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Add-on CEMS MIM for Aalto students

CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM) includes CEMS courses, an extensive business project, an exchange semester at another CEMS university, an international internship, and seminars familiarising the students with skills required in working life.

Aalto students can apply to complete the CEMS MIM programme (66 ECTS) in parallel with their regular Aalto MSc studies during one academic year.
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Aalto University School of Business has been the Finnish member of the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education since 1998. The CEMS MIM study experience is characterized by intensive collaboration among the diverse members of the network: bright students, active alumni, accomplished academics, international companies and social partners, and more.

More about CEMS MIM at Aalto

Apply to CEMS MIM 

Students already enrolled in one of Aalto University’s study programmes can apply to the add-on ‘crown-model’ CEMS MIM (66 ECTS) to be completed in parallel with their regular Aalto MSc studies during one academic year.

To be eligible for this option, an applicant must be either a Master’s level student or in the last year of their Bachelor’s studies when applying. 

The application period to the add-on CEMS MIM in academic year 2022-2023 is November 15, 2021 – December 17, 2021 (12:00 noon, GMT +2).

1-year CEMS MIM application 2022-2023

Info about CEMS MIM at Aalto

Next info sessions will take place during fall term 2021. Please follow this page to find out the details. Alternatively, you can sign up to receive an email notification about next info sessions here: Register for an email notification.

Who can apply

Students from all Aalto Master’s programmes are eligible to apply to CEMS MIM.

In addition, Aalto Bachelor’s students in their last year of studies can apply, given that they 1) have been given the automatic study right to continue on Master's level upon Bachelor's graduation, and 2) will officially graduate before August 1, 2022 and directly continue to Master’s studies. In this case, MIM selection will be conditional until the Master’s student status has been obtained.

Other eligibility criteria:

1. Pre-requisite studies: minimum 60 ECTS business related studies at university level.

2. Language proficiency in two languages.

i. English (all applicants must provide accepted proof of proficiency, see http://www.ce

ii. a second language (mother tongue or level B1/B2 proficiency)

iii. additional languages are a plus, but not required

Please see the attachment below.

3. Applicants must meet the eligibility conditions for regular MSc exchange.

In the School of Business, no prior MSc level exchange can be taken prior to CEMS MIM. The exchange will form the minor studies in the MSc (as International Study Module). Students in other Aalto schools should contact their own study coordinator / exchange office to confirm their specific eligibility requirements. Typically, the exchange studies must be included in the student's regular Master's studies (HOPS). Minimum accepted Grade Point Average is 3.0.

How to apply

An online application form including supporting documents (Phase 1) is to be submitted within the application period. Based on the online applications, a select group of applicants will be invited to a virtual interview and further assessment (Phase 2). 

Student selection criteria

In addition to the basic eligibility requirements listed above, the following aspects of the 'ideal CEMS student profile' are considered when evaluating applicants' suitability for the programme:

Intellectual potential & knowledge

  • Ability to analyze, learn and reflect
  • Academic excellence

Attitude & soft skills

  • Desire to achieve, strive for results
  • Interpersonal skills: accurate understanding of others, learning from others, ability to convince
  • Integrity
  • Critical thinking
  • Motivation for the MIM program

International orientation

  • Language skills
  • International orientation: curiosity for differences, sensitivity & adaptability

Frequently asked questions

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Contact information

CEMS Programme and Corporate Relations Managers

Liisa Kotilainen
[email protected]
+358 40 353 8166
Y120, Ekonominaukio 1

Arja Sahlberg
[email protected]
+358 40 353 8165
Y120, Ekonominaukio 1

CEMS Academic Director

Rita Järventie-Thesleff
[email protected]
+358 50 348 2051
Y120, Ekonominaukio 1

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