Executive MBA for Executives and Managers

Apply now on TUM Online for the Executive MBA starting in Fall 2019

For Executives and Managers

The Executive MBA of TUM School of Management offers the opportunity to learn a lot about leadership, management, and especially about yourself. Our unique personal leadership profile will help you understand how others see you and how you can improve your skills and behavior. While building an important network for your future, you will meet a diverse group of classmates, lecturers and practitioners and combine the knowledge gained in the different modules, including the one abroad.

The two-year program allows you to tailor the program to your individual preferences through the choice of elective modules. While being a part-time program, it allows you to combine your private life, work schedules and further education.

As a degree program of TUM School of Management, the Executive MBA for Executives and Managers is triple-accredited by AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS.


Semesters incl. Master’s Thesis
English language
Ø 5 years
of leadership experience
Choice of electives
  • Program Executive MBA
  • Degree Master of Business Administration (MBA) awarded by TUM
  • Program Features Top-of-the-line management education Individual leadership and personal development International partner: Tsinghua University, Beijing Individual choice of elective modules
  • Target Group Managers and executives from diverse sectors
  • Program Start Courses start in the Spring and Fall semester
  • Duration 3 semesters, plus Master’s Thesis
  • Format Part-time, on-site courses consist of core and elective modules as well as an international study trip
  • Program Language English
  • Locations Munich, Beijing
  • Tuition Fee € 39,000 (plus student union fee)


The general management modules form the basis of becoming efficient business leaders, supplemented by leadership and personal development courses as well as a stay abroad at Tsinghua University in China. Additionally, the program offers a choice of elective modules in focus areas. In evening sessions and power breakfasts, you will be able to learn from senior-level practitioners from various industries and departments.

As a result of this individualized and practice-oriented approach, participants gain a comprehensive understanding of companies, business processes and functions.

Strategy & Organization
Stakeholder Management
Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Digital Transformation
Organizational Change & Communication
Leadership & Cooperation
International Management & Intercultural Cooperation
Finance & Accounting
Elective Modules
Leadership & Personal Development

Executive MBA

  • This module explains and evaluates the basic concepts, tools, and methods of strategic and organizational management.
  • Learn how to deal with the various groups of stakeholders involved in business processes: customers, shareholders, the general public, and legal entities.
  • Gain an understanding of theories and approaches to entrepreneurship and innovation management and learn about digital transformation as a key driver for fundamental changes in business models and processes.
  • Learn to understand and create methods, instruments, and processes of change management, while taking an efficient approach to communicating these change initiatives.
  • This module will explain the elements of leadership systems, together with their proper usage and adaptation depending on the context.
  • The study trip to Tsinghua University, Beijing, focuses on social and economic dimensions of international management. It includes lectures, company visits and the possibility to explore culture and country.
  • Get familiar with financial statement analysis, the valuation of stocks and bonds, asset management, and target cost management.
  • The Elective Modules allow you to expand the depth of some of the topics covered in the Core Modules to help you develop skills and increase knowledge in specific areas of your personal interest. Each student is required to complete two out of a total of five elective modules offered in the program.
  • A variety of opportunities for personal development such as presentation skills, story-telling or the individual leadership style analysis.




  • Undergraduate Degree or higher (minimum Bachelor degree)
  • At least 3 years of professional experience, first leadership experience
  • Proficiency in English
  • Complete application including all required documents
  • Successful personal interview


The application process

  1. Consultation (online, by telephone or in person)
  2. Submission of the application documents
  3. Invitation to a personal interview


Application Rounds

Start in Autumn 2019

The TUMonline application platform for the winter term 2019 has been open since 1 April, 2019.

Start in Spring 2020

The TUMonline application platform for the summer term 2020 will open on 1 October, 2019.

The personal interviews will take place in the four weeks following each application round.

Our Students

Our students learn from one another as they come from different academic backgrounds and have experience working in different sectors

They also represent a wide range of nationalities of more than 20 in the previous years to date: Austria, Brazil, China, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Mozambique, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Spain, Syria, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela.


Key Facts

Age: Ø 37 years

Work experience: 10 years

Management experience: 5 years

Women/Men (%): 40 / 60

Academic background



Our Foundation Partners

  • Bertelsmann Stiftung, Heinz Nixdorf Stiftung and Daimler Fonds are the initiators of the Executive MBA program
  • Support its continued development in an advisory capacity
  • Special attention is paid to preparing managers and executives to ensure that they are equipped to meet the changes in demands of their entrepreneurial or organizational roles
  • Partner companies work together to advance the responsibility of businesses and organizations in a modern civil society with self-imposed ethics and a communication and management culture that is both open and sustainable

Academic Partners

Tsinghua University Beijing (China)

For many years, TUM has enjoyed close strategic cooperation with Tsinghua University in Beijing. As a result, our EMBA students have the opportunity to study at one of Asia’s most renowned universities. The two-week stay in Beijing provides an overview of one of the world’s most dynamic economies and its political, historical and cultural features. Particular attention is paid to the specifics of communications in China in the media as well as criteria for doing business in Asia. In addition, company visits and evening sessions with experienced entrepreneurs paint an authentic picture of economic life in China.


Our download section offers further information on the program and the application process. Please do not hesitate to contact us via phone, Skype or e-mail if you have any further questions.


We appreciate your interest in this MBA 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.

  • John Pye
    Program Manager
  • Phone 49 89 289 28473
  • E-Mail John Pye
  • Anne Tolonen
    Program Manager
  • Phone 49 89 289 26770
  • E-Mail Anne Tolonen
  • Skype-Account