Master in Management & Innovation goes virtual

In order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, the Technical University is currently unable to provide normal teaching. So our professors of the Master of Management & Innovation moved their modules to the internet.

Master in Management & Innovation goes virtual


Due to the Coronavirus, TUM School of Management is currently working in a very limited capacity. The University Presidium made this decision in order to take all necessary measures to slow down the spread of the virus. In light of these restrictions, our students and professors were able to think creatively to complete their courses ontime. 

Even though our Munich students were excited to finish their last lectures and our Heilbronn students were looking forward to their “International Management & Intercultural Collaboration I” module, all remaining lectures had to be canceled. This could have negatively impacted our Master in Management & Innovation programs in both Heilbronn and Munich. Instead, by using their creativity and critical-thinking skills, our students and professors were able to persevere and complete their modules.

Over the past two months, our Munich students worked in tandem with various companies to further develop their projects. They were to conclude their third and final semester with a presentation in their “Personal & Leadership Development” module. As presenting within a classroom was no longer an option, Prof. Holger Patzelt decided to move their course online. Our students mastered the challenge of presenting their projects via Lifesize, with flying colours! Even though some of the workshops planned for the module “Personal & Leadership Development” will be temporarily postponed, students are now ready to start writing their final thesis!

Students presenting their projects via Lifesize

Our Heilbronn students were also able to continue their scheduled module online. TUM School of Management was able to offer the 2-week module, “International Management & Intercultural Collaboration I”, almost without interruption as Prof. Dr. Philip Maume (TUM) and Prof. Dr. Waldemar Pförtsch were able to easily pivot to digital teaching via Microsoft Teams. Lila Logistik AG was even able to present their company visit virtually; allowing our students the opportunity to gain first-hand insights into the company. 

The shared commitment to excellence by everyone involved was overwhelming and inspiring. We would like to thank our students, professors and Lila Logistik AG for so much creativity and cohesion in the face of such adversity. 

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