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WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management


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Global MBA Ranking 2018

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Rankings at a glance
Rank in 201894
Rank in 2017-
Rank in 2016-
3 year average rank-
Audit year2016
Alumni career progress
Salary today (US$)112,794
Weighted salary (US$)112,794
Salary percentage increase54
Value for money rank47
Career progress rank69
Aims achieved (%)87
Careers service rank62
Employed at three months (%)70 (93)
Alumni recommend rank74
Female faculty (%)24
Female students (%)40
Women on board (%)12
International faculty (%)30
International students (%)80
International board (%)12
International mobility rank15
International course experience rank40
Idea generation
Faculty with doctorates (%)100
PhD graduates No.6 (0)
FT research rank80
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WHU’s MBA Program is an internationally oriented general management program in Germany that provides students from different industries and professions with the expertise to understand the interdisciplinary relationships of a company and to make sustainable strategic decisions using the latest management techniques. 

Taught by experienced WHU and international faculty members, the program integrates practice-orientated study methods, such as guest speakers, company visits, and real-life cases, alongside a rigorous academic schedule. Capped class sizes guarantee excellent care, mentoring, and a personal learning environment, providing the opportunity to customize the program through numerous elective courses. 


Through this one-of-a-kind international program with integrated modules in the US, India, and China, participants develop a global business mindset. They benefit from a unique approach to leadership and personal development with lectures, coaching sessions, feedback tools, and experiential learning. The top-ranked MBA Career Center provides tailored support to all participants who also gain lifelong access to MBA lectures and workshops for continuous professional development and become part of an active network of over 4,000 alumni from diverse academic, professional, and cultural backgrounds after graduation.

WHU at a Glance


Alumni profile

Please note that these statistics are based on the data supplied by those alumni who responded to the survey. Class of 2014.

Strengths and weaknesses

Alumni ratings for different aspects of the programme (average), where 1 = poor and 10 = excellent

International Mobility

Alumni who moved countries following their programme (per cent)

Company internships

Alumni who completed a company internship and received a job offer from the host company (per cent)

Importance of aims when taking an MBA

Alumni importance ratings for different programme aims (average), 1 = not important, 10 = very important

Aims achieved by taking the MBA

Achievement of programme aims (per cent)

Current job title

Alumni job titles three years after graduation (per cent)

Current company size (employees)

Size of company of employment three years after graduation (per cent)

Current sector

Sector of employment three years after graduation (per cent)