Explore a top-ranked program that integrates academic excellence with practical relevance and a global perspective.
WHU's Master in Management Program addresses recent graduates from around the world with an excellent first academic degree in a business-related field of study. This full-time English-language program lasting 17 or 21 months offers you unique opportunities to develop expertise in all areas of business administration. Additionally, the program offers both practical and international experience and prepares you for a wide range of career options across multiple industries and functional areas.
We recommend students holding a degree in a non-business related field of study or with post-graduate work experience of more than 2 years our MBA Program.
About the Program
- Repeatedly ranked as one of the best Master in Management programs worldwide (e.g. FT MiM Ranking).
- Concentrations in Accounting, Economics, Innovation, Marketing & Sales, Strategy, and Supply Chain Management.
- International opportunities such as a semester abroad or a capstone module abroad.
- Exposure to the real business world through internships in Germany and abroad.
- Unique double degree options to earn a full second degree.
Why Master in Management at WHU?
- Gain an in-depth theoretical understanding and acquire hands-on business problem-solving competence.
- Join a dynamic and thriving global network of fellow students and alumni.
- Learn beyond the classroom by getting involved in one of WHU’s numerous student clubs.
- Benefit from an extensive network of 200 partner universities and 160 partner companies around the world.
At a Glance
Program start: 01 September
Location: Campus Vallendar
- 17 or 21 months full-time
- Integrated internship
- International exchange or international Capstone module
- Master in Management (MSc)
- Average graduation rate: >95%
- Graduates within usual number of semesters: ca. 95%
The Master in Management program is a consecutive business science program, which addresses applicants holding an undergraduate degree in a business-related field of study. The program starts each year in September. The language of instruction is English.
At the start of September, you will begin your studies with two semesters at the WHU campus in Vallendar taking six mandatory Core Electives and six Electives.
Students holding a 210 ECTS Bachelor’s degree will be able to join the 90 Credit Track where a one-week long international Capstone Module to one of the business metropolises in America, Asia, or Europe is included. It consists of customized lectures on chosen topics as well as company visits. Afterwards, students complete an internship of at least 4 weeks before starting their Master’s Thesis.
Students holding a Bachelor’s degree with at least 180 ECTS will participate in the 120 Credit Track. After their studies for two semesters in Vallendar, students complete an internship of at least 6 weeks and will complete their Master’s thesis subsequently to their study abroad. Students of the 120 Credit Track have the opportunity to receive a double degree.
At the end of introduction week, students will fill in a survey on their preferences for courses and will be assigned to those courses at the beginning of the first week of studies. Students of the respective programs will be preferred. Afterwards, registration for the free places will be open for all students with the beginning of the courses.
For more detailed information regarding the modules please visit our course guide.
The students choose six Core Electives (30 ECTS-credits). They select one Elective each from the following areas: Accounting & Finance, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Strategy & Leadership, Data Analytics, and Marketing & Sales.
Core Electives can be chosen as Electives as well, as long as students have not defined them as being a Core Elective. For example, a student picks Public Economics as Core Elective. He or she can then choose Industrial Organization and Exchange Rates and International Finance as Electives, but not Public Economics.
- Accounting & Finance
- Supply Chain Management
- Strategy & Leadership
- Data Analytics
- Marketing & Sales
Students choose six Electives (30 ECTS-credits). These Electives can be chosen from the following six concentrations: Accounting, Economics, Innovation, Marketing & Sales, Strategy, and Supply Chain Management as well as out of our Pool and up to three Electives can be chosen from the pool of all Electives of the Master in Finance and Master in Entrepreneurship.
- Marketing & Sales
- Supply Chain Management
Pool modules complement the concentration modules. The pool comprises specialized modules. We are currently offering the following module:
- Seminar: Ethics & Leadership – Challenges for Contemporary Leaders in Theory and Practice
The Master of Management program offers students a series of financing options in order to ensure that everyone who has been successful in obtaining admission can study at WHU.
- In Praxi Diversity Scholarship
In Praxi – the WHU Alumni Association has launched the In Praxi Diversity Scholarship. Its purpose is to help young qualified applicants from foreign countries by providing them with financial aid and mental support. At this point, scholarships can be offered to students who are not able to finance their studies on their own.
