Business PF

Highest recognition for management education

All 13 Bachelor's programs in Business Administration have been awarded the "EFMD-accredited" seal of quality by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). The simultaneous accreditation of all B.Sc. programs was made possible by the Pforzheim Model: The programs have a common core of subjects in Business Administration, Economics, Quantitative Methods and Law, complemented by different specializations.

The "EFMD-accredited" seal stands for the highest quality standards in management education which has a distinct international orientation and can demonstrate high academic standards, a strong practical orientation, and a focus on ethics and sustainability.

"The EFMD accreditation emphasizes the quality of Pforzheim University as an excellent academic institution with one of the best business schools in the world. The two international accreditations are an important value proposition, of which we are very proud."

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Jautz, Rector of Pforzheim University


“We are proud to have received the EFMD Program Accreditation for our B.Sc. program set in Business. It is an affirmation of the high quality of our programs and the outstanding work of our team of faculty and staff. We are looking forward to building on the opportunities the accreditation provides for the School and our students.”

Prof. Dr. Thomas Cleff, Dean of Business School Pforzheim


“The review process has provided us with valuable insights to continue to improve our programs also in the future. It was also a great opportunity to engage all stakeholders: faculty, students, staff, alumni, and corporate partners, among others. We would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work and commitment to academic quality, practice orientation, internationalisation, and ethics and sustainability.”

Prof. Dr. Harald Strotmann, Vice Dean of Business School Pforzheim