||For more than 40 years, Maharishi University of Management (MUM) has pioneered a new approach to learning, called Consciousness-Based education, which supplies a missing element to education.
All students and faculty at MUM practice the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique. This simple technique offers remarkable benefits for education, as extensive research shows — integrated brain functioning, increased creativity and intelligence, reduced stress, improved learning ability, improved academic performance (GPA), improved ability to focus, improved health, and many more.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, MUM offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in a variety of traditional fields, including Business, Media and Communications, Art, Literature, Education, and Computer Science. MUM has developed some exciting new disciplines as well, including Sustainable Living and Maharishi Vedic Science.
Students also study each subject in light of fundamental principles of their own consciousness. These are universal principles of life that enable students to see the unity among all fields of knowledge and the connection between knowledge and their own self.
Education until now has been information-based. At MUM we go beyond acquiring information by developing consciousness and brain functioning.
Multicultural Student Body
MUM features a highly diverse, multicultural student body, with an average of 85 countries every year. Students develop friendships that reach across international borders.
The Block System
Students take one full-time course per month. This allows them to immerse themselves in a field of study without the stress of 3-4 other classes at the same time. The 3 ½-day break between each academic block gives students time for rest and recreation throughout the year.
Respect For All Traditions
We at the University respect all traditions of knowledge. Every form of meditation and approach to personal development will produce some change in brain functioning (for research on TM compared to other meditation techniques, click here). But MUM is founded upon the unique approach of Consciousness-Based Education: practice of the TM technique along with the intellectual understanding of consciousness and higher states of consciousness that Maharishi has put forward in his Science of Consciousness.
We encourage anyone interested in learning more about MUM to contact us. We are happy to answer all your questions, and we encourage everyone to attend a Visitors Weekend, which are always fun and informative. Travel scholarships are available.