International accreditation by AACSB

The outstanding quality of the courses of the Faculty of Economics and Law is confirmed by AACSB International. Pforzheim University was the second university in Baden-Württemberg and the first university of applied sciences in Germany to be accredited through the prestigious AACSB label. Less than 5% of all business schools worldwide belong to the group, whose study programs and research activities hold this internationally recognized seal. 

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National program accreditation

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.