfung vollständiges Mitglied des Graduate Center der TUM School of Management. In den ersten sechs Monaten Ihrer Mitgliedschaft sollten Sie am Auftaktseminar der TUM Graduate School teilnehmen. Da die Seminare immer sehr früh ausgebucht sind, informieren Sie sich bitte frühzeitig über die Termine und registrieren Sie sich in DocGS als vorläufiges oder vollständiges Mitglieder des Graduate Center für eine Teilnahme. Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.
In order to apply for entry on the list of doctoral candidates at TUM SoM, please provide the following documents:
  • Print-out of the application form (pdf document, printed out of DocGS system)
  • Completed and signed supervisor agreement form which you fill in together with your supervisor and your mentor.
  • Officially certified copy of your (foreign) degree certificate (no original documents!)
  • Officially certified copy of your (foreign) degree transcript (no original documents!)
  • If not contained in the degree certificate: officially certified copy provided by your foreign higher education institution stating the subjects and grades of the examinations taken as a requirement leading to the degree, and the minimum passing grade (mark). Attention: A diploma supplement in-itself is not enough
  • certified translation of your degree if your degree is not in German or English
  • abstract of your final Master's thesis in German or English
  • curriculum vitae with details of education (schools, courses of study, etc.)
We strongly recommend to prepare the certified copy and the certified translation (if needed) of your degree certificate while you are still in your home country. Further information about the admission based on a degree obtained from a foreign university can be found here. Please also make an appointment for personal identification at the Graduate Center – if possible in the office hours of the Graduate Center, Tuesdays from 2-3 p.m. in room 1570. Please bring an official document for identification (ID, passport). Further information can be found here.
The application for the acceptance of your doctoral courses will be checked by the Board of the Graduate Center. Doctoral candidates who have started their doctorate before January 1, 2014 have to contact the Graduate Center for the correct application form. Please fill in this form 3-6 months before submitting your dissertation and send the document with the signature of your supervisor to the Graduate Center together with all certificates confirming your participation (ideally as a scan in one document).
The costs are usually reimbursed afterwards. You can also submit the plane ticket and conference costs immediately after you have paid for them (before you leave) and all other travel expenses (via the travel expenses department) on your return from the conference. In exceptional circumstances, the Chair may advance the costs. The Chair will then be reimbursed for the costs.
The database information system (DBIS) on the University Library web pages gives students and academics at TUM access to a large number of databases. DBIS provides access to the interdisciplinary databases Web of Science and Scopus as well as a large number of discipline-specific databases. As a rule, databases offer sophisticated search options (keywords, combining searches and alert services). • The TUM ID can be used to access all databases from your own workstation. • The University Library offers training, e-learning materials and research office hours about search tools and strategies.
Minimum requirements for the acceptance of doctoral courses at TUM SoM are doctoral course level (i.e. no courses where Master students are admitted) and a minimum classroom time of 22.5 hours. In addition, doctoral courses should transfer skills in methods and/or theory and should be related to your dissertation. All applications for the acceptance of doctoral courses will be examined by the Board of the Graduate Center. To make sure you meet the course requirements, you should participate in the doctoral courses of the course program of TUM SoM. You can also participate in respective seminars of external research institutions or Universities, e.g. doctoral courses at EUROTECH Universities. For information about criteria of the Board of the Graduate Center for the approval of external seminars, please contact the Graduate Center before registering for the course. Doctoral candidates who were added to the list of doctoral candidates before January 1, 2014, please fill in the approval form and send it together with the certificate of attendance and the course Syllabus (in one PDF document) to the Graduate Center. The courses will then be approved by the Board of the Graduate Center and you will receive feedback from the Graduate Center.  Doctoral candidates who were added to the list of doctoral candidates later than January 1, 2014, please upload the documents (in one PDF) in DocGS. The courses are then approved by the Board of the Graduate Center and marked accordingly in DocGS.
Data collection must be traceable. Specifically, that includes, for example,
  • keeping a lab book or a project journal,
  • documenting the data storage
All examiners’ reports are now being issued. Generally, this should take no longer than two months after the submission date of the dissertation. Once the examiners‘ reports have been issued and marked as passed, the circulation procedure starts (“Umlaufverfahren”, i.e. your dissertation is sent via e-mail to the faculty of TUM School of Management). This process will take place from day 1-15 of the respective month after you report have been issued (the circulation procedure takes place every month independent of the dates of the Faculty Council meetings).
Once your dissertation has been accepted by at least ten members of the faculty, the chair of the examining committee will schedule and supervise the oral examination.
After passing the oral examination, you must make the authorized version of the dissertation available to the scholarly public by means of reproduction and dissemination. You have to submit the following documents free of charge to the TUM examination office: six paper copies (DIN A4 or DIN A5, bound) and an electronic version, whose format and data medium must comply with the requirements of the TUM university library; the publication must contain an abstract in German and English language; the doctoral candidate will grant the TUM university library, the DDB (Die Deutsche Bibliothek) in Frankfurt, and the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek the right to publish the electronic version in data networks in perpetuity and to make it available to other databases. You also have to grant TUM the right to produce and disseminate further copies of the dissertation. The deadline for submission is one year, which may in special cases, in particular for reasons of data protection, be extended by the dean by up to one year.
Each candidate will be examined individually for approximately one hour. Based on the dissertation topic, the examination will cover the broader discipline to which the dissertation is dedicated. The oral examination will be conducted by the examining committee. However, the chair may allow questions of other authorized examiners. The chair is to make sure that each examiner is allotted an adequate share of the examination time. As a rule, the oral examination is conducted in German. At the candidate’s request the oral examination will be conducted in English.
The principles of good scientific practice require every academic to work “lege artis” (in other words according to the rules of the art). Specifically, that includes
  • documenting findings,
  • critically questioning all findings,
  • strict honesty about contributions by partners,
  • acknowledging competitors and predecessors,
  • avoiding and preventing academic misconduct.
 
