Master in Management & Innovation

Admission

The Master in Management & Innovation 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.

For our both Tracks of the Master in Management & Innovation we have different application rounds.

Your complete online application must be submitted prior to 11:59PM (CET) of the deadline.

The application must be filled out in English.

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. On your online application account you can monitor the progress of your applications.

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.

First create an account on the HEC Paris online application platform. 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
  • HEC Paris and TUM have received the required online letters of reference
  • You have paid the € 100 application fee
  1. Application:
    Once we have checked your application form and received all the required documents uploaded via your individual online application account on TUMonline or by post, the Admissions Team will assess whether you are eligible for the program in terms of your experience and the documents you have submitted.
  2. Interview:
    As soon as we have screened your application, we will inform you via your TUMonline individual application account whether you meet the admissibility requirements or not. We will then invite candidates to take part in a 20-25 minute admissions interview in English, either by Skype or at our campus. During the interview we encourage candidates to discuss their background, motivation, interests and goals.
  3. Decision:
    Following the interview, we will inform you of the decision by the Admissions Jury via your TUMonline individual application account.
  4. Confirmation:
    If you are accepted for the program, you must confirm your place via your TUMonline individual application account.
  1. Application:
    Once we have checked your application form and received all the required documents uploaded via your HEC Paris individual application account, the Admissions Team, consisting of members of TUM and HEC Paris, will assess whether your are eligible for the program in terms of your experience and the documents you have submitted.
  2. Interview:
    As soon as we have screened all applications, we will inform you via your HEC Paris individual application account whether you meet the admissibility requirements or not. We will then invite candidates to take part in a 20-25 minute admissions interview in English, either by Skype or at our campus. During the interview we encourage candidates to discuss their background, motivation, interests and goals.
  3. Decision:
    Following the interview, we will inform you of the decision by the Admissions Jury via your HEC Paris individual application account. You should receive this information roughly six to eight weeks after the application deadline (see Admissions Calendar).
  4. Confirmation:
    If you are accepted for the program, you must confirm your place by paying the acceptance fee by the relevant deadline for financial confirmation (this depends on your application deadline).

First create an account on the TUM online application platform (application starts from April). Then provide us with all the relevant application documents, as listed here.

No, all courses of the Master in Management & Innovation are held in English. But while speaking French when applying is not mandatory, students are invited to register for a French language course (TEF certificate – all levels).

Prerequisites

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.

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.

TUM Track:
No

Double Degree Track:
Yes. You must take either the GMAT, GRE or TAGE MAGE and send us proof of your mark. You are exempt from this requirement, as well as the application fee, if you hold a first degree from either TUM or HEC.

If you are applying for the Double Degree Track, you are still required to have passed one of the English language exams listed above.

All applicants for the Double Degree Track must have passed the TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS or Cambridge exams. You are exempt from this requirement if:

  • You are a native English speaker
  • You hold a degree in which ALL the instruction was in English. The official language of the degree program must be stated on the degree certificate, the supplement to the degree certificate or the transcript of records

Applicants for the TUM Track can prove their English proficiency via the following options:

  • TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge
  • 12 ECTS in classes taught in English during your undergraduate program
  • Final Thesis written in English

General information

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 

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.

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. 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.

Fees

TUM Track: € 28,000

Double Degree Track: € 35,500

Living expenses vary depending upon where you live. For both Munich and Paris, you should count on around € 900 – 1,000 per month including housing, food, off-campus sports and leisure activities.

  • 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. 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.

Please put it in a suitable envelope and hand it in at the main gate on Arcisstrasse 21.

  • Use the address label which you can obtain on request from the Service Point or via mail from the relevant person in the Grades and Examinations Office.
  • In advance, get a “Permission to view this thesis” declaration form from the relevant person at the Service Point or in the Grades and Examinations Office, fill it in, and put it in the envelope together with your thesis.

 

The date on which you actually submit the thesis at the Service Point or portal, not the date of the grade announcement or the latest closing date.

  • All final theses that are submitted within the first week after the beginning of the lectures will be taken into account for the previous semester. Please inform yourself about the dates of the semester on our homepage: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/application-and-acceptance/dates-and-deadlines/dates-and-deadlines-18/. Deadline is on Sunday even though you might be allowed to hand it in on Monday!
  • Please note: For the submission of your final thesis you officially have to be registered as a student even if it is assigned to the previous semester.

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

Please hand your thesis to the Executive Education Center, Leopoldstr. 139, 80804 Munich.

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.

Program information

The elective modules of the specialization in management/the electives area are selected with the greatest care and in close coordination with the Academic Departments. 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.

Teaching Evaluation

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.

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 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.

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”.

If you have any questions or if you want to evaluate an additional course, please contact Nadine Ertel under nadine.ertel@tum.de.

Contact

Do you have further questions or need additional information? We are happy to offer you assistance with all issues regarding your TUM School of Management experience. Please reach out to us via phone or email or see the Business hours of our offices for personal consultation. You can also send us your inquiry by means of our contact form. We will get back to you as soon as possible.