Master in Management & Innovation

Shape the Future

Bridge the gap between

management & innovative technologies

Educating the Innovation Managers of the future is the goal of the four-semester Master in Management & Innovation. The program is aimed at young professionals who’ve had their initial professional experience and would like to bridge the gap between management and technology. As a graduate of this unique English-language program, you will have the exclusive ability to foster innovation within organizations.

The Master in Management & Innovation

CHOOSE FROM TWO PROGRAM TRACKS

Since winter semester 2018/19 you can choose one of two tracks of the Master in Management & Innovation.

TUM Campus Heilbronn

TUM Campus Heilbronn

TUM TRACK

  • Kick off with courses in general management at TUM Campus Heilbronn.
  • Additionally take courses in personal and career development, language courses or a mentoring program.
  • Apply your knowledge in a real-life project at a family-run business in the Heilbronn-Franken region.
  • Gain international experience during a 4-week stay in China.
  • Complete an internship abroad or take elective modules at TUM Campus Heilbronn.
HEC Paris

HEC Paris

DOUBLE DEGREE TRACK

  • Gain a double degree from two of Europe’s most renowned universities: TUM and HEC Paris.
  • The Master in Management program at HEC Paris was ranked second in the world by the Financial Times in 2017.
  • Spend your first two semesters at HEC Paris taking courses in general management such as Financial Accounting, Marketing or Operations & Supply Chain Management.
  • The courses are complemented by language classes, networking events and other extracurricular activities.

Whichever track you follow, you spend your third semester in Munich taking course modules such as Innovation Prototyping, Technological Trends and Growth Strategies & Business Models. You further develop your personal and leadership skills and work on a real-life project in a startup or other enterprise in the Munich area. The fourth semester is dedicated to writing your Master’s thesis.

Details

1st Class

Innovation Manager of the Future

50%

General Management

50%

Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Technology

1+1
TUM Track & Double Degree Option

JOIN OUR UNIQUE MASTER’s PROGRAM AND ENJOY MANY BENEFITS

  • Study in a small group with individual feedback
  • Dive deep into technology and innovation management
  • Discover the latest technological trends and their impact on modern management
  • Learn about general management, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Apply your knowledge in real projects in different kinds of organizations
  • Gain international experience and be part of a diverse group of young professionals
  • Benefit from a number of additional offers to enrich your profile and increase your attractiveness for your future employer

At a Glance

TUM TrackDouble Degree Track
Semester 1 & 2Semester 1
General Management

Semester 2
  • Project Work in a Family Business
  • International Study Trip to China
  • Internship
Semester 1 & 2
General Management
Semester 3 & 4Semester 3
Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Technology
Personal & Leadership Development
Project Work in Munich
 
Semester 4
Master´s Thesis
Program StartOctoberSeptember
Application DeadlineAugust 15, 2021 (Please see application rounds)June 14, 2021 (Please see application rounds)
Credits30 ECTS credits per semester
Length of program4 semesters
Language100 % English
Admission Requirements
  • A bachelor´s degree or higher in any field
  • 12 months full-time work experience
  • A successful admission interview
  • Proof of proficiency in English (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge)
Additional:
  • Proof of proficiency in English
    (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS or Cambridge)
  • GMAT, GRE or TAGE MAGE (if applicable)
  • 2 Recommendation Letters
Final QualificationMaster of Science (M.Sc.) by TUMMaster of Science (M.Sc.) by TUM &
Master in Management Grande Ecole Degree by HEC Paris
Study LocationsSemester 1 & 2: Heilbronn and China
Semester 3: Munich
Semester 4: Munich or Heilbronn
Semester 1 & 2: Paris
Semester 3: Munich
Semester 4: Munich
Fees28,000 Euros (twenty-eight thousand)38,875 Euros (thirty-eight thousand, eight hundred seventy-five)

What will I learn?

You will learn how to

  • combine knowledge from different disciplines – business administration, innovation, entrepreneurship – and apply it in key business activities.
  • recognize the potential of innovations and technological trends within organizations and implement them in new business processes.
  • act with an entrepreneurial mindset to define strategies and achieve financial targets.
  • analyze strategic decisions and apply the tools of modern strategic management for successful decision-making.
  • present and communicate professionally.

