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MBA International Management

In the MBA International Management, we integrate international and generalist classical management foundations with the most relevant future topics: Innovation Management, Sustainable Globalization and Digital Transformation. 

At a Glance

  • Full-time MBA
  • 21 months (with no prior business knowledge) OR 16 months short-track for business graduates
  • Course Language: English
  • Combination of General Management Education and Specialization in "Innovation Management", "Sustainable Globalization" and "Digital Transformation"
  • Electives in Consulting, Marketing, and Finance & Accounting
  • Small class size (max. 25) and cross-cultural atmosphere
  • Integrated German classes for internationals
  • Company Experience through Guest Talks, Company Visits and On-Campus Events
  • Cooperation with firms like Bosch, Daimler, Mahle, Siemens and others
  • Strong focus on management skills
  • Undergraduate degree
  • GMAT (min. score 550) or equivalent GRE
  • Two years of full-time work experience after first university degree
  • Motivation letter and essay on extra-curricular activities (one page each)
  • Successful interview (personal or via Skype)


  • Winter Semester: September 2021 (for undergraduates without a business background)
  • Summer Semester : March 2022 (for business undergraduates only)


Euro 3.950 per Semester (from winter intake 2021) 

+ Euro 160 registration fee / Euro 180 for the first Semester including student ID  

We do not charge an application fee.




We follow a policy of rolling application and admission throughout the year. Early applications are encouraged.


  • June 15 (if visa needed) or July 31 (if no visa needed) – for September entry
  • December 15 (if visa needed) or January 31 (if no visa needed) – for March entry (Business graduates only)
Source: Alumni Survey 2020


“The stakeholder management, organization, and analytical thinking is something that I best-got trained at Hochschule Pforzheim and I use it almost daily in my work or personal life. A big thanks to all the professors and the MBA team to make me what I am today! :)”

“A wonderful, enriching and fulfilling experience. I got to interact with an international crowd, learn from industry leaders and gain practical experience via working student positions and company projects.”


“Great mix of rigorous studies and support for individual growth.”


“The cultural diversity is amazing as it helps a lot to understand different approaches and perspectives. Professors are extremely helpful and approachable. By far have the best memories while studying here.”


Get in contact with our CURRENT STUDENTS or ALUMNI


Guest Talk by UniCredit

Another successful “guest in classroom” event: This time, UniCredit shared its experiences and career opportunities with the MBA students.


Guest Talks by DAIMLER and PUMA

Our current MBA students had the pleasure to welcome two company guests in class in just one day: Dr. Wolfram Heger, Sr. Manager for Corporate…


Guest talk by Belden

This semester’s “Guest in Classroom” sessions started with the visit of Mr. Oliver Gaess, Vice President of Business Development at Belden Inc. Mr.…


Official Semester Opening

The complete MBA Class of 2017 came together for the first time at this year’s official summer semester opening. The students who had previously…


Company Projects WS 2015/16

Pforzheim University is surrounded by some of the world’s most succesful companies. In winter semester 2015/16, our MBA students worked with Mahle,…



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