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CEMS – The Global Alliance in Management Education
or CEMS (formerly the Community of European Management Schools and International Companies)
is a cooperation of leading business schools and universities with multinational companies
and NGOs. The CEMS Global Alliance includes 32 academic
institutions from every continent, nearly 70 corporate partners and 7 social partners
(NGOs) 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 MIM==
CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM) is a one-year degree program for
a select group of students at the member institutions, taught jointly by CEMS business schools and
universities Created in 1988 by founding members from the University of Cologne, HEC Paris,
ESADE and the Università Bocconi, it was the first supra-national MSc. The aim of CEMS is to provide education and
research for students who aspire to play a role in the development and direction of enterprises
in a global context.A CEMS MIM usually consists of two semesters, one at the home university
and the other in a CEMS member school abroad. Some CEMS universities allow their students
to spend both semesters at CEMS member schools including Keio University in Tokyo. In addition to completing one’s home degree,
graduation from CEMS also requires completion of a business project, skill seminars, an
international internship, and 2 foreign language exams. Each CEMS academic member has a limited number
of places available. In many cases, schools have pre-requisites
to be admitted into the selection process, including a high grade average and proof of
language skills. The selection process typically requires the
student to already be enrolled or selected for a Master of Business degree with a member
university prior to applying for the CEMS MIM. CEMS graduates receive both a degree from
their home institution as well as from CEMS.==Academic Members==
Schools offering the CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM):==Corporate Partners==
Nearly 70 Corporate Partners contribute financially on an annual basis and provide the programme
with human resources and input into the curriculum itself in each country they are based. They chart skills courses, give lectures or
invite CEMS students to company activities where students learn about 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. Students are advised to be responsible and
arrange by themselves an internship partner which will accept the student intern for at
least ten consecutive weeks. There are student visa requirements that each
student takes responsibility to abide to, and it includes that the regulation varies
by each local government.==Social Partners==
The first CEMS Social Partners joined the organisation in December 2010. These are the first in a series of non-profits
and NGOs that 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 sustainability
drive from within CEMS. In the same vein, CEMS has also signed the
PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) declaration.==Alumni Association (CAA)==
The CEMS Alumni Association (CAA), founded in 1993 by CEMS graduates is an international
network throughout the world of CEMS graduates. To date, nearly 13,000 CEMS students have
graduated and gone on to become CEMS alumni. For the year 2018, the graduation ceremony
took place in Malta with CEMS students from CEMS schools on the global network. They numbered above 600 and came together
to receive diplomas.The CAA is led by an alumni board and is present in many countries through
local committees of CEMS alumni. The local committees are responsible for keeping
in contact with CEMS alumni and organizing 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. It proposes and develops initiatives to foster
career and personal development opportunities of its alumni members and represents alumni
interests on the CEMS Executive Board. While students stay at the partner universities,
there are supporting groups called “CEMS clubs” through which students share identity as a
CEMS student, and the extended network of CEMS students spans schools across the world.==Footnotes=====
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