Master in Sustainable
Management & Technology

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Application Procedure

Your application will proceed through TUMonline. A guideline about the application in TUMonline can be found here.

If you did not obtain your first degree (usually a bachelor’s degree) in a country within the European Union (as well as Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Lichtenstein) you have to apply via Uni-Assist in addition to TUMonline. Uni-Assist will make a preliminary evaluation on whether you meet the entry requirements for the Master program at TUM. Please note that the Uni-Assist application needs to be completed before the end of the application period, however, the document that Uni-Assist will provide you with (VPD), can be handed in later, even after the application period has ended.

We follow a two-stage assessment procedure to be able to select the best possible candidates for the Master in Sustainable Management and Technology. In the first stage of the assessment procedure, candidates are evaluated based on their previous academic qualification (see “Entrance requirements”), their grade point average, an essay and the result of a valid GMAT certificate (optional). If an applicant’s eligibility is still questionable after stage 1, the application will move on to stage 2, where the academic background, the grade point average as well as the assessment interview will be evaluated.

How to apply in 5 steps

Please first check whether you meet the entry requirements for the Master program.

Entrance Requirements:

To be eligible for the Master in Sustainable Management and Technology, an application must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree (requiring at least 6 semesters of study) or equivalent in technology and management-oriented business administration, bioeconomics, business administration, economics or another related study field.
  • Have successfully completed
    • modules worth at least 20 ECTS in business (management)/“Betriebswirtschaftslehre” and/or
    • modules worth at least 10 ECTS in economics/“Volkswirtschaftslehre” and/or
    • modules worth at least 10 ECTS in circular economy and sustainability and/or
    • modules worth at least 5 ECTS in basics in the field of quantitative decision support with methods of operations research and/or
    • modules worth at least 5 ECTS in empirical methods
  • write and submit an essay regarding a given topic. Please click here for the topic of the current application process.
  • be able to prove that they are proficient in the English language at the time of application. 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 assessed in English entirely or at least 12 ECTS thereof. The 12 ECTS can include courses and/or your final thesis. Please use this form only in case the 12 ECTS rule applies to you.

Please note it is not necessary to prove any knowledge in the German language at the time of application. However, as a foreign student you are required to provide proof of basic German language proficiency (comparable to A1 level) by the end of the second semester.

You will receive a list of all documents that you need to upload along with a signed version of your completed application form.  Find out which documents you need and prepare them beforehand.

Please note that you may have to provide additional documents, so please check here.

Please start the application via TUMonline within the application period. You will be only able to start the application on TUMonline once the application period has startet. It is not possible to do it before.

All documents required for admission have to be uploaded in PDF format to the online application form. TUMonline will also generate a form during the online application process. You need to download it, sign it, and re-upload it in order to complete the online application.

Documents issued in German or English need not be translated. Documents not issued in German or English must be translated by a sworn translator into either German or English. Please merge both the original and the translation and upload them as one PDF file.

After submitting the online application, you can view its status any time in your TUMonline account.

I have just applied, what now?

Once all mandatory application documents have been correctly uploaded within the application period, our enrolment office (CST) will start processing your application. Due to the large number of applicants, this process may take several weeks. You can check the status of your application in your TUMonline account.

Please note: the Admission Team of the School of Management is not involved in this step and cannot give any feedback during this process. If you have question regarding this step please contact the Center for Studying and Teaching/CST.

The Admission Team of the School of Management will only have access to those applications that have been processed and acknowledged as formally correct by the enrollment office (CST). Once that’s done, we’ll start assessing your application.

If your application fulfills all the formal requirements evaluated by the CST, it will be submitted to the Admission Team of the School of Management and be processed according to the guidlines of the two-stage assessment procedure mentioned in „Application procedure”.

The outcome of our assessment of your application will show up in your TUMOnline account. Once you received admission, you will be able to accept your spot and enroll to TUM. This process is carried out by the enrollment office (CST) of TUM. Please visit this website for information on how to proceed with your enrollment.


  • Dr. Daniela Pothmann
    Program Manager, Master Sustainable Management and Technology
    TUM Campus Straubing
  • Phone +49 (0) 9421 187-155
  • Room 01032
  • E-Mail
  • Office hours

    (via phone only)
    Tuesday - Friday 7 am – 12 pm

    Due to the current situation, the office is closed. Please send an email with your inquiry.

  • Consultation via Zoom

    (no appointment needed)
    Wednesday 9 am – 10 am
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