Curriculum Description

Your Curriculum Structure

The MME-TIME program offers you a profound management education accompanied by a selected set of elective courses on the latest developments in state-of-the-art technologies. The distance learning program consists of four key building blocks, which you may customize to design your individual profile.

TIME Essentials (30 credit points to be completed in semester 1): The TIME Essentials comprise six required courses that enable you to understand the managerial aspects of conceiving, developing and commercializing technological innovations. This includes a team project that allows you to put your learning into practice. Our online learning platform enables you to interact and engage with your peers across geographical distance and time zones.

Management Electives (20-25 credit points to be completed in semesters 2 and 3): You can select four or five out of seven management electives with two each allocated to the three specializations: “Technology Manager,” “Technology Marketer” and “Technology Entrepreneur.” The remaining management elective, the Cambridge Ecosystem Practicum, brings you to the University of Cambridge for a week to explore a world-leading technology ecosystem first-hand.

Technology Electives (15-20 credit points to be completed in semesters 2 and 3): To dive deeply into selected technology fields, you can select three to four courses from a carefully selected set of technology electives. The full portfolio including the residential technology electives can be categorized into eight technology fields: laser technologies, production technologies, robotic technologies, information technologies, human technologies, sustainable water technologies, sustainable energy technologies and material technologies.

Master Thesis (20 credit points to be completed in semester 3): By writing a Master Thesis at the end of the program, you demonstrate your ability to solve a managerial or technological challenge using the knowledge acquired during the program and the methods of scientific inquiry.

German Language Courses: Learning another language is an important asset in becoming a successful manager and a global citizen. German language skills will prove helpful for establishing business relationships with well-known German companies. As part of the program, we therefore offer you a voucher to complete an intensive German language course with an institution of your choice (you’re your local Goethe Institute).

Your Course Portfolio

The MME-TIME comprises a broad set of management and engineering courses, only six of which are required. The broad set of electives 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. Explore our course Portfolio for a flavor of what you will learn in the MME-TIME program:

