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Kellogg-WHU students are successful professionals with strong leadership and managerial experience, and looking to increase their knowledge and expand their global connections. At Kellogg-WHU, we look for candidates from a wide range of academic backgrounds and industries, all of whom are experts in their respective fields.

Our alumni are heavily involved in the admissions process, to help ensure that we maintain exceptional quality and diversity in each class, thus guaranteeing that each Kellogg-WHU experience will be as rich as the one before.

Are you ready to challenge yourself and take the next step in your leadership journey?

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Admission Requirements

Minimum of eight years post-graduate work experience

 

    Substantial management experience

      

      First academic degree

        Fully employed / Self-employed

        Your application

        Admissions Process

        Our approach to the admissions is entirely holistic – we want to find out more about you and your motivations to become a global leader. Through our dedicated admissions team, we can advise you on the next steps to successfully pursuing an Executive MBA from start to completion.

        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.

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        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 underlies special admission requirements. Candidates who do not hold a first higher education degree will be asked to conduct an Executive Assessment
        • 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 emba(at)whu.edu

        Submit application documents via email

        Upon review of your application, a personal on-campus interview with alumni, senior admissions staff or faculty will be scheduled. During the 90-minutes interview we will especially look at your work experience, managerial related work experience and current role and responsibilities. 

        If you would like to combine your admissions interview with a visit to one of our EMBA classes in order to experience our program first hand, we invite you to join us at one of the upcoming Class Visit & Admissions Days.

        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.

        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.

        At a glance

        You are welcome to apply throughout the year due to our rolling admissions process, however we encourage candidates to apply as early as possible since places are limited and to ensure that the visa application procedure can be successfully completed in time for the start of the program where applicable.

        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, 2019: €5,000
        April 30, 2020: €3,000

        Class Visits

        • Friday, January 24, 2020 in Vallendar
        • Friday, Feburary 21, 2020 in Vallendar
        • Friday, March 20, 2020 in Vallendar
        • Friday, April 3, 2020 in Vallendar
        • Friday, May 22, 2020 in Düsseldorf
        • Friday, June 26, 2020 in Vallendar

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        Class Visit & Admissions Days

        • Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Vallendar
        • Saturday, Feburary 22, 2020 in Vallendar
        • Saturday, March 21, 2020 in Vallendar
        • Saturday, April 4, 2020 in Vallendar
        • Saturday, May 23, 2020 in Düsseldorf
        • Saturday, June 27, 2020 in Vallendar

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        The program starts with the online preparatory module in June/July, the classroom learning phase starts in mid-September.

        Application Deadlines

        1st Admissions Round:

        December 31

        2nd Admissions Round:

        April 30

        Final Application Deadline:

        July 31

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        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

        Prodigy Finance is revolutionizing student loan financing by offering alumni-funded loans for students who wish to study at the world’s top business schools. Prodigy Finance assesses the applicants’ future earning potential (based on the achievements of similar graduates) to determine loan affordability. Open to students from over 150 nationalities, Prodigy Finance offers competitive interest rates payment deferral during the study program.

        Eligibility
        Students accepted to the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program are eligible to apply.

        How much can I borrow?

        • Up to 80% Cost of Tuition fee minus deposit, scholarship and or sponsorship for the joint EMBA
        • Minimum loan size is €15,000

        Are there fees?

        • Fee of 2.5% of the loan amount (minimum of €500) is added to the loan amount and fully amortized.

        More information

        Prodigy Finance Ltd is incorporated in the United Kingdom (Company Number 05912562) and registered with the Office of the Information Commissioner (Reg. No. Z9851854). Prodigy Finance Ltd is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and entered on the Financial Services Register under firm registration number 612713. Prodigy's registered address is Palladium House 1-4 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7LD

        Tuition Fees

        95,000
        Payable in four installments
        Includes teaching fees for the entire program, all books and course materials, most meals on campus, accommodation during all required international modules, use of all facilities, and all leadership development workshops and coaching sessions.

        The WHU Scholarship Fund has put resources aside to help selected Executive MBA participants finance a portion of their Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program tuition costs. Scholarships are awarded in several areas. They involve various competitive selection criteria and are limited in number.

        • Candidates who fit the basic selection criteria for each scholarship can apply for the scholarships
        • All self-funded candidates or candidates who are partially sponsored to a maximum of 30%
        • Candidates will be required to have successfully completed the application process for the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program
        • You can apply for up to two scholarships

        Scholarship applications will be assessed on:

        • the quality of the scholarship essays and the degree to which they meet the eligibility criteria
        • the academic and professional achievements of the candidate
        • the expected contribution to the class and program
        • the quality of your admissions interview
        • your funding situation, to be explained in a financial budget essay

        Please review the required application materials for each scholarship carefully and submit

        • a scholarship essay stating your purpose and motivation to apply for this scholarship
        • a financial budget essay explaining where you have a gap in financing the tuition or difficulties in finding other financing options 

        Your complete application (in PDF format) must be sent via e-mail to our Scholarship Committee at emba.scholarships@whu.edu

        Scholarships are awarded on an ongoing basis to candidates who have successfully completed the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA admissions process. As awards are limited, we strongly encourage early applications. Please check each individual scholarship for the respective final application deadline.

