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Full-Time MBA Program Curriculum

The Full-Time MBA program starts at the beginning of April and September each year. Before the program start students can attend online preparation courses, in which participants are able to refresh their knowledge of mathematics, statistics and economics. The 12-month program ends with the submission of the final thesis of the following year.

The Full-Time MBA program period is split into modules. Participants provide proof of their knowledge during the study program in the form of case solutions, project work, presentations and of written exams.

Within the General Management Full-Time MBA Program, students may deepen their knowledge in the fields of

  • Marketing, Sales, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Advanced Finance & Accounting
  • Strategy & Organization
  • Personal Leadership (compulsory)

During the concentrations module, students have to choose 9 courses out of the approx. 25 concentration courses offered. Participants have to select 2 courses from all fields and may focus on one concentration by selecting the ninth course.

Personal Leadership

The part Personal Leadership in the concentrations module of the MBA Program is mandatory for all students. It includes classes and a company project focusing on Leadership and Personal Development. Besides our WHU faculty members and lecturers from our partner universities, expert business managers will relate to the leadership subject based on their own professional experience. 

International Management Module

The International Management Module exposes the participants of the MBA Program to the challenge of international management. During the international module the participants learn about business opportunities and management challenges in North America, China and India. The study tours are hosted by renowned partners in the respective region. The program consists of lectures delivered by senior faculty members of our partner universities, company visits and a group project.

You can download an overview of the MBA Program Structure here.

Pre-MBA Intensive German language course (optional)

In cooperation with the Goethe Institute Düsseldorf, WHU offers optional intensive German language courses in order to enhance your profile for the German job market. Students have the possibility to choose between a four, eight or twelve-week course.  

Please hand in your completed MBA application three months before the start of the respective German course*.

The cost of the language course is partially sponsored by WHU (50%) with the remaining cost (500€ per month) to be covered by the participant. 

If you require more information, please contact the Admissions team.

*The courses are planned for January-March (Spring Intake) and June-August (Fall Intake)


Class Profile

The class profile refers to the Full-Time MBA Class of 2018.

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Recruiting Team MBA

Carolin Hilden, Sabine Noe


WHU Full-Time MBA

Lisa Rose

"I think it's so important to continue learning to always keep on top of your game. When I started the MBA, I quickly realized that it was this education that I had been missing in the workplace, and I'm looking forward to using the knowledge and tools I've gained in my new position."

MBA Class of 2018

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