Studiengang Details

Full-Time MBA Program in General Management

Fact sheet


Taught language


Program Emphasis
Business Administration, Management

Course options
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Ms. Heidrun Hoffmann
Program Director MBA
Erkrather Straße 224a
40233 Düsseldorf
The 12-month program starts at the beginning of March and September each year and aims at qualifying participants for the strategic leadership of companies. The curriculum emphasizes management concepts which foster strategic vision, entrepreneurial spirit, operational excellence, and awareness of cultural differences. Participants learn to identify complex interdependencies and to leverage the knowledge of functional specialist colleagues for the advantage of the entire company. Due to the global perspective, a sense for an understanding of cultural differences and how this matters for individual and corporate success is developed.

Teamwork is an essential element of our teaching approach. In study groups of five to six, participants discuss current course content and apply concepts and tools in practically oriented projects.

The program is taught by senior members of the WHU faculty. During the program's international module (we currently cooperate with Kellogg - USA, CEIBS - China and IIMB - India) by the faculty of hosting partner universities.

Program Emphasis

The Program is a General Management Program. Anyhow in the second part of their studies the students can select concentration courses in Advanced Marketing & Sales, Advanced Finance & Accounting, Operations, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Strategy & Organization.

During the concentrations module, students have to choose 9 courses out of the concentration courses offered. Participants may choose to stick to the General Management-Track by selecting courses from all fields. If a student selects at least 3 courses from one field, this concentration will be shown on the final certificate (transcript).


Requirements / Application

The applicant must hold a degree from a university or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. Furthermore, the applicant must have a minimum of two years of professional experience. Management experience is not required. As the teaching language is English, non-native speakers have to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language with minimum requirements of 250 points (computer based test) or 100 points (internet based test). We also require a Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).
Each applicant will be interviewed by two different interviewers, each interview will last approx. 45 minutes.

The admission requirements include:

  • A first degree (Bachelor or equivalent)
  • Two years postgraduate work experience
  • One letter of recommendation from professors or supervisors (word /pdf). Please send us the letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope or ask the referee to e-mail it to mba(at) from his personal business e-mail account.
  • TOEFL (min. 100 IBT) or equivalent IELTS (7.0), if English is not your native language. The WHU TOEFL recipient code is: 0682.
  • GMAT score (A minimum score of 600 is recommended) or equivalent GRE. The WHU GMAT recipient code is FBR-FH-02, the WHU GRE recepient code is 7175

Important Dates

Application Dates
The application deadline is December 1 (March Intake) and June 30 (September Intake) for those candidates requiring a visa and January 1 (March Intake) and July 15 (September Intake) for applicants who do not need a visa for Germany. As applications are reviewed and evaluated on a rolling basis and seats are limited, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Tuition / Fees

The total fee for the 12-month MBA program is EUR 36,900. This fee includes:

All tuition + All books and materials + Accommodation and half-board during the international module

Financial Aid

Student loans:
Our local saving bank grants loans to WHU students. Please contact the MBA Office for details.

WHU grants some scholarships to enable higly talented candidates from all countries to pursue the WHU MBA. According to the description of the respective scholarship, we try to support individuals who are likely to add special value to the MBA class. The WHU scholarships are not bound to a certain amount (exemption: WHU Scholarship). The granted amounts will be determined by the scholarship committee according to a number of criteria.

Duration of study

12 months

Career Perspective

The university’s Career Service is the point of contact between companies, students as well as Alumni of the WHU and supports these stakeholders. It initiates contact with the companies and organizes numerous company presentations, an annual Career Day during the fall semester and the recruiting fair Master Your Career during the spring semester. Especially the prospective graduates of the MBA class are the focus group of the Master Your Career fair.

With its corporate network the Career Service supports students in their search for project and final theses as well as career entry. Thus, resumes of graduates are published in the MBA resume book and sent to selected companies.


Currently our MBA batch has the following profile:

80 % International students
50 % women
Average age: 30
Average work experience: 4 years

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