TUM School of Management does not award an (international) PhD title, but a German doctorate (“Doktortitel”, e.g. “Dr. rer. pol.”). The German doctorate is characterized by a high degree of academic freedom and personal responsibility of an individual doctorate. In addition to this, the supervisor plays an important role for the research process. Although doctoral candidates take part in a semi-structured course program, their individual research is in the center of the doctoral studies.
The Graduate Council ensures that doctoral candidates’ interests are represented on the Graduate Council and beyond, and that they can take part in shaping the program. Each Graduate Center chooses two representatives to serve on the Graduate Council, which meets regularly to discuss all of the issues relating to doctoral studies. The Graduate Council aims at intensifying exchange and networking and developing opinions about university policy. It also offers support and help. Doctoral candidates can contact the speakers of the Graduate Council, or the representatives of their Graduate Center at any time if they have difficulties. It also enhances culture, sports and art by financially supporting a large number of social events for doctoral candidates, such as parties, concerts, sporting events and field trips. You can find more information about the Graduate Council here.
Contact the ombudsperson for good scientific practice at TUM, which will treat your information as confidential. The ombudsperson is responsible for accepting and reviewing complaints, resolving them in a mutually agreeable way wherever possible, introducing further measures if needed, and involving the TUM Legal Department. For more information, please visit the ombudsperson website or contact them directly.
Doctoral candidates who have started their doctorate before Januar 1, 2014 have to contact the Graduate Center 3 months in advance at the latest before handing in their dissertation to have their doctoral courses accepted by the Board of the Graduate Center. Doctoral candidates who started their doctoral studies after January 1, 2014 can track the progress of their doctoral courses in DocGS. Please make sure that all course elements – including the two year membership in the Graduate School – are completed when applying for submission of the dissertation. The completion of the mandatory doctoral course elements is a prerequisite for submitting your dissertation.
Once the Graduate Center has confirmed you entry in the doctoral candidates list and the completion of your doctoral course program, you can print out your application form for submitting your dissertation. You can then make an appointment with the examination office (Ms Stinzel, +49 89 289 22248) to submit the printed version of the application form and the printed copies of your doctoral thesis.
As verification of the award of the doctoral degree, you will receive a preliminary certificate, if you have submitted the necessary number of copies within the required deadline. Once you have received this certificate, you are allowed to use your doctoral degree. In addition, In addition, you will receive a German and English language certificate with the seal of TUM and the date of the completion of the doctoral examination. You have to pick up this certificate personally or give someone written authorization to pick it up for you at the Graduate Center office.
You can use the TUM media server (mediaTUM) to save primary data. mediaTUM offers long-term archiving, flexible metadata schemata, and a rights management system that lets you release your data within the department, campus-wide, or on the internet. Data is stored on the servers in the Leibniz Supercomputing Center.
As representatives of the doctoral candidates of TUM School of Management in the Graduate Council, XX (e-mail) and YY (e-mail) have been elected by the doctoral candidates of this department.
TUM ForTe – Office for Research and Innovation offers support for questions about research funding and technology transfer. If you are preparing research or business partnerships or third-party funding projects, you can ask this office for advice.
You must name any author who
  • significantly contributed to the content of the publication (posing the question, research plan, performing research work, analyzing and interpreting results) and
  • who participated in the design or critical content revision of the manuscript.
Technical assistance, financial support or general management of the department or institution where the research was performed do not constitute authorship. All authors must agree to the publication, and share responsibility for the entire publication. What else should I know about academic publications?
  • It is not permissible to publish research findings in more than one place or to split them up in order to increase the number of publications.
  • Research findings must be verifiable (documentation, description of methods, long-term archiving of primary data).
  • Information may not be suppressed even if it calls the author’s hypothesis into question.
  • Content taken from other works must be indicated with a citation.
  • If possible, publish in peer reviewed journals. You can use bibliometric indicators to decide which journal is suitable for your planned publication. The University Library offers training and advice on bibliometry and visibility of research online. You can find the training program, additional information and registration forms on the TUM Library Website.
  • The TUM Language Center offers support for writing publications in English (“English Coaching” and “Interactive Editing”).
If the dissertation has been accepted, the chair of the examining committee invites the candidate and the examining committee to the oral examination. Furthermore, all other authorized examiners of TUM School of Management are invited to the oral examination. The examining committee in consultation with the candidate may grant members of the public permission to attend the oral examination, in which case the examination date will be posted on the bulletin board.
TUM offers patent and inventor consulting. If you plan to register an industrial property right for an idea, a project in the development phase, or a finished product, you can ask for advice. The Inventor Guidelines on the TUM intranet (only in German) and the TUM ForTe pages contain additional information. Contact partners are listed on the TUM Patent and Licensing Office page.

