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Global Online MBA –

Digital perspective, global mindset.

At a glance

18 / 36 months


Online & Düsseldorf, Germany

Next intake:
September 2021

Online / part-time

Tuition fees:

The online MBA for global change-makers, from Germany’s top business school.

In a rapidly changing business environment, the leaders of today must be prepared for the developments of the future. WHU’s first 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 an online format that fits your lifestyle while connecting with a global community of top-tier executives and leaders.

  1. Flexible: Study part-time in 18 / 36 months or take individual certifications over 5 years.
  2. Personalized: Limited class sizes, regular feedback, and an open-door policy – at WHU you are more than just a student!
  3. Interactive: Exchange real-time through regular teaching sessions and access our global MBA network through clubs, lectures, and alumni events.
  4. Transformative: Discover personal growth with integrated 1:1 coaching and career guidance from Germany’s #1 Career Center.
  5. Established: Receive a triple-accredited degree from Germany’s top business school.

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Dates & Events

Experience the WHU spirit online –
Join us at one of our upcoming events.

Ready to find out more? Still have questions regarding the curriculum or financing? Sign up for one of our online events and talk directly to our recruiting team, to find out how we can help you take the next steps in your career.

For a more informal discussion, we also offer Virtual Coffee Chats where we look at your personal profile and discuss how the WHU Global Online MBA can help you achieve your professional goals. 

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Join us at this virtual event on April 13.

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

Join us at this virtual event on April 15.

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

Join us virtually on April 20!

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 more about our innovative learning concept.

Join us virtually on April 22!

Find out how the WHU MBA can help you take the next step in your career with our Virtual Information Session.

Join us at this virtual event on April 29.

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

Join us at this virtual event on May 10.

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

Join us at this virtual event on May 12.

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

Career prospects

Germany's #1 MBA Career Center.

The MBA marks an important and exciting turning point in your career. Whether you aspire to move up the career ladder in your current field, change industry, job function, or location, our top-ranked MBA Career Center provides 1:1 coaching and guidance, to help turn your career ambitions into reality.

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Alumni network

A global alumni network –
Made in Germany, operating worldwide.

Learning concept

An MBA that fits to your lifestyle –
Total flexibility to transform your career.

Boost your career without losing professional momentum

Three flexible study options allow you to set the pace: 

  • Study over 18 months for a fast track to an accredited degree from WHU.
  • Tricky schedule? Choose a more flexible track spanning 36 months.
  • In partnership with WHU Executive Education, you can be entirely open in your study plans and choose certification; complete each core module individually with the option to finalize the Global Online MBA, over the course of five years.

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Learn more about our Global Online MBA Program:

Innovative learning methodology for maximum impact –
Preparing you for the business world of tomorrow.

Academic excellence with real-life application

Study alongside global peers with a mixture of live interactive classes and asynchronous sessions, led by an international faculty and business experts. Engage in real-life case studies and gain new tools to help propel your career and drive change in your chosen industry.

Focus on personal growth and leadership development

Our curriculum centers on your personal growth and leadership development needs. From one-on-one coaching and leadership lectures, every aspect of your education is designed to foster open discussion and develop self-awareness, helping you learn to both be a successful leader and be led successfully by others.

Sharpen critical thinking and communication skills

Learn to think quickly, critically, and in a solution-oriented manner – essential skills for the business world. Work with diverse cultures, personalities, and people from various academic and professional backgrounds to adapt and improve your communication skills, preparing you for a modern working environment.

Join our digital pioneers – apply today.

We believe that an applicant is not just the sum of their grades or test scores. We approach applications with a holistic mindset, allowing you to demonstrate your unique potential to the admissions committee.

    Admissions Process
    1. Online application

      Please complete the online application form via the WHU Application Center, including scans of all required documents. All documents should be submitted in either English or German, including a translation if necessary.

    2. Interview
      Once the admissions committee has reviewed your application, we will invite you for an interview that will take place via telephone or virtually (i.e. Skype).

    3. Final decision
      The admissions committee will make a decision within two weeks of the interview after which we will inform you of the decision.
    Admission Requirements
    • Undergraduate degree (Bachelor or equivalent with a copy of the official certificate)
    • Minimum of two years postgraduate work experience
    • Proof of fluency in English (unless you are a native speaker)
    • TOEFL (min. 100 IBT) or equivalent IELTS (7.0) if English is not your native language
      The WHU TOEFL recipient code is: 0682

    • GMAT score or equivalent GRE (dependent on previous experience - contact us for further details)
      The WHU GMAT recipient code is FBR-FH-02, the WHU GRE recipient code is 7175. GMAT scores are valid for five years

    • One letter of recommendation from a supervisor
      Please ask your supervisor to send it via their business account to online-mba(at)
      Download template here
    • Completed online application form via the WHU Application Center
    Don't miss our early-bird deadline!

    Next intakes:

    • September 9, 2021

    Apply by April 30, 2021: €1,500 off tuition fees

    • March 10, 2022

    (Please note that final application deadlines apply 4 weeks before the program start)

    Invest in your career – how to finance the Global Online MBA.

    Pursuing an MBA can be a substantial investment into your career, but it also requires a financial investment. With flexible financing and payment options, we are committed to helping you explore different financing options to make sure this investment doesn’t stand in the way of your future.

    Finance your participation in the Global Online MBA Program with the financing concept from WHU Brain Capital GmbH. To learn more about this concept, please visit

    Our local bank institute grants loans to WHU students.

    Click here to download additional information

    WHU grants scholarships to enable highly talented candidates from all countries and professional backgrounds to pursue the Global Online MBA. According to the description of the respective scholarship, we seek to support individuals who are likely to add special value to the MBA class. The WHU scholarships are not bound to a specific amount. The admissions committee grants scholarships based on various criteria. 

    To apply for a scholarship, please use the respective scholarship application form, which can be downloaded under the links below. Please note that only one scholarship application per person is possible and that scholarship application requires an application for the Global Online MBA Program at WHU. Seats in the program and scholarships are limited and granted on an ongoing basis. Therefore, we recommend early application.

    Once you have completed your application to the Global Online MBA, please send your scholarship application to online-mba(at) (Please note: you must apply for a scholarship before signing the study contract.)

    Additional information on scholarships is available on the following websites:


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      Why an online MBA?

      The Global Online MBA is for you if …

      • You want to gain global business insights through active dialogue with a diverse group of peers.
      • You see yourself as a motivated and focused individual ready to drive change.
      • You thrive in a collaborative group setting, where new ideas come to life.
      • You are looking to rewrite the rules, to innovate and disrupt.
      • You want an accredited, globally recognized degree from a top European business school.
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      Don't forget our early-bird deadline!

      Complete your application before April 30, 2021 for a reduced tuition fee of €33,500 and join the WHU Global Online MBA in September. You do not have to complete the online application all at once - you can save your information and come back to it later.

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      Full-Time & Part-Time MBA

      At WHU Campus Düsseldorf, we offer two in-person study formats taught in English based on your personal situation and preference. The 12-month Full-Time MBA and the 24-month Part-Time MBA:

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      Get in touch

      Be a digital pioneer –
      Get in touch today.

      Don’t miss your chance to be a pioneer in the first fully flexible Global Online MBA from WHU!

      We accept rolling admissions - get in touch to confirm your interest, receive essential updates, and application reminders. Find out more about our flexible study options, financing, and how to apply, as well as upcoming online events to meet the program team and ask the questions important to you!

      Recruiting Team

      Selina Flick
      Sabine Noe
      Lars Weber

      +49 (0)211 447 09 943

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