From its pan-European beginnings in 1988, the CEMS alliance has grown to become a truly global organization. The current globalization strategy has brought the CEMS MIM to Asia, Australasia, and North and South America. Founded in 1988 by four universities, ESADE (Barcelona, Spain), HEC (Paris, France), University of Cologne (Germany) and Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), the number of full academic partners has grown steadily over the years.
The CEMS Alliance includes 33 full academic members around the world, each a top school in its country, and around 71 multinational companies and NGOs worldwide, that provide an unique blend of high quality education and professional experience.While the academic partners provide the highest standard of teaching and research excellence, CEMS Corporate and Social partners contribute the practical and business-oriented skills and experience. Multinational companies and international caliber professors from top business schools and universities combine to design and deliver theoretical knowledge and practical know-how.