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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

We shape personalities –
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 of Science Programs (MSc)

Our Master of Science programs are designed to prepare you for a wide range of career options across multiple industries, whether your focus lies in finance, start-ups, or general management. Experience a global mindset, discover the wider WHU network, gain fresh insights, and engage with a curriculum that is tailored to your interests and career goals.

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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. Our rigorous curriculum combines a comprehensive analysis of financial institutions, markets, and strategies with practical relevance and an international perspective to provide the fundamental skills and knowledge of financial markets.

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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

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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Full-Time MBA

Spanning 12 months, the Full-Time MBA Program offers international exposure, a professional network, and leadership development. Ranked #1 in Germany by the Financial Times, our unique program is designed to help you take the next step whether you are looking to obtain expertise, changes careers, or even change industries. Reach your career goals and become a leader with impact with the Full-Time MBA Program from WHU.

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Part-Time MBA

High-achieving professionals can maximize their career impact with the Part-Time MBA Program, taking place two weekends per month over the course of two years. Access global management insights, personal and leadership development opportunities, and the unique WHU network to enrich and further your career. Discover the power of international experience with modules abroad and an intimate learning environment. 

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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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WHU campus update

We are 100% online!

We are going online! Safety comes first, so we are adapting. We continue recruiting activities through online events and constant communication with our candidates. The admissions processes will now take place entirely online. Find out how else we are tackling the current situation.

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WHU campus update

We are 100% online!

We are going online! Safety comes first, so we are adapting. We continue recruiting activities through online events and constant communication with our candidates. The admissions processes will now take place entirely online. Find out how else we are tackling the current situation.

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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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Customized Master in Management and Entrepreneurship

Allowing students from cooperating companies to study in parallel to their current employment, the one-year program offers tailor-made professional development for employees looking to maximize their impact within a business, by pursuing a Master degree.

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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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Dates & events

Dates and Events –
Get to know WHU in person.

Date
Event Category
Location
WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the Acces MBA Event in Istanbul on April 11.

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

WHU After Work Information Session MBA
Meet us online at your convenicence.

The format has change, the insights remain the same: Discover how the MBA program at WHU could take your career to the next level. Benefit from an individual consultation tailored to your personal profile.

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the Access MBA Event in Beirut on April 15.

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.

April 15 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 Information Day
Experience the WHU spirit in person on April 18.

We will move our Open Days to the digital world. You can sign up as usual. Further details about the format will follow shortly. Should you have already registered, we will get in touch with you individually.

WHU After Work Information Session MBA
Meet us online at your convenicence.

The format has change, the insights remain the same: Discover how the MBA program at WHU could take your career to the next level. Benefit from an individual consultation tailored to your personal profile.

WHU After Work Information Session MBA
Meet us online at your convenicence.

The format has change, the insights remain the same: Discover how the MBA program at WHU could take your career to the next level. Benefit from an individual consultation tailored to your personal profile.

WHU Virtual Information Session Master
Meet us online - Join our Information Session on April 28!

Join us on April 28, 2020 for some tips and tricks for your successful application.

WHU Virtual Information Session MBA
Experience a live MBA class online on May 05.

Get a glimpse into our dynamic learning environment and gain valuable insights into our curriculum.

WHU Virtual Class Visit MBA
Discover our Campus and participate in a lecture on May 09.

Experience our teaching style, talk to current MBA students about their learning experience, get to know our Düsseldorf campus and discover our extended network.

WHU Virtual Information Session MBA
Experience a live MBA class online on May 28.

Get a glimpse into our dynamic learning environment and gain valuable insights into our curriculum.

WHU Virtual Class Visit MBA
Discover our Campus and participate in a lecture on June 06.

Experience our teaching style, talk to current MBA students about their learning experience, get to know our Düsseldorf campus and discover our extended network.

WHU Fair Master
Meet us at the International School of Toulouse Fair on June 10.

Visit us at our booth to gain insights into the WHU Bachelor Program and to get your questions answered. We are looking forward to meeting you there. You are also welcome to make an appointment with us.

WHU Fair Master
Meet us at the Horizon Fair in Münster on June 20 and 21.

Visit us at our booth to gain insights into the WHU Bachelor Program and to get your questions answered. We are looking forward to meeting you there. You are also welcome to make an appointment with us.

WHU Fair Master
Meet us at the Vocatium Fair in Friedrichshafen on June 23 and 24.

Visit us at our booth to gain insights into the WHU Bachelor Program and to get your questions answered. We are looking forward to meeting you there. You are also welcome to make an appointment with us.

WHU Virtual Information Session MBA
Experience a live MBA class online on July 07.

Get a glimpse into our dynamic learning environment and gain valuable insights into our curriculum.

WHU Fair Master
Meet us at the Vocatium Fair in Erfurt on September 02 and 03.

Visit us at our booth to gain insights into the WHU Bachelor Program and to get your questions answered. We are looking forward to meeting you there. You are also welcome to make an appointment with us.

WHU Fair Master
Meet us at the Vocatium Fair in Hannover on October 08 and 09.

Visit us at our booth to gain insights into the WHU Bachelor Program and to get your questions answered. We are looking forward to meeting you there. You are also welcome to make an appointment with us.

WHU Fair Master
Meet us at the Vocatium Fair in Bremen on October 08. and 09.

Visit us at our booth to gain insights into the WHU Bachelor Program and to get your questions answered. We are looking forward to meeting you there. You are also welcome to make an appointment with us.

WHU Information Day
Experience the WHU spirit in person on October 24.

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 Fair Master
Meet us at the Vocatium Fair in Offenbach on November 11 and 12.

Visit us at our booth to gain insights into the WHU Bachelor Program and to get your questions answered. We are looking forward to meeting you there. You are also welcome to make an appointment with us.

WHU Information Day
Experience the WHU spirit in person on December 05.

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 Fair Master
Meet us at the Vocatium Fair in Dortmund on December 08. and 09.

Visit us at our booth to gain insights into the WHU Bachelor Program and to get your questions answered. We are looking forward to meeting you there. You are also welcome to make an appointment with us.