WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management

Vallendar, Germany


Academic Year, Fall, Spring, or Summer

Application Deadlines

Academic Year and Fall: March 1
Spring: September 15
Summer: February 15


3.0 GPA and 60 hours and pre-major coursework should be completed by program start date. Students interested in this program must meet with the Director of Gatton Global Initiatives before being approved for nomination.

Important Links

UKY Education Abroad Application
UKY Education Abroad Scholarship Details

WHU is the number one business school in Germany and is located along the Rhine River, about fifteen minutes from the historic and larger city of Koblenz. WHU enrolls about 2,000 students and is renowned for the close knit nature of the student body. Students will most certainly develop lasting relationships with their peers as well as their professors. Students also have the opportunity to make lasting connections with several major corporations, such as Google, Lloyd's, Price Waterhouse Coopers, and many others, all of which pay regular visits to WHU to recruit the top notch students. WHU has one of the highest ranked career centers in the world! While living in Vallendar, students can choose to stay in residence halls or apartments close to campus. WHU is a great choice for the fall, spring, and/or summer terms.

Students are encouraged to immerse themselves into the German culture. The neighboring city of Koblenz offers a thriving nightlife and can be described as the most beautiful "corner" of Germany caught in-between the picturesque landscapes of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Students should not miss a riverboat tour of the many castles and fortresses along these two rivers. And, don't forget the cathedral in Koln, just a short trip by train. Of course, Germany is a great home base for travel throughout Europe

Student Background

Students who wish to participate in this competitive exchange, should have a strong GPA and have completed most of the Gatton "core" classes. Academically, this program is an excellent fit for most business majors and minors. Students should have finished 60 hours or more with a minimum 3.0 GPA and be ready for upper division coursework.


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