WirtschaftsWoche ranks WHU at number 3 in Germany and as best German private business school
In its just-released ranking of business schools and universities, the German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche ranked WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management third in Germany in the field of business management. WHU is the top-ranked private business school in Germany.
“At WHU we maintain close ties with the business world and cultivate intensive contact with numerous partners in business. This excellent result encourages us to continue to closely align our programs with the needs of companies,” said Prof. Dr. Markus Rudolf. In addition to excellence in research and teaching, a high degree of practical relevance in the third pillar on which WHU is built. The degree programs at the Business School are internationally oriented and emphasize personality development. “This result is particularly rewarding for the school because WHU has far fewer graduates in comparison to the large state universities”, said Rudolf. As a result, less extensive company recruiting (in terms of numbers) takes place at WHU. WHU’s outstanding performance in the ranking, despite its smaller size, is therefore particularly noteworthy.
For WirtschaftsWoche’s published annual rankings, personnel managers across the country evaluate the German business school landscape. This year, 540 HR mangers responded to questions about which universities and business schools, in their opinion, train the best graduates. The WirtschaftsWoche ranking places a special emphasis on practical relevance, which is particularly important to HR managers.
Since its founding 30 years ago, WHU has always assigned great importance to the transfer of practical experience in all programs. As the only private member of the German Research Foundation, WHU plays particular attention to the transfer of knowledge between research and education.