Master in Entrepreneurship: Application & Admissions –

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For our Master in Entrepreneurship program, we seek Bachelor graduates with a degree in a business-related field of study, as well as 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.

This program is open to candidates with a maximum of about 4 years of post-graduate work experience. 

Should you still be unsure as to whether you fulfil the requirements or if you are missing a course, please get in touch with the Master Program team.

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Admission requirements

What you need to know about our Master Program admission requirements:

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. For program-specific information regarding your Bachelor’s degree, please scroll down.

We recommend practical experience of 20 weeks which has to be completed in the business sector. 

TOEFL English language proficiency test with an overall score of at least 100 internet based and a minimum score of 23 in speaking and writing (WHU Code: 0682), 
OR IELTS with an overall score of at least 7.0 and a minimum score of 6.0 in speaking and writing
OR Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) of at least Grade C
OR Cambridge Certificate of Advance in English (CAE) of Grade A

PLEASE NOTE: We also accept the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition that you can take online.

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

A TOEFL score of at least 105 internet based, or IELTS of 7.5 is recommended due to the requirements by some of our partner universities for the study abroad semester

Master in Entrepreneurship applicants are not required to submit a GMAT/GRE/TM-BASE.

Instead, applicants for the Master in Entrepreneurship are required to hand in a pitch deck with a maximum of 10 slides.

As an orientation on how to create a pitch, the 10 slides should cover the following topics: Title, Problem/Opportunity, Value Proposition, “Underlying Magic”, Business Model, Go-To-Market Plan, Competitive Analysis, Management Team, Financial Projections and Key Metrics, Current Status.

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.

As international experience we accept e.g. internships abroad, language courses, semester abroad, summer schools, or high school exchange year in non-German speaking country. This requirement must only be fulfilled by candidates from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the pandemic situation, international experience is not an entry requirement for the 2021 intake.

Further information on the application process including detailed information about the admission interviews can be found below.

Missing practical experience can be completed by August 31, 2022. Please contact the Admissions Team in case of questions.

Important information for candidates from China and Pakistan
Candidates from China or Pakistan are recommended to apply as early as possible before the start of the program as the visa application process for applicants from these countries can take several months.

Application Center
Our Application Center will open on October 15, 2021!
Application deadlines
  • April 30, 2022*
  • May 31, 2022**

* For candidates requiring a study visa
** For candidates from EU/EEA countries as well as from Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand and the USA

Early bird
  • January 15, 2022

Apply early with complete official application documents to receive an Early Bird reduction of 10% on one semester tuition fee.

Apply by February 15, 2022 and receive a EUR 100 application fee waiver.

Application process

Once you have reviewed the Master of Science Programs’ admission requirements please read the Application Checklist  and then complete the following steps:

  • Prepare a CV in English
  • Collect the supporting documents (see Application Checklist)
  • Create an application account online
  • Upload all required documents
  • Pay application fees (see below)
  • Make sure to click “submit”

To begin the application process, simply log in to the application center. Once you are logged in, you will be presented with further information on filling out various fields. You do not have to complete the online application at once - at any time during the application process you may take a break, save the information you have entered, and come back to it later.

Application fee

We charge a non-refundable fee of €100 for processing applications. However, if you apply before the early bird deadline of February 15, 2022, this fee will be waived. We recommend wire transfer using the details below as the most efficient payment method:

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Bank name and address: Sparkasse Koblenz, Bahnhofstr. 11, 56068 Koblenz
Reason for payment: lastname_firstname Application MSc
IBAN: DE85 570 501 20 00000 94102

The fee must be paid when the online application is submitted or the application will not be processed. Please submit proof of payment together with your application.

After having evaluated your documents, qualified candidates are invited to a video interview on Kira Talent. Kira Talent is an online platform, which allows us to record questions as well as the answers of the candidates.

Together with the invitation, we will send you a link for Kira Talent as well as further information on the interview via e-mail. You have one-week time to complete the interview. As the interview will be recorded, you can decide when you want to take the interview within the given time of one week. Please note that once you begin the interview, it is not possible to pause it in between. In total, the interview takes around 45 minutes.

As a last step in the application process, you will be invited to a personal interview. The interview will take place shortly after we have evaluated your Kira Interview. Applicants have the option of choosing between an in-person interview on campus or an online interview.

As part of the on-campus interview, you will have the opportunity to join a campus tour and ask a current student questions about student life at WHU. Program representatives will also offer a short Q&A session to address any administrative or application questions you may have.

Should you be unable to attend one of the Interview Days, please contact our Admission Team.

A few days after your final interview, we will inform you if we can offer you a study spot for our Master of Science Programs. As a final step, you have to officially accept our offer within one week.

Upcoming dates for the Admissions Interview coming soon!
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Our Application Center will open on October 15, 2021!

Start your application via our online portal and join the Master of Science Programs. 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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