Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation

For Entrepreneurs and Innovation Managers

The Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation is just the right choice if you are an innovation manager, an entrepreneur or a start-up founder. It offers an educational experience at the interface of cutting edge research and practical expertise for entrepreneurially minded leaders who will be able to identify opportunities, innovate, lead change and create value within existing organizations or new ventures. The program is a result of a strong partnership between Technical University of Munich (TUM) and UnternehmerTUM, the Center for Innovation and Business Creation at TUM.

As a degree program of TUM School of Management, the Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation is accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development as well as by the Association of MBAs and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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Semesters incl. Master’s Thesis
English language
Corporate Innovators as participants
Entrepreneurs as participants
  • Program Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation
  • Degree Master of Business Administration (MBA) awarded by TUM
  • Program Features Get an Excellent Management Education
    Receive Hands-on Startup Coaching
    Join a world-class Innovation Ecosystem
  • Target Group Entrepreneurs, upcoming business founders and corporate innovators
  • Intake Once a year, for 2020 - Fall (October)
  • Duration 3 semesters plus Master’s Thesis
  • Format Part-time with modular structure (suitable for full-time working professionals and international students residing abroad)
  • Program language English
  • Location Munich
  • Study Trip International Study Trip to 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.


The learning modules of the program will help you develop solution-oriented management skills and sharpen your entrepreneurial understanding. In our project modules you will put theory into practice, systematically evaluate opportunities and work on your own innovative idea or your personal startup project. A study trip to Berkeley, San Francisco and the Bay Area completes the unique experience the Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation is offering.

The program is organized in 3 to 5-day-blocks including weekends.

Please see the time table for a detailed schedule

EMBA in Innovation and Business Creation, Class of 2014

Our Students

The Executive MBA in Innovation and Business Creation brings together a one-of-a-kind group of highly motivated, creative and entrepreneurial professionals from diverse backgrounds, industries and countries.

Working in small groups, you will get the chance to collaborate and to share your experiences and ideas with highly motivated peers.

Key Facts

  • Age: Ø 34 years
  • Work experience: Ø 8 years
  • Leadership experience: Ø 4 years
  • Internationals: 45%


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


Founded in 2002 as an affiliated institute of “TUM.The Entrepreneurial University”, UnternehmerTUM is the biggest center for innovation and business creation in Europe with more than 160 employees, over 2,000 participants attending lectures, seminars and programs every year, as well as over 100 start-up and tech projects a year. UnternehmerTUM actively identifies disruptive technologies and initiates new ventures by systematically matching talents, technology, capital and markets. At their new Entrepreneurship Center, TUM and UnternehmerTUM combine their services for entrepreneurs under one roof. Startups, innovators and makers will find here a unique infrastructure to realize their startup projects.

International Study Trip

  • 10-day Study Trip
  • 5-day Workshop at UC Berkeley
  • 2-day Company & Start-up Tour in San Francisco & Silicon Valley


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.

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