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Master in Management: Our Application and Admissions Process

We are looking for graduates from the fields of business and/or economics with up to two years of post-graduate work experience. And a whole lot of potential.

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

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

For our Master in Management Program, we seek recent Bachelor graduates with a degree in business or economics.

If you have not received your Bachelor’s degree yet, it is possible to apply with your current transcript of records. Please include a document that indicates all courses that are not included in the transcript that you are currently taking, or plan to 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. 

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

  • GMAT score of at least 600 or 555 GMAT Focus Edition (WHU Code: FBR-FH-93)
    We accept valid GMAT scores achieved through either the classic or the new Focus edition equally.
  • GRE of at least 158 Verbal and 158 Quantitative
  • TM-BASE of at least 102 (must be completed in English. Please sign up for the test at the TM-WISO Website)

We recommend using the following pages to prepare for the tests: TM-Base demo testGRE preparation materialsGRE practice testGMAT preparation materials. The GMAT, GRE and the TM-BASE are also offered as online exams allowing you to take the test from home. 

If you are interested in our Double Degree Programs, please be aware that our partner universities might only accept the GMAT.

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

You should submit any 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 receive a conditional study offer. This offer will become unconditional upon submitting the required score. Your score must be submitted by May 31, 2024.

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

International experience

Internationality is a key value at WHU so international experience adds strength to every application. While it is not a mandatory requirement for our Master in Management, we still recommend gaining some form of international experience. As international experience, we consider an internship or study semester abroad, languages courses, a summer school, or equivalent.

Our Master in International Business

If your Bachelor is in a non-business-related field, but you have a passion for leadership and one eye on the global picture, you could be a great fit for our Master in International Business.

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 above.

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 at a time that is convenient for you. 

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.