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Be an Entrepreneurial Leader

The Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation by Technical University of Munich and UnternehmerTUM, Germany's leading Center for Innovation & Business Creation, is committed to being an outstanding entrepreneurship program for professionals.

Master of Business Administration

Munich, Germany and Berkeley, US

Taught 100% in English

Part-time structure

65 course days over 4 semesters

39.000 € Tuition Fee

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Integrate Theory and Practice

We are committed to providing an educational experience at the interface of cutting-edge research, deep practical expertise, and hands-on project work.

Prof. Hana Milanov

Academic Director

For a complete overview of the program structure, please click here.


Receive a unique educational experience

Get an Excellent Management Education

  • A sound foundation in state-of-the-art management skills
  • Interactive case studies and action-based learning
  • Deep insights into the art of new venture creation
  • Input from experienced entrepreneurs, corporate innovators and professors

Receive Hands-on Startup Coaching

  • Direct application of learnings in team and impact projects
  • Implementation of the Business Design Approach
  • Support from experienced experts from various fields
  • Prototyping in the high-tech workshop MakerSpace

Join a world-class Innovation Ecosystem

  • TUM is a world-class university with a focus on entrepreneurship
  • UnternehmerTUM is Germany's leading Center for Innovation & Business Creation
  • Access to TUM's and UnternehmerTUM's startup network, services and corporate partners
  • An active alumni club that provides lifelong support


Become part of a vibrant community

Our students come from a wide range of industries, academic backgrounds, countries and cultures. Their unique experiences will help you develop a deeper understanding of the (business) world – during the program and beyond.




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Gain a global perspective

  • The Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation brings together a unique group of professionals from all kinds of eductional backgrounds.
  • With an average of eight years of work experience, our students hold many different positions in a wide range of industries.
  • So far, the program has brought people from 50 different nations together.


Join a close-knit community

  • Get in contact with founders, innovation managers and entrepreneurs.
  • Launch joint projects and benefit from mutual support in questions and challenges of your post-graduate career.
  • Establish a network with students and professors and profit for many years.
  • Make use of the TUM Alumni Network and get access to the latest scientific knowledge.
«The active and enthusiastic Alumni group is crucial for the success of this program. There is a healthy schedule of events throughout the year to allow members to meet, network and remain part of the TUM and UnternehmerTUM family. Bring it on, I say. Fortune favours the bold.»

Dan Burns

Chairman, Alumni Club


Alumni startups

The theoretical and practical input, the network, and the empowering experience of the Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation have enabled our students and alumni to found more than 50 startups.


Stay up-to-date

We organize events on a regular basis, to start a conversation with you and introduce you to the program, its students and the entrepreneurial ecosystem that the program is part of.


Take the next steps

The Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation has a rolling admissions process, meaning that you can apply throughout the year.


Be the right candidate

The formal requirements ensure that applicants have a certain level of professional and academic expertise and the english language skills to meet communication and learning demands.

Even more importantly, we seek motivated candidates who want to make a change and work hard to pursue innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities.

3+ years of work experience

Entrepreneurial drive

English language proficiency

First university degree

Collect all documents:

  • Completed and signed application form
  • Signed curriculum vitae
  • Documents proving at least three years of work experience (e.g. certificates of employment or contracts)
  • Certified copy degree certificate and transcript of records of your first university degree (if the original is not in English or German, please attach a certified copy of the original and a certified copy of the translation)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Essay (2000 words in total)
  • Copy of official ID card or passport
  • Under age 30: Proof of health insurance (please click here for more information)

If you obtained your bachelor’s degree (or diploma) in a country outside the EU/EEA (except Switzerland):

Please fill out the application for a preliminary documentation via http://go.tum.de/074400.

In addition, you need to apply via the uni-assist web portal via https://www.uni-assist.de/online/?lang=en.
For more information on the preliminary documentation and uni-assist, please visit http://go.tum.de/156836. Please note that the completion of the preliminary documentation via uni-assist may take up to six weeks.
If you obtained your degree within the EU/EEA or Switzerland, you do NOT need to file for preliminary documentation.

