For the first time since the program’s inception in October 2020, the WHU Global Online MBA welcomed 25 new students to its digital Introduction Week. Starting on Friday, September 3, 2021, the new students got to grips with the learning journey ahead. Participating in their first lectures, students were introduced to fresh expertise and thought-provoking topics, including such as ‘The General Manager’ taught by Professor Dr. Peter Witt.
What was particularly exciting was the breadth of diversity in the new cohort, with students joining the kick-off event from around the world. Some of the many countries represented include Brazil, Ghana, Japan, South Africa, and the USA. However, the class is not only diverse in terms of nationality. It represents a wide range of professional experience and industries, with an average age of 31 years. Industry backgrounds include automotive, banking, and pharmaceuticals.
“Seeing the program grow and meeting such a diverse group of students is incredibly satisfying,” says Global Online MBA Program Director Dr. Zeeshan Sultan. “We are pleased to see WHU’s highly ranked MBA program reach new parts of the world and deliver the top business education that WHU is renowned for.”
The Online MBA of WHU is a revolutionary study program from the top German business school. Offering a high-quality academic education, practical insights, and student networking, all delivered in a digital and flexible format. Students benefit from an expert faculty and the experience of a #1 ranked Career Center to help them develop as leaders. Participating in a personal growth module during the program, students uncover their values and goals through 1:1 coaching, workshops, and personality assessments. Finally, they will also have the opportunity to meet their fellow students in person during a live-in week at WHU Campus Düsseldorf.
This live-in week kicked off for the first time on August 23, 2021, allowing the pilot September 2020 cohort to, at last, interact and meet in person and on campus. With engaging lectures on leadership and organizational strategy, students also took part in collaborative business games. Social events offered more networking possibilities between the students, with a welcome dinner and a cooking class to help strengthen the connections already made online.