Benefit from diversity across industries, cultures, educational backgrounds through peers and improve your collaborative management skills through teamwork.
Gain new perspectives and develop new ideas through renowned professors and world-class peers bringing their diverse experiences into the classroom.
Complete the Program as a responsible leader with the skills and attitude to make a difference within your team, at your workplace or in the world.
Become part of the Kellogg Executive MBA Global Network and reach out to more than 60,000 students and alumni worldwide, including renowned business leaders.
Delve into yourself with our integrated personal development program, and become deeply aware of your personal characteristics to be a better team leader.
In the list of Frequently Asked Questions you will find some answers to questions regarding all aspects of the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program. For any further questions, please contact us directly.
1. Who is the Kellogg-WHU EMBA program designed for?
The Kellogg-WHU EMBA Program is designed for those working in medium and upper management with at least eight years of work experience, thereof a considerable amount managerial-related. The program’s time structure allows students to continue in their profession while at the same time actively participating in the program. Thanks to the structure, students can immediately put into action what they have learned during the program.
2. How is a weekend module structured?
You will find the scheduled dates for the modules in our Program Calendar. On weekends, lessons start on Thursdays at 1.00pm and end on Sundays at 12.00 noon. During the entire module, the participants have access to study group rooms for their group work. Talks by guest speakers from the business world and additional sessions may be held in the evenings, after the lessons.
3. Is it possible to attend a lecture?
As an applicant who has already scheduled interviews, you are very welcome to audit one of the lessons of the current EMBA class to get an impression of the teaching methods and at the same time have the opportunity to talk to current students about the program and its contents. Please contact us in order to agree on a lecture you could attend.
4. How much study time will I need?
You should expect to study an average 2 hours per day throughout the entire duration of the EMBA program. This is, of course, only a benchmark figure and depends on your own time management and your individual pace.
5. What areas/industries do the participants come from?
Participants have different academic backgrounds and come from all walks of life: Banking & Finance, IT, Consulting, Trade, Engineering, Sciences, Law, etc. For additional details please refer to the class profile. This diversity plays a key role when assembling the classes.
6. What does the course material look like?
Prior to the respective module, you receive a course packet for each course, containing all necessary information and readings (e.g. articles, cases, books). Electronic versions of course materials are also made available on the Program’s intranet.
7. How many people are there in one EMBA class?
While assembling a class, the primary focus is the quality and diversity of candidates who make up the cohort. Thus, in the past class size varied between 45 and 55 participants. The maximum number of participants per intake is 60.
8. How large is the Alumni network?
In addition to being part of the WHU Alumni network, the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program alumni are part of the Kellogg network. Thanks to the long establishment of the two programs, the common Alumni network has grown to over 55,000 graduates. Our alumni stay closely in touch with the university and each other, even years after the end of the program.
1. Is there an application deadline?
The program starts mid-September of each year. However, applications are reviewed and accepted throughout the entire year. We advise you to apply as early as possible as the amount of places is limited and applications are processed in three rounds of admissions:
All application documents, including the countersigned contract, must be submitted to the EMBA Office at the end of the respective Admissions Round in order to ensure a seat in the Program.
2. How do I apply?
We invite you to send us your CV for a preliminary check of the formal requirements. For the official application, please send us your CV, the application form as well as a transcript of your degree via email. We will then contact you immediately.
3. What are the minimum admission requirements for the EMBA?
4. Is there an application fee?
The application fee amounts to €200 and is due prior to the participation in the application interviews. Please transfer/wire the fee to WHU’s account at Sparkasse Koblenz:
Bankleitzahl/Sort code: 570 501 20
Kontonummer/Account #: 94 102
Swift Code (BIC): MALA DE 51 KOB
IBAN: DE 85 570 501 20 0000094102
5. Is a GMAT required?
No. However, all applicants are required to have earned a first higher degree (at least Bachelor or equivalent) at a recognized institution.
6. What are the fees for the program?
The tuition fee for the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program commencing 2013 is € 75,000, payable in two installments. The balance of the installments is due on September 1 of the first academic year and on September 1 of the second academic year. The program 2013–2015 fee covers all the program material, such as textbooks, cases, and handouts. It also covers housing and meals during the live-in weeks in the United States, and during one elective international module abroad, as well as all meals in Vallendar.
7. What financing options are available?
Often, Program participant employers provide financial support in the form of full- or partial- tuition payment. Those participants who require additional financing options can find a list with several possibilities to download.
The Schumpeter Leadership Scholarship has been established to support well qualified individuals working in non-traditional sectors or candidates who have demonstrated exceptional leadership potential. You can find further information about the scholarship and the application process here soon.