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|Type||Private Business School|
|Dean||Prof. Dr. Markus Rudolf|
|38 professors, 14 assistant professors, 3 adjunct professors, 269 doctoral students, 183 non-academic staff members (Sept. 2017)|
|Students||1,452 (September 2017)|
|Location||Vallendar, Düsseldorf, Rhineland-Palatinate, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany|
|Campus||Vallendar and Düsseldorf|
|Study programs||Doctoral Program|
|Colors||Blue and White|
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (or WHU Vallendar) belongs to Germany's leading business schools with campuses in Vallendar and Düsseldorf, Germany. WHU was founded in 1984 by the Koblenz Chamber of Commerce. WHU is the abbreviation of German Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Unternehmensführung (English: academic institution of higher education for corporate management). The patron and main financier of the business school was the late billionaire and founder of the METRO Cash & Carry Group, Otto Beisheim.
WHU maintains a network of 204 partner universities worldwide, attracting exchange students from the US, Australia, China and many other countries, while also offering double degree programs with some partners such as University of Texas, Austin and the University of Western Australia.
Currently, there are 1,452 students (including doctoral students) at WHU, about 183 employees and 52 professors (including junior professors). The faculty includes the following centers: WHU Asia Center, Biopharma Management Center, Center for Collaborative Commerce, Center for Controlling & Management, Center for European Studies, Center of Asset and Wealth Management, Center for Sports and Management, Financial Accounting and Tax Center, Henkel Center for Consumer Goods, Center for Market-Oriented Corporate Management, Center for Responsible Leadership and Wipro Center for Business Resilience.
The tuition fee per academic year 2018/2019 for WHU Bachelor's students is €13,200 for those who are citizens of EEA countries and Switzerland, and €23,100 for citizens of non-EEA countries. The tuition fee for the Master of Science in management, finance and entrepreneurship programs are 21,600€ for the 90 credit track and 26,800€ for the 120 credit track. Scholarships, tuition waivers and financial aid schemes are available for some students.
The selection process for the undergraduate studies consists of two separate parts. Students are preselected according to their academic achievements or personal achievements and are offered a chance to compete for one of the roughly 200 seats per year at the final selection day. During that day, candidates have to hold presentations, talk to representatives of the private business sector and go through mathematical tests. Top applicants are then offered a place in the Bachelor of Science program. The acceptance rate of those offers ranges around 94%.
All WHU degree programs are recognized by the German state and accredited by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA). In addition, WHU is certified by accreditations from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and from the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Together with ESMT Berlin, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and the University of Mannheim WHU is one of four German business schools to hold both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations.
Its Master in Management Program ranked 7th worldwide and 1st in Germany according to the Financial Times Master in Management Ranking 2017.. In the same year, the program was ranked third worldwide by The Economist.  The joint Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program made 1st place in Germany and 23rd worldwide in the Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2017. Furthermore, WHU was placed 3rd in Germany and 32nd in Europe in the overall Financial Times Business School Ranking 2016. According to the QS Global 200 MBA Ranking 2014/2015, WHU ranked third in Germany and 33rd in Europe. In the Economist 2015 ranking of EMBA programs, the joint Kellogg-WHU EMBA Program reached the 6th place overall.
The faculty at WHU is organized into six groups: Finance and Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Management, Marketing and Sales, and Supply Chain Management. As of January 2017, there are 38 Chairs at WHU who teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and contribute to the business school's research output:
|Mergers & Acquisitions||Prof. Dr. Nihat Aktas|
|Empirical Corporate Finance||Prof. Dr. Christian Andres|
|Technology and Innovation Management||Prof. Dr. Holger Ernst|
|Marketing and Commerce||Prof. Dr. Martin Fassnacht|
|Monetary Economics||Prof. Dr. Ralf Fendel|
|Macroeconomics and International Economics||Prof. Dr. Michael Frenkel|
|International Accounting||Prof. Dr. Martin Glaum|
|Small and Medium-sized Enterprises||Prof. Dr. Christina Günther|
|Intergenerational Economic Policy||Prof. Dr. Christian Hagist|
|Market Research||Prof. Dr. Walter Herzog|
|Entrepreneurship I||Prof. Dr. Christoph Hienerth|
|Production Management||Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier|
|Business Taxation||Prof. Dr. Martin Jacob|
|Sales Management and B2B Marketing||Prof. Dr. Ove Jensen|
|Empirical Market Research||Prof. Dr. Lutz Johanning|
|Organization Theory||Prof. Dr. Peter-J. Jost|
|Family Business||Prof. Dr. Nadine Kammerlander|
|Corporate Management and Change||Prof. Dr. Ayse Karaevli|
|International Business and Supply Management I||Prof. Dr. Lutz Kaufmann|
|Financial Accounting||Prof. Dr. Garen Markarian|
|Econometrics and Statistics||Prof. Dr. Michael Massmann|
|Leadership and Human Resource Management||Prof. Dr. Jochen Menges|
|Financial Reporting||Prof. Dr. Maximilian Müller|
|Organizational Behavior||Prof. Dr. Miriam Müthel|
|Innovation and Corporate Transformation||Prof. Dr. Serden Ozcan|
|International Business and Supply Management II||Prof. Dr. Felix Reimann|
|Finance||Prof. Dr. Markus Rudolf|
|Institute of Management Accounting and Control||Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer|
|Digital Marketing||Prof. Dr. Christian Schlereth|
|Sports and Management||Prof. Dr. Sascha L. Schmidt|
|Operations Management||Prof. Dr. Liji Shen|
|Kuehne Institute for Logistics Management||Prof. Dr. Stefan Spinler|
|Services Marketing||Prof. Dr. Tillmann Wagner|
|Kuehne Institute for Logistics Management||Prof. Dr. Carl Marcus Wallenburg|
|Behavioral Finance||Prof. Dr. Mei Wang|
|Institute of Management Accounting and Control||Prof. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber|
|Industrial Organization||Prof. Dr. Jürgen Weigand|
|Corporate Finance||Prof. Dr. B. Burcin Yurtoglu|
WHU Student Clubs
Students at WHU founded a large variety of student clubs. Among them are the conferences of the "Campus for..." - series:
Further student clubs are:
A selection of WHU Professors: