CEMS – The Global Alliance in Management Education

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CEMS- The Global Alliance in Management Education, is a strategic alliance of B-Schools, Multi-National Companies and Social Partners around the globe.


What is it?


Master in International Management (MIM) is a whole network includes 31 top B-Schools, 70 highly performing multinational companies, and there are also 5 NGOs dedicated to providing the most effective form of Management Education.


What do we learn?
  • The MIM curriculum ensures 5 major learning outcomes- Business Embeddedness, Internationalism, Reflective Critical Thinking, Comprehensive Leadership, and Internationalism.
  • They ensure that all the member schools teach the program in almost a similar fashion. So as to inculcate these learning objectives into their students.


What is the role of partner companies?
  • The partner multinational companies come into picture by providing the students with internships and recruitments. Which help expand their learning opportunities and expose them to in-depth market functioning and processes.
  • Facebook, Google, Bain & Company, Deloitte, H&M, Microsoft and Vodafone are to name a few of the partners.


What are the program highlights?
  • CEMS MIM was ranked #5 by the Financial Times in 2015.
  • Ranked #4 and #5 for International Exposure and International Mobility respectively, again by Financial Times.
  • Students get to study across the world in up to 3 different campuses.
  • The alliance has one Student Association in each country, 30 in total.
  • Exchange programs in 50 countries with 250+ partner universities.


Which all are the member schools?
School Country City
Aalto University School of Business Finland Helsinki
Bocconi University Italy Milan
Copenhagen Business School Denmark Frederiksberg
Corvinus Business School Hungary Budapest
ESADE Business School Spain Sant Cugat del Vallès
Escola de Administração de Empresas Brazil São Paulo
Graduate School of Management Russia St.Petersburg
HEC Paris France Jouy-en-Josas
HKUST Business School Hong Kong, China Hong Kong
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta India Kolkata
Ivey Business School Canada London
Keio University Japan Tokyo
Koç University Graduate School of Business Turkey Istanbul
Korea University Business School South Korea Seoul
Louvain School of Management Belgium Louvain-La-Neuve
National University of Singapore Singapore Singapore
Norwegian School of Economics Norway Bergen
Nova School of Business and Economics Portugal Lisboa
Rotterdam School of Management Netherlands Rotterdam
Stockholm School of Economics Sweden Stockholm
The London School of Economics and Pol. Science United Kingdom London
The University of Sydney Business School Australia Sydney
Tsinghua University School of Economics China Beijing
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Ireland County Dublin
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Chile Santiago
University of Cologne Germany Cologne
University of Economics, Prague Czech Republic Prague
University of St.Gallen Switzerland St.Gallen
Warsaw School of Economics Poland Warsaw
WU (Vienna University of Economics & Business) Austria Wien


What are the students exposed to?
  • International learning experience
  • Being a part of the top universities across the globe
  • Theoretical learning based on state-of-the-art research outcomes
  • Practical knowledge via MNCs
  • A valuable networking opportunity with some greatest minds worldwide


What are the requirements to be eligible for the program?
  • The student needs to enroll for an MSc program in a member school before starting the MIM program.
  • Applicants should have received a Bachelor’s in Management or Economics or a related field. Else you should have successfully completed a one year full-time Masters in any of these fields.
  • For those who don’t have English as their mother tongue, or lack a degree issued by an English speaking institution, a TOEFL/IELTS qualification is mandatory.

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