WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management:
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is an internationally oriented and privately financed Business School based in Vallendar and Düsseldorf. Founded in 1984, WHU is now one of the most renowned German Business Schools with an exceptional national and international reputation. WHU stands for “Excellence in Management Education” and pursues its goal in its three core areas of activity: Degree Programs, Research, and Executive Education& Corporate Connections in the field of general management. This excellent standard has been verified by accreditations from AACSB, EFMD (EQUIS) and FIBAA as well as through leading positions in national and international rankings. In addition, WHU is the only private business school in Germany which is a member of the German Research Foundation (DFG). WHU students profit from a global network of 200 partner universities, 160 partner companies and more than 3000 Alumni.
Vallendar is situated in the heart of the famous Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are excellent opportunities for you to explore the beautiful surroundings of Vallendar – take a boat trip through the Rhine gorge with its castle-topped cliffs, or cycle through the Moselle valley, home to some of Germany’s best vineyards. There is a huge selection of outdoor activities available throughout the region.
Campus life at WHU offers many opportunities. Team spirit, problem-solving skills, entrepreneurial thinking, and responsible leadership are fostered not only in the classroom and academic work but also in the student clubs. These extracurricular activities are essential to the lively atmosphere on the campus and one of the most remarkable characteristics of WHU. Whatever your interest, be it sports, music, art, humanitarian aid projects, theater or renowned business conferences – campus life offers something for everyone.
Our students have access to a unique network of 200 partner universities all over the world. No other university-level institution in Germany offers so many active and high-quality partnerships. We place particular emphasis on quality when selecting our partner universities. We are proud to be working with half of the 30 top business schools in the USA on the basis of an exclusive co-operative arrangement.
An overview of WHU’s partner universities worldwide can be found on www.whu.edu/partneruniversities.
The double degree programs are a special feature at WHU. Within the context of our Master of Science programs, a significant number of students will get the opportunity to participate in the double degree program of WHU. You can earn a full degree of the partner university in addition to the MSc degree from WHU after completing only one additional semester abroad.
WHU’s double degree partner universities include:
- University of Western Australia, Australia
- University of Alberta, Canada
- York University, Canada
- PUC, Chile
- Peking University, China
- INCAE, Costa Rica
- École de Management de Lyon, France
- Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Portugal
- Keio University, Japan
- University of Texas at Austin, United States
- University of San Diego, United Sates
- Tulane University, United States
- Emory University, United States
WHU is repeatedly ranked as one of the leading institutions in the relevant national and international business school rankings. Here are just a few examples:
- Financial Times Master in Management Ranking 2016: WHU’s MiM program is ranked No. 1 in Germany and No.9 worldwide. Top results in the categories “Placement success rank”, “Salary Today”, and “Aims achieved rank”.
- CHE University Ranking 2017 WHU ranks in the top groups in all areas evalutated by students.
As a result of their enhanced analytical abilities, graduates of the MSc Programs have access to the best international career prospects, in both the business and academic worlds.
On average, WHU graduates have several job offers. A large number of former WHU students reach positions of leadership in a relatively short period. Equally, an above average number of them become top earners.
The range of sectors in which WHU graduates are working today is broad. The focus is on banking and finance, consulting, engineering/ consumer goods industry, as well as media and publishing. A fair share of a year's intake of students set up their own business.
Career Center at WHU
Career service means for us to operate successfully between the enterprises, the WHU, our Alumni and our students. By conducting numerous career activities for students of all programs as well as the doctoral students and the MBA participants we offer occupational orientation and an exciting platform for networking with company representatives and Alumni. Annually, more than 50 companies are active at WHU through corporate presentations, career fairs, and workshops - among them both long-term partners as well as new and interesting businesses.
The Career Service offerings include the following activities:
- Career counseling and career orientation
- Company presentations: About 50 companies are active at WHU campus each year through corporate presentations
- Career events: Two recruiting fairs take place each year (“Master Your Career” in February and the “Career Day” in October)
- Weekly newsletters inform students with information and news of our companies, alumni and current internship and job offers
- Workshops and trainings for professional qualification
- WHU eProfiles/On Campus Recruiting: eProfiles is the online resume book of our graduates. We offer access to this database to all WHU sponsors and this is often the basis for on campus recruiting or interview invitations directly from the respective company
- Alumni network: The Career Center maintains a close relationship to the alumni who significantly support on-campus activities and also help in finding national and international job/internship positions
WHU is unique, and so are its alumni. Founded by the first graduates in 1988, In Praxi – WHU Alumni Association is regarded among the best Alumni Associations in the German speaking region.
The alumni organization has more than 3,000 members, historically and still today more than 90% of all graduates become members of In Praxi. Approximately 25 % live outside Germany, though regular In Praxi meetings take place all over Europe and beyond. More than 20 regional chapters help keeping the community alive and establish the global network of friends. Members are provided with various services and very important, they “keep in touch!”
Every place has a special atmosphere and spirit. Here at WHU, we like to call it the WHU spirit. This means that by joining WHU, you do not only become a student of our university but also a member of a community. This idea leads to a specific and unique atmosphere at our campuses, be it in Vallendar or Düsseldorf. Of course, a feeling like this is not just developed by learning together and sharing similar goals and prospects in life. The WHU spirit is rather the result of joined activities beyond the scope of the academic curriculum. Our students are active in different kinds of student clubs, organize great events, and find ways to bring the demands of their studies in line with a colorful student life.
