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This post is part of a new series featuring the different partner schools within the Kellogg Executive MBA Global Network.

The school: 

WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management


Vallendar and Düsseldorf, Germany


European business, luxury goods

The basics

Consistently regarded as a top business school in Europe, the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management specializes in the teaching and research of European business, luxury goods. Located in Vallendar, a town outside of Frankfurt, WHU is the first German school to offer a business administration major emphasizing the strategic leadership of corporations. Students in this program also have an opportunity to study in Dusseldorf.

The partnership

The Kellogg-WHU partnership began in 1997 and effectively integrates all managerial disciplines. Combining the best of management knowledge from America and Europe, it fosters the collaborative and leadership skills of international managers.

Why study at WHU?

  • Join the leading business school in Germany and experience “Excellence in Management Education” firsthand
  • Learn from world-class faculty members who bring regional business knowledge with a global twist into the classroom
  • Gain access to a large network of partner universities, corporations, and alumni
  • Connect with entrepreneurial, innovative, and globally-minded peers

Electives offered to Global Network students

Students who study at any school within the Kellogg Executive MBA Global Network have the ability to take elective courses at WHU, including:

  •  The Business Environment in Europe
  • Luxury Brand Management

What students have to say

In Koblenz

“I’ve realized you can’t ‘think’ internationally unless you ‘learn’ internationally. The global elective program I attended at our partner school WHU in Vallendar, Germany this past month brought me closer to European Economics, Luxury Brand Management, and last but not least my fellow classmates.”

Read more of Kevin’s story >

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“At Kellogg-WHU, you will not only find educational excellence that focuses on team leadership and personal development, but you will find a real business partner in international leadership development, that offers diversity and individual uniqueness – key success factors in both today’s and tomorrow’s business world.”

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“From personal experience, I can’t stress the point enough that living abroad accelerates both one’s professional and personal growth. All the challenges that you face should not be seen as threats or insurmountable obstacles. They should be seen as opportunities.”

Read Kellogg-WHU student Tiberiu’s global story >