WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management
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|Type||Private Business School|
|Dean||Prof. Dr. Markus Rudolf|
|38 professors, 14 assistant professors, 3 adjunct professors, 269 doctoral students, 183 non-academic staff members (Sept. 2017)|
|Students||1,452 (September 2017)|
|Location||Vallendar, Düsseldorf, Rhineland-Palatinate, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany|
|Campus||Vallendar and Düsseldorf|
|Study programs||Doctoral Program|
|Colors||Blue and White|
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (or WHU Vallendar) belongs to Germany's leading business schools with campuses in Vallendar and Düsseldorf, Germany. WHU was founded in 1984 by the Koblenz Chamber of Commerce. WHU is the abbreviation of German Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Unternehmensführung (English: academic institution of higher education for corporate management). The patron and main financier of the business school was the late billionaire and founder of the METRO Cash & Carry Group, Otto Beisheim.
WHU maintains a network of 204 partner universities worldwide, attracting exchange students from the US, Australia, China and many other countries, while also offering double degree programs with some partners such as University of Texas, Austin and the University of Western Australia.
Currently, there are 1,452 students (including doctoral students) at WHU, about 183 employees and 52 professors (including junior professors). The faculty includes the following centers: WHU Asia Center, Biopharma Management Center, Center for Collaborative Commerce, Center for Controlling & Management, Center for European Studies, Center of Asset and Wealth Management, Center for Sports and Management, Financial Accounting and Tax Center, Henkel Center for Consumer Goods, Center for Market-Oriented Corporate Management, Center for Responsible Leadership and Wipro Center for Business Resilience.
- Three-year Bachelor of Science Program (BSc) 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 (MSc) consecutive to the Bachelor of Science program
- One-and-half year Master of Science in Finance Program (MSc) consecutive to the Bachelor of Science program (started in 2013)
- One-and-half year Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program (MSc) consecutive to the Bachelor of Science program (started in 2017)
- Full-Time MBA Program (including visiting studies at Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University (USA), IIMB – Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and CEIBS – China Europe International Business School)
- Part-Time MBA Program
- The Kellogg-WHU Global Executive MBA Program in partnership with Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University, Evanston/Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Doctoral Program (students are awarded the German PhD equivalent Dr. rer. pol.)
- Executive Education (customized programs for companies and open General Management programs)
Tuition and Selection Process
The tuition fee per academic year 2018/2019 for WHU Bachelor's students is €13,200 for those who are citizens of EEA countries and Switzerland, and €23,100 for citizens of non-EEA countries. The tuition fee for the Master of Science in management, finance and entrepreneurship programs are 21,600€ for the 90 credit track and 26,800€ for the 120 credit track. Scholarships, tuition waivers and financial aid schemes are available for some students.
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%.
All WHU degree programs are recognized by the German state and accredited by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA). In addition, WHU is certified by accreditations from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and from the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Together with ESMT Berlin, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and the University of Mannheim WHU is one of four German business schools to hold both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations.
Its Master in Management Program ranked 7th worldwide and 1st in Germany according to the Financial Times Master in Management Ranking 2017.. In the same year, the program was ranked third worldwide by The Economist.  The joint Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program made 1st place in Germany and 23rd worldwide in the Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2017. Furthermore, WHU was placed 3rd in Germany and 32nd in Europe in the overall Financial Times Business School Ranking 2016. According to the QS Global 200 MBA Ranking 2014/2015, WHU ranked third in Germany and 33rd in Europe. In the Economist 2015 ranking of EMBA programs, the joint Kellogg-WHU EMBA Program reached the 6th place overall.
