Part-Time MBA Program –
A diverse study experience in Düsseldorf.
Designed for high-achieving professionals, the Part-Time MBA Program takes place on two weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) per month, over a period of two years, and gives you access to the necessary management know how, personal growth and leadership development opportunities, and extensive peer network required to have a successful career.
The curriculum includes:
- Core Modules
- Elective Modules
- International Modules in USA, India and China
- Integrated Personal Growth and Leadership Development Module
- Final MBA Project
In addition, we offer our students extracurricular Management Practice Workshops with expert practitioners covering topics such as Strategy Consulting, Change Management, Design Thinking, and Process Management.
Experienced and diverse - take a look at our Part-Time MBA Class of 2021:
years of work experience on average
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Calibrated learning methodology for maximum impact - preparing you for today's business world
The perfect mix of academic excellence and experiential learning
Taught by outstanding international faculty, practitioners, and business experts, the program combines academic excellence with practice-oriented study methods. In addition to a rigorous academic curriculum, the MBA offers you the chance to step outside of your comfort zone by participating in real-life case challenges and gain new insights through inspirational company visits and guest lectures from experts in the field. Furthermore, our range of elective courses helps you choose a degree focus relevant to your future career.
Focus on personal growth and leadership development
Our curriculum centers around your personal growth and leadership development needs. From one-on-one coaching to experiential group learning activities and leadership lectures, every aspect of your education is designed to foster open discussion and develop self-awareness, helping you learn to both be a successful leader and be led successfully by others.
Encouraging critical thinking and sharpening communication skills
Working in a group environment teaches you to think quickly, critically, and in a solution-oriented manner – essential skills for the business world. Furthermore, working with diverse cultures, personalities, and people from various academic and professional backgrounds teaches you to adapt and improve your communication skills, preparing you for today's work environment.
Intimate learning environment
Small class sizes and approachable professors guarantee personalized support, mentoring, and a learning environment focused on your personal development goals.
The outstanding quality of our learning concept was recently confirmed by the Financial Times Global MBA ranking 2019, which ranked us as the best German business school for career services, program internationality, and student satisfaction.
The 24-month Part Time MBA Program, beginning in September, allows you to balance work with your studies, with classes taking place mainly on the weekend.
Before starting the program, you will have the opportunity to attend online preparation courses to refresh your knowledge of mathematics and statistics and learn the basics of economics.
The first five months of the program comprise mandatory core modules that provide a solid foundation in basic management concepts and core organizational functions.
- Understanding Financial Performance (Managerial Finance, Financial Accounting, The World Economy)
- Exploiting Market Opportunities (Marketing, Corporate Finance, Economics of Corporate and Competitive Strategy)
- Managing in the Organization (Operations Management, Strategic Sourcing, Management Accounting)
These are advanced courses that provide you deeper insights on Strategy and Organization, Marketing & Sales, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Advanced Finance and build on the knowledge obtained in the core modules.
The MBA Program includes three study-abroad weeks, two in Asia and one in the US. The Asia module, which takes place in China and India, focuses on the chances, challenges, and risks of doing business in emerging markets. Senior faculty members of the following renowned partner schools deliver specialist lectures covering sensitive issues relevant to the local business environments:
Academic Partner in India:
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India
Academic Partners in China (at least one will be visited):
Fudan University, Shanghai, China
China Europe International Business School, Shanghai, China
Guanghua School of Management, Shanghai/Shenzhen, China
All of our academic partners are among the top business schools in Asia, renowned for their high-quality research and programs as well as their links to global networks.
The Asia also module includes visits to traditional local companies and innovation hubs, foreign companies, and joint ventures, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of these emerging markets as well as a practical and real-world perspective.
The US module is a tailor-made executive leadership program in partnership with Columbia School of Business in New York, USA, one of the leading business schools in the US.
Note: The program fee does not include visa fees during the international modules. Visa-related costs will amount to around 1,000 EUR in total.
A variety of engaging Management Practice Workshops supplement the program’s thorough academic curriculum. The workshops focus on current key business practices and are taught by experts and coaches in the respective areas.
Students embark on a personal development journey throughout the duration of the MBA, with all aspects of their education designed to help them better know themselves as well as learn how to lead and be led. Group work, reflections, and leadership challenges help students excel beyond their current boundaries and provide ample opportunities to sharpen their interpersonal and communication skills. This module is integrated into all aspects of the curriculum.
The Final MBA Project can take the form of a business-plan, research paper, or report written in cooperation with a company while completing an internship. Completed either individually or as a group, the result should demonstrate an ability to focus on solving a problem by applying the research methods and management knowledge acquired throughout the MBA. The project is supervised by a faculty member and is typically completed during the elective phase of the program. In the case of a company-related project and internship, the final project takes place only after all modules have been completed.
Invest in your future – we can help you finance your MBA
Pursuing an MBA can be a substantial investment, not only in terms of time and energy, but also financially. We’re committed to helping you explore and evaluate the different financing options to make sure this investment doesn’t stand in the way of your future.
Have a look at our financing options below:
WHU grants scholarships to enable highly talented candidates from diverse academic and professional backgrounds to pursue the WHU Part-Time MBA.
To apply for a scholarship, please use the respective scholarship application form (see below). Please note that only one scholarship application per person is possible and that scholarship application requires an application for the Part-Time MBA Program at WHU. Seats in the program and scholarships are limited and granted on an ongoing basis. Therefore, we recommend early application. After you have completed your application to the Part-Time MBA program, please send your scholarship application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHU Women in Business Scholarship
WHU MBA Program is also a member of the 30% Club and offers one 50% tuition scholarship to a top female applicant to the MBA Program (FT and PT) per year. The recipient is chosen from all applicants for the WHU Women in Business Scholarship.
Included in Tuition Fees
- All books and materials
- Breakfast, lunch, coffee and snacks during class days
- Accommodation and half-board during the three international modules in the US, India and China
- German classes throughout the program
- Personal development seminars and workshops
- Semester ticket for public transportation in North Rhine-Westphalia
Note: The program fee does not include airfare, travel expenses, accommodation in Düsseldorf, or visa fees during the international modules. Please note that visa-related costs for the international modules amount to around 1,000 EUR in total. For most destinations a specific visa type is required which is not covered by a business or tourist visa.
Information for taxpayers in Germany (also applies to international MBA graduates working in Germany after graduation): the tuition fees for the MBA Program are tax deductible as anticipated professional expenses. For more detailed information, please click here or ask your tax advisor.
Don't miss the Early Bird offer!
Apply by Jan 31: €5,000 off tuition fees
Apply by Mar 31: €3,000 off tuition fees
*A complete application includes online application, MBA questionnaire, submitted GMAT and TOEFL scores, and university documents.