"I currently work for the Los Angeles City Controller as the Deputy Director of Communications. I enjoy the outdoors, dancing and being physically active. Studying abroad at WHU has been one of the best choices I could ever make. I had always dreamed of studying abroad and am fortunate that I was able to still do this while working in my current position. My two weeks were jam packed with interactive lectures and discussions around Germany's economy, government, industries and the overall EU framework. I especially enjoyed the group work at the end of each lecture which allowed us to apply our learning while also getting to know other students in the program. I also certainly appreciated the readings which were hand picked by each professor. In our downtime, I had the opportunity to go on a few jogs around the neighborhood of Vallendar and along the Rhine River, have dinner in Frankfurt and Cologne and spend a weekend in Amsterdam. As the world continues to get smaller through technology and more competitive through our connections, studying abroad is a competitive advantage that is needed to compete in today's global market."

Jade Stevens

University of Southern California

"The summer program was certainly one of the most enjoyable part of my MBA journey. At the two-week program I made several friends. I not only got to meet people from Germany, but also people from Australia, Canada, Jordan and France. Unlike other programs, this is based in a small quaint town of Vallendar, which I came to adore. Away from the hustle and bustle of big cities, Vallendar was a great relief from the corporate environment of the metropolises. It gave me an insight into German way of living much different from others. The classes were very informative with a touch of history and context in each of them. This made the learning very interesting and reliable. Contrary to popular opinions, I found Germans to be very soft-spoken, calm and friendly. In line with the common knowledge, I found them to be very particular about cars, beer, traffic rules and punctuality. I hope you choose this program and enjoy it as much as I did.”

Anuj Chowdhary

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"The WHU MBA European Summer program is a fantastic two-week program that introduces you to doing business in the European market. It touches on European history, the European Union, Brexit, Western Europe and Central/Eastern Europe, Trade Integration, Competing in EU markets, Economics, Investment, Finance, Strategy, Taxation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship. It is an intensive program but kudos to WHU Management and Program Manager for combining the right ‘study and leisure’ balance – allowing time to bond with the cohort who came from all over the world. All the Professors are very knowledgeable – I appreciate the additional time we had with them during lunch time. I enjoyed the company visits which provide further relevant information in building my European market knowledge. Everyone at WHU is so welcoming and friendly. The town is so charming and vibrant. The European summer weather is fantastic! Highly recommend trying the different restaurants in Vallendar and Koblenz or taking trips around Europe over the weekend. This program is a great compliment to my MBA and work experience (16 years in the IT industry and working in the financial services in Australia). Highly recommend this program from WHU to anyone looking at enhancing their MBA experience in the global market."

Rini Ismail

Deakin University

"WHU has given me an exceptional experience for my MBA. The scope, diversity, and caliber of the study truly went above and beyond my expectations. The professors were masters of their subject and gave us in-depth learning experiences with collaborative group projects and case studies. The program was balanced with effective company visits and joyful bonding experiences. The professors and program administrators completely understood their strengths and truly leveraged them for an outstanding 2 weeks."

Diana Abayan

University of Southern California

"I found the program at WHU a truly wonderful and enriching experience. The professors offer a fascinating and eye-opening first-hand perspective of the dynamic business environment in the European Union. I came way with a wider knowledge especially on contemporary issues like Brexit. The rare opportunity to work with fellow students and new friends from all over the world, such as China, U.S and even Brazil, to complete the set challenges was enjoyable. From beginning to end, the welcome atmosphere of the German community never fades, a testament to the hard work of our friendly organisers and the orderly culture, with road trips and activities to constantly keep us busy in between study. I really enjoyed my time at WHU as well as the food, going back more than a few times to the many cafés for coffee and pastries - they were just so delicious!"

Rainer Shataly

Deakin University

"All courses were very well presented and I really enjoyed doing my elective at WHU as I learnt a great deal about the single European market. It was also my first time to Germany and my overall impression of WHU was that it is a professional institution maintaining a very high quality standard. I would not hesitate recommending this program and institution to any other student wishing to study abroad, or wanting to learn more about the European market."

Marinus Bosch

University of Stellenbosch Business School

"Thanks to the WHU European Summer Program, I got very good exposure to not only European business environment, but also German culture. Courses in the WHU ESP are top-down, from general European perspective to specific German features. Professors are all well-known and the classes were filled with many relevant cases. WHU enjoys a high reputation in Germany so that we were warmly received by all companies and organisations we visited. We were lucky to attend lectures and exchange idea with those professionals. Living in Vallendar is a precious experience for all first-time visitors to Europe - you will live as a local, experience and observe the lifestyle firsthand. In one word, I fell in love with Germany and Europe, thanks to WHU."

Kelly Bai

National University of Sinagpore

"The quality of teaching was excellent, the subject matter was very engaging and the insight into international business in Europe was invaluable. The program ran seamlessly and the hospitality of WHU was a stand out."

