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CEMS MIM graduates gather in Switzerland

11 Dec 2012

Twenty-five University of Sydney Business School students received their CEMS Masters in International Management diplomas during the CEMS Annual Events 2012 conference held at the University of St Gallen in Switzerland last week.

A record 787 CEMS MIM new graduates from 28 accredited member schools across 4 continents were recognized for their achievements at a Graduation Ceremony which is the highlight of the CEMS Annual Events conference.

The six-day annual conference also brought together members of the global academic and corporate CEMS community for discussions, formal announcements and decision making. The topic for this year's conference was 'Responsible Leadership', which is a key objective of the CEMS Master of International Management (MIM) curriculum.

"CEMS is an attempt to set a global standard of excellence for MIM courses by providing an outstanding education to students who aspire to a leading role in international business," said Dean of the University of Sydney Business School, Professor Geoffrey Garrett.

The CEMS MIM degree continually ranks among the top three pre-experience management programs in the world and provides a blend of academic excellence and real-world business experience, characterised by its strong connection to industry through various corporate partners. This year the Business School further consolidated its engagement with the CEMS network through the appointment of Deloitte Touche Tomatsu senior partner, Stuart Osborne, to the CEMS Corporate Partner Board.

"The CEMS program offers a unique opportunity to gain global academic and industry experience, studying at a leading overseas university while working at a top international corporation," said graduand Henrietta Dreyer. "It taught me to apply current theoretical knowledge to real-world cases and to solve problems with others, together, in a team."

Senior Lecturer Kristine Dery, recently appointed Program Director for the Master of Management and Master of Management (CEMS) degree programs, said the Business School's engagement with the CEMS places it in the global perspective, being the only Australian institution accredited to provide the top-ranked CEMS MIM degree.

"As we increasingly become more global in the way businesses and corporations are structured, the internationally-recognised degree gives our students an invaluable postgraduate qualification," concluded Dr Dery.