Kellogg-WHU EMBA Program

Program Strengths

The Kellogg-WHU EMBA Program is a joint Executive MBA degree program between two world-renowned business schools: the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in the U.S. and WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany.  With its triple accreditation and top worldwide reputation, the Kellogg-WHU EMBA Program has now been in existence for almost 20 years.

The partnership with the Kellogg School of Management and international partners of the Kellogg EMBA Global Network allows EMBA students from all the Kellogg EMBA partner programs to build strong lifelong connections, facilitates access to some of the best business experts in the world, provides real knowledge of local markets and regions, and fosters direct application of business concepts and leadership training in the workplace.

Students also benefit from two extensive and powerful alumni networks - the Kellogg alumni network and WHU alumni network (InPraxi). In addition, they can take advantage of the WHU Lifelong Learning offer, where alumni can return to WHU campuses or attend a module at partner institutions throughout the world at any time after graduation and at no additional tuition fees. These networks and initiatives allow program participants to build strong personal and professional connections and stay abreast of new business management trends.

Curriculum Highlights

Highlights include the following: 

International modules
The Kellogg-WHU EMBA Program’s internationality transpires through its curriculum, which includes several weeklong international modules that allow EMBA participants to gain new perspectives from major world regions and markets directly from local experts.

Access to renowned American/European faculty, global business experts
Program faculty and business experts hail for the most part from the Kellogg School of Management, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, and Kellogg EMBA Global Network partner universities. Students learn American and European management know-how from business experts whose innovative ideas and extensive research are constantly shaping global business education.

Advanced Leadership Development Program
The Kellogg-WHU EMBA Program places strong emphasis on leadership and personal development through a fully integrated Advanced Leadership Development Program.

Entrepreneurship offerings
More and more students who join program are either already entrepreneurs or are thinking of starting their own business. In response to this trend, the Kellogg-WHU EMBA Program increased its entrepreneurship offerings during the past years. The program provides valuable entrepreneurship resources, such as an extensive entrepreneurship course portfolio, opportunities to participate in on-campus entrepreneurship conferences, entrepreneurship incubators, and the chance to use the required thesis as a thorough business plan.

Leadership Development

The Kellogg-WHU EMBA Program understands that managers today are expected to make collaborative decisions and provide inspiration to their teams. As a result, the program always has strong emphasized leadership development and through its Advanced Leadership Development Program fully integrates leadership and personal development activities into its curriculum. EMBA participants benefit from one-to-one business coaching sessions, regular development workshops, personality assessments, group supervision, outdoor leadership training, and 360-degree peer feedback sessions throughout the entire program.