Jai Shepherdson

Deakin University

"The European Summer Program experience is an opportunity to grab with both hands - the program organisation is seamless, the lecturers are of the highest calibre, the learning is immensely interesting and the social and cultural experiences are extremely enjoyable. And on top of that, I acquired an amazing bunch of lifelong friends from all around the world."

Erica Lampropoulos

The University of Western Australia

"The MBA European Summer Institute at WHU was a fantastic experience. The two weeks were filled with an excellent combination of coursework, case studies and some amazing excursions to several successful German companies. This was an enriching social and academic program, and I’ve made many new friends and professional contacts from many corners of the world. Highly recommended."


Charles Knudsen


Northwestern University


"I highly recommend WHU’s MBA summer institute – my experience was amazing! I typically started off my morning with a café from the local coffee shop and a breakfast roll from the local bakery. After class I would enjoy a nice jog along the Rhine river before going out with friends for dinner or watching a soccer match at the pub in Koblenz. The professors were excellent and the content was interesting which made it very easy to engage. The students in our cohort represented multiple countries/universities and getting to know them was a wonderful experience. Whenever you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a multi-week 24/7 experience such as this one the bonding opportunities create rich relationships that will pay dividends in the future. I hope you enjoy the program as much as I did."

Jason Schwannecke

University of Michigan



"To those of you who think that a short 2-week study abroad experience is not worth the time or money, think again! The European MBA Summer Institute program taps into WHU's finest cream-of-the-crop professors who deliver a comprehensive overview of the changing business environment in Europe through macroeconomic, strategic, financial, and marketing perspectives. Outside the academics, students have opportunities to explore the nightlife in surrounding city Koblenz, visit tourist hotspots Frankfurt (the 2nd largest financial capital in Europe) and the cathedral-laden Cologne, and embark on a weekend excursion (via train) to other European cities such as Amsterdam, Munich, Berlin, Prague, or Paris! Do not miss this opportunity to experience Germany with other talented and adventurous students from all over the world!"

Turhan Jesrai

Vanderbilt Universtiy

"In short, the Summer Institute has been THE highlight of my MBA experience. Not only did it allow me to continue to take a class, in a host country, with people from all over the world- the U.S., India, Canada, China, Australia, London- it completely opened my eyes to the mass complexities of the EU and Eurozone. I learned so much about the fiscal and monetary policy governing the region that I was inspired to pursue a career in Europe post MBA. Similarly, the company visits were first class. These thought-leaders offer the most cutting edge insight into todays current challenges and it is refreshing to receive the information in a manner that encourages me to want to learn and do more. I would unreservedly encourage others to participate in the WHU Summer Institute. I am sure it will impact your life as much as it has mine. "

 Anthony Harbour

University of Toronto

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"The WHU Summer MBA Programme was the best 2 weeks I had in my MBA programme so far! I would highly recommend this programme to part-time MBA students (the full-timers will love it too!) who appreciate time off work to learn about business in European context, soak in good company and explore Germany. The faculty staff are extremely knowledgeable and the curriculum was well calibrated to achieve great learning experiences. The coordinating staff were also very accommodating and hospitable. In addition, there were plenty of opportunities for peer learning and networking throughout the programme. Overall, two thumbs up for my experience at WHU Summer MBA Programme!"

Chang Tze Ai

National University of Singapore 

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"This program was unquestionably the most beneficial program of my MBA - the amount of knowledge and hands on experience gained in two short weeks far surpassed what a three month program could deliver. The professors were knowledgeable, professional and made what seemed to be extremely difficult subjects fun and relevant. Added to this the course was organized impeccably, and ran like a fine German car."

Roy Binnekamp

University of South Australia

Testimonial for the WHU European MBA Summer Institute

"This program was an awesome experience which I will always cherish forever. I personally recommend this program to students who want to learn more about European economy and at the same time want to have a unique, cultural, fun filled, fantastic experience."

Ophira Moses

Texas A&M University

Testimonial for the WHU European MBA Summer Institute

"It was wise decision to choose WHU's MBA summer program. Apart from an opportunity for studying and networking with diverse group of people, it was a three fold learning experience. I got some knowledge about International Business as well as a good insight about European Union and its functional mechanism. German culture experience enhanced my cultural intelligence. I would highly recommend this program to my peers!"

Nitin Tyagi

Lancaster University

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"The WHU MBA Summer Institute exceeded all expectations with its mix of exciting course topics, interesting company visits, and fun social activities.  The program staff was very helpful and went above and beyond to make the program a truly unforgettable experience.  Additionally, the professors were excellent teachers and engaged the entire class in the learning process.  But what stood out to me as separating WHU's program from the others is the sense of community that develops as the program evolves (thanks in large part to WHU's exceptional staff) amongst the students, who come from around the world but soon develop a common bond (and, I daresay, lifelong friendships).  Words cannot express how great of an experience the WHU MBA Summer Institute provides, and I recommend the program to everyone considering studying abroad during their MBA studies."

Nathan Vance

Washington University in St. Louis, Olin School of Business