In Germany, all study programs of public or state-recognized universities are subject to a national program accreditation. If a study program has successfully passed the accreditation process, it receives accreditation for a fixed term. Accreditation may be granted with or without conditions and bears the seal of quality of the national Accreditation Council Foundation for the duration of its accreditation. The Accreditation Council Foundation is a joint institution of the German federal states in order to ensure the quality of studies and teaching at German universities.
In September 2020, 24 of the 26 programs of study at Business School Pforzheim successfully obtained program accreditation from the Accreditation Council until September 30, 2027. The accreditation was linked to two conditions. The fulfillment of these conditions must be proven by 29.10.2021.
The program accreditation is based on a nation-wide pilot project (“Experimentierklausel”) for which Business School Pforzheim was chosen as one of the partners. The accreditation process was organized by the national accreditation agency AQAS e.V. The agency’s assessment report was the basis for the foundation’s decision. The AQAS assessment can be found here.
All programs are taught in German, except for the B. Sc. Digital Enterprise Management
|Degree program||Degree||Start of studies||Note|
|Controlling, Finance and Accounting||B. Sc.||Winter / Summer semester|
|Digital Enterprise Management||B. Sc.||Winter semester||Courses in English|
|Purchasing and Logistics||B. Sc.||Winter / Summer semester|
|International Business||B. Sc.; (Double Degree)||Winter / Summer semester|
|International Marketing||B. Sc.; (Double Degree)||Winter semester|
|Marketing||B. Sc.||Winter semester|
|Marketing Communication and Advertising||B. Sc.||Winter / Summer semester|
|Market Research and Consumer Psychology||B. Sc.||Winter semester|
|Media Management and Psychology of Advertising||B. Sc.||Winter semester|
|Human Resources Management||B. Sc.||Winter / Summer semester|
|Resource Efficiency Management||B. Sc.||Winter semester|
|Taxation and Auditing||B. Sc.||Winter / Summer semester|
|Business Information Systems, Management and IT||B. Sc.||Winter semester|
|Business Law||LL.B.||Winter / Summer semester|
|Degree program||Degree||Beginning semester||Notes||Application deadlines|
|Auditing, Business and Law *||M. A.||Winter semester||limited|
|Auditing and Taxation||M. A.||Summer semester||limited|
|Controlling, Finance and Accounting||M. A. (Option Double Degree)||Winter semester||limited: Admissions interview||June 15|
|Corporate Communication Management||M.Sc.||Winter semester||limited: Admissions interview||June 15|
|Creative Communication and Brand Management||M. A.||Winter semester||limited: Admissions interview||June 15|
|Human Resources Management||M. Sc.||Winter semester||limited: Admissions interview||June 15|
|Information Systems||M. Sc.||Winter semester||limited: Admissions interview||June 15|
|Life Cycle & Sustainability||M. Sc.||Winter semester||limited: Admissions interview||June 15|
|Marketing Intelligence||M. Sc.||Winter semester||limited||June 15|
|MBA International Management||MBA (Option Double Degree)||Winter- and Summer semester||limited: Admissions interview, English program||deadlines|
|Management (parallel with employment)||MBA||Winter semester||limited||July 31 (if places are still available, also up to 14 days before the start of program, at the latest)|
|Strategic Innovation Management (parallel with employment, module-based)||M. A.||Winter- and Summer semester||January 31 and July 31|
* There will be no admission to the MABL in winter semester 19/20.