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WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

At a Glance

WHU- Otto Beisheim School of Management is a Belmont Exchange partner and the only private business school in Germany, with an enrollment of approximately 1,500 students.   Exchange programs are an essential part of the university’s international atmosphere. WHU welcomes about 140-150 exchange students per semester from universities worldwide.

Program Term 

Fall/spring/academic year

Language Requirement

None; courses are taught in English.  Adequate knowledge of German is necessary for everyday life. German language classes are available to exchange students.


Courses are offered to exchange students at the Bachelor and Masters level. Approximately 80% percent of the courses in the undergraduate program and 100% of the courses in the graduate programs are taught in English.

Areas of Study

Accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, German language and culture, innovation, management, marketing, and supply chain management.


WHU offers various furnished housing options in Vallendar ranging from single rooms to apartments.  Students may rent a room in recently renovated residence houses (with kitchen access), campus apartments or private apartments.  Since Vallendar is a relatively rural community, and not all landlords speak a foreign language, WHU offers international students extra support in finding an accommodation.  WHU is located in the center of Vallendar, which boasts a pedestrian zone and most shops.

Student Life

Although WHU students face a demanding and tightly packed program of studies, student life is by no means neglected.  Many of them take the time to enrich their university life by engaging in one of countless student clubs.   Be it sport, music, art, theater, the stock exchange or social commitments, campus life offers something for everybody.


Vallendar is about one hour away from Frankfurt (Main) Airport and from Cologne/Bonn Airport, either by car or by train. A direct train connection (RE 8) runs from Cologne/Bonn to Vallendar.

Faculty Advisors

Dr. Jeff Overby

Dr. Regine Schwarzmeier