Innovative Entrepreneurs - Leadership of High-Tech Organizations (Gründung und Führung von wachstumsorientierten Unternehmen)

Module WI000285

This Module is offered by TUM School of Management.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

WI000285 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level und Master’s level which is offered every semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h 30 h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


The event is designed to provide a basic understanding of the creation and management of growth-oriented companies to students, scientists and doctoral students at the TUM. Outstanding founders, entrepreneurs and managers, covering a wide range of industries, make the participants familiar with different topics of the economy and the entrepreneurial life.

Learning Outcome

After participating in the module, the student is able to: - recognize opportunities and understand business concepts - understand the foundation and leading of growth-oriented companies - understand innovation management - understand entrepreneurial lifestyle - understand entrepreneurial networks and their use at the TUM campus - deploy the dialogue with entrepreneurial persons.


- knowledge: no explicit requirements - abilities: recognising opportunities - skills: openness, self-initiative

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Innovative Unternehmer - Führung von High-Tech Unternehmen Donnerstag, 17:30–19:00
sowie einzelne oder verschobene Termine

Learning and Teaching Methods

The course gives an introduction to the topic of entrepreneurship and consists of guest lectures on selected topics. Founders, representatives of SMEs and managers report on their business practice and flesh out certain aspects, such as: 1. The entrepreneurial ecosystem 2. Founding of companies for students and scientists 3. How to develop an idea into a market-ready product 4. Financing and VC - venture capital for start-ups 5. Corporate growth 6. Creating and managing an entrepreneurial culture 7. Strategic business management 8. Innovation management 9. Corporate finance 10. Business succession


- lecture slides available to download from - Lecturnity - lecture notes - Intranet discussion forum - glossary of basic economic concepts


We recommend further reading: - Businessplan-Wettbewerb Nordbayern (2002): Handbuch Businessplan-Erstellung (5th, rev. ed.), Nürnberg. - Coenenberg, Adolf G., Salfeld, Rainer (2007): Wertorientierte Unternehmensführung. Vom Strategieentwurf zur Implementierung (2nd ed.). Schäffer-Poeschel, Stuttgart. - Hauschildt, Jürgen (2007): Innovationsmanagement (4., rev. ed.). Franz Vahlen GmbH, München. - Huff, Anne (2008): Strategic Management. Wiley & Sons. - ifex Initiative für Existenzgründungen und Unternehmensnachfolge des Landesgewerbeamts Baden-Württemberg (Hrsg.) (2002): Auf der Suche nach Beteiligungskapital. Ein Kurzleitfaden (3rd ed.). Stuttgart. - Kollmann, Tobias (Hrsg.) (2005): Gabler Kompakt-Lexikon Unternehmensgründung. Dr. Th. Gabler/GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden. - Schönenberger, Helmut (2006): Kommunikation von Unternehmertum. Eine explorative Untersuchung im universitären Umfeld. Deutscher Universitätsverlag, Wiesbaden.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

1. Compulsory attendance: The participant perceives a certain minimum number of appointments. 2. Three posts on the Intranet discussion forum: The participant provides posts for the guest lectures in the online discussion forum. 3. Passing the written exam: The participant passes the written examination.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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