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We focus on management education — fostering both an entrepreneurial attitude as well as responsible leadership.

Teaching is focused on practice-oriented work whenever possible: thus, case studies and practical projects are frequently used in class in order to foster the application of theoretical concepts. WHU highly values the personal development of each individual. Students are challenged to reflect on their soft and leadership skills and to work on personal development. As a result, WHU aims to provide a high-quality intellectual contribution to both academia and the business world.

WHU study programs

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Apply now for one of our top-ranked, high quality study programs!

WHU offers excellent study opportunities for people of any age and with a wide range of work experience. Next to the undergraduate (BSc in International Business Administration) and graduate programs (MSc in Management, MSc in Finance, MSc in Entrepreneurship), WHU offers Full-Time and Part-Time MBA programs, an Executive MBA program and Executive Education. This way, WHU contributes to and supports lifelong learning experiences. 

To determine whether applicable quality standards are met, WHU has also implemented several internal quality monitoring mechanisms, such as 'Assurance of Learning' (AOL). In order to assure continuous improvement of curricula, student learning is continuously monitored and assessed. Furthermore, WHU has its own Instructor Evaluation System (DOBES), which allows every student to evaluate their instructors at the end of every course. Student feedback is collected on several occasions: in the bi-weekly jour fixe of student representatives and the Dean, in annual feedback meetings between the students and the Academic Director of the respective program, and in exit surveys that are filled out by the graduates of each program at the end of their course of study.

Our programs for pre-experience students:

Bachelor in International Business Administration

Our three-year Bachelor in International Business Administration (BSc) provides you with a rigorous business education, flexible curriculum, hands-on experience, and international exposure. We equip successful and thoughtful students with an outstanding skill set, ready to thrive in today’s fast-paced business world.

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Master in Management (MSc)

Our global top-ranked Master in Management (MiM) Program is designed to prepare you for a wide range of career options across multiple industries, by providing the skills and knowledge and by allowing you to tailor your curriculum to your interests and career goals. The 21-month program includes an internship as well as a semester abroad.

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Master in Finance (MSc)

The Master in Finance (MiF) Program is designed to prepare you for a career across financial landscapes, such as Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, Private Equity, and Financial Analysis. It combines a comprehensive analysis of financial institutions, markets, and strategies with practical relevance and an international perspective.

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Master in Entrepreneurship (MSc)

The Master in Entrepreneurship (MiE) Program is designed for graduates who would like to start their own business, have an innovative career in various companies or start-ups, or manage a family business. You will experience a unique program covering business functions, innovation, product development, and technologies, including field trips to entrepreneurial hubs such as Berlin and Düsseldorf.

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Exchange Programs (BSc/MSc)

Spending a semester abroad at one of Germany's top Business Schools is an experience of a lifetime. We aim to make your time abroad with us a unique experience, both academically and personally. We are proud to welcome about 120 exchange students per semester from more than 200 partner universities worldwide. Perfectly placed, Vallendar and its surrounding area offer plenty to see and do.

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Our programs for post-experience students:

MBA (Part-Time or Full-Time)

Financial Times #1 ranking program in Germany: Whether you are looking to obtain management expertise, climb the career ladder, or change careers – our international MBA Programs are for you. Designed to maximize your academic learning, international exposure, professional network, leadership impact, and career development, an MBA from WHU will help you reach your goals.

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Exchange Program (MBA)

Spending a semester abroad at one of Germany's top Business Schools is an experience of a lifetime. We aim to make your time abroad with us a unique experience, both academically and personally. We are proud to welcome about 120 exchange students per semester from more than 200 partner universities worldwide. Internationality, its state capital status, and a strong economy are what makes Düsseldorf unique.

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Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA

The Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program unites Kellogg School of Management, USA and WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany, to deliver outstanding opportunities to open your career and global network. With the largest and most immersive EMBA Global Network in the world, you maximize your impact and make connections that last a lifetime.

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Our Executive Education programs:

Open Programs

Our Open Programs are created to suit your job-related development needs. All our programs are on an international top level, taught by renowned faculty and industry experts. Our aim is to prepare you for your next career step, your next career challenge, or to simply update your knowledge and skills for your current working enviroment.

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Customized Programs

Our Customized Programs are tailor-made for companies that would like to train their executives and managers in general management or specific management topics. Both topics and methodology will be adjusted to the individual needs of program participants and the company´s culture and strategy.

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Our short-term programs:

Bachelor European Summer Program

The Bachelor European Summer Program offers a three-week course on 'The Business, Political, and Cultural Environment in Europe’ for Bachelor students of WHU's partner schools in Vallendar. As an alternative to an exchange semester, the program offers a targeted and compact insight into international business in Europe, focusing on the political and economic environment in Europe as well as on the impact on business relations in this region.

