The WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management is a private business school founded in 1984. The school is located in Vallendar, a small city near Koblenz. The school sees its mission as the education of global managers and entrepreneurs, and its programs have an international focus. Over the past twenty years WHU has established a worldwide network of around 200 partner universities worldwide. The school was the first German university to receive EQUIS accreditation, and is now also accredited ny FIBAA and AACSB. In October 2012 WHU opened its second campus in Düsseldorf. In the future, WHU will have two locations from which to provide new direction to German business education and in particular to management education.