Steeped in the study of European business and entrepreneurship
Consistently ranked one of the top business schools in Europe, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management is committed to excellence in management education by developing visionary leaders who think holistically and lead with purpose. This is also reflected in WHU’s entrepreneurial spirit – with more than 500 founded start-ups to date, including 15 unicorns, the university is a breeding ground for successful entrepreneurs.
The main campus and location for the EMBA program is in Vallendar, a small, traditional German town near Frankfurt. The historical region around the campus is listed as UNESCO World Heritage and thus offers the perfect location for studying.
The Kellogg-WHU partnership began in 1997 and effectively integrates all managerial disciplines. Combining the best of management education from America and Europe, it fosters the collaborative and leadership skills of global leaders.
Sample global electives offered at WHU
Entrepreneurial Finance focuses on the financial-economic foundations of a new venture to help prospective founders, investors and managers acquire essential knowledge and skills to make successful financing and investment decisions in entrepreneurial settings. Topics such as: examining a new venture’s financing options, appropriate capital, and governance structures along with risk management tools at each phase of its life cycle, will be discussed.
Leveraging Collaboration for Innovation: Alliances, Ecosystems and Platforms provides participants with a rich set of concepts, frameworks, and tools to improve their ability to build, manage, and profit from collaborative strategies for innovation. Participants will be challenged to apply academic- and case insights and frameworks in a Digital Innovation Challenge for a particular company.
Business Tax Strategy is designed to sharpen the understanding of how taxes affect business decisions and how recent trends in tax regulation create the challenges and opportunities firms face in the globalized world. The focus is on tax planning, tax strategy, and the effect of taxes on location decisions, investment decisions, and corporate structure. The course provides the participants with the necessary concepts that can be applied around the world.
Managing People for Competitive Advantage focuses on the people side of business from a general management perspective. In taking this generalist approach, we integrate concepts from organizational behavior, human resource management, strategy, and organizational design. The fundamental aim of this course, therefore, is to better understand the key role of leadership and organizational design in creating and sustaining high-performance organizations.