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WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management – European Bachelor Summer Institute

Program Terms:

Summer Term


In the summer, WHU offers the Bachelor European Summer Program as a two-week course on “The Business, Political and Cultural Environment in Europe” for undergraduate students of WHU’s international partner universities. The program generally takes place from the end of May until the beginning of June on the attractive campus of WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, located just outside of Koblenz in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley, one hour away from Frankfurt.

The two-week program focuses on the following topics:

  • Trade Integration in Europe and the European Union
  • Monetary Integration in Europe: The Euro as Europe’s Common Currency
  • Competing in European Markets
  • Operations Management in Europe – Embracing Sustainability
  • Business Environment and Strategies of Foreign Direct Investment
  • Investors in Central and Eastern Europe
  • European Marketing / Luxury Brand Management

(Source: WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management’s website).

Academic Details:

Students can earn 4-6 US credits for the participation in the European Summer Program. Credit recognition needs to be confirmed by MIX. The Bachelor European Summer Program is tailored to Bachelor students in business administration, who are interested to learn more about the business environment in Europe. The program integrates cultural experiences and practical business examples, including on-site visits. The language of instruction is English (Source: WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management website).

Housing Details:

Vallendar and the surrounding area offers excellent housing opportunities, ranging from private apartments, to halls of residence, right up to “last-minute beds” and hotel rooms for special events – during weekend seminars, for instance. The center of Vallendar, which, besides WHU, also boasts a pedestrian zone and most shops, is surrounded by several hills, and many of the private apartments are located half-way up one of these hills, either on the “Mallenderer Berg” or “Gumschlag”.

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.

Guest students can opt for a private apartment, an apartment on Campus Krautkrämer, at the Humboldthöhe or at the apartment house in Höhrer Straße and in the new house at Goethestraße (SmartFlats Goethestraße) or in the recently renovated houses “Heerstraße“, Löhrstraße or Krummgasse/Eulerstraße . Please indicate your preferences within the online, application under “Housing.” Please note that housing will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Approx. 8 weeks before the start of the semester, you will receive a firm offer, which will have taken into account both the options available and your preferences.

All apartments are fully furnished and equipped with beddings, towels, dishes, cooking utensils, microwave, washing machine and dryer, internet (LAN or WLAN, depending on the house). Please be aware that the German license fee for public broadcasting services is not included. Housing in single rooms is from € 305.00 to € 370.00 for the two weeks and is not included in the registration and tuition fees (Source: WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management website).


  • Sophomore standing
  • Business majors only
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA

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