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MBA European Summer Program

The MBA European Summer Program comprises a two-week course on 'The Changing Environment for International Business in Europe' in Vallendar. 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 well-balanced combination of lectures, group work, company visits, and cultural experiences. 

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Customized European Programs

The WHU Customized European Programs are specifically designed to be integrated into the BBA, MBA, or Executive MBA programs of individual non-European partner schools, and are tailor-made to suit the needs and curriculum of the specific institution. In some instances, it is also possible for students from different schools to participate in the same program. Our programs give students the best opportunity to acquire essential skills to develop successful business relationships within the EU.

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Our Doctoral programs:

Internal Doctoral Program

WHU is renowned for fostering the academic ambitions of young and dedicated researchers. Students may be admitted to the Doctoral Program – in consultation with the advisor – at any time, as internal students. Internal Doctoral students are those who are also employed at WHU as a research assistant for at least 3/8 of a full-time position. 

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External Doctoral Program

WHU is renowned for fostering the academic ambitions of young and dedicated researchers. Students may be admitted to the Doctoral Program – in consultation with the advisor – at any time, as external students. External Doctoral students are students not employed at WHU, or employed as a research assistant for less than 3/8 of a full-time position.

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WHU Career Center

Our study programs are the best foundation for a successful career!

We help facilitate a smooth transition into the workplace. WHU's Career Center supports successful interaction between companies, students, and alumni.
With numerous career activities for students, we offer career consulting and an exciting platform for networking with company representatives and alumni.

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WHU Career Center

Our study programs are the best foundation for a successful career!

We help facilitate a smooth transition into the workplace. WHU's Career Center supports successful interaction between companies, students, and alumni.
With numerous career activities for students, we offer career consulting and an exciting platform for networking with company representatives and alumni.

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Dates & events

Dates and Events –
Get to know WHU in person.

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WHU Virtual Information Session MBA
Join our Virtual Q&A Session on Admissions on April 30.

Get valuable insights into our curriculum, program offerings, and admission requirements and receive some first-hand tips and insights with regards to a successful application to our #1 WHU MBA program.

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the Access fair in Warsaw on May 7

Discover how the MBA program at WHU could take your career to the next level.

WHU Virtual Information Session Bachelor
Get to know our Bachelor program online.

May 08 at 3 pm (CEST)

Gain valuable insights into the Bachelor program and talk to our staff and current students and ask your questions directly.

WHU Virtual Information Session MBA
Join our Virtual Career Insights Session on May 09.

Our MBA Career Center Director, Dr. Christine Menges will share with you, how the MBA at WHU can bring your career to the next level. Learn more about what measures we take to make sure that you will achieve your career goals.

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us in Luxembourg on May 16.

Join our Alumni Panel & Networking Event to learn more about the MBA at WHU and the Kellogg-WHU EMBA program. Gain an insight into the value of our programs in enhancing your professional profile through a candid panel discussion and an open Q&A session with our alumni.

Take a seat in our Masterclass on May 23.

Experience the Full-Time and Part-Time MBA Program in person by sitting in our Masterclass on the topic of Corporate Entrepreneurship and later networking with alumni, faculty and staff.

WHU Virtual Class Visit MBA
Take a seat in a real MBA class on July 06

Experience the Full-Time and Part-Time MBA Programs in person by sitting in a real-life class and later networking the students, faculty and staff.

WHU Information Day
Experience the WHU spirit in person on October 26.

Through conversations with current students, faculty, and staff and a campus tour, you will get a better feeling for WHU and what it's like to live and learn on our campus in Vallendar.

WHU Information Day
Experience the WHU spirit in person on December 07.

Through conversations with current students, faculty, and staff and a campus tour, you will get a better feeling for WHU and what it's like to live and learn on our campus in Vallendar.

WHU Information Day
Experience the WHU spirit in person on January 25.

Through conversations with current students, faculty, and staff and a campus tour, you will get a better feeling for WHU and what it's like to live and learn on our campus in Vallendar.

WHU Information Day
Experience the WHU spirit in person on March 07.

Through conversations with current students, faculty, and staff and a campus tour, you will get a better feeling for WHU and what it's like to live and learn on our campus in Vallendar.

WHU Information Day
Experience the WHU spirit in person on April 18.

Through conversations with current students, faculty, and staff and a campus tour, you will get a better feeling for WHU and what it's like to live and learn on our campus in Vallendar.