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B.Sc. and M.Sc. Sustainable Management and Technology

The B.Sc. and M.Sc. Sustainable Management and Technology are programs of the TUM School of Management in cooperation with the TUM Campus Straubing.

Increasing social interest in sustainability-oriented business, changes in consumer behavior toward renewable and regenerative products, and political agreements and regulations with stricter environmental and climate targets have created a market where companies are now, more than ever, in demand to master the technological change toward climate-neutral and sustainable resource and technology management.

This structural change requires specialists with a business education based on sustainable concepts as well as knowledge in: energy and process technology, biotechnology, and material sciences in order to be able to redesign internal company production processes towards resource-saving and sustainable supply chains. This also includes approaches to circular economy. The aim is to develop holistic approaches for the comprehensive use of renewable raw materials and waste, and to be able to evaluate and optimize these in terms of their benefits. In addition, a global perspective is necessary, since companies are in international competition and should be enabled to contribute to the achievement of global sustainability goals.

The interdisciplinary bachelor’s and master’s programs in Sustainable Management and Technology bridge the gap between business and technical areas of enterprise. Additionally, they train the leaders of tomorrow’s sustainable economy to understand and shape entrepreneurial developments and their impact on society and the economy in the necessary depth and complexity.

 

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Bachelor Sustainable Management and Technology

Key Data

Standard Duration of Studies
(Number of Semesters) / Credits

Graduation

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Start of Degree Program

  • Winter Semester (October)

Application period

  • 15 May to 15 July

Required Language Proficiency

  • There is no language proficiency required.

Language of instruction

  • English

Admission requirements

  • General higher education entrance qualification and aptitude assessment procedures.

Admission Category

Costs per semester/financing

Study structure
Competences and skills
The Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Management and Technology aims to provide students with basic business knowledge for developing sustainable technologies, products and processes. Coupled with interdisciplinary skills and social skills, with the goal of enabling students to support the advancement of sustainable companies. Our graduates have essential specialist and methodological knowledge in economics, engineering and natural sciences for sustainability. Our students acquire the basics skills for construction, organization, planning, coordination, execution and control of sustainable systems in areas such as raw material procurement, technology development, production and logistics, marketing and sales or also controlling and financing. Graduates are able to identify entrepreneurial challenges, development potential and deficits with regard to sustainable management. Further, our students can analyze the previously mentioned situations taking into account the business, economic, technological and scientific framework conditions. The academic and professional self-image of our graduates includes the ability to work indecently to set work and behavioral goals. Ours students have the flexibility to achieve these goals around a schedule that works best for each student. Our students are knowledgeable about the scope of business decisions and reflect on their professional activity is infuenced by the background of social and ethical responsibility.
Job description
In order to create a sustainable economy, innovative business models in line with the entrepreneurial idea as well as new products and technologies are of particular importance. There is a need for sustainability concepts and their implementation in all functional areas such as research and development, purchasing, production, sales, controlling and marketing. The graduates of the SMT course are predestined and qualified to manage sustainability-oriented products, services and processes in companies and to generally anchor these aspects in company management. Graduates can also use the skills they have learned to pursue their own sustainable ideas in start-ups.

Master Sustainable Management and Technology

Key Data

Standard Duration of Studies
(Number of Semesters) / Credits

Graduation

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Start of Degree Program

  • Winter semester
  • Summer semester

Application period

  • Winter semester: 01.04. – 31.05.
  • Summer semester: 01.11. – 30.11.

Required Language Proficiency

Language of instruction

  • English

Admission requirements

  • Evidence of adequate English language skills
  • a qualified bachelor’s degree of at least six semesters obtained at a domestic or foreign university or a degree of at least equivalent value in the fields of technology and management-oriented business administration, bioeconomics, business administration, economics or comparable courses of study
  • Passing the aptitude assessment
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Admission Category

Costs per semester/financing

Study structure

The Sustainable Management and Technology master’s program is offered with two options for specialization:

  • Major in Biotechnology and Material Sciences
  • Major in Sustainable Management

Each major is divided into four areas: Fundamentals in Sustainable Management, Electives in Management and Technology, Specialization in Engineering and Natural Sciences und die Master’s Thesis.

