Experience education made in Germany and sample the best of technology management and state-of-the-art engineering knowledge. Tailor your program to your needs and become a future technology leader.
Be immersed in two world-leading innovation ecosystems and experience the power of interdisciplinary collaboration. Apply these insights to contribute to solving the challenges of tomorrow – facilitated by a faculty committed to excellence in classroom interaction and state-of-the-art digital learning techniques.
The part-time M.Sc. Management & Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing & Entrepreneurship (MME TIME) is an award-winning interdisciplinary Master of Science that combines the best of on-campus and digital education in Aachen and Cambridge. It provides you with the opportunity to tailor the program and its duration to your needs and interests.
The MME TIME program offers you a profound management education accompanied by a broad set of elective courses on the latest developments in state-of-the-art technologies. The part-time program consists of four key building blocks, which you may customize to design your individual profile.
The part-time MME TIME comprises more than 30 exciting management and engineering modules. This vast set of courses allows you to tailor the program to your specific needs. Our courses combine demanding and cutting-edge research with practical projects and challenges. To stay abreast of technological changes, we continuously review and expand the set of electives.
Our educational approach aims to equip you with an integrated understanding of management, engineering, and technology that will help you to become a technology leader – either in a managerial or entrepreneurial role. While the program allows you to choose among a great variety of courses, all courses follow a similar teaching and learning philosophy. It is based on the latest blended learning technologies where digital techniques and tools for self-paced learning are combined with virtual live sessions to deliver an optimal learning experience.
Our Teaching Approach
Personalized education: Thanks to its high flexibility and digital orientation, the program can be adapted to your individual needs allowing you to ideally combine work and study.
Hands-on experience: In most courses, you have the opportunity to work on real-world managerial or technological challenges, enabling you to apply the knowledge gleaned during the courses and gain hands-on experience.
Participant-centered learning: All courses are based on a participant-centered approach that emphasizes inspirational teaching by an interaction between instructors and participants through professional lecture videos, regular online sessions and discussion forums, and tasks such as case discussions, group presentations, debates, or virtual lab sessions.
Interdisciplinary mindset: Most courses focus on the intersection between management and technology, helping you tackle real-world challenges from multiple perspectives and providing you with a truly interdisciplinary mindset.
Intercultural teams: As working in multicultural teams is a given in today’s world, most courses feature group projects where you can solve managerial and technological challenges in culturally diverse teams.
Distance Learning Resources
The distance learning resources can be accessed wherever and whenever it suits you best. Each module combines a mix of resources to provide a unique learning experience tailored to the content of the respective course. All materials are available on an innovative platform for online courses. This learning platform is much more than a content-loaded website; it streams professional lectures and tutorials, allows you to access teaching materials, enables interactive lectures and online sessions, and facilitates interaction with your fellow students, teachers, and program managers.
The digital learning resources brought to you on our online platforms include:
Video Lectures: All online courses include professional video lectures by established professors. In contrast to in-class lectures, these video lectures can be viewed whenever and wherever works for you.
Screencasts: Ideal for tutorials and introduction to tools and computer programs, screencasts (speech over slideshow or other computer screen content) convey practical knowledge.
Online Self-Assessments: To help you monitor your own progress, in many core courses short self-assessments are available following videos or screencasts.
Lecture Transcripts: For several courses, full verbatim video transcripts in pdf format will be available to facilitate your learning and exam preparations.
Interactive sessions: Most of the courses include live sessions between lecturers and students in order to deepen the theoretical content learned in the video lectures.
Peer information: In order to facilitate interaction and extension of your professional network, the platform offers information and contact with your peers.
Digital bookshelf: Core teaching materials, books, journal articles, and video transcripts are available online to facilitate flexible learning. In addition, university library resources including e-books and scientific literature can be accessed online.
Most content is downloadable to allow you to work flexibly, for instance, while traveling. Besides internet access, you only need to have a webcam, microphone, and headphones to take part in the interactive sessions.
At RWTH Business School, we believe that program content and delivery should be tailored to your specific preferences and aspirations. To do this, you can customize the curriculum and the time frame according to your individual needs, both of which are key features of the MME TIME program. For this purpose, we use the latest technologies in digital and distance learning. You can complete most courses from your home location and enjoy a special introductory course during your residential intake-week on campus in Aachen. Some of the modules to be completed will be held in exciting one-week classroom sessions in Aachen or Cambridge and combined with exam-relevant services in Aachen.
