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Located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Campus Vallendar nestles in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a 65km stretch of the River Rhine. Teeming with historic towns, fairytale castles, and towering vineyards, Vallendar and its immediate surrounds offer plenty to see and do.

Vallendar has a diverse and international student population of approximately 1300 registered students. All accommodation is available within walking distance to the main campus, whether in halls of residence, private apartments, or houses. Students are able to access campus buildings and study rooms 24/7, which are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. The town itself boasts excellent transport connections by either road or rail, and visitors are able to access the larger cities and airports of Cologne and Frankfurt within an hour.

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Facts & figures

1,496 Registered students in Vallendar
50 Faculty members in Vallendar
8,808 Residents in Vallendar

Study programs at Campus Vallendar - High quality and top-ranking

Offering academic possibilities for all study levels and backgrounds, the study programs at WHU Vallendar provide the next step in personal and intellectual development. Our student body is a vibrant mix of nationalities, experience, and opinions, with a shared goal of academic excellence.

Bachelor in Business Administration
Bachelor in Business Administration
From innovation to sustainability, data analysis to intercultural competence. Over three unforgettable years. Two internships. One semester abroad. For whatever business leader you want to be.
Bachelor in Business Psychology
Bachelor in Business Psychology
Why do people behave the way they do? How can you successfuly manage, motivate and move them? The same 3-2-1. The same broad look at business. A different focus. For the people-centric leader in you.
Master in Management
Master in Management
A global top-ranked program providing the skills and knowledge for a wide range of careers.
Master in Finance
Master in Finance
A comprehensive program tailored to help you succeed across different financial landscapes.
Master in Entrepreneurship
Master in Entrepreneurship
A program designed to foster your innovative spirit, found a start-up, or manage a family business.
Master in International Business
Master in International Business
The Master in International Business (MiB) opens the door to a global mindset needed for a career in management working with international teams. The program blends academic excellence with practical applications, allowing you to explore theory in the context of real-life cases.
Master in Business Analytics
Master in Business Analytics
Secure your future in our ever more data-driven world. From customer insights and pricing to supply chain and tech innovation, we will show you how to spot opportunities and gain a stretegic edge.
Part-Time Master in Management
Part-Time Master in Management
Our 17-month Part-Time Master in Management is a tailor-made program for high-potential employees, who wish to maximize their impact in business by pursuing a Master degree. The program allows you to study in parallel to your current employment.
Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA
Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA
A career-transforming program created purely for executives and powered by the global brands of Kellogg and WHU.
Doctoral Program
Doctoral Program
Nurturing ambitious researchers with a focus on cutting-edge advancements in business and economics.
Exchange Programs
Exchange Programs
Welcoming students from around the globe to experience German culture whilst continuing their studies.

Castles, Cities, and Nature - Vallendar and the Middle Rhine Valley

Perfectly located and breathtakingly scenic, Vallendar and the Middle Rhine Valley offer a wealth of activities throughout the year. Enjoy panoramic hikes and cycle routes, take romantic river cruises, visit nearby outdoor swimming pools, or relax at the sauna – there is something for everybody. Numerous historic castles are scattered throughout the area, with 40 punctuating the Rhine Gorge hilltops ready for history lovers to explore. While international world travelers will find that strong transport connections provide a host of possibilities with major European destinations such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Prague easily accessible by road, rail or air.

Vallendar and surroundings

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Vallendar
Explore the historic town of Vallendar lying directly on the Rhine, home to an international student population and offering a wealth of gastronomic and sporting activities. Check the yearly VHS (Volkshochschule Vallendar) calendar for exciting local activities and projects.
Koblenz
The third biggest city in the Rhinenland-Palatinate, Koblenz nestles between both the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Whilst not only a scenic city with its riverside location, Koblenz is a vibrant hub of restaurants, bars, museums and shopping opportunities, with a cable car that connects the city to the hilltop fortress of Ehrenbreitstein.
Trips
The surrounding area offers many options for outings and for all interests. Whether it is exploring historic castles such as the medieval Burg Eltz, taking the Traumpfade, hiking trails that runs through the Eifel region, or visiting the legendary racetrack and motor sports complex at the Nürburgring.
City tours
With large bustling cities only a short distance away, it is easy to organize a day or weekend trip. Sample Cologne’s iconic Kölsch beer or chocolate museum, view Frankfurt’s futuristic skyline, or browse high-end luxury shops in Düsseldorf, you’ll find the neighboring cities are metropolitan and welcoming to all visitors!
European Cities
One of the greatest benefits of being located so centrally in Europe is the closeness to so many other beautiful destinations! Take a plane to visit Paris, jump on a train to Amsterdam, or simply drive your car and discover just how far you can get before you find yourself in another country!
Sports and leisure
Well known for its love of the outdoors, Germany offers a wide-range of sporting activities with lots to do in and around Vallendar. Walking and cycle routes run throughout the region, climbing fans can take their sport indoors or outdoors and naturally formed volcanic lakes are open to the public to swim in.
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Where to stay - Accomodation in Vallendar

