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MSc Class of 2017 Celebrate their Graduation

On Friday, September 29, 2017, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, both Master of Science and Doctoral students celebrated the conclusion of their studies. During the graduation ceremony, which took place at Rhein-Mosel-Halle, Koblenz, students received their well-earned degree certificates and, together with their families and friends, celebrated the happy occasion. Presenting the degree certificates were Dean Professor Dr. Markus Rudolf, Assistant Dean and Program Director Dr. Steffen Löv, Academic Director Master in Management and Master in Finance Professor Dr. Burcin Yurtoglu, and the Academic Director of the doctoral program Professor Dr. Christian Andres. 

After a vibrant musical kick-off by MSc graduates Roman Geugelin, Hannes Kempter, and Christian Schmied, Dean Professor Dr. Markus Rudolf opened the ceremony with a personal speech, raising the question: Does money make us happier? Rudolf emphasized the importance of taking responsibility for oneself, as well as the community.

The commencement address by Carsten Kratz, Senior Partner and Head of the German Management Team of Boston Consulting Group, personally addressed the graduates by sharing his three most important beliefs for a successful and satisfying career. Kratz concluded by summing up, “We need smart people who are moving forward and enjoy doing things!”

MSc Class Speaker Roman Geugelin then gave a vibrant and exciting address, raising the question: What is greatness? His resounding message (“Live with integrity!”) was rewarded with a big applause from the audience.

The Best Teacher award for the best lecture on the Master of Science program went to Professor Dr. Maximilian Müller this year. 

The alumni association also awarded its “In Praxi Outstanding Thesis Award” to Philip von Wedel who had convinced the members of the jury with his master’s thesis entitled “The digitalization of the patient-physician relationship: A discrete choice based analysis of patients’ preferences for digital health services in Germany”.

The graduation culminated with the traditional WHU ball, which was also held in the Rhein-Mosel-Halle.