CEMS Master's in International Management

CEMS is a global alliance of academic and corporate institutions that jointly provide the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM) programme. CEMS MIM equips students with the skills and know-how needed to thrive in tomorrow’s global business environment.

The CEMS MIM programme was placed 4th in Financial Times Masters in Management Rankin in 2015, maintaining its place in the top 10 every year since the rankings began in 2005.

The 31 academic institutions and close to 80 corporate and social members of the CEMS network collaborate to educate and prepare future generations of international business leaders - developing knowledge and providing education that is essential in the multilingual, multicultural and interconnected business world. The main tool to achieve this goal is the unique CEMS Master’s in International Management (MIM).

The 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. Aalto University School of Business (previously Helsinki School of Economics) has been the Finnish member of the CEMS network since 1998. Aalto University on the CEMS pages.

CEMS MIM is a one-year programme 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.

Read more about CEMS (cems.org).


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Two ways to study CEMS MIM at Aalto University

Two alternative ways to CEMS MIM at Aalto


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 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.

  • Information about application and admission for 'crown model'.
  • Next application round: from November 14 to December 14, 2018.


Global Management Master's Programme with CEMS MIM (120 ECTS)

The new Master's Programme in Global Management at Aalto University School of Business, offered from academic year 2017–2018 onward, gives students a unique opportunity to simultaneously acquire 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.

Most of the CEMS MIM elements are fully incorporated in the Global Management master's programme (120 ECTS).


Global Management / CEMS Admissions


IELTS exam day at the School of Business on Dec 13, 2018

One admissions criteria to CEMS MIM is an official proof for English proficiency. One opportunity is to take the IELTS Academic test. Finnbrit organizes the academic IELTS exam at the Aalto University School of Business premises in Töölö on December 13, 2018. Registration to this exam day is currently open only through us. Please register here to secure your slot.


Contact information

Liisa Kotilainen, Aalto CEMS Programme Manager, liisa.kotilainen [at] aalto [dot] fi
+358 40 353 8166
H1.26 Chydenia

Arja Sahlberg, Aalto CEMS Programme Manager, liisa.kotilainen [at] aalto [dot] fi (arja.sahlberg@aalto.fi)
+358 40 353 8165
H1.26 Chydenia

Rita Järventie-Thesleff, Aalto CEMS Academic Director, rita.jarventie-thesleff [at] aalto [dot] fi
+358 40 514 1281
H1.23 A Chydenia

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