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The Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation is offered by


Subsequently, students of The Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation benefit from:

  • TUM's cutting-edge research, top-class faculty, and academic reputation

  • UnternehmerTUM's experience in launching startups and enabling corporate innovation

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The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is an entrepreneurial university, inspiring and empowering its students, scientists, researchers, and alumni to think and act like entrepreneurs. TUM systematically develops and supports startups and fosters an "entrepreneurial spirit" in all areas of university life.

Chosen as one of the country's universities of excellence by the German government in 2006, it conducts high-caliber research on an international level in thirteen different faculties. The spectrum of subjects is unique in Europe, ranging from natural sciences and engineering to medical, life, and business sciences.

Since 1990, TUM has been the launch pad for around 650 companies, which now employ around 14,500 employees.

Continuous Recognition of TUM's Excellence:








TUM School of Management is one of the leading management schools in Germany. The approach of the TUM School of Management is unique in Germany. The faculty researches and teaches on the highest possible level of quality and directly where business administration merges with engineering and natural sciences. The university's interdisciplinary research platform plays a substantial role in developing new technologies, designing new products, and creating new business models.

As a flagship for the whole TUM School of Management, Executive Education is oriented towards the school‘s main teaching and research topics, ensuring that the latest research results in core areas find their way directly into the academically-based executive education. Special attention is always given to the practical aspects and possible applications of the findings.

As one of Germany’s youngest business schools, the TUM School of Management has been successful in quickly reaching top positions in prestigious rankings both in terms of excellence and research:

  • Association of MBAs Accreditation for postgraduate business education (one of 5 schools in Germany, in a network of 200 world-wide programs across 70 countries), 2015
  • TUM School of Management’s Bachelor of Science Technology and Management is the first program in Germany to receive EPAS Accreditation in 2014
  • Most research-intensive faculty among German universities according to Handelsblatt (2014)
  • TUM is ranked number 1 for Business Administration in Germany (CHE university ranking 2014)



Executive Education Center



TUM School of Management’s Executive Education Center (EEC) offers a diverse portfolio of educational programs for experienced individuals seeking to further their understanding of a range of business topics. Our degree seeking programs include EMBA programs with emphases in Leadership, Innovation and Business Creation, and Business and IT. The EEC also offers a variety of certificate programs and executive trainings on topics ranging from leadership to innovation, from private equity to employer branding, and from business architecture to finance and accounting. In addition, the customized programs are highly specialized and tailored to the needs of the respective organization and its employees.

Building on the cutting-edge research of its faculty, the EEC prides itself in developing continuing education as a platform that supports both business and personal development and education for a diverse profile of international executives and entrepreneurial leaders in Germany and abroad.

The EEC Program Portfolio includes:







UnternehmerTUM, the center for innovation and business creation at Technical University of Munich, uniquely develops and connects talent, technologies, capital, and customers. UnternehmerTUM inspires students, academics, and professionals, promoting entrepreneurial thought and action and supporting companies and startups in making the most of the challenges of our times so as to generate successful new business.

UnternehmerTUM offers support in identifying and developing new business and putting it into practice through:

  • Individual Support: UnternehmerTUM offers students, academics, founders, start-ups and established companies individual support and systematic coaching in developing new products and services, and in building up a successful business when entering the market and in the growth stage.
  • Focus on future industries: UnternehmerTUM's work focuses on the future industries of information and communication, medical engineering, and clean technology.
  • Innovative methods: To make ideas and technologies into successful products and services, UnternehmerTUM works with Business Design. Business Design combines principles drawn from design and strategic management, providing targeted help to identify and realize opportunities for new and sustainable business.
  • Venture Capital: Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners provides venture capital for promising young technology companies in the areas of industrial technologies and smart enterprises with international market potential.
  • Further information on UnternehmerTUM's offerings








McKinsey & Company is the generalist among consulting firms. The fundamental issues that McKinsey addresses encompass all top management concerns – from strategy and organization to operations and systems. McKinsey's special expertise is the ability to closely link functional know-how and profound industry knowledge worldwide.

McKinsey & Company has been a partner of the Executive MBA program from the beginning and has taken part in designing and developing the program.