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WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Kellogg-WHU Joint EMBA

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Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program

The Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA program is a top ranked joint EMBA program between two world-class business schools: the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (USA) and WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany). The program is designed for professionals with at least 8 years of working experience including substantial managerial experience, who are looking to move into senior management. The adaptive class schedule allows EMBA students to continue working while actively participating in the program. The Kellogg-WHU Program is modularly based, with classes taking place for the most part in Vallendar, Germany. Classes are held every six weeks with back-to-back weekends (Thursday through Sunday) over a 21-month period. The Master Thesis is generally completed 3 months thereafter. In addition, there is a required two-week international core module in Chicago, and at least one weeklong global elective module, which can be completed at any of the Kellogg EMBA Global Network’s international hubs: Hong Kong, Beijing, Tel Aviv, Toronto, Chicago, or Miami.

Tel: 0261-6509-186 | emba@whu.edu | www.kellogg.whu.edu |

Admissions Process

    • Most recent CV/resume
    • Completed application form
    • Copies of your last degree transcripts and diploma
    • Recent GMAT score for candidates without an undergraduate degree
    • Competency- and analytically- based interviews
    • Group discussion
    • Admissions Committee (decision within approx. 2 weeks)
    • Letter of (time) support from employer
    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • TOEFL score (min. 100 IBT)
    • Certified copies of degree transcripts and diplomas
    • Terms of payment form
    • Photo

Program Start Date: Mid-September, 2015

On Campus Interview Days: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Admissions Requirements

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


€75,000 payable in 4 installments

Fees include:

  • All course materials
  • All meals
  • Accommodations during all required global electives


FT Executive MBA Ranking 2013
# 1 in Germany
# 8 in Europe
# 18 in the World

The Economist Which MBA?
Executive MBA Ranking 2013
# 1 in Germany
# 3 in Europe
# 7 in the World

Poets & Quants Ranking of the World’s Best
Joint-EMBA Programs 2014
# 3 in the World

Class Statistics

International: 77%
German: 23%
Western Europe (excl. Germany): 47%
Eastern Europe: 29%
Asia/Middle East/Africa: 17%
North America: 5%
Latin America: 2%


Average work experience: 12 years
Average management experience: 7 years
Average age: 36
Female students: 25%
Average class size: 50
Countries represented: 24

Seniority Level

Manager: 29%
Senior Manager: 25%
Director: 23%
Owner/Partner: 14%
CXO: 7%
VP: 2%


Financial Services/Real Estate: 16%
Telecommunications: 14%
Technology: 11%
Consumer Goods/Auto/Food: 11%
Basic Materials/Chemicals: 9%
Healthcare/Pharmaceutical: 7%
Energy: 7%
Manufacturing 7%
Transportation/Construction: 7%
Media/Communications: 5%
Law: 2%
Nonprofit/NGO/Government: 2%
Agriculture: 2%


Marketing/Sales/Market Research: 44%
Finance: 11%
Accounting: 9%
IT: 9%
Consultant: 5%
R & D: 5%
Legal: 5%
General Management: 2%
HR: 2%
Operations: 2%
Real Estate: 2%
Buyer: 2%
Business Development: 2%

Contact Information

Campus Vallendar, Burgplatz 2, 56179 Vallendar
Admissions Office:
+49 (0)261-6509-183
School Social Media:

The Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program. Your Global Learning Hub.

Our goal at Kellogg-WHU is to provide you with access to influential global networks, expert knowledge, vital connections, endless opportunities, and to deliver the highest business teaching standards. By joining our top-ranked EMBA program, you will get unparalleled and rigorous business management training; you will be able to perfect and train your leadership skills and learn to become a visionary and empowering leader.

The Kellogg –WHU Partnership

The Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program stems from a partnership between America’s Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Germany’s WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. The almost 20-year old transatlantic alliance – the first of its kind at its genesis- stays true to the vision of its founders. Today, the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program is a vital partner in a global network of top-ranked EMBA programs.

Benefits of Kellogg-WHU and its Global Partnerships

  • Get a joint MBA degree from two strong global brands: Open up career and networking opportunities across countries and continents
  • Become part of a world-class network: The Kellogg Executive MBA Global Network with its seven EMBA campuses around the world -North America, Asia, Middle East, and Europe- allows you to increase your global reach and access untapped global networks.
  • Learn from the best business management experts in the world: Our faculty members are composed of business experts from Kellogg, WHU and their global partners, providing firsthand knowledge of the local markets and industries they teach.
  • Develop your cross-border and cross-functional leadership skills: Our Advanced Leadership Development Program and business coaching program provide a cutting-edge leadership and personal development training throughout your EMBA journey

Why Kellogg-WHU?

  • Gain access to the largest, most immersive network of its kind and benefit from a unique global education model
  • Make lasting connections, get global and local expert knowledge, study with world-class peers, and benefit from endless professional opportunities
  • Advance your leadership skills and learn to lead with vision and purpose
  • Enhance your credentials with a globally-recognized MBA degree and top-notch management training