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The CEMS Master’s in International Management (MIM) is a one-year, pre-experience Master’s degree program in international management. It is a joint degree program delivered by 34 of the best business schools around the world in cooperation with approximately 70 leading corporations.
The CEMS MIM is a unique program that combines academic excellence with business practice. Students have the opportunity to study at two different business schools, complete a business project with a CEMS Corporate Partner, and participate in an international seminar. This exposure to different cultures and perspectives, combined with the rigor of the academic curriculum, prepares students for successful careers in international business.
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Here are some of the benefits of studying the CEMS MIM:
If you are interested in a career in international business, the CEMS MIM is a great option to consider. It is a rigorous and challenging program, but it will give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the global marketplace.
The CEMS MM is a joint degree programme, and the tuition fees vary depending on the home school. However, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) does not charge tuition for participation in the CEMS MIM.
In addition to tuition fees, students are responsible for the following costs:
The estimated total cost of the CEMS MIM programme, including tuition fees, living expenses, and travel expenses, varies depending on the student’s home country and the city where they are studying.
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The CEMS MIM program at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) has an excellent employment rate, with 97% of graduates being employed within 3 months of their course completion. The average salary for CEMS MIM graduates is €89,000.
Some of the top companies that hire CEMS MIM graduates include:
CEMS MIM graduates are highly sought-after by employers around the world because they have the skills and knowledge to succeed in a variety of international business roles. They are also part of a global network of high-achieving alumni who are working in leading companies around the world.
If you are interested in a career in international business, the CEMS MIM program at CBS is a great option to consider. It is a rigorous and challenging program, but it will give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the global marketplace.
The CEMS MIM program at CBS is designed to give students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in a variety of international business roles. The program includes a number of elements that enhance students’ employment prospects, such as:
To apply for the CEMS MIM, you must be currently enrolled at CBS in the first semester in one of the following degree programs:
MSc in Economics and Business Administration (cand.merc.), all concentrations
MSc in Business, Language, and Culture, both concentrations
NOTE: Students enrolled at CBS in other MSc (cand.merc.) programs such as cand.merc. aud., cand.merc.(dat.), cand.merc.(fil.), cand.merc.(jur.), cand.merc.(kom.), cand.merc.(mat.)., or cand.soc., may not apply to the CEMS MIM.
Applicants must have a minimum final GPA (gennemsnit) at the bachelor level of 7.0 on the Danish scale.
All applications must include documentation of proficiency in English by way of one of the following:
If your mother tongue is English, you must submit proof of proficiency in one additional language at minimum CEFR-level B1 (oral and written) through a CEMS-approved test or course, or proof of secondary education or university degree completed entirely in the target language. See the list of commercial language tests and cultural institutes offering approved language courses on cems.org.
Maximum 1 page (PDF) Max. 1000 words: motivation and interest in the CEMS MIM program and answering the following three questions with a practical example:
Your study plan, where you plan out your combined 2nd year of MSc. studies & CEMS MIM requirements.
Prioritization and motivation of 10 CEMS exchange partner schools for your mandatory semester abroad.
English proficiency documentation
Language 2 documentation
1 letter of recommendation/reference
Application deadline: October 30, 2023 at 12:00 noon. All requested information must be submitted using the application portal in English or in the original language with an accompanying English translation.
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The CEMS Master’s in International Management is a one-year programme that you study in combination with your MSc degree from CBS. The CEMS MIM takes place in the second year of your studies in your third and fourth semesters.
The program is flexible about course selection as CEMS MIM offers you a range of electives in several different areas. This allows you to shape your profile in combination with your CBS Master’s degree. Jointly, the different elements of the program develop your academic knowledge, your soft skills, and your practical experience.
A distinguishing factor of the program is that it brings together all stakeholders (schools, companies, students, and alumni). Also, it is the most international management program on the market. Furthermore, the CEMS MIM in itself is an addition to your CBS degree.
The majority of the CEMS students possess a bachelor’s degree in business, but certain students come from non-business backgrounds provided that they can complete 60 ECTS of business courses before the start of the CEMS MIM year. This can be achieved in one of the following ways:
If you have any questions concerning a specific school, you can contact the Programme Manager listed on the school page from the school list.
GMAT/GRE is not a compulsory requirement joining the CEMS MIM. However, if the home school requires GMAT to get access to the local master’s programme, the candidate needs to provide a GMAT score of 600 to be admitted into the CEMS MIM.
There is currently no global scholarship programme within CEMS, however, here is a list of some scholarships and financial aid programmes available at local CEMS schools. To find out more, you can contact the local Programme Manager on the school pages from the school list.
Alternatively, there are institutions that offer loans to international students or government-supported student funds in certain countries. You may want to explore your eligibility and application details in your own country.
Students must spend at least two out of the three terms abroad. Students either spend the internship abroad, or, when spending both academic terms abroad, they may pursue the internship at home, but within a company operating in an international environment.
For the purposes of fulfilling the CEMS MIM graduation requirements, “abroad” is defined as outside the country of the home school. Students may apply to their Academic Director to be allowed to do their internship in the home school country when their personal background justifies this interpretation. This request may be considered if the student originates from another country or has acquired secondary education or bachelor’s degree in different countries.
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