TUM Campus Heilbronn

Welcome to
TUM Campus Heilbronn

Focusing on the research of
digital transformation and family enterprises

As part of an initiative by the Dieter Schwarz Foundation (DSF), TUM School of Management created a teaching and research facility on the Bildungscampus Heilbronn (Heilbronn Education Campus). The new center, to be known as TUM Campus Heilbronn, focuses on the areas of managing digital transformation and family businesses. It shares the vision, mission, values, and strategy of the Technical University of Munich and TUM School of Management. The TUM Campus Heilbronn was inaugurated in the winter semester of 2018/2019.

Strategic approach

The creation of TUM Campus Heilbronn represents a significant expansion of TUM School of Management’s current strategy. By focusing on the management of digital change, the school is able to implement one of its major strategic objectives in two important economic regions in Europe: Munich and Heilbronn. TUM Campus Heilbronn also closes a major gap by building connections with family-run businesses. While the Munich campus focuses more on working with DAX companies, large corporations, and start-ups, the Heilbronn campus enables close cooperation with the local, family-run businesses that are hidden champions in the high-tech sector and important players in the economy.

TUM Campus Heilbronn

Outlook for the Winter Semester 2020/2021

You can find more about our plans for the upcoming Winter Semester 2020/21 and further information regarding the current situation here.

Professional education and training

The further rollout of entrepreneurial activities at TUM Campus Heilbronn also means that we can offer new forms of professional education and training via our Executive Education Center. By generating research in the key area of digitization, and with excellently equipped educational institutions in two of Europe’s most important economic regions, TUM School of Management prepares the economic leaders of tomorrow for future socioeconomic upheaval. We are also able to use our Executive Education platform to experiment with innovative approaches.

Faculty and facilities

TUM Campus Heilbronn will have 13 endowed professorships, complete with equipment and infrastructure, funded by the Dieter Schwarz Foundation. These professorships are established in the five academic departments of the TUM School of Management: Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Marketing, Strategy & Leadership; Operations & Supply Chain Management; Finance & Accounting; Economics & Policy. To ensure integrated, cross-disciplinary research and the required teaching for degree programs, the professorships are assigned to the academic departments on a subject basis and to the Center for Family Enterprise or the Center for Digital Transformation at Campus Heilbronn on an interdisciplinary basis.
The Bildungscampus Heilbronn itself is one of the most ambitious higher education projects in Germany today, providing first-class facilities for research and teaching for three universities. Its aim is to attract faculty, postdocs, and students from all over the world. The architecture of the campus is designed to enable close interaction between staff and students.

Researchathon - TUM Campus Heilbronn