With its motto “Thinking in New Directions” WHU Executive Education enables program participants and companies to reach a goal in different ways. This motto also holds true for the programs that were offered by Executive Education in fall 2013.
In September the first open Executive Education program commenced at WHU Campus Düsseldorf. Twelve participants from countries like South Africa, Germany, Mexico and Brazil were introduced to the topics Strategy and Accelerated Skill Development during the first of four modules (21 days). In this module that took five days, the participants also started with the inter-modular ‘Business Impact Project’: together with the social enterprise BOOKBRIDGE, the participants will develop a business plan for a learning center in Cambodia, which will be implemented on-site in the fourth module. The second edition of this program will commence May 2014.
Furthermore, this year´s CIO Leadership Excellence Program took place on the Düsseldorf Campus. In October, 28 high-level IT executives from various companies took part in the program that aims to enhance the executives´ General Management and Leadership skills. The program consists out of a base module with as key topic General Management (being taught on WHU Campus Düsseldorf), as well as two modules abroad in which the participants can enroll: one in India (Mumbai and Bangalore) and one China.
At the end of October WHU Executive Education welcomed 33 Senior Executive MBA students from the Melbourne Business School on campus Vallendar. The executives are participating in a post-experience program, which includes a module in Europe. During the 8-day program the participants gained insight into the European markets in various lectures and team work sessions. In addition, the Melbourne EMBA students visited the European Central Bank in Frankfurt and Lohmann Therapie-Systeme in Andernach.