Global Alliance in Management Education
|CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education|
|Academic staff||Combined from 29 schools (pending ratification of UAI)|
|Students||1000+ (2013-14 cohort)|
|Location||28 countries across 4 continents|
CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education or CEMS (formerly the Community of European Management Schools and International Companies) is a cooperation of the world's leading business schools and universities with multinational companies and NGOs. Currently CEMS comprises 29 academic institutions from Europe, North & South America, Asia and Australia, over 60 corporate partners and 4 social partners from around the globe. CEMS administers delivery of the CEMS MIM degree in its member schools, supports the CEMS Alumni Association (CAA) and facilitates general cooperation among its members.
CEMS has participated in the Financial Times Master’s in Management ranking since its creation in 2005. The CEMS MIM has permanently featured in the top 10, including n°1 in the world ranking in 2009, top place in the 2010-12 3-year ranking and the strongest combined international results over the entire period 2005-12.
CEMS Master's in International Management (CEMS MIM) is a one-year degree programme taught jointly by CEMS business schools and universities available to a select group of students at the member institutions. Consistently high rankings in the Financial Times (including 1st in the world in 2009) have enhanced the status of CEMS MIM as the first supra-national M.Sc. The aim of CEMS is to set a global standard of excellence for pre-experience Master’s programmes in Management, providing education and research for students who aspire to play a leading role in the development and direction of enterprises in a global context.
These individuals will be outstanding in their:
- high academic standards and professional skills
- ability to perform effectively in a fast changing environment
- empathy with different cultures, values and behaviours
- willingness to take responsibility within society
CEMS MIM consists of a base semester (usually part of the standard degree at the home university) followed by a second semester spent abroad in a fellow CEMS member school. In addition to completing one's home degree graduation from CEMS also requires successful completion of a business project, skill seminars, an international internship, and 2 foreign language exams. While CEMS MIM is a high-quality academic degree, its uniqueness lies in its additional focus on practical business skills, language proficiency and early international experience.
Every CEMS academic member has a limited amount of places available for CEMS MIM students. Therefore the selection procedure is tough. In most cases business schools and universities have pre-requirements to be accepted in the selection procedure. Examples include a high grade average and proof of language skills.
The organisation of the CEMS degree differs slightly among the academic members, but mostly it is a requirement to already be enrolled or selected for a Master of Business degree with a member university prior to applying for CEMS MIM. CEMS MIM is therefore often referred to as a "dual-degree", since all of the CEMS graduates receive both a degree from their home institution as well as from CEMS.
CEMS Alumni Association (CAA)
The CEMS Alumni Association (CAA) enables the multicultural experience of CEMS graduates to be continued and developed. Founded in 1993 by CEMS graduates, the Association is an international network throughout the world of CEMS graduates. To date 7,800 CEMS students have graduated and gone on to become CEMS alumni.
The CAA is led by an Alumni Board and is present in many countries through Local Committees made up of CEMS alumni. The local committees are responsible for keeping in contact with CEMS alumni and organising professional and social activities. They meet on a regular basis to discuss the activities and development of the Association. The Alumni Board comprises: the CAA President, the CEMS Executive Director, a representative of the CEMS Student Board, a representative of CEMS member schools, 3 Local Committee representatives, 2 senior alumni and 2 junior alumni.
The Alumni Board's mission is to foster the CEMS alumni community by proposing and developing initiatives that reflect CAA objectives. A team of four alumni, supported by the CEMS Alumni Coordinator, promotes activities at a global level. The Alumni BOard also represents alumni interests on the CEMS Executive Board and supports development of the CEMS alliance.
CEMS Academic Members
Schools offering the CEMS MIM:
CEMS Corporate Partners
CEMS currently totals 64 corporate partners which contribute financially on an annual basis and provide the programme with human resources and input into the curriculum itself. This means that they chart skills courses, give lectures or invite CEMS students to company activities where students learn about certain corporate practices or solve cases. These connections are very useful to promote the company to the students, while the students gain insight into real-world problems and solution approaches.
List of partners:
CEMS Social Partners
The first ever CEMS Social Partners joined the organisation in December 2010. These are the first in a series of NGOs that will contribute to the alliance in a way identical to Corporate Partners (selection and admission of students, governance, curriculum delivery, proposal of internships and employment opportunities). This new initiative is part of a major CSR drive from within CEMS. In the same vein, CEMS has also signed the PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education) declaration.
- CARE International
- Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International
- Transparency International
- United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
- Official CEMS website.
- Official CEMS e-brochures.
- Official CEMS magazine.
- CEMS photo library.
- CEMS video library.