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.


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
  • Special 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
  • Program Start Annually in the summer semester (download timetable)
  • Duration 3 semesters plus Master’s Thesis
  • Format Part-time, on-site, circa 65 course days in blocks
  • Program language English
  • Locations Munich; University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Tuition fee € 39,000 (plus student union fee)


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 more information.

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%




  • Undergraduate Degree or higher (minimum Bachelor degree)
  • At least 3 years of working experience
  • English language proficiency
  • Completed application form including all required documents


The Application Process

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


Application Rounds

Start in Spring 2020

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


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


Our download section offers further information on the program, its schedule 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.

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


  • Simon Kratzer
  • Phone 49 89 189 469 1546
  • E-Mail Simon Kratzer