The faculty at WHU is organized into six groups: Finance and Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Management, Marketing and Sales, and Supply Chain Management. As of January 2017, there are 38 Chairs at WHU who teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and contribute to the business school's research output:
|Mergers & Acquisitions||Prof. Dr. Nihat Aktas|
|Empirical Corporate Finance||Prof. Dr. Christian Andres|
|Technology and Innovation Management||Prof. Dr. Holger Ernst|
|Marketing and Commerce||Prof. Dr. Martin Fassnacht|
|Monetary Economics||Prof. Dr. Ralf Fendel|
|Macroeconomics and International Economics||Prof. Dr. Michael Frenkel|
|International Accounting||Prof. Dr. Martin Glaum|
|Small and Medium-sized Enterprises||Prof. Dr. Christina Günther|
|Intergenerational Economic Policy||Prof. Dr. Christian Hagist|
|Market Research||Prof. Dr. Walter Herzog|
|Entrepreneurship I||Prof. Dr. Christoph Hienerth|
|Production Management||Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier|
|Business Taxation||Prof. Dr. Martin Jacob|
|Sales Management and B2B Marketing||Prof. Dr. Ove Jensen|
|Empirical Market Research||Prof. Dr. Lutz Johanning|
|Organization Theory||Prof. Dr. Peter-J. Jost|
|Family Business||Prof. Dr. Nadine Kammerlander|
|Corporate Management and Change||Prof. Dr. Ayse Karaevli|
|International Business and Supply Management I||Prof. Dr. Lutz Kaufmann|
|Financial Accounting||Prof. Dr. Garen Markarian|
|Econometrics and Statistics||Prof. Dr. Michael Massmann|
|Leadership and Human Resource Management||Prof. Dr. Jochen Menges|
|Financial Reporting||Prof. Dr. Maximilian Müller|
|Organizational Behavior||Prof. Dr. Miriam Müthel|
|Innovation and Corporate Transformation||Prof. Dr. Serden Ozcan|
|International Business and Supply Management II||Prof. Dr. Felix Reimann|
|Finance||Prof. Dr. Markus Rudolf|
|Institute of Management Accounting and Control||Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer|
|Digital Marketing||Prof. Dr. Christian Schlereth|
|Sports and Management||Prof. Dr. Sascha L. Schmidt|
|Operations Management||Prof. Dr. Liji Shen|
|Kuehne Institute for Logistics Management||Prof. Dr. Stefan Spinler|
|Services Marketing||Prof. Dr. Tillmann Wagner|
|Kuehne Institute for Logistics Management||Prof. Dr. Carl Marcus Wallenburg|
|Behavioral Finance||Prof. Dr. Mei Wang|
|Institute of Management Accounting and Control||Prof. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber|
|Industrial Organization||Prof. Dr. Jürgen Weigand|
|Corporate Finance||Prof. Dr. B. Burcin Yurtoglu|
WHU Student Clubs
Students at WHU founded a large variety of student clubs. Among them are the conferences of the "Campus for..." - series:
- Campus for Finance
- WHU – Campus for Supply Chain Management
- WHU – Campus for Controlling
- Campus for Strategy and Leadership
- WHU – Campus for Marketing
- WHU – Campus for Sales
Further student clubs are:
- 3 Day Startup
- WHU Charity Concerts
- Enactus WHU
- Entrepreneurship Roundtable
- WHU Music Club
- WHU Sports Club (HSSV)
- In Vino Veritas
- SAIDA Consulting
- WHU Students' Theater Group
- TEDx WHU
- Vallendar Integration Program (VIP)
- WHU Finance Society e.V.
- WHU Debating Union
- WHU Euromasters
- WHU First Responder
- WHU GenerationsCup
- WHU Golf
- WHU Students Help e.V.
- WHU Walks for Charity
A selection of WHU Professors:
- Paul Achleitner
- Christian Andres
- Klaus Brockhoff
- Holger Ernst
- Martin Fassnacht
- Michael Frenkel
- Martin Glaum
- Ove Jensen
- Lutz Kaufmann
- Karl-Ludwig Kley
- Peter May
- Bolko von Oetinger
- Markus Rudolf
- Utz Schäffer
- Stefan Spinler
- Carl Marcus Wallenburg
- Jürgen Weber
- Jürgen Weigand
- Axel Wieandt
- Birgit Bohle, CEO DB Fernverkehr
- Thomas Buberl, CEO AXA Group
- Julian Deutz, CFO Axel Springer, Diploma
- Robert Gentz, Founder and Board Member Zalando, Diploma 2007 
- Michael Haenlein, Professor ESCP Europe, Diploma 1999
- Jan Heitmann, Poker Player
- Andreas Herrmann, Professor University of St. Gallen
- Christoph Israng, German Diplomat
- Philipp Justus, Managing Director of Google Germany, Austria and Switzerland
- Ulrich Lichtenthaler, German Economist
- Matthias Muck, Professor University of Bamberg
- Andreas Nick, Member of the Bundestag (German parliament), Diploma 1990, PhD 1994
- Matthias J. Rapp, Finance Director, TÜV Süd
- Thorsten Reitmeyer, former CEO comdirect bank
- Oliver Samwer, CEO Rocket Internet, Diploma
- David Schneider, Founder and Board Member Zalando, Diploma 2007 
- Stephan Schubert, Founder OnVista
- Margret Suckale, Board Member BASF, EMBA
- Axel Wieandt, German bank manager
- Oliver Zipse, Board Member BMW, EMBA 1997
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