Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Programme is held entirely in English; for international students, German language classes at all levels are integrated in our schedule.
summer and winter semester
Beginning of Programme
Winter semester: Late September
Summer semester: Early March (fast track for business graduates)
4 semesters (21 months) for non-business graduates
3 semesters (15 months) for business graduates [=fast track]
€ 3,000 per semester
*subject to change for the upcoming academic years
• Undergraduate degree
• 2 years professional work experience after first university degree
• GMAT score: 550+
• TOEFL score: 100 (IBT)
• Personal interview; telephone interview is possible for overseas applicants
Please note that applicants from Germany, Switzerland and Austria need to have a first degree GPA of 2.5 or above. GMAT is not a mandatory requirement for applicants from these three countries.
June 15 for winter semester
December 15 for summer semester (fast track for business graduates)
The MBA Admissions Committee reviews applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Why Pforzheim MBA in International Management?
Enjoy high-quality education.
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 less than ten of about 200 German business programs that are AACSB accredited.
Enhance your career opportunities.
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 re-energize 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.
Focus on what you really need.
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.
Enjoy individual career advancement and coaching.
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.
Get business insight.
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.
Discover the business of tomorrow.
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.
Globalize your network.
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.
Enjoy international culture.
The Pforzheim MBA offers the opportunity to study in two countries or even two continents in one 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.
Get insight to Europe – profit from our Jean Monnet Chair.
Pforzheim University is the only business school with a Jean Monnet Chair for European Economic Integration in our federal state. This teaching post offers you the opportunity to focus on European integration concerning economics, business and political relations as one of your electives.
Get state-of-the-art education at reasonable cost.
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.
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