To adapt the program to your personal needs and duties, you may also opt to study full-time (three semesters) or part-time (typically up to six semesters). If desired, you may also switch between both study modes once during your studies. This will allow you to remain flexible during your studies and get the most out of the MME TIME experience. Please note that you can also always decide to attend the in-class sessions on campus for one or more of your courses.
As we work with you to tailor the program to your needs, we do not rely on a standard schedule. Instead, our program coordinators will share with you some possible study pathways. However, these are just suggestions and we will work with you to define the learning experience that is optimal for you.
Partnership with Cambridge Digital Innovation (CDI)
The MME TIME program is delivered in partnership with Cambridge Digital Innovation (CDI) at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, which contributes one of the six TIME Essentials (Digital Transformation and Information System Management) and a Management Elective (Cambridge Ecosystem Practicum). Digital Transformation and IS Management are delivered on campus in Aachen and online. The one-week Cambridge Ecosystem Practicum takes you to the University of Cambridge – one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world and a powerhouse for innovation in research. This module allows you to experience history, tradition, and cutting-edge science and technology. An intensive one-week workshop on innovation ecosystems is combined with campus and company visits to Silicon Fen and a unique insight into student life in Cambridge. The Cambridge Ecosystem Practicum and accommodation in Cambridge are included in your tuition fees. You only have to bear the costs of your travel to Cambridge and a visa, if required.
The unique nature of the MME TIME attracts talented participants from around the world with a wide range of professional backgrounds. Enrolling in the MME TIME will not only allow you to advance your engineering and management skills. It will also enable you to gain a truly global perspective on management and engineering challenges and build a vibrant network that will last for a lifetime.
100% of our students are STEM graduates.
They have Bachelor’s degrees, amongst others, in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Software Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, and Computer Science.
All 6 continents and more than 20 nationalities are represented.
Their age ranges between 22 and 39 with a mean of 27 years.
They have full-time work experience of between 1 and 12 years with an average of 3 years.
29 percent of the students are female.
Previous Employers Of Our Graduates
Previous employers of our graduates include leading international technology firms such as Accenture, Bombardier, Capgemini, Daimler AG, Huawei Technologies, Korea Securities Depository, Mercedes Benz, Robert Bosch, Schlumberger, Tata Motors, Volkswagen, ZF Friedrichshafen, and many more.
You are welcome to apply for the next intake in the winter semester 2021/22 (starting in October 2021).
Our application portal is open from October 2020 for EU applicants and international applicants who hold an academic degree from a European university and closes on July 15, 2021.
For non-EU applicants, our application portal is open again from December 2021 until March 1, 2022, for the following intake in October 2022.
There is no application fee.
To apply for the MME TIME, you need to prove different academic and English language requirements.
RWTH Business School is looking for applicants who have a background in a technological area and a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Applicants need a minimum of 16 credit points in higher mathematics and statistics as well as 125 credit points in mathematics and natural sciences (e.g. chemistry and/or physics), and/or computer science and/or engineering, all of which are defined in the examination regulations.
The MME TIME has been designed for students who want to position themselves at the intersection of management and technology. Students should thus possess some basic knowledge in management and economics as evidenced by at least 10 credit points in this field. Students without previous courses in this field, however, can take part in the online course “Management Bootcamp” before the MME TIME program begins.
Professional Work Experience
Courses within the MME TIME program also address a broad set of technology and management challenges from current practice. Applicants thus need to have at least 12 months of professional work experience.
English Language Requirements
For all of our master’s programs certified proof of your competence in the English language through the completion of one of the accepted examinations listed below is needed:
TOEFL Internet-based minimum of 90 points
IELTS (Academic) test minimum overall band 5,5 points
Cambridge Test – Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
First Certificate in English (FCE), completed with a B
Placement-Test of RWTH Aachen University’s language center (B2)
For German applicants: A certificate attesting English language skills at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This proof is provided, for example, by the submission of a German Abitur certificate, which shows that English has been continuously taught until the end of qualification phase 1 (grade 11 for G8 A-levels, otherwise grade 12) and has been completed with at least sufficient marks.
The score report needs to be presented during enrollment.
The score report must not be older than two years by August 1 of the year your degree course will start.
Please do not send the original TOEFL or IELTS score sheets to the university (also not via ETS).
Exemptions for the language requirements are only applicable for nationals or first-degree holders from the USA, the UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia.