Supporting your further career development

Gaining a top leadership position or enhancing your knowledge in certain professional fields requires an investment of time and money in your education.

Our purpose at WHU Executive Education is to offer high quality programs for our participants and also encourage diversity in the workplace worldwide. We support ambitious people become the leaders of tomorrow, while setting a particular emphasis on the advancement of women in leadership positions.

In order to attract the best applicants, we currently offer two types of partial scholarships: for female applicants and for applicants from emerging countries. Partial scholarships (25% and 50%) will be awarded for the following open programs in our portfolio:

How to apply?

We are looking forward to welcoming ambitious and visionary people of diversity into our Executive Education Programs! To apply, just follow three easy steps:


Choose one of the Executive Education Open Programs.


Send us an e-mail with your CV and letter of motivation to There are no formal requirements regarding the level of work experience, and we assess each application individually.


After the assessment through our Admissions Committee, we will inform you if you are eligible for a scholarship.

For more women in leading positions

In cooperation with the 30% Club, we are delighted to offer two ambitious women a 50% scholarship for WHU’s Management Essentials Program and the Advanced Management for Senior Professionals Program.

The 30% Club is convinced that gender balance on boards and in senior management not only encourages better leadership and governance, but diversity further contributes to better all-round board performance, and ultimately increased corporate performance for both companies and their shareholders.

The cooperation between WHU and the 30% Club supports determined female managers and leaders to reach a better gender balance within organizations at all levels.

Furthermore, this scholarship enables students to join 30% Club Horizon events which will be specially filmed and can be viewed online through their digital platform.

To apply for this scholarship please send an e-mail with your CV and letter of motivation to We look forward to welcoming an increasing number of ambitious and visionary women to our Executive Education Programs.

More about our partner

Advanced Management Program

Diversity in leadership positions is still rare:

For example: in global business, less than 6 % of CEOs in the S&P 500* are female. These numbers vary by industry, but still, there is a high potential of improving this imbalance.

The WHU Advanced Management for Senior Professionals Program (AMSP) is designed to challenge you as a senior leader during your transition to an executive or even board-level position. During this 6-day transformative learning experience, you will enhance your strategic impact and negotiation skills and discusses the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation on a global level.

More information

"To balance work and family is not a question of gender, but a decision. Good will and flexibility on all sides have to be the fundament."

Magalie Schäfer, Key Account Manager & Product Developer

J.H. Ziegler GmbH

*Source: / Catalyst, Pyramid: Women in S&P 500 Companies (February 2, 2018). The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500) measures the stock value of the 500 largest companies by market capitalization of at least $6.1 billion on the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq Composite.


Questions on Open Programs and Conferences?

Yvonne Krack
Marketing & Admissions Manager Executive Education
Phone: +49 211 44709-178

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