Master in Consumer Science

Ideal Study Plan of the MCS Program


Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Required modules

Required modules
24 Credits


Elective in Economics
6 Credits


Specialization in Management
18 Credits

Project Studies

Project Studies in Consumer Science & Technology
12 Credits

Advanced International Experience

Advanced International Experience
6 Credits


Electives in Consumer Science & Technology
24 Credits


Master's Thesis
30 Credits






120 Credits

Please note:

The MCS is a Master of Science program open to students with various backgrounds and holders of different bachelor’s degrees. We consider the diversity of our students an essential part of our productive learning environment.

To study consumer science in an academic context, you will require a sound theoretical background. This is covered mainly by courses in the first and second semester, many of which involve practical exercises. The goal of these courses is to prepare you for dealing with more specialized research fields in your third and fourth semester.


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  • Rilana Treu
    Program Manager, M.Sc. Consumer Science & Consumer Affairs
  • Phone +49 (89) 289 25078
  • Fax +49 (89) 289 25070
  • Room 1560
  • E-Mail
  • Office hours

    Tue 11am-1pm; Wed 1:30-4:30pm (no appointment required)
    No office hours May 21

  • Katja Leßke
    Program Coordinator - Master Programs
  • Phone +49 (89) 289 25317
  • Fax +49 (89) 289 25070
  • Room 1545
  • E-Mail
  • Office hours

    Wed 1:30-4:30 pm (general information for prospective and current students; no appointment required)
    No office hours on May 29, 2019
    Office hours on June 5, 2019, only from 1:30-3 pm

  • Skype-Account (only during office hours)

  • Service Point
    First contact point for all students of the TUM School of Management
    All general questions, receiving certificates and other documents or submitting bachelor/master theses
  • Phone +49 (89) 289 25000
  • Room 1554
  • Office hours

    Monday until Friday from 9:00-12:30 / 13:30-16:00