Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Introduction

Ludwig-Maximilians-University or LMU, the University in the heart of Munich, forms the urban landscape and has campuses throughout the city. LMU Munich is one of the leading universities in Europe. Carrying on a tradition that goes back over 500 years, LMU offers challenging study programs and provides an ideal environment for top-level research. The LMU links academic excellence with urban quality of life and a unique recreational value for approximately 50,000 students.

With about 7,500 external students from more than 125 countries, the LMU is the academic home of most of the foreign students in Germany. 70 % of these students come from Europe, 20 % from Asia and 7 % from North and South America. All of these students, which come from abroad, contribute together with the international scientists to the diversity in the culture of the university.

LMU Munich has a long tradition as a top-level European research university, clearly demonstrated in its international character and its areas of academic cooperation from research to teaching and student exchange. The university was a founder member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), Venice International University (VIU), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Bavarian International Academic Centers. Within the European Union’s successful mobility and grant programs, LMU Munich takes part in ERASMUS student and lecturer exchange programs, Erasmus Mundus programs, and EU third-country projects.

LMU Munich also cooperates closely with numerous partner universities outside of EU programs. In total, LMU maintains faculty-based cooperation agreements with well over 400 partner universities worldwide which regulate areas from academic contacts and student exchanges to the design of joint degree programs. Collaborations and exchange activities at individual and chair level round off the close-knit international network. In addition, selected strategic research collaborations offer the opportunity for close contacts between institutions and for the establishment of new forms of cooperation. These are funded by the institutional strategy LMUexcellent and serve to underpin LMU Munich’s status at national and international level.

In geographic terms, LMU Munich’s strategy of internationalization observes traditional roots while pursuing current developments in the global academic world. The majority of its contacts and strategic initiatives are based in Europe, followed by North America and Asia. One outcome of this development is a new collaboration project with outstanding Chinese partner Universities, the LMU‑China Academic Network.

LMU Munich is the academic home of almost 7,000 international students from 125 countries, the largest number at any German university and the equivalent of 15 percent of LMU Munich’s student population. Three-quarters of these students come from Europe, 15 percent from Asia, and 6 percent from North and South America. Up to 1,000 students from partner universities enroll at LMU Munich as exchange students for a semester or year. In two junior year programs, around 70 students from North American partner universities spend their third year of studies in Munich, in addition to some 450 attendees of the Munich International Summer University (MISU).

Approximately 1,500 visiting fellows teach and research at LMU Munich, including 90 research fellows of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. LMU Munich’s Mobility Center and range of special services on offer plus the International Center for Science and Humanities in Munich (Internationales Begegnungszentrum der Wissenschaft München e.V., IBZ) also underline the university’s international commitment.

LMU Munich wins a significant volume of outside funding from its commitment to internationality in teaching and research. Apart from the university’s success in raising international third-party funds, many other fields offer funding opportunities which safeguard the competitive edge of its students, alumni, and academics for the future. DAAD alone contributes over four million euros per year in the form of grants to German and international students and international projects, as well as supporting grants to LMU Munich.

Home to approximately 1.5 million people, Munich is one of the world’s most friendly and vibrant cities. With its renowned museums and galleries, theater and festivals, art and ballet and music, including the world-class Bavarian State Opera and Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, it is not just the capital of Bavaria, but a major European cultural center. Its proximity to the Bavarian Alps and the variety of lakes, castles, and leisure activities in the surrounding countryside add to Munich’s uniqueness. It is indeed a city like no other!

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MSc Media, Management and Digital Technologies

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Germany Munich

The master's program "Media, Management and Digital Technologies" (MMT) deals with questions related to management and application of digital technologies in the context of the media and Internet industry. It is a consecutive four-semester Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree program that is fully taught in English and jointly offered by the Munich School of Management and the Institute for Informatics, both at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU). The program is completely funded by the initiative "Digitaler Campus Bayern" which is part of Bavaria's digitization strategy "BAYERN DIGITAL". [+]

The highly specialized and interdisciplinary master's degree program "Media, Management and Digital Technologies" (MMT) was created in order to train both future leaders and founders in the (digital) media industry that show a high level of expertise in the intersection between media, management and digital technologies. Therefore, the main goal is to attract highly talented and ambitious students from all over Europe and other parts of the world with a background in business, informatics respectively computer science or other integrated programs. The MMT master's program is a consecutive four-semester Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree program that is fully taught in English and which does not require German language skills. It is jointly offered by the Munich School of Management and the Institute for Informatics of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU). The program is completely funded by the initiative "Digitaler Campus Bayern" which is part of Bavaria's digitization strategy "BAYERN DIGITAL". In general, there are no tuition fees for participating in the MMT program. The MMT program: gives you the opportunity to pursue your master's degree at one of Europe's most renowned universities in a city with a very high living quality, offers students a unique and future-oriented course structure with highly relevant practical contents, is mostly held in small groups for maximized learning success, is taught by leading scientists and researchers in their field, permanently collaborates with well-known corporate partners of the media and Internet industry of Europe's prime digital media hub, provides its graduates numerous career perspectives in the media and Internet industry as well as other industries that extensively use digital technologies - but also as founders or in academia. The MMT master's program comprises four semesters (starting in winter semester on a yearly basis) in accordance with the general schedule of the LMU. Each semester accounts for 30 ECTS credit points, thus students have to acquire 120 ECTS credit points in total. The course structure consists of  five major building blocks: Business and Technology:  This block contains four specific courses that integrate both contents from business and informatics. All course formats are highly interactive and will be partly conducted as so called "project courses" in close collaboration with companies from the media and Internet industry. Media Business: The three courses of "Media Business" address media-related topics from a business perspective. The courses "Digital Products and Services" and "Electronic Markets" will be taken together with students from other master's program at Munich School of Management. Media Technologies:   This block comprises two lectures that are offered by the Institute for Informatics and which address media-related issues from a technological perspective. Again, parts of this lectures will be taken together with students from other master's program at the Institute for Informatics. Electives:   Students of the MMT program have the opportunity to elect (advanced) courses from both business and informatics according to their preferences and interests. For this reason, a broad catalogue of courses is provided by both faculties. Each student must acquire in total 18 ECTS credit points, thereof at least 6 credit points in each discipline. Finale Module:   During their 4th semester, students of the MMT program are required to write their master thesis about a relevant topic at one of the participating institutes respectively chairs from the Munich School of Management or the Institute for Informatics. Candidates need to demonstrate a completed bachelor's degree in either business administration with a minor in informatics or in informatics with a minor in business administration. Graduates of integrated programs like media informatics or information systems are also highly invited to apply for the program. Additionally, applicants need to prove very good English language skills. Knowledge of the German language is no prerequisite. We provide you the opportunity to apply for the MMT program on a yearly basis. An application is possible from 1st February to 15th May of the year in which you would like to commence your studies. [-]

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München 80539, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 0