In 2021, WHU expanded its master’s degree portfolio with a new Master of Science and its first Master of Arts. The latter is the first of its kind for WHU. It offers a part-time format that focuses on practical relevance and replaces the former Customized Master in Management and Entrepreneurship. While its predecessor accepted students selected by partner companies, the new Part-Time Master in Management opens its doors to a broader audience. This allows any currently employed students the chance to study while they work.
Officially kicking off in September 2021, the 17-month program welcomed 18 new students with an average age of 24 years. Students travel from all over Germany to attend, including Munich, Berlin, and Hamburg. While a part-time course often attracts students from within the country, many have an international connection, with dual citizenships such as Ecuador, the Netherlands, Poland, and the USA. The flexible part-time format requires students to only attend four lecture days per month. These are held alternately at Campus Vallendar and Campus Dusseldorf, allowing them to boost their careers with new knowledge and ideas while they work.
Students benefit from an expert faculty and insights that enrich their careers. Courses are taught in English such as General Management & Economics, Advanced Controlling, or Managing the Human Side of Organizations. Discussions with company representatives offer fresh networking opportunities and a chance to exchange industry insights. Students also experience new global perspectives and connections through a Capstone Module abroad. This weeklong event sees them visit the vibrant start-up hub of Tel Aviv in Israel.
“We are confident, that the students will benefit from the advantages of the lectures throughout their intensive part-time WHU journey and enjoy the unique aspects of the program. With the content of the lectures, we enrich their knowledge base and give students of the new WHU program access to a global network.” says Heidi Hoffmann, Director of the Part-Time Master in Management Program.
WHU is thrilled to welcome the first batch of Part-Time Master in Management students to its campuses and wishes them the best of luck for the next 17 months!