Application Process and Deadlines
We follow a two-tier application process. In the first step, candidates are either admitted directly, or invited for a personal interview. Here’s what you need to know:
- Abitur (university entrance qualification) or equivalent
- Personal statement
- Current CV
- Score calculated by your overall grade during university entrance qualification plus median score in German or English, Mathematics and an Advanced Natural Science.
Our Excel Calculator (only for German Abitur university entrance qualification) will help you calculate your average score, but we cannot vouch for its accuracy. For applicants with an international university entrance qualification: When reviewing your application, we will take your final grade and the grades you received in your last two years of secondary school in the subjects German or English, Mathematics and an Advanced Natural Science into account.
Source: TUM School of Management, as of June 2017
SCORE ≥ 88: DIRECT ADMISSION
Applicants with a score above 88 points receive direct admission and a confirmation email in a matter of a few days.
SCORE < 88: INTERVIEW
Applicants scoring lower than 88 points are invited to a personal interview. These interviews are conducted by professors of our faculty and last for about 50 minutes. We offer several dates for the interviews, available here online.
- Structure: Interviews are conducted in groups (typically 5 applicants) and are moderated by a professor. The professor is joined by a representative of the student council and an academic staff member of the university. We suggest showing up early in order to get an impression of other members of your group and calming your nerves before the interview.
- Subjects: Interview topics can vary, but we suggest having a clear idea about your own motivations. Why are you looking to earn your Bachelor in Management & Technology (TUM-BWL)? What makes you specifically qualified? What sets you apart from other applicants?
The discussion also features questions regarding current economic/political events, or your mathematics skills. But not to worry: Your school level Math skills will be sufficient for the mathematical aspect. More importantly, we suggest you come into the interview prepared: Make sure to read the newspaper regularly, pay attention to world trade and politics (you are looking to study economics, so taking an interest in these matters is expected of you). And don’t let difficult questions throw you off balance, whatever happens. Plus, making an authentic and self-confident impression will boost your prospects considerably.