Bridging traditional divides at the TUM School of Management

TUM School of Management, firmly rooted within TUM's technological and entrepreneurial ecosystem, places a unique focus on the interface between management, engineering, and the natural and life sciences. The School's goal is to bridge the traditional divide between the fields of management and technology.


The School sees its role as educating the leaders and decision-makers of tomorrow. Like TUM, it is committed to excellence. Since its foundation two decades ago, it has been consistently ranked as one of the top business schools in Germany and beyond.

TUM School of Management is in the top one percent of business schools worldwide to hold Triple Crown accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the European Foundation for Management Development (EQUIS), and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Triple Crown accreditation is internationally recognized as a seal of quality for business schools.

Our campuses

TUM School of Management operates in five distinct location. Besides its original Munich and Weihenstephan campuses, the school offers research and teaching in Heilbronn, Straubing and Garching. 






Straubing & Weihenstephan



Always up to date

Short notes

09 Feb '24
TransforM in line for funding as new Clusters of Excellence

👏 Three TUM proposals are in line for funding as new Clusters of Excellence. 👏
We are proud to confirm that an affiliation exists between the excellence cluster TransforM and the TUM School of Management, represented by Prof. Sebastian Pfotenhauer, Prof. Hanna Hottenrott, and Prof. Holger Patzelt.

Our affiliate member Prof. Sebastian Pfotenhauer is a Professor of Innovation Research and head of the Innovation, Society, and Public Policy Research Group at the TUM School of Management, he is STS Department Head of the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) and spokesperson for the TransfroM cluster.

ℹ About TransforM:
Munich Center for Transformative Technologies and Social Change

On the one hand, transformative technologies are seen as the key to solving major challenges such as climate change, energy, mobility, and health care; on the other hand, they lead to increasing skepticism towards innovation and public controversies. As an interdisciplinary social science cluster, TransforM aims to rethink theories, methods, and practices of participation, legitimacy, responsibility, security, and resilience regarding transformative technologies for dynamically changing societies.

At the same time, the cluster wants to explore how these social concerns can be better anchored in innovation processes to reconcile technological progress and economic opportunities with social, ecological, and political interests in the future.

The approval of the respective Clusters of Excellence will be announced on May 22, 2025. Fingers crossed for the final round! 🤞

18 Jan '24
Munich x Shenzhen

This week we had the absolute honor of welcoming the distinguished delegation from Tsinghua University SIGS (Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School).

The visit was a wonderful opportunity for both sides to foster connections, share insights, and explore the immense potential for future collaboration.

During the engaging discussions, the Chinese delegation consisting of Prof. Zheng Ouyang (Dean of Tsinghua SIGS), Prof. Xiaoping Zhang (Director, Institute of Data and Information), Dr. Yan Song, (Assistant Director, Institute of Innovation Management), Dr. Xiuqing Hao (Director of Tsinghua X-Lab), Mr. Zhenyi Ma (Director Office of Global Affairs) and our representatives Dean Prof. Gunther Friedl, Prof. Thomas Hutzschenreuter (Vice Dean International Affairs & Alliances), Prof. Jürgen Ernstberger (Vice Dean Academic and Student Affairs), Prof. Joachim Henkel (Vice Dean Research), Dr. Manuela Sato-Prinz (Director Study Support & International Affairs) and Jamie Snow (Manager for International Affairs & Alliances) delved into topics such as potential 👉double degrees

and 👉research collaboration.

The enthusiasm for mutual growth and knowledge exchange was truly inspiring. Tsinghua holds a special place as a flagship partner of Technical University of Munich, and the shared dedication to academic excellence and innovation was tangible throughout the meeting.

We are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead and the transformative impact we can achieve through collaborative efforts. Let's continue to build bridges and create opportunities for knowledge exchange.