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MBA at WHU:

Financial Times #1 ranking program in Germany.

Whether you are looking to obtain management expertise, climb the career ladder, or change careers our international MBA Programs at WHU Campus Düsseldorf are for you. Designed to maximize your academic learning, international exposure, professional network, and leadership impact, an MBA from WHU will help you reach your goals. Our Program’s success in supporting career development is confirmed year after year in internationally renowned rankings, such as the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking and The Economist Which MBA? Ranking.

Top five reasons to study the MBA at WHU

  1. Develop a global business mindset: Integrated modules in the USA, India, and China
  2. Learn to be a responsible and effective leader: Experiential approach to leadership and personal development
  3. Maximize your career impact: Tailored support from our top-ranked career center
  4. Benefit from life-long learning: Professional development opportunities after graduation
  5. Cultivate lasting professional relationships: Close-knit and diverse global alumni network
Full-Time & Part-Time MBA Programs

One program, two formats -
The right choice for your career.

Choose from two study formats taught in English based on your personal situation and preference: The 12-month Full-Time MBA and the 24-month Part-Time MBA. The Part-Time MBA Program takes place on two weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) per month. 

Learn more about our MBA Program:

Your future awaits - apply now!

We welcome students from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds. Our holistic approach allows us to consider all aspects of your application, not only your grades or test scores. This means you have the opportunity to showcase your unique potential to our selection committee.

    Admission Deadlines and Fees

    We accept applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage applying as early as possible since places are limited.

    The final application deadline for our non-EU applicants who require a visa is December 15 (April Intake Full-Time MBA) or May 31 (September Intake Full-Time) to ensure that the visa application procedure can be successfully completed in time for the start of the program.* 

    Applicants from India and China are strongly recommended to apply one month earlier than the suggested international deadline, due to lengthy visa processing times.

    The final application deadline for applicants who do not require a visa are encouraged to apply by February 29 (April Intake Full-Time MBA) or July 31 (September Intake Full-Time and Part-Time MBA).

    We require no additional fees upon submission of your application. Please also take note of the early bird deadlines (on this page) for reduced tuition fees.

    *Applicants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, El Salvador, Honduras, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the US, do not need visas to enter Germany as a student. Please confirm with your nearest German Embassy as these regulations can change without notice.

     

    Admission Process
    1. Application

      Please fill in the MBA questionnaire and online application form and include scans of all required documents. All documents should be submitted in either English or German, including a translation if necessary.
      See admission requirements below.

    2. Interviews
      Once the admissions committee has reviewed your written application, we will invite you for an interview, which will take place either via telephone or in person.
      Interviews are conduced by MBA faculty, staff, and alumni.

      Currently, all our admission interviews are conducted via Skype and are arranged directly with candidates. For the safety of all students, WHU Campus Düsseldorf will remain closed.

    3. Final Decision
      The admissions committee will make a decision within two weeks of the interview after which we will inform you of the decision.
    Admission Requirements
    • Undergraduate degree (Bachelor or equivalent)
    • Minimum of two years postgraduate work experience
    • Completed online application form
      Fill out your application using the online portal
    • Completed MBA questionnaire
      Download questionnaire here
    • One letter of recommendation from a professor or supervisor
      Send this document in a sealed envelope or ask your supervisor to send it via their business account to mba(at)whu.edu
      Download template here
    • GMAT score (A minimum score of 600 is recommended) or equivalent GRE
      The WHU GMAT recipient code is FBR-FH-02, the WHU GRE recipient code is 7175. GMAT scores are valid for five years
    • TOEFL (min. 100 IBT) or equivalent IELTS (7.0) if English is not your native language
      The WHU TOEFL recipient code is: 0682
    Don't miss the Early Bird offer!

    Full-Time MBA


    April intake
    Apply by Aug 31: €5,000 off tuition fees
    Apply by Oct 31: €3,000 off tuition fees

    September intake 
    Apply by Jan 31: €5,000 off tuition fees
    Apply by Mar 31: €3,000 off tuition fees
     

    Part-Time MBA


    September intake 
    Apply by Jan 31: €5,000 off tuition fees
    Apply by Mar 31: €3,000 off tuition fees

    Apply now

    *A complete application includes online application, MBA questionnaire, submitted GMAT and TOEFL scores as well as transcripts of records and diplomas of all university degrees. 

