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WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management: Your roadmap to career success

Siddik Turhalli had never been exposed to the worlds of consulting or finance until he embarked on a semester abroad in Canada. During his time there, he gained many valuable insights from his peers, particularly regarding the promising prospects that come with pursuing a business school education.

This led him to harbour a passion for entrepreneurship, one that won Turhalli several awards in business plan competitions. As he contemplated the next step in his business career, he discovered WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

“Success is often about the circle of competence. Nowadays, gaps in knowledge can be somewhat solved through Google and a sense of curiosity. But what about the things you are not aware of? How can you ask questions about aspects of life you don’t even know to exist? This is where fellow students helped me and told me about top business schools like WHU,” says Turhalli. “It was clear to me that I wanted to join the Master in Entrepreneurship programme at WHU. That’s where the exponential growth of my knowledge really began.”

WHU is a leading business school that has become a model for future-oriented research and teaching in business economics. It offers a variety of exciting master’s programmes that are tailored to deliver the latest research, real-world business knowledge, and an international perspective. Here, students get to experience a flexible curriculum, a semester abroad, an internship, insights into the professional world, and the option of completing a Double Degree with one of WHU’s selected partner universities.

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WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is one of the best business schools in Germany and Europe — a special place to study, teach, conduct research, work, or develop your own business idea. Source: WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Ranked #1 in Germany, the first-of-its-kind Master in Entrepreneurship is ideal for those who want to lead and found companies in times of technological changes, innovation, artificial intelligence, new business models and rapid transformation.

Turhalli, who pursued a career in venture capital, credits the programme for his personal and professional growth. It broadened his perspective, honed his analytical skills, and gave him crucial experience in strategy consultancies and private equity.

“I learned so much from the professors at WHU, guest lecturers, and the other students,” Siddik says. “They had worked in various fields such as strategy consulting, investment banking, and venture capital. At the time, I had no idea about any of those industries. That’s when I realised that this was why I had chosen WHU.”

Today, Turhalli is receiving offers from companies that he previously thought was out of his league. “I kept working my way up professionally and WHU was an essential part of that. The community and the sense of cohesion can’t be matched,” Siddik says.

The Master in International Business is a better fit for those from diverse disciplines who are seeking to acquire key skills for success in international settings. Whether you’ve studied business, completed relevant business internships, or engaged in entrepreneurship, this programme can be your first step towards a global career.

Among the courses covered in this programme are Managing the Global Supply Chain, International Business Negotiations, Psychology of Leadership, and much more. Through these courses, students get to explore the impact of managing teams in multiple countries, apply theory and research to real-life cases, and deepen their understanding of what it means to be a leader who can operate worldwide.

“In our classes, it’s not just about the subject, we’re also acquiring skills on how to excel in a business meeting, how to be in a corporate environment, or even when embarking on entrepreneurial ventures, and how to build relationships,” says student Harshita Dariyani.

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The Career Centre offers valuable guidance for students pursuing their career goals. Source: WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Commencing in 2024, the Master in Business Analytics programme will be open to any aspirant seeking to harness the potential of data for creating meaningful business solutions. What sets this programme apart is its emphasis on three areas: data analytics, business fundamentals, and leadership. These competencies are in high demand among employers, making Master in Business Analytics graduates well-prepared to meet the needs of the modern business landscape.

Add a dedicated Career Centre that supports you from day one, and it’s little wonder 88% receive a job offer within three months of graduating. Whether you have a specific professional path in mind or are unsure about opportunities to pursue, the Career Centre is there to guide you along each step of your journey. To that end, it organises dozens of diverse activities each year, ranging from company presentations, career fairs, and networking dinners, to on-campus interviews and individual career counselling. “WHU Career Centre was of tremendous value to me during my studies at WHU,” says Markus, an MSc graduate from WHU. “The numerous career events allowed me to gain insights into many fields, which was complemented by the personal career advice as well as the broad network of the Career Centre.”

Younes, a Master in Finance graduate, made sure he got to know lots of different people during these events as well as in the wider school. “I was able to build some truly meaningful connections that have made a big difference for me both personally as well as career-wise,” he says.

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