Master International Management (CEMS MIM)
The Key to your Future career in a global Business Environment
If you’re already studying International Management and would like to find out more about specific details of your master programme, you’ll find what you’re looking for on the Master in International Management Programme Structure pages.
|Degree:||Master of Science|
|Content:||The CEMS MIM programme is a rich combination of management theory and business practice within a challenging global learning environment where language and soft skills are highly valued.|
|International:||Internship and Semester Abroad (both required|
This programme provides you with:
Management practice, methods, and theories required for successfully managing international organisations. This includes, but is not limited to, topics in strategy, leadership, organisation, and responsible/sustainable business practices.
The opportunity to acquire and improve your problem-solving skills, communication skills, ability to work in and lead international teams, hard and soft skills, and process capabilities.
A unique global network and access to our CEMS student community (“CEMSies”) – at home and abroad!
The CEMS network is a Global Alliance of 34 leading business schools across five continents and more than 70 multinational corporations and NGOs that jointly offer the CEMS Master in International Management (CEMS MIM). Only one among the most reputed schools of a country can become a member of the alliance. The University of Cologne represents Germany.
Connecting with CEMSies from all over the world has shown me the magnitude of this programme. CEMS is not only a master programme – it’s a community with a unique spirit. Combined with the academic excellence of the University of Cologne and the tremendous corporate partner network, this programme presents an excellent chance for personal development and growth.
This programme is right for you if you:
- Have successfully completed a bachelor’s or equivalent degree in management, business administration or economics – talented applicants from around the world are welcome.
- Can demonstrate initial work experience in the shape of internships, voluntary work, projects, and other relevant experiences.
- Are not only academically successful but also display a high standard of ethical conduct: you should be able to draw upon cultural diversity with respect and empathy as well as showing professional responsibility and accountability concerning society as a whole.
Preparing you for future challenges
The CEMS MIM is a pre-experience postgraduate degree. It is the pioneer in modern international management education and was founded by the University of Cologne (Germany), HEC (France), Bocconi (Italy), and ESADE (Spain) in 1988. The CEMS MIM has consistently ranked among the Top 10 in the Financial Times Ranking of “Masters in Management” for many years.
One highlight of the curriculum is a business project in which you work on current managerial topics in close cooperation with a company representative. The project’s goal is to apply scientific theories and methods to the issues at hand and to derive concrete recommendations. It includes conceptual and application-oriented elements, such as student presentations, case studies, discussions and guest speakers from the field.
I cannot think of another programme that offers access to the same breadth of top business schools around the world, the same level of bond among students, and the same range of corporate and NGO partners.
Link to the practical world
One strong feature of the programme is the practical contact you, as a student, will receive. Guest lecturers and skill seminars establish and promote direct exchange between companies and students. We emphasise academic rigour and practical relevance to educate you through broadly-skilled and international management leaders.
English taught programme
The programme is delivered entirely in English. Starting with the application to the programme, you must document a C1 Level in English and a B2 Level command of a second language. In order to graduate, you as a CEMS MIM student must demonstrate competencies in a third language.
Semester and internship abroad
An integral part of the curriculum is a semester abroad which exposes you to another CEMS university and country, expands your academic horizon and develops your capacity to adapt to various educational settings. Collaboration in and with intercultural teams plays a pivotal role in international management, therefore an international internship is a compulsory requirement within the CEMS MIM. This internship must cover a period of at least eight consecutive weeks, comprise a full-time assignment and be completed within one company.
International study experience
26% of CEMS MIM students* at the University of Cologne are international passport holders. Outside of the classroom, the PIM & CEMS Club organises a variety of events on and around campuses to foster social and cultural learning experiences and to drive the international student community.
*average 2018 and 2019 UoC MIM intakes
You will spend your compulsory semester abroad at one of our 33 partner schools:
The CEMS MIM is a compelling choice for those seeking a truly versatile and geographically mobile international career: 36% of CEMS MIM graduates are located outside of their home country.
Potential employers range from start-ups and small/medium-sized companies to large global cooperations in the consulting, technology, consumer goods or finance sectors. The knowledge and skills acquired throughout the programme prepare you for future leadership positions in areas of consulting, marketing, sales and finance.
My work with Transparency International during my CEMS Business Project was the trigger for my decision to accumulate expertise in the climate/energy/environment field. On top of that, the programmes at the University of Cologne offer an extremely effective way of learning to work in a flexible environment and to harness that flexibility proactively in a manner that is beneficial for oneself and others.
- 97% are employed or continue their studies within 3 months after graduation
- 75% work for multinational companies
- 51% work for CEMS Corporate Partners
- 76% are fluent in 3 or more languages
Information on the application
Admission Requirements and Selection Procedure
Application Deadline and Process
Detailed information and contact
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