Master in Management (MSc)
The Master in Management allows you to graduate with an MSc degree in as little as 17 or 21 months, depending on the chosen track. Six concentrations allow you to compose the program according to your interests and goals. Concentrations are offered across all core business areas: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Marketing & Sales, Strategy, and Supply Chain Management.
You may either specialize to a certain degree in one of the six concentrations offered or gain broad business knowledge by taking courses across all concentrations. The compulsory internship provides you with the opportunity to put theory into practice. An integrated study abroad time provides valuable international experience.
Master in Finance (MSc)
Offering a wide range of modules in the field of finance including Banking, Advanced Corporate Finance, Behavioral & Emotional Finance, and many more, the Master in Finance provides you with an in-depth understanding of financial markets. The program offers both practical and international experience and prepares you for careers in the global financial industry.
Master in Entrepreneurship (MSc)
WHU's Master in Entrepreneurship is the first Master of Science program of this kind in Germany. It tackles the need for entrepreneurial talent in today’s world of corporate innovation as well as in the start-up scene. The program covers business functions, innovation, product development, and technologies, including field trips to entrepreneurial hubs like Berlin or San Francisco. It also conveys practical experience and unique insights into the development of new businesses.
Besides five introductory core modules, students can choose seven electives. While three of those can come from the Master in Management or Master in Finance, the curriculum also offers specific modules from the field of entrepreneurship. In addition, the program incorporates a mandatory internship as well as the opportunity to develop own business ideas, connecting students with incubators and partners within the WHU network.
Our Master programs start in September each year with two study sections on the WHU campus in Vallendar. In the Master in Management Program, students choose six Core Electives and six Electives. In the Master of Finance Program, students need to take three mandatory courses (Core Modules) and are able to choose nine Electives. Up to three modules are available from the Master in Management or Master in Entrepreneurship Program. The Master of Entrepreneurship Program includes five Core Modules and seven Electives.
Three credits of the programs are dedicated to the General Studies module. Together with the capstone module it provides the opportunity to integrate the gained knowledge and to work on topics concerning sustainability.
With a 210 ECTS credit bachelor’s degree you are able to join the 90 credit track and start your master’s thesis directly after completing the internship. With a 180 ECTS credit bachelor’s degree you will enroll in the 120 credit track. You will spend an exchange semester at one of WHU’s partner universities around the globe and start your master’s thesis subsequent to the studies abroad.
A significant number of our Master of Science students will join the double degree option of WHU. They spend two semesters abroad at selected partner universities and earn a full second degree, usually an MBA degree, in addition to the MSc degree from WHU.
- Bachelor`s degree or its equivalent from an accredited or equivalently approved college, university, or technical school in business administration, economics, or in a business- related field of study with at least 180 ECTS credits.
- at least 14 weeks of relevant practical experience (20 weeks are recommended)
- TOEFL score of at least 100 internet based, or IELTS of at least 7.0, or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
- GMAT score of at least 600, or GRE of at least 155 Verbal and 155 Quantitative, or TM-Base of at least 102
- international experience of about 3 months, e.g. internships, language courses, school and university exchanges, summer school courses, work and travel
- successful completion of WHU admission test
If you fulfill the requirements listed, we would like to encourage you to apply for our MSc Programs. Please complete the online application and the biographical questionnaire and send it together with the supporting documents to us. You will find detailled information on how to apply, including the application itself, at www.whu.edu/mim/applications.
We carefully review complete applications and invite qualified candidates to an admission test.
The admission test consists of two one-on-one interviews, one of the interviews is combined with a presentation on a self-chosen, management-related topic. You have two options: You will either participate in one of the on-campus admission tests or, if you live far away from Germany, attend one of our off-campus admission tests with Skype interviews.
WHU students from all programs take part in outstanding opportunities at our partner universities around the world. Especially the Bachelor and the Master Programs offer their participants a chance to pursue a study abroad semester. Therefore, it is not surprising that exchange programs are an essential part of WHU's atmosphere. We are happy to welcome about 140-150 exchange students from our more than 195 partner universities worldwide per semester. As a result, WHU itself is embedded in a truly international environment which transforms our campuses to places of multiple languages and true intercultural interaction.
The tuition fees for the Master of Science programs are EUR 21.600 for the 90 credit track and EUR 26.800 for the 120 credit track. These fees include the costs for the international capstone module in the 90 credit track or the semester abroad in the 120 credit track. For a double degree, an additional fee is charged depending on the tuition fees of the respective partner university.
WHU offers a variety of financial support, particularly the WHU scholarships, the alumni funding program of "Brain Capital GmbH” and a special loan program of Sparkasse Koblenz. You will find an overview of scholarships and funding opportunities on our website.
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WHU reached the 21th Place in the current Financial Times European Business School Ranking and is thus in 2013, the best business school in Germany.
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Jan 31, 2018: Berlin. Register
Feb 1, 2018: Hamburg. Register
Feb 8, 2018: Munich. Register
Feb 22, 2018: Cologne. Register
March 1, 2018: Frankfurt. Register
Feb 8, 2018: Düsseldorf. Register
Jan 27, 2018: Master and More, Münster, Germany. Register
Mar 17, 2018: e-fellows Master Day, Frankfurt, Germany. Register
Mar 24, 2018: e-fellows Master Day, Munich, Germany. Register
Oct 19, 2018: e-fellows Master Day, Vienna, Austria. Register
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