CEMS is a worldwide network of 31 universities offering one degree: the challenging & top-ranked Master’s in International Management

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Strategic alliance of schools & companies

CEMS is a strategic alliance of leading business schools and multinational companies. Its first mission is to set a global standard of excellence for pre-experience Master’s in Management.

Founded in 1988 & grown steadily

Founded in 1988 in Europe, the network has grown steadily, largely due to the success and popularity of the CEMS Master’s in International Management: the MIM programme.

Excellent reputation & collaboration

Today, CEMS is the global league of leaders on the pre-experience Master’s market and it cannot be equalled in terms of reputation of its members: 33 world-class academic institutions collaborate together with 71 corporate partners and 7 social partners.

Strong international mindset

CEMS is charactarized as truly internationally, enabling students to study abroad as part of the MiM program at 33 academic institutions in 6 continents, while the current group of CEMS students have 69 different nationalities, with a 53/47 male/female ratio.

CEMS, the Global Alliance in Management Education

a worldwide network of 30 universities offering one degree: Master’s in International Management

Carefully designed curriculum

CEMS courses have both theoretical and practical elements and the programme includes an international internship allowing students to gain practical experience at leading companies.

Excellent rankings & reputation

CEMS is consistently rated among the world’s TOP 5 Master’s in Management programmes according to the Financial Times 2014 rankings. View the rankings.

Great network of corporate partners

CEMS opens you the door to 73 global companies as corporate partners, from top consultancies like McKinsey & Company to industry leaders like Procter & Gamble.

CEMS Master’s in International Management at FGV

Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), founded in 1944, is a world renowned center for quality education dedicated to promoting Brazil’s economic and social development.

Exclusive academic-corporate partnerships

CEMS is privileged to be connected to a wide range of corporate partners

  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Google
  • Shell
  • Deloitte
  • Sab-Miller
  • UBS
  • L’Oreal
  • Airbus
  • LVMH
  • Deutsche Bank
  • MasterCard
  • Maersk
  • ING
  • BNP Paribas
  • HSBC
  • Kowa
  • Facebook
  • Lawson
  • Education First
  • Beiersdorf
  • Hilti
  • PWC
  • UniCredit
  • Nokia
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Mondi
  • Societ Generale
  • Nomura
  • Vodafone
  • Coloplast
  • ABB
  • Daymon Worldwide
  • Nataxis
  • A.T. Kearney
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Kone
  • Fung Group
  • EDP
  • Arcelik
  • Dropbox
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Siemens Management Consulting
  • Henkel Group
  • GDF Suez
  • Kikkoman
  • Kerry
  • Credit Agricole
  • Indesit
  • OMV
  • Millennium BCP
  • SEB Group
  • Sistema
  • Schneider Electric
  • QBE
  • Salesforce
  • Arla
  • Barilla
  • Swiss RE
  • Whirlpool
  • Sberbank
  • Nataxis
  • RB
  • Unibail Rodamco
  • Statoil
  • Zurich Financial Services
  • Wolseley
  • Statkraft
  • Universum
  • Skoda

Choosing the CEMS MIM over an MBA

MBAs often come with a certain pretension and an unwillingness to learn new business models, whereas CEMS MIM graduates have a freshness coupled with some hard experience which means they are ideally placed to develop the flair and feeling they need to truly understand the customer.

Phillipe Louvet – former HR Director of one of the CEMS Corporate Partners, L’Oreal (retrieved from Forbes)


At FGV, MPGI (Professional master in international management) students can study at two CEMS schools and have the opportunity to undertake an internship in a country other than that of their nationality.

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Would you like to know more about CEMS, the Master’s in International Management, FGV, or Brazil in general? Get in touch with the CEMS Club Sao Paulo and we’d be happy to answer your questions.

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