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Part-Time MBA / Application and Admissions

This is where we welcome applications from tenacious, high-achieving, aware, and engaged global business leaders of tomorrow. Sound like you?

Then we look forward to hearing from you.

Your Profile

  1. Team player: Our WHU MBA is a collaborative program that will encourage you to leverage the diversity of a team’s experiences effectively to achieve joint success while acknowledging, discussing, and integrating different points of views. 
  2. Motivation and Ambition: Our successful WHU MBA candidates show ambition and motivation to succeed, continuously develop their skills and personality, and advance in their careers. 
  3. Leadership Potential: Our designated leadership journey takes our WHU MBA students on a path to learn how to lead themselves, how to lead teams, and how to lead organizations. Hence, candidates should showcase leadership potential and the ability to inspire and motivate others. 
  4. Social and communication skills: Our WHU MBA students are provided with many opportunities to network among each other and with professors and business representatives. For this, they must possess effective communication and social competencies and the ability to express their ideas. Feeling comfortable with networking and relationship-building is the first step to benefit from our strong alumni network. 
  5. Open-mindedness to work in a multinational and intercultural surrounding: Our WHU MBA provides a global perspective and is comprised of students, faculty, and staff with various academic and professional backgrounds who are coming from many different countries. 
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Admission Requirements

To apply to our WHU Part-Time MBA Program, you need to fulfill the following requirements: 

  • An undergraduate degree (Bachelor or equivalent)
  • Minimum of two years of postgraduate work experience 
  • Completed online application form (WHU Online Application Center)
  • One letter of recommendation, written by a (former) professor and/or supervisor. Please ask the person who writes the letter of recommendation to submit it via their business account to mba(at)whu.edu.
  • GMAT / GMAT Focus score or equivalent GRE (dependent on previous experience - contact us for further details)
    The WHU GMAT recipient code is FBR-FH-02, the WHU GRE recipient code is 7175. GMAT scores are valid for five years
  • TOEFL score: minimum 100 IBT or IELTS: minimum 7.0. Exception: English is your native language.
    WHU TOEFL recipient code: 0682

Application Process

Our WHU Online Application Center guides you through all the information and documents we require to process your application (see admission requirements). Besides the application documents, we would like to get to know you better by asking you to write about your drivers to do an MBA at WHU, your career goals, and what sets you apart. Usually, your application will be reviewed and assessed within a few days. During peak times, however, it may take longer. To avoid this, we recommend applying as early as possible.  

At WHU, our MBA students are names, not numbers, and we value a personal connection. Hence, after reviewing your application, we would like to get to know you as an applicant in a personal interview that can be either on campus or virtual and will be conducted by two members of the Admission Team. Once you have received an invitation for an interview, you will have three weeks to choose a slot. During the interview, we will discuss your motivation and ask you to share examples of how you dealt with situations in your professional life that might come up in the MBA program. We look for a great fit between our WHU values, what our WHU MBA program offers and what you’re looking for in an MBA program. Of course, you are also welcome to ask questions – it's a great way to get to know us better, too! The interview usually takes one hour.  

After the interview, we share your application documents and our interview assessment with our Admissions Committee, who makes a final decision. It consists of representatives of the Recruitment and Admissions Team, the Program Director, and the Career Center to have a holistic view on each candidate. The Committee meets once a week, so you can expect to receive feedback on whether you will be admitted to the program, denied, waitlisted, or if you should undergo further steps (like an additional interview) within two weeks.

If you get admitted, we will also share a study offer with you. You will have 30 days to take a decision on whether to accept our offer.  

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