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MBA at WHU:

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 at WHU Campus Düsseldorf are for you. Designed to maximize your academic learning, international exposure, professional network, and leadership impact, an MBA from WHU will help you reach your goals. Our Program’s success in supporting career development is confirmed year after year in internationally renowned rankings, such as the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking and The Economist Which MBA? Ranking.

Top five reasons to study the MBA at WHU

  1. Develop a global business mindset: Integrated modules in the USA, India, and China
  2. Learn to be an responsible and effective leader: Experiential approach to leadership and personal development
  3. Maximize your career impact: Tailored support from our top-ranked career center
  4. Benefit from life-long learning: Professional development opportunities after graduation
  5. Cultivate lasting professional relationships: Close-knit and diverse global alumni network
Full-Time & Part-Time MBA Programs

One program, two formats -
The right choice for your career.

Choose from two study formats taught in English based on your personal situation and preference: The 12-month Full-Time MBA and the 24-month Part-Time MBA. The Part-Time MBA Program takes place on two weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) per month. 

Learn more about our MBA Program:

Your future awaits - apply now!

We welcome students from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds. Our holistic approach allows us to consider all aspects of your application, not only your grades or test scores. This means you have the opportunity to showcase your unique potential to our selection committee.

    Admission Deadlines and Fees

    We accept applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage applying as early as possible since places are limited.

    The final application deadline for our non-EU applicants who require a visa is December 31 (April Intake Full-Time MBA) or May 31 (September Intake Full-Time) to ensure that the visa application procedure can be successfully completed in time for the start of the program.* 

    Applicants from India and China are strongly recommended to apply one month earlier than the suggested international deadline, due to lengthy visa processing times.

    The final application deadline for applicants who do not require a visa are encouraged to apply by February 29 (April Intake Full-Time MBA) or July 31 (September Intake Full-Time and Part-Time MBA).

    We require no additional fees upon submission of your application. Please also take note of the early bird deadlines (on this page) for reduced tuition fees.

    *Applicants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, El Salvador, Honduras, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the US, do not need visas to enter Germany as a student. Please confirm with your nearest German Embassy as these regulations can change without notice.

     

    Admission Process
    1. Application

      Please fill in the MBA questionnaire and online application form and include scans of all required documents
      See admission requirements below

    2. Interviews
      Once the admissions committee has reviewed your written application, we will invite you for an interview, which will take place either via telephone or in-person
      Interviews are conduced by MBA faculty, staff, and alumni

      Currently, all our admission interviews are conducted via Skype and are arranged directly with candidates. For the safety of all students, WHU Campus Düsseldorf will remain closed.

    3. Final Decision
      The admissions committee will make a decision within two weeks of the interview, after which we will inform you of the decision
    Admission Requirements
    • Undergraduate degree (Bachelor or equivalent)
    • Minimum of two years postgraduate work experience
    • Completed online application form
      Fill out your application using the online portal
    • Completed MBA questionnaire
      Download questionnaire here
    • One letter of recommendation from a professor or supervisor
      Send this document in a sealed envelope or ask your supervisor to send it via their business account to mba(at)whu.edu
      Download template here
    • GMAT score (A minimum score of 600 is recommended) or equivalent GRE​​​​​​​
      The WHU GMAT recipient code is FBR-FH-02, the WHU GRE recipient code is 7175. GMAT scores are valid for five years
    • TOEFL (min. 100 IBT) or equivalent IELTS (7.0) if English is not your native language
      The WHU TOEFL recipient code is: 0682
    Don't miss the Early Bird offer!

    Full-Time MBA


    April intake
    Apply by Aug 31: €5,000 off tuition fees
    Apply by Oct 31: €3,000 off tuition fees

    September intake 
    Apply by Jan 31: €5,000 off tuition fees
    Apply by Mar 31: €3,000 off tuition fees
     

    Part-Time MBA


    September intake 
    Apply by Jan 31: €5,000 off tuition fees
    Apply by Mar 31: €3,000 off tuition fees

    Apply now

    *A complete application includes online application, MBA questionnaire, submitted GMAT and TOEFL scores as well as transcripts of records and diplomas of all university degrees. 

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    Shaping your career - matching you to the market

    The MBA marks an important and exciting turning point in your career. Whether you aspire to move up the career ladder in your current field, change industry, job function, or location, or become a successful entrepreneur, our top-ranked MBA Career Center is dedicated to helping you turn your career ambitions into reality. We will support you in carving out a career path in line with your personal goals that enables you to have a positive impact on the world. We have created the “Triple M” career roadmap that outlines how we will assist you in your career journey.

    Our individualized approach to career development helped our previous MBA cohort make an average 106% salary increase, proving that our MBA Program provides value for money.