General information

Yes, special accommodations can be arranged. All relevant information can be found here.
Yes, you may apply for both exchange programs. The application and selection for TUMexchange ends before the application period for TUM SOMex. However, if you are nominated for TUMexchange by the end of December and you accept the place, applying for the TUM SOMex (incl. ERASMUS+) program is not possible anymore.
You can replace elective modules by other elective modules. If you absolve more modules than required, the modules with the best grades will be counted automatically. The other modules will appear under the section additional modules in your transcript.  
There are two options to show your engagement for visiting exchange students. 1. Option: Work as a volunteer buddy for incoming exchange students at TUM School of Management. For more information about the TUM SOM Buddy Program for exchange students, click here. 2. Option: Sublet room to our incoming exchange students. Detailed information on engagement for incoming exchange students may be found under "assessment of your application" here. 
Go to your profile in TUMonline, click on "Study status/Curriculum" and choose the desired examination from your schedule of courses. If you would like to sign up for an exam that is not part of your curriculum, click on "Exam Registration/Withdrawal" in your profile. Here you can search and register for the relevant exam by clicking on "Register". You can find a detailed manual here. If you are experiencing difficulties registering for an exam, please contact it-support@tum.de stating your full name, student ID number and a detailed description of the problem.
All information about examination withdraw due to medical reasons can be found here.
You are awarded a score for each university you are applying to on the basis of the documents you submit. This score is based on your grades (65%), language proficiency (20%), and engagement for visiting exchange students (15%).
According to the ideal program timeline you should absolve 30 ECTS per semester.
You can find all information regarding financial aid here.
You can visit the TUM campus any time and do an interactive campus tour using your tablet or smartphone. You can find more information about this here. Occasionally there are guided campus tours led by current TUM Students. Please check here for available guided tours.
As a TUM School of Management student you may apply for the TUM SOMex (incl. ERASMUS+) program. TUM School of Management cooperates directly with more than 90 leading Business Schools and faculties at renowned universities around the world. Besides European countries, which are part of the ERASMUS+ program, TUM School of Management is able to offer Non-European exchange countries exclusively to students at TUM School of Management. Please find more information here. Furthermore you may apply for TUMexchange. This program is open for all TUM students and offers exchange programs with more than 100 universities outside Europe.
The next application procedure for the TUM SOMex (incl. Erasmus+) program starts in the mid of December 2016 and ends on 11 January 2017 (for an exchange period in the academic year 2017/ 2018). The list of all required application documents may be found under point 5 "HAND IN YOUR APPLICATION" here. 
Detailed information about our partner institutions can be found on our interactive map and in our TUM SOMex overview.
TUM School of Management currently offers three Joint International Programs. Joint International Programs combine the strengths of two or more universities in different countries. Please check here for further information.

Recognition of existing qualifications / credit transfers

No, it's either/or. Also, if you fail an exam as part of your TUM course, you can't then have an existing qualification in the same subject recognized. Likewise, you can't take an exam if you've already had an existing qualification recognized, unless it's for a different elective.
If your credits/courses are recognized you will receive a confirmation email. Please bear in mind that this process may take two to three weeks. Credits/courses that have been recognized are not shown in the exam results. Instead, they are listed under "Credits/courses recognized". To see what credits/courses have been recognized, you can also refer to your grade report, where they are marked *).
No, but bear in mind that you will automatically be moved into the next semester in the following situations:
  • If you have more than 29 credits transferred during the course of your degree (i.e. even if they are transferred in different semesters).
  • If you have more than 21 credits transferred from a single semester when you were on a leave of absence.
Recognition of previous courses, credits and examinations is governed under Paragraph 16 of TUM's General Academic and Examination Regulations. You can only apply for recognition of previous examinations once, and you must apply to the relevant examination committee during your first year of study. If you are taking a double degree program at TUM you can apply as long as you are officially registered for both degrees.
1) Recognition of courses/credits from TUM.  Please send an email to the relevant person in Grades and Examinations Office (see below) with the following details:
  • Your matriculation number
  • Module name
  • Module number
  • Your grade report
After the documents have been checked you will be told which courses/credits can be recognized 1:1 and for which you need to consult the relevant Chair. In the latter case you should submit the following to the Chair in question:
  • Your grade report
  • Relevant course outlines
  • A completed credit transfer form
2) Recognition of courses/credits from other German universities.  You should submit the following to the relevant Chair:
  • Your grade report or certificate(s)
  • Relevant course outlines
  • A completed credit transfer form
3) Recognition of courses/credits from abroad.  For information about recognition of courses/credits from overseas universities, click here. 4) Recognition of Master's examinations taken during your Bachelor's Program – only applies to students who took the TUM Bachelor in Management & Technology (TUM-BWL).  Master's examinations taken during your Bachelor's Program can only be recognized if you apply in advance to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office and your application is approved (see information sheet "Taking Master's examinations early"). Please submit your application for Master's examinations taken early to be recognized to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office after you matriculate as a Master's student.  
All existing qualifications can be recognized apart from thesis and project studies modules. However, if they make up more than 50% of the required credits you will not be able to add "TUM" to your degree title.
Please refer to the website or office management of the relevant Chair to find out who you should submit your application to. Do not submit your application directly to a professor or teacher unless you are specifically told that they are the person responsible. Submit "1:1 recognitions" and applications that have been approved by the International Office to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office (see below). Applications approved by Chairs are generally sent internally by the Chair itself to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office.

