Working at WHU as a non-academic staff member

We're not just administrators, we're change-makers. Moreover, we do our job in a spirit of cooperation, while having fun at the same time. Our office doors are usually open, so that students, professors, and colleagues are able to benefit from our professional, service-focused approach. After all, it's our task to ensure the smooth operation of the business school. Our team makes it possible for all those studying, teaching, and researching at WHU to focus on their own individual area.

Joining our team

Even though working in an ever-changing international environment brings with it great responsibility and is often a challenge, we won't throw you straight in at the deep end. Instead, we will lend you a helping hand – for example on induction days and through our personalized "colleague mentor" program. The experienced colleague assigned as your mentor knows all the tips and tricks when it comes to our business school and will always be happy to lend an ear. This allows you, as a new member of WHU, to settle in quickly and get to know colleagues from other departments and campuses with ease.

Lifelong learning doesn't stop at the office door

A business school must always find new solutions to current societal challenges. It is with this in mind that WHU encourages lifelong learning. Of course, this also applies to each individual colleague in our service departments. Taking on a job here doesn't mean being tied down. That is because we attach great importance to the professional development of our colleagues. The wide range of opportunities on offer to many of our colleagues includes structured career development meetings, intercultural competence training, language courses, and training courses for heads of departments. On top of this, we also regularly offer targeted further training courses depending on the needs of each department. Our flat hierarchy structures allow colleagues to get involved creatively, bringing with them their own ideas and personal dedication. We also give them the freedom to establish their very own field of responsibility.


When it comes to life after clocking-out, weekends, and families, the WHU campuses have a lot to offer: the town of Vallendar is located directly on the Rhine, right in the midst of one of the oldest and most beautiful heritage landscapes, the Middle Rhine Valley. It is easy to get from Vallendar to the surrounding cities. Koblenz is only seven kilometers away and you can travel to Cologne, Mainz and Frankfurt in under an hour. For those of our colleagues who have families, daily life is both enriched and made easier by the many schools and nurseries to be found in the region as a whole and in the vicinity of WHU. Flexible working hours and the wide range of sporting activities on offer also help combine work and family life.

Since 2012, WHU's Vallendar campus has been joined by a second campus in Düsseldorf, a city with an unrivalled cultural scene.