Since the AACSB accreditation in summer 2011, the Business School pursued the installation of a Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter; the initial steps to realize this were taken at the beginning of 2014. Prof. Dr. Dirk Wentzel, who holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European Economic Integration, was nominated Chapter Advisor. The inauguration ceremony was sponsored by honorary senator Siegfried Weiser, CEO of La Biosthétique, who has been a principal supporter of the internationalization strategy during the last years. Furthermore, the Business School reached an agreement with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: all new student members will receive a one-year subscription of the daily newspaper for free. On May 6th, 2014, the installation of the Beta Gamma Sigma Pforzheim Chapter was celebrated. The best 161 bachelor and 18 best master students received their lifelong membership. The acceptance rate of over 90% among those students invited for membership was considered a wonderful start for the new Chapter. This quota will be awarded by Beta Gamma Sigma. The professors of the Faculty Board, comprising Dean Prof. Dr. Ulrich Jautz, Vice Dean Prof. Dr. Thomas Cleff, Vice Dean Prof. Dr. Elke Theobald, Vice Dean Prof. Dr. Katja Rade and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Prof. Dr. Matthias Kropp, received their membership, as well as Chapter Advisor Prof. Dr. Dirk Wentzel, Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Hanno Weber and 12 other professors.

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