CEMS Master's in International Management

Student Profile

CEMS seeks students who are academically successful and display a high standard of ethical conduct, who can draw upon cultural diversity with respect and empathy, and who show professional responsibility and accountability concerning society as a whole. All these criteria elements are necessary to become successful international managers.  Previous professional experience, volunteer work, projects, and other relevant experiences are highly recommended, though not a requirement.

Now, let’s take it step by step

Applications are open from January 6 to April 30. Assessments are run monthly, so early applications are recommended.

However, if there are still vacancies left, a final round of applications for the CEMS MIM will open in September for students who just started their regular Master’s and did not apply for the program before.

  • English CV with a photo
  • Proof of English proficiency (list of certificates and minimum scores on this link):
    - TOEFL iBT minimum score – 100
    - IELTS Academic minimum score – 7.0
    - CPE minimum grade of C
    - CAE minimum grade of B
    - BEC Higher minimum grade of B
    - Have passed one of the CEMS-accredited local English exams
    - A-level GCSE issued in Singapore
    - Have a Bachelor's diploma entirely taught in English from an English speaking country, or in a CEMS or an EQUIS/AACSB accredited institution
  • Up-to-date undergraduate transcript with courses, grades, and ECTS
  • Language template dully filled (download here)
  • Motivation video addressing the following topics (max. 6min/2min per topic):
    - How will you contribute to the CEMS MIM program?
    - Describe a personal experience of success and what did you learn from it.
    - Describe a personal experience of failure and what did you learn from it.

This video should feature the candidate answering these topics. Any information provided over the time limit will not be considered.

There are two options for submitting the video, guaranteeing your privacy: i) YouTube link (unlisted video) or ii) Vimeo link with a password. The link should be sent as a pdf in the CEMS application under the section “files.”

Students should apply to the CEMS MIM at the same time as they apply to the regular Master’s.

Phase 1) Application

Apply for one of Nova SBE’s Master’s programs mentioning your interest in applying to the CEMS MIM program, and immediately after, submit the online application for the CEMS MIM program, under “Nova School of Business & Economics.” In this stage, you will need to submit the required documentation and electronic mediums mentioned above.

These are two separate application processes – students must submit both application forms.

Phase 2) Assessment

Candidates accepted into one of Nova SBE Master’s and whose application is pre-selected are invited to the Assessment Center – either in person or online. The Assessment Center will consist of a short presentation on a specific topic to a Nova SBE faculty jury. Assessments are scheduled once a month in March, April, and May, so early applications are recommended.

Phase 3) Decision

The decision is communicated shortly after the Assessment Center via email. If there are further questions, an additional interview might be requested.

Phase 4) Enrollment

Students must first enroll on the Nova SBE Master’s program they chose. The CEMS MIM enrollment is confirmed once the payment of a 1500€ fee (deductible from the total fee) is made.