Executive MBA
in Business & IT

At a glance

Your program to unite business and IT expertise while strengthening your leadership and personal development skills.

We at TUM School of Management designed the Executive MBA in Business & IT for you as an experienced IT professional, technical expert or a digital manager with interest in IT & Digitalization. This is your place to stay agile at the forefront of digitalization and rank up to the next level of your career.

We interlink leadership and communication knowledge with profound industry expertise. Our aim is to empower you to expand your knowledge across those fields, enhance your business skills and introduce you to a network of other innovative experts and leaders. With the program taking place at both the TUM School of Management in Munich as well as at the Institute of Information Management at the University St. Gallen, you will profit from studying at two Triple Crown accredited business schools.

With your eagerness to leverage your expertise to fuse business and IT processes in the age of digital transformation, now is the right time to develop next-generation leadership to lead digital transformation.

What to do next?

Does this sound exactly like what you need? Scroll down to find a brief overview of the program, its curriculum, class profile and more.

Do you want to know a little more? We have collected your most relevant Executive MBA questions, dive into our brochure now and find all your answers directly from our Academic Program Director, Program Manager and Alumni.

incl. Master’s Thesis
Munich, DE & St. Gallen, CH
of work experience
in the previous two years
  • Program Executive MBA in Business & IT
  • Degree Master of Business Administration (MBA) awarded by TUM
  • Program Features - Digital transformation & entrepreneurship/innovation
    - Business processes & technology
    - Leadership & personal development
    - IT security & privacy management
  • Target Group Experienced IT or technical experts, digital managers or managers
  • Intake Twice a year, Fall (October) & Spring (April).
  • Duration 4 semesters including master’s thesis
  • Format Part-time format with modular structure (suitable for full-time working professionals and international students residing abroad)
  • Program language English
  • Location Munich & St. Gallen
  • Study Trip For the study trip, you can choose a destination from a list of pre-selected renowned partner universities. Talk to our Program Manager to learn more.
  • Tuition fee € 39,000* (plus student union fee) - The tuition fees are invoiced in 4 installments

*Based on our experience, the German tax benefits help many of our students to self-finance their education as these can be worth of up to 50 % of tuition fees and program related travel costs. Please, consult your personal tax advisor for more details. For participants of our programs residing outside Germany this might be applicable, please check the situation with the local tax authorities in your country of residence.

*Learn more about the one time partial scholarship offered by the VOICE e.V. here


As the most flexible program of our Executive MBAs, the Executive MBA in Business & IT offers a part-time format with a modular structure which enables working professionals and participants residing abroad to complete their studies in a flexible way. Additionally to the 10 core modules, you get to benefit from numerous business partners and expert speakers from academia as well as the IT sector who share their knowledge in evening sessions.

Acknowledging the need for internationalization and networking, you will have the opportunity to understand other countries from a business perspective during the International Management and Intercultural Cooperation module. Through pre-selected partnerships with a limited number of renowned universities worldwide, this module can take place at the university of your choice together with participants from the other two Executive MBA programs. Dive into the brochure and find more about the international experience.

While six of your modules are hosted by the Technical University Munich (TUM), four modules are held by the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in St. Gallen – both Triple Crown accredited by AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB.

Following our recommended schedule, you will complete the Executive MBA in Business & IT within two years. However, we also give you the option to individualize your schedule by changing the order of the modules to meet your needs and graduate within 18 months or extend your studies up to three years.

To get a first taste of the Executive MBA Business & IT program, you can take part in one of the modules to receive a certificate. When you choose to start the complete program later on, this certificate will be accredited, and you will not have to repeat this specific course. This is only possible with the Executive MBA in Business & IT.

Our Executive MBA in Business & IT is the place to learn new leadership skills and challenge your personal development at the interface between management and technology to develop next-generation leadership.​

Would you like to learn more about our modules? Make sure to visit the respective module pages below.

TUM – Munich

On-site from Monday to Friday.

HSG – St. Gallen

On-site from Monday to Friday.


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Academic Program Director Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar on the structure of the Executive MBA in Business & IT.


