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MBA European Summer Program –

“The Changing Environment for International Business in Europe.”

MBA European Summer Program

Interactive lectures and discussions –
Gaining in-depth learning experiences.

The WHU MBA European Summer Program comprises a two-week course on 'The Changing Environment for International Business in Europe' on the attractive campus in Vallendar, located just outside of Koblenz in the valley of the Rhine River. The program is designed for MBA students of WHU's partner schools in their second year who are interested in International Business, Finance, and Corporate Strategy. As an alternative to an exchange semester, the program offers a targeted and compact insight into international business in Europe. It offers a well-balanced combination of lectures, group work, company visits, and cultural experiences. 

The next program will take place in May 2023, and students may participate in one of two available sessions:
Session 1: May 07 to May 21, 2024 or Session 2: May 12 to May 24, 2024.

The program, directed by Professor Dr. Michael Frenkel, focuses on the following topics:

  1. European Trade Integration and the Euro
  2. Competing in European Markets
  3. European Aspects of Family Business
  4. The Business Tax Environment in Europe
  5. Business Environment and Stratgies of FDI Investors in Central and Eastern Europe
  6. Entrepreneurship from a European Perspective
  7. The Relevance of Family Businesses in Europe
  8. Raising Capital in European Capital Markets

The program is taught in English and comprises 48 academic hours (equivalent to three credits) plus around 22 contact hours of a cultural program (equivalent to two credits). In general, there is no tuition for students enrolled at and nominated by WHU's partner schools (to be confirmed individually). Check if your university is part of our Global Partner Network and find out more about the program costs below.


Providing academic excellence –
WHU’s top-notch international faculty.

Our expert faculty is actively engaged in research, allowing us to incorporate the latest relevant findings for the European business world into our curriculum. We also complement our outstanding faculty with relevant international faculty members from our partner schools, as well as lectures, real-life cases, and workshops from top practitioners and subject-matter experts.

Take a look at the faculty profiles of the MBA European Summer Program:

Registration and Fee

Take the next step –
Find out more about registration and payment.

Apply by March 1, 2024 to save yourself one of just 47 seats per session. Find out more about the registration process, the program fees and included services.

More information on the registration and payment processes


In their own words –
Testimonials from program participants.

The MBA European Summer Program offers MBA students from around the world the opportunity to enjoy a tailor-made and in-depth learning experiences in a European business environment. By cooperating with various educational institutions and companies across the continent, we have created a program which greatly benefits the students’ professional futures.

Find out why the MBA European Summer Program is the best choice for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions –
Quick facts about the program.

Please find below commonly asked questions and answers regarding the WHU MBA European Summer Program. This set of Q&As includes information about visa regulations, courses, and provides various other tips.

Some nationalities, such as Americans, Canadians, and Australians, in possession of a valid passport, do not need a visa for stays up to 90 days. The passport must not expire before the end of the scheduled trip.

Please contact your local German Consulate or Embassy to determine whether a visa is required. Please note that WHU cannot issue visas. You will find further information via the Federal Foreign Office.

Sample schedules are available online and will be updated on a regular basis. Please note that the online schedules are preliminary and subject to change. You will receive the final schedule shortly before the start of the program.

An airport pick-up is organized for you on the first day of each session from Frankfurt Airport.

Where:  Frankfurt Airport, Meeting Point Terminal 1
When:   Between 10:00 and 11:00 am

Additionally, an airport drop-off is organized for you in the morning after the end of each session.

Where: Vallendar Mitte
When: TBA

Please inform Andre Betz (andre.betz@whu.edu) about your arrival schedule as soon as possible to make sure that you can profit from the airport pick-up. Please note that if you are unable to schedule a flight to arrive in time for the pick-up, or your arrival is delayed, you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation to WHU.

The general rule is smart casual for classes and business casual for company visits and events.

You will have full access to our computer facilities. However, we strongly recommend that you also bring your own laptop.

Before your arrival, you will be asked to prepare for the program using pre-readings which you will find on our online platform. You will receive the login via email, therefore we ask you to please make sure that you check your email account regularly.

The deadline for paying the base and tuition fees is March 1, 2024. A refund is not possible.

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Get in touch –
We're looking forward to hearing from you.

We are happy to answer all questions you might have about the program in general, or regarding its content or organization. Please also contact us if you wish to get in touch with previous participants in order to gain insight into their experiences.

Andre Betz

+49 (0)261 6509 166

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