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    Shaping your career - matching you to the market

    The MBA marks an important and exciting turning point in your career. Whether you aspire to move up the career ladder in your current field, change industry, job function, or location, or become a successful entrepreneur, our top-ranked MBA Career Center is dedicated to helping you turn your career ambitions into reality. We will support you in carving out a career path in line with your personal goals that enables you to have a positive impact on the world. We have created the “Triple M” career roadmap that outlines how we will assist you in your career journey.

    Our individualized approach to career development helped our previous MBA cohort make an average 106% salary increase, proving that our MBA Program provides value for money.

    The outstanding rating in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2020 further demonstrates our alumni’s satisfaction with the effectiveness of our career services in terms of career counselling, personal development, networking events, internship search and recruitment, and distinguishes the WHU MBA Career Center as the #1 in Germany.

    Career numbers at a glance
    • On average, students more than doubled (106% increase) their pre-MBA income
    • Over 82% of our students secured top positions within three months of graduation
    • 89% changed either function, industry, or location
    A sample of companies active in the MBA Program

    Accenture, Amazon, BASF, Deutsche Telekom CSP, Grohe, Henkel, innogy Consulting, KraftHeinz, mm1 Consulting, Niedax Group, Trivago, Vodafone

    Providing academic excellence with outstanding faculty and practitioners

    Our expert faculty are all actively engaged in research, allowing us to incorporate the latest relevant findings for the business world into our curriculum. The fact that WHU is the only private German university that is a member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) is testament to our professors’ dedication. We also complement our own outstanding faculty with international faculty members from our partner schools as well as lectures, real-life cases, and workshops from top practitioners and experts in the field.

    Take a look at the profiles of some of our faculty and practitioners:
    Global Online MBA

    Our Global Online MBA offers a flexible and interactive distance learning MBA for global change-makers looking to study from anywhere in the world.

    DISCOVER OUR GLOBAL ONLINE MBA

    Career Perspective

    From Accenture to Zalando –
    Benefit from our extraordinary WHU network.

    Whether founding start-ups, changing industry or function, or progressing into senior roles, our students are writing their own success stories after graduation.

    Find out what they are up to, what impact the MBA Program has had on their professional lives, and what motivated them to get the MBA in the first place.

    CV check

    Take the first step towards your future.
    Get your CV checked!

    Are you curious to find out whether you would be a good fit for the MBA program? Do you have at least 2 years of professional work experience?
    Upload your CV and find out if you are already eligible for our program. Our recruiting team will contact you to provide feedback. 

    GET CV CHECK

    CV check

    Take the first step towards your future.
    Get your CV checked!

    Are you curious to find out whether you would be a good fit for the MBA program? Do you have at least 2 years of professional work experience?
    Upload your CV and find out if you are already eligible for our program. Our recruiting team will contact you to provide feedback. 

    GET CV CHECK

    Student Chat

    We're here to answer your questions –
    Ask a student!

    Düsseldorf

    WHU Campus Düsseldorf –
    An international hotspot.

    Düsseldorf is the capital of the state North Rhine-Westphalia and is located on the banks of the river Rhine. Its 600,000 inhabitants make Düsseldorf a vibrant and international city in which to live, study, and work.

    Learn more about Campus Düsseldorf

     

    Study in Germany

    Study in Germany –
    Diversity and heritage at the heart of Europe.

    Germany has long been celebrated for its level of excellence in the fields of science, technology, and engineering - but what else makes it special? Lying at the heart of Europe, Germany is a culturally diverse country that is both cosmopolitan and tolerant, and ranked as one of the safest places in the world, offering a high quality of living.  

    Learn more about studying in Germany

    Student Life

    It's not only about studying –
    WHU is an exciting place to be.

    The WHU spirit is a term you may have already come across, and it is certainly one you'll hear again once you're on campus. Student life at WHU isn't just about studying - in their free time, our students enthusiastically pursue a wide range of extracurricular activities, making campus an exciting place to be no matter what your interests are.

    Learn more about the student life at WHU

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    News & Stories

    Courageous and committed – Gain an inside perspective into the WHU MBA experience.

    Find out what is happening at WHU, get a taste of the MBA student experience, and check out what our alumni are up to.

