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Name: Areg Haytayan
Nationality: Armenian
Education: Bachelor of Arts in International Business
Professional experience: Sales and Marketing Manager, Manufacturing Industry

“What I truly appreciate about our MBA program is the selection of faculty and professors. They come from exceptional backgrounds with vast amount of knowledge and experience. Their practical as well as academic knowledge gives them the edge to convey their classroom material through real-life business cases and examples. Finally, they coach us how to enter the German labor market with industry insights and tips facilitating our road to success in Germany.”

Will be glad to answer any questions and respond to any queries.

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Name: Hellen Phan-Lesti
Nationality: American
Education: Master of Science in Education, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Professional experience: Field Engineer in Telecommunications and International High School Mathematics Teacher

“Pforzheim’s MBA program is a great fit for me because I was looking for program with an international focus and AACSB accreditation. I appreciate the diversity of the student nationalities, student work experiences, and the business school’s course offering. It is also important to me to be connected to real-world business problems, which our professors do an excellent job incorporating their practical experiences into the classroom. Furthermore, the small class size allows for deep discussions and frequent interactions with the professors. I’ve had positive experiences with professors who coached me through career-related matters, provided additional tutoring outside of class time, and given meaningful feedback on how to improve on the next group presentations.”

I highly recommend this MBA program. Feel free to contact me for any questions.

Contact Hellen; phanlest@hs-pforzheim.de

Name: Olaitan Awonusi
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: Master in International Healthcare Management, Bachelor in Dental Surgery
Professional experience: Health Services Manager in Health Insurance/Managed Care, Research Assistant at the World Health Organization

“The MBA in Pforzheim is truly all-encompassing, dealing with issues of today and tomorrow, such as sustainability, international business, innovation and digital transformation, in an era where yesterday´s solutions are no longer tenable. Even more interesting are the students who come from diverse backgrounds. We benefit from each other’s´ experiences in addition to those of the lecturers who have real life expertise in the subjects they teach. Upon all that I have already mentioned, it is affordable!”

Contact Olaitan; awonusio@hs-pforzheim.de 

Name: Sanjeev Chauhan
Nationality: Indian
Education: Master of Science (Micro Nano Systems); Bachelor of Technology (Electrical)
Professional experience: Entrepreneurship (Co-Founder); Business Development Manager; Marketing & Sales; IT & Manufacturing Industry

"I have already lived and studied in Germany before, so I had the first-hand experience of the work and social culture. For me, doing the MBA in Germany was an obvious choice and doing that in one of Germany's top universities, it couldn't be better. Pforzheim MBA has a special focus on marketing and consulting, backed by the best-in-class faculty which through their professional experiences help us learn the ropes of these domains through group works, case studies and class discussions" I would always recommend this MBA program to any prospective student based on my personal satisfaction and growth."

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Name: Yanhong Dai
Nationality: Chinese
Position: CAReer (Management Trainee) in Industrialization of MB Trucks at Daimler AG

MBA Class of 2016

Intercultural teamwork at Pforzheim University was beneficial and enjoyable. Working with colleagues from different countries and continents really helped to develop the creative thinking and enhanced problem-solving skills. Cooperative projects with renowned German companies provided great opportunities to get deep insight into their brilliant management and great cooperation culture. Currently I am working as management trainee at Daimler AG. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question. 

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Name: Nnamdi Onyenuforo
Nationality: Nigeria
Position: Sales and Business development associate at MAHLE Aftermarket GmbH

MBA Class of 2016

"The MBA was and is indeed a practical and  international program, as we had 11 different cultures present. This gave me the chance to learn other cultures as we worked together as a team to solve real life practical case studies and researched on several aspects of the economy and how it relates to the business world. The program trains you on how to do an in depth analysis and being thorough with the ever changing business environment. It also gives you the chance to network amongst companies as lots of company visits are organized and also top executives in companies are being invited to classroom to share their experience and challenges in the business world. Through networking, most of us got jobs almost immediately after graduation. It was really an interesting experience. Please feel free to contact me if need be."

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Name: Claudia Gabriela Leyva Flores
Nationality: Mexican
Position: Digital Marketing Associate at SAP

MBA class of 2016

“Choosing the Pforzheim MBA Program is definitely a good choice if you want to boost your career. The academic quality of the program is supported by its accreditations and a big plus is the cooperation with Universities around the world, which gave me the great opportunity to study one semester in France.

