Top Reasons for our MBA

The Pforzheim MBA offers the opportunity to study in two countries or even two continents either in one program or in a double degree program, at our partner universities in the US, Latin America, Asia or Europe. For students with a first degree from a German institution, it is compulsory to study the third semester abroad. For all other students, it is optional.

Ranked among the »TOP 10 International Master’s Degree Courses – Made in Germany«, the Pforzheim MBA prepares you to take managerial responsibility. Our commitment to quality and continuous improvement is confirmed by the accreditation of AACSB International. Pforzheim University Business School thus belongs to the elite group of less than 5% of business schools worldwide, and to fewer than ten of approximately 200 German business programs that are AACSB accredited.

The Pforzheim MBA opens broad new opportunities for career development. Whether you want to tackle new challenges, have experienced a slowdown in your learning curve or are unable to move ahead in your current company, the Pforzheim MBA enables you to reenergize your career with new knowledge and skills, a new professional network, and a new brand association. If you have a non-business background, the Pforzheim MBA prepares you to reorient your career towards business and management.

We deliver business competence, not just theory. Our professors do not only hold Doctoral, Ph.D. or Master degrees – they have worked for at least 5 years in senior management positions. Our teaching is based on research as well as professional experience. Moreover, the Pforzheim MBA module system allows you to individualize your study to empower your strengths.

Our professors are your coaches, not your instructors. You will benefit from individual mentoring from professors throughout your studies. Our small course size encourages intense student-faculty interaction which is crucial to achieve the best outcome from your MBA studies.

Being surrounded by some of the world’s most powerful companies allows you to benefit from the potential of the Pforzheim-Stuttgart region. We cooperate with various companies in different sectors through company projects, company visits and guest speakers in classroom. These close connections to practice are a vital part of our management education in Pforzheim.

We prepare you to manage the big challenges of the 21st century for the benefit of your company. Our courses in business disciplines like Marketing, Consulting, Accounting and Finance address the needs of tomorrow’s business. Additionally, our specializations tackle tomorrow’s challenges Innovation Management, Sustainability and Globalization. Moreover, we offer soft skills training throughout your studies.

80% of Pforzheim MBA students are internationals, coming from all continents. Global, intercultural networking begins right in the classroom. Intercultural competence is not only taught theoretically, it is gained practically by day-to-day interaction. This will be important in your professional future in negotiation processes and team work. Renowned guest professors from partner universities contribute to our program.

Our intention is not to maximize profits but to provide sustainable management education for future generations of executives. You get »more for less« – an internationally highly recognized degree and skills for dealing with the business challenges of the 21st century.