Writing and formatting your final thesis

No. Please discuss this in advance with your supervisor. You can download a suggested cover page and the Declaration of Authorship form from our download section. You are welcome to use the cover page of the Chair where your thesis is being supervised as long as it contains the same information as our suggested cover page.
If the title of your thesis changes significantly while you are writing it, your supervisor must confirm to us by email that he or she agrees to the change of title and that the topic of the thesis has not changed. If the change in title is only minor, you do not have to let us know and your supervisor does not have to write to us to confirm this.

Submitting your final thesis

No. A scanned signature is not valid.
Yes, but we advise against it. If you do submit by post, you should send your thesis to the following address: Technische Universität München, TUM School of Management, Administration (Room 1566), Arcisstrasse 21, 80333 Munich. Please note: The submission date is considered the date on which your thesis actually reaches us in the Grades and Examinations Office. In advance, get a "Permission to view this thesis" declaration form from the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office, fill it in, and include it with your thesis.
Yes. Please note: The submission deadline given in the email sent by the Grades and Examinations Office confirming registration is the official deadline for submission and is therefore binding.
Yes. They do not require special authorization.
The date on which you actually submit the thesis, not the date of the grade announcement.
The grade for the thesis counts in the semester in which you submit it (Summer Semester: April 1 to September 30; Winter Semester: October 1 to March 31). No exceptions are possible.
Please put it in a suitable envelope and hand it in at the main gate on Arcisstrasse 21.
  • In advance, get an address label from the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office and stick it on the envelope.
  • In advance, get a "Permission to view this thesis" declaration form from the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office, fill it in, and put it in the envelope with your thesis.
 
Please hand your thesis to the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office (Room 1566). On no account should you hand your thesis in to your supervisor, office management or the Examination Office. The Grades and Examinations Office will pass copies on to your supervisor.

Leave of absence

Apply to the relevant Examination Committee at TUM School of Management and submit the required documents to the relevant contact person (see below). The recommendation will be sent to you by post at the address you provide.
You may take no more than two semesters off for internships during your degree.
It must be explicitly a full-time internship. Student traineeships, trainee programs, etc. will not be considered. The length of the internship must be at least 50% of the lecture period. If the internship lasts an odd number of weeks, round the number of weeks up.
  • Application in the form of a letter (approximately one A4 page in total)
    • Your current address at the top of the letter
    • Addressee: Examination Committee, TUM-BWL Bachelor or Master
    • Date
    • Subject line
    • Salutation: Dear Sir or Madam
    • When, where, and why you want to do the internship
    • Your signature
  • Internship contract, with the necessary signatures of all parties
    • A copy of the contract is sufficient in most cases (not guaranteed).
    • If necessary further confirmations will be demanded or you may be requested to present the original contract.
Application letter and scan of the internship contract may be send together via e-mail to your contact person. Please note that we have to have your application documents at the latest three weeks before the first day of lectures, as it takes around two weeks to process them.
  1. Request for leave of absence (TUMonline): You must submit the application form at the latest by the end of the first day of lectures of the semester in question. Forms submitted late will not be considered.
  2. Copy of the internship contract (at the latest five weeks after the first day of lectures).
  3. Recommendation for the internship issued by TUM School of Management (at the latest five weeks after the first day of lectures).
  • Five weeks after the first day of lectures is the deadline for the Registrar's Office. The application forms for the recommendation for the internship must reach the administration of TUM School of Management at the latest three weeks after the first day of lecture.
Submit all the documents in one go, as far as possible given the deadlines. Responsibility for submitting all the documents on time and in full lies solely with you. If you can't submit the documents yourself, ask a friend to submit them for you. They do not require special authorization for this.
Personally to the Student Service Center Or by email to studium@tum.de. In the subject line put your name, matriculation number, and the words "Application for a leave of absence."

