Financial Times again declares CEMS MIM a world leader
18 Sep 2012
An exclusive management education degree course offered by a global alliance of 27 business schools and universities, including the University of Sydney Business School, has been ranked in the top three Master's in Management (MIM) programs by the Financial Times.
CEMS, Global Alliance in Management Education, MIM degree course is offered to only a thousand leading students each year by accredited business schools and universities with the University of Sydney Business School offering about 25 places.
"Our CEMS course appearing at third place in the Financial Times MIM ranking and this confirms our place amongst the world's leading management schools," said the University of Sydney Business School's Director of Admissions, Associate Professor Nigel Finch.
The CEMS MIM community of business schools and universities was founded in 1988 and is now headquartered outside of Paris.
The University of Sydney Business School is the only Australian tertiary institution accredited to deliver the CEMS MIM degree program which consists of a base semester followed by a second semester spent abroad in a fellow CEMS member school.
The prestigious Financial Times ranking also included 18 CEMS members in its list of leading business schools including four in its top 10.
"If we take into account the fact that the CEMS MIM has featured permanently in the top 3 since the ranking began in 2005, we can be doubly proud of these years of outstanding achievement," said CEMS Executive Director, Roland Siegers.
"CEMS offers high-calibre, internationally-minded pre-experience master's students a unique multi-country experience, blending academic excellence and real-life business practice," said Dr Finch.
An analysis of available data indicates that 95 per cent of graduates are employed within three month of completing their degree - 82 per cent of them with multinational companies.
"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," concluded the Dean of the University of Sydney Business School, Professor Geoffrey Garrett. "This Financial Times ranking clearly indicates that we are achieving our goal."