Please do not hesitate to contact me. Hope to meet you here in Pforzheim!“

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Name: Paritosh Sharma
Nationality: Indian
Position: Product Manager - 1&1 Internet SE

MBA class of 2016

"Close connections with the companies and a well-knit alumni network helped me getting better insights into various career development opportunities in the German market. The practical approach to studies and learning has imbibed a managerial approach with a strong theoretical reasoning, which now feels natural to me when I use them at work. The professors are readily available to help even after graduation. Alumni network and company contacts helped me find the right jobs and internships. The international environment and the intercultural values that the MBA offers changed the way I look at the world now. Coming from an engineering background, my transaction into the business world felt very natural because of the guidance, support and exposure I got from my MBA at Pforzheim University. It would be my pleasure to answer any of your queries."

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Name: Denise Joanna Tan
Nationality: Phillipinean
Position: Manager and Co-Founder of Jiujitsu Manila

MBA class of 2016

"Pforzheim MBA program builds its strong reputation on its quality of education complemented by the University’s cooperation with renowned German companies. Apart from its focus on sustainability and innovation, the uniqueness lies in the highly effective learning environment of internationally diverse students.

If you are interested to be part of the next MBA batch and have some questions regarding the program, please don't hesitate to contact me."

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Name: Ioana Olaru
Nationality: Romanian
Position: Business Analyst at Management Business Group

MBA class of 2016

"Groupwork with colleagues from more than 14 countries and classes on highly relevant topics have made the Pforzheim MBA a great platform for strengthening my leadership capabilities and expanding my business knowledge. Plus, living in Germany helps me improve my German.

I am looking forward to respond to your queries about the program."

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Name: Asad Malik
Nationality: Pakistan
Position: Product Manager, HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co.

MBA Class of 2015

A truly holistic learning experience that assists it's recipients in developing integral tools to compete in the global corporate world of today. Primarily I feel that the presence of a very international atmosphere contributed to by students, faculty as well as alumni of the program allows for a unique environment where constructive dialogue is encouraged. The extensive contact with professionals from various market leading global enterprises further enhances the diverse course offerings and facilitate the ambitions of the student body through mentoring and project partnerships.    

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Name: Sally Ghaly 
Nationality: Canadian
Position: On Product Communications Manager - PUMA

MBA class of 2014

"The company visit and guest lecture, organized by the MBA program, led to an opportunity to intern and write my Master Thesis with PUMA. Working for and studying the multinational company has been an invaluable experience."

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Name: David Cikurel 
Nationality: Turkish
Position: Consultant at DHL Consulting

MBA class of 2014

"The consulting project with Siemens where we as a team managed the project as well as the main Siemens stakeholder, well structured international management curriculum taught in small classes of diverse students, who brought an array of perspectives into the topics, and one-to-one interaction with the professors who have successful business as well as academic careers in their fields all prepared me well to progressing my career in management consulting. The program also very well supplemented my quantitative skill set, acquired during my bachelor of engineering studies at Cornell and work experience in the finance industry, with core "soft skills". Feel free to reach out to me for questions on the program!"

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Name: Kerstin Januschewski
Nationality: German
Position: Project Manager - Bosch

MBA class of 2011

"I studied tourism and business administration at FH Worms in Germany. Then, I worked as event and trade fair manager at Robert Bosch GmbH. After that, while studying in the MBA program at HS Pforzheim I spent one semester at the University of South Carolina in the US . Furthermore, I did an internship in product management and strategic marketing at Bosch. Now, after my MBA, I'm working as Project Manager in strategic marketing at Bosch, division Diesel Systems."

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Name: Andrei Moroc
Nationality: Romanian
Position: Shipping Origination Manager for Berenberg Bank

MBA class of 2011

"Before joining the MBA program I was a research analyst at a global business and investment research firm, working in the Romanian and Indian office. After completing two internships in Munich and Frankfurt and writing my Master thesis with Allianz Global Investors, I started working as a project manager at Ship Finance Hammonia Reederei in Hamburg. Please feel free to contact me in case of any questions."

Contact Andrei