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Application and Admission to WHU's MBA Programs

Participants

Participants with a degree in law, engineering, or the natural sciences will benefit the most from the MBA Programs at WHU. However, participants with a degree in business administration or economics will also find the program highly valuable because of the

  • strong emphasis on integrating theory and practice,
  • the experience of working in interdisciplinary, multicultural study groups and
  • the opportunity to develop leadership and interpersonal skills in an international environment.

We look for a large variety of cultural and professional backgrounds among our students. We are interested in you as an individual as you are interested in the school in all its varieties.

If you are thinking about applying to our MBA programs and are not quite sure if you fulfill the formal requirements you are welcome to send us your CV for a first check. Please contact us at mba(at)whu.edu and we will get back to you.

Application Period

The Full-Time MBA Program starts in April and September of every year. As applications are accepted on a rolling basis, you may apply to the program at any time; however, we strongly encourage potential candidates to apply as early as possible since places are limited. Admissions to the program will be given approx. two weeks after the personal interview.

Please note that for non-EU applicants who require a visa, visa application procedures may vary. Please contact the recruiting team in case of any questions. 

Applicants, who would like to take part in the optional Pre-MBA Intensive German language course, must hand in their completed MBA application by April 30 (September Intake) or November 30 (April Intake).

The Part-Time MBA Program starts in September of every year. As applications are accepted on a rolling basis, you may apply to the program at any time; however, we strongly encourage potential candidates to apply as early as possible since places are limited. Admissions to the program will be given approx. two weeks after the personal interview.

We kindly ask non-EU applicants who require a visa to apply before May 31 (September Intake) or December 31 (April Intake) to ensure that the visa application procedure can be successfully completed in time for the start of the Program.

Applicants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, El Salvador, Honduras, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the United States do not need an entry visa for Germany.

However, as these regulations can change without notice, please confirm the latest regulations with your nearest German Embassy or Consulate, or contact the MBA Recruiting Team in case of any questions. 

 

Admission Requirements

The applicant must hold a degree from a university (Hochschule or Fachhochschule) in the area of validity of the German General Law on Universities or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. Furthermore, the applicant must have a minimum of two years of professional experience. Management experience is not required.

As the teaching language is English, non-native speakers are required to demonstrate evidence of fluency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as an entry requirement. We also require a Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).

Admission Requirements - Overview

  • A first degree (Bachelor or equivalent)
  • Two years postgraduate work experience
  • Completed online application form and MBA Questionnaire
  • One letter of recommendation from professors or supervisors (word /pdf). Please send us the letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope or ask the referee to e-mail it to mba(at)whu.edu from his personal business e-mail account.
  • TOEFL (min. 100 IBT) or equivalent IELTS (7.0), if English is not your native language. The WHU TOEFL recipient code is: 0682.
  • GMAT score (A minimum score of 600 is recommended) or equivalent GRE. The WHU GMAT recipient code is FBR-FH-02, the WHU GRE recepient code is 7175.

GMAT scores are valid for five years. To inform yourself about the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) please go to:www.mba.com or www.ets.org/toefl. You can download the GMAT Information Bulletin here.

Not sure about your eligibility?

Your Contact

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Recruiting Team MBA

Carolin Hilden, Sabine Noe

+49-(0)211-44709-144
+49-(0)211-44709-149

Admission Procedure

Please fill in the

MBA Questionnaire

and the

Online Application Form

and include scans of the below mentioned application documents. The letter of recommendation may be sent to us in a sealed envelope or through the e-mail account of the referee.

Once the admission committee has reviewed your written application we will invite you for a personal interview either via telephone or personally. The admission committee will notify you if you have been accepted to the program. Students are admitted to our program all through the year.