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Global Online MBA –

Digital perspective, global mindset.

At a glance

18 / 36 months


Online & Düsseldorf, Germany

Next intake:
October 2020

Distance learning

Tuition fees:

The distance learning MBA for global change-makers, from Germany’s top business school.

In a rapidly changing business environment, the leaders of today must be prepared for the developments of the future. WHU’s first online MBA offers the assurance of quality from a top-ranked European business school, with the digital capability to provide a flexible yet challenging program designed to sharpen your business acumen. Study with a distance-learning format that fits your lifestyle while connecting with a global community of top-tier executives and leaders.

  1. Immersive: Unparalleled access to a global network of over 4,500 alumni.
  2. Established: Receive a triple-accredited degree from Germany’s top business school.
  3. Innovative: Unique teaching methodology with the latest technology to support your studies.
  4. Personalized: Our top-ranked career services provide a bespoke approach to helping you reach your goals.
  5. Flexible: Study in 18 or 36 months, or take individual certifications at a pace that suits your personal needs.

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Dates & Events

Experience the WHU spirit online –
Join us at one of our upcoming events.

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Join us virtually on August 27!

Find out how the WHU Global Online MBA can help you take the next step in your career with our Virtual Information Session. Chat with the admissions team online, ask questions, and discover more about our innovative learning concept.

Join us virtually on September 10!

Find out how the WHU Global Online MBA can help you take the next step in your career with our Virtual Information Session. Chat with the admissions team online, ask questions, and discover more about our innovative learning concept.

Alumni network

A global alumni network –
Made in Germany, operating worldwide.

Learning concept

An MBA that fits to your lifestyle –
Total flexibility to transform your career.

Boost your career without losing professional momentum

Three flexible study options allow you to set the pace: 

  • Study over 18 months for a fast track to an accredited degree from WHU, with courses lasting four weeks and requiring 18.5 hours per week.
  • Tricky schedule? Choose a more flexible track spanning 36 months, with courses lasting eight weeks and a workload of 9.25 hours per week.
  • In partnership with WHU Executive Education, you can be entirely open in your study plans and choose certification; complete each core module individually with the option to finalize the Global Online MBA, over the course of five years.

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Learn more about our Global Online MBA Program:

Innovative learning methodology for maximum impact –
Preparing you for the business world of tomorrow.

Academic excellence with real-life application

Study alongside global peers with a mixture of live interactive classes and asynchronous sessions, led by an international faculty and business experts. Engage in real-life case studies and gain new tools to help propel your career and drive change in your chosen industry. Personalize your studies by selecting elective courses relevant to your interests and participate in an optional face-to-face module abroad to discover new markets.

Focus on personal growth and leadership development

Our curriculum centers on your personal growth and leadership development needs. From one-on-one coaching and leadership lectures, every aspect of your education is designed to foster open discussion and develop self-awareness, helping you learn to both be a successful leader and be led successfully by others.

Sharpen critical thinking and communication skills

Learn to think quickly, critically, and in a solution-oriented manner – essential skills for the business world. Work with diverse cultures, personalities, and people from various academic and professional backgrounds to adapt and improve your communication skills, preparing you for a modern working environment.

Invest in your career – how to finance the Global Online MBA.

Pursuing an MBA can be a substantial investment into your career, but it also requires a financial investment. We are committed to helping you explore and evaluate different financing options to make sure this investment doesn’t stand in the way of your future.

Finance your participation in the Global Online MBA Program with the financing concept from WHU Brain Capital GmbH. To learn more about this concept, please visit

Additional information on scholarships is available on the following websites:


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    Why an online MBA?

    The Global Online MBA is for you if …

    • You want to gain global business insights through active dialogue with a diverse group of peers.
    • You see yourself as a motivated and focused individual ready to drive change.
    • You thrive in a collaborative group setting, where new ideas come to life.
    • You are looking to rewrite the rules, to innovate and disrupt.
    • You want an accredited, globally recognized degree from a top European business school.
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    Our Application Center is now open!

    Start your application via our online portal and join WHU's first Global Online MBA. You do not have to complete the online application all at once - you can save your information and come back to it later.

    Our admission requirements:

    • A first academic degree (Bachelor or equivalent)
    • A minimum of two years postgraduate work experience
    • Proof of fluency in English

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    Don’t miss your chance to be a pioneer in the first fully flexible Global Online MBA from WHU!

    Our admissions cycle begins August 3 – until then, feel free to get in touch to confirm your interest, receive essential updates, and application reminders. Find out more about our flexible study options, financing, and how to apply, as well as upcoming online events to meet the program team and ask the questions important to you!

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