University of Oregon

WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management Exchange

Program Overview

As a Lundquist College of Business student, the program at WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management offers you the opportunity to enroll directly in a variety of courses in an international setting. Over 80 percent of undergraduate courses at WHU are taught in English, providing a wide array of courses, particularly in international business. WHU partners with over 150 universities worldwide, offering a unique opportunity to interact and network with business students throughout the world.
This program is administered cooperatively by Global Education Oregon and the Lundquist College of Business.

Situated along the Rhine River, Vallendar is embedded in the Central Rhine Valley UNESCO World Heritage site and is surrounded by vineyards. WHU is located about one hour from Cologne (Köln) and one hour from Frankfurt, known as the financial and business centers of Germany and the fourth and fifth largest cities in the country, respectively.

Academic Details

WHU offers top-level academic programs and is accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and FIBAA. As a student in the honors business program, WHU provides you with the opportunity to fulfill upper division business courses that can be applied toward major and minor degree requirements in the Lundquist College of Business. You will enroll in seven to nine courses during the semester. If you are interested in developing your German language ability, WHU offers free intensive German courses running through the semester.

For further information about available courses, please visit: WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Housing Description

You can choose between several different housing options:

  • Private apartment
  • Apartment at the Campus Krautkrämer
  • Schumann Guest House
  • "Alte Brauerei"
  • "Haus Wildberg" (for female students only)

For detailed information regarding the different housing options, please visit:

Student Life

This is a student exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at one of the University of Oregon’s partner universities.  Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and do not necessarily include significant on-site student support services, such as academic advising, health & counselling services, planned excursions or social events.  Students most comfortable and successful in exchange programs typically have high levels of self-reliance, resourcefulness, and willingness to adapt to unfamiliar teaching styles and living arrangements.

Additional Requirements

Must be nominated by Lunquist College of Business for the program.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineExtended DeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Academic Year2017-1802/01/2017N/A09/04/2017Early-May
Fall Semester201702/01/2017N/A09/04/201712/22/2017
Spring Semester201805/15/2017N/AEarly-JanuaryEarly-May

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.