University of Cologne
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University of Cologne
Founded in 1388, the University of Cologne is one of the oldest and largest universities in Germany with a long-standing tradition. It has gained a consistent and outstanding reputation for maintaining the highest standards in research and education.
The Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (WiSo Faculty), one of the six schools of the University and Germany’s largest and most reputable Faculty of its type is EQUIS accredited and regularly ranks among the top providers of management and business education. It is well-known for offering students a vast scope of study fields and specializations, that will give you everything you need to turn your career plans into reality.
MIM programme at this school
The University of Cologne's MSc in International Management/CEMS MIM comprises a carefully designed curriculum, which combines academic theory with business practice. Exposure to top-class teaching and the operational expertise of world-renowned companies gives CEMS students a great opportunity to consolidate previous knowledge and apply newly acquired skills as they go through the programme.
The MSc in International Management is a 2 years programme, including the CEMS MIM during the second year of the master studies.
As the University of Cologne is state-funded, there are no tuition fees, just a biannual “semester contribution” of approx. 280 euros, which includes the semester ticket for public transport throughout the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Living in the city
COLOGNE - AN OPEN MINDED AND SCIENCECENTRED CITY!
Cologne is located within a metropolitan area of about 13 million people in the heart of Germany’s economy making it easy for students and