The demand for executives who have extensive IT know-how as well as profound general knowledge in the field of management is growing continually. This is where the Executive MBA in Business & IT at the Technische Universität München and the Institute of Information Management of the University of St Gallen come in.
On the initiative of the "European CIO Association "and "VOICE-Verband der IT-Anwender e.V", the Executive MBA in Business & IT was launched in 2013. In addition, many corporate partners are involved intensively in the program e.g. Atos, Bayer, Henkel, Schindler, and Tata.
The focus of the Executive MBA program is on linking business and IT, as these are essential factors for successful corporate management. The course content is presented interactively by combining extensive, established academic models with practical experience. The transfer of knowledge into a corporate context is made possible by using IT-based examples and cases, and by holding discussions. Countless CIOs, among others, who share their personal experiences and challenges, contribute to the program. Our participants who come from technical backgrounds are given extensive insights into the strategic decision-making process of a company and obtain a deep understanding of chances and risks of IT applications within the general framework of a company.
The Executive MBA program prepares our participants for top managerial positions in IT companies and IT-related companies, as well as for executive positions in IT departments.
The aim of the program is the development of a new generation of CIOs, who have to be prepared for the complex business questions of the future.
Executive MBA in Business & IT Modules:
- Digital Transformation & Entrepreneurship
- IT Security & Privacy Management
- Business Processes and Technology
- Demand & Supply Management
- Ownership of Enterprise & Governance
- Strategy and Organization
- Finance & Accounting
- International Management and Intercultural Cooperation
- Change Management & Human Capital
- Market, Law & Ethics
- Leadership & Cooperation
- Master's Thesis
- Study trip
Format: the program is designed to meet the needs of working people and business founders. It runs in parallel with existing employment and can be joined for either the spring or fall term. Eleven blocks of classroom sessions are scheduled over the course of three semesters. While ten blocks will take place in Munich or St. Gallen, an international study trip to one partner university is included. Participants can pick the partner of their choice. Our partner universities are the Tsinghua University Beijing (China), Jiao Tong University, Shanghai (China), Santa Clara University, Silicon Valley (USA) and University of California, Berkeley (USA). Due to the modular character of the program, modules can be booked individually.
Learning environment: classroom sessions, small interdisciplinary teams, constructive participant-to-lecturer ratios, case studies, company visits, evening sessions
Teaching staff: professors from TUM, the University of St Gallen and other universities of international renown work with high-profile figures from the world of business and business consultancy to pass their knowledge and project experience on to participants.
- Third-level degree (university or similar)
- Several years of professional (leadership) experience
- Proficiency in English
- Application form
- Copy of passport or ID
- Letter of intent
- Certified copy of degree certificate and transcript
- Successful admission interview