        Discover our scholarships

        Eligibility:

        WHU is highly committed to society and the social involvement of its students, staff, and faculty. This scholarship aims to foster the application of business management knowledge in the non-profit and social entrepreneurship sectors.

        We look for creative and innovative candidates from non-profit /for-profit organizations or start-up ventures (not solely focused on maximizing profits for external shareholders) who through their projects and initiatives aim to create value and develop solutions addressing social or environmental needs.


        Required application materials: (max 2 pages in total)

        • Statement of purpose demonstrating motivation for applying for this scholarship. Please elaborate on major professional and personal accomplishments and the social impact they had on your organization or the environment. (max. 2 pages)  
        • a financial budget essay, explaining your current financial situation and the financial support provided by third parties like your company, or other funding sources.

        Award: up to 20% of the tuition

        Deadline: The final scholarship deadline is July 31st, 2020.

        Eligibility:

        WHU is highly committed to support the economic development of emerging market countries. This scholarship aims to help outstanding candidates from emerging markets.

        Scholarship recipients will be expected to promote business development or serve the community in their respective country after successful completion of the program.

        Required application materials: (max 2 pages in total)

        • Statement of purpose demonstrating motivation for applying for this scholarship and elaborating on major professional and personal accomplishments (max. 2 pages)  
        • a financial budget essay, explaining your current financial situation and the financial support provided by third parties like your company, or other funding sources.

        Award: up to 20% of the tuition

        Deadline: The final scholarship deadline is July 31st, 2020.

        Eligibility:

        The entrepreneurial spirit has been in WHU’s DNA since its inception and transpires through the students it educates. With a sole focus on entrepreneurship, this scholarship aims to support applicants who have either founded their own start-up or have a vision in the pipeline for a future start-up, addressing innovative and sustainable solutions.

        We look for talented executives who aim to create value and develop solutions, which have the potential to make a big social and innovative impact.

        Required application materials: (max 2 pages in total)

        • Statement of purpose demonstrating motivation for applying for this scholarship and elaborating on your current business or new business idea. How will your participation in the Kellogg-WHU EMBA Program influence your efforts and business. 
        • a financial budget essay, explaining your current financial situation and the financial support provided by third parties like your company, or other funding sources.

        Award: up to 20% of the tuition

        Deadline: The final scholarship deadline is July 31st, 2020.

        Eligibility:

        The MBA for Women Foundation is awarding this scholarship to exceptional women business leaders who

        • have a minimum of 10 years of work experience with extensive leadership experience in a global environment
        • have a strong professional career track record and are currently in an executive role

        Required application materials: (max 2 pages in total)

        • CV
        • Statement of purpose answering the following questions: "Why are you a good candidate for the MBA for Women Foundation Scholarship?" and "How will you contribute to the richness of the academic experience of the program and strengthen the Kellogg-WHU brand?"

        • a financial budget essay, explaining your current financial situation and the financial support provided by third parties like your company, or other funding sources.

        Award: € 15.000

        Deadline: The final scholarship deadline is June 30, 2020.

        More information

        Eligibility:

        This scholarship gives preference to students who did not follow a traditional path to graduate studies and for whom the award could be maximally transformative. (Non-traditional backgrounds)

        Required application materials:

        • Statement of purpose demonstrating motivation for applying for this scholarship and elaborating on major professional and personal accomplishments (max. 2 pages)
        • a financial budget essay, explaining your current financial situation and the financial support provided by third parties like your company, or other funding sources.

        Award: up to 20% tuition

        Deadline: The final scholarship deadline is July 31st, 2020.

        Eligibility:

        This scholarship is awarded people who add extraordinary value to the EMBA class

        • according to cultural, academic and work background
        • who help advancing the interests of underrepresented populations and groups

        Required application materials: (max 2 pages in total)

        • Statement of purpose demonstrating motivation for applying for this scholarship and how you are planning to further increase diversity or broaden the awareness of this particular underrepresented population or group.(max. 2 pages)
        • a financial budget essay, explaining your current financial situation and the financial support provided by third parties like your company, or other funding sources.

        Award: up to 20% tuition

        Deadline: The final scholarship deadline is July 31st, 2020.

        Eligibility:

        Women in business with a strong professional career track record and significant achievements in their professional lives.

        Required application materials:(max 2 pages in total)

        • a scholarship essay stating your purpose and motivation to apply for this scholarship. Please  elaborate on why you think a higher percentage of women in leading positions would have an impact on companies or even on society by outlining your opinion and giving supporting arguments.
        • a financial budget essay, explaining your current financial situation and the financial support provided by third parties like your company, or other funding sources.

        Award: up to 20% of the tuition

        Deadline: The final scholarship deadline is July 31st, 2020.

        Contact

        Take the first step –
        Get in touch with us today!

        Beate Allar
        Senior Admissions Manager

        +49 (0) 261 6509 186
        emba(at)whu.edu

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