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Business Administration, Department

Fakultät Wirtschaft und Recht at the HS Pforzheim

  • Tiefenbronner Straße 65
  • 75175 Pforzheim
  • Phone: +49 7231 28-6510
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 2,790 *
Number of master degree students 400
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 24.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 15.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 83.7 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 53.6 % *

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 6/12 points
International orientation, master's 5/12 points
Outgoing students 4.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 9/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 6/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 37.1 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 48.8 %
Share of professors with work experience 33.0 %


Third party funds per professor 18.8

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 2.3
Job market preparation 2.0
Support during practical semester 1.8
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 2.1
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Overall study situation 1.7

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.5
Support in studies 1.5
Courses offered 1.7
Study organisation 1.3
Transition to Master's studies 1.4
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Overall study situation 1.4

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  • Special features regarding teaching
    International accreditation by AACSB; national accreditation by AQAS e.V.; good networking with companies, corporate cooperation in teaching: Signatory University of the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) of the UN, thus integrating relevant topics into teaching (including the Bachelor module "Ethics and Social Responsibility" and certificate "Ethics"); Bachelor: Numerous optional English-language modules with the possibility of obtaining a certificate (ISP); large number of high quality partner universities; compulsory internship semester.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Mandatory credits are anchored in English-language courses in Bachelor's / Master's programmes. There are also a large number of optional English-language events, the attendance of which leads to the ISP certificate. In the 5th and 6th semesters, the curriculum provides the simplified option of a semester abroad or internship abroad. Thanks to the accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the university has a large number of highly qualified partner universities, allowing it to attract top-ranked visiting professors.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Hong Kong Baptist University, China; ESSEC Business School, Frankreich; Hanyang University, Südkorea; Yonsei University, Südkorea; Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexiko; Universidad ESAN, Peru; ISCTE IUL Lissabon, Portugal; University of Ljubljana, Slowenien; Bilkent University, Türkei; Brigham Young University, USA.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    PC workstations and the Internet: campus-wide WiFi access and 1,500 network connections, around 70 central PC workstations and numerous study-specific laboratories; All PC workstations have high-speed Internet access, and specific software is available in the corresponding study labs (e.g. logistics and simulation software, eye tracking laboratory). University library: open every day, including weekends; access to numerous relevant databases also possible from home; borrowing options for tablet PCs.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Research focus with own institutes in the areas of resource efficiency management; Human Resources Management; Consumer Law.
  • Support for founders
    The GründerWERK offers professional advice (also for the promotion of start-ups) and various curricular and extracurricular formats of entrepreneurship education and is part of a strong internal and external start-up network. The futureLab is available for questions regarding the development of digital business models. The goal is to promote entrepreneurial thinking and acting as well as support in developing innovative business ideas and models up to market maturity.
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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