The Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program –

Join the largest and most immersive global EMBA network.

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Engage with the largest global network.



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Five reasons to choose the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA:

  1. Develop and hone your management skills with new leadership tools
  2. Benefit from a rigorous curriculum designed for top-tier executives
  3. Take advantage of agile business model development to innovate your company or set up your own business
  4. Join the most immersive global Executive MBA network
  5. Experience multi-faceted growth to take your career to new levels 
Why Kellogg-WHU?

Find out more about our Kellogg-WHU EMBA Program:

Courses & Curriculum

Designed for top executives -
Adapted to your professional schedule

Global Network

Join a unique international network

Application & Admissions

Embark on a transformative journey

Fees & Financing

Helping you to invest in your future

Get a first glimpse

Our alumni share their experiences

[Translate to English:] EMBA Alumna Miriam Mertens
András Biró

In a fast-changing environment this kind of program supports you on your journey(…)  I had the great opportunity to experience different programs and campuses and to expand my network.

EMBA Alumna Miriam Mertens
Miriam Mertens

The Executive MBA enabled me to feel that I could change job role, function, or industries. It really helped to change my perception of myself and realize there is nothing I cannot do.

[Translate to English:] EMBA Studierende Tolulope Ochonogor
Tolulope Ochonogor

I made a deliberate choice to invest in my personal and career development with Kellogg-WHU. It is a program with world-class faculty and amazing individuals with diverse backgrounds.

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Your flexibility with Kellogg-WHU.

Unexpected situations that force you to change your plans can happen at any time. We accommodate you in such situations with a reasonable degree of flexibility. Please always get in touch with us on an individual basis to discuss your options.

Unexpected situations that force you to change your plans can happen at any time. We accommodate you in such situations with a reasonable degree of flexibility. Please always get in touch with us on an individual basis to discuss your options.

Life can be full of surprises. If your personal situation changes and you need to concentrate on your personal or professional life, take a break from the program and continue a year later. Please note that the program has to be completed within five years maximum.

If you are unable to start in the same year you are admitted to the program, take the option to defer your seat until the next intake, and start the program one year later.

News & stories

Making a global impact –
Discover the inside perspective of the EMBA.

Astronauts, lawyers, toy makers, and entrepreneurs; Kellogg-WHU alumni are not just top-tier leaders, but they also ignite change. Get to know our global network of alumni and students, driving for new solutions and ideas to transform the world.

The Kellogg-WHU EMBA Class of 2023 celebrates their graduation at the Electoral Palace in Koblenz

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Participants of the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program celebrate receiving their degrees

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EMBA students explore servant leadership values

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Innovation meets Tradition: Building a global network abroad

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Frequently asked questions –
The Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program.

EMBA or Executive MBA stands for Executive Master of Business Administration. This is a special study program especially for experienced professionals, executives and executive managers who want to advance their career even further. The Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program enables you to boost your career and build an international network.

The EMBA is earned part-time alongside your current job. This has the advantage that you can continue to gain professional experience during the two years and advance your career along the way. For many prospective students, this represents a double burden at a first glance, but the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program supports you with numerous flexible options to successfully manage your studies and work. You expand your personal and professional knowledge to shine later as an experienced leader. In most cases, your salary opportunities also increase with the newly gained experience, knowledge, and network.

The requirements for an EMBA program are years of professional experience in management and leadership positions. For the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program, at least eight years of professional experience are required after successfully completing the degree. The EMBA program does not train students to become effective managers, but rather serves to develop existing management skills to become more impactful leaders. In addition, you should be up to the challenge of successfully completing your studies alongside full-time employment or self-employment.

The costs for an EMBA vary depending on the university. The tuition fees for the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program are €105,000. An investment that is beneficial for your career. WHU also offers various financing options. Our staff will be happy to help you choose a financing option or to convince your employer to support you financially. Here you can find more information to help you find the right financing for your needs.

The application procedure for an EMBA at WHU is as follows: At the beginning there is an initial 1:1 conversation, where you can find out about expectations and our Admission Team can check your eligibility for the program. If you qualify for the EMBA program, this is followed by the submission of your application. After your application has been reviewed, minimum two further interviews regarding your professional experience will follow. These are conducted by one of our alumni and members of the Admissions Team. Within two weeks, you will then receive a notification from the Admissions Committee by email, followed by enrolment. You can find a detailed explanation of the individual steps on our page for the application procedure.

On our application center website​​​​​​​ you can apply for the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program at any time. However, please also note our early bird deadlines.

With an EMBA degree you have many opportunities to bring your career to the next level. Many of our alumni move to more senior positions by applying knowledge directly to their job. During the program, however, students not rarely get inspired by their peers decide to found their own business or switch industries. 


Get in touch with us –
Your EMBA journey starts today.

Our EMBA Team is happy to answer all of your questions.  Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you.

Would you like advice on how an EMBA might be an option for your career? Schedule a Virtual Coffee Chat: During a 60-minute video call you can introduce yourself and tell us about your career ambitions and EMBA motivation. You will also get insights into the Kellogg-WHU EMBA program and have the chance to ask your questions.

Jacqueline Duck
Program Assistant

Urszula Di Maio
Senior Manager Marketing & Admissions
+49 (0)261 6509 185

Lisa Schräder
Associate Director Marketing & Admissions
+49 (0)261 6509 184

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