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Prizes and Awards

The excellent reputation of the Business School Pforzheim is mainly based on the people who work and study here. Inspiring individuals, outstanding achievements in teaching and applied research, and successful co-operations with partners from industry are major factors for the success and the excellent reputation of a university of applied sciences. Our professors are passionate about what they do. They inspire students and act as role models for those to whom they impart their knowledge and values. Our lecturers are professionals who bring extensive work experience and the latest knowledge to the classroom.

 

The Business School's Teaching Award honors professors for their commitment and the excellence of their courses. The award is presented to individuals or entire teams who have been particularly successful in sparking the interest of students and providing them with valuable specialist knowledge.
 

2007

Prof. Dr. Thomas Cleff
Quantitative Methods

Prof. Dr. Eckart Liesegang
Business Administration

 

2008

Prof. Dr. Elke Theobald
Bachelor’s Program Advertising

 

2009

Prof. Dr. Katja Rade
Business Administration

Prof. Dr. Ralph Schmitt
Bachelor’s Program Business Law

 

2010

Prof. Dr. Urban Bacher
Business Administration

Bernd Kuppinger
Lecturer

 

2012

Prof. Dr. Harald Strotmann
Economics

Team of the Bachelor’s Program Business Law
Prof. Dr. Tobias Brönneke, Prof. Dr. Claudius Eisenberg, Prof. Dr. Rainer Gildeggen, Prof. Dr. Simone Harriehausen, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Jautz Prof. Dr. Matthias Lehr, Prof. Dr. Barbara Lorinser, Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Reuthal, Prof. Dr. Ralph Schmitt, Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schweizer, Prof. Dr. Anusch Tavakoli, Prof. Dr. Brigitte Thäle, Prof. Dr. Andreas Willburger

 

2013

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Volkert
Economics

Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Reuthal
Bachelor’s Program Business Law

 

2014

Prof. Dr. Nadine Walter
Bachelor’s Program International Marketing

Prof. Dr. Hanno Beck
Economics

 

2015

Prof. Dr. Fritz Gairing
Bachelor’s Program Human Resources Management

Prof. Dr. Simone Huck-Sandhu
Bachelor’s Program Marketing Communication and Advertising

 

2016

Prof. Dr. Barbara Tybusseck
Bachelor’s Program Business Law

Prof. Dr. Torben Kuhlenkasper
Quantitative Methods

 

2017

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Föhl
Bachelor’s Program Media Management and Advertising Psychology

Prof. Dr. Kirsten Wüst
Quantitative Methods

 

2018

Prof. Dr. Markus Häfele
Bachelor’s Program Taxation and Auditing

Prof. Dr. Stephan Thesmann
Bachelor’s Program Business Informatics

 

2019

Prof. Gabriele Naderer
Bachelor’s Program Market Research and Consumer Psychology

 

2020

Prof. Dr. Frauke Sander
Business Administration

Prof. Dr. Dirk Wentzel
Economics

The Business School's Practice Award honors professors for linking theoretically sound knowledge with profound professional practice. It is awarded to particularly successful co-operations with companies, organizations and associations.

 

2007

Team Human Resources Management: Prof. Dr. Günther Bergmann, Prof. Dr. Michael Felleisen, Prof. Dr. Fritz Gairing,  Prof. Dr. Jürgen Janovsky, Prof. Dr. Meinulf Kolb, Prof. Dr. Markus-Oliver Schwaab, Prof. Dr. Christa Wehner

 

2008

Team Economics: Prof. Dr. Hanno Beck, Tanja Hösel, Prof. Dr. Rudi Kurz, Prof. Dr. Bernd Noll, Prof. Prof. Dr. Rainer Maurer, Prof. Dr. Regina Moczadlo, Prof. Dr. Harald Strotmann, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Volkert, Sina Wagner, Prof. Dr. Dirk Wentzel, Prof. Dr. Helmut Wienert

 

2009

Prof. Dr. Frank Morelli
Bachelor’s Program Business Informatics

 

2010

Prof. Dr. Klaus Möller
Bachelor’s Program Purchasing and Logistics

 

2012

Prof. Dr. Michael Terporten
Business Administration

 

2013

Prof. Dr. Mario Schmidt
Bachelor’s Program Resource Efficiency Management

 

2014

Prof. Dr. Brigitte Gaiser
Bachelor’s Program Marketing Communication and Advertising

 

2015

Prof. Dr. Brigitte Thäle
Bachelor’s Program Business Law

 

2016

Prof. Dr. Waldemar Pförtsch
Bachelor’s Program International Business

 

2017

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Janovsky
Bachelor’s Program Marketing

 

2018

Prof. Dr. Frank Bertagnolli
Bachelor’s Program Resource Efficiency Management

 

2019

Prof. Dr. Anja Forster
Bachelor’s Program Marketing

 

2020

Prof. Dr. Barbara Lorinser
Bachelor’s Program Business Law

The Honorary Award is presented to exceptional personalities who have rendered outstanding services to the entire university, who have given decisive impulses and who can be regarded as role models within the business school. Only on special occasions are extremely brilliant and exceptionally committed professors honored for their excellence and life's work at the university.

 

2013

Prof. Dr. Helmut Wienert
Economics

 

2016

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Rau
Bachelor’s Program Business Informatics

 

2017

Prof. Dr. Rudi Kurz
Economics

Dean‘s Award for Intellectual Contributions with Distinguished Impact

The Dean's Award for Intellectual Contributions with Distinguished Impact is awarded to professors at the Business School Pforzheim who make an outstanding contribution to solving societal challenges through their research and teaching, and whose results are widely visible to the public.

 

2017

Prof. Dr. Tobias Brönneke
Bachelor’s Program Business Law

 

2018

Prof. Dr. Mario Schmidt
Bachelor’s Program Resource Efficiency Management

 

2019

Prof. Dr. Hanno Beck
Economics

 

2020

Prof. Dr. Klaus Möller
Bachelor’s Program Purchasing and Logistics

 

 

Dean’s Award for Distinguished Lecturers

The Dean's Award for Distinguished Lecturers is awarded to long-standing lecturers at the Business School who impart their theoretically sound knowledge in an outstandingly practical manner, present it with excellent content and didactics, and are far more committed to the learning success of the students than average.

 

2020

Prof. Erich Riess
Business Administration

Dr. Oliver Nickel
Bachelor’s Program Marketing Communication and Advertising

 

 

Dean’s Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement and Exceptional International Accomplishments

The Dean's Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement and Exceptional International Accomplishments is awarded either to students or alumni who have achieved far above-average results in their Bachelor or Master studies at Business School Pforzheim, who have completed at least one semester at a partner university abroad with excellent results and who can demonstrate outstanding academic achievements that go beyond the core of their studies - e. g. in the form of a conference paper, a publication or a far above-average transfer of academic knowledge into business practice.

 

2017

Kristin Hess
Bachelor’s Program Human Resources Management

 

2018

Felix Merkle
Bachelor’s Program International Business

 

2019

Carolin Lehmann & Dorothea Ruziczka
Master’s Program Corporate Communication Management