Master in Management Curriculum –

Learn more about our program structure.

In addition to participating in a rigorous academic curriculum, you will also have the opportunity to take part in various student-, program-, and career center-organized events, conferences and incubators, such as IdeaLab!, Career Day, Sensability, Euromasters, and many more.

The elements of the program include:

The core electives provide you with the essential general management tools and knowledge by allowing you to choose one course from the below available areas:

  1. Accounting & Finance

    Accounting and Financial Analysis
    Advanced Corporate Finance
    International Tax Strategy

  2. Data Analytics

    Actionable Customer Analytics
    Decision Support Systems (Data Science)
    Field Experiments in Organizations

  3. Economics

    Exchange Rates and International Finance
    Industrial Organization
    Monetary Economics and Central Banking  

  4. Marketing & Sales 

    Sustainable Marketing
    Leading the High-Performance Sales Force
    Product and Shopper Marketing

  5. Strategy & Leadership

    Advanced Organizational Behavior
    Corporate Governance
    International Strategy

  6. Supply Chain Management

    Advanced Supply Management
    Operations Analysis & Control 
    Sustainable Operations Management

While the core electives provide the essential general management tools and knowledge, you may choose from an exceptionally broad range of electives to tailor your studies to your interests and goals. You also have the opportunity to specialize in one of the available concentrations:

  1. Financial Accounting

    Financial Reporting and Capital Markets: Current Challenges
    Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
    International Tax Strategy

  2. Business Analytics

    Managing Data Science 
    Visual Data Analysis
    Web Mining

  3. Economics

    Economics of Financial Markets
    Health Economics, Policy and Management
    Monetary Economics and Central Banking

  4. Innovation

    Heinz-Nixdorf-Lecture: Strategic Intellectual Property Management
    New Product Development
    Strategic Technology and Innovation Management

  5. Marketing

    B2C Price Management
    Luxury Brand Management
    Product and Shopper Marketing

  6. Strategy 

    Advanced Management Accounting and Control
    International Strategy
    Strategy Execution

  7. Leadership
    Advanced Organization Behavior
    Ethics & Leadership
    Leadership in Practice 

  8. Supply Chain Management

    Service Excellence
    Sustainable Operations Management
    Transportation Management

  9. Additional courses
    Value Creation in Family Firms
    Entrepreneurial Selling
    Game Theory
    B2B Pricing: Negotiation, Calculation, Strategy
    The Analytics' Edge
    Venture Capital Finance
    Strategy Making in Professional Football
    International Marketing Management
    Modern Tools and Applications of Data Science
    Accounting for M&A Transactions
    E-commerce Operations Management
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Financial Technologies
    Behavioral and Cultural Finance
    Psychology of Leadership
    Blockchain Programming
    Current Topics in Accounting
    Building and Scaling Successful Companies
    Household Finance

Some of the core electives may also be chosen as an elective.

Having completed your first two semesters at WHU, you will gain valuable work experience through an internship in Germany or abroad. The Career Center supports you in finding an internship position via a broad range of activities such as individual career counseling, workshops, and company presentations.

The MiM Program also includes a semester abroad at one of WHU's 200 partner universities worldwide. During the semester abroad, you will gain a global perspective and immerse yourself in another culture.

Explore our international options

The master thesis concludes your studies, providing you the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you have gained throughout the course of the Master Program. While writing your thesis, you will be supervised by a WHU faculty member. You may also write your thesis in collaboration with a company.

For more detailed information on the core electives and electives, please see the Online Course Guide.

The annual WHU Master Graduation Day takes place in the fall. Our Master in Management graduates have good cause to celebrate thanks to their consistently high final grades. Take a look!

WHU Master in Management Final Grades