Highest recognition for management education

The Business School, as well as the courses of studies in Industrial Engineering at the Pforzheim University meet the highest international requirements. This is certified by the world’s leading accreditation institution for business schools, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). This is considered to be one of the most prestigious seals and is a distinguished recognition of the quality of the university’s education in economics. 

  • As the first university of applied sciences in Germany the Pforzheim University bears this outstanding label.
  • Apart from Pforzheim, 10 other educational institutions in Germany have been AACSB accredited.
  • So far, less than 5% of the business schools worldwide have been able to receive this honor (as of december  2019).

“It is a prestigious distinction, hard to obtain and thus many would like to decorate themselves with it (…) (This accreditation) is not compulsory, but optional for the really good ones worldwide.” Handelsblatt, 09.09.2011 

“Along with the Amba and Equis Seal, the quality seal of the nonprofit organization founded in America is considered to be one of the most respected in the world of business schools and faculties of economics.” FAZ, 15.10.2011