Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management
The Kellogg School of Management is widely recognized as a global leader in management education. The school is home to a renowned, research-based faculty and students from around the globe. As a result, alumni are successful senior leaders in business, government, education, and virtually all fields.
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Committed to excellence in management education, WHU educates visionary leaders who think holistically and lead with purpose. The school has proven itself to be a paragon in internationally oriented management research and education. Studying and working at WHU is strongly influenced by the "WHU Spirit" – a feeling of social responsibility and mutual respect.
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From Engineer to Toy Maker: In Conversation with Entrepreneur Marcus Stahl
Marcus Stahl completed his Kellogg-WHU EMBA back in 2000, leading him to take on greater responsibilities with telecommunications giant Nokia. Now he acts as co-founder of the unique audio device and world of characters, the Tonies and the Toniebox. Their innovative approach to children’s audio players saw the company awarded the Red Dot Design Award in 2016, the iF Design Award and the German Design Award in 2017, and this year the German Founder Award. We spoke to Marcus to find out how he developed such an original idea, his career path to date, and how the EMBA helped him along the way.
Bridging the Gap Between Female Talent and Leadership Roles
Diversity is a topic high on the agenda of many corporations, but how can companies help develop female leadership talent internally and support them in reaching top management roles? Kellogg-WHU alumna Sabine Hansen talks to us about her involvement with non-profit association Initiative Women into Leadership (IWiL) that aims to help close this gap and support women on the path to the top of their professions.
Women in the Executive MBA: In Conversation With Archita Fritz
Archita Fritz graduated the Executive MBA Program at Kellogg-WHU in October 2018. During the course of the program, she was pregnant and gave birth to her second child. Earlier this year, we spoke to Archita about her motivation to start the program, her international career, how she balances family and study, and the benefit of having more women in EMBA programs.
From Successful Banker to FinTech Entrepreneur
Tim Thabe completed his PhD at the University of Mannheim, started a corporate career at Goldman Sachs in London, and moved to UBS in Zurich a few years later. After graduating from the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA (EMBA) Program in 2015, he made a career change and founded the company creditshelf, for which he received the renowned “Frankfurter Gründerpreis” (Frankfurt Start-up Award) a year later. In 2018, creditshelf got listed on the stock exchange.
How the EMBA Can Bring Fresh Career Perspective: An Interview with Entrepreneur Nils Kohle
Completing his Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA in 2016 with previous experience in the investment banking and consulting sectors, Nils Kohle finally founded his unique real-estate business OWNR in 2017. We talk to Nils about how the EMBA helped bring his start-up idea to reality.
Women in the Executive MBA: In Conversation With Judith Hoffmann
Judith Hoffmann started the Executive MBA Program at Kellogg-WHU in September 2016. At the start of her second year of the program, in November 2017, Judith and her husband welcomed twins. For Judith, using her maternity leave was the best time to study an EMBA – both professionally and personally. Six months before she graduated in October 2018, Judith spoke to us about her motivations behind pursuing an EMBA, her aims for the program, and what she’s taken from the classroom back into the workplace.
EMBA Class of 2018
“What makes the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program special is the diversity of industries, the level of experience, and the cultural wealth you find in the cohort. I have learned so much from interacting with my peers during the study groups, the workshops, the long nights, and the social events. We learn together and from each other.”
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We are constantly ranked as #1 Global Executive MBA Program in Germany and among the top-tier EMBA programs worldwide.