Excellence in
Management
Education

Welcome to WHU

WHU — Otto Beisheim School of Management is one of the best and most renowned German business schools, and enjoys an excellent international reputation. Its academic programs and continuing education formats offers a relevant training concept for executives at every stage of their careers.

WHU was founded in 1984 on the initiative of the Koblenz Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a university “by the business community for the business community,” and it has become a model for future-oriented research and teaching in the field of business economics. The university has placed highly in national and international rankings, coming in at number 18 in the 2012 Financial Times EMBA Ranking (best German university), number 5 in 2009 Wirtschaftswoche HR University Ranking (best private university), and taking 12th place in the 2012 Handelsblatt Research Ranking.

We at WHU have dedicated ourselves to the motto “Excellence in Management Education.” Our focus on quality, internationalism, and practical relevance guarantee excellent results in the three areas of our expertise: teaching, research, and the practical application of knowledge. This can be seen in our graduates’ professional success, in our faculty’s research results, and in our profitable collaboration with our business partners.

A particularly interesting expression of the proverbial “WHU Spirit” can be found in the intellectual, cultural, and social commitment of our students. In more than 20 student clubs, WHU students have organized their own research conferences, given theater performances, engaged with visiting exchange students, and initiated social aid projects, both in Vallendar, Germany and around the world.

Visit us and see for yourself. Come experience the unique “WHU Spirit” on our campus.

We look forward to seeing you.

Prof. Dr. Michael Frenkel, Rektor der WHU
Prof. Dr. Michael Frenkel, Rektor/Dean