MBA Exchange

Academic Calendar

Spring 2018
Semester dates January, 8 - August, 31
Short break (Optional: Independent Study) February, 25 - March, 18
Spring Term extension* April - end July
Preferred Arrival Dates
MBA Exchange Students January, 6 - 7
MBA Double Degree Students January, 6 - 7
Mandatory Orientation Days
MBA Exchange Students January, 8
MBA Double Degree Students January, 8
* for those students who opt to either extend their stay or want to join the program at a later stage
Fall 2018
Semester dates September, 3 - December, 31
Preferred Arrival Dates
MBA Exchange Students September, 1 - 2
MBA Double Degree Students August, 25 - 27
Mandatory Orientation Days
MBA Exchange Students September, 3*
MBA Double Degree Students August, 28 - 30*
*Please note: All dates are subject to change.

Academic Excellence

  • The MBA Program is made up of course offers from our Full & Part time MBA Program.
  • The MBA is specialized in topics such as: Marketing & Sales, Advanced Finance & Accounting, Operations, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Organization.
  • Course offers are normally available 2-3 months before the start of the semester and are sent to the students via email.
  • Registration takes place approximately 2 months before the start of the semester via email.
  • Credits at WHU are stated in ECTS credits. ECTS, the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, is a standard for comparing the study volume / workload and performance of students of higher education across the European Union and other collaborating European countries. The system is used to facilitate the transfer and progression of course achievements throughout the European Union. In the MBA Programs at WHU, 1 ECTS credit equals 8 contact hours or generally 25-30 hours of overall workload, i.e. including contact hours, group work, cases, lectures and exam preparation.
  • Each full time or part time MBA course is worth 3 ECTS.
  • A normal work load at WHU is 5-7 courses per semester; however, students should always talk to their home university advisers so that they can fulfill their home university requirements.
  • Classes are interactive (guest speaker, company visits, real life case studies, etc.)
  • Classes are taught by world renowned professors in small class sizes which ensures excellent mentoring.
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per Section

German Grading USA
Grading
100-96 1.0 A
95-90 1.3 A-
89-84 1.7 B+
83-78 2.0 B
77-72 2.3 B-
71-66 2.7 C+
65-60 3.0 C
59-54 3.3 C-
53-52 3.7 D+
51-50 4.0 D
49-0 5.0 F
  • Accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and FIBAA

Accomodation

At the moment WHU cannot offer exchange students university sponsored housing in Düsseldorf. After the application deadline you will be provided additional information and resources which you can use to find housing.  It is each student's responsibility to secure accommodation but we are happy to help and give you advice during the process.

The Düsseldorf campus is located in Flingern Süd, close to the city center and to "student" districts such as Pempelfort, Friedrichstadt, Unterbilk, Düsseltal and the ´in´ district Flingern Nord.

Private apartments vary in price per person and are between 400 € and 600 € according to the equipment, size and district.  Electricity, heating, water etc. is usually not included in the monthly rent and is paid separately. Please keep in mind that usually a rent deposit of up to three months may be required.

At the moment WHU cannot offer exchange students university sponsored housing in Düsseldorf. After the application deadline you will be provided additional information and resources which you can use to find housing.  It is each student's responsibility to secure accommodation but we are happy to help and give you advice during the process.

The Düsseldorf campus is located in Flingern Süd, close to the city center and to "student" districts such as Pempelfort, Friedrichstadt, Unterbilk, Düsseltal and the ´in´ district Flingern Nord.

Private apartments vary in price per person and are between 400 € and 600 € according to the equipment, size and district.  Electricity, heating, water etc. is usually not included in the monthly rent and is paid separately. Please keep in mind that usually a rent deposit of up to three months may be required.

  • Networking Events including company presentations.
  • Recruiting Days on our Vallendar Campus location.
  • Customized Career Center Newsletter including a job and internship database.
  • Find out more about our outstanding Career Service Center including active companies and placement statistics here: www.whu.edu/en/programs/mba-program/career-center/
  • Exchange students are fully integrated into MBA student life on campus.
  • Special Events are arranged by the International Relations Office for exchange students such as orientation day(s), regional tours, or cultural events.
  • Düsseldorf is situated in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). Exchange students will receive a free travel pass for the NRW state which allows free travel to cities within the whole state like Cologne and free travel within Düsseldorf on public transportation.  
  • The pass is valid 24/7 and during certain hours guests can travel additionally for free with the exchange student.
  • Learn about life, work and recreation in a metropolitan German city while interacting with people from around the world. Learn more about Düsseldorf here: https://www.duesseldorf-tourismus.de/en/home/
  • Free travel to Germany cities with in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) with Regional Travel Pass. Discover wonderful regional German cities like Cologne, Münster, Bonn or Aachen.
  • Discover world known cultural events within Germany like Octoberfest in Munich, Carnival in Rheinland or Christmas Markets all over Germany.
  • Easy Weekend Travel to Europe's major cities:
City Travel Method Distance
Paris Flight 1h 5m
Brussels Train 2h 30m
Amsterdam Train 3h 25m
London Flight 1h 25m

Admission

MSc and MBA exchange students may apply for our MBA Exchange Program if they fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Minimum Age: 24 years
  • Fulfill one language requirement below:

    • English as mother tongue
    • Completed or currently studying in a university degree program taught and examined entirely in English
    • Minimum internet-based TOEFL score of 100 points
    • Minimum 7.0 in IELTS

  • Additionally, MSc students wishing to enroll in our MBA Exchange Program need to prove two years of work experience (full-time job or full-time internships).

Fall semester: June 1
Spring semester: October 1

If you are unable to nominate your students in time or fill out the online application before the deadline please inform us.

After the home university has emailed the nomination to the respective exchange coordinator at WHU, the nominated student(s) will receive instructions for the online application procedure via email. 

Shortly after the application deadline, we will process the complete online applications and send the letter of acceptance for each student electronically to the international office at the home university. 

If your home university is not a WHU partner university (see list of WHU partner universities), you may, under certain conditions, apply to WHU as a freemover.

For more information about our freemover program and our current tuition fees for freemover students, please contact the MBA exchange coordinator.

WHU Campus Düsseldorf

Your contact

Wiktoria Hilz

Junior Manager International Relations Office

+49-(0)261-6509-164
+49-(0)261-6509-169

Our MBA exchange program: Just as flexible as you are!