International Master in Industrial Management at Technische Universität München, Germany

Publish Date: Dec 17, 2015

Deadline: May 31, 2016

International Master in Industrial Management at Technische Universität München

The International Master in Industrial Management (IMIM) is a multi-site Master’s program, designed to provide students with primarily scientific or engineering-based educational backgrounds with essential business and managerial skills, relevant to pursuing careers in internationally orientated manufacturing and servicing industries. The IMIM Program is offered by four leading universities in Europe: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain, Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Italy, HeriotWatt University (HWU), United Kingdom and and Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany.

Study Program

Depending on their Bachelor’s degree, IMIM students will be enrolled either in TUM Master’s program in Management, Track 1 (Industrial Engineering) or Track 2 (Management for Natural Scientists). Whilst their studies at TUM, students will complete 30 ECTS of course work and write a Master’s thesis (30 ECTS).


2 semesters (winter & summer semester)


During their 3rd semester at TUM School of Management (SOM), IMIM students have to complete 30 ECTS of course work. They can choose 5 out of the following 6 courses*:

  • Applied Econometrics – An Introduction (6 ECTS)
  • Case Study Seminar Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation (6 ECTS)
  • Advanced Seminar in Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Advanced Seminar Concepts in International Entrepreneurship (6 ECTS)
  • Advanced Seminar Entrepreneurship (6 ECTS)
  • Advanced Seminar in Finance & Accounting: Current Issues in Entrepreneurial Finance (6 ECTS)
  • Marketing Entrepreneurship Lab (6 ECTS)


IMIM students accepted for the 3rd semester at TUM will continue their studies at TUM undertaking their Master’s thesis in the 4th semester. Students have to indicate in which area (e.g. Entrepreneurship, Technology Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management) they intend to do their thesis and actively get into touch with TUM SOM professors in order to find a thesis supervisor. The TUM SOM supervisor decides if the student is qualified to undertake the thesis and, in the case of acceptance, acts as a supervisor. Physical attendance in Munich during the 4th semester is usually required.

Transfer of TUM Credits and Thesis within IMIM

All credits gained through course work and also the thesis, if applicable, will be fully recognized within IMIM.

Tuition Fee

TUM charges no tuition fee. However, all students will have to pay a fee of currently 113 euros for each semester in which they enroll in modules at TUM (including the Master’s thesis module), to be used towards the Student Union and a basic public transportation ticket (“Semesterticket”).


To be admitted to the IMIM program at TUM:

1. Bachelor`s degree or equivalent academic background in the field of Engineering or Natural Science. (This is usually fulfilled by students admitted to IMIM but has to be proven by submitting a transcript to TUM.)

2. Apply and get enrolled in IMIM ( at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

3. Submit your application for your 3rd semester option at TUM to UPM in time

4. Get nominated for IMIM at TUM

5. Apply to TUM (details see below)

6. In order to be awarded a degree by TUM, you will need:

  • 30 ECTS gained from courses during your first semester at UPM
  • 30 ECTS gained from courses during your second semester at POLIMI
  • 30 ECTS gained from courses at TUM, and
  • 30 ECTS Master’s Thesis

Application (once you are nominated for IMIM at TUM)

1. Fill in the online application form for degree-seeking students.

2. Hand in the following documents to TUM:

  • Printed and signed application form
  • Copy of your Bachelor's degree or equivalent including transcript (officially authenticated copy and officially authenticated translation if the original is neither in German nor in English)
  • Résumé
  • Letter of Motivation (max. 1 DIN A4 page in either English or German)
  • Photo
  • Copy of Passport
  • APS certificate is required for applicants who graduated from a Chinese university

3. Mind the application deadline at TUM: winter semester - 31 May

Additional information about IMIM at TUM

Please note that the IMIM program is an international program which starts at UPM, Spain, only. All candidates must apply for IMIM at UPM, Spain, and successfully complete the 1st semester at UPM, 4 Spain, and the 2nd semester at POLIMI, Italy, before attending TUM in the 3rd semester.

Contact and further information

IMIM Academic Coordinator at TUM: Prof. Dr. Reiner Braun

IMIM Student Coordinator at TUM: (Your contact for all questions related to IMIM at TUM) Manuela Sato-Prinz, M.A. +49(0)8928925080 Postal address: Arcisstrasse 21 80333 Muenchen / Germany Visitor address: TUM Central Campus - opposite Luisenstr. 51 Building 0505, Room 1547

Further information about IMIM:

Further information about IMIM at TUM: Please click here.

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