The Orientation Week, focusing on “The Role of the General Manager” started on schedule with 54 managers, continuing a successful trend of attracting an increasing number of qualified executives to the Program - despite the recent tendency of fewer MBA candidates enrolling in Programs worldwide.
Professor Michael Frenkel, Dean of WHU, greeted the new Program participants, emphasizing the importance of responsibility for leaders of today. “The challenge, as a manager, is to succeed in both business and in society. This can only be achieved when we lead with passion, innovative thinking and respect for others.” The Dean went on to say that the new participants can expect to obtain a solid know-how, a strong skill-set, deepened values, and a network of acquaintances and friends over the next two years during this rigorous, but rewarding, journey.
In his overview, Professor Jürgen Weigand, Academic Director of the MBA Programs, WHU, emphasized the importance to participants in engaging in dialogue with fellow Kellogg-WHU candidates and professors, as well as taking full advantage of coaching opportunities which accompanies all candidates through the two-year Program, and encourages one to reflect and develop personally. “Leadership doesn’t only mean to lead others well and responsibly, but also, to lead oneself and let oneself be led.”
"We are especially pleased that our international Program has gained tremendous recognition, and that we were able to greatly increase the number of participants,” says Hanne Forssbohm, Senior Program Manager. According to Forssbohm, the entering class once again exemplifies high diversity, originating from 19 countries, various industrial and academic backgrounds, and demonstrating different professional expertise. We heartily welcome the Kellogg-WHU EMBA Class of 2013!