Find here the learning goals at a glance (PDF).

Learning Goals

Upon completion of this program our graduates will

  • be experts in linking engineering, natural science or social science and management.
  • have general business knowledge.
  • be problem-solvers for complex business issues.
  • be responsible leaders.
  • be leaders in a global world.

The Master in Management & Innovation teaches you the skills you need to be an ideal innovation manager. It gives you the knowhow to apply those skills in business administration in various technological settings. You will discover how to build smart solutions at the interface of management and technology, and work as part of an international or interdisciplinary team.

Structure

In the first two semesters you will get an overview of important general management topics. In the third semester, you will dive deep into innovation, entrepreneurship and technology.

TUM Track
  • Semester 1: Heilbronn
  • Semester 2: Heilbronn and China
  • Semester 3: Munich
  • Semester 4: Munich or Heilbronn
TUM Track

Strategic Management & Economics

  • Learn how to apply the basic concepts, tools and methods of strategic management
  • Analyze different business strategies and strategic options and apply them to situations in real business life
  • Predict opportunities and risks depending on a specific economic context

Operations & Supply Chain Management

  • Understand the basics of operations and supply chain management and to apply them to different contexts and organizational structures
  • Outline strategic and organizational risks in value-chains as well as different situations of operations management
  • Work on topics like Performance Analysis and Benchmarking, Forecasting, Workforce Planning and Scheduling
  • Dive deep into Logistics & Inventory Management

Financial Accounting

  • Learn more about the construction of individual and consolidated financial statements according to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Evaluate the future changes technological innovations will bring to accounting
  • Describe which enterprises have to prepare consolidated financial statements and which subsidiaries have to be included

Financial Management

  • Understand the principles of financial markets and of evaluating different forms of investment
  • Compare different forms of investments and analyze investment projects to determine the optimal capital structure for projects and businesses
  • Analyze cost of capital, corporate valuation, capital budgeting and capital structure
  • Apply basic methods of risk management and value-based management

International Management & Intercultural Collaboration I

  • Identify and analyze challenges and problems in multinational enterprises
  • Communicate business and scientific topics in intercultural and international environments
  • Learn how to operate with diverse cultural perspectives, especially in China

Project Work

  • Acquire hands-on experiences by working in student groups with family-owned companies (hidden champions) on a particular assignment
  • Independently define the structure of the project and employ your methods and theories to develop results of practical value for the companies

International Management & Intercultural Collaboration II

  • Learn more about the social and economic dimensions of Chinese management
  • Monitor chances and risks of international management in China

Doing Business Abroad

  • Enrich and complement your profile with deep insights and practical implementations on how doing business in an international context
  • Handle and develop a task for an international company in a systematic and scientific way
  • Learn how to cope in an international working environment with new and complex topics and to develop solutions

Innovation Prototyping

  • Understand the topic of prototyping in a technological context and their implications for products and markets
  • Learn how innovations can be developed within an organization and how to create prototypes for innovative ideas
  • Analyze customer feedback and evaluate its implications for innovation development
  • Experience how to develop ideas in more focused manner, understand problems and ideas better, and advance your ideas faster when tackling new business challenges

Technological Trends

  • Get to know new and upcoming technological trends from various research areas of different TUM departments
  • Visit labs to get an insight impression as well as a feeling for the current state of research
  • Learn how to analyze the trends as well as their implications for organizations or society as a whole as well as political dimensions

Growth Strategies & Business Models

  • Understand the process of market opportunity identification and evaluation in the context of new technologies
  • Practically apply this understanding by developing commercialization scenarios and strategies for early stage technologies
  • Create theoretical conceptualizations from the practically experienced underlying opportunity identification and evaluation process

Project Work

  • Acquire hands-on experience by working in student teams within companies on a particular assignment
  • Handle and develop a real-world project in an (international) team in a systematic way

Personal & Leadership Development

  • Learn the relevant theories and models of lateral leadership
  • Reflect on your current behavior, define development goals and further discuss and reflect them
  • Learn how to give and receive feedback in an appropriate way within a business context

Master´s Thesis

Double Degree Track
  • Semester 1: Paris
  • Semester 2: Paris
  • Semester 3: Munich
  • Semester 4: Munich
Double Degree Track