  1. In Fundamentals in Sustainable Management (30 ECTS) students gain depth knowledge in the areas of economics, sustainability and research methodology.
  2. Electives in Management and Technology include modules from the fields of social sciences, economics, engineering and natural sciences. Here, students can expand their knowledge in these areas and sharpen their skills profile. In addition, students can also choose a project study. This creates the opportunity to transfer theoretical knowledge into practice in engineering and science-related companies. For the Major in Biotechnology and Material Sciences at least 30 ECTS, for the Major in Sustainable Management at least 45 ECTS are required in this area.
  3. In the elective area Specialization in Engineering and Natural Sciences, the technical and scientific fundamentals along the value chains up to the utilization of residual materials are taught. Students gain and expand knowledge from the field of key technologies in sustainable chemistry and energy management, biotechnology, material sciences and digitalization. Training in various disciplines creates a link between scientific and engineering fundamentals and management decisions. For the Major in Biotechnology and Material Sciences at least 30 ECTS, for the Major in Sustainable Management at least 15 ECTS are required in this field.
  4. The Master’s Thesis (30 ECTS).

 

Competences and skills

For the rapidly growing fields of sustainability, managers are needed who know the special features and challenges of sustainability-oriented companies and value chains and can implement these in corporate strategies and management concepts. They should be able to think in economic and material cycles, as well as have basic knowledge of chemical-material and energetic utilization paths of biogenic and regenerative raw materials and be able to develop these further.

The Master’s program in Sustainable Management and Technology trains innovative managers who have an understanding of the necessary entrepreneurial structural change and are able to shape the increasingly complex tasks of technological change at this interface between entrepreneurial activities and technical, natural and life science functions.

The students acquire competences for the construction, organization, planning, coordination, execution and control of sustainable systems in areas such as raw material procurement, technology development, production and logistics, marketing and sales or controlling and accounting, taking into account business, macroeconomic, ecological and social effects. They can use their acquired technical and scientific fundamentals of the individual stages in the value chains – from cultivation to recycling – including key technologies of sustainable chemistry and energy management, biotechnology, material sciences and digitalization to analyze the basis for management decisions and their effects from a technical and scientific perspective.

They will also gain insight into other disciplines in order to be able to acquire knowledge independently in the future so that they can use this independently in the subject- and discipline-specific as well as interdisciplinary forms of problem-solving and decision-making. As business is not only regionally or nationally limited, but embedded in a globally networked and digital society, students are empowered to be able to work in international teams on solutions to sustainability issues.

Job description

With the skills acquired in the course of study, graduates of the Master’s program Sustainable Management and Technology are able to analyze, develop, implement and disseminate the sustainable idea in companies in all economic sectors of industry, trade, finance and consulting and in all operational functions (such as research and development, purchasing, production, sales and controlling) in a methodologically sound and innovative manner as analysts, innovators and mediators across functions and disciplines.

This includes in particular the analysis and identification of current weaknesses and development potentials in companies with regard to sustainability and corporate responsibility and the ability to address this in an interdisciplinary and international environment and to develop implementable solution proposals. Graduates are thus able to grasp the interaction of new bio-based and sustainable processes, products and technologies and their diffusion with the ecosystems in which they are embedded, to identify future developments and thus to design holistic sustainable solutions in the company.

They will be able to combine and quantify environmental sustainability, social responsibility and technological opportunities with the ideas of business efficiency and market acceptance in their decision-making.

More info

Further information on application and admission as well as binding regulations on the course of studies and examinations can be found in the study database of the TUM:

Contact Person

Andreas Niedermeier
Andreas Niedermeier

Program Manager
Sustainable Management and Technology

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-166

TUM Campus Straubing
Petersgasse 18
94315 Straubing

Petersgasse 18

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Student Advising Bachelor Sustainable Management and Technology
Mail: bsmt@cs.tum.de

Student Advising Master Sustainable Management and Technology
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