Once you have finished this step please keep your documents ready, but wait to send them until you have completed Step 2.

Register on TUMonline:

  • Please register on TUMonlineContact us for further assistance and detailed instructions
  • You may but do not have to upload your printed documents to the platform.
  • After you have registered and created your account, you will receive a confirmation document for your application.
  • Please print and sign this document


Now, please send the documents from Step 1 and the signed TUMonline registration to the following address:

Technical University Munich
TUM School of Management 
Executive Education Center 
Arcisstr. 21 
80333 Munich, Germany

Pass the Interview:

  • After having submitted all your documents, the Admission Committee will examine your application.
  • If your documents are complete and fulfill the admission criteria, you will receive an invitation to a personal interview.
  • The interview will take 20 to 30 minutes and will be attended by one professor from the EMBA program and one or two member/s of the EMBA program management team.
  • The goal of the interview is to prove your suitability to the program and to get to know each other in person.
  • The interview can be held online or at the TUM premises in Munich.

Usually, you will be informed within two weeks after the end of the interview phase if you have successfully passed the application procedure and are allowed to join the upcoming class of the Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation.

Start Application Period


Start Application Period


Application Round I

Last day of Application Round I. Personal interviews will take place until 15.12.2018.


Application Round I

Last day of Application Round I. Personal interviews will take place until 15.12.2018.


Application Round II

Last day of Application Round II. Personal interviews will take place until 15.02.2019.


Application Round II

Last day of Application Round II. Personal interviews will take place until 15.02.2019.


Application Round III

Last day of Application Round III. Personal interviews will take place until 15.03.2019.


Application Round III

Last day of Application Round III. Personal interviews will take place until 15.03.2019.


Kick-off Class of '21

April 2019

Kick-off Class of '21

April 2019
The program helped me to make our whole business concept way more scalable. We successfully developed our company from a consulting business to a technology driven business.

Catharina van Delden

CEO innosabi
This EMBA program is the best choice for anyone who is excited about entrepreneurship and who wants to bring a project to life or to make his or her own startup more successful.

Jan-Philipp Hinrichs

Founder & CEO CaptchaAd
I definitely recommend this EMBA program to everyone with an entrepreneurial spirit and a high motivation to achieve great things. It is life changing and inspiring.

Ioana Szilagyi

Head of Information Systems, Bragi
This program was the perfect fit for my personal and professional goals. Building business cases and balancing them with projects' technical requirements – with the mentality and drive of a startup – have now become a fundamental part of my day-to-day work.

Dr. Sultan Shair

Operations and Applications Leader, GE


Join a powerful network

The Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation is part of Munich's leading entrepreneurship ecosystem. With the Entrepreneurship Center, the Technical University of Munich and UnternehmerTUM, the Center for Innovation and Business Creation, have built a joint platform to enable high-tech innovation and breakthrough entrepreneurship.

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Experience the innovation hub

The Center for Innovation and Business Creation at TUM offers founders and startups a complete service from the initial idea to IPO.


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  • UnternehmerTUM is one of the leading university-based startup ecosystems in Europe.
  • The center develops and connects talents, technologies, customers and capital.
  • Students, academics, and professionals get inspired to take entrepreneurial action.
  • UnternehmerTUM is at the core of an extensive startup and industry network.
  • Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners provides Venture Capital for Industrial Technologies & Smart Enterprises.
  • Invests in early-stage technology companies in the areas of Industry 4.0, Manufacturing Technologies, B2B Software, Mobility and Smart City.
  • The high-tech workshop MakerSpace provides a unique infrastructure for implementing ideas and innovations in the form of prototypes and small-scale production.
  • MakerSpace is open to the public, gives startups, engineers, architects, designers, and makers access to machinery, tools, and software, as well as to a creative community.
  • UnternehmerTUM Projekt GmbH is home to the accelerator program TechFounders.
  • B.NEO helps corporate clients to successfully develop sustainable tech-enabled business through business design principles.
  • Digital Product School offers the unique opportunity to develop state-of-the-art digital products.
  • Interdisciplinary teams tackle real world problems and develop innovative solutions.
  • Participants range from employees of cooperation partners like BMW, Daimler and Audi to university students and recent graduates.
UnternehmerTUM inspires and empowers students, researchers and professionals by providing hands-on entrepreneurship training, by incubating technology-based startup teams and by giving access to prototyping infrastructure.

