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

  • Excellence in management education by focusing on ambitious goals and performance
  • A caring community characterized by a family atmosphere and mutual trust
  • Our entrepreneurial spirit fostered by passion and innovation among all members of the WHU community.



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. 


WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is the #1 German Business School for degree programs. Accredited by EQUIS, AACSB, and FIBAA, WHU offers academic programs as well as education for executives, following four core values with courage and commitment: community, cosmopoliteness, entrepreneurship, and excellence. 


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

With a range of excellent accommodation options all very close to our compact campus, Vallendar is a great place to live and study. You can choose from private apartments or comfortable halls of residence.

  • Private apartments: Wohnungsmarkt WHU
  • Private residences: Campus Krautkrämer, Höhrer Straße, Motion Haus

Library services

The WHU library offers an excellent research infrastructure to academics and students of WHU on a 24/7 basis. The library's reading room offers a quiet atmosphere for studying newspapers or for concentrating on a specific academic publication. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • Vallendar is located in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. With its castles, historic towns, and towering vineyards, this section has been awarded UNESCO world heritage site status. Major cities are dotted along the banks, and Koblenz marks the meeting of the rivers Rhine and Moselle. Perfectly placed, Vallendar and its surrounding area offer plenty to see and do.
  • Düsseldorf is the capital of the state North Rhine-Westphalia and is located on the banks of the river Rhine. Its 600,000 inhabitants make Düsseldorf a vibrant and international city in which to live, study, and work.

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

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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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The undergraduate program International Business Administration at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management provides a unique opportunity to gain profound business knowledge. Thereby, WHU offers various opportunities to apply theory into practice within its courses, including business cases and real-life company projects. By that, it allows its students to enhance their...

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