WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management
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|WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management|
|Type||Private Business School|
|Dean||Prof. Dr. Michael Frenkel|
|Academic staff||30 Chairs, 291 Doctoral students, approx. 122 staff|
|Students||1301 (September 2012)|
|Location||Vallendar, RP, Germany|
Master of Law and Business
|Colors||Blue and White|
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (or WHU Vallendar) is a German business school. The privately financed school was founded in 1984 by the Koblenz chamber of commerce and is located in Vallendar near Koblenz. WHU maintains a network of over 190 partner universities worldwide.
The school's partnership with the Kellogg School of Management, USA has led to the joint Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program being ranked as one of the best EMBA programs in Europe. Its Master of Science in Management program has been ranked 3rd worldwide by the Financial Times in 2013, making WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management the foremost German business school.
WHU offers the following programs:
- Three-year Bachelor of Science program which includes two mandatory internships and one semester in one of WHU's international partner schools.
- One-and-half year Master of Science in Management program consecutive to the Bachelor of Science program
- One-and-half year Master of Science in Finance program consecutive to the Bachelor of Science program (starting in 2013)
- The one-year Master of Law and Business (MLB) program together with Bucerius Law School. The program is highly international, runs for one full year and combines education in Business and Law.
- Full-time MBA program which includes visiting studies at Kellogg School of Management - Northwestern University (USA), IIMB - Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and CEIBS - China Europe International Business School, study language is English
- Part-time MBA program, which has been designed for highly motivated young professionals having at least two years of work experience and a keen desire to deepen and enrich their knowledge in the field of business and economics.
- The Kellogg-WHU Global Executive MBA Program in partnership with Kellogg School of Management - Northwestern University, Evanston/Chicago, Illinois, USA, study language is English.
- Doctoral programs, students are awarded the German PhD equivalent Dr. rer. pol.
- MBA Immersion Global Study Program where students from the Kogod School of Business - American University and Tepper School of Business - Carnegie Mellon University attend WHU for four weeks every year studying the European Module of the business.
- Executive Education; Customized programs for companies and open General Management Program
The Selection Process for the undergraduate studies consists of two separate parts. Students are preselected according to their academic achievements or personal achievements and are offered a chance to compete for one of the roughly 200 seats per year at the final selection day. During that day, candidates have to hold presentations, talk to representatives of the private business sector and go through mathematical tests. Top applicants are then offered a place in the Bachelor of Science program. The acceptance rate of those offers ranges around 94%.
The University was ranked best Business School in Germany by Spiegel in a survey 2006. The School is AASCB and EQUIS certified.
It also ranks first in percentage of Alumni earning over $80,000 a year in Germany. 2011, the Masters in Management-Programm of the WHU was ranked 6th globally in the overall rankings by the Financial Times. The University was placed first in starting salary for Masters Students in the same ranking. Known for its excellent Placement amongst Consulting Firms and Investment Banks, the WHU Career Center was ranked first in Germany in a study conducted 2010.
In the Economist 2013 ranking of EMBA-programmes, the joint Kellogg-WHU programme reached the 7th place. 
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