TUM – Munich

As part of the TUM’s technological and entrepreneurial ecosystem, management and technology are our passion and our strength at the TUM School of Management. Following our pursuit of excellence, the TUM School of Management is Triple Crown accredited by AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB, and has been top-ranked amongst Germany’s business schools since our establishment in 2002. We attract and educate the best talents from all over the world and pursue relevant research to advance innovation-based businesses and societies. As we continuously carry out interdisciplinary and interfaculty research and successfully cooperate with external research facilities, we always strive to implement the latest research results in pertinent areas into our evidence-based executive education approach. The faculty employs a total of 35 professors and an additional 250 staff members. The TUM School of Management cooperates with about 160 internationally renowned universities and business schools.

HSG – St. Gallen

The University of St. Gallen (HSG) was founded as a business academy in 1898, during the heyday of the St. Gallen embroidery industry. Today, it is home to respected faculties such as the School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences, and International Affairs. The first lecture was held in 1899. The practice-oriented approach and integrative view have characterized the education offering since those early days. Today, HSG is one of Europe’s leading business schools and Triple Crown accredited by AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB. The University of St. Gallen’s Institute of Information Management (IWI-HSG) is an independent, largely self-financed institute dedicated to conducting research and academic education at the interface between business and information technology.

CLass Profile

Starting your Executive MBA in Business & IT, you will be welcomed into a dynamic group of students. Coming from different academic and cultural backgrounds with experience in various sectors you will learn from each other and find new approaches in enriched conversations and discussions. Dive into the brochure to find more information on the academic and professional backgrounds.

Age: Ø 34 years

Work experience: Ø 8 years

Leadership experience: Ø 4 years

International ratio: 41% internationals


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We are aware that the choice of university is a big one. That is why we we’ve come up with new online formats to support you and advise you in your Executive MBA journey. We are looking forward to e-meet you!

We offer monthly Virtual Info Sessions to guide you through the program’s structure, curriculum and benefits. We are dedicated to giving you all the information you need. Have a look at our Calendar and save your slot at the Virtual Info Session of your choice.

During our individualized consultations, our Program Manager will answer all of your Executive MBA in Business & IT questions, you will learn more about the advantages of studying at a Triple Crown accredited business school, the flexibility that our part-time programs offers you and the impact our program can have in your network. Benefit from an online one-to-one consultation and book your slot now.

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If there are no appointments available please send an E-Mail to info.emba@lll.tum.de.


Carefully chosen partnerships from Academia and the business world are a vital part of the Executive MBA in Business & IT. Besides our Program Review Board who continuously improves the program according to the needs of the organizations, we have established a number of partnerships with associations and businesses.


Several business partners acknowledge and support the program by giving feedback and sending their employees to join the EMBA program.


VOICE, Federal Association of IT Users, is a professional network and forum for the exchange of best practices in information technology. It aims at advancing the interests of IT users and brings together CIOs from leading enterprises. The initiative was founded in 2011 and today counts around 400 members.

Offering a platform as a competent service provider and strong association partner VOICE involves decision-makers in sustained high-level dialogue. The association strives to provide the network with a fluent transfer of knowledge regarding the strategic challenges posed in IT roles. Regular meetings, as well as a designated internal collaboration platform, keep the workgroup’s impact directly on IT government policies and on solution providers.

The added value of the association is obvious: an extensive service offering and a trusted network. Focusing on the user perspective, VOICE also increases the awareness of IT users in public. As an essential partner of the program VOICE gives feedback on content, provides regular input, and even gives out partial scholarships. To be eligible to apply, your organization must be a member of VOICE.

A partial scholarship is offered by our partner VOICE e.V. To be eligible to apply, your organization must be a member of VOICE. All further information is available in the Executive MBA Business & IT – VOICE e.V. Scholarship flyer.


For more details on formal entry requirements, your application process, application rounds as well as step-by-step guidance, please check our admission page. We also offer a consultation and CV assessment free of charge.


Are you ready to lead digital transformation?

We appreciate your interest in this Executive MBA program and would love to meet you: Get in touch with our Program Manager by booking your one-on-one consultation here. We are happy to answer all your questions related to the content and structure of the program, guide you through our Executive MBA requirements as well as assess your CV.

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