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Program Structure

The CEMS Master’s in International Management is a one year programme which you study in combination with your MSc degree from the Corvinus University of Budapest.
What can you study in the program?
The masters program of CEMS was developed by scientific and business leaders, and its objective is to connect the university education and the practical management training. The program provides insight into the best domestic and international leadership practices.

How is the program organized?
The program lasts two semesters, and it also includes professional traineeship abroad. Students may collect 66 ECTSs (European Credit Transfer System) in total. The CEMS Master usually takes place in the second year of your studies in your third and fourth semester. If you start your Master studies in the Spring semester, the CEMS programme will take place in your second and third semester. The CEMS Master is devised by academic and business leaders together to bridge university education and practical management, offering insights into leadership best practice.


When can students complete the CEMS program?
Students may complete the CEMS program in the second year in masters programs starting in September, i.e. in the third or the fourth semester. In case of mid-year entry masters programs, the CEMS program may be completed in the second (autumn) and the third (spring) semester.

Where can students complete the program?
Students have to complete one semester at Corvinus, and the other semester has to be completed at a foreign partner university. The students may choose the semester they want to spend abroad. (Both semesters can be indicated, which means that the student would like to travel in either of the semester, but the student will spend only one semester abroad.)

Elements of the CEMS MIM

Mandatory semester abroad
You will get the opportunity to study one semester abroad at a CEMS partner university. The semester abroad can be in the Fall semester or in the Spring semester.

Two mandatory courses (12 ECTS)
Fall semester: Global Strategy (6 ECTS)
Spring semester: Global Leadership (6 ECTS)

Elective courses (33 ECTS)
You can choose from a wide-range of courses in both semesters at Corvinus, in the term abroad you will select from the CEMS elective portfolio of the partner university.   

Business project (15 ECTS)
The business project is a real-life business problem of one of our Corporate Partners that you will solve in teams in the Spring term.

Block seminar (3 ECTS)
The block seminar is a one-week intensive seminar at the beginning of the Fall semester. In 2019 the topic of the Block seminar at CUB was Digital Business Transformation.

Skill seminars (2 ECTS)
Skill seminars are intensive one or two day practice-oriented seminars where you develop a certain skill with the guidance of corporate partners.

An international internship of minimum 8 weeks is also required for your CEMS degree.

Second foreign language
You will need to pass a language test or complete a language course in a second foreign language to ensure the ability to live and work in a multicultural environment.

Learning Objectives

The CEMS MIM learning objectives are its core attributes that constitute the programme’s specific, competitive positioning. The CEMS MIM programme fosters reflective critical thinking; students become critical, creative and influential thinkers with confident and reflective problem-solving skills. Furthermore, they are trained to assume the personal responsibility of comprehensive leadership. CEMS MIM graduates can apply their multilingual, multicultural skills in the ever-changing, dynamic world of international business.

Our graduates are knowledgeable international business practitioners, able to execute effective business decision-making and change management in diverse contexts.

Business Embededness
Our graduates apply advanced management and leadership competencies developed through systematic experience of and engagement with the corporate world.

Responsible Citizenship
Our graduates champion a holistic vision of responsible business decision-making, leadership and citizenship, informed by ethical reasoning, personal integrity, and respect for social diversity.

Reflective Critical Thinking
Our graduates are confident, agile, and reflective decision-makers and problem-solvers, able to formulate and apply innovative solutions to complex business challenges.

Comprehensive Leadership
Our graduates are fully aware of their personal responsibility and accountability and of the ethical and cultural frameworks in which leadership is exerted.

Structure of the Fall Semester of 2020

August 31 – September 04Monday – FridayCEMS Block Seminar
August 31TuesdayFirst day to add and drop courses
September 07MondayFirst day of classes
September 13SundayLast day to add and drop courses
September 25-26 Friday – SaturdayBusiness Communication Skill Seminar Group 1
October 2-3Friday – SaturdayBusiness Communication Skill Seminar Group 2
October 23 WednesdayNational Holiday (university closed, no classes)
October 26-31Monday – SundayFall Break (university closed, no classes)
November 2-5Monday – ThursdayIntensive week: Strategy for Global Industries course in a block (elective)
November 6-7Friday – SaturdayCEMS Career Forum Budapest
December 11FridayLast day of teaching
December 14-23From MondayExam period
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