Project Studies

No. You cannot be on a leave of absence at any point during the Project Studies module.  
There is no set rule, but we recommend:
  • Three months full time
  • Six months part time
 
A minimum of two and usually a maximum of five.
The project end date as given on the grade announcement, not the date of the grade announcement. If the project end date falls within one week of the start of lectures, the grade for the project counts in the previous semester. This only applies to the Project Studies module and not in the case of final theses. Important: Please agree on your project title (in German and English) with your supervisor and your fellow team members in advance. This title will be entered on your grade announcement and appear on your certificate.  
  • Bachelor in Management & Technology (TUM-BWL) à required
  • Master in Management (Track 1) – TUM-WIN à required
  • Master in Management (Track 2) – TUM-NAWI à optional
  • Master in Consumer Affairs à optional
 
There is no set rule, but we recommend:
  • Fifth semester for Bachelor's students
  • Third semester for Master's students
 
You can be supervised by a Chair or jointly by a company and a Chair. Projects are advertised here and on the websites of the various Chairs.
Your grade appears on your grade report and under "Credits/courses recognized" in your TUMonline account.
Hand in your project report to the Chair where you are supervised, either directly to your supervisor or to the office management. Do not hand in your report to the Grades and Examinations Office. Discuss any questions relating to the format, number of pages, etc. of your project report with your supervisor. The School authorities do not have any rules about this.  

Program information

Yes. Please note that Master's exams taken during your Bachelor's program can only be retaken once.
By registering for a module belonging to a certain specialization, TUMonline will automatically allocate the respective specialization to your account. This will happen at least after you have passed the module and the final grade is confirmed. In exceptional cases, the system cannot process the choice of specialization automatically. In this case, please contact your program manager.
A list of available modules for every specialization  will be released upon the beginning of each semester under “course schedules” on the website of your degree program (e.g. end of September for winter term, end of March for summer term). Furthermore, you can find information about suitable modules in your curricular support in TUMonline.

Coming to TUM School of Management

In order to become an exchange student of the TUM you must submit your application to our International Center. Students taking part in an exchange program (e.g. Erasmus, non-European partners of TUM School of Management, TUMexchange), so called “program students”, must first be nominated by their home university. Once they have been approved, the application documents are to be submitted to the International Center. Further information about the application procedure can be found on the website of the International Center.
Usually, the de-enrollment will be done automatically after the semester of your exchange has ended and the de-enrollment document will be available after the end of the semester then. If you need the de-enrollment document at once, please apply for early de-enrollment at the student service desk via mail. In order to apply for early de-enrollment, you need to print the “Antrag auf Exmatrikulation/Application for Removal from the Register of Students” from your TUMonline account (should be available at “Print Documents”) and send the completed document by mail to study@tum.de. The colleagues there will make the document available for you then (again in the print document section) within some days. When filling in the form, please carefully choose the date of de-enrollment. It must be after your last exam at TUM and after the submission of your last paper/report (if any). Further information can be found here.
Please ask your home university first, if they require you to fulfill a minimum number of ECTS. If so, please stick to the rules of your home university. Otherwise, we recommend for exchange students a workload of 15-20 ECTS per semester. 1 ECTS credit represents approximately 30 working hours. These hours include all work required for completing the course: lecture, exercises, cases, possible projects, independent studies, exams etc. The contact time in class per week is 30 minutes for 1 ECTS. A semester usually consists of 15 weeks of lecture period.
For most courses offered by the TUM School of Management applies the rule that courses with 2 weekly semester hours equal 3 ECTS and courses with 3 weekly semester hours equal 6 ECTS.
A Transcript/Grade Report will be available for download in your TUMonline account (“Leistungsnachweis”/”Grade Report”). Please note that it may take until early May (summer term) / November (winter term) until all your grades will be displayed on your printed transcript even if you can see the results online earlier. Transcripts bearing stamps and signatures will be issued and sent by post automatically for ERASMUS students and incoming exchange students from our direct faculty level partners in mid-May (winter term) / mid-November (summer term). TUMexchange students who would like to receive a transcript bearing stamp and signature, too, will have to apply for it online. We will inform you about the application procedure on time.
In order to be able to retake an exam next semester, you have to re-register at TUM. In order to re-register, please transfer the student union fee (currently 117 Euro) to the TUM’s bank account within the deadline for the re-registration for the next semester. For further information please have a look at this website. After your bank transfer has been received and booked into your account, you will be able to extend your student card by validating it at the machine in the main hall. Please note, that you’ll be only allowed to register for the exams you failed during your semester of stay, but not to register for new courses/exams. If you decide to retake an exam, please inform us accordingly.  
TUM School of Management offers some courses run in German and some run in English. We require proof of at least B2 level or equivalent in German if you plan to take courses run in German. The same level of qualification is required in English if you plan to take courses run in English, and proof of proficiency in both German and English is required if you plan to take both types of courses. As proof of language proficiency, we accept certificates such as TOEFL, IELTS, Goethe-Zertifikat or similar, or written confirmation from your home university.
Before you can apply as an exchange student at TUM, you must be selected by your home university and nominated via our e-nomination system. You must remain enrolled at your home university and pay any applicable fees. At TUM, you will be required to pay a student fee of €117 per semester, including the Student Union fee of €52 and the solidarity premium for the Semester Ticket of €65.
At TUM School of Management, we differentiate between three types of courses:
  1. Lectures: These are our standard courses taught in big lecture halls. A lecture mainly consists of the speech and presentation of the lecture with little classroom interaction. Lectures usually end with a written examination (open questions, multiple or single choice etc). Normally, there is no limitation regarding the number of participants. Therefore, prior registration is mostly not required. If registration is mandatory, it will be mentioned in the course details of our online database “TUMonline”.
  2. Seminars: These are courses with a very limited number of participants. Due to the small class size, seminars tend to be highly interactive and require active participation by all participants. Seminars are usually assessed by assignments, papers or presentations etc. Due to the limited number of places, seminars require registration. The registration mode varies from course to course. You will find further information on the registration mode for your seminar in TUMonline or on the website of the offering chair. Since seminars tend to be more intense, we recommend exchange students not to participate in more than 2 seminar courses per semester.
  3. Exercises (and tutorials): These courses come along with lecture courses and are meant to give students the chance to practice and work further on the content of the lecture. Exercises usually do not have separate exams but are assessed together with the corresponding lecture. This also means that it makes little sense to attend an exercise course if one does not attend the corresponding lecture. Therefore, this catalogue provides information mainly on lectures and seminars.
Exchange students coming to TUM School of Management can choose their courses freely from all courses TUM School of Management offers on the B.Sc. and M.Sc. level subject to the condition that they fulfil the requirements (if any). In addition to courses offered by TUM School of Management, exchange students are allowed to participate in courses provided by other departments (less than 50% of one’s selected courses). A list of the most common courses at TUM School of Management is given in our course catalogue. You can also find a list of courses on the university's online information system TUMonline (click "TUM School of Management" on the left-hand menu, then "courses" in the middle; make sure you are looking at the correct semester). Note that minor changes may occur to this list as courses are only finalized a few weeks before the start of each semester.
The TUM International Center gets a very limited number of dormitory offerings from the Munich Student Union, which are reserved for the 'TUMexchange' program participants. Exchange students coming to the TUM School of Management via ERASMUS or the TUM School of Management partnership program will have to look for accommodation in Munich themselves. In order to facilitate your search, we list accommodation offers created by TUM SOM students who currently study abroad themselves. More detailed information and additional tips and advice on finding accommodation in Munich can be found here.

