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Global Online MBA / Curriculum

Fit study around your work schedule. Choose modules that match your career goals. Gain global perspective by learning alongside peers from around the world.

Global Online MBA at a Glance

24 months (Flexibility up to 60 months), part-time
7 modules with 2 to 3 courses, each 4 weeks. One week break between courses.
Option to interchange standard courses with asynchronous courses or international course experience
One live-in week in Düsseldorf, 17 weeks Final MBA Project

Our Curriculum - Your Global Online MBA Journey

Online Prep Course (optional)
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.
Virtual Kick-Off weekend(s)
During the kick-off weekends, participants are presented with all the information relevant to their studies and a detailed insight into their study career, and the first basic courses take place.
First Study Period
Each course 2.5 Credits
- Leading Strategic Business Success
- Exploring Market Opportunities

(Depending on the intake, modules can fall on a different study period)
Second study period
Each course 2.5 Credits
- Building Operational Excellence within and between Organizations
- Cultivating an Entrepreneurial and Innovative Mindset

(Depending on the intake, modules can fall on a different study period)
Live-in week
Campus Düsseldorf
Students compete against each other in teams in a business simulation, learn to position themselves as leaders, and motivate others. There are also numerous networking opportunities with fellow students and faculty.
Third study period
Each course 2.5 Credits
- Enhancing Financial Performance
- Mastering Decision Making under Uncertainty
- Excellence in General Management & Leadership

(Depending on the intake, modules can fall on a different study period)
Final MBA Project
Online, individually or in a group
The Final MBA Project can take the form of a business plan, a research paper, or a report written in cooperation with a company. The project is supervised by a faculty member at WHU.
Asynchronous courses
Personalize your learning experience by interchanging standard courses with asynchronous courses: Sustainable Transfomation, Generative AI, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Data Science for Managers
International Course Experience
USA or Asia
Enhance the cross-cultural learning experience via the international course experience to US or Asia.
Leadership courses
Online, integral part of studies
Each course 2.5 Credits
- General Manager & Managerial Economics
- Leadership Essentials & Midterm Challenge
- Personal & Leadership Development
Career Services
- Workshops
- Annual Career Weekend
- Career development coaching activities
6 months
12 months
24 months
Video Program Overview: Professor Dries Faems, Academic Director Global Online MBA

What our alumni and faculty staff say

Prof. Dr. Dries Faems
Academic Director Global Online MBA
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
"As the Academic Director of the Global Online MBA, I am proud to present a program uniquely tailored to deliver an in-depth understanding of essential management domains. Recognizing the evolving business landscape, we have introduced cutting-edge courses like Sustainable Transformation and Generative AI, ensuring our participants are well-versed in topics that are not just current but also impactful for their careers. Our OMBA program blends synchronous and asynchronous learning in a way that empowers our participants to customize their learning trajectory, aligning it perfectly with their personal and professional commitments. "
Associate Professor Anna Brattström
Lund University
"In my Mastering Strategic Inter-firm Collaboration course, you'll gain the insights and tools to forge powerful partnerships that push the boundaries of innovation and competitiveness, learning to navigate the complexities of negotiation, trust-building, and cultural diversity in the business world.""
Samantha Britt
Global Online MBA Alumna
"I have proven to myself that I am capable of learning new things. I think a great aspect of studying an MBA in comparison to a master’s degree or a doctorate, is that you are always connecting it to the real world. You can see the value of what you are learning in this larger context. I feel that I am expanding on my identity as an artist, not shutting it away, by exploring new possibilities that could ultimately benefit the industry I love."
Dace Caldwell
Global Online MBA Alumnus
"What stood out for me about the WHU Global Online MBA was the level of flexibility and the strong emphasis that this was the genuine WHU MBA program, simply delivered off-campus. Then it was the reputation of WHU, the rankings of the MBA program, and of course, the option to join modules abroad. Gaining an MBA from a recognized and reputable program was important because I want it to be acknowledged as a sign of quality wherever I go."
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