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Challenge Yourself with Our Executive MBA Program

At Kellogg-WHU, we choose the candidates from a variety of academic backgrounds and industries, all of whom are experts in their respective fields. We are looking for potential candidates eager to contribute to and benefit from this diversity. Our students are successful professionals who have strong leadership and managerial experience, are looking to further increase their knowledge, and to grow their network globally.

Involving alumni in the admissions process ensures we maintain the high quality and diversity of each class, ensuring your Kellogg-WHU experience will be as rich as possible.

Admissions Requirements

  • Minimum of eight years post-graduate work experience
  • Substantial management experience
  • First academic degree
  • Fully employed / Self-employed

Admissions Process

During this private, one-to-one call, we will answer your questions, discuss your work experience and career path so far as well as your motivation to pursue an Executive MBA. We will find out how the program can meet your personal or professional goals and expectations. If you send us your CV or share your LinkedIn profile prior to our call, we are able to determine your eligibility and advise you on the next steps.

Schedule a call

After we have personally discussed your eligibility for the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program, qualified candidates will be invited to submit their full application. Please complete and submit the following:

  • Completed Application Form. Download the form here.
  • Most recent CV / résumé
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from peers and/or supervisors who know you well — preferably one from your current organization and one from a customer, supplier or previous employer. Recommenders should submit their letters via email directly to our EMBA office. Download the form here.
  • Copies of degree certificates and transcripts from all universities you attended. The admission of applicants without a degree from a recognized university or approved institution are underlying special admission requirements.
  • Proof of proficiency in English (TOEFL, IELTS) if applicable
  • The €200 application fee, payable prior to the interviews (see details in Application Form)
  • All documents should be in English or translated into English and send to

Submit application documents via email 

Upon review of your application, a personal interview with senior admissions staff or faculty will be scheduled. These interviews are mandatory and take place on the WHU campus in Vallendar or Düsseldorf, depending on the interviewers‘ availability. During the interviews we will especially look at your work experience, managerial related work experience and current role and responsibilities. During your visit we recommend to participate in a tour around campus and its facilities.

Within two weeks of your interview, our Admissions Board will inform you via email about their decision. The committee takes a holistic look at each candidate, evaluating experience and expertise, academic success, management and leadership achievements as well as potential.
In some cases, an additional interview with Kellogg-WHU EMBA alumni will be required. This interview will be personal or via skype.
If you’ve been admitted to our program, we strongly suggest informing us regarding your intentions to accept this offer as soon as possible, at the latest prior to the next admissions round.

Upon your acceptance and receipt of all required application documents, we will send out your Kellogg-WHU EMBA study contract. As soon as we receive a signed copy we can start your enrollment process. Our Program Managers who will be your first point of contact throughout your studies will contact you and guide you through the preparations for your first module.

Beate Allar

Senior Admissions Manager


Nina Besselink

Marketing & Admissions Manager


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Dates and Deadlines

Program Start Date


Early Bird Deadline

All candidates who have signed their Kellogg-WHU study contract before the respective admissions round are automatically entitled to an early-bird tuition fee reduction: 
December 31, 2018: €5000
May 31st, 2019: €3000

Application Deadlines

1. Admissions Round: December 31, 2018
2. Admissions Round: May 31, 2019
Final Application Deadline: July 31, 2019

Upcoming Class Visits and Events

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Submit your application

Upload a copy of your CV below, and a member of our experienced admissions team will contact you directly with personal feedback.

Submit application documents via email

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee for the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program (2019 - 2021) is €89,000.
This fee includes teaching fees for the entire duration of the program, all books and course materials, all meals during class days, accommodation during all required global electives and Global Network Weeks at the Kellogg School of Management, use of school facilities and all leadership development workshops and required business coaching sessions.

Financing Options

Pursuing the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA is a substantial investment, not only in terms of time and energy, but also financially. We’re committed to helping you explore and evaluate the different financing options to make this investment in your future.

All accepted EMBA students have the opportunity to apply for the WHU Brain Capital funding option, which finances up to 100% of EMBA tuition fees. In return, EMBA students must make a commitment to reimburse the loan in its entirety over a certain period of time depending on each individual’s income level following graduation.

More information

Convincing your employer can seem like an uphill task but we would like to assist you. Based on our experiences with previous students, we have compiled a document that can get you started.

Get in touch with our Admissions team to learn more and receive our employer business cases.

Request Employer Business Case


The scholarships for the intake in mid-September 2019 will be announced in fall 2018.