IMEP | Why Pforzheim Business School for your study abroad semester?

Enjoy high quality education.

Our commitment to quality and continuous improvement was confirmed when we received the initial accreditation of AACSB International in July 2011. Less than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education. In Germany only 9 universities out of about 200 with business programs are AACSB accredited.

Studying at a top ranked university.

The excellent educational standard and methods, good study amenities and our focus on the job market have been very successful, repeatedly demonstrated through various rankings and ratings (e.g., Wirtschaftswoche, ranked our Master Programs 2nd in Germany for the last 3 years).

Get business insight.

As a university with an applied mandate, we deliver business competence, not just theory. Our professors do not only hold Doctoral, or Master degrees - they have worked for at least three years in industry. Our teaching is based on research as well as on professional experience.

International diversity.

As we are welcoming 200 to 250 incoming exchange students from all continents every year you'll enjoy a real international experience.

Get a European insight and profit from our Jean Monnet Chair.

The Pforzheim University's Jean Monnet Chair is an integral part of the IMEP providing lectures such as "Challenges and Perspectives of the European Union" and "European Financial Markets". Pforzheim University holds the only Jean Monnet Chair for European Economic Integration in our state of Baden-Württemberg. Jean Monnet Chairs are teaching posts with a specialization in European integration receiving additional funding by the European Union.

Start to learn German as a foreign language - for free!

Our Institute of Foreign Languages offers a beginner program starting in early September aimed at level A2 to be achieved by Christmas. This program will be free of charge for you.

Get integrated into our local student community.

The majority of the courses you will have access to, are part of our master degree programs. Therefore, you will meet our domestic students right in the classroom. In addition our student initiative "Gemini" offers a buddy program, which will further connect you with German students.

Studying in one of the most innovative regions in the heart of Europe.

Pforzheim is located between the cities of Stuttgart and Karlsruhe in the state of Baden- Württemberg, Germany. Baden-Württemberg is one of Europe's most innovative and globalized regions. Many internationally renowned companies such as Daimler, Porsche, Bosch, SAP as well as powerful small and medium-sized enterprises have their headquarters in this southern German region. Interesting destinations for weekend trips are famous cities such as Heidelberg, Munich, Freiburg and Zurich. Paris, Vienna and Milan are further popular travel destinations of our exchange students. Pforzheim is also an excellent starting point for trips to the beautiful and varied landscape of the Black Forest with a multitude of leisure activities.

Fit to international semester schedules.

Our International Master Exchange Program is offered from September to Christmas and subsequently fits to the international semester periods. www.hs-pforzheim.de/imep/calendar