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The Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program

Aim higher. Get the knowledge and network from a joint degree with Kellogg and Germany’s top Executive MBA. Everything you need for a high-impact career.
Arrive. Align your curriculum with your career objectives. Learn top management skills. Join a world-wide network of game changers. Leave global business leader-ready. This is where it begins.

Why Kellogg-WHU?

Our rankings

The premier degree from one of the best business schools in Germany. And Europe. Globally accredited.
  • #1 in Germany, #04 worldwide (The Economist Which MBA? Executive MBA Ranking 2020) 
  • #2 in Germany, #28 worldwide (Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2023) 
Explore global opportunities

High achievers – just like you. Connect with peers from across the Kellogg EMBA Global Network.
  • Get access to a broad range of international study opportunities
  • Choose from a variety of global elective courses at study locations around the world
  • Explore new business horizons during an international field trip

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Stay at the forefront

Graduation is just the beginning. Enjoy lifelong learning, networking events, and more.

Our program will be by your side to refresh your knowhow and keep you at the cutting edge of new methodology.

VIdeo: Join the Lifelong Learners

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WHU alumni include the founders of:

Entrepreneurship is the heart of who we are.

Entrepreneurship and creative thinking are integral to the WHU spirit, which has resulted in over 500 founded start-ups, including 15 unicorns to date.

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Develop as a global leader

Ready to lead? Leave no one in doubt. Gain the skills to lead global boardrooms.
  • Step 1    Know yourself
  • Step 2    Inspire and be inspired
  • Step 3    Lead effectively 

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Essential stats

60 working days required (on average)
70% international participants
14 years of professional experience (on average)
40 years old (on average)

Alumni voices

András Biró
Class of 2017
"We are living in a fast-changing environment where these kinds of programs are needed and support you on your journey (…) I had the great opportunity to experience different programs and campuses and of course to expand my network."
Miriam Mertens
Class of 2010
"The Executive MBA really enabled me to feel that I could change job role, function, or industries. In fact, the effects of the program are felt even stronger in the long run: it really helped to change my perception of myself and realize that there is nothing I cannot do."
Tolulope Ochonogor
Class of 2020
"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."


Need time to deal with something? Postponing a module might be your best option. Finish it when you can reapply your focus.

Big, sudden life events can take place at any time. If you find yourself facing one, you can put your studies on hold. But bear in mind that the program must be completed within five years.

We want you to make the best possible start. If something beyond your control is going to prevent that, you can defer your place until the next intake or the following year.

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Info sessions and events

Meet us in person or attend an online event to learn more about the Kellogg-WHU EMBA.
EMBA Event
In-Person Coffee Chat in Warsaw
Off-campus / May 22, 2024 - May 25, 2024
EMBA Event
Legal Forum Warsaw
Off-campus / May 24, 2024
EMBA Event
EMBA Online Info Session: Financing Options
Online / May 29, 2024
EMBA Event
EMBA Leadership & Career Live Chat
Online / June 03, 2024

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EMBA news

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The Remarkable Impact and Success of Sasaenia Paul Oluwabunmi

The Kellogg-WHU EMBA Alum's Inspiring Mission for a Better World

Elevating Entrepreneurial Acumen and Network Through the EMBA

Elevating Entrepreneurial Acumen and Network Through the EMBA

Alum Christian Hartmann on becoming a founder and scaling up

An Extraordinary Journey Comes to an End

An Extraordinary Journey Comes to an End

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


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 often get inspired by their peers, decide to found their own business, or switch industries. 

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