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Programme Structure and Organisation

Here you will find detailed information on the structure of the Master's programme and helpful links to organise your studies.

expand: Curriculum Master International Management (CEMS MIM) of the WiSo faculty

You can also find this tabular overview in the current Module Catalogue for the Master of Science International Management (CEMS MIM).


At the core of the programme are three content elements: Global Strategy, Global Leadership and Business Projects with corporate and social partners.

  • Global Strategy enables students to understand and navigate the international business environment.
  • Global Leadership equips students with the knowledge and skills to manage people across borders and within multinational teams, creating culturally savvy individuals that show empathy and can relate to and interact with different cultures.
  • Finally, the Business Projects, conducted with corporate and social partners, allow students to integrate theory and practice in culturally diverse teams, while tackling real business issues across a wide range of fields.

Outside of these core elements, the CEMS MIM at the University of Cologne offers an unexcelled variety of electives across business administration, economics, political science, psychology and sociology. Further modules include an international internship, an international academic exchange and the training of multi-language competencies.

Students follow the Cologne-specific curriculum of the CEMS MIM in their first year. In the second year, you complete one semester in Cologne and one semester at one of the 33 international CEMS partner schools.


Further details on the structure of the degree programme, such as course of study recommendations and module descriptions, can be found in the module catalogue.

If you started your studies before 2021, please select the appropriate documents in the document overview.

Organising your Studies

Studying requires a high degree of self-organisation. Well-prepared and properly informed, you will manage your studies with ease. In the following, we have compiled links to helpful information, relevant tools and counselling centres for you.