WHU vs HHL for experienced professional with engineering background


koolmrsam
Hi,

I have engineering background with 15yrs of experience in Germany and recently developed interest in studying MBA. I have been accepted by both HHL and WHU part time program.

Have read different post about HHL vs WHU but still like to ask which of the two would be suitable for professional with several years of experience. I would prefer WHU because it’s close to where I live but not sure of other aspects.

Thanks!
Hi,

I have engineering background with 15yrs of experience in Germany and recently developed interest in studying MBA. I have been accepted by both HHL and WHU part time program.

Have read different post about HHL vs WHU but still like to ask which of the two would be suitable for professional with several years of experience. I would prefer WHU because it’s close to where I live but not sure of other aspects.

Thanks!
quote
Duncan
I think this really depends on your goals and your educational needs.
- Cohort. WHU has a younger, more international cohort. The HHL cohort seems much more experienced.
- General vs specialized. The WHU degree seems focussed on general management, and seem to have less scope for doing deeply int one area. HHL has a clear choice: 3 of 7 of elective 'extensions' and access to exchange programmes and dual degree options. I took my MBA part-time, and really appreciated the chance to take a term full time at Dartmouth College, HHL's exchange school in the Ivy League.
- Corporate vs. entrepreneurial. HHL is famous for entrepreneurship; WHU has a stronger corporate reputation.
I think this really depends on your goals and your educational needs.
- Cohort. WHU has a younger, more international cohort. The HHL cohort seems much more experienced.
- General vs specialized. The WHU degree seems focussed on general management, and seem to have less scope for doing deeply int one area. HHL has a clear choice: 3 of 7 of elective 'extensions' and access to exchange programmes and dual degree options. I took my MBA part-time, and really appreciated the chance to take a term full time at Dartmouth College, HHL's exchange school in the Ivy League.
- Corporate vs. entrepreneurial. HHL is famous for entrepreneurship; WHU has a stronger corporate reputation.
quote
laurie
In terms of international reputation for these schools' MBA programs, WHU seems to have the edge, given that it's been ranked in the FT for the past two years. It currently has the best salary outcome of all the ranked Germany programs.
In terms of international reputation for these schools' MBA programs, WHU seems to have the edge, given that it's been ranked in the FT for the past two years. It currently has the best salary outcome of all the ranked Germany programs.
quote
koolmrsam
Thanks for your feedback. On another note, one of my friend studied MBA in an average school in Germany but she still got interview calls from reputed companies. Does it really matter where one completes an MBA in Germany? Just thinking if one should consider doing a cheaper MBA from FOM or online rather than spending 3 times more money

Secondly, what kind of examinations happen in a B-school in Germany eg. If someone is from technical area and there is an exam regarding Finance?
Thanks for your feedback. On another note, one of my friend studied MBA in an average school in Germany but she still got interview calls from reputed companies. Does it really matter where one completes an MBA in Germany? Just thinking if one should consider doing a cheaper MBA from FOM or online rather than spending 3 times more money

Secondly, what kind of examinations happen in a B-school in Germany eg. If someone is from technical area and there is an exam regarding Finance?
quote
Duncan
Someone from an unaccredited MBA in Germany probably won't get calls for MBA level roles from mainstream MBA recruiters.
Someone from an unaccredited MBA in Germany probably won't get calls for MBA level roles from mainstream MBA recruiters.
quote
mba hipste...
Secondly, what kind of examinations happen in a B-school in Germany eg. If someone is from technical area and there is an exam regarding Finance?

If I understand you correctly, the exams for classes, if there are any, will focus on course content. They'll not consider each student's background.
[quote]Secondly, what kind of examinations happen in a B-school in Germany eg. If someone is from technical area and there is an exam regarding Finance?[/quote]
If I understand you correctly, the exams for classes, if there are any, will focus on course content. They'll not consider each student's background.
quote
TonySnow
WHU.

Stronger alumni network, better brand, partnership with CEIBS and Kellogg SOM, and Dusseldorf is a better location than Leipzig.
WHU.

Stronger alumni network, better brand, partnership with CEIBS and Kellogg SOM, and Dusseldorf is a better location than Leipzig.
quote

Reply to Post

Related Business Schools

Düsseldorf, Germany 67 Followers 173 Discussions
Leipzig, Germany 57 Followers 176 Discussions

Related Articles

The Future Looks Bright for MBA Programs in Germany

Apr 05, 2019

Surprisingly, the Eurozone’s largest economy underachieves in business education, with few schools ranked globally. But Germany’s booming job market and thriving entrepreneurship are luring overseas students

More Articles

Related Top 10 Lists

More Top 10 Lists