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WHU offers excellent study opportunities for people of any age and with a wide range of work experience. Next to the undergraduate (Bachelor in International Business Administration) and graduate programs (Master in Management, Master in Finance, Master in Entrepreneurship, Master in International Business, Part-Time Master in Management), WHU offers Full-Time, Part-Time, and Online MBA programs, an Executive MBA program and Executive Education. This way, WHU contributes to and supports lifelong learning experiences. 

To determine whether applicable quality standards are met, WHU has also implemented several internal quality monitoring mechanisms, such as 'Assurance of Learning' (AOL). In order to assure continuous improvement of curricula, student learning is continuously monitored and assessed. Furthermore, WHU has its own Instructor Evaluation System (DOBES), which allows every student to evaluate their instructors at the end of every course. Student feedback is collected on several occasions: in the bi-weekly jour fixe of student representatives and the Dean, in annual feedback meetings between the students and the Academic Director of the respective program, and in exit surveys that are filled out by the graduates of each program at the end of their course of study.

Our programs for pre-experience students:

Bachelor in International Business Administration

Our three-year Bachelor in International Business Administration (BSc) provides you with a rigorous business education, flexible curriculum, hands-on experience, and international exposure. We equip successful and thoughtful students with an outstanding skill set, ready to thrive in today’s fast-paced business world.

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Master Programs

Our Master programs are designed to prepare you for a wide range of career options across multiple industries, whether your focus lies in finance, start-ups, or general management. Experience a global mindset, discover the wider WHU network, gain fresh insights, and engage with a curriculum that is tailored to your interests and career goals.

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Master in Management (MSc)

Our global top-ranked Master in Management (MiM) Program is designed to prepare you for a wide range of career options across multiple industries, by providing the skills and knowledge and by allowing you to tailor your curriculum to your interests and career goals. The 21-month program includes an internship as well as a semester abroad.

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Master in Finance (MSc)

The Master in Finance (MiF) Program is designed to prepare you for a career across financial landscapes, such as Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, Private Equity, and Financial Analysis. Our rigorous curriculum combines a comprehensive analysis of financial institutions, markets, and strategies with practical relevance and an international perspective to provide the fundamental skills and knowledge of financial markets.

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Master in Entrepreneurship (MSc)

The Master in Entrepreneurship (MiE) Program is designed for graduates who would like to start their own business, have an innovative career in various companies or start-ups, or manage a family business. You will experience a unique program covering business functions, innovation, product development, and technologies, including field trips to entrepreneurial hubs such as Berlin and Düsseldorf.

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Master in International Business (MSc)

The Master in International Business (MiB) opens the door to a global mindset needed for a career in management working with international teams. The program blends academic excellence with practical applications, allowing you to explore theory in the context of real-life cases. We offer a variety of courses across the field of general management designed to provide you with the skills needed to make an impact in your career.

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Part-Time Master in Management (MA)

Our 17-month Part-Time Master in Management is a tailor-made program for high-potential employees, who wish to maximize their impact in business by pursuing a Master degree. Designed to be integrative and complementary, the program allows you to study in parallel to your current employment.

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Exchange Programs (BSc/MSc)

Spending a semester abroad at one of Germany's top Business Schools is an experience of a lifetime. We aim to make your time abroad with us a unique experience, both academically and personally. We are proud to welcome about 120 exchange students per semester from more than 200 partner universities worldwide. Perfectly placed, Vallendar and its surrounding area offer plenty to see and do.

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Our programs for post-experience students:

MBA

Financial Times #1 ranking program in Germany: Whether you are looking to obtain management expertise, climb the career ladder, or change careers – our international MBA Programs are for you. Designed to maximize your academic learning, international exposure, professional network, leadership impact, and career development, an MBA from WHU will help you reach your goals.

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Full-Time MBA

Spanning 12 months, the Full-Time MBA Program offers international exposure, a professional network, and leadership development. Ranked #1 in Germany by the Financial Times, our unique program is designed to help you take the next step whether you are looking to obtain expertise, changes careers, or even change industries. Reach your career goals and become a leader with impact with the Full-Time MBA Program from WHU.