Oliver Bücken

Head of Entrepreneurship & Tech Education


Work with the very best

  • UnternehmerTUM works closely with some of the most innovative corporations from Germany and abroad.
  • UnternehmerTUM  has strong ties with the entrepreneurial community and the portfolio of successful startups that it has brought to life.
  • Together with major research institutions and foundations, UnternehmerTUM supports entrepreneurial thought and action.
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Study at a university of excellence

Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe's top universities. The culture of entrepreneurship has a long and successfull tradition at TUM.


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Startups founded since 1990

# in Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

# in Employability Ranking by THE

Professorships for Entrepreneurship

# in Entrepreneurship Support (Gründungsradar)
  • Technical University of Munich (TUM) is an entrepreneurial universityinspiring and empowering its students, scientists, researchers and alumni.
  • TUM systematically develops and supports startups and fosters an “entrepreneurial spirit”.
  • TUM is one of the country’s universities of excellence by the German government in 2006.
  • At TUM, high-calibre research is performed in thirteen different faculties.
  • The spectrum of subjects is unique in Europe.
  • TUM School of Management is one of the leading management schools in Germany.
  • The faculty researches and teaches on the highest possible level of quality and at the interface of business administration with engineering and natural sciences.
  • The interdisciplinary research platform develops new technologies, products and business models.
  • Executive Education is a focus area in teaching and research.
  • TUM School of Management is part of the “one percent” of business schools worldwide that hold the Triple Crown Accreditation status (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA).
  • TUM Entrepreneurship Research Institute is one of the leading institutes dedicated to entrepreneurship research in Europe.
  • Four professors and more than 20 academics at the post-doc and doctoral levels do research and teach.
  • ERI derives insights into all aspects of the entrepreneurial process relying on different theoretical perspectives.
  • Together with Joachim Herz Stiftung and UnternehmerTUM, ERI runs the research project “Forschen und Gründen“.
  • TUM’s Executive Education Center combines the faculty’s major further education activities.
  • The EEC provides first-class executive education – training for professionals already working in their chosen fields.
  • The EEC offers three Executive MBA programs as well as a variety of certificate programs and and Customized Programs for organizations


Learn from the very best

An international top-class board of lecturers will help you strengthen your entrepreneurial skills and increase your understanding of business and innovation.

By networking with experts from the academic, corporate and entrepreneurial worlds, you will gain a sound foundation in innovation and business creation.

With professors from TUM and TUM School of Management as well as from other top-ranked universities, such as UC Berkeley in California, you will receive a first-class education from some of the best universities in the world.

Prof. Dr. Gunther Friedl
Chair of Management Accounting
Prof. Dr. Rainer Kolisch
Chair of Technology-based Services and Operations Management
Prof. Dr. Isabell M. Welpe
Chair for Strategy and Organization
Prof. Dr. Oliver Alexy
Professor of Strategic Entrepreneurship
Prof. Jerome S. Engel
University of California, Berkeley
Prof. Dr. Jens Brunner
University of Augsburg
Prof. Dr. Christoph Kaserer
Chair of Financial Management and Capital Markets
Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar
Chair of Information Systems
Prof. Dr. Alwine Mohnen
Chair for Corporate Management
Prof. Dr. Joachim Henkel
Dr. Theo Schöller Chair in Technology and Innovation Management
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hutzschenreuter
Chair of Strategic and International Management
Prof. Dr. Bernd Mühlfriedel
Landshut University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus
Chair of Research and Science Management
Prof. Dr. Jörg Königstorfer
Chair of Sport and Health Management
Prof. Dr. Frank-Martin Belz
Chair of Corporate Sustainability Brewery and Food Industry
Prof. Dr. Rainer Braun
Chair of Entrepreneurial Finance
Prof. Dr. John Bessant
University of Exeter Business School
David Charron
University of California, Berkeley
Prof. Dr. Dr. Holger Patzelt
Professor for Entrepreneurship
Prof. Dr. Nicola Breugst
Professor of Entrepreneurial Behavior
Prof. Dr. Hana Milanov
Academic Director of the Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation
Prof. Dr. jur. Christoph Ann
Chair of Corporate and Intellectual Property Law
Prof. Dr. Kathrin M. Möslein
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Prof. Dr. Marc Steffen Rapp
University of Marburg


