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WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management


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Contact Information

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
Erkrather Straße 224a
Düsseldorf, 40233
Admissions Office:
+49 211 44709-144

School Data

Annual Tuition: €43,000 | Early Bird offers - September 30: €7,000 off tuition fees | November 30: €6,000 off tuition fees | January 31: €5,000 off tuition fees | March 31: €3,000 off tuition fees

Full-Time Enrollment: 85

International: 87%

Female: 37%

Male: 63%

Application Deadlines: September Intake: July 15, 2024

Ranked number 1 in Germany by The Financial Times for three consecutive years, the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management’s full-time MBA program graduated its first class in 2006, and is based in the spacious green Campus Dusseldorf and is located in the heart of the largest central European economic area and the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Dusseldorf is home to one of WHU’s campuses. Host to around 180 nationalities, it is a diverse and welcoming city bursting with life and culture. Dusseldorf offers plenty to see and do, whether relaxing by the River Rhine, strolling on the Königsallee or in the media harbor, taking a break in nature in one of its many parks and gardens, exploring the museums, or enjoying music and art at the Opera House. The city is well-connected to other European cities with its international airport.

The WHU International MBA is a general management program that provides students from different industries and professions with the expertise to understand a company’s interdisciplinary relationships and make strategic decisions utilizing the latest management techniques. By considering a global perspective, students gain insight into various cultural differences and how this influences individual and corporate success. The program’s goal is to create a mindset of responsibility toward the social and environmental consequences of managerial decisions.

“WHU’s MBA Program covers a wide range of management topics and innovative concepts, thus providing all the ingredients for professional success in today’s fast-paced international business world,” says Professor Martin Fassnacht.

The program holds core values of excellence, community, cosmopolitan-ness, and entrepreneurship. The program’s motto is to “show courage and commitment always.” The full-time program requires only 12 months to complete and is best suited for those with at least five years of professional experience.

Core modules are completed during the first five months of the program, with a curriculum that provides a solid foundation in basic management concepts and core organizational functions, followed by courses that provide deeper insights on Strategy and Organization, Marketing & Sales, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Advanced Finance.

The rest of the program focuses on electives that allow students to specialize their degree, and a staple of the program, three weeks of study-abroad: two in India and China, and one in the United States, as well as a final MBA project. The Asia module focuses on the chances, challenges, and risks of doing business in emerging markets. The US module is a tailor-made executive education program where students gain expert insight into management education’s latest hot topics.

Although life at WHU is thought to be mostly about studying, it is also about engaging with their community outside of required courses. The campus serves as an exciting environment for those with a love of sports, theater, music, entrepreneurship, the community, debating, or are even partial to casual wine tasting. There truly is something for everyone. Popular student initiatives include the Women in Business Club, Entrepreneurship Club, Life Sciences Club, Consulting Club, Automotive Club.

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