The Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM) offers highly talented students the international and interdisciplinary graduate program 'Technology Management'.
At CDTM, students benefit from the interdisciplinary curriculum of two leading universities. They learn to work in a cross-functional, international, highly-motivated environment and gain qualifications that are beyond the classical education at public universities.
CDTM aims to prepare participants for future leadership-positions in the disciplinary field of high-tech and management. Education at CDTM is characterized by interactivity, team orientation, a high level of practical experience, the integration of research, a collaborative learning community, an intensive individual mentoring and a philosophy of entrepreneurship, responsibility and self-dependence.
The educational principles at CDTM are dominated by cross functional learning on a global perspective. High-tech management means integrating business and technology. Students work in interdisciplinary teams to communicate efficiently in a cross functional way, learning to understand different dimension of an issue, integrating them into their analysis. Cooperating and competing globally is crucial in high-tech management, therefore students develop intercultural competences through working in English and going abroad.
Building on the strengths of both universities, CDTM provides highly qualified and ambitious students with an excellent academic education in the field of technology and management. With its graduate program Technology Management CDTM combines the following foci:
- Interdisciplinarity -> an interdisciplinary approach in the interface of business administration, electrical engineering and computer science
- Internationality -> a strong international character
- Entrepreneurship -> a philosophy of entrepreneurship
- Practical Experience -> the integration of theory and practice
- Leadership -> an excellent preparation of students for leadership positions
As a research institution, CDTM closely cooperates with the industry, concentrating on the TIME-sector (Telecommunication, Information Technology, Media, Entertainment).
The Center for Digital Technology and Management is closely connected to the public university system in Munich. Three faculties of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the Technische Universität München build the basis for CDTM, the Munich School of Management, the Department of Informatics, and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. It can hence tap onto an excellent infrastructure for research and education, which increases the attractiveness of the program and facilitates innovation within the existing university system.
The public universities constitute a useful basis for CDTM, because they are socially anchored and well equipped to prepare young academics for their professional life. Bundling these resources and with the close connection to industry, CDTM can easily compete with private and international institutions, increasing the attractiveness to study at a public university.
Several professors from TUM and LMU constitute the supervisory board. CDTM's operative business is run by the Management Team consisting of the Scientific Directors, the CDTM Core Team and the Administration Office. CDTM understands the importance of student participation and responsibility for the organization. Therefore students are highly involved and participate intensively in the ongoing business of CDTM.
Learn more about specific research fields and backgrounds of CDTM Board Professors.
Founded in 1472 by the Bavarian duke Ludwig der Reiche in Ingolstadt, the LMU has been one of the most important universities of Germany throughout its history. Since 1826, when King Ludwig I took the academic establishment to Munich, it has been shaping the academic life of the Bavarian capital. Today its 18 faculties and more than 120 study programs offer an extraordinarily broad set of choices and thus a unique flexibility for 48 000 students.
The LMU has a strong tradition in research and internationally enjoys an outstanding reputation. Not only young Germans choose the university as an important stepping stone for their career: 16 percent of the students come from abroad, shaping the university life in the beautiful city of Munich. The different departments of the LMU are located on more than 50 sites in and around the Bavarian capital. The university's School of Management is connected with CDTM.
The TUM, a worldwide accredited university with 12 faculties, 480 professors, and nearly 20 000 students builds on a rich history of more than 130 years in research and education. It was founded in 1868 by the Bavarian king Ludwig II, and has generated many Nobel Prize winners and famous engineers such as Rudolf Diesel or Willy Messerschmitt. Their innovations document the outstanding role of the Technische Universität München among German engineering schools.
The institutes of the TUM are situated in Munich, in Garching, and in Freising-Weihenstephan. In total, about 100 study programs with different degree options are offered at the TUM. According to the motto "At home in Bavaria, successful in the world", the university maintains close scientific cooperations with national and international companies and academic institutions. 18 percent of its students come from abroad. The Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology are connected with CDTM.
- CDTM was first created as a joint initiative in cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge (M.I.T), U.S.A.
- Focus on the interface of technology and management with respect to the regional strengths
- CDTM expands through the entrepreneurially-oriented activities of students, executives and professors. The financial support is provided by sponsors
- CDTM becomes a joint institute of the Munich universities LMU and TUM (Departments for Business Administration, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering)
- Applied research on wireless technologies
- Every year, CDTM educates 50 students from different departments
- Incorporation of the CDTM graduate program Technology Management into the Elite Network of Bavaria (ENB)
- CDTM graduate program Technology Management successfully completed the prolongation process and receives another five year funding by the Elite Network of Bavaria (ENB)
The ENB was launched by the Bavarian State Government in fall of 2004, including ten elite graduate programs and five international doctoral programs, to provide higher education for very talented students and next-generation research scientists. Due to its excellent education, its innovative course formats, and its international character, Technology Management was chosen from 104 applications to be one of the first 15 study programs supported by the ENB.
Students within the ENB network are individually tutored and educated by nationally and internationally renowned professors and staff at Bavarian universities, which have entered into a network of partnerships with each other and with international top-notch institutions to create the best possible academic environment.
For CDTM, the acknowledgment by the ENB represents an important step towards the enduring development of the degree program.
Internationality is a paramount factor that shapes the everyday life at CDTM. A manifold network between students, industry executives, researchers and partner universities opens up manifold possibilities.
Internationality is one of the key values at CDTM. Therefore, we develop innovative teaching concepts that let students experience challenges of an interactive work setting. Since many years, CDTM offers a joint seminar with the University of California, Berkeley. By video conferencing, German and American students share national perspectives and research focuses in the field of converging media with each other. Projects are managed together, bridging different time zones and acting "live" within authentic conditions.
The TIME (Telecommunication, Information Technology, Media, Entertainment) industry no longer is a local market - It operates on a worldwide basis. Therefore, it is crucial to generate and reflect research findings in an international setting. As a consequence, CDTM is involved in international research projects, like a study about opportunities for wireless technologies in the healthcare industry, carried out together with partner universities in Japan, Finland, and the U.S. In addition, it regularly organizes meetings, e.g. the "Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference" (MoMuC) in 2003.