Design Thinking
Professor Dr. Carmen Leicht-Scholten
Professor Dr. Carmen Leicht-Scholten
Students gain knowledge regarding the diversity issue, get to know a participatory approach using the example of Design Thinking and learn with the help of the participatory approach to integrate social reality in technical issues.
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Design Thinking
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Professor Dr. Carmen Leicht-Scholten
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Winter term
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Cambridge Ecosystem Practicum
Professor Michael Barrett, PhD
Professor Michael Barrett, PhD
Students gain analytical skills on the strategic development of disruptive digital technologies, knowledge brokering opportunities for developing innovation across different ecosystems, and critical skills for managing project teams
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Cambridge Ecosystem Practicum
Instructor:
Professor Michael Barrett, PhD
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English
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Summer term
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Entrepreneurial Marketing and Finance
Professor Dr. Malte Brettel
Professor Dr. Malte Brettel
Students with entrepreneurial ambitions will be enabled to start their own company after university.
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Entrepreneurial Marketing and Finance
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Professor Dr. Malte Brettel
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English
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Summer term
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Start-Up and Growth Management
Professor Dr. Malte Brettel
Professor Dr. Malte Brettel
Students get to understand basic theoretical concepts of entrepreneurial research and be able to apply them in a practical context
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Start-Up and Growth Management
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Professor Dr. Malte Brettel
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English
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Summer term
Block Course
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Managing the Innovation Process
Professor Dr. Frank Thomas Piller
Professor Dr. Frank Thomas Piller
Students gain theoretical and practical knowledge in innovation management as preparation for interdisciplinary leadership roles.
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Managing the Innovation Process
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Professor Dr. Frank Thomas Piller
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English
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Summer term
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Strategic Technology Management
Professor Torsten-Oliver Salge, PhD
Professor Torsten-Oliver Salge, PhD
The course module imparts theoretical and practical knowledge in technology and innovation management as preparation for interdisciplinary leadership roles in research and development (R&D) and beyond
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Strategic Technology Management
Instructor:
Professor Torsten-Oliver Salge, PhD
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English
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Summer term
Block Course
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B2B Marketing
Professor Dr. Stefanie Paluch
Professor Dr. Stefanie Paluch
This module provides advanced students insights about specifics marketing aspects of industrial goods and services for business customers. In addition to fundamental aspects of B2B Marketing (e.g. organizational buying behaviour), more recent developments - such as B2B communication via social media - will be covered.
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B2B Marketing
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Professor Dr. Stefanie Paluch
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English
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Summer term
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Service and Technology Marketing
Professor Dr. Stefanie Paluch
Professor Dr. Stefanie Paluch
The course focuses on the challenges of managing and marketing high-tech products and services. The attraction, retention, and building of strong customer relationships through quality service and innovative technologies are at the heart of the course content.
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Service and Technology Marketing
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Professor Dr. Stefanie Paluch
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English
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Advanced Topics in Management I
Students can choose free management electives worth up to 5 ECTS from RWTH Aachen University, MIT Professional Education, other universities or high quality online offerings such as edX. A formal request needs to be presented to the examination board before the start of the respective course. Potential additional fees are not included in the regular tuition fee.
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Advanced Topics in Management I
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Deutsch/Englisch
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Winter or Summer term
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Professor Dr. Malte Brettel
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Advanced Topics in Management II
Students can choose free management electives worth up to 5 ECTS from RWTH Aachen University, MIT Professional Education, other universities or high quality online offerings such as edX. A formal request needs to be presented to the examination board before the start of the respective course. Potential additional fees are not included in the regular tuition fee
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Advanced Topics in Management II
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Deutsch/Englisch
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Winter or Summer term
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Engineering, Culture and Society
Professor Dr. Carmen Leicht-Scholten
Professor Dr. Carmen Leicht-Scholten
The course aims on the reflection and analyses of engineering processes, practices, and cultures. It wants to enable students to expand their perspectives and to apply new approaches of gender and diversity within their future work
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Engineering, Culture and Society
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Professor Dr. Carmen Leicht-Scholten
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English
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Summer term
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Flood RIsk Management
Professor Dr. Heribert  Nacken
Professor Dr. Heribert  Nacken
Students know and understand the various phases and processes of flood prevention and the foundations of risk management.
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Flood RIsk Management
Instructor:
Professor Dr. Heribert  Nacken
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English
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Winter term
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Geographic Information Systems in Water and Energy Management
Professor Dr. Heribert  Nacken
Professor Dr. Heribert  Nacken
Students learn to solve specific engineering tasks using the tools of geographic information systems and databases.
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Geographic Information Systems in Water and Energy Management
Instructor:
Professor Dr. Heribert  Nacken
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English
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Summer term
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Global Changes and Sustainable Development
Professor Dr. Heribert  Nacken
Professor Dr. Heribert  Nacken
Students acquire knowledge to understand and address global challenges of humanity, e.g. links between sustainable development, global environmental change and human wellbeing.
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Global Changes and Sustainable Development
Instructor:
Professor Dr. Heribert  Nacken
Language:
English
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Summer term
Block Course
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Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics
Professor Dr. Alexander Mertens
Professor Dr. Alexander Mertens
Students get to know and understand the essentials of work science covering technical, organizational and personnel aspects
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Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics
Instructor:
Professor Dr. Alexander Mertens
Language:
English
Timing:
Winter term
Block Course
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Industrial Logistics
Professor Dr. Günther  Schuh
Professor Dr. Günther  Schuh
Students get familiar with the objectives and tasks of industrial logistics and the main aspects of industrial logistics from organisational involvement to logistics controlling.
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Industrial Logistics
