WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is a leading German business school with an exceptional national and international reputation. WHU offers academic programs and continuing education for executives throughout their career. Founded in 1984 on the initiative of the Koblenz Chamber of Commerce and Industry, WHU has become a model for future-oriented research and teaching in business economics.

Top reasons to study here

  • Leading in international rankings – Accredited by EQUIS, AACSB, and FIBAA.
  • Excellence in management education by focusing on ambitious goals and performance.
  • Our entrepreneurial spirit fostered by passion and innovation among all members of the WHU community.



WHU was founded in 1984 at the initiative of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Koblenz. Thirty years later and WHU is one of the most renowned German business schools with an exceptional national and international reputation.


WHU offers excellent study opportunities for people of any age and with a wide range of work experience. Next to the undergraduate (Bachelor in International Business Administration) and graduate programs (Master in Management, Master in Finance, Master in Entrepreneurship, Master in International Business, Part-Time Master in Management), WHU offers Full-Time, Part-Time, and Online MBA programs, an Executive MBA program and Executive Education. This way, WHU contributes to and supports lifelong learning experiences. 


High quality and groundbreaking research in the fields of management, economics, and business administration is one of the key pillars of excellence at WHU. The school places particular emphasis on creating a stimulating environment for independent research in business and economics topics, coupled with attracting and supporting high-profile researchers with the ultimate aim of delivering first-class research outcomes. WHU further pursues its mission by combining academic rigor with tangible, practical relevance in all its research activities.


We build trust with alumni and corporate partners, fostering long-term relationships that provide value and the chance to forge new connections. Highly ranked and a crucial component of WHU life, the Career Center provides a wealth of knowledge for students seeking guidance as they move forward with their career goals.

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Housing services

Our Housing Team is here to help you find accommodation that you can call home! We maintain a list of apartments in the area that are currently vacant:

  • If you have been accepted to a WHU study program you will receive access to our accommodation list automatically.
  • Future members of the WHU community can request a guest account.
  • All current WHU students and staff can access this list on the school intranet myWHU. 

Library services

The WHU library offers an excellent research infrastructure to academics and students of WHU on a 24/7 basis. A self-service terminal allows to check out books at any time via the WHU-card. By using the 'book return box' books can be returned to the library even outside the business hours.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Campus Vallendar nestles in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a 65km stretch of the River Rhine. Teeming with historic towns, fairytale castles, and towering vineyards, Vallendar and its immediate surrounds offer plenty to see and do.
  • Located at the heart of the largest central European economic area and the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf is home to one of WHU’s campus locations. 

Student clubs

Student life at WHU is not just about studying - in their free time, our students enthusiastically pursue a wide range of extracurricular activities, making campus an exciting place to be. Whether you love sports, the theater, music, entrepreneurship, the community, debating, or are even partial to casual wine tasting, there truly is something for everyone.


External experts provide invaluable feedback that contributes to the continuous quality improvement at the Business School. WHU is currently accredited by EQUIS, AACSB, and FIBAA. Regular re-accreditations confirm that our Business School consistently meets or exceeds strict national and international standards.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The management for international students is not okay. The course and Lab are perfect

Entrepreneurs are heartly welcomed
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

WHU is one of the best German private business schools for management education. Students have high ambitions and work super hard, especially the focus on entrepreneurship is super nice not only within the master program for it. The whole community has such a spirit.

Hi! I'm Yuhui Liu from China. I'm now a Y4 student studying at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China and will go to WHU for my master's study. During my bachelor's study, I have learned various courses about business management with a great result. I'
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

WHU is one of the best German private business schools delivering management education. Students here have high ambitions and work hard, with a high diversity of people from all over the world.

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