    The outstanding rating in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2020 further demonstrates our alumni’s satisfaction with the effectiveness of our career services in terms of career counselling, personal development, networking events, internship search and recruitment, and distinguishes the WHU MBA Career Center as the #1 in Germany.

    Career numbers at a glance
    • On average, students more than doubled (106% increase) their pre-MBA income
    • Over 82% of our students secured top positions within three months of graduation
    • 89% changed either function, industry, or location
    A sample of companies active in the MBA Program

    ABB, Accenture, AlixPartners, Amazon, Aurubis, BASF, Bayer, Benteler, Camelot Management Consultants, Capgemini Consulting, Deloitte Financial Advisory, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, Henkel, Huawei,Infosys, innogy Consulting, KPMG, Microsoft, mm1, Trivago, UBS, Vodafone

    Providing academic excellence with outstanding faculty and practitioners

    Our expert faculty are all actively engaged in research, allowing us to incorporate the latest relevant findings for the business world into our curriculum. The fact that WHU is the only private German university that is a member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) is testament to our professors’ dedication. We also complement our own outstanding faculty with international faculty members from our partner schools as well as lectures, real-life cases, and workshops from top practitioners and experts in the field.

    Take a look at the profiles of some of our faculty and practitioners:
    Career Perspective

    From Accenture to Zalando –
    Benefit from our extraordinary WHU network.

    Whether founding start-ups, changing industry or function, or progressing into senior roles, our students are writing their own success stories after graduation.

    Find out what they are up to, what impact the MBA Program has had on their professional lives, and what motivated them to get the MBA in the first place.

    CV check

    Take the first step towards your future.
    Get your CV checked!

    Are you curious to find out whether you would be a good fit for the MBA program? Do you have at least 2 years of professional work experience?
    Upload your CV and find out if you are already eligible for our program. Our recruiting team will contact you to provide feedback. 

    GET CV CHECK

    CV check

    Take the first step towards your future.
    Get your CV checked!

    Are you curious to find out whether you would be a good fit for the MBA program? Do you have at least 2 years of professional work experience?
    Upload your CV and find out if you are already eligible for our program. Our recruiting team will contact you to provide feedback. 

    GET CV CHECK

    Düsseldorf

    WHU Campus Düsseldorf –
    An international hotspot.

    Düsseldorf is the capital of the state North Rhine-Westphalia and is located on the banks of the river Rhine. Its 600,000 inhabitants make Düsseldorf a vibrant and international city in which to live, study, and work.

    Learn more about Campus Düsseldorf

     

    Study in Germany

    Study in Germany –
    Diversity and heritage at the heart of Europe.

    Germany has long been celebrated for its level of excellence in the fields of science, technology, and engineering - but what else makes it special? Lying at the heart of Europe, Germany is a culturally diverse country that is both cosmopolitan and tolerant, and ranked as one of the safest places in the world, offering a high quality of living.  

    Learn more about studying in Germany

    Student Life

    It's not only about studying –
    WHU is an exciting place to be.

    The WHU spirit is a term you may have already come across, and it is certainly one you'll hear again once you're on campus. Student life at WHU isn't just about studying - in their free time, our students enthusiastically pursue a wide range of extracurricular activities, making campus an exciting place to be no matter what your interests are.

    Learn more about the student life at WHU

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    News & Stories

    Courageous and committed – Gain an inside perspective into the WHU MBA experience.

    Find out what is happening at WHU, get a taste of the MBA student experience, and check out what our alumni are up to.

    Esports, an entrepreneurial spirit, and how he discovered his dream career.

    Read more

    The MBA graduate and the power of an international perspective.

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    How young executive Harinder Brar was inspired by her WHU experience to return and complete an MBA.

    Read more

    MBA Program repeats ranking victory as Germany’s #1 in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2020.

    Read more

    WHU Full-Time MBA Program improves ranking by nine places compared to last year.

    Read more

    Alumna Julia’s story of changing careers and industries.

    Read more

    How the MBA Program is supporting the female leaders of the future.

    Read more
    Dates & Events

    Experience the WHU spirit in person –
    Join us at one of our upcoming MBA events.

    Curious about what it is like be a WHU MBA student? Looking for information regarding financing and return on investment? Have questions about the application requirements and procedure?  With events taking place on campus in Düsseldorf, off campus all over the world, and online, there is always something going where you can find out more. Don’t let your future wait, sign up now!

    Date
    Event Category
    Event Name
    Location
    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 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 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 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 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.

    Get in touch

    Your future awaits –
    Get in touch with us now.

    The WHU MBA recruiting and admissions teams are happy to answer any questions you may have about our curriculum, admissions requirements, and financing options. We are also happy to advise you on career prospects and return on investment as well as put you in touch with our alumni who would be happy to share their success stories and offer advice.

    Recruiting Team MBA

    Sabine Noe

     +49 (0)211 447 09 141

    mba(at)whu.edu

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