    "Understanding the customer is essential for a company to find success."

    Read more

    More than 84,000 euros raised for Save the Children e. V. despite pandemic.

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    WHU keeps excellent position among international universities and business schools

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    Full-Time and Part-Time MBA students welcomed online and on campus.

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    Helping women at WHU find support and insights to fulfill their career aspirations.

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    Bringing future female leaders into the limelight.

    Read more

    Professor Dr. Markus Rudolf, Dean of WHU, offers his review.

    Read more
    Dates & Events

    Experience the WHU spirit in person –
    Join us at one of our upcoming MBA events.

    Curious about what it is like be a WHU MBA student? Looking for information regarding financing and return on investment? Have questions about the application requirements and procedure? Don’t let your future wait, sign up for one of our online events to get your questions answered!

    Now more than ever it is important to find new paths to grow. In our informal Virtual Coffee Chats we look at your personal profile and discuss how the WHU MBA Program can support you in achieving your professional goals. 

    Sign up for a Virtual Coffee Chat

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    Experience a live MBA class

    Get a glimpse into our dynamic learning environment and gain valuable insights into our curriculum.

    Erfahren Sie mehr über Ihre Möglichkeiten mit dem Kellogg-WHU EMBA.

    Finden Sie heraus, wie das Kellogg-WHU EMBA Programm Sie darin unterstützen kann, Ihre beruflichen Ziele zu verwirklichen.

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    Erfahren Sie mehr über Ihre Möglichkeiten mit dem Kellogg-WHU EMBA.

    Finden Sie heraus, wie das Kellogg-WHU EMBA Programm Sie darin unterstützen kann, Ihre beruflichen Ziele zu verwirklichen.

    Join us at this virtual event on February 06.

    Discover how the MBA program at WHU could take your career to the next level.

    Unsere Absolventen teilen ihre Erfahrungen - Seien Sie dabei!

    Lernen Sie unser Executive MBA-Programm kennen und erhalten Sie Einblicke aus erster Hand von unseren Alumni.

    Erfahren Sie mehr über Ihre Möglichkeiten mit dem Kellogg-WHU EMBA.

    Finden Sie heraus, wie das Kellogg-WHU EMBA Programm Sie darin unterstützen kann, Ihre beruflichen Ziele zu verwirklichen.

    Join us at this virtual event on February 11.

    Discover how the MBA program at WHU could take your career to the next level.

    Join us at this virtual event on February 15

    Discover how the MBA program at WHU could take your career to the next level.

    Erfahren Sie mehr über die Stipendien und Finanzierungsoptionen der Kellogg-WHU.

    Lernen Sie die verschiedenen Finanzierungsmöglichkeiten kennen und erwägen Sie, ob diese für Sie in Frage kommen.

    Erfahren Sie mehr über Ihre Möglichkeiten mit dem Kellogg-WHU EMBA.

    Finden Sie heraus, wie das Kellogg-WHU EMBA Programm Sie darin unterstützen kann, Ihre beruflichen Ziele zu verwirklichen.

    Join us at this virtual event on February 20.

    Discover how the MBA program at WHU could take your career to the next level.

    Lernen Sie das Kellogg-WHU EMBA Programm online kennen.

    Wie kann unser Executive MBA Programm Ihre Karriere voranbringen? Nehmen Sie an unserer Online Information Session teil und finden Sie heraus, ob das Kellogg-WHU EMBA Programm das richtige für Sie ist.

    Join our Virtual Information Session

    Get insights on our top ranking MBA program and find out how it can benefit you.

    Join us at this virtual event on February 25.

    Discover how the MBA program at WHU could take your career to the next level.

    Erfahren Sie mehr über Ihre Möglichkeiten mit dem Kellogg-WHU EMBA.

    Finden Sie heraus, wie das Kellogg-WHU EMBA Programm Sie darin unterstützen kann, Ihre beruflichen Ziele zu verwirklichen.

    Erfahren Sie, wie Sie mithilfe des Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA zu einer erfolgreichen Führungskraft werden.

    Treffen Sie EMBA Career Center Manager Gary Anello online um herauszufinden, wie der Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Ihnen beim nächsten Karriereschritt helfen kann.

    Lernen Sie unseren Bewerbungsprozess kennen.