Career / Corperate partnerships

We provide information about our membership online or can help you personally.
Please send a PDF file with the job description and further details to our respective contact person If you are a corporate partner you may publish an unlimited number of job ads in the online job board. As a non-partner you may publish up to 3 job ads per annum.
The Talent Pool is an online database with CVs of TUM SoMs Students, Graduates and Young Professionals which is made accessible to our corporate partners for recruiting purposes. The Login for companies can be found here The Login and Registration for students can be found here
Please check our event calender for all career events happening at TUM School of Management.
A full list of the corporate partners can be found here.

Alumni

Simply send us a completed and signed membership form and send it to the respective colleague via email.
Unfortunately, no. The alumni club is exclusively for students and former students of the TUM School of Management, their sponsors and honorary members.
Yes – you can use our directory to contact other members of the association, alumni and businesses, any time you need. You can also make contacts at our events.
We are thrilled by your dedication! If you have ideas, please contact us.
The membership of the alumni club is free of charge for enrolled students at our faculty. We will first ask you to support current students one year after you graduate by asking for a yearly contribution of €30.
The membership for graduated alumni costs €30 annually. We have separate prices for businesses who want to become a supporting member. You can find further details on that matter here.
The alumni association organizes regular career and networking events in Munich. Sommerfest, Starkbierfest and Oktoberfest are all key dates in our calendar. You can find information about our events by clicking here.
Our network now extends much further than just Munich and Germany. You can organize events in your area (see above) or make contact with other alumni in your area online (via LinkedIn network).
If you have any other questions, you can contact us.
You can become a member of the alumni club at the faculty from your first day. Joining as a student enables you to enjoy the benefits of our large network during your studies.
Because after receiving such a great education here, you’ll easily be able to afford €30