Instructor:
Professor Dr. Günther  Schuh
Language:
English
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Summer term
Block Course
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Machine Tools
Professor Dr. Christian  Brecher
Professor Dr. Christian  Brecher
Students gain insights about the most important types of production machinery and understand their properties and their most relevant parameters as well as the general context
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Machine Tools
Instructor:
Professor Dr. Christian  Brecher
Language:
English
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Winter term
Block Course
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Manufacturing Technology II
Professor Dr. Fritz  Klocke
Professor Dr. Fritz  Klocke
Students possess comprehensive knowledge of forming and reforming processes.
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Manufacturing Technology II
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Professor Dr. Fritz  Klocke
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English
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Summer term
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Principles of Manufacturing Technology
Professor Dr. Fritz  Klocke
Professor Dr. Fritz  Klocke
Students gain an overview on manufacturing technologies, know and understand the principles of cutting, forming, material removal and additive manufacturing
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Principles of Manufacturing Technology
Instructor:
Professor Dr. Fritz  Klocke
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English
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Winter term
Block Course
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Principles of Power Electronics
Professor Dr. Rik W. De Doncker
Professor Dr. Rik W. De Doncker
Students will understand topologies for power electronic applications along with the working principle of different power converters.
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Principles of Power Electronics
Instructor:
Professor Dr. Rik W. De Doncker
Language:
English
Timing:
Winter term
Block Course
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Principles of Robotic Engineering
Professor Dr. Sabina  Jeschke
Professor Dr. Sabina  Jeschke
Students gain the basic knowledge about industrial robotics (stationary and mobile) and their integration in a modern production environment.
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Principles of Robotic Engineering
Instructor:
Professor Dr. Sabina  Jeschke
Language:
English
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Winter term
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Production Management A
Professor Dr. Günther  Schuh
Professor Dr. Günther  Schuh
Students will gain knowledge which topics have to be considered in this context and how they gained knowledge can be transferred to daily business of a company. For the purposes of manufacturing engineering, Students know the following tasks that have to be carried out.
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Production Management A
Instructor:
Professor Dr. Günther  Schuh
Language:
English
Timing:
Winter term
Block Course
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Quality Management
Professor Dr. Robert Schmitt
Professor Dr. Robert Schmitt
Markets and manufacturing conditions are frequently changing. This imposes the necessity of long-range and intensive planning in enterprises of the manufacturing industry, as only early accommodation of actual conditions guarantees competitiveness. Students will gain knowledge which topics have to be considered in this context and how they gained knowledge can be transferred to daily business of a company
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Quality Management
Instructor:
Professor Dr. Robert Schmitt
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English
Timing:
Winter term
Block Course
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Wastewater Treatment
Professor Dr. Johannes  Pinnekamp
Professor Dr. Johannes  Pinnekamp
Students gain theoretical and practical knowledge in wastewater treatment.
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Wastewater Treatment
Instructor:
Professor Dr. Johannes  Pinnekamp
Language:
English
Timing:
Winter term
Block Course
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Aachen Innovation Project
Professor Dr. Frank Thomas Piller
Professor Dr. Frank Thomas Piller
The course module imparts practical knowledge in assessing the individual capacity to innovate as preparation for interdisciplinary leadership roles.
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Aachen Innovation Project
Instructor:
Professor Dr. Frank Thomas Piller
Language:
English
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Winter or Summer term
Block Course
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Digital Transformation and Information Systems Management
Professor Michael Barrett, PhD
Professor Michael Barrett, PhD
Students gain knowledge and critical thinking on how the innovative use of digital technologies can transform the enterprise requiring new approaches to IS management.
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Digital Transformation and Information Systems Management
Instructor:
Professor Michael Barrett, PhD
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English
Timing:
Winter term
Block Course
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Entrepreneurial Management
Professor Dr. Malte Brettel
Professor Dr. Malte Brettel
Students better recognize and deal with disruptive trends and developments to then leverage them when starting a new venture
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Entrepreneurial Management
Instructor:
Professor Dr. Malte Brettel
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Winter term
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Marketing Management
WENZEL_D
Students gain theoretical and practical knowledge in marketing as preparation for interdisciplinary leadership roles.
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Marketing Management
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Winter term
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Technology and Innovation Management
WENZEL_D
The course module imparts theoretical and practical knowledge in technology and innovation management as preparation for interdisciplinary leadership roles.
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Technology and Innovation Management
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WENZEL_D
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Strategic Management
Salge_TO
Students gain conceptual and practical knowledge about strategic management in preparation of their future leadership roles at the interface of management and technology.
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Strategic Management
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Salge_TO
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Digital Work: Challenges and Solutions
Lang_J
Students gain the basic knowledge about health oriented workplace design and learn to apply the acquired methods in digital job settings.
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Digital Work: Challenges and Solutions
Instructor:
Lang_J
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English
Timing:
Summer term
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Principles of Plastics Technologies
Hopmann_C
The course introduces basic knowledge about all relevant knowledge and technologies for designing and manufacturing of plastic parts
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Principles of Plastics Technologies
Instructor:
Hopmann_C
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English
Timing:
Summer term
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Principles of Laser Technologies
Poprawe_R
Students get to know functional principle of laser and its components.
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Principles of Laser Technologies
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Poprawe_R
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Timing:
Summer term
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Principles of Data Mining
Professor Dr. Richard Weber
Professor Dr. Richard Weber
Student will understand the potential of social network analysis (SNA) in different areas, such as e.g. business or organized crime
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Principles of Data Mining
Instructor:
Professor Dr. Richard Weber
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English
Timing:
Summer term
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Your Flexible Schedule For 24/7 Learning

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 complete most courses from your home location and enjoy a special introductory course during your residential intake-week on campus in Aachen. In addition, a second residential week will take place at the end of the first semester that brings you to the University of Cambridge to join the Cambridge Ecosystem Practicum.

 

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. This will allow you to remain flexible during your studies and get the most out 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 coordinator 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.