Master in Consumer Science

Admission

Yes. If you want to apply for more than one program, please send us a separate application for each program you are applying for. This includes ALL documents, including certified copies. Each application will be processed separately.

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

No, unfortunately we only accept a GMAT.

No. You need to have completed at least 140 ECTS by the time you apply as evident in your Transcript of records. You can hand in your Bachelor’s degree certificate up until 5 weeks after the start of lectures. Please note that a failure to do so will result in a forced de-registration (‘Zwangsexmatrikulation’), regardless of the reason!

A full list of lenguage certificates can be found here: https://www.tum.de/nc/en/studies/application-and-acceptance/university-admission/language-certificates/

In addition to accepted English language proficiency certificates across TUM study programs, applicants can prove their English language knowledge with a previous university degree that was taught and assesssed in English entirely or at least 12 ECTS thereof, including your final thesis (please use this form only in case the 12 ECTS rule applies)

Generally speaking, your application process is the same as for national applicants. There are a few exceptions that may or may not apply to you.

  • If you are applying with a bachelor’s degree from a country outside the European Union / Switzerland / Liechtenstein / Iceland / Norway you will have to turn in an application with Uni Assist before the end of the application period, for more details around this process please refer here: https://www.tum.de/nc/en/studies/application-and-acceptance/uni-assist/ Please note that you only have to apply with Uni-Assist before the end of the application period, you can turn in the respective Uni –Assist document (VPD) at TUM once Uni – Assist has provided you with it (please send it via email directly to study@tum.de and include your applicant’s number).Since the preliminary documentation (VPD) from Uni-Assist is valid for all Master degree programmes at TUM, you do not need to enter a specific programme name when applying for the documentation. Please select “alle Fächer” / “all programmes” on the Uni-Assist website.
  • In addition, there are a few countries where there are special requirements in place as well: https://www.tum.de/nc/en/studies/application-and-acceptance/special-conditions-for-certain-countries/
  • You can convert your grade with this conversion formula, together with your degree program’s Academic and Examination Regulations (FPSO). Please note that this tool is only intended to provide a first orientation and the results are in no way binding. Have a look here.

Generally,admissions apply to all following applications in the respective degree program. Please make sure to read through the following information as there are some formal prerequisites you will have to meet: https://www.tum.de/nc/en/studies/application-and-acceptance/reserving-your-spot/

You will have to re-apply for the semester you want to commence your studies using your existing TUMonline-Account, and upload all required documents including a new application form and an updated CV.

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.)

No, to apply you must only submit evidence of proficiency in English. However, as a foreign student you may be required to provide proof of basic German language proficiency (comparable to A1 level) by the end of the second semester.

Deadlines for international applicants are the same as for national applicants. The application period starts on April 1st and ends on May 31st.

For the Master in Management and Technology there are two annual intakes. You can apply from April 1st until May 31 for the following winter semester and from November 1st until November 30 for the following summer semester.

It is not necessary to provide a proof of proper health insurance at the time of application. It is sufficient to provide the respective document for enrollment after you have been admitted. Please refer to more information regarding health insurance here: https://www.tum.de/nc/en/studies/application-and-acceptance/mandatory-health-insurance/

You can find the current link in the TUMOnline portal during your application: (Please note the link is only a example, please look at your application to find your registration link)

In order to apply to Master’s Program in Consumer Science you need to provide following documents:

  • Transcript of Records (min. 140 Credits)
  • Proof of proficiency in English
  • CV
  • 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/

If you send a TOEFL-test to us via ETS, please use the following TOEFL code: University 7806, department 99 (“any department not listed”).

If you want to send your GMAT certificate directly to tne TUM please use theses codes according to the program you are applying for:

9MX-9B-34 for Master in Management

9MX-9B-88 for Master in Management & Technology

9MX-9B-30 for Master in Consumer Science

General and program information

As TUM is a public German university, there are no tuition fees! Students are required to pay the student union and basic semester ticket fees for each semester they are enrolled. For details and further information on fees and financial aid please see: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/fees-and-financial-aid/

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 (only available in German).

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 Science) at the Tum School of Management it’s unfortunately not possible to study part-time or online.

According to the ideal study plan you should earn 30 ECTS per semester.

You can download a detailed manual on how to sign up for an exam through TUMonline here or here.

If you are experiencing difficulties registering for an exam, please contact examregistration@wi.tum.de stating your full name, student ID number and a detailed description of the problem.

Yes, special accommodations can be arranged. All relevant information can be found here.

In the Electives module students can get credits from all courses of the Management Specializations, from which courses of at least 24 credits are to be selected. Alternatively, up to 24 credits can be earned as General Knowledge Modules from the full range of courses offered by the Technical University of Munich at Master level.

To be able to bring modules into the Elective area of the Master in Consumer Science, they have to be at the Master level. Modules that have been labelled as Bachelor’s or Bachelor’s / Master’s level cannot be recognized as electives. You can put together suitable courses for this area from the entire course offer of TUM.

For specific course requests please contact your program manager.

First of all, we advise you to contact your program manager as early as possible. 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 find the contact details of your program manager here.

The elective modules of your study program are selected with the greatest care and in close coordination with the Academic Departments (and Faculties). The Curricula Support in TUMonline portrays modules which are profitable for you. The Student Council of TUM School of Management collect suggestions on new modules which should be included in the catalogue. The suggestions will be taken into consideration by members of Quality Circle before the start of every new semester. Therefore, please contact the Student Council: https://tum-som.com/.

Please note that at TUM it is possible to take each module voluntarily as free subject.

You can replace elective modules by other elective modules. If you take 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.

By registering for an exam of 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 that can be accredited towards each specialization will be released upon the beginning of each semester in your curricular support in TUMonline. Please note that it may take until the beginning of the lecture period until all courses are on TUMonline.

All information about examination withdraw due to medical reasons can be found here.

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.

Recognition of existing qualification / credit transfers

For further information please refer to the information sheet in our download section https://www.wi.tum.de/downloads/.

Project Studies

For further information please refer to the information sheet in our download section https://www.wi.tum.de/downloads/.

Final thesis

Until further notice, please submit your thesis as described on the following page: https://www.wi.tum.de/facing-corona-together/studying-in-times-of-corona/.

Please inform yourself independently at the time of your submission whether this procedure is still valid, or the submission is again as described below. Thank you!

 

For further information please refer to the information sheet in our download section https://www.wi.tum.de/downloads/.

Leave of absence

Here you will find information on the application for the recommendation for the internship as well as the application form  https://www.wi.tum.de/downloads/ (below “Examination Board”). If you still have questions, please contact our examination board: pruefungsausschuss@wi.tum.de

 

Teaching Evaluation

Yes. The utilized system EvaSys provided by Electic Paper does not allow to trace any information back to individual students.

TUM SoM students can review teaching evaluation results. 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.

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.

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”.

If you have any questions or if you want to evaluate an additional course, please contact the Teaching Evaluation Team 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.

Contact

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