WHU Finance Society is WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management’s finance club. As the business school’s oldest initiative, we aim to create value for our members by providing additional academic sessions with proven experts, networking opportunities with first-class employers and society internal offerings. Our thematic priorities include investment banking, private equity, investment management, sales & trading, as well as management consulting in the financial sector
WHU Finance Society counts a large part of currently at Campus Vallendar enrolled students as its members, this includes bachelor students across all years as well as master students. Members can either participate regularly by contributing their technical know-how and time or by attending events on a non-compulsory basis.
WHU Finance Society is a proud member of the IFSA – International Finance Student Association Network and the BVH - Bundesverband der Börsenvereine an Deutschen Hochschulen (Federal Association of German Academic Investment Clubs). The club is open to all members of the WHU community.
On the 13th of February, 1996, just a few years after WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management moved into Vallendar’s traditional Marienburg, a group of finance-minded students got together and founded WHU Daxe, the business school’s finance club and oldest associated student initiative.
Originally, the club focused on the German equity market and offered primarily workshops as well as exclusive get-togethers for its members to discuss capital markets and macroeconomic developments. The club transformed later into a discussion platform for all kinds of banking related topics, facilitating its members' first steps into the industry.
With the globalization, de-regulation and liberalisation of financial markets, also the club's scope broadened and soon covered all topics within the world of finance; Thus, first events with external involvement were organised. Additionally, the WHU Financial, a monthly finance-related essay published by the club and written by students of WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, first came to life.
Then, in 2015, after carrying the name “WHU Daxe” for almost twenty years, it was time for a change to reflect more adequately the newly gained internationality and wider scope of interests covered by the finance club's activities.
In the course of a regular annual general meeting, it was decided to rename the club into WHU Finance Society, which has been followed by rigorous re-branding as well as the establishment of a well-defined corporate identity and consistent public appearance.
Today, WHU Finance Society has been organizing events and providing educational services as well as offering an open forum for discussions on financial or macroeconomic topics for more than two decades; longer than any other WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management student initiative. Now, WHU Finance Society envisages to continue its path of outstandingly serving its members and providing exceptional opportunities with respect to the world of finance.
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is an internationally oriented and privately financed business school based in Vallendar and Düsseldorf. Founded in 1984 WHU is now one of the most renowned German Business Schools with a strong international reputation.
Since its establishment WHU has proved itself to be a paragon of future-oriented research and teaching in business administration. The range of courses includes a Bachelor and Master of Science Program, a Full-Time MBA Program, a Part-Time MBA Program, the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA-Program as well as the Bucerius-WHU Master of Law and Business-Joachim Herz Program (MLB). The business school now attracts 1300 participants in all programs each year including the doctoral students. In addition, WHU Executive Education offers customized programs for companies as well as open enrollment programs for individual participants.
WHU also has the authority to award PhDs and professorships. Its international network includes more than 195 partner universities on all continents with which there are exchanges of lecturers and students, as well as cooperation in research in Germany and worldwide. WHU is regularly certified by EFMD (EQUIS), FIBAA and AASCB, which guarantees the excellent standard of research and academic programs as well as a high degree of internationalization.
In addition, WHU is the only private business school in Germany, which is a member of the German Research Association (DFG). In both national and international rankings WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management continues to occupy leading positions, most recently in the "Recruiters University Ranking" 2014 of the magazine WirtschaftsWoche, in the Financial Times Ranking 2014 as well as the CHE – University Ranking 2015/2016.
In the future, WHU will continue to pursue a strategy of growth. WHU's ultimate aim is to strengthen its position among the top business schools in Europe.