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

Contact Information

Campus Vallendar,
Burgplatz 2
56179, Vallendar, Germany
Admissions Office:

Annual Tuition: €85,000

International: 68%

Mean Age: 38

Female: 24%

Male: 76%

The profile was last updated on October 16, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact our general manager.

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, 2018

On Campus Interview Days:
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Saturday, April 20, 2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Saturday, July 21, 2018

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


€85,000 payable in 4 installments

Early bird offer: candidates who have been admitted into the program and who submit their full application by May 31, 2018 will benefit from an early bird offer and receive a tuition fee reduction of €3,000.

Fees include:

  • Teaching fees for the entire duration of the program
  • All books and course materials
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during class visits
  • Accommodation during all required global electives and Global Network Weeks at the Kellogg School of Management
  • Use of school facilities (gym, library, ..)
  • All leadership development workshops and required business coaching sessions


Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2015
# 1 in Germany
# 9 in Europe
# 20 in the World

The Economist Which MBA?
Executive MBA Ranking 2015
# 1 in Germany
# 3 in Europe
# 6 in the World

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

Class Statistics

International: 68%
Europe – EU Members: 43%
Asia: 24%
Africa & Middle East: 12%
Europe – Non EU members: 9%
Central & South America: 7%
North America: 5%


Average work experience: 14 years
Average management experience: 9 years
Average age: 38
Female students: 24%
Average class size: 41
Countries represented: 19

Seniority Level

VP: 7%
CXO: 7%
Owner/Partner/Entrepreneur: 8%
Director: 22%
Senior Manager: 27%
Manager: 29%

Industries represented

IT/Telecommunication: 8
Health/Pharma/Chemicals: 7
Finance/Banking/Insurance: 7
Consumer Products: 5
Mechanical Engineering: 4
Energy: 3
Transport/Logistics: 4
Food/Hotel/Entertainment: 2
Other: 2


Academic background represented

Engineering & Other technical fields: 16
Business Administration & Industrial Engineering: 11
Economics: 5
Others: 5
Natural Sciences & Mathematics: 3
Computer Sciences: 2