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WHERE THE WORLD COMES TOGETHER When you join CEMS through the Master’s in International Management programme, you become part of a global community of academic, corporate and social institutions dedicated to educating and preparing you to join the future generation of global business leaders.


“CEMS students and alumni are responsible and ethical individuals with a natural curiosity about the world in which they live, giving them the basis from which to develop a sustainable global mind-set. The CEMS MIM develops that curiosity into a powerful cross-cultural understanding through studying, working and living in multiple international locations. This gives CEMS MIM graduates a high level of maturity to successfully adapt to the globalised workplace.” Roland Siegers CEMS Executive Director

Founded in 1988 29 member schools from 4 continents 65 corporate partners 4 social partners The CEMS MIM has been consistently ranked in the top 10 Master’s in Management in the world (Financial Times 2005-13) 1050 students of 67 nationalities in the 2013-14 cohort 8700 alumni of 85 nationalities working in 75 countries


CEMS is seeking students who are not only successful academically, but also display a high standard of ethical conduct, who are able to draw upon cultural diversity with respect


Selection criteria for the CEMS MIM programme include: / Enrolment in an M.Sc. programme at a CEMS member school / A Bachelor’s and/or Master’s-level education in Management, Economics or related fields / Proven proficiency in English and advanced soft skills / High academic standards and professional skills / An international orientation and openness to different values and cultures / An aspiration to succeed responsibly and ethically in an international business environment

and empathy, and who show professional responsibility and accountability in relation to society as a whole -­ all skills that are required to become successful international managers.

If you meet these criteria then you will face an admissions jury comprising academic and corporate representatives of the alliance. They will assess your skills, qualities and potential not only to excel during the programme but also your ability to make a meaningful contribution to the working world after the programme.

THE MIM CURRICULUM EQUIPPING YOU TO BECOME A GLOBAL LEADER The careful balance of academic theory and business practice proposed by the CEMS MIM means you will be given the opportunity to translate what you learn in the classroom into the real world, giving you a head start for your career. You will be learning all of this from the very best faculty who are leaders in their academic field and seasoned professionals from major global corporations. With 1 or 2 semesters spent abroad in a CEMS member school and an international company internship, the CEMS MIM will offer you unique insight into how other cultures and institutions do business.



Bond with and learn from students and faculty from fellow CEMS member schools during this week-long induction seminar, held at the beginning of the academic year.

Get the very most out of the CEMS learning experience during a complete semester abroad within a cosmopolitan cohort of students, offering a golden opportunity for international integration and cross-cultural learning.

RESPONSIBLE GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR – an experiential seminar led by professors and Corporate/Social Partner representatives.

ADVANCED COURSES (MANDATORY & ELECTIVES) Build up a comprehensive base of knowledge via dedicated core courses in Global Strategic Management and Global Management Practice and then pursue a specialisation via a wide portfolio of internationally-focussed electives.



Learn not just to speak but also do business in another language via adapted teaching designed to equip you linguistically for an international business career.

Develop and hone practical business skills to complement your theoretical knowledge via a series of modules devised to provide you with the operational tools needed to succeed in management.



Work within a team of students on real-life business problem-solving while benefitting from corporate and academic supervision and get a taste for genuine management issues.

Test your readiness to work in another country, in another language and with other cultures by immersing yourself fully into day-to-day working life during this mandatory 10-week internship.

A MULTICULTURAL STUDENT EXPERIENCE Elizabeth Wagner CEMS student ESADE-HKUST José Carlos Ramirez Gómez CEMS student USyd-Bocconi-HEC

“Attending classes and sharing ideas with people from more than 30 different countries on a daily basis is something very unique to CEMS.”

“The CEMS MIM enables students not only to live and study in an intercultural environment but also to do so with people from all over the world who share the same goals and values.”



CEMS is an academic and corporate community that you cannot fail to learn from. Regular conferences, seminars and forums will bring you into close contact with the leading opinion makers and professionals from the worlds of management education and international business.


Benefit from privileged contact with highly committed Corporate Partners through programme components and company-related events - talent spotting at CEMS does not necessarily begin with a CV and an interview, so see this as your first step through the door of your potential employer!


The CEMS year closes with a 2 key dates: get recruited at the Career Forum and graduate at the Annual Events and your CEMS year is complete!

THE CEMS YEAR WHERE THE GLOBAL NETWORK COMES ALIVE Ask CEMS graduates and alumni what sets the programme apart from other courses and they will often reply “the network�. Global by name and nature, CEMS will offer you a whole host of opportunities to travel, meet with and learn from your peers, as well as leading academics and practitioners, and truly experience the breadth of the network.

Events are hosted throughout the CEMS schools and by CEMS student clubs to ensure that you meet your peers, mix as much as possible and enjoy this unique multi-cultural learning experience every day. CEMS is not only a programme, but also a lifestyle.

