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Join WHU’s Executive Education Programs: In this page, you will find detailed information on the admission process for WHU’s Open Programs and Certified In Programs.

Admission process

  1. Go to the program page of your choice
  2. Apply online
  3. The information will be checked and the admission committee will decide on the program participation
General information

All completed and signed applications will be assessed by an Admissions Committee. The intent of this committee is to identify and select those applicants who suit the participant profile, and therewith ensuring an interesting group of peers partaking in the program. All program specific requirements can be found in the participant profile on the program website. If your application is accepted, you will receive a confirmation email. Submitting an application to one of our Executive Education programs does not guarantee admission.

Educational requirements

Executive Education programs (Open Programs & Certified In Programs) are open to all participants who satisfy the participant profile. We do not require you to take the GMAT or other exam to qualify for executive education programs. Programs that grant ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System) may request specific educational requirements before granting the ECTS credits. This has no implications for admission to the program, only for the eligibility to receive ECTS credits. Please refer to the program specific website for more information.

Language proficiency

When applying for an executive education program, you confirm spoken and written proficiency of the language the program is taught in (German or English). We do not require that you take the TOEFL or any other language exam in order to qualify for executive education programs.

Submission of application

If you have any questions about joining one of our programs, please get in touch with the contact person mentioned on the program website. Online applications are preferred (via email to openprograms@whu.edu), but if you would like to submit your application using a different form of distance communication (fax, mail), please contact the Executive Education Department for your options.

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms & conditions.

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More Questions? Contact usNikola Nakov & Yvonne KrackAdmissions Team Executive Education Open Programs