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Part-Time MBA

High-achieving professionals can maximize their career impact with the Part-Time MBA Program, taking place two weekends per month over the course of two years. Access global management insights, personal and leadership development opportunities, and the unique WHU network to enrich and further your career. Discover the power of international experience with modules abroad and an intimate learning environment. 

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Exchange Program (MBA)

Spending a semester abroad at one of Germany's top Business Schools is an experience of a lifetime. We aim to make your time abroad with us a unique experience, both academically and personally. We are proud to welcome about 120 exchange students per semester from more than 200 partner universities worldwide. Internationality, its state capital status, and a strong economy are what makes Düsseldorf unique.

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Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA

The Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program unites Kellogg School of Management, USA and WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany, to deliver outstanding opportunities to open your career and global network. With the largest and most immersive EMBA Global Network in the world, you maximize your impact and make connections that last a lifetime.

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Global Online MBA

In a rapidly changing business environment, the leaders of today must be prepared for the future. Our online MBA offers the assurance of quality from a top-ranked European business school, with the digital capability to provide a flexible yet challenging program designed to sharpen your business acumen. Study with a distance-learning format that fits your lifestyle while connecting with a global community of inspiring leaders.

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Our Executive Education programs:

Open Programs

Our Open Programs are created to suit your job-related development needs. All our programs are on an international top level, taught by renowned faculty and industry experts. Our aim is to prepare you for your next career step, your next career challenge, or to simply update your knowledge and skills for your current working enviroment.

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Customized Programs

Our Customized Programs are tailor-made for companies that would like to train their executives and managers in general management or specific management topics. Both topics and methodology will be adjusted to the individual needs of program participants and the company´s culture and strategy.

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Our short-term programs:

Bachelor European Summer Program

The Bachelor European Summer Program offers a three-week course on 'The Business, Political, and Cultural Environment in Europe’ for Bachelor students of WHU's partner schools in Vallendar. As an alternative to an exchange semester, the program offers a targeted and compact insight into international business in Europe, focusing on the political and economic environment in Europe as well as on the impact on business relations in this region.

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Online MBA European Summer Program

The Online MBA European Summer Program is a two-week course on 'The Changing Environment for International Business in Europe' that is specifically designed for MBA students from our partner schools in their second year, who are interested in International Business, Finance, and Corporate Strategy. By participating in the online short-term program, you will have the opportunity to attend interactive live class meetings and work together with students from different locations via virtual breakout sessions.

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MBA European Summer Program

The MBA European Summer Program comprises a two-week course on 'The Changing Environment for International Business in Europe' in Vallendar. The program is designed for MBA students of WHU's partner schools in their second year who are interested in International Business, Finance, and Corporate Strategy. As an alternative to an exchange semester, the program offers a well-balanced combination of lectures, group work, company visits, and cultural experiences. 

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Customized European Programs

The WHU Customized European Programs are specifically designed to be integrated into the BBA, MBA, or Executive MBA programs of individual non-European partner schools, and are tailor-made to suit the needs and curriculum of the specific institution. In some instances, it is also possible for students from different schools to participate in the same program. Our programs give students the best opportunity to acquire essential skills to develop successful business relationships within the EU.

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Online Bachelor European Summer Program

By participating in WHU's short-term online program, which is specifically designed for undergraduate business students from Australia and New Zealand, you will get the chance to learn more about the international business world in Europe. In this unique learning experience, you will have the opportunity to attend interactive live class meetings and work together with students from different locations via virtual breakout sessions.

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Our Doctoral programs:

Internal Doctoral Program

WHU is renowned for fostering the academic ambitions of young and dedicated researchers. Students may be admitted to the Doctoral Program – in consultation with the advisor – at any time, as internal students. Internal Doctoral students are those who are also employed at WHU as a research assistant for at least 3/8 of a full-time position. 

