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WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management & Kellogg Joint EMBA

Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: August 13, 2020.

Contact Information

Campus Vallendar
Burgplatz 2
56179, Vallendar Germany
Admissions Office:

School Data

Tuition: €95000

Average Class Size: 45-55

International: 65-70%

Average Age: 38

Female: 18%

Male: 81%

Admissions Requirements: GMAT or GRE Required, Interview Required, Years Minimum Work Experience

Application Deadlines: July 31, 2020

Method of Delivery: Primarily Weekends

Metro Areas Served: Chicago, Hong Kong, Miami

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 bachelor degree transcripts and diploma
    • Recent GMAT score for candidates without an undergraduate degree
    • Competency- and analytically- based interviews
    • Admissions Committee (decision within approx. 2 weeks)
    • 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, 2020

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


€95,000 payable in 4 installments

Early bird offer: candidates who have been admitted into the program and who submit their full application by May 31, 2019 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
  • Most meals during the module
  • Accommodation during all international modules
  • Use of school facilities (gym, library, ..)
  • All leadership development workshops and required business coaching sessions


Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2017

# 1 in Germany

# 23 in the World

#3 in Career and Development

The Economist Which MBA?

Executive MBA Ranking 2018

# 1 in Germany

# 3 in Europe

QS TOP MBA Global Joint Ranking 2018

# 1 in Germany

# 8 in the world

Class Statistics

International: 65-70%

Europe – EU Members: 56%

Asia: 18%

Africa & Middle East: 8%

Europe – Non-EU members: 9%

Central & South America: 4%

North America: 5%


Average work experience: 14 years

Average management experience: 9 years

Average age: 38

Female students: 24%

Average class size: 45 – 55

Countries represented: 19

Seniority Level

VP: 6%

CXO: 7%

Owner/Partner/Entrepreneur: 7%

Director: 24%

Senior Manager: 29%

Manager: 27%

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