Kellogg-WHU Executive Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

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The Kellogg-WHU Executive Masterof Business Administration Program puts strong emphasis on teamwork and study groups , and many class projects are assigned to study groups, rather than individual students. When assigning study groups, every effort is made to provide a diversity of skills among participants and create opportunities for peer tutoring.


Thrive...with modules in the USA, Hong Kong, Canada and Israel, combining international top-class faculty who share leading-edge research results; studying with peers from diverse academic, industry and cultural backgrounds results in an exceptional intellectual and personal experience.

Strengthen...your focus on team leadership and personal development. Effective teamswork is a center piece of the Kellogg-WHU Executive Master of Business Administration Program. Individual personal skill profiling and coaching strengthen your team leadership competencies, crucial in today's business environment.

Expand...your network with over 50,000 alumni worldwide. Common experiences and values create bonds and encourage support among current and former students globally. Whether connecting professionally or personally, Kellogg and WHU alumni share a commitment to fellow graduates and their alma mater alike.



Programme Structure

The Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program stretches over 21 months (+ 3 months of thesis writing). The program begins every year in September (year 1) and ends in August of the second year of enrollment (year 2). Graduation takes place in October of year 2.


1 Week

WHU Campus in Vallendar, Germany Module 1 (CORE):

The Role of the General Manager

  • Strategic Innovation & Corporate Renewal

  • Leadership in Organizations

November2 Weekends (back to back)
WHU Campus in Vallendar, Germany Module 2 (CORE):
Fundamental Tools for Business Analysis

  • International Financial Reporting & Analysis

  • Decision Making under Uncertainty

  • Managerial Economics

  • January2 Weekends (back to back)
    WHU Campus in Vallendar & Düsseldorf, Germany Module 3 (CORE):
    Business Functions I

  • Marketing Management

  • Managerial Finance

  • Managing People for Competitive Advantage

March2 Weekends (back to back)
WHU Campus in Düsseldorf, Germany Module 4 (CORE):
Business Functions II

  • Managerial Statistics

  • Strategic Marketing

  • Business Strategy

Apri or May1 Week
WHU Campus in Vallendar, Germany Module 5 (CORE):
Business Functions III

  • Corporate Finance

  • Operations Management

August2 Weeks (choose 2 consecutive
weeks out of 4)
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University Campus
Evanston, IL, USA Module 6: Compulsory International Module (4 Courses):

  • Negotiation Strategies

  • Strategic Crisis Management

  • Strategic Decisions in Operations

  • Strategic Marketing Decisions

Year 2

WHU Advanced Courses
(Module 7 & 8)
6 courses are required in these modules Opted-out Advanced Courses can be replaced by additional Global Electives depending on seat availabilityOctober2 Weekends (back to back)
WHU Campus in Vallendar, Germany Module 7:
WHU Advanced Courses

  • Digital Marketing
  • Foundations of Entrepreneurship
  • Intellectual Capital Management

January2 Weekends (back to back)
WHU Campus in Vallendar & Düsseldorf, Germany Module 8:
WHU Advanced Courses

  • Ethics & Executive Leadership
  • The Entrepreneurial Journey
  • Management Accounting

March1 Weekend
(choose 1 weekend
out of 2
WHU Campus in Vallendar, Germany Module 9:
WHU Capstone Week

  • Capstone - Business Simulation

Various DatesToronto, Hong Kong, Tel-Aviv, Evanston/Chicago, Miami, Beijing Module 10 :
Global Electives
(at least 1 module with 2 courses required)

May1 Week
WHU Campus in Vallendar, Germany Module 11:
International Live-In Week @ WHU

  • The Business Environment in Europe
  • Luxuy Brand Management

Throughout the ProgramModule 12:
Leadership & Personal Development
(integrated units)

June - August3 months Master Thesis

  • Project-related (practical) or
  • Research-based or
  • An elaborated Business Plan

OctoberGraduation Ceremony

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    100 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL(IBT) score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

The Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program is composed of a large variety of students who are all experts in their own fields. We are looking for potential candidates who will contribute to this diversity. Our candidates are leaders, professionals with successful career tracks and managerial experiences, critical thinkers, good communicators and motivators, people with soft skills, team players, charismatic, and unique.

Admissions Requirements

  • Minimum of 8 years post-graduate work experience
  • Solid management experience
  • University diploma or minimum equivalent of a Bachelor Degree from a recognized university or approved institution
  • TOEFL (IBT 100)
  • Full-time employment

Work Experience

At least 8 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    85000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 85000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of  .
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    85000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 85000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of  .
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Vallendar

  • 630 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The WHU Scholarship Fund has put resources aside to help selected EMBA participants finance part of their Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program.

Scholarships are awarded in several areas. They involve various competitive selection criteria and are limited in number.

General eligibility

Self-funded candidates who fit the basic selection criteria for each scholarship and who have been admitted into the Kellogg-WHU EMBA Program.

How to apply

Please review all required application materials for each scholarship below. Your complete application (in PDF format) must be sent via e-mail to our scholarship committee.


1st round: May 31st, 2015

2nd round: July 31st, 2015

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  • Entrepreneurs
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  • Schumpeter Scholarship for NGOs, NPOs and Government agencies
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