Find answers to your questions


Yes. The program holds the ‘triple crown’ accreditation, as it is accredited by the three largest and most influential accreditation agencies – AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

Classes start once a year in April/May. The next intake will start in April/May of 2019.

Classes take place about every four weeks in course blocks of 3 to 5 days, including weekends. For detailed information, please see the course schedule of 2019/20/21.

No. We focus on practical experience gathered in teamwork. Our students benefit from face-to-face communication and excellent support at the Entrepreneurship Center.

From our experience the workload can be challenging, but it is doable for a full-time employee. Since course days are devoted to subject-specific input and insights from researchers and practitioners, we ask you to reserve free time for the reading of articles and case studies as well as for the preparation of presentations.

Students show their learning success in individual and team assignments. This includes writing academic papers and giving presentations in front of the class. There are no sit-in exams.

The number of students per intake is not predetermined as admission takes place on a rolling basis. On average, we admit 35 students each year.


The tuition fee of € 39,000 plus a student union fee of approx. € 130 per semester includes academic instruction at TUM and UC Berkeley, project work with professional advisory, course and learning materials as well as catering during breaks.

The tuition is paid in four installments, which results in € 9,750 per semester plus the student union fees.

As of April 2018, TUM Graduate School in partnership with UnternehmerTUM will award one partial scholarship, which covers half of the tuition fee. It can only be awarded to PhD students of TUM Graduate School. Other than that we currently do not offer scholarships or financial support for our students. We advise our candidates to search online for scholarships  or to win their employers’ support for the program.

International Students

No. We have many international students and appreciate the interculturality they bring to the program.

Yes. All applicants, who did not obtain their qualification for postgraduate studies (usually a bachelor’s degree) in a country within the EU/EEA, have to apply via uni-assist in addition to their application in TUMonline. Applicants with a qualification for postgraduate studies obtained in Switzerland do not need a preliminary documentation.

No. However, students of TUM are eligible for student housing. The waiting period can be very long, though. Facebook groups and WG Gesucht are popular places to look for roommates/shared apartments.

Yes. As soon as you are admitted to the MBA program and enrolled at TUM, you have full access to TUM resources including the Language Center of TUM where you can register for free German courses.

No. The program and the application process are completely held in English. German language proficiency is therefore not a requirement.


The Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation requires a minimum of three years of relevant (full-time) work experience as well as entrepreneurial drive. In order to apply for the program you need a Bachelor`s degree or higher as well as English language proficiency since the program is held in English.

No. You do not need an English language certificate like IELTS or TOEFL as your English language proficiency will be evaluated during the application process based on the documents you have to hand in and the personal admission interview.

No. We do not require a GMAT. We favor an individual evaluation of your suitability for the program based on your qualification, professional experience as well as your entrepreneurial drive and interest in innovation and business creation.

No. Internships do not account for the required work experience. The three years of work experience primarily address the practical experience after your first university degree ensuring an exchange of thoughts and knowledge with classmates and lecturers on eye level.

Once you have submitted your application documents, you will receive a confirmation of receipt and your documents will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. The Committee will then decide to invite you for a personal interview to determine your suitability for the program.


Get in touch

If you have any questions or require assistance, please get in touch!