Support and Perspectives

The Munich Student Union The student union takes care of the economic, social, health and cultural well-being of students in Germany. Please check their website: http://www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/ The support team of the Federal Employment Agency advises you on topics such as perspectives upon completing your studies, getting started on the job and chances on the job market. Also, the agency organizes seminars and info events for students and academics. For individual counseling please write to: muenchen.studium-beruf@arbeitsagentur.de Also, check their website: https://www3.arbeitsagentur.de/web/content/DE/dienststellen/rdby/muenchen/Agentur/BuergerinnenundBuerger/Akademiker/index.htm Moreover, the City of Munich offers free-of-charge consulting for students on various topics. For further details, please go to: https://www.muenchen.de/rathaus/Stadtverwaltung/Referat-fuer-Bildung-und-Sport/Bildungsberatung.html
When you are starting to re-orientate, online tests can be a good starting point to determine which study program or job suits your interest. However, every test is always just a first step of the process and needs to be accompanied by tools such as personal advising, internships and direct exchange with people working in the field of your interest. Some helpful starting points: www.hochschulkompass.de/studium-interessentest.html www.azubi-azubine.de/berufswahl/berufswahltest/welcher-beruf-ist-derrichtige-fuer-mich.html www.berufsfindungstest.eu/test www.psychomeda.de/online-tests/persoenlichkeitstest.html http://de.outofservice.com/bigfive www.was-studiere-ich.de www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/borakel/mein-berufsweg.htm www.berufsprofiling.de/schueler-center.cfm https://berufs-check.ausbildungsoffensive-bayern.de https://www.together.tum.de/en/career/ The links above can also be useful when you are already a student and consider changing your study Program. If you are unhappy with your current study program but would like to continue studying in general, changing your study program might be the right option for you. You should start by considering the possibilities and consequences of changing your study program. In most cases you cannot simply change the program within your University but rather need to go through the entire application process again. If you want to change your subjects, your major or courses of study, please also check the following website: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/during-your-studies/changing-subjects-or-courses-of-study/ Additionally, the following websites might be helpful: www.hochschulkompass.de www.studieren-in-bayern.de http://berufenet.arbeitsagentur.de www.kursnet.arbeitsagentur.de www.studieren.de www.studium-lohnt.de www.studienwahl.de https://www3.arbeitsagentur.de/web/content/DE/dienststellen/rdby/muenchen/Agentur/index.htm
In general, TUM supports you throughout all stages of your career planning: From tracking your profile and hunting for a job to successfully managing your career entry – and beyond. Please find an overview here: https://www.together.tum.de/en/career/ For TUM School of Management students, we are happy to offer you assistance with all issues regarding your TUM School of Management experience. Please reach out to our career Manager via phone or email, or see the business hours of our offices for personal consultation. http://www.wi.tum.de/corporate-connection/
The student council is another possible contact for tackling problems, which occur during your studies at TUM. Please contact the Fachschaft TUM-BWL for further questions: https://www.tum-bwl.com/fachschaft/allgemein/
After exmatriculation, regardless of the reason for exmatriculation, your social security status as “student” will end. This has the following consequences: - You have to start paying your own health insurance fees (If you are 23 or under there is the possibility that you can be insured via your parents.) - No payments will be made for you in the statutory pension insurance. - Your Parents might no longer receive Child benefit payments (Kindergeld). - Former Students usually do not receive Unemployment Benefit I (Arbeitslosengeld I), since it is an insurance benefit which requires you to have paid contributions to the social security system. However, you may be eligible to file for Unemployment Benefit II (Arbeitslosengeld II (Hartz IV)). You can find more Information on this Topic here: https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/arbeitslos-arbeit-finden/arbeitslosengeld-arbeitslosengeldii-beantragen
General information and consulting can be found on the following websites: https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/arbeitslos-arbeit-finden/existenzgruendung www.muenchen.de/rathaus/wirtschaft/gruendung/meb www.muenchen.ihk.de www.hwk-muenchen.de/artikel/beratung-von-existenzgruendern-74,1732,90.html At TUM, the entrepreneurship center “UnternehmerTUM” offers founders and start-ups a complete service, from the initial idea all the way to stock market flotation. A team of experienced entrepreneurs, scientists and managers supports founders with the development of their products, services and business models. The experts accompany them actively with building up their companies, market entry and financing – also via Venture Capital. Check: http://www.unternehmertum.de/index.html
The TUM job board displays current openings and suitable positions at renowned companies. All companies presenting their offers on our job board have a strong interest in students of TUM School of Management. The job board offers full-time jobs, internships and other placements that specifically match our students’ profiles: http://www.wi.tum.de/student-life/job-board/
If you are looking for a job or would like to get information about the job market and your employment possibilities, a first start can be the website of the Federal Employment Agency: https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/en For a personal appointment, please get in touch with your local Jobcenter or call +49 800 4555500 (toll-free). Further, the TUM job board displays current openings and suitable positions at renowned companies. All companies presenting their offers on our job board have a strong interest in students of TUM School of Management. The job board offers full-time jobs, internships and other placements that specifically match our students’ profiles: http://www.wi.tum.de/student-life/job-board/
Pursuing a university education while coping with family obligations represents a special challenge. TUM is committed to supporting its students in managing this balancing act. Please check: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/advising/students-with-families/ By the way, the Munich Student Union currently provides 500 spaces in 21 different crèches in Munich, Freising, Garching and Rosenheim. For further details, please check: http://www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/studying-with-a-child/
TUM strives to ensure that students with disabilities and chronic illnesses have equal and independent access to a university education and student life. The office for current and prospective students with disabilities and chronic illnesses offers support and advice on a wide range of matters such as examination procedures, disability accommodations, applying for electronic learning aids and much more. Please check: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/advising/barrier-free-education/ At TUM School of Management, the contact responsible for handling the academic affairs of students with disabilities and chronic illnesses is the Program Manager of your study Program. You can contact your Program Manager directly or get in touch via studentcounseling@wi.tum.de. Please find an overview of office hours and telephone numbers here: http://www.wi.tum.de/contact/ Further, the Munich Student Union offers to help you to compensate for the disadvantages at which you might find yourself due to your disability or illness. They inform you of all kinds of grants and financial benefits to which you may be entitled and can help you find a self-help group appropriate for you. Please go to: http://www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/our-advisory-network/studying-with-a-disability/
For general advice about studying at TUM, the TUM Student Advising Office offers assistance in person or via telephone: Student Service Center Student Advising & Prospective Students Programs Arcisstr. 21, Ground floor, room 0140 80333 Munich Tel.: +49.89.289.22737 E-Mail: study@tum.de https://www.tum.de/en/studies/advising/student-advising/
You can contact your Program Manager directly or get in touch via studentcounseling@wi.tum.de. Please find an overview of office hours and telephone numbers here: http://www.wi.tum.de/contact/

