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The Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation at the TUM School of Management is committed to being a leading entrepreneurship program for professionals. It combines an excellent management education with individual innovation and start-up advisory.

In the learning modules, you’ll develop your management abilities and sharpen your entrepreneurial understanding. In the project modules, you’ll learn how to successfully establish a business – from developing a business model to entering the market.

Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Target Group: Entrepreneurs, upcoming business founders, corporate innovators and executive managers.
Duration: ca. 60 course days plus master's thesis
Format: The program has a part time structure to meet the needs of working people and business founders.
Language: English
Tuition Fee: 32,000 Euro plus student union fee
Start Date: every year in April/May

Study Structure

Class time is scheduled so that it can be readily combined with a demanding career. The academic year starts every year in April or May. Instruction days take place in 3-day- or 4-day-blocks (including weekends). The classroom instruction period comprises 60 days of classroom tuition, including a seven-day block at UC Berkeley in August. After finishing the instruction period, participants will write their master’s thesis.

The Program

Learning Modules
In the learning modules of our EMBA program, you'll develop solution-oriented management skills, sharpen your entrepreneurial understanding and expand your leadership knowledge.

Lecturers from TUM School of Management, international partner universities and our corporate partners will provide you with a sound theoretical framework of state of the art management skills. Besides a general management education you will gain a detailed understanding of how to develop and establish new business, harness your ambition and drive forward innovation. You will learn in a variety of ways, ranging from case studies, action based learning, team projects and rapid prototyping to ideation and discussions. You and your peers will use your pre-MBA work experience to contribute to class discussions and learn from each other.

Project Modules
In the project modules, you will work on a personal project and derive direct benefits for your company. You will systematically evaluate opportunities and push your project forward by taking advantage of the structured business design process.

The project work is structured in two phases: During the team project you will develop a minimum viable product with your assigned team in the class. This phase is focused on the learning experience. In the second phase, you will be paired with a project advisor from UnternehmerTUM. He/she will be the first point of contact and support you in driving forward your innovation or startup project. In this module, you can work on a current project for your company or drive the formation of your own startup.

Innovation and startup advisory
During the project work, a personal project advisor from UnternehmerTUM will be by your side. The advisors have long experience in assisting companies and startups, and accompany you from the concept to development to the market entry of your business idea.

Silicon Valley Tour
A visit at the University of California in Berkeley, one of the best universities in the US, is a highlight of the Executive MBA in Innovation and Business Creation.
The five-day Innovation & Business Creation Conference is hosted by two experienced professors from the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley, who will provide you with an in-depth look at the world’s most vibrant startup and venture capital scene. At the end of this week, you’ll present your team project to a panel of investors and venture capitalists, coming away with valuable feedback for the next steps. During a two-day company tour in the following week you’ll visit startups and fast-growing companies at Berkeley, San Francisco, the Bay Area or Silicon Valley.

Master Thesis
In your master’s thesis you’ll reflect on a topic from your innovation or startup project. Scientific advising and guidance is provided by Holger Patzelt, Professor of Entrepreneurship at TUM.

Tuition Fees

Tuition for the Class 2017/18 of the Executive MBA in Innovation and Business Creation is € 32,000.
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  • BA or higher degree
  • Work experience, leadership potential and entrepreneurial drive
  • Creativity and performance
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English

 The application process:

  • Submission of your application
  • Examination of your application by the Admissions Committee
  • Decision to invite you for a personal interview to determine your suitability for the program
  • Personal interview
  • Decision on admission
  • Program starts every year in April/May

For a list of all documents necessary for your application, please refer to the application form.

Application deadlines: Applications are accepted until end of March. To apply at an early stage has numerous advantages, e.g. the possibility for long-term planning (as all modules for the upcoming class are already scheduled).
An in-person or telephone consultation is recommended before submitting your application. We look forward to getting to know you!

Susanne Traugott
Executive Director
Tel. +49 (0) 89-18 94 69-1542

Simon Kratzer
Tel. +49 (0) 89-18 94 69-1546

For more information about the program please visit the Website of the University.
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