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What is a good GMAT score for WHU Otto MBA?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at WHU Otto is 638 for the last entering class. If you score above 690, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot; 

“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.” 

If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.

“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”

The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 


Average Employment Salary after WHU Otto MBA?

The average salary at WHU Otto for the last graduating class was €79,578. 86% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (18%), Finance (8%) and technology (19%) oriented functional roles. 

The MBA marks an important and exciting point of transition in their students’ career. Whether they aspire to change industry, job function, location or to become a successful entrepreneur, their team at the MBA Career Center is dedicated in supporting students to define their career vision and turn this in to reality.

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Cost of Attendance

€ 43,000 

Tuition Fee

€ 9,000

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Tuition Fees & Scholarship at WHU

The Tuition fees for WHU Otto MBA is € 43,000 and an additional  € 9,000 is the living cost. 

WHU grants scholarships to enable highly talented candidates from all countries to pursue the WHU MBA. According to the description of the respective scholarship, they seek to support individuals who are likely to add special value to the MBA class.  The admissions committee grants scholarships based on various criteria. 

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FAQs about WHU Otto

Your application will be thoroughly reviewed by our Admissions Committee with regards to program specific criteria such as work experience and professional background. You can find the requirements on our respective program webpage. As soon as you are accepted into the program, you will receive an official confirmation email.

The tuition fee covers the costs for the lectures, the course materials and, depending on the program, meals and snacks within the program days. For more detailed information please check our program brochures.

Usually, it takes around two to five days to process the application.

The participants pay travel costs to WHU and back themselves. Any transports during the program e.g. trips by bus to company visits are organized by WHU and are included in the program fee.

After verification of your registration, your documents will be given to the responsible program manager, who will contact you regarding logistical information. In this e-mail, you will also receive further information regarding the payment process. After receipt of the invoice, the fee has to be paid within 14 days, unless otherwise agreed individually. In case of registrations on short notice, the invoice has to be paid immediately, because a participation in the program is only possible after payment has been made.

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