WHU Double Degree Program –

Take on the extra challenge.


Master's Degrees




Partner Schools

Double Degree

One program: two degrees

WHU’s Double Degree Program is the perfect match for those who are ambitious, driven and willing to take on an extra challenge.

After two semesters here and two more at our partner university, you will earn a full second degree (either an MBA or a Master of Science) in addition to a Master of Science degree from WHU. Another big benefit is the added international experience - not only will you have lived and studied for a whole year in another country, but you will also have gained valuable business and cultural insights, and soft skills that are relevant in today's globalized world.

Applicants to our Master of Science Programs are encouraged to secure their places in our Double Degree Program by applying before they start their Master of Science Program at WHU.

WHU (MiM) and Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics (IMIF)

Philip Scherbaum, MSc 2022

The program enabled me to gain knowledge not only in the field of management (WHU MiM) but also to extend my skillsets and education to the field of finance (CLSBE IMiF).

Application & Admissions

  1. Apply for a double degree in parallel to your application to one of WHU’s Master of Science Programs.
  2. Successful students receive a confirmation of nomination together with their WHU study contract.

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  • GMAT 650+ or GRE (161/161)
  • Minimum GPA or credit at WHU in the first semester: 2.5 or better, at least 25 credits
  • Minimum practical experience of 6 months before starting a Master degree or 1 year before starting the MBA Program
  • Minimum international experience of 3 months before starting a Master degree or 6 months before starting an MBA Program

PLEASE NOTE: Some partner universities may have additional requirements/restrictions, e.g. TOEFL, citizenship, etc.

Year one

Study Section I/II | WHU Campus Vallendar

September - May

Summer | Internship

June - July

Summer Break


Year two

Study Section III/IV | Study Abroad, Partner School

September - April

Study Section V | Thesis

May - April

Our partner schools

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WHU & Olin Business School

WHU and the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, USA have teamed up to offer a special double degree program for our Master in Finance students. Students who enroll in this program have the option to earn two academic degrees in finance within 21 months - a Master of Science in Finance from WHU, and a Master of Science in Finance from Olin Business School.

This exclusive double degree program offers the unique experience of studying at two universities with excellent reputation over two different continents, immerse yourself in different cultures and business environments, and gain access to two global alumni networks.

If you are interested in the program, you can apply directly to Olin Business School.

Yujing Liang, MiF 2021

What I gained from Olin-WHU was the professional knowledge and an indispensable confidence that I will definitely take with me into my career and life.

WHU & POLIMI Graduate School of Management

WHU and POLIMI Graduate School of Management have teamed up to offer a double degree program exclusively for our Master in Entrepreneurship students. This joint program offers talented candidates the opportunity to earn two Master degrees in just two years - an International Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from POLIMI , and a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship from WHU. POLIMI has academic faculty who specialize in innovation and technologies with many years of experience of working alongside innovative companies, startups, and business incubators. Our cooperation offers an excellent international program that is designed to train the next generation of movers and shakers; creative and ambitious entrepreneurs who embody excellence.

Please visit the website of POLIMI Graduate School of Management for more information.

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Carlo Barone, MiE 2022

In Europe, the Double Degree Program offered by MIP and WHU is one of the finest if you want the best of both worlds: technology and engineering, and knowledge of the startup ecosystem.

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For more information on application, admission, and fees, please contact:

International Relations Office (IRO)

Anna Schnittker

Manager International Relations Office



Master of Science Program

Josephine Knuth

Admissions Manager MSc