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CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM) at Aalto University

CEMS, the Global Alliance in Management Education, brings together 34 leading business schools and almost 80 multinational companies and NGOs, who jointly offer the top-ranked, international and practice-oriented CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM) programme.
CEMS Graduation 2018_Photo: CEMS official

CEMS was established in 1988 by four leading European business schools: ESADE, HEC Paris, Bocconi University and the University of Cologne. Aalto University School of Business (previously Helsinki School of Economics) is a proud member of the CEMS alliance since 1998. Aalto University on the CEMS pages.

Developed and delivered in intensive collaboration between academics and business leaders, the CEMS MIM programme builds a bridge between university education and working life. Combining cutting-edge theoretical knowledge, real life cases and discussions with corporate representatives the CEMS MIM programme enables students to develop their capabilities to craft insightful and sustainable solutions for businesses and other organisations.

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Info about CEMS MIM at Aalto

In fall 2021 we host several virtual information sessions about CEMS MIM at Aalto. The upcoming infos:

  • Global Management Application Kick-off + Q&A session: December 1 at 3:00 pm (EET). Registration link below.

A participation link will be sent to your email closer to the event.

Info about CEMS MIM at Aalto

CEMS MIM studies

The CEMS MIM comprises of a carefully-designed curriculum that achieves one of the main goals of the alliance as a whole: to combine academic theory with business practice. 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.

During the programme, students are exposed to interdisciplinary challenges in an international context and are encouraged to adopt an analytical and critical attitude in lectures, discussions and project work.

The workload of the programme is66  ECTS in total, with a minimum requirement of 24 ECTS successfully completed in each term.

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CEMS MIM programme structure.
CEMS MIM programme structure

CEMS MIM programme structure

The CEMS MIM programme consists of two academic terms (Term 1 & Term 2) and an international internship. The two academic terms are consecutive (starting in autumn), while the internship can take place at any time during the graduate period of studies, but not overlapping with Term 1 or Term 2.

Students spend one of the academic terms and the internship abroad.

Aalto CEMS MIM programme offer

CEMS Graduation 2017_Photo: CEMS Alliance
CEMS Graduation ceremony

CEMS Graduate placement

CEMS 2019 graduate profile

  • 96 % are employed or continuing their studies
  • 92 % have worked outside of their home country
  • 75 % work for multinational companies

Main functional areas of CEMS alumni

  • Consulting: 23 %
  • General Management: 13 %
  • Marketing/Communications: 13 %
  • Finance: 10 %
  • Sales: 9 %

Note: Statistics are based on the CEMS Recent Graduate Survey conducted in September 2019 and the Student and Alumni Survey conducted in 2018.

Linda Tenho_CEMS Alumna_Photo: Ramiro González_photography

In CEMS you get an opportunity to learn how to build both economically and environmentally sustainable businesses in a multicultural world.

Linda Tenho, CEMS Aalto Alumna and Associate Business Analyst at Salesforce

Two ways to CEMS MIM at Aalto University

Two ways to CEMS MIM at Aalto University.
Two ways to CEMS MIM at Aalto University

Aalto University offers students two ways of enrolling in the CEMS MIM programme:

  1. The two-year MSc in Global Management programme automatically integrates the CEMS MIM curriculum.
  2. An add-on CEMS MIM opportunity available for students already enrolled or with an existing study right to any Aalto University Master’s programme. Students apply to the add-on CEMS usually during the last year of the BSc studies or the first year of their MSc studies.

Master´s in Global Management / CEMS (120 ECTS)

The Master's Programme in Global Management with CEMS MIM grows agile, reflective and responsible decision-makers who embrace change. Students learn to identify and harness opportunities and solve challenges in a rapidly transforming global business environment.

The programme offers the students two highly prestigious qualifications:

  • MSc in Economics and Business administration granted by Aalto University School of Business; and
  • CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM) granted by CEMS, the Global Alliance in Management Education.

The Global Management MSc programme with CEMS MIM has a fixed, carefully designed curriculum including studies in e.g. political economy, business analytics, strategy, financial management and leadership, as well as the CEMS MIM studies including an exchange semester at another CEMS school.

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MSc in Global Management (including CEMS MIM).

Next application round: December 1, 2021 - January 3, 2022 (3 pm, GMT +2)

The application period for master’s programmes at Aalto University runs once a year.

Applying to master's programmes at Aalto University.



CEMS MIM opportunity with other Aalto Master's Programmes (66 ECTS)

Students already enrolled in one of Aalto University’s study programmes can apply for the Add-on 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. 

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Add-on CEMS MIM for Aalto students

Next application round: November 15 – December 17, 2021 (12:00 noon, GMT +2).

To the application form.

CEMS Corporate and Social Partners in 2020
CEMS Corporate and Social Partners in 2020

CEMS corporate and social partners

CEMS was built on the vision of creating a bridge between the academic and corporate worlds. Since 2010, CEMS has also integrated non-profit organisations as social partners to positively influence all members of the CEMS alliance. CEMS corporate and social partners are active contributors to the CEMS network inside and outside of the MIM curriculum.

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CEMS Vision & Mission Statement

CEMS Vision

CEMS is recognised as a unique global community, comprising the world’s finest students, schools, alumni, corporate and social partners, delivering the leading international Master’s in Management (MiM) that prepares responsible leaders contributing to a more open, sustainable and inclusive world.

CEMS Mission statement

CEMS is dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of international business leaders. The CEMS academic and corporate members work collectively to develop knowledge and provide education that is essential in the multilingual, multicultural and interconnected business world.

Common to all activities is the aim of promoting global citizenship, with particular emphasis placed upon the following values:

  • The pursuit of excellence with high standards of performance and ethical conduct,
  • Understanding and drawing upon cultural diversity with respect and empathy,
  • Professional responsibility and accountability in relation to society as a whole.

CEMS Club Helsinki

CEMS Club Helsinki is the Aalto University student club of CEMS. CEMS Club Helsinki enriches the CEMS experience for students, corporate partners, alumni and faculty by organizing numerous activities throughout the year. These can range from seminars and workshops to more casual, fun-filled events such as cottage weekends, sports activities, humanitarian initiatives and trips home as well as abroad.

CEMS Club Helsinki
CEMS Club Helsinki at Aalto University School of Business
CEMS Aalto team_Photo: Kenny Ronkainen

CEMS 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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