    Erfahren Sie mehr über die Zulassungsvoraussetzungen und das Kellogg-WHU EMBA Bewerbungsverfahren. Stellen Sie Ihre Fragen in unserem Admissions Q&A Runde.

    Experience a live MBA class

    Get a glimpse into our dynamic learning environment and gain valuable insights into our curriculum.

    Diskutieren Sie die Führungsoptionen für Frauen mit unseren Kellogg-WHU-Alumnae.

    Nehmen Sie an unserem Live-Panel teil und finden Sie heraus, wie Sie mithilfe des Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA zu einer erfolgreichen Führungskraft werden. Unsere Alumnae berichten von ihren persönlichen Erfahrungen.

    Unsere Absolventen teilen ihre Erfahrungen - Seien Sie dabei!

    Lernen Sie unser Executive MBA-Programm kennen und erhalten Sie Einblicke aus erster Hand von unseren Alumni.

    Lernen Sie das Kellogg-WHU EMBA Programm online kennen.

    Wie kann unser Executive MBA Programm Ihre Karriere voranbringen? Nehmen Sie an unserer Online Information Session teil und finden Sie heraus, ob das Kellogg-WHU EMBA Programm das richtige für Sie ist.

    Experience a live MBA class

    Get a glimpse into our dynamic learning environment and gain valuable insights into our curriculum.

    Erfahren Sie, wie Sie mithilfe des Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA zu einer erfolgreichen Führungskraft werden.

    Treffen Sie EMBA Career Center Manager Gary Anello online um herauszufinden, wie der Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Ihnen beim nächsten Karriereschritt helfen kann.

    Lernen Sie uns im Rahmen einer Virtual Information Session kennen

    Finden Sie heraus, wie das WHU MBA Programm Sie beim Sprung auf der Karriereleiter unterstützen kann.

    Lernen Sie das Kellogg-WHU EMBA Programm online kennen.

    Wie kann unser Executive MBA Programm Ihre Karriere voranbringen? Nehmen Sie an unserer Online Information Session teil und finden Sie heraus, ob das Kellogg-WHU EMBA Programm das richtige für Sie ist.

    Unsere Absolventen teilen ihre Erfahrungen - Seien Sie dabei!

    Lernen Sie unser Executive MBA-Programm kennen und erhalten Sie Einblicke aus erster Hand von unseren Alumni.

    Erfahren Sie, wie Sie mithilfe des Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA zu einer erfolgreichen Führungskraft werden.

    Treffen Sie EMBA Career Center Manager Gary Anello online um herauszufinden, wie der Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Ihnen beim nächsten Karriereschritt helfen kann.

    Lernen Sie das Kellogg-WHU EMBA Programm online kennen.

    Wie kann unser Executive MBA Programm Ihre Karriere voranbringen? Nehmen Sie an unserer Online Information Session teil und finden Sie heraus, ob das Kellogg-WHU EMBA Programm das richtige für Sie ist.

    Lernen Sie unseren Bewerbungsprozess kennen.

    Erfahren Sie mehr über die Zulassungsvoraussetzungen und das Kellogg-WHU EMBA Bewerbungsverfahren. Stellen Sie Ihre Fragen in unserem Admissions Q&A Runde.

    Get in touch

    Your future awaits –
    Get in touch with us now.

    The WHU MBA recruiting and admissions teams are happy to answer any questions you may have about our curriculum, admissions requirements, and financing options. We are also happy to advise you on career prospects and return on investment as well as put you in touch with our alumni who would be happy to share their success stories and offer advice.

    Recruiting Team MBA

    Selina Flick
    Sabine Noe
    Lars Weber


    +49 (0)211 447 09 141
    mba(at)whu.edu


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    Bewerben Sie sich frühzeitig!

    Wir bitten Bewerber aus dem nicht-europäischen Ausland, ihre Bewerbung bis zum 31. Dezember (April Intake Full-Time MBA) bzw. 31. Mai (September Intake Full-Time und Part-Time MBA) einzureichen, da die Beantragung des Visums erfahrungsgemäß einige Zeit in Anspruch nimmt.

    JETZT BEWERBEN

    * Eine vollständige Bewerbung beinhaltet Online-Bewerbung, MBA-Fragebogen, eingereichte GMAT- und TOEFL-Testergebnisse und Universitätsunterlagen

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