Who we are

Uniting Management & Technology

At TUM School of Management, we carry out teaching and research at the intersection of management, engineering, natural, and life sciences.

Located in the heart of Munich, a thriving city in one of Germany’s most prosperous regions, we enjoy an academic, cultural, and economic infrastructure that attracts talents from all over the world. Since 2018, TUM has been the only German university with a teaching and research campus in Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg. Its focus is on the management of digital change, family enterprises, and computer science in a dynamic, international environment with numerous medium-sized family-run companies, the so-called “hidden champions”.


Since its foundation in 2002, the faculty has been engaged in a broad range of research projects that bridge the gap between disciplines. Our research focuses on future trends and real-world solutions that advance innovation-based businesses and benefit society at large.


Our highly motivated, international student body as well as the cooperation with renowned universities and management schools worldwide guarantee a global perspective, while industry know-how is brought into our programs through strong collaboration with our corporate partners. Together, we create a dynamic, inspirational, and international community.

Multiple Locations, more possibilities

TUM School of Management operates in five distinct locations, each of them carefully chosen
for the possibilities that they offer to interact with other disciplines and the corporate world.
Besides our original Munich and Weihenstephan campuses, we also offer research and teaching
in Heilbronn, Straubing and Garching. At each of these sites we cooperate with regional actors,
pooling our strengths to offer world-class conditions for study, research and entrepreneurship.

“At TUM Campus Heilbronn we have many opportunities for new, innovative approaches on topics relevant for the future."
Prof. Dr. Kiesmüller
1st professor at TUM Campus Heilbronn


Munich and its surroundings area, one of the strongest economic regions in Europe, is where TUM School of Management was born. The local area is home to more DAX 30 companies than any other city in Germany, including such names as Allianz, BMW, Infineon, MunichRe and Siemens. Munich also has the most start-ups in Germany after Berlin.

Modern brown flat building with three floors and four TUM flags in the foreground


Garching, just north of Munich, is home to the Entrepreneurship Research Institute (ERI) and UnternehmerTUM, two important players in the start-up scene. Together, they have helped create a large number of successful deep-tech start-ups, including “unicorns” such as Celonis, Lilium and Personio.

Straubing and Weihenstephan

The TUM Weihenstephan and Straubing campuses bring to life the connection between management studies and the natural and life sciences. Specializations include the sustainable use of resources. Both locations are also home to an emerging start-up scene.