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CEMS MIM Master in International Management

Financial Times Ranking 2014

The CEMS Master's in International Management has consistently ranked in the top 10 since the FT Global Master's in Management ranking began in 2005.  This year, 7 out of the top 15 programmes are part of the CEMS Global Alliance. Further results include:

  • #5 Overall Ranking
  • #2 for Value for Money
  • #2 for Languages
  • #5 for International Mobility

Sustained success, the realization of a dream for the CEMS founding members 25 years ago

CEMS continued success in the FT MIM ranking is a confirmation of the high quality MIM programme that was a dream of the CEMS founding Academic Members a quarter of a century ago this year.  Before the Maastricht Treaty created the European Union in 1992 and before the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, CEMS founding members shared the ambition to be leaders in the establishment of a European education through a single Master’s degree.

 All 4 of the founding Academic Members figure prominently in the ranking, including HEC Paris; ESADE Business School; Università Bocconi; and the University of Cologne.

“The CEMS MIM represents an outstanding learning and development opportunity for more than 1,000 students a year, eager to be prepared for international business careers. As a founding member, HEC is proud of the continued success and relevance of the CEMS Global Alliance.”   François Collin, Director for International Affairs, HEC Paris.

“The drivers of the origins of CEMS remain entirely relevant and a long path has been run. We do believe we can be proud of it, as many universities decided to join and now the CEMS European playing field has turned into a CEMS global one,” says Stefano Caselli, Vice-Rector for International Affairs, Università Bocconi.  

“The seeds that the University of Cologne helped plant in 1988, in European soil, have now grown to a global level and throughout CEMS has consistently delivered what it was designed for: A unique program dedicated to educating global business leaders,” adds Professor Ulrich W. Thonemann, Ph.D., Director and Vice Dean External Relations University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences.

“Things have come full circle and, 25 years later, ESADE will now be the proud hosts of the 25th Annual Events, during which the first quarter-century of achievements by our remarkable alliance will be rightly celebrated.” - Professor Carlo Maria Gallucci Calabrese, Vice-Rector of International Relations and Students, Ramon Llull University and Professor of Marketing Management, ESADE Business School.


How a masters in management changed my life

Martina Bianchi, Bocconi CEMS student, recounts her reasons for choosing CEMS in the first place, being admitted onto the programme, the Master's experience and the skills and knowledge she acquired along the way.

Read the complete article.

About CEMS

CEMS is a strategic alliance of leading business schools and multinational companies. Its first mission is to set a global standard of excellence for pre-experience Master's in management. Founded in 1988 in Europe , the network has grown steadily, largely due to the success and popularity of the CEMS Master's in International Management: the MIM Program. Today, CEMS is the global league of leaders on the pre-experience Master's market and it cannot be equalled in terms of reputation of its members: 27 world-class academic institutions collaborate together with 71 corporate partners and 4 social partners to offer international, postgraduate students a unique blend of high quality education and professional experience.


The CEMS Master in International Management provides a select group of the best European and non-European students with the know-how and expertise needed to succeed in the new international business environment. Devised by both academic and business leaders, the CEMS MIM programme bridges university education and practical management. It offers keen insights into leadership best practice and the programme content and relevance are closely monitored and coordinated by a committee.

The one-year CEMS MIM degree programme is exclusively open to students studying at the prestigious member universities.

It creates multicultural and multilingual managers with the skills to thrive in tomorrow's business environment. This degree is a natural choice for students with an excellent academic track record and the potential to take on senior international management roles. Therefore, the study plan not only includes innovative interdisciplinary courses but also seminars, on-field projects as well as providing the necessary skills for working in a team.

CEMS - MIM also offers an outstanding level of cultural diversity. Over 6000 CEMS graduates currently occupy positions at various management levels in a broad range of industry sectors worldwide.

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