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5 things you should know about CEMS

04 Aug 2017

Ahead of the CEMS Annual Events and Graduation Ceremony, taking place in Sydney in November, we take a look at five things you should know about CEMS, the global alliance in management education.

1. It’s a truly global organisation

Founded 28 years ago by four leading European universities, CEMS has since become a truly global alliance in management education with members in South Korea, Canada, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Chile, Brazil and Australia.

30 business schools across five continents have membership to CEMS, and are accredited to deliver the globally integrated Master's in International Management (MIM) program to around 1,200 students from more than 60 nations annually.

With the support of 73 corporate partners and seven social partners world-wide, the CEMS global alliance is dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of international business leaders.

2. The University of Sydney is Australia’s only member

In each country, only one business school is chosen to be part of the CEMS Alliance. The University of Sydney became the first and remains the only Australian university to gain membership to CEMS.

As part of the CEMS degree, students are required to complete at least one semester at another school within the global alliance. Every semester, the Business School welcomes a new cohort of students from around the world, who undertake their semester abroad and internship with leading international corporations in Sydney.

3. Students graduate with two degrees

The CEMS Master in International Management program has been consistently ranked in the top ten globally in leading world university rankings. It is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to students fluent in a second language and enrolled in a Master’s program at one of the universities in the CEMS Alliance.

Students graduate with two degrees, the Master of Management (CEMS) from their host university and the Master’s in International Management from CEMS.

Edward Dostin is a graduate from our Master of Management (CEMS) and now works as the Marketing & Community Manager at Deliveroo. Find out about his career journey and how the CEMS program led to where he is today.

4. CEMS graduates are in demand

In a competitive, global business environment, CEMS graduates stand out from the crowd. Sought by leading multinational corporations, students who graduate from the program are found in a range of different industries around the world.

Working with program partners during their degree, students gain real-world experience before they graduate. They have the opportunity to work with a wide range of companies including Deloitte, Google, Hilti, Facebook, EY and Henkel.

CEMS students leave the program equipped for a variety of exciting global careers. Here’s a snapshot of where they end up after graduating.

CEMS Alumni Profile

Note: Statistics are based on the Student and Alumni Survey
conducted in 2014.

5. The CEMS Annual Events are heading to Sydney

For the first time, this year’s CEMS Annual Events and Graduation Ceremony will be held outside of Europe. The University of Sydney Business School will host the event from 26 November to 1 December, at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour.

The event will draw together more than 2,000 members of the CEMS community and offers a unique opportunity to network, collaborate and, most importantly, celebrate the achievements of the CEMS Master’s in International Management students.

"The Business School joined CEMS in 2007 and remains a strong supporter of this unique global alliance, which is committed to turning the concept of 'global citizenship' into a reality. The gathering in Sydney will take place in a spirit of diversity, innovation and leadership for good." Professor Greg Whitwell, Dean of the University of Sydney Business School.

The CEMS Asia Pacific Forum 2017 will also be hosted in Sydney, from 28 November to 1 December. The four-day regional forum will provide insights into working and living in the Asia-Pacific Region to CEMS students, and see them interacting with some of the top employers in the region.