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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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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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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 Class Visit MBA
Experience a live MBA class on June 26

Attend a live MBA lecture with our current students from the comfort of your home and get a glimpse into our dynamic learning environment.

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 Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS World MBA Tour in Tokyo on August 20

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS World MBA Tour in Seoul on August 22

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS World MBA Tour in Beijing on August 24

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS World MBA Tour in Shanghai on August 25

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS World MBA Tour in Taipei on August 27

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS World MBA Tour in Singapore on August 29

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS Connect MBA Fair in Mexico City on August 31

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS Connect MBA Fair in Bogotá on September 2

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS Connect MBA Fair in Lima on September 4

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS World MBA Tour in Santiago de Chile on September 7

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS Connect MBA Fair in Sao Paulo on September 10

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS Connect MBA Fair in Rio de Janeiro on September 14

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS Connect MBA Fair in Washington DC on September 25

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS Connect MBA Fair in New York on September 28

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS Connect MBA Fair in London on October 5

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the e-fellows MBA Day in Frankfurt on October 12

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the e-fellows MBA Day in Vienna on October 19

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

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 Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS Connect MBA Fair in Frankfurt on November 2

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS World MBA Tour in Munich on November 4

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS World MBA Tour in Hamburg on November 6

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS World MBA Tour in Hong Kong on November 7

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS World MBA Tour in Bangkok on November 9

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS Connect MBA Fair in Singapore on November 11

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS World MBA Tour in Kuala Lumpur on November 14

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS World MBA Tour in Jakartak on November 17

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

WHU Fair MBA
Meet us at the QS World MBA Tour in Manila on November 19

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

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.