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Full-Time MBA Program Curriculum

The Full-Time MBA program starts at the beginning of April. In the first weeks students can attend preparation courses, in which participants are able to refresh their knowledge of mathematics and statistics and start learning German. The 15-month program ends with the submission of the final thesis in June of the following year. Graduation exercises will be held in fall.

The Full-Time MBA program period is split into modules. Participants provide proof of their knowledge during the study program in the form of case solutions, project work, presentations and of written exams.

Within the General Management Full-Time MBA Program, students may deepen their knowledge in the fields of

  • Marketing & Sales
  • Advanced Finance & Accounting
  • Operations, Innovation & Entrepreneurship 
  • Strategy & Organization
  • Personal Leadership (compulsory)

During the concentrations module, students have to choose 9 courses out of the approx. 25 concentration courses offered. Participants have to select 2 courses from all fields and may focus on one concentration by selecting the ninth course.

Personal Leadership

The part Personal Leadership in the concentrations module of the MBA Program is mandatory for all students. It includes classes and a company project focusing on Leadership and Personal Development. Besides our WHU faculty members and lecturers from our partner universities, expert business managers will relate to the leadership subject based on their own professional experience. 

International Management Module

The International Management Module exposes the participants of the MBA Program to the challenge of international management. During the international module the participants learn about business opportunities and management challenges in North America, China and India. The study tours are hosted by renowned partners in the respective region. The program consists of lectures delivered by senior faculty members of our partner universities, company visits and a group project.

You can download an overview of the MBA Program Structure here.

Corporate Sponsors

“WHU is a great example of providing highest quality education and attracting talent from around the globe for its post experience programs. During our regular joint events – on campus in Vallendar as well as during field trips of the different MBA groups to both our Düsseldorf Corporate Headquarters and our Asia Pacific head office in Shanghai – my leadership team and I are always impressed by the rich and challenging dialogue with WHU MBAs. Their passion to learn and grow makes them stand out from the crowd.”

Bertrand Conquéret
Corporate Senior Vice President and Head of Global Purchasing, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

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“The WHU has built a great reputation for providing the highest quality education.
The 15-month MBA Program at WHU will be the right program for highly qualified young managers who have a passion to learn and grow.”

Philipp Justus
Senior Vice President and General Management,
U.S. Auctions Business, eBay Inc.