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External Doctoral Program

WHU is renowned for fostering the academic ambitions of young and dedicated researchers. Students may be admitted to the Doctoral Program – in consultation with the advisor – at any time, as external students. External Doctoral students are students not employed at WHU, or employed as a research assistant for less than 3/8 of a full-time position.

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WHU Career Center

Our study programs are the best foundation for a successful career!

We help facilitate a smooth transition into the workplace. WHU's Career Center supports successful interaction between companies, students, and alumni. With numerous career activities for students, we offer career consulting and an exciting platform for networking with company representatives and alumni.

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Dates & events

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Join us virtually and get your questions answered!

Participate in one of our online sessions to chat with current students and our recruiting team. Explore a program that combines the quality of a top European business school with the flexibility of an online format.

Discover your career opportunities with an EMBA.

Grab a virtual coffee with program representatives to discuss how the Executive MBA can boost your career.

Discover your opportunities with a Master's at WHU.

Discover your opportunities with a Master's at WHU.

Discover your career opportunities with an EMBA.

Grab a virtual coffee with program representatives to discuss how the Executive MBA can boost your career.

Join us virtually on June 30!

Find out how the WHU Global Online MBA can help you take the next step in your career with our Virtual Information Session. Chat with the admissions team online, ask questions, and discover how to make a successful application.

Join our Virtual Information Session

Get insights on our top ranking MBA program and find out how it can benefit you.

Discover your opportunities with a Master's at WHU.

Experience a live MBA class

Get a glimpse into our dynamic learning environment and gain valuable insights into our curriculum.

Discover your opportunities with a Master's at WHU.

Join us virtually and get your questions answered!

Participate in one of our online sessions to chat with current students and our recruiting team. Explore a program that combines the quality of a top European business school with the flexibility of an online format.

Discover your opportunities with a Master's at WHU.

Discover your opportunities with a Master's at WHU.

Join us at this virtual event on September 4.

Discover how the MBA program at WHU could take your career to the next level. 

Join us at this virtual event on September 09.

Discover how the MBA program at WHU could take your career to the next level. 

Join us at this virtual event on September 11.

Discover how the MBA program at WHU could take your career to the next level. 

Get to know our Bachelor program online.

Gain valuable insights into the Bachelor program, talk to our staff and current students and ask your questions directly.

Join us at this virtual event on September 29.

Discover how the MBA program at WHU could take your career to the next level. 

Join us at this virtual event on October 02.

Discover how the MBA program at WHU could take your career to the next level. 

Join us at this virtual event on October 07.

Discover how the MBA program at WHU could take your career to the next level. 

Join us at this virtual event on October 09.

Discover how the MBA program at WHU could take your career to the next level. 

Get to know our Bachelor program online.

Gain valuable insights into the Bachelor program, talk to our staff and current students and ask your questions directly.

Join us at this virtual event on October 14.

Discover how the MBA program at WHU could take your career to the next level. 

Join us at this virtual event on October 23.

Discover how the MBA program at WHU could take your career to the next level. 

Experience the WHU spirit in person on October 23.

Through conversations with current students, faculty, and staff and a campus tour, you will get a better feeling for WHU and what it's like to live and learn on our campus in Vallendar.

Join us at this virtual event on October 28.

Discover how the MBA program at WHU could take your career to the next level. 

Join us at this virtual event on October 30.

Discover how the MBA program at WHU could take your career to the next level. 

Join us at this virtual event on November 04.

Discover how the MBA program at WHU could take your career to the next level. 

Meet us at Einstieg München Online from November 26-27, 2021

Log in, sit back comfortably and gain insights into the WHU Bachelor Program. We look forward to meeting you online. You are also welcome to make an appointment with us in advance!

Experience the WHU spirit in person on December 04.

Through conversations with current students, faculty, and staff and a campus tour, you will get a better feeling for WHU and what it's like to live and learn on our campus in Vallendar.