CEMS MIM Study Plan
In the first year, students are provided with the fundamental concepts of International Management through core courses and seminars that all feature highly interactive methodology and are largely based on individual work in addition to teamwork.The Master lasts approximately one academic year (from September to October of the following year). The study plan requires students to successfully attend courses abroad and in Italy throughout the year. They must also participate in – and complete – all additional CEMS and Bocconi activities.
First Year (at Bocconi)
- Corporate Strategy
- Marketing Decisions
- International Finance
- Evolution in International Business
- Applied International Economics
- Principles of Business Analytics
- Performance Measurement
- International Comparative Business Law
- Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
Second Year (at CEMS partner university and at Bocconi)
- Block seminar, an intensive one-week seminar on innovative management topics. Students generally attend the Block Seminar in their semester 1 destination (or at a third school, upon special request). The host school may require that students pay a contribution towards board and lodging for this activity
- Business Communication skills seminar. All students, regardless of their academic and even language background, are required to participate in a Business Communication Skill Seminar (BCSS). In addition to classroom time, preparatory reading will be assigned and possibly homework. The seminar must be completed during semester 1 of the MIM year (1 ECTS) and it will be held over two days or four half days in semester 1, ideally consecutive or very close.
- Global Strategic Management
- Other CEMS courses
- Global Leadership
- Global Citizenship Seminar, scheduled in semester 2, the course consists of 2 consecutive mandatory days.
- Business project, an in-field group project. Multinational student teams solve a real company business problem in a consultancy-style project. At the same time, students develop competencies in process management, result-orientation, and team building. The project, which should be completed in approximately two months’ time, is supervised by both a company representative and a professor. The Business Project is done during the second semester at the university where the student is studying.
- Skill seminars, training seminars jointly organized by the university and companies. The aim is to give students the essential skills to work effectively in an international management environment; emphasis is placed on skills such as communication, teamwork and presentations. Skill seminars should be taken both at the home school or and at the host school over the two semesters.
Internship abroad: a full-time consecutive period of at least 8 weeks within a company. The internship cannot overlap with the academic term during the MIM year, therefore it must take place during the summer prior to or after the MIM, or a different time depending on the academic calendar.
Foreign languages (two languages): CEMS MIM students must be fluent in three languages.
Language levels needed to graduate from CEMS:
- First foreign language (English for all students)
English mother tongue or Proficiency, fulfilled through entry requirements and MIM Program
- Second foreign language (any language)
mother tongue or Written B1, Oral B2
- Third foreign language (any language, mother tongue included)
mother tongue or elementary level