Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation

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Your program to strengthen your knowledge in innovation management and entrepreneurship to become an empowered entrepreneur or intrapreneur.

Whether you are a project manager, business developer, and/or aspiring intra- or entrepreneur – you are in the right place with our Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation program!

In cooperation with UnternehmerTUM, 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. The program supports you in learning 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 innovative leaders and become part of an entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Merging cutting-edge research with profound practical industry expertise through our cooperation with UnternehmerTUM, 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 that 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 develop next-generation leadership.

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!

Do 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.

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  • Program Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation
  • Degree Master of Business Administration (MBA) awarded by TUM
  • Program Features - Innovation management
    - Individual project advisory
    - Entrepreneurship & intrapreneurship
  • Target Group Aspiring entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs, corporate innovators or visionaries
  • Intake Fall (October)
  • Duration 3 semesters plus master’s thesis
  • Format Part-time format 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.


In cooperation with UnternehmerTUM, we created a program structure for the Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation which will deepen your intra- and entrepreneurial understanding and equip you with solution-oriented management competency. The learning modules of the program provide you with a sound theoretical framework of general management and state-of-the-art management skills. Additionally, our project modules allow you to implement theory into practice, systematically evaluate opportunities and work on your own innovation or start-up project –– supported and advised by our entrepreneurship and innovation experts. The program is organized in 2 to 6-day blocks including weekends.

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

Our learning and project module approach for this program will support you in discovering, shaping, and seizing promising opportunities to develop next-generation leadership.

Please see the timetable for a detailed schedule

Class Profile

Starting our most international program, in the 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.

Age: Ø 33 years

Work experience: Ø 8 years

Leadership experience: Ø 3 years

International ratio : 52% internationals





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Frédéric Strass, Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation Graduate (Class of 2014), on his program experience.


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!


The program is built on a strong partnership between the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and UnternehmerTUM. Founded by entrepreneur Susanne Klatten in 2002, UnternehmerTUM is the leading center for innovation and business creation in Europe with over 250 employees and 100 corporate partners including Allianz, Bosch, BMW, Daimler, Facebook, Google, Intel, SAP, Siemens as well as a wide range of international partners like universities, foundations, research organizations, EU and government bodies. Since its establishment, UnternehmerTUM has been promoting future-forward start-ups, such as Celonis, Konux, and Lilium, from the first idea to IPO. 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.


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 develop next-generation leadership?

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.

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