Master in International Management/CEMS curriculum is created at round tables based on mutual agreement of all the involved stakeholders. Therefore, the curriculum offers exclusive courses taught by guest lecturers who are true experts in their field, as well as provides students with real-life experience via cooperation with corporate partners and alumni.
Programme with its curriculum is constantly supervised by the CEMS Alliance, which provides for quality of the courses and their evaluation. Through the partnership in CEMS Alliance, the programme is benchmarked by top business schools in the world, e.g. ESADE and HEC Paris.
A study stay abroad and an internship abroad are indispensable parts of the International Management Programme.
Each semester about 15 exchange students from CEMS partner universities complement the class of our students. There are in average 63% of international students in one class coming from 14 countries.
Students spend one semester abroad, either during the winter or summer term within their 1st year of study, at a CEMS partner university. They are integrated in a very international group of students, and are exposed both inside and outside the classroom to cross-cultural learning experiences. CEMS-accredited courses and exams taken at the CEMS partner universities will be fully acknowledged in the student’s curriculum.
Internships provide students with the real-life professional learning experience of integrating into an organisation’s culture and processes. The main objective is to turn academic experience and theoretical knowledge into a professional, multi-cultural experience. The minimum length is 8 weeks.
By joining CEMS the students become part of an international network active on a global scale. Wide variety of professional and social events is organised by CEMS Clubs all over Europe and the world as well as by CEMS Office. CEMS students can participate in any of them and the CEMS calendar can be pretty busy.
CEMS Career Forum is a unique two-day recruitment event organized exclusively for CEMS Corporate Partners, CEMS MIM students and alumni. It comprises of pre-scheduled interviews, skill seminars and speed-networking.
If willing, students and alumni can participate in several regional events prepared by local CEMS Clubs in cooperation with corporate partners. These events focus on a particular business topic and includes company presentations, case studies, skill seminars, networking, and in some cases, company interviews. It’s a great occasion for students to network and broaden their understanding of business topics of concern to a particular region within the CEMS alliance. Many students from Prague annually participate in the V4 Conference.
The Student Board is the voice of the students within the CEMS alliance and works as the link between the CEMS students and the CEMS Head Office and other stakeholders. Each member school is represented by one student. The role of the Student Board is to discuss, solve and improve current issues, concerns and ideas raised by students and share these as well with other representatives.
Our students can participate in the two graduation ceremonies – local at our university and global at a CEMS partner school. The plan for the upcoming years is here.
Thanks to the unique curriculum CEMS students take part in various courses and seminars which allow them to deal with real-life business problems and come up with solutions and strategies in cooperation with skilled professionals represented both by academics and our corporate partners. Moreover, the necessary part of the CEMS MIM Programme is an internship abroad.
Business projects are designed as a real-life learning experience for students. International student teams solve a real-life business problem supervised by both a corporate and an academic coach. The CEMS Business Project is always completed during the summer term (Term 2). Based on presentations from corporate partners, students choose their Business project topics according to their preferences. The topics vary from term to term, including various topics such as consulting, marketing, HR or finance.
Academically and culturally intensive one-week seminar, run prior to the start of the winter term (Term 1), is the official starting point of the programme. Seminars are managed by companies and provide the opportunity to debate and discuss various topics from different cultural perspectives. Block seminars may be taken at any CEMS partner university.
Skill seminars are usually 1-day training seminars where students have an excellent opportunity to develop practical skills. The emphasis is placed on skills such as communication, teamwork, negotiation and presentation. They are offered by CEMS member schools in close cooperation with corporate partners during the whole academic year. Students are supposed to spend 2 full days on Skill seminars.
BUSINESS COMMUNICATION SKILL SEMINAR
During the 2-day Business Communication Skill Seminar (BCSS) students learn how to use a variety of techniques to effectively communicate in a business environment.
Once a CEMSie, always a CEMSie! With CEMS you will get an opportunity to attend various events along with your classmates, alumni, corporate partners and academic representatives. For that reason, two main organisations operate in Prague, CEMS Club Prague and CEMS Alumni Association Prague.
CEMS CLUB PRAGUE
CEMS Club Prague is a group of highly motivated and qualified students who “take care” of other CEMS students. Selected students are dedicated to organize top events for you to experience and support you throughout your stay in Prague (Rookie Weekend, Welcome and Farewell Party, CSR activities, Rotation Dinner, Mentoring Programme and many more). CEMS Club Prague was awarded as the best CEMS Club in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2017.
For more information visit www.instagram.com/cemsclubprague/ or www.facebook.com/cems.cz.
CEMS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRAGUE
CEMS Alumni Association Prague associates alumni of the programme and organizes various events, such as Mentoring Programme, lectures and discussions on the topics family and career, running own business, burnout, Alumni Drinks, sports and many more. The CEMS Alumni Association Prague (CAAP) also cooperates with CEMS Club Prague on regular basis.
Between 1998 and 2018 there were 543 students from the Prague CEMS community who have graduated within the programme. They work as executives, managers and specialists in various industries and functions such as consulting, finance, sales, marketing, HR or logistics and operations. Among the CEMS alumni there are also a lot of entrepreneurs to be found.
For more information see cemsmim.vse.cz/alumni/alumni/alumni-activities/.
Prague as the hub
Prague is one of the most beautiful cities where you can do anything you can think of! Whether you like architecture, art, education, sport or just enjoy hanging out with friends, this city is the perfect and also safe place for you.
The capital city of Czech Republic lies in the center of Central Europe. Prague (Praha, Praga, Prag, Praag) is situated on the river Vltava in central Bohemia and has been the political, cultural, and economic center of the Czech state for over 1,100 years. The city itself has at about 1.3 million inhabitants and belongs to the most visited cities in Europe.
And why will you fall in love with Prague? Because it is:
Prague is one of the greenest capitals in the world with a ratio of 57% of the greenery occupying the whole city area. There are many parks and woodlands with Stromovka, Prague’s largest park established in the 13th century as a royal game reserve, stretching across 95 hectares.
Prague is as safe as any other European city. Moreover, the Czech Republic has been ranked 10th out of 162 places of the safest country in the world.
Compared to other European as well as world cities, Prague has very low living costs. It is also one of the cheapest cities worldwide with regard to the average cost of beer.
Prague, as the capital of the Czech Republic, lies in the very heart of Europe. Thanks to its convenient location you can visit many surrounding countries, such as Germany, Austria or Poland, by car, train, or bus, or you can choose from many low-cost airlines that operate their flights directly from Prague and spend a beautiful Euro weekend e.g. in France, Norway or UK.
On every corner, in every alley, by every park, you can find a cosy local pub, restaurant or café to hang out with your friends. There are also hundreds of events, such as concerts, exhibitions and fairs, taking place in Prague every day.