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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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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17 May '23
SUMM - Winner of the Bavarian Digital Award 2023

What a special moment for our FIM alumni Flora Geske, Vanessa Theel, and Nicholas Wolf: Bavarian State Minister for Digital Affairs Judith Gerlach presented them with the Bavarian Digital Award 2023 for their startup SUMM. Congratulations! 👏

SUMM's daily efforts are being noticed, and that's important because more than 10 million people in Germany struggle with complicated texts. They can only find their way around online (and offline) if the information is accessible and presented in an easy-to-understand way, and that's exactly what SUMM does with automatic translation into #LeichteSprache#easylanguage.

A tool with impact:
👉 SUMM is in use in Aschaffenburg, the city publishes press releases in plain language at the push of a button.
👉 SUMM is being used for the Bavarian elections 2023 (Landtagswahl 2023), preparing the election process in Bavaria in an inclusive and understandable way.

We are very proud to see our alumni thrive as inspiring decision-makers and wish the SUMM team all the best for the future!