In Praxi is convinced that a diverse student body – coupled with stringent selection criteria – is a valuable asset to the whole WHU community. Please find more information in the PDF document In Praxi Diversity Scholarship.
- In Praxi Women in Business Scholarship
The In Praxi Women in Business Scholarship is another scholarship provided by the In Praxi Alumni Association of WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management. It aims at helping particularly qualified women pursue their studies at WHU with financial support, and more generally encourages a larger proportion of female applicants to WHU. The amount of the scholarship is corresponding to that of the In Praxi Diversity Scholarship. Please find more information in the PDF document In Praxi Women in Business Scholarship.
- Campus For Finance Scholarship
In cooperation with the Campus for Finance e.V., one of the student associations at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, we are proud to offer the Campus for Finance Master in Finance Scholarship. It is a unique opportunity for participants of the Campus for Finance - WHU New Year's Conference or of the WHU Private Equity Conference who are also interested in studying in the Master in Finance (MiF) program at WHU.
The Campus for Finance MiF Scholarship will be offered to one outstanding participant of the WHU Campus for Finance - WHU New Year's Conference or the WHU Private Equity Conference. It encompasses a monetary value equal to one semester's tuition fee in the Master in Finance (MiF) program. Participants of the WHU New Year's Conference or of the WHU Private Equity Conference can apply for the Campus for Finance MiF Scholarship by May 13, 2019. To apply to our Master programs, please submit your application via our online application portal.
Moreover, participants of the Campus for Finance - WHU New Year's Conference or the WHU Private Equity Conference will receive an application fee waiver when applying for the Master programs at WHU.
- Reduced Tuition
There is a possibility for students to receive a reduced tuition. The number of scholarships will be determined on a yearly basis. The reduction is amounting to the tuition of one semester. In order to apply for a reduction of the tuition fees, please complete the form Antrag Teilerlass and send it to the student office by August 1, 2019. Additionally, you also have to submit your BAföG-application*.
All EU citizens have a right to receive financial assistance through BAföG. Please submit your BAföG-application at the latest by your matriculation date at the responsible BAföG office ("Amt für Auszubildenendförderung der Universität Koblenz").
Application for a reduced tuition has absolutely no impact on the selection or admission process.
*Please note that the entire BAföG application procedure is only available in German.
Within the framework of the national scholarship program Deutschlandstipendium, WHU grants every fall semester annual scholarships to students who are especially talented, skilled, and dedicated and who distinguish themselves throughout outstanding social and societal commitment. The scholarships are funded in equal shares by the Federal Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF) and by private donors such as companies, foundations, and single individuals. The scholarships amount to 300 Euros per month each and are granted for a period of twelve months with the possibility of extension.
- Further Scholarships
As a result of the selection process, WHU students have good chances of being accepted to a scholarship program. Nearly 20 percent of WHU students are funded by a grant or endowment (BSc and MSc-Programs). Seven percent are scholarship recipients from the German National Academic Association (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes).
- Bristish Counsel - IELTS Award
- Cusanuswerk, Bischöfliche Studienförderung
- Daniela und Jürgen Westphal Stiftung
- Deutsche Telekom Stiftung
- Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V.
- Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
- Haniel Stiftung
- Schmalenbach Scholarship
- Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft
- Thyssen Krupp Studienförderung
WHU Brain Capital GmbH
In 2006, a new and innovative funding program has been developed by Brain Capital: the Generation Contract. Students who have been offered admission to one of the WHU Master of Science Programs and who need financial support or wish to finance their graduate studies on their own may apply for this funding. The Generation Contract enables students to concentrate on their studies without worrying about the financial aspects. The repayment depends on gross income once the students start their professional life; there is a minimum and a maximum amount of the repayment. Therefore, the final tuition fees are proportional to the achievements in the jobs. Participation in the Generation Contract is also available for qualified MSc students from non-EU countries. Please find more information in the WHU Brain Capital Flyer.
WHU offers a low-interest loan program with Sparkasse Koblenz, which is available for German-speaking WHU students without special collateral requirements. The study contract is adequate as security for the bank. This loan is also available to German-speaking international students who can provide a loan guarantee from Germany.
Deutsche Bildung AG
Deutsche Bildung AG offers flexible financial support to German as well as international students combined with the online platform WissenPlus. Please find more information on the website of Deutsche Bildung.
Other scholarships portals
- Association of German Foundations.
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Last updated October 1, 2018