WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

Master in Entrepreneurship (MiE)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Business Administration, Entrepreneurship
90, 120
English only
Winter semester:  30 Apr/31 May
Application Deadlines
1.5 - 2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus
Registration Fee & Tuition Information:
The tuition fee for the 90 credits track is 24,300 €. The tuition fee for the 120 credits track is 32,400 €. Apply early (Jan. 15th) with complete application documents to receive an Early Bird reduction of 10% on one semester tuition fee. Apply by February 28th, 2021 and receive an application fee waiver.

Course description

The program has two available tracks: 90 credits or 120 credits, lasting 17 or 21 months respectively.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a business-related field of study, as well as graduates from STEM or other subjects who demonstrate an appropriate background in an entrepreneurship-related area, e.g. through electives, their thesis, or practical exposure.

Required ECTS credits: 180.

Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree with at least 210 ECTS credits are able to choose the 90 credit track. This track lasts 17 months and includes a one-week international module, the capstone module.

Students who have completed a 180 ECTS credit bachelor’s degree will join the 120 credit track lasting 21 months. In this track, you will spend your third semester in either the Master or MBA program at one of the 200 partner universities.

Work Experience

At least 12 weeks of relevant practical experience. A practical experience of 20 weeks is recommended, which has to be completed in the business sector.

This program is open to candidates with a maximum of about 4 years of post-graduate work experience.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: At least C.
min 7
Specification: A minimum score of 6.0 in speaking and writing.
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: At least A.
min 100
Specification: A minimum score of 23 in speaking and writing.
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
An English language proficiency test is not required if your first language is English or your bachelor was completed entirely in English. In this case, proof from your university is required. A TOEFL score of at least 105 internet-based or IELTS of 7.5 is recommended due to the requirements by some of the partner universities for the study abroad semester.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: Candidates requiring a visa to study in Germany must apply by April 30th at the latest. Candidates from EU/EEA countries as well as from Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand and the USA, can apply by May 31st at the latest.
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:
0 - 90€

Application Documents

  1. Bachelor's degree. It is possible to apply with your current transcript of records from your bachelor’s studies, should you not have received your bachelor’s degree yet.
  2. At least 12 weeks of relevant practical experience. The university recommends practical experience of 20 weeks which has to be completed in the business sector.
  3. Proof of English language proficiency (see language requirements).
  4. Pitch Deck: Applicants are not required to submit a GMAT/GRE/TM-BASE. Instead, applicants are required to hand in a pitch deck with a maximum of 10 slides. As an orientation on how to create a pitch, the 10 slides should cover the following topics: Title, Problem/Opportunity, Value Proposition, “Underlying Magic”, Business Model, Go-To-Market Plan, Competitive Analysis, Management Team, Financial Projections and Key Metrics, Current Status.
  5. International experience of about 3 months: As international experience, the university accepts e.g. internships abroad, language courses, semester abroad, summer schools, or high school exchange year in a non-German speaking country. This requirement must only be fulfilled by candidates from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
  6. Successful completion of the WHU admission process.

Important information for candidates from China and Pakistan: Candidates from China or Pakistan are recommended to apply as early as possible before the start of the program as the visa application process for applicants from these countries can take several months.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website