MBA International Management in Germany: do your MBA at Pforzheim University at one of the best German Business Schools

Our international MBA program integrates generalist management education with most relevant future topics: Innovation ManagementSustainability Management and Digital Transformation

Benefit from the following advantages:

·       Various electives offered in Marketing, Finance & Accounting, and Consulting

·       Small class-size (max. 25 students)

·       Cross-cultural atmosphere in class 

·       Distinct focus on management soft skills

·       Strong linkages to companies and alumni network

·       Good value for money at a public university

·       German language classes integrated

·       Personal mentoring by our experienced faculty members

·       International guest lecturers

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 161 registration fee / Euro 181 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


Visit to Amazon

Do you like ordering products from Amazon? Our MBA first semester students had the chance to find out more about Amazon.



Guest Talk by BOSCH

Mr. Andreas Hüttmann, Director of the Sales Agriculture Division at BOSCH, visited the MBA Pforzheim.


Wyoming Students in Germany

MBA students from University of Wyoming join Pforzheim MBA students for an international experience.


Team Building Event

A team building event was organized for the new MBA students, during which they went to the high rope garden at Wildpark Pforzheim.


Goldstadt Walk

At the beginning of each semester, new students at Pforzheim University have the chance to experience the city through a walking tour, the so-called…



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