“CEMS is more than just an academic programme - it is a breath of fresh air for your brain, your sense of judgement and your learning abilities.” Ouriel Ohayon CEMS 1996 (HEC-ESADE) Co-founder and

“CEMS gave my life a truly international turn and helped me to build friendships all over the world - an amazing experience even after graduation!” Sarah Unkelbach CEMS 2012 (Univ. of Cologne-HSG) HR Associate Manager WE, P&G

GRADUATES & ALUMNI 8700 CEMS SUCCESS STORIES The ultimate value of the CEMS MIM lies in what happens to you after the programme, upon graduation and further on in your career. The CEMS year will equip you with the knowledge, skills and connections to get you ahead in your chosen path. The CEMS network of graduates and alumni will be there to support you whatever your eventual company, sector and country of choice.

GRADUATES (CLASS OF 2012) 94% 48% 77% 39% 73% 92%

are employed or continuing their studies are located outside of their home country work for multinational companies work for CEMS Corporate Partners interact with 3 or more different nationalities daily are fluent in 3 or more languages

Main sectors of activity

Main functional areas

Advertising/PR/ Media

Energy Finance

14% Consumer Goods



31% Others

30% Consulting

26% Others Sales

7% 8% 12%

Operations/ Supply chain/ Logistics


32% Consulting 15% Marketing/ Communications/ Advertising

THE CEMS MIM PREPARING RESPONSIBLE LEADERS CEMS is an association committed not just to producing future management talent but also responsible international business leaders, mindful of the social impact their work will have.

Drà Eugenio Bieto Director General ESADE Business School

“Our institutions must train leaders capable of embracing globalisation, understanding the social impact of business, cultivating the entrepre­ neurial spirit and fostering the creation of more sustainable business models. The CEMS alliance is a clear example of all this – the best way to build a better future for all of us.”

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bieger CEMS Chairman and President of the University of St. Gallen

“CEMS doesn’t just teach the values of empathy and responsibility, it aims to influence graduates of the programme to live them. We want CEMS graduates to not be just good managers, but great leaders.”

Cristina Nunes de Abreu Human Resources Director European Region Daymon Worldwide

“The best leaders seize opportunities, innovate, know how to adapt, focus on results, communicate and share, and think locally and act globally. CEMS is the only organisation that is nurturing all these skills.”

Robin Hodess Group Director for Research and Knowledge Transparency International

“The partnership with CEMS offers us the unique opportunity of engaging with an international student community of future business leaders. The exposure to topics of corruption before CEMS students start their careers will help create a new generation of ethically responsible business leaders.”

Kai Hermsen CEMS 2011 (RSM-UCD) Consultant, Siemens Management Consulting

“CEMS graduates are equipped with the necessary knowledge and, more importantly, with the necessary interpersonal skills and tools to act in today’s fast-changing business world.”

MEMBER SCHOOLS (AS OF JANUARY 2014) AUSTRALIA​​ University of Sydney Business School AUSTRIA​​ WU, Vienna University of Economics and Business BELGIUM ​​Louvain School of Management BRAZIL ​​Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo-FGV CANADA​​ Ivey Business School at Western University CHILE​​ Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez CHINA (BEIJING) Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management CHINA (HONG KONG)​​​ HKUST Business School CZECH REPUBLIC University of Economics, Prague DENMARK Copenhagen Business School FINLAND Aalto University School of Business FRANCE H ​​ EC Paris GERMANY University of Cologne HUNGARY Corvinus University of Budapest INDIA​​ Indian Institute of Management Calcutta IRELAND UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School ITALY ​​Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi JAPAN​​​ Keio University NORWAY Norwegian School of Economics POLAND Warsaw School of Economics PORTUGAL Nova School of Business and Economics RUSSIA​​ Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University SINGAPORE National University of Singapore Business School SPAIN ESADE Business School SWEDEN S​​ tockholm School of Economics SWITZERLAND University of St. Gallen THE NETHERLANDS Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University TURKEY Koç University Graduate School of Business UNITED KINGDOM LSE, The London School of Economics and Political Science


Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International

Transparency International

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

A.P. Moller - Maersk A.T. Kearney ABB Arçelik Arla Foods AstraZeneca PLC Barilla Beiersdorf AG BNP Paribas Crédit Agricole S.A. Daymon Worldwide Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Deutsche Bank EADS EDP - Energias de Portugal, S.A. EF Education First Fung (1937) Management Ltd. GDF SUEZ Google Henkel AG & Co. KGaA HSBC Indesit Company s.p.a. ING Group Integration Management Consulting Kerry Group plc Kikkoman Corporation KONE Kowa Company, Ltd L’Oréal Lawson, Inc LVMH MasterCard McKinsey & Company Millennium bcp - Banco Comercial Português MOL Group Mondi Europe & International Nokia Corporation Nomura Securities Co, Ltd. Novo Nordisk Oesterreichische NationalBank OMV Aktiengesellschaft P&G PricewaterhouseCoopers QBE Insurance Group Limited Reckitt Benckiser SABMiller plc Sberbank Schneider Electric Shell Siemens Management Consulting Sistema ŠKODA AUTO a.s. Société Générale Statkraft AS Statoil Swiss RE UBS Unibail-Rodamco UniCredit Vodafone Whirlpool Wolseley Group Zurich Financial Services

Published in January 2014


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