There are plenty of excellent housing options in Vallendar and the surrounding area, ranging from private apartments and houses to halls of residence. For special events such as TedxWHU or weekend seminars, we can even offer hotel rooms. Much of the private housing is located in the area surrounding the pedestrianized center of Vallendar.

Campus Tour – Explore the campus Vallendar

With our virtual campus tour you can see what it is like to study at WHU in Vallendar. Explore the main building known as the Marienburg and the central square ‘Burgplatz’, a popular meeting spot for students and locals alike. Take a glimpse into lecture halls, the library, open study spaces, the gym and more. Students are able to access campus buildings and study rooms 24/7, which are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.

KRS Knowledge and Research Service

WHU has one of the best-equipped databases of all the private German business schools, while the Knowledge and Research Service itself has been consistently voted one of the best academic libraries by the Trendence Graduate Barometer. The Knowledge and Research Service is available 24/7 and has more than 30,000 books in print and over 35,000 e-books accessible online. The Knowledge and Research Service also works closely with the professors to ensure that course materials are usually available online.

Eating on campus

It is important to fuel up between lectures, and Campus Vallendar offers two sites where you can buy hot food and relax. The Mensa serves hot and cold dishes with a varied menu throughout the week. The Bistro next door to the new and modern ‘Zalando Lounge’, serves smaller bites to eat as well as fresh coffee and teas. Donated to WHU by alumni, the Zalando Lounge is a poplular meeting spot for students who wish to simply take a break or perhaps discuss a current project.

Health and counselling

WHU values taking care of your mental wellbeing while you study Student Counselling at WHU aims to support students with personal or academic challenges they may be facing during their studies. Whether facing problems with adapting to a new culture, managing the workload or finding new friends, this is an entirely confidential service with counsellors available on campus throughout the week.

Career Services

As a leading business school, WHU has attracted numerous companies to campus for recruitment purposes, and our dedicated Career Center manages around 160 company connections. Our career services go beyond recruitment, however, with company presentations and workshops, three recruiting fairs every year, an internal job database, and one-to-one help with CVs or interviews.

Language learning

An international business school means international languages! WHU is home to a number of different languages spoken on campus, but students are able to learn out of eight languages taught on-campus. Taught by native speakers, these include English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Chinese and Japanese.

Mobility & e-car

In the spirit of innovation, WHU is leading a project in partnership with car rental company KM, by placing an e-car in the heart of Vallendar for the whole community to enjoy. Users are able to enjoy a flexible and environmentally friendly mode of transport charged by 100% green electricity. Booked easily via an app, the car is available for local journeys and is cost-effective as users only pay for the time used.

Furthermore, at the beginning of their studies, our Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Exchange students are equipped with semester tickets for public transportation (VRM-Ticket), which can be used for both road and rail transport in the Rhein-Mosel district (VRM).

News & Stories - Take a glimpse into student life on campus

Guest Lecture - CFO-Seminar

Guest Lecture - CFO-Seminar

Dr. Bernhard Günther, Chief Transformation Officer of Fortum, gives guest lecture in the CFO seminar of Prof. Dr. Marko Reimer

 
Risk – A Growth Catalyst?

Risk – A Growth Catalyst?

Student-led TEDxWHU conference to hear from prominent guest speakers on the risks they have taken

 
Professor Stefan Spinler speaks at this year’s WHU Campus for Supply Chain Management

The Future of Supply Chain Management

WHU’s Campus for Supply Chain Management examines the strategies taken to combat today’s challenges

 

Want to know more?

Contact us at Campus Vallendar!
WHU Campus Vallendar
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Burgplatz 2
56179 Vallendar