Global Alliance in Management Education
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 on five continents, 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.
|Community of European Management Schools (and International Companies)|
|Chairman||Professor Gregory Whitwell, Dean of the University of Sydney Business School|
|Executive Director||Roland Siegers|
|Combined from 32 schools|
|Students||1200+ of 73 nationalities (2017-18 cohort)|
31 countries in 5 continents
|Alumni||14 000+ (108 nationalities, work in over 75 countries)|
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.
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.
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.
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Double degree Master program offered by the world's top universities, global companies and NPOs 世界トップレベルの大学、グローバル企業、NPOの連合体が提供する修士ダブルディグリープログラム (Sekai toppu reberu no daigaku, gurobaru kigyo, NPO no rengotai ga teikyo suru shushi daburu diguri-puroguramu.)
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