The University is under the direction of the President. Following the principle of university autonomy, the Universität der Bundeswehr München is managed by its own constituents. The Framework Provisions For the Structure and Organization of the Universität der Bundeswehr München, issued in March 2000, considerably modernized the internal distribution of tasks. As an outcome of these reforms, the University’s autonomy was strengthened and its management structure altered. Two committees for overseeing academic matters were established: the Management Committee and the Extended University Administration. Both committees are chaired by the President of the Universität der Bundeswehr München.
The Senate is responsible for research matters and appointing university professors. The members of the University Council, founded in 2000, together with the members of the Senate form the Administrative Council. All committees have the right of initiative. They introduce new ideas and suggestions, thus contributing to a reform-oriented development of the University.