General
Management I

  • Business Performance Management / Company Law / Corporate Finance / Decision and Data Modeling / Financial Accounting / Financial Economics / Financial Markets / Leading Organizations / Marketing / Methods of Cost Analysis / Operations & Supply Chain Management / Statistics / Strategy

General
Management II

  • Business Performance Management / Company Law / Corporate Finance / Decision and Data Modeling / Financial Accounting / Financial Economics / Financial Markets / Leading Organizations / Marketing / Methods of Cost Analysis / Operations & Supply Chain Management / Statistics / Strategy

Innovation
Prototyping

  • Understand the topic of prototyping in a technological context and their implications for products and markets
  • Learn how innovations can be developed within an organization and how to create prototypes for innovative ideas
  • Analyze customer feedback and evaluate its implications for innovation development
  • Experience how to develop ideas in more focused manner, understand problems and ideas better, and advance your ideas faster when tackling new business challenges

Technological
Trends

  • Get to know new and upcoming technological trends from various research areas of different TUM departments
  • Visit labs to get an insight impression as well as a feeling for the current state of research
  • Learn how to analyze the trends as well as their implications for organizations or society as a whole as well as political dimensions

Growth Strategies & Business Models

  • Understand the process of market opportunity identification and evaluation in the context of new technologies
  • Practically apply this understanding by developing commercialization scenarios and strategies for early stage technologies
  • Create theoretical conceptualizations from the practically experienced underlying opportunity identification and evaluation process

Project Work

  • Acquire hands-on experience by working in student teams within companies on a particular assignment
  • Handle and develop a real-world project in an (international) team in a systematic way

Personal & Leadership
Development

  • Learn the relevant theories and models of lateral leadership
  • Reflect on your current behavior, define development goals and further discuss and reflect them
  • Learn how to give and receive feedback in an appropriate way within a business context

Master´s
Thesis

  • Understand the basics of operations and supply chain management and to apply them to different contexts and organizational structures
  • Outline strategic and organizational risks in value-chains as well as different situations of operations management
  • Work on topics like Performance Analysis and Benchmarking, Forecasting, Workforce Planning and Scheduling
  • Dive deep into Logistics & Inventory Management

three study locations: depending on your chosen track

TUM Campus Heilbronn (TUM Track)

  • Located in the center of Heilbronn-Franken
  • Known as the “region of world market leaders”
  • Great number of innovative, family-led small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Connecting two of Germany/Europe’s most important economic regions: Munich and Heilbronn
  • By focusing on the management of digital change, TUM Campus Heilbronn closes a major gap by building connections with family-run businesses. It enables close cooperation with the local, family-run businesses that are hidden champions in the high-tech sector and important players in the economy.
  • TUM Management Alumni: A lifelong network to boost your career

HEC Paris (Double Degree Track)

  • HEC is one of the world’s leading business schools
  • Master in Management program was ranked second in the world by the Financial Times in 2017
  • Cutting-edge research in all fields of management science that is tested in real-world contexts and is constantly updated and fully aligned with the expectations of the business world
  • Extremely close relations with the corporate world, providing its students with thousands of opportunities (e.g. five international job fairs, numerous professional workshops, mentoring with alumni, conferences with prestigious guest speakers and CEOs, and business games and academic awards sponsored by leading international companies)
  • One of the most powerful Alumni Associations in Europe with more than 52,300 members in 132 countries

TUM Campus Munich

  • Munich is home to a large number of businesses, from startups to major corporations
  • Many national and international companies in industries such as automotive or management consulting have their head offices here.
  • UnternehmerTUM, the Technical University of Munich’s center for innovation and business creation, provides coaching, training courses and much more for startups.
  • The city itself offers a very high quality of life thanks to its buzzing cultural scene and stunning lakes and mountains nearby.

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APPLICATION

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

Contact

We appreciate your interest in our Master in Management & Innovation program.

For a first consultation and questions related to the content and structure of the program, please get in touch with the Program Managers.

Do you have questions regarding the application process? Then get in touch with the Admission Manager.

  • Charles Ewing
    Program Manager, M.Sc. Management & Innovation, Campus Munich
  • Phone 49 89 289 26757
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