Application to one-year CEMS MIM

CEMS MIM is a one-year programme for Aalto students that includes an exchange semester at another CEMS university, CEMS courses, an extensive business project, an international internship, and seminars familiarising the students with skills required in working life.

Application period to the one-year CEMS MIM in 2020-2021 is November 13, 2019 – December 13, 2019 (12:00 noon).
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Aalto University School of Business has been the Finnish member of the CEMS network since 1998.  The CEMS MIM stydy 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.

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

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.

Apply for CEMS MIM in 2020-2021

Next application period for one-year CEMS MIM takes place from November 13, 2019 until December 13, 2019 (12:00 noon). If you have any questions concerning the upcoming application period, please feel free to contact the CEMS office.

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, 2019 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.cems.org/mim/how-to-apply/common-application-requirement

ii. a CEMS 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

Application period for the academic year 2020-2021 is November 13, 2019 - December 13, 2019 (12:00 noon).

Assessment day at the Aalto University School of Business in January 28, 2020. In force majeure cases (e.g. a student exchange) please contact [email protected] in advance to discuss the possibility for a Skype interview.

Student selection criteria

Based on the Phase 1 applications, a select group of applicants will be invited to Phase 2 assessment on January 28, 2020. 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

Apply for CEMS MIM in 2020-2021

Next application period for one-year CEMS MIM takes place from November 13, 2019 until December 13, 2019 (12:00 noon). If you have any questions concerning the upcoming application period, please feel free to contact the CEMS office.

1-year CEMS MIM application 2020-2021

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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CEMS MIM in Aalto University

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