What is the CEMS MiM Review?

The CEMS MIM Review is useful for people who want to gain a quick understanding of the CEMS Master in International Management program and understand if it would be a correct choice for them. Apart from a brief review of the school, data about the CEMS’s MIM application process, the class profile and employment statistics upon graduation are presented.

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The Program

CEMS is an alliance of 30 best business schools, 70 highly performing global companies as corporate partners and 5 Social partners dedicated to providing top line management education. Founded in 1988, this is a prestigious International Management Program Ranked No.5 by Financial Times.
The CEMS MiM has a framed curriculum, ensuring 5 major learning outcomes- Internationalism, Business-embeddedness, Responsible citizenship, Reflective critical thinking, and Comprehensive leadership, which all schools agree on and conducted in a very similar way in all 30 schools. So the students learn the same curriculum across all the 30 schools. On the other hand, the corporate partners provide internship and recruitment. The program is undertaken together with the Masters in Management program at one of the partner schools. The CEMS program is for 1 year and some 2 years. It depends on the choices you make in your educational framework. The program is divided into three terms: Two academic and one internship term. In some schools, CEMS is for It is mandatory for the two academic terms to be consecutive, while the internship can take place at any time during the graduate period of studies, but not overlapping with Term 1 and Term 2. It is mandatory that students spend at least two out of the three terms in a foreign country.

 

Aug - JanFeb - JulTerm 3
Term 1 - School 1Term 2 - School 2International Internship
3 ECTS30 ECTS1 ECTS15 ECTS15 ECTSMin. 10 weeks
Block SeminarGlobal Strategy and other CEMS coursesResponsible Global Leadership SeminarGlobal Management Practice and other CEMS coursesBusiness ProjectAt any time during the graduate period of studies
 Business Communication Skill Seminar 1ECTSSkill Seminar 1 ECTS 

 

It is mandatory for the two academic terms to be consecutive, while the internship can take place at any time during the graduate period of studies, but not overlapping with Term 1 and Term 2. It is mandatory that students spend at least two out of the three terms in a foreign country.

 

CEMS Master in International Management

 

So what makes CEMS better than a Double Degree?

Networking possibilities, interpersonal skills are 30x. In any given study year in CEMS, you could do 2 terms abroad, attend a seminar in 3rd school, participate in career forum in 4th school, take up single program elements of a week or a day in 5th school, attend student event in a different school (subject to your budget).


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USEFUL INFORMATION

 

Salient features of the Program

  • CEMS MIM is Ranked No.5 by Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2015
  • Ranked No.4 for International Exposure and Ranked No.5 for International Mobility by Financial Times
  • Study in up to 3 different campuses
  • Exchange programs with more than 250 partner universities in 50 countries
  • 30 student associations, one is each country
  • The program consists of various seminars during CEMS course:Exchange program - Gain international experience by studying in up to 3 countries (tri-national track), spending each term in different CEMS school.Block seminar – The term 1 starts with Block seminar, organized by each of the CEMS School. It’s a week of an academically and culturally intensive seminar which brings together professors and students from various CEMS institutions.Responsible Global Leadership Seminar – Term 2 begins with a two-day seminar, bringing together the Corporate partners, Social Partners, professors and the students for an experimental learning opportunity. This helps students to explore their responsibility in being a future leader, enabling them to understand their personal values, impact & effects of their decisions on other people.Business project – Solve business problems for a company by adopting a consultancy-like approach and gain insights into business life, test your analytical and problem-solving skills, apply the theoretical knowledge into practice and more.Skills seminars – These short seminars provide training on essential & practical skills for an effective professional career and are conducted across term 2. The topics of these seminars include: Business Communication, Personal Development, Intercultural skills, Project Management, Group work abilities, International negotiation techniques, Presentation skills, CV building and Job Application preparation International internship – Excellent opportunity to gain a professional and multi-cultural experience with an opportunity to integrate academic knowledge with an organization’s culture and processes.CEMS MiM Review

 

 

Useful Information on the MiM degree

Duration: 1 to 2 years
Location: 30 different countries (please refer to school members list below)
Tuition Fees for 2016 intake: Please refer to the website of the respective schools to know in detail
Application deadlines for 2016 intake: Each school has a different deadline. Please refer to the respective schools for the details

 CEMS 30 schools

 

