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Full-Time MBA / Curriculum

You will arrive with ambition, energy, and raw experience. The characteristics that indicate global business leader potential. Then you will begin your journey of actualization and undergo self-development.

Finally, you will graduate. Empowered to lead any business.

Full-Time MBA at a glance

12 months, full-time.
3 core modules, each including 3 courses. Additionally 3 elective modules.
3 international modules, each including 1 week abroad at international partner schools in Asia and the US
Final MBA Project, completed individually or as a group.

Our Curriculum - Your MBA Journey.

Pre-MBA Prep Course
Quantitative Methods for Managers
 
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.
Program Start
Future Leaders Fundraising Challenge
 
Take part in an intensive, one-week module to get to know your fellow students, learn leadership methods, and apply them in practice.
Core Modules
Introduction
 
The first twelve months of the program comprise mandatory core modules that provide a solid foundation in basic management concepts and core organizational functions.
Core Modules
Understanding Financial Performance
 
Managerial Finance
Financial Accounting
The World Economy
International Module
1st module
 
The MBA Program includes three weeks of studying abroad at different top business schools worldwide. Senior faculty members of the partner schools deliver specialist lectures covering sensitive issues relevant to the local business environments.
Core Module
Exploiting Market Opportunities
 
Marketing
Corporate Finance
Economics of Corporate and Competitive Strategy
Core Module
Managing the Organization
 
Operations Management
Strategic Sourcing
Management Accounting
International Module
2nd and 3rd module
 
The MBA Program includes three weeks of studying abroad at different top business schools worldwide. Senior faculty members of the partner schools deliver specialist lectures covering sensitive issues relevant to the local business environments.
Midterm Strategy Challenge
Focus on strategy development and implementation
 
In a business game, the participants act as entrepreneurs. Strategic and tactical decisions have to be made in relation to typical company functions. In accompanying teaching units, concepts, and instruments of strategic management are recapitulated as part of the game.
Elective Modules
Specializations
 
In elective modules, you can deepen the knowledge you have acquired in the core modules with topics such as Strategy and Organization, Marketing & Sales, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Advanced Finance.
Elective Module
Creating Impact
 
Example courses: Foundations of Entrepreneurship, Price Management, Innovation Management, Omnichannel Business, etc.
Elective Module
Sharpening Financial Acumen
 
Example courses: Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Technologies, Private Equity, Entrepreneurial Finance, Business and Tax Strategy, etc.
Elective Module
Executing Strategy
 
Example courses: Strategy Execution, Digital Transformation & Innovation, Negotiations, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, etc.
Final MBA Project
Either individually or as a group
 
Your project will be supervised by a faculty member and can be written in parallel to the elective courses. In the case of a company-related project or in connection with an internship, you will write the thesis after completing all modules and lectures.
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Personal Growth and Leadership Development
 
Personal development and leadership skills are essential and integral components of our training. We help you to improve your self-awareness and promote your leadership skills. We prepare you comprehensively for your leadership role.
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Management Practice Workshops
 
A variety of management practice workshops complement the academic curriculum. Experts and consultants focus on the most important business processes and practices and provide you with relevant insights from practice.
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What our alumni and faculty staff say

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Maximiliane (Maxi) Heidenblut
MBA Alumna
"Joining the Full-Time MBA was a big risk for me,” she explains. “I quit my job, and of course, when you do that, you lose the safety of regular income. But I wanted to immerse myself in the experience and explore other career paths. I found the focus on leadership skills attractive and wanted to develop my soft skills. We traveled to China, India, to the US, and these cultural experiences were valuable as they changed my whole perspective."
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Prof. Dr. Yuval Kalish
Chair of Leadership, Networks, and Organizations
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
"A thought-provoking, experiential course that equips you with the tools and mindset needed to master challenges and change the future of your business."
Jessica Tan
MBA Alumna
"I gained so much from the Full-Time MBA program, not just knowledge but also soft skills and a vast network. We got to know almost 30 different nationalities in our class, tackled cultural challenges, and used that diversity to our advantage. It’s unique to WHU and representative of our globalized world. The class sizes are small, which makes it feel like a community: never have I had professors who knew their students by their first names! It checked all the boxes for my expectations, especially for networking, cross-cultural learning, and life-changing experiences."
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