Center for Sports & Management

The next top athlete starts his studies

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management welcomes Felix Reuß to the Düsseldorf campus as part of the "Sprungbrett Zukunft" program of Deutsche Sporthilfe.

The next top athlete starts his studies at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management. Felix Reuß comes to the Düsseldorf campus as part of the "Sprungbrett Zukunft" program of Deutsche Sporthilfe.

Born in Rosenheim, Reuß is regarded as one of the world's best hockey goalkeepers. The 1.97 man played in Nuremberg, Mülheim and Hamburg, among other places, and also stood between the posts for the German national team. Reuß has already completed the SPOAC General Management Program at WHU in the past.

Since 2014, outstanding current or former athletes have received a fully financed place in the Part-Time-MBA Program at WHU. This unique opportunity for top athletes is made possible by the cooperation between Deutsche Sporthilfe and WHU.

Felix Reuß is looking forward to returning to WHU. He explains: "After my bachelor's degree and two years of professional experience, I definitely wanted to add a second course of study to complete my academic education and keep all my job opportunities open. Since I had already completed a program at WHU and therefore experienced how much I could learn there, it was clear that I would apply for the scholarship. The Part-Time-MBA at WHU is definitely a huge opportunity for me to further my professional and personal development and thus take the next steps in my career".

Kathrin Boron, four-time Olympic champion in rowing, for more than 20 years active as a world-class competitive athlete and today responsible for the cooperation as a representative of Deutsche Sporthilfe, knows: "Many athletes are looking for new challenges in their jobs after their sporting careers. The Part-Time-MBA at WHU provides former athletes with the perfect equipment for this".

Professor Sascha L. Schmidt, Director of the Center for Sports and Management at WHU, says: "Over 20 top athletes have already studied at WHU and they have always enriched the teams. You can tell that they are athletes, because they know how to perform. Felix Reuß will be no exception. We know him very well and he has already convinced us at SPOAC. We are delighted that he is coming back."