International Management / CEMS
Graduates of the MSc. CEMS program are qualified to form future generations of global business leaders and to enter a multilingual, multicultural and interconnected business world. The program’s broad, generalistic approach to management uniquely prepares its graduates for a wide variety of positions, e.g. in consulting, strategy, marketing, finance or human resources, and in particular for positions requiring an integrated, holistic knowledge of various business domains. Graduates are typically employed by multinational corporations, foreign subsidiaries, international consulting agencies, start-ups or non-profit organizations.
After completion of this program (Master of Science (MSc) in International Management/CEMS), the graduates will have the necessary skills to:
reflect on problems from various theoretical perspectives and translate their theoretical knowledge into management decisions in practice.
critically analyze and evaluate management acts and decisions based on a general comprehension of organizational processes and the external environment (global markets in finance, labor, buyer markets, etc.).
speak at least two foreign languages with a high level of competence and handle discussions and negotiations in an international environment.
approach the solving of challenges in international management creatively, both individually and within a team.
lead international teams with a high level of intercultural and educational diversity and integrate him/herself in such teams.
understand the role of business in society and adhere to high ethical and moral standards.
communicate even complex issues and problem cases understandably and appropriately to both experts and laypeople.
follow and assess the development of new findings and approaches in international management using various media (academic publications, databases, scientific journals, etc.).
continuously develop their own skills and competences in the interest of life-long learning.
What future employers say
“We know we need the highest achievers to stay at the forefront of international markets: bold decision-makers, innovative thinkers, those who have a truly global outlook and the initiative to drive their careers far. CEMS’ reputation for excellence and high-caliber students makes them an obvious partner for Reckitt Benckiser.”
Bart BECHT, CEO Reckitt Benckiser European Business
“When you see how rigorously CEMS students are selected into the CEMS MIM, you know that true graduate talent will emerge at the end. This quality standard is important for companies like ING, as we are focusing on developing the ‘leading bankers of the future’.”
Hein Knaapen, Global Head of Human Resources, ING Group
“A.T. Kearney is a global team of innovative, insightful and collaborative management consultants, dedicated to delivering creative, meaningful and above all sustainable results. Our consultants have to be personalities who combine expertise and analytical skills with innovative and creative thinking. Often we find these personalities among CEMS graduates, which is one of the reasons why we gladly collaborate with CEMS and WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business).”
Robert Kremlicka, Partner & Managing Director, A.T. Kearney Ges.m.b.H. Austria
“CEMS opens avenues for collaboration with a worldwide market – CEMS students, alumni, member schools and Corporate Partners truly span the globe.”
Audrey Clegg Group Vice President, Head of Talent Management ABB