Hochschule Pforzheim University dates back to 1877 when the School of Design was founded. The School of Business, established in 1963, merged with the School of Design and the newly created School of Engineering in 1992 to form Hochschule Pforzheim.
Today the University has more than 4,500 students and 145 professors, and it is the third largest university of applied sciences in the State of Baden-Württemberg - and one of the biggest in Germany.
Pforzheim offers a large number of Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, all of which emphasize interdisciplinary thinking and cooperation among faculty, economists, lawyers, engineers, designers and experts from various sectors.
Our school is characterized by the high academic qualifications and practical experience of our faculty, as well as by the intensive cooperation with the surrounding business community and beyond, giving our students a unique study experience.
The Business School
The Business School was founded in 2005 as the successor to the very successful School of Business, established 40 years earlier. With its many programs, 3,000 students and 85 full-time professors, the school is one of the largest business schools in Germany, resulting in a diverse environment.
Our MBA in International Management requires work experience and prepares future managers for professional careers in the international business world as executives and entrepreneurs. The program combines theoretical and practical knowledge with interpersonal skills, motivation, initiative, reflective and responsible thinking, and leadership skills for success in today's global business environment.
As many as 70% of our MBA students are international, representing 15 to 20 nations per year. Students also have opportunities to spend a semester with one of our partner universities. Pforzheim is a member of the Network of International Business and Economic Schools (NIBES) and has exchange relationships with a number of other universities including Osijek University in Croatia, Auburn University and Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL, USA.