A curriculum for high-achieving professionals –
The 12-month Full-Time MBA Program.
With the 12-month Full-Time MBA Program, offering both September and April intakes, you can immerse yourself in an intensive learning experience and quickly reap the benefits of your new knowledge and skills.
Before starting the program, you will have the opportunity to attend online preparation courses to refresh your knowledge of mathematics and statistics and learn the basics of economics.
In cooperation with the Goethe Institute Düsseldorf, WHU offers German courses for different proficiency levels throughout the program, in order to enhance your profile for the German job market.
The available courses include:
- 1-3 sponsored* German language course(s) offered by the Goethe Institute
- integrated German language classes (included in tuition)
- one-year access to online platform Babbel to complement German language studies at your own pace
If you would like more information, please contact the admissions team.
*WHU partially sponsors up to 500€ per course. The remaining cost must be covered by the student.
The first five months of the program comprise mandatory core modules that provide a solid foundation in basic management concepts and core organizational functions.
- Understanding Financial Performance (Managerial Finance, Financial Accounting, The World Economy)
- Exploiting Market Opportunities (Marketing, Corporate Finance, Economics of Corporate and Competitive Strategy)
- Managing in the Organization (Operations Management, Strategic Sourcing, Management Accounting)
These are advanced courses that provide you deeper insights on Strategy and Organization, Marketing & Sales, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Advanced Finance and build on the knowledge obtained in the core modules.
The MBA Program includes three study-abroad weeks, two in Asia and one in the US. The Asia module, which takes place in China and India, focuses on the chances, challenges, and risks of doing business in emerging markets. Senior faculty members of the following institutions deliver specialist lectures covering sensitive issues relating to the local business environments:
Academic Partner in India:
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India
Academic Partners in China (at least one will be visited):
Fudan University, Shanghai, China
China Europe International Business School, Shanghai, China
Guanghua School of Management, Shanghai/Shenzhen, China
All of our academic partners are among the top business schools in Asia, renowned for their high-quality research and programs as well as their links to global networks.
The Asia module also includes visits to traditional local companies and innovation hubs, foreign companies, and joint ventures, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of these emerging markets as well as a practical and real-world perspective.
The US module is a tailor-made executive education program in partnership with the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston (near Chicago), USA, one of the leading business schools in the US. Kellogg’s top faculty members provide expert insight into management education’s latest hot topics.
Note: The program fee does not include visa fees during the international modules. Visa-related costs will amount to around 1,000 EUR in total.
A variety of engaging Management Practice Workshops supplement the program’s thorough academic curriculum. The workshops focus on current key business practices and are taught by experts and coaches in the respective areas.
Students embark on a personal development journey throughout the duration of the MBA, with all aspects of their education designed to help them better know themselves as well as learn how to lead and be led. Group work, reflections, and leadership challenges help students excel beyond their current boundaries and provide ample opportunities to sharpen their interpersonal and communication skills. This module is integrated into all aspects of the curriculum.
The Final MBA Project can take the form of a business-plan, research paper, or report written in cooperation with a company while completing an internship. Completed either individually or as a group, the result should demonstrate an ability to focus on solving a problem by applying the research methods and management knowledge acquired throughout the MBA. The project is supervised by a faculty member and is typically completed during the elective phase of the program. In the case of a company-related project and internship, the final project takes place only after all modules have been completed.