The TUM Executive MBA Alumni Association is the international platform for graduates of all programs of the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning as well as for partners and sponsors of continuing education programs. Our goal is to maintain existing contacts, to create opportunities for networking for former and current participants of the courses and to increase the transfer of knowledge on current, highly relevant topics from business and society. Because in the sense of the idea of lifelong learning, we do not see the completion of a continuing education study program as the end, but as beginning of a distinctive exchange of knowledge and experiences.
Further information about the TUM Executive MBA Alumni Association can be found here:
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Briefly introduced: Our Board
Second Chair of the Board
Our alumni association creates a unique opportunity for lifelong learning and growth. I am happy to support this vibrant and strong community of professionals.Niklas Manhart, MBA,
Second Chair of the Board
Access to knowledge and personal development are now more important than ever to ensure the success of a company. That is why I am happy to support any form of continuing education, also in our Alumni Association.Susanne Mader, MBA,
First Chair of the Board
Lifelong learning does not end with the completion of a degree program or a continuing education program. Through our association, we maintain contacts, renew our knowledge in the spirit of lifelong learning and thus create inspiration for new concepts.Arndt Kresin, MBA,
First Chair of the Board
Associated members of the board
The exchange with fellow students, also from other countries, was and still is especially attractive for me: After all, nearly 25% of each class comes from other cultures.Martin Custred, MBA
As a transplant from California, I choose to participate actively in the alumni association in order to engage with the network of individuals from the university and to promote the exchange of experiences, opportunities, and connections, especially in the areas of lifelong professional learning and personal development.Peter So, MBA
The Alumni Association is the logical Post-EMBA Program initiative to foster relations and learnings of the active studies. Every network is as strong as its members. As a coopted member of the Alumni Board, I will contribute with my work to motivate fellow students and Alumni to engage in and initiate own Alumni networking actions.Gabriel Elmer, MBA
Current events & Networking
Our network is lively: As part of the alumni association, we offer regular inspirational and professional events where we discuss current topics together with guest speakers. Social events such as a joint visit to the Oktoberfest, our annual Family Day or the alumni meeting are also fixed components of our joint calendar. Members stay up-to-date via an event newsletter and our LinkedIn group and can exchange information with each other on events and other topics. A list of current events can be found below.
You have the possibility to register for the events here.
Topic: Informal Get-Together: Seats are very limited.
- Time: 5.00 pm onwards
- Location Oktoberfest Munich, Herzkasperl festival tent at the “Oiden Wiesn”
Depending on the weather, we will take a city walk on the theme of “Multifaceted lives of extraordinary women in Munich”. The tour will be led by art historian Dr. Engels in German language.
- Time: Meeting at 6.15 pm, ca. 90 minutes guided tour
- Location: Meeting at Feldherrenhalle (Odeonsplatz Munich), guided city tour with end at Professor-Huber-Platz, followed by restaurant visit
Topic: Professional event with expert speakers and discussion around the topic Artificial Intelligence and the impact of AI on the professional future of managers, followed by time for networking.
- Time: 6.15 – 7.45 pm
- Location: Munich, TUM Institute for Lifelong Learing, Leopoldstraße 139 and online
Details will be announced in due time
Topic: At this event, we will meet at one of the Munich Christmas markets for punch and mulled wine together.
- Time: tba
- Location: Munich
Regional Hubs of the Alumni Association
We are proud of our growing range of regional hubs – in Germany, but also internationally. Organized by committed members, alumni of the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning network on a regional level. In several cities and regions, for example, there are existing hubs and joint excursions. You can find an overview and contact details here! Our hub organizers are always happy to hear from new members.
You can reach them via firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Contact person: Thomas Lüdeke
- Upcoming events:
- Thursday, 24th August at 6.00 pm (professional event and informal get-together on the roof terrace in the Old Town in Düsseldorf, discussion with representatives of the Leadership Initiative)
- Thursday, 26th October 2023 at 6.00 pm (online, topic: “Onboarding of top executives”)
- Contact person: Kathrin Ruhland and Katrin Melzer
- Next event in planning
Contact Person: Simon Setter
Upcoming informal get-together (in presence in Zurich):
- Friday, 22nd September 2023 at 6.00 pm
Past events & impressions
Cross EMBA Networking Event “Digital Twin – digital Twister” at the TUM Audimax
On 7 May 2022, students from across our EMBA programs came together to organize a networking event for the second time, which was also supported by our association. It was a great event for all participants and alumni with many opportunities for professional and personal exchange. The students created an exciting line-up from academia and industry as well as panels of experts from both medium and large sized enterprises. At the party that followed, there was time for informal networking.
Lunch & Learn
On 23 June 2022, a virtual Lunch & Learn session on “The paradox of agile teams: What makes them really successful?” took place in cooperation with alumni of Exeter Business School. In an interactive session with Prof. Ilke Inceoglu (Exeter Business School) and Dr. Eleni Georganta (TUM), more than 15 alumni had a lively discussion about this highly topical subject during their lunch break.
Alumni Hub Zurich
Alumni Hub Zurich
On 7 July 2022, the regional hub took place in Zurich. Our Hub representative Simon Setter spent a lovely evening with some of you at Brasserie Schiller & Goethe Bar in Zurich. Thanks to all who attended and we look forward to the next informal exchange!
Alumni Hub Düsseldorf
The Alumni Hub Düsseldorf had prepared a virtual meeting on 28 March 2022 on the topic of “Competencies for the new world of work – from the perspective of personal consultancy”. More than 24 participants joined our meeting and discussed about this highly topical issue. Thanks again to Thomas Lüdeke for the idea and the organization.
Art after work
On 7 July 2022, we met for the first time this year for the “Art after work” format, organized by Arndt Kresin. A small group of alumni met at the Pinakothek der Moderne to take part in a very informative and entertaining guided tour of the exhibitions “The Olympic City Munich” by art historian Dr. Engels. Afterwards we moved to Cafe Puck to end the evening in a cheerful exchange of memories and experiences from the Executive MBA and current topics.
With the Christoph-Herrlich-Scholarship, the TUM Executive MBA Alumni Association supports applicants and students of the Executive MBA degree programs of the Technical University of Munich every year, who are particularly talented and in need. The funding is dedicated to our Alumni Association member Christoph Herrlich, who tragically lost his life during the attack on Breitscheidplatz, Berlin in 2016. With the scholarship in his name, we want to preserve his memory as former fellow student and friend.
A large part of the association’s membership fees (€70 per person and annually) go into the scholarship. All members and board members are involved on a voluntary basis. Here you can find out more about the scholarship and the application.
Registration & Contact
You can join the TUM Executive MBA Alumni Association here:
- TUM Executive MBA Alumni Association
Board: Arndt Kresin, Niklas Manhart, Susanne Mader
- E-Mail TUM Executive MBA Alumni Association