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WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Region: Europe

Country: Germany

City: Düsseldorf, Vallendar

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WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

As you would expect from any top business school, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is triple-accredited, ranked as one of the best in Europe and can call upon a huge network of alumni and partner schools from all over the world. Yet that’s only scratching the surface when it comes to the wealth of career possibilities, lifetime network of contacts and unforgettable travel experiences that this Dusseldorf-based institution provides its graduates with.

Rankings and accreditations are one thing, but WHU can also point to the amazing success rates for the thousands of graduates that pass through its doors each year: on average their MBA students more than doubled their salary post-graduation. The school has achieved results like this through world-class teaching, long-term partnerships with global employers as well as a dedicated MBA Career Center that provides students with individualized career support every step of the way of their journey.

WHU offers 2 different presence MBA programs: the 12-month full-time option and the 24-months part-time program. You’ll study at the school’s Düsseldorf campus, located on the banks of the River Rhine in one of Germany’s most diverse and cultured cities.

 Students of the Global Online MBA (24-36 month) benefit from the same expert faculty, insights, and career coaching. You’ll with an online format that fits your lifestyle while connecting with a global community of top-tier executives and leaders.

The other MBA program is the Executive MBA – a joint program with the Kellogg School of Management in Illinois. It’s seen as one of the most prestigious programs in the world and you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the business culture of 5 different countries across 7 campuses during the course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the formats in which WHU MBA programs are delivered?

Students can choose a study format taught in English based on their personal situation and preference:

  • The 12-month Full-time MBA
  • The 24-month Part-time MBA Program takes place on two weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) per month.
  • The Global Online MBA enables students to study part-time in 24 / 36 months, or take individual certifications over 5 years.
  • The Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program is a modular format (usually Thursday – Tuesday) that requires only 57-63 days out of the office, to allow for forward planning and is easily integrated into your busy schedule.

Are WHU MBA programs highly ranked?

According to The Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2021, WHU MBA Program is nr 1 in Germany and nr 14 in Europe. This outstanding rating further demonstrates our alumni’s satisfaction with the effectiveness of WHU 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.

What are WHU graduates' perspective on their career perspectives?

  • 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

What companies do actively recruit WHU MBA graduates?

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

Organization of study programs at WHU during COVID 19

WHU ensures a stable learning experience. All WHU programs are looking forward to welcoming back students with measures in place to ensure the health and safety of its staff, students, and faculty and to ensure a seamless learning experience via digital teaching. At the same time, we are still planning ahead and are fully prepared to react flexibly to all circumstances related to the coronavirus situation. We are committed to assuring the highest quality education in the safest way possible.

What are WHU students earning?

Our students embark on an MBA to change and further their career, gaining essential experience to take their professional achievements to the next level. We accompany students on a journey of personal development, international experience, and networking to deliver them to their career aspirations. The dedicated MBA Career Center team provides tailored support along the way, helping 89% of the 2017 graduating class successfully change their job function, industry, or location, and supporting 82% of them in securing top positions within three months of graduation. For Marieke Otto, MBA Class of 2017, the program supported her transition into consultancy at AlixPartners. “The Career Center’s support was invaluable,” said Marieke. “The personal coaching sessions, company presentations, and interview trainings were particularly helpful.”

MBA graduates from WHU are assets to the business world and we’re proud to say the business world thinks so too. On average, the 2017 graduating class were financially rewarded in their new roles with salaries more than double their pre-MBA income; our 2017 graduates went on to an average post-MBA salary increase of an incredible 106%.


Founded as a private institution in 1984 by the Koblenz Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Triple-accredited, regularly ranked inside the top 20 business schools in Europe


Campuses in Düsseldorf, Vallendar


120 students enrolled in the Full-Time MBA, 150 in the Part-Time MBA and 104 in the EMBA. A worldwide alumni network of 4,100


WHU MBA programs focus on developing a global business mindset and learning to be an effective and responsible leader, with tailored support post-graduation from their top-ranked career center