Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation

Whether you are a visionary, aspiring entrepreneur or intrapreneur, business founder, corporate innovator or executive manager – you are in the right place with our Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation program!

Your program to drive and manage innovation in start-ups
and established organizations

In cooperation with Unternehmer TUM, we at TUM School of Management designed this program to expand your knowledge in innovation management, strengthen your leadership know-how and level up your skills in intrapreneuring and entrepreneuring. You will learn how to identify opportunities, carry out innovation and lead projects as well as teams. Through your hands-on innovation and start-up projects, you will be integrated into a great network of like-minded disruptive leaders and become part of an entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Merging cutting-edge research with profound practical industry expertise, the Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation is an Executive program at TUM School of Management – Triple Crown accredited by AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS. Our goal is to provide you with a program which enables you to develop and innovate products within your organization and to found, lead, grow your own start-up. Now is the perfect time to become a disruptive leader.

What comes next?

Does this sound like the perfect opportunity for you? Scroll down to find a brief overview of the program and use your chance to apply now!

You want to know a little more? Dive into our brochure and learn all about the Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation and see what alumni and professors say about the program.


Semesters incl. Master’s Thesis
English language
Corporate Innovators as participants
Entrepreneurs as participants
  • Program Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation
  • Degree Master of Business Administration (MBA) awarded by Triple Crown accredited TUM School of Management
  • Program Features - Innovation management
    - Individual project advisory
    - Entrepreneurship & intrapreneurship
  • Target Group Visionaries, aspiring entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs, business founders, corporate innovators or executive managers
  • Intake Fall (October)
  • Duration 3 semesters plus master’s thesis
  • Format Part-time with modular structure (suitable for full-time working professionals)
  • Program language English
  • Location Munich
  • Study Trip International Study Trip to UC Berkeley, USA
  • 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.


We are aware that the choice of university is a big one. That is why we want you to meet us in person.  We’ve come up with new formats due to the current circumstances to keep reaching out to you with several Virtual Info Sessions per year. We are dedicated to giving you all the information you need and are looking forward to meeting you in person when the situation has normalized. But for now, we are excited to get to know you and introduce ourselves as well as our programs virtually.

Have a look at our Calendar and register now to save your spot at the Virtual Info Session of your choice. We are looking forward to e-meet you!


We created a program structure for the Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation that will deepen your intra- and entrepreneurial understanding, equip you with leading innovation management tools and strengthen your leadership skills. The learning modules of the program will help you develop solution-oriented management skills and sharpen your entrepreneurial understanding. Additionally, our project modules allow you to put theory into practice, systematically evaluate opportunities and work on your own innovative idea –– supported and advised by our entrepreneurship and innovation experts.

A study trip to Berkeley, San Francisco and the Bay Area completes the unique experience the Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation is offering.

The program is organized in 2 to 6 day-blocks including weekends.

Please see the time table for a detailed schedule

EMBA in Innovation and Business Creation, Class of 2014


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The program is built on a strong collaboration between the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and UnternehmerTUM. UnternehmerTUM, founded by Susanne Klatten in 2002, is the leading center for innovation and business creation in Europe. Since its establishment in 2002, UnternehmerTUM has been promoting future-forward start-ups, such as Celonis, Konux, and Lilium, from the first idea to IPO.

UnternehmerTUM offers an open B2B start-up platform with more than 250 employees and 100 corporate partners like Allianz, Bosch, BMW, Daimler, Facebook, Google, Intel, SAP, Siemens as well as a wide range of international partners, including universities, foundations, research organizations, EU and government bodies. Besides that, UnternehmerTUM uses and develops innovative learning approaches to continue building an active and impactful education community and empower more than 5,000 talents who develop 200+ start-up and prototyping projects per year.

Our Students

Starting our most international Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation, you will be welcomed into a dynamic group of students. Coming from different academic and cultural backgrounds with experience in various sectors, this program brings together highly motivated creative and entrepreneurial professionals who are passionate about creating sustainable impact. You will be working in small groups and get the chance to collaborate and share your experiences and ideas.

Key Facts

  • Age: Ø 34 years
  • Work experience: Ø 8 years
  • Leadership experience: Ø 4 years
  • Internationals: 45%


For more details on formal entry requirements, your application processapplication rounds as well as step-by-step guidance, please check our admission page.


Are you ready to become a disruptive leader now?

We appreciate your interest in this Executive MBA program and would love to meet you: Get in touch with our program managers for a first consultation. 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.

The Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation does not fit what you are looking for? Explore our other Executive MBA programs to find the right one.

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