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International Management

The CEMS programme offers a mix of components that seek to blend academic rigour with practitioner experience. It is internationally focused, interdisciplinary, highly interactive and aims to equip students with the necessary analytical and cross cultural skills required to work within the international management domain. We place a high importance on language and practical skills, which are essential to kick-start your professional career and adjust to an international management environment.

This unique dual degree course is targeted at graduates with a business/economics background, proven fluency in English and an additional CEMS-accredited language (plus another language), interpersonal skills, as well as a clear desire to attain an international managerial position.

What will I learn?
The MScIM/CEMS MIM course provides a direct bridge between the academic and corporate worlds, combining the top-level academic theory of leading academics from the member schools and the in-the-field expertise of corporate partners of the CEMS alliance. For more information about the CEMS alliance and partners, please visit

1. The academic knowledge and practical skills required to operate within globalised businesses and multinational teams.

2. A vision of responsible business decision-making, leadership and global citizenship that is informed by ethical reasoning, personal integrity and respect for social diversity.

3. An awareness of different cultures, schools of thought and ways of doing business, via a semester spent abroad in a CEMS member school, an international internship and constant interaction with the corporate world during the course via the CEMS Business Project, Skill Seminars and other corporate events.

How will I benefit?
The CEMS network and curriculum provide students with an array of personal, academic and recruitment opportunities that very few students of other Masters in Management courses enjoy.

• A rare opportunity to learn about and practice responsible management from top academics, business professionals and NGOs, in three languages, via a multi-part curriculum that promotes personal development.

• A globally-recognised degree, rated amongst the top in the world by the Financial Times and highly regarded by recruiting multinational companies such as Google, Kerry Group, KPMG, L’Oréal, P&G and

• A vast, global network of schools, companies, NGOs, students and alumni, offering an exceptional international learning experience and the ultimate springboard to an exciting career upon graduation.

Course features
Unique course design - The CEMS Master in International Management is devised by both academic and business leaders, bridging university education and business expertise, thus offering keen insight into management best practices via seminars, core courses, electives, language teaching and internships.

Privileged corporate access – as the exclusive Irish member school, UCD Smurfit offers exclusive access to 60+ multinational companies throughout the curriculum via business projects and the mandatory internship, and flagship CEMS recruitment events.

Truly international experience – with a mandatory semester abroad, international network events, 20+ nationalities in class and a high percentage of graduates expatriating upon recruitment, the course provides the ultimate international springboard.

Exclusive CEMS Seminars - students studying the CEMS MIM have the opportunity to explore various global topics & issues as part of exclusive seminars for this course.

Entry requirements

You must have:
A minimum second-class honours (Grade 1) degree (or equivalent) in Business/Commerce/Business Administration or a related discipline.

You must submit two letters of recommendation as part of your application (Academic or Employer recommendations only).

You must also attend an interview as part of the selection process.

English Language Requirements
Candidates will need 2 languages (one to be English) however, preference will be given to candidates who have three or more languages. The CEMS MIM degree requires at least a basic level of ability in a third language for graduation. Opportunities to acquire same will be offered throughout the course.

Language 1 - English

Language 2 - Any of the below CEMS recognised languages

Arabic Bengali Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) Czech Danish Dutch/Afrikaan Farsi/Tajik Finnish French German Greek Hebrew Hindi/Urdu Hungarian Indonesian/Malay Italian Irish Japanese Korean Norwegian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbo-Croat (Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Montenegrin) Spanish Swedish Tagalog Tamil Thai Turkish Vietnamese

Provide proof of proficiency in one of these languages at B1-B2 level through any locally available testing method (or mother-tongue). For additional information on application requirements visit

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language an English language qualification is required for admission to all of our courses. The exception to this rule is if you have completed your primary degree or an entire third level qualification through English, in an English speaking country.

An academic transcript is a document(s) provided by the academic institution where you undertake your studies. This is an official document which states all of the subjects you have undertaken during your studies and what grade you have achieved in each of those subjects, including your overall final grade if you have completed your qualification. Official or original academic transcripts are documents printed on the official headed paper of the institution where you studied and should be stamped by that institution. If this document is not in english you should arrange to have it translated.


1 Year Full-time

Careers or further progression

Our network of corporate partners, combined with strong management learning means that CEMS graduates are sought after by leading corporations around the world.

Accounts Manager
Competitive Intelligence Analyst
Financial Analyst
Business Analyst
Marketing Manager
Client Solutions Manager
Business Development Manager

Further enquiries

UCD Michael Smurfit
Graduate Business School,
Carysfort Avenue,
Co. Dublin, Ireland
Location and Directions

Phone: +353 1 7168934

Subjects taught

This multi-facetted course comprises an introductory block seminar, two CEMS core modules, plus a number of option modules. Option modules enable students to deepen their knowledge in a specific domain or acquire a broad set of competencies. Other requirements comprise a business project, skills seminars, a ten-week international internship and the Business Research Insights Paper as part of the course.

Course Structure
Semester 1
2 Core Modules
2 Option Modules

Semester 2
2 Core Modules
1 Option Module

Semester 3
Business Research Insights

Core Modules
CEMS Block Seminar
International Business Strategy
Global Leadership
CEMS Business Project
Business Research Insights

Option Modules
New Business Ventures
Supply Chain Analytics
Corporate Marketing Strategy
Marketing in Society
Managing Design & Development
Marketing to Digital Consumer
Analysing Organisations
Digital Business Model & eCommerce
Consumer Marketing
Managing Conflict in Organisations
Employment Law
Digital Technology & Design
Work & Employment in the Global Economy
Data Driven Marketing
Brand Management
Digital Marketing Communication

Summer Term
Business Research Insights

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2017.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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