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CEMS Annual Events 2015

CEMS AE 2015The networking event of the Year, CEMS Annual Events 2015, took place on November 25 – 29, 2015 in St. Petersburg. The Annual Events are organized on a rotating basis by 30 member schools. This year the 27th CEMS Annual Events has been hosted by Graduate School of Management in St. Petersburg.

During these days, close to 2.000 members of the whole CEMS family gathered in one place – graduates of 29 CEMS partner universities and their relatives, boards members, executives, academic staff, corporate partners and alumni. VSE was represented by: prof. Hana Machková (Rector, Strategic Board Member), prof. Ivan Nový (Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration – home faculty of the CEMS Programme), doc. Jiří Hnilica (Vice-President for International Relations and IS, Executive Board Member), Ing. Ladislav Tyll, MBA (Academic Director), Klára Vítečková (Programme and Corporate Relations Manager) and Šárka Otčenášková (Corporate Relations and Communications Manager).

The Annual Events are the highlight of the CEMS year. They represent an exceptional opportunity to bring together the entire community for meetings, discussions, decision-makings and formal announcements. This year, the Korea University Business School (KUBS) was voted as a 30th academic member of the CEMS Alliance. Bank of Moscow, Boston Consulting Group, BRF, MVM, Uniplaces and United Overseas Bank have been announced as new corporate members.

The program was full of Executive Board Meeting, Academic Directors Meeting, MBC Steering Committee, Programme Managers Meeting, Communication Directors Meeting, Corporate Partners Meeting and Student Board Meeting. Evenings were dedicated to the networking events where further useful relations are established. This year, Mr. Bohdan Wojnar, member of the Board, Human Resources at Škoda Auto, was appointed as a new CEMS Strategic Board member and Mrs. Elisa Wong, Vice President, Human Resources, Hilti Asia, was appoited as a new CEMS Executive Board member.

The peak of the event is a graduation of CEMS MIM students which was held on November 28. From over than 1.000 CEMS students, who have finished their studies recently, more than 600 CEMS graduates came to St. Petersburg. VSE has been represented by 24 students from the amount of 39, who have completed their CEMS MIM degree recently.

More detailed information can be found here.

You can also watch the video (VSE studens can be seen in this time slot: 1:58:25 – 2:00:55) and fotogallery.

Future CEMS Annual Events

  • 2016 – SSE Stockholm (dates TBC)
  • 2017 – USYD University of Sydney (dates TBC)
  • 2018 – Koç University Istanbul (dates TBC)

Admissions for the academic year 2016/2017

The application period is already open, the deadline for submitting the admissions is on February 29, 2016. The CEMS Programme is taught in English at the Faculty of Business Administration. One semester at the CEMS partner university, an internship abroad and cooperation with CEMS corporate partners are mandatory parts of the curriculum. The CEMS Masters in International Management programme has been placed 4th in this year’s „Masters in Management Ranking 2015″, maintaining its place in the top 10 every year since the rankings began in 2005. According to Financial Times, 95 % of graduates are employed three months after graduation (Value for money rank).