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.

"Since our beginnings 20 years ago, our goal has been to bring together two worlds"
Prof. Dr. Gunther Friedl, Dean of TUM School of Management

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



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01 Jun '23
TUM Best in industry, innovation, and infrastructure

The Technical University of Munich has successfully defended its pole position in the Times Higher Education Impact Ranking.

The ranking takes into account 1️⃣ research on industry and innovation, 2️⃣ the number of patents and spin-off companies, and 3️⃣ research income from industry.

Our students at the TUM School of Management benefit from our research and collaboration with the industry as well as from our entrepreneurial education.  We believe in a close link between academia and industry to prepare students for their future role in the economy. 

TUM received the maximum number of points and was tied for first place with three other universities. TUM has now topped the list 3 times - in every edition of the ranking to date. 

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They calibrated indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparison across four broad areas: research, stewardship, outreach and teaching. The list includes 873 institutions from 87 countries/regions.

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26 May '23
OpenAI Founder Visits Munich

Rarely has a technology sparked such intense discussion as ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence (AI)-based chatbot. The brain behind it and co-founder of OpenAI, Sam Altman, visited TUM on May 25th, 2023. In the Audimax, he explained the reasons for its success, why ChatGPT is not an open source technology, and how it could be regulated.

After less than half an hour, the 1,100-seat Audimax was sold out for the 38-year-old's only public event in Germany during his European tour. Under questioning from Reinhard Heckel, professor of machine learning, Sam Altman, along with OpenAI developer Johannes Heidecke, recounted the evolution of the language model to its current fourth version. "Even with GPT-3, the whole company wasn't convinced," Altman said. The key to its success, he said, is its natural language chat capability, which provides an even better human-computer interface than the touchscreen. However, ChatGPT is still misunderstood as a large database, he said.

Altman explained why OpenAI made the technology available to the public early on, following a "show, don't tell" approach: "We feel strongly that we should educate the world about it and give people time to gradually adapt to the technology”. That way, he said, there can be a discussion about how to deal with artificial intelligence. This, he said, is better than keeping technologies secret in the lab for a long time because it would supposedly scare people into releasing them too soon.


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