Cooperation with Companies

Being surrounded in Pforzheim by some of the world’s most powerful companies will
allow you the opportunity to benefit from the experience of those with whom we cooperate. The Pforzheim-Stuttgart region is not only well known for large, multi-national companies, but also for small and medium-sized hidden champions. Company projects, visits and guest speakers are a vital part of our management education in Pforzheim.

Company Visits

MBA student Yani, trying Google glasses at an SAP Company Visit

Learning experience in the MBA International Management not only takes place in the classroom but also during company excursions. Our MBA provides students with the opportunity to gain insights into manufacturing and business processes of multinational corporations and of hidden champions that are located in Southern Germany. Plant tours, presentations and direct contact with managers and HR personnel help our students get an idea of and contact to German industry.

Examples from the recent semesters are company visits to AudiBosch, Daimler, Ernst&Young, Kärcher, Mann+Hummel, SAP, Schaeffler Technologies, Schlenk, Siemens Healthcare, VolkswagenWitzenmann or ZF Friedrichshafen.

Along with our company visits you always get in touch with the German and European culture. Experience medieval cities, beautiful nature and public institutions.

Find out more on each Company Visit in our News Section!

Companies in Classroom

The Pforzheim-Stuttgart region is not only well-known for large, multinational companies, but also for small and medium-sized hidden champions. As an important element of company contacts we regularly invite managers and representatives of companies into our classroom. This gives our students the opportunity to discuss current business issues and career perspectives with high-level executives.

Company Projects

The 2015/16 Company Project teams worked with Mahle, Deloitte, Siemens Healthcare and Bosch

In their third semester our students may choose to participate in a company project.  

Former Company Project Partners

2010/11

Bayer Crop Science, UHU

2011/12

Bayer Crop Science, WAFIOS

2012/13

Daimler AG/smart, Bosch, Hansgrohe

2013/14

Daimler AG/smart, Henkel, Siemens Healthcare, SAP

2014/15

Daimler, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, Mann+Hummel, Siemens Healthcare

2015/16

Deloitte, Bosch, Siemens Healthcare, Mahle

2016/17

Bosch, Frankotyp Postalia, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, Hymer

2017/18

Bechtle, Bosch, Winterhalter

2018/19

Bosch, 1&1 IONOS, Mahle

2019/20

Bosch, Francotyp-Postalia, Hartmann, 1&1 IONOS, Mahle