The program addresses communication from and within organizations and its management. With its focus on communication and leadership, the program combines a social sciences and a business administration perspective. The focus of the program is on the strong interlocking of theory and application orientation in the basic and advanced modules as well as in trainings, research and transfer courses.
The master's program in Corporate Communication Management (M.Sc.) conveys theoretical and application-oriented knowledge, analytical skills, as well as communication competencies and capabilities. Its aim is to provide a holistic qualification for communicative and managerial tasks - through an innovative teaching and learning concept that focuses on small groups, interactive learning and the direct application of the knowledge in research and company projects. Electives offer the opportunity to work in transdisciplinary, multinational teams with fellow students from other master's programs and international partner universities.
By combining management and communication courses, the program provides a broad range of qualifications for job positions in corporate communication management, both in management and expert roles. With this background, graduates are well prepared for for future professional challenges. The program is mainly taught in German. Applicants whose first language is not German should be fluent in German (level D is required).
full-time study program with 90 ECTS in three semesters including master’s thesis
Combination of a theoretical as well as practical approach and applied research
Language of instruction
German (Level D) and English (B2)
Application and Admission Prerequisites
Bachelor's degree or equivalent first degree from a full university or university of applied sciences: in communication science or business administration or a degree program with a similar focus, with the grade 2,2 or above, based on at least three years of study or 180 ECTS credits.
Administrative costs, fees for the student id card and a contribution to the student body. No tuition fee for German students, EU or EEA nationals and students with a German university entrance qualification. For other international students: tuition fee of 1,500 euros per semester in Baden-Wuerttemberg.
The program imparts theoretical fundamentals and practical expertise. It is based on an innovative teaching and learning concept that focuses on small groups, interactive learning and the direct application of knowledge to research or practice. Courses are taught by professors who combine their professional experience with the latest research.
Due to the combination of management and communication contents, the program prepares for leading positions and expert functions in corporate communication management. With these fundamental competencies graduates are well equipped for future jobs.
Starting in the first semester, the program offers students course options. By choosing your preferences, you can leave a personal mark on your studies depending on your interest and career destination (for example the field of elective subjects, practice and research projects or experimental working). Even on an international level, if you wish: There is the option of spending the third semester abroad. Business School Pforzheim has a high-ranking network of partner universities around the world.
The standard period of study is three semesters, including the master’s thesis.
The clearly structured and well organized program ensures quality and reliability. Additionally, it creates flexibility within modules (for example company projects or research modules).
The combination of traditional classroom training with blended-learning leads to an integrated framework of learning. Inverted classroom as well as action-based learning are integrated in a seamless learning concept. The "InnovationSpace" with its creative working environment inspires students to creative thinking and experimenting.
The culture of Business School Pforzheim is driven by personal communication and cooperation. Small groups of 25 students enable close contact with fellow students. For this reason the working atmosphere is characterized by interdisciplinarity and interculturality.
Our Business School is Germany's first AACSB-accredited University of Applied Sciences. This international accreditation confirms the high quality of teaching and research, the consistent striving for improvement and a culture of continuous improvement.