The CEMS Master in International Management program consists of 30 academic partners, 70 Corporate partners and 5 Social partners. Following are the detail lists of each CEMS partner: 

CEMS School members

There are 30 schools which are member of the CEMS Program

SchoolCountryCity
Aalto University School of BusinessFinlandHelsinki
Bocconi UniversityItalyMilan
Copenhagen Business SchoolDenmarkFrederiksberg
Corvinus Business SchoolHungaryBudapest
ESADE Business SchoolSpainSant Cugat del Vallès
Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo-FGVBrazilSão Paulo
Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg UniversityRussiaSt.Petersburg
HEC ParisFranceJouy-en-Josas
HKUST Business SchoolHong Kong S.A.R., ChinaHong Kong
Indian Institute of Management CalcuttaIndiaKolkata
Ivey Business SchoolCanadaLondon
Keio UniversityJapanTokyo
Koç University Graduate School of BusinessTurkeyIstanbul
Korea University Business SchoolSouth KoreaSeoul
Louvain School of ManagementBelgiumLouvain-La-Neuve
National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
Norwegian School of EconomicsNorwayBergen
Nova School of Business and EconomicsPortugalLisboa
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityNetherlandsRotterdam
Stockholm School of EconomicsSwedenStockholm
The London School of Economics and Political ScienceUnited KingdomLondon
The University of Sydney Business SchoolAustraliaSydney
Tsinghua University School of Economics and ManagementChinaBeijing
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business SchoolIrelandCounty Dublin
Universidad Adolfo IbáñezChileSantiago
University of CologneGermanyCologne
University of Economics, PragueCzech RepublicPrague
University of St.GallenSwitzerlandSt.Gallen
Warsaw School of EconomicsPolandWarsaw
WU (Vienna University of Economics & Business)AustriaWien

 

CEMS Corporate partners

There are 70 corporate partners who help bridge the gap between academics and real-world business.

A.T. KearneyABBArçelikArla Foods
AstraZeneca PLCBank of MoscowBarillaBeiersdorf AG
BNP ParibasBRFColoplastCrédit Agricole S.A.
Daymon WorldwideDeloitte Touche TohmatsuEDP - Energias de Portugal, S.A.EF Education First
FacebookFung (1937) Management Ltd.GartnerGlaxoSmithKline
GoogleGroupe SEBGrupa Azoty S.A.Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
HiltiKerry Group plcKONEKowa Company, Ltd
L'OréalLawson, IncLVMHMaersk
MasterCardMcKinsey & CompanyMETMillennium bcp - Banco Comercial Português
Mondi Europe & InternationalMVMNatixisNokia Corporation
Nomura Securities Co, Ltd.Novo NordiskOesterreichische NationalBankOTP Bank
PricewaterhouseCoopersProcter & GambleReckitt BenckiserSABMiller plc
SalesforceSiemens Management ConsultingŠKODA AUTO a.s.Société Générale
Statkraft ASStatoilSwiss REThe Boston Consulting Group
UBSUnibail-RodamcoUniCreditUniplaces
United Overseas BankUniversumVodafoneWhirlpool
Zurich Financial Services   

 

CEMS Social partners

The 5 Social partners help build a better business leader by nurturing the global citizen into a responsible and an ethical leader.

Care InternationalFairtrade Labelling Organizations InternationalTransparency International
United Nations Alliance of CivilizationsThe European Space Agency (ESA) 

 

Class Profile at CEMS MIM

  • 1,207 MIM students
  • 66 nationalities.
  • 51/49 male/female ratio in 2015-16

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Placement Statistics

  • 95% are employed or continuing their studies
  • 50% are living outside of their home country
  • 80% work for multinational companies
Main sectors of activity Main functional areas
Consulting: 27%Consulting: 28%
Technology: 16%Marketing/Communications/Advertising: 13%
Consumer Goods: 14%General Management: 11%
Financial: 11%Finance: 10%
Energy: 4%Sales: 10%

Next in the CEMS MiM Review, find all the application essay questions listed below.