General information

Yes, you may apply for both exchange programs. The application and selection for TUMexchange ends before the application period for TUM SOMex. However, if you are nominated for TUMexchange by the end of December and you accept the place, applying for the TUM SOMex (incl. ERASMUS+) program is not possible anymore.
There are two options to show your engagement for visiting exchange students. 1. Option: Work as a volunteer buddy for incoming exchange students at TUM School of Management. For more information about the TUM SOM Buddy Program for exchange students, click here. 2. Option: Sublet room to our incoming exchange students. Detailed information on engagement for incoming exchange students may be found under "assessment of your application" here. 
For information on TUMexchange – the central exchange program of TUM – kindly check the information provided by the International Center.
You are awarded a score for each university you are applying to on the basis of the documents you submit. This score is based on your grades (65%), language proficiency (20%), and engagement for visiting exchange students (15%).
As a TUM School of Management student you may apply for the TUM SOMex (incl. ERASMUS+) program. TUM School of Management cooperates directly with more than 90 leading Business Schools and faculties at renowned universities around the world. Besides European countries, which are part of the ERASMUS+ program, TUM School of Management is able to offer Non-European exchange countries exclusively to students at TUM School of Management. Please find more information here. Furthermore you may apply for TUMexchange. This program is open for all TUM students and offers exchange programs with more than 100 universities outside Europe.
There is no minimum average grade - any student can apply to study abroad. The chance of success depends on your suitability and also how popular the destination is. To see how students did in previous years have a look at the statistics.
Besides our exchange programs TUM SOMex and TUMexchange there are various possibilities to gain international experience. As a so-called Freemover you may spend a self-organized semester at an university abroad. Also an internship abroad is a great possibility. In addition, short programs like ATHENS courses  or a Summer/Winter School is a possibility to gain international experience. Please have a look at the corresponding section on "Other ways to go abroad" for more information. Furthermore you may apply for one of our Joint International Programs. 
The next application procedure for the TUM SOMex (incl. Erasmus+) program starts in the mid of December 2016 and ends on 11 January 2017 (for an exchange period in the academic year 2017/ 2018). The list of all required application documents may be found under point 5 "HAND IN YOUR APPLICATION" here. 
Detailed information about our partner institutions can be found on our interactive map and in our TUM SOMex overview.
TUM School of Management currently offers three Joint International Programs. Joint International Programs combine the strengths of two or more universities in different countries. Please check here for further information.
The first step in the application procedure is to apply to the TUM School of Management International Office for nomination to the foreign university where you want to do your exchange. The International Office decides whether you are suitable for nomination on the basis of the documents you submit. If you have successfully applied via the selection procedure at the TUM School of Management you need to apply to the host University by yourself. The TUM School of Management International Office will support you before, during and after your stay abroad.
Students going to one of our European partner institutions may receive a grant under the Erasmus Program. Students going to one of our other partner institutions will have to apply for scholarships themselves.

Recognition of existing qualifications / credit transfers

You can't transfer credits of courses from abroad, which you have failed at TUM before, as you have to repeat them at TUM.

Leave of absence

A reason to apply for leave of absence is studying at a foreign university. You have to apply for a leave of absence at the enrollment unit at the Student Service Center. Requests for a leave of absence must be submitted until the first day of the lecture period of the respective semester. You are required to hand in your application for a leave of absence in writing, using the official form provided by TUM either to study@tum.de, sent it by mail the the „Immatrikulationsamt“ or hand it in personally. The document can be downloaded from your TUMonline account under “Print Documents”. Please also attach the admission letter or a confirmation of the foreign university. Please find more details here.
If you are granted leave of absence during your semester abroad, your regular semester level will be fixed. Please note that no new exams or registrations for a thesis may be made during a leave of absence. You cannot participate in any courses or lectures. However, make-up examinations can still be taken. During your leave of absence existing deadlines still apply. We do not recommend applying for a leave of absence if you have not yet taken the GOP, i.e. the fundamental examinations and orientation examinations which have to be completed within the first year of study. To keep full flexibility you may not apply for leave of absence, as semester times abroad do not fully correspond with TUM times. Meaning you might still be able to attend exams before or after your semester abroad.