CEMS – Preparing for international management tasks

What demands does a multicultural and globally interlinked business world place on its employees? And what skills must managers who work internationally possess in order to be successful? The CEMS study program intensively prepares students for their management tasks in a practice-oriented way.

Alliance between universities and industry

CEMS was established back in 1988. At the time, four leading European universities – ESADE Business School in Barcelona, HEC Paris, Bocconi University in Milan and the University of Cologne – came together to create the standardized European study program Master in International Management (MIM). Today, CEMS is a global alliance of 30 leading business schools and universities, as well as 80 multinational companies and NGOs. Only one university in each country can become a CEMS partner. The abbreviation CEMS stands for the formerly name of Community of European Management Schools and International Companies.

Master of International Management (MIM)

Some 1,200 students from 65 countries are currently participating in the MIM program parallel to their own master’s studies. The CEMS MIM focuses particularly on establishing and expanding management skills through seminars, on hands-on business projects and on a strong international alignment. The classes are taught in English only, and a stay in a foreign country is obligatory. Students must undergo an application process to participate in the CEMS program.

What is Bayer’s role in CEMS?

As a corporate partner to CEMS, Bayer works together closely with the students. Through various activities such as excursions, seminars or business projects, we give them a realistic insight into our working world. We have partnered with the German CEMS university in Cologne on other projects for many years already.

CEMS as partner

CEMS is dedicated to the training of future managers and emphasizes values that we also live in our daily work at Bayer: striving for excellence with high ethical principles, promoting cultural diversity, and a high level of awareness for social responsibility. We therefore offer interesting opportunities to students who represent the CEMS values.



Would you like to learn more about the CEMS master’s program? In our video, Vanessa – a former CEMS student who now works for Bayer – gives personal insight into the study program and reports on how it influenced her career at Bayer.


For further interesting information, visit the website www.cems.org or write to us at universitymarketing@bayer.com.