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.

Top reasons to study here

  • One of the best business schools in Europe.
  • Truly international in all core areas of activity.
  • High-quality academic programs.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (5)



WHU was founded in 1984 at the initiative of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Koblenz. After more than 30 years, it is not only counted among the best and most respected centers of business education in Germany, but it also enjoys an excellent reputation internationally.


Our Customized Programs are tailor-made for companies that would like to train their executives and managers in general management or specific management topics.


The high level of research capability at our university is the result of adherence to three key research principles: Quality, Internationality, Practical and Academic Relevance. Our consistent long-term focus on independent top-quality research has paid off: WHU is one of the most noted German research institutions in the area of business studies today and is on the edge of becoming one of the leading European research institutions.


Since WHU was founded, the exellent education it offers has attracted numerous companies to our campus for recruitment purposes. Furthermore, university rankings show that the WHU has been one of the leading business schools in Germany since its inception. Companies that support the WHU have the opportunity to present themselves to students on campus during the semester. Recruiting on campus is a great way to increase your visibility with the student community and address your target audience in a personal and direct approach.


Student services

In Praxi offers an array of services and events. Although these are intended primarily for members, there are also opportunities for businesses to partner with In Praxi.

  • True to its motto (Keep in Touch!), In Praxi organizes more than 100 events each year. A significant number of these take place in the regional chapters.
  • The Lifelong Learning Program offers members diverse opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • The In Praxi Member Benefits are an exclusive offer for In Praxi members.
  • The “Red Book”: The In Praxi member directory is updated annually and is distributed only to In Praxi members (only alumni).

Housing services

Vallendar and the surrounding area offers excellent housing opportunities, ranging from private apartments, to halls of residence, right up to “last-minute beds” and hotel rooms for special events - during weekend seminars, for instance.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.

Library services

The library holds around 45,000 books and 185 journals. They can be researched via an online catalogue. Students are provided with reference sections of basic readings in their courses. The library's reading room offers a quiet atmosphere for studying newspapers or for concentrating on a specific academic publication.

ICT services

The In Praxi network increases in both quantity and quality with every graduating class at WHU, thanks to its members’ diverse personal backgrounds and chosen career paths. Our international diversity is steadily increasing, as well.

Student Life

Campus life

Our campus life is characterized by its family-like atmosphere. As early as the student-led orientation week for new students, you get to know your classmates and the students from the upper classes. The solidarity and clannishness among our students shapes the entire time at WHU and remains the same even after graduation.

Sports facilities

Sports enthusiasts in Vallendar can take advantage of the three tennis clubs with outdoor courts, an indoor tennis court, the local canoe club, a mini-golf course, an angling club, a soccer field, equestrian stabling facilities and an almost Olympic-size swimming pool in beautiful surroundings. Just a few kilometers away in Höhr-Grenzhausen, are squash courts and a riding school. The sports program offered by WHU includes all courses at WHU Gym, soccer, basketball and volleyball. Students at WHU can also take part in courses offered by the Koblenz university sports program, which means that there are more than 20 different sports open to them.

Student clubs

WHU is a people business. Here at WHU we don't focus on products, but people – students, researchers, employees. As part of this, as at every higher education institution, the academic staff play a particularly important role. In fact, they could be considered the heart of WHU. The academic staff embody the business school’s core mission in teaching, research, and practice.


  • AACSB-Accreditation
  • FIBAA-System Accreditation & FIBAA-Program Accreditation
  • EQUIS-Accrediation

Student Reviews

A real alumni community that makes conversion happen
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
One can expect numerous career events from top companies and unbelievably well organized close contact to the company representatives. It's not only about company presentations, but these events really bring people into contact. This is and should be what a business school could bring. Otherwise, due to the limited number of the students, WHU provides a really small but great community, from wh...
Work hard, play hard
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
I love the small campus and the amazing connections I was able to make! The only thing I would change is; foster more diversity
Work Hard, but have a Look out of the Box!
Raphael Meyke rated 4 out of 5 stars
I have done my three-years Bachelors Degree at the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and I am very satisfied that I have decided to study there. The university offers an excellent level of education, the classes had almost always a size that allowed for discussions and gave space to the professor to customizer the presentation to the pace of its audience. Particularly the 210 ECTS track,...