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Student life at WHU

The WHU spirit is a term you may have already come across, and it is certainly one you'll hear again once you're on campus. Student life at WHU isn't just about studying - in their free time, our students enthusiastically pursue a wide range of extracurricular activities, making campus an exciting place to be no matter what your interests are.

Two campuses – One WHU

WHU’s goal of providing new direction to German business and management education is spread across two locations, Vallendar and Düsseldorf. Our Bachelor (BSc), Master (MSc), Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA, and Doctoral programs take place in Vallendar, while our Full-Time MBA, Part-Time MBA, and Executive Education programs are held in Düsseldorf.

1989 Students

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59 Faculty members

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220 Partner universities

WHU Campus Vallendar – Future meets heritage

Vallendar is located in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. With its castles, historic towns, and towering vineyards, this section has been awarded UNESCO world heritage site status. Major cities are dotted along the banks, and Koblenz marks the meeting of the rivers Rhine and Moselle. Perfectly placed, Vallendar and its surrounding area offer plenty to see and do.

WHU Campus Düsseldorf – An international hotspot

Düsseldorf is the capital of the state North Rhine-Westphalia and is located on the banks of the river Rhine. Its 600,000 inhabitants make Düsseldorf a vibrant and international city in which to live, study, and work.

Diversity at WHU – A safe space for everyone

Diversity at WHU is a student-group concerned with bringing diversity- and LGBT-related topics into daily campus life. The group interacts as an intermediary to allow an exchange of personal experiences. We want you to feel welcome at WHU and be encouraged to be yourself. Everyone is equally welcome to join all events and get-togethers, and to bring in their perspective on diversity-related topics.

The wide range of student clubs at WHU

Student life at WHU is not just about studying. In their free time, our students enthusiastically pursue a wide range of extracurricular activities, making campus an exciting place to be. Whether you love sports, the theater, music, entrepreneurship, the community, debating, or wine tasting, there is something for everyone.

Take a look at our full list of student clubs to discover just how diverse student life at WHU is.

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Student clubs

Campus for Finance
WHU New Year's Conference
The WHU New Year's Conference is an international finance conference that engages students, academics, corporate representatives and politicians in the discussion of contemporary topics.
Diversity at WHU
Diversity and Equal Rights
Diversity at WHU is a student-group concerned with bringing diversity- and LGBT-related topics into daily campus life. The group interacts as an intermediary to allow an exchange of personal experiences.
WHU Founders' Conference
Established as Europe's premier student-led founders' conference, our annual event unites experienced founders, vcs, investors as well as ambitious students for the interactive exchange of ideas and experiences.
The WHU Impact Summit
SensAbility is Europe's largest student-organised, non-profit conference on social and sustainable business. The name is derived from the words "sense" (perception) and "ability" (ability to achieve something in particular) and once again emphasises the aim of sensitising people and companies to social issues and thus motivating them to act sustainably.
WHU Euromasters
Europe’s biggest sports event for Business Schools
We combine sports competitions, legendary theme parties and a great opportunity for getting in touch with company representatives supporting the event.
WHU Studenten Helfen e.V.
WHU Students Help
WHU Studenten Helfen e.V. intends to give something back to the community, e.g. via collecting donations at the annual charity concert and doing regular projects concerning the community in Vallendar.

WHU Library

The WHU library offers an excellent research infrastructure to academics and students of WHU on a 24/7 basis with more than 35,000 books, journals, and databases. The library's reading room offers a quiet atmosphere for studying newspapers or for concentrating on a specific academic publication. 

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Bachelor in International Business Administration
Three unforgettable years. Two internships. One semester abroad. Small classes, big topics. And a large WHU family for life.
Bachelor in Business Psychology
How can you successfully manage and motivate people? The same broad look at business. A different focus. For the people-centric leader in you.
Master in Management
Here is the next stepping stone toward a successful career in business leadership.
Master in Finance
Set the stage for your career in finance.
Master in Entrepreneurship
Determined. Compassionate. Open-minded. Do you fit the mold?
Master in International Business
Our Master in International Business is your gateway to global success. Open for candidates from all fields of study!
Master in Business Analytics
Secure your future in our ever more data-driven world. Spot opportunities and gain a strategic edge.
Part-Time Master in Management
Fit your studies around your job. Prepare your future success by studying for our Part-Time Master in Management.
Full-Time MBA
Live and grow alongside like-minded peers in a global center of commerce and culture.
Part-Time MBA
Gain everything you need to reach the next level. At times that fit your schedule.
Global Online MBA
Study for an MBA at a leading business school. From anywhere in the world.
Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program
Discover local expertise, connect with high-caliber professionals, and explore new markets with the largest and most immersive global Executive EMBA network.
Open Programs
Want a new challenge? Develop yourself professionally and personally for your next career step.
Customized Programs
Customized programs for companies. Tailored to your Strategy. Developed with you.
Doctoral Program
Experience cutting-edge research at one of the most prominent research establishments in the field of business and economics.
Exchange Program for Bachelor/Master students
Discover an experience of a lifetime, both personally and academically. Spend a semester abroad at Germany’s top business school.
Exchange Program for MBA students
Spend a semester abroad at Germany’s top business school. A unique experience in the heart of Europe.
Bachelor European Summer Program
A compact 3-week course at our welcoming Campus Vallendar offering you insights into international business in Europe.
MBA European Summer Program
Combining academic excellence and exciting cultural experience, we offer MBA students of our partner schools a two-week course on international business in Europe.
Online Bachelor European Summer Program
Our short-term online program is specifically designed for undergraduate business students from Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Online MBA European Summer Program
A two-week course on that is specifically designed for MBA students from our partner schools in their second year, who are interested in International Business, Finance, and Corporate Strategy.
Customized European Programs
Specifically designed to be integrated into the BBA, MBA, or Executive MBA programs of our non-European partner schools, and are tailor-made to suit their needs and curriculum.