 

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

 

Requirement for CEMS MIM

  • Must be enrolled in a member school’s MSc program before starting their MIM program.
  • Provide proof of academic preparation: have either received a Bachelor’s in Management or Economics or a related field, or successfully passed the equivalent of one year of full-time education at Master’s level in any of these areas (eventually to be presented at the program start).
  • TOEFL, IELTS CPE C; CAE B; BEC Higher B, A-level GCSE issued in Singapore. (Applicants whose mother tongue is not English or do not hold a degree issued by an English-speaking institution)

University and company representatives select students locally for the CEMS MIM. In order to apply, students must follow the local application and selection procedure.

 

Language requirement

All MIM graduates must have language competence in three languages, one of which is English and another which must be a CEMS language.
The minimum language requirements are the following:

Language 1English
Mother tongue or Proficiency
(Fulfilled through entry requirements and MIM Program)
Language 2a CEMS Language
Mother tongue or B2 oral/B1 written level
Language 3Any language
Mother tongue or elementary level

*CEMS uses the Common European Framework of References (CEFR) for comparing language proficiency in all European languages.
Also, note that CEMS defines A1, A2, B1 as an elementary level of studies.

 

  • Students may declare more than one mother tongue. However, the languages must meet the requirements of the three languages (see above). Mother tongues are not tested but an honor statement confirming the student’s ability to speak and write the language adequately may be requested.
  • The CEMS languages are: Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Czech, Danish, Dutch / Afrikaans, Farsi / Tajik, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi / Urdu, Hungarian, Indonesian / Malay, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbo- Croat (Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and Montenegrin), Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.
  • The third language can be a CEMS language or any other language.
  • Certain combinations of similar languages will not be allowed to fulfil the requirements (e.g. Danish / Swedish / Norwegian, Czech / Slovak, Catalan / Spanish, Afrikaans / Dutch, Ukrainian / Belarusian / Russian, Bosnian / Croatian / Serbian / Montenegrin/Slovenian).

Language assessment (On-line language courses are not accepted to fulfill the language requirements)

 Language 2- CEMS LanguageLanguage 3- Any language
Mother TongueHonor statement confirming the student’s ability to speak and write the language adequately may be requested.
University Degree/ Secondary EducationProof of secondary education/ university degree completely fulfilled in a foreign language
C2/C1

Validity: Eternal

Courses
- Selected Language Courses at CEMS Universities - Commercial Language courses at accredited cultural institutes
Exams
- Test for CEMS Management and Business Communication (MBC) - Accredited in-house tests at CEMS University - Commercial language tests accredited by CEMS
B2

Validity: Max 5 years before the start of the MIM year.

Courses
- Selected Language Courses at CEMS Universities - Commercial Language courses at accredited cultural institutes
Exams
- MBC Tests (B2 oral/B1 written) - Accredited in-house tests at CEMS Universities - Commercial language tests accredited by CEMS
B1

Validity: Max 2 years before the start of the MIM year.

 Courses
- Selected Language Courses at CEMS Universities
- Commercial Language courses at accredited cultural institutes
Exams
- MBC Tests (B1oral / B1 written)
- Accredited in-house tests at CEMS Universities
- Commercial language tests accredited by CEMS
A2/A1

Validity: Max 2 years before the start of the MIM year.

 Courses
-introductory/elementary Language courses at CEMS Universities
-Commercial Language courses at accredited cultural institutes

Visit language requirement or more information on how to fulfill the language requirements.

 

Application Procedure:

Apply to a member school and follow their selection procedure. You may visit schools' Master's fact sheet for application cycles & deadlines and the application form for the school you want to apply to.
You need to indicate your preferred destinations for the academic terms abroad, on the application form. Based on your application, interview, and other assessments the CEMS Member school will take the final decision on your admission into the CEMS MiM program. Only after the selection into the program, you will be offered destinations for a term abroad. Your preferences for the location and sequence will be taken into consideration.


 

 

APPLICATION INSIGHTS

 

Skills which CEMS values

CEMS applicants will be assessed based on the following CEMS-wide selection criteria:
1.INTELLECTUAL POTENTIAL & KNOWLEDGE

  • Intellectual Potential
  • Academic Excellence
  • Prior Knowledge in the Business Field

2.ATTITUDE & SOFT SKILLS

  • Desire to Achieve
  • Interpersonal Competences
  • Integrity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Motivation for the MIM Programme

3.INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION

  • Language Skills
  • International Openness and Cross-Cultural Aptitudes

Be sure to exhibit these qualities, with relevant examples, in your application, and in your interview.


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