Master in Entrepreneurship: Our Application and Admission Process

We want people who love the uncertain; are ambitious about the unknown. Who want to build, create, and lead new businesses. New business models. Who thrive in times of technological innovation and transformation.

If that is you, we would love to meet.
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Your application at a glance

Final application deadline: May 31, 2024
Entirely online admissions process
Apply early: admissions on a rolling basis
Application fee: €100

Our admission requirements

For our Master in Entrepreneurship Program, we seek Bachelor graduates with a degree in a business-related field of study and graduates from STEM or other subjects who demonstrate an appropriate background in an entrepreneurship-related area, e.g., through electives, their thesis, or practical exposure.

It is possible to apply with your current transcript of records from your bachelor’s studies, should you not have received your bachelor’s degree yet. Please include a document that indicates courses that are not included in the transcript that you are currently taking or will take in the future.

Please note that we only accept applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with at least 180 ECTS. If you graduated outside of Germany, your university should be listed as “H+” at Anabin, which means that the institution is seen as equivalent to a German institute of higher education.

Applicants must hand in a 10-slide pitch deck about a business idea.

As an orientation on how to create a pitch, the 10 slides should cover the following topics: Title and Overview, Opportunity, Problem, Solution, Business Model and Financials, Market, Competition, Team, Next Steps/ Planning. For more information on how to create a pitch deck, we can recommend the books The Art of the Start 2.0 by Guy Kawasaki and Get Backed by Evan Baehr and Evan Loomis.

You should submit one of the following test scores by May 31, 2024:

  • TOEFL iBT test with an overall score of at least 100 (WHU Code: 0682) 
  • IELTS (academic) with an overall score of at least 7.0
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) of at least Grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advance in English (CAE) of Grade A
  • We also accept the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition that you can take online.

Proof of English proficiency is not required if your first language is English, or your Bachelor program was completed entirely in English. In this case, proof from your university is required.

Candidates can also apply without the TOEFL/IELTS official scores. If you successfully complete the WHU admissions process without your TOEFL/IELTS, you will only receive a conditional study offer. The offer will be unconditional upon submitting the required score by May 31, 2024.

You should have at least 12 weeks (480 hours) of practical experience in a business-related role. This prerequisite can be completed before the beginning of your studies with WHU. This program is open to candidates with a maximum of four years of postgraduate work experience.

You can submit internship certificates or a letter from HR, which include your name, start and end date, your title, and a short description of your duties and responsibilities. The document should be issued on official company stationery, with a stamp and signature.

And while it is not a requirement, we do recommend…

Internationality is a key value at WHU so international experience adds strength to every application.

Candidates from Germany applying for the 90 credit track must prove international experience of about three months before they start their studies with us. As international experience, we consider an internship or study semester abroad, languages courses, a summer school, or equivalent.

3 steps to your study offer

1 Start your application online

Step one: begin your application process online. Click below to access our application portal.

You will need to fill out various fields and upload all required supporting documents. Detailed information about our admission requirements is below.

Please note: you do not have to complete the online application all at once. Take a break at any time during the application process, save the information you have entered, and come back to it later.

Step two: complete a video interview on Kira Talent.

After your online application has been reviewed, qualified candidates will be invited to complete a video interview on Kira Talent – an online platform via which we ask you interview questions, and you record yourself answering them.

Once you receive the invitation, you will have one week to complete the interview. Because the interview is recorded, you can take it any time that week.

Please note: you should schedule 45 minutes for the interview. Once you start, it is not possible to pause or take breaks.

Step three: take part in a personal interview.

After your Kira interview has been reviewed, promising candidates will be invited to a personal interview. This is the final step in the admissions process and will take place entirely online.

The Master of Science Team will extend a study offer to outstanding candidates a few days after the final interview.

Please note: you will have to accept our offer officially within the given time frame.

Upcoming dates for the final interview:
  • January 17, 2024
  • February 14, 2024
  • March 13, 2024
  • April 17, 2024
  • May 15, 2024
  • June 12, 2024

If you are not able to attend one of the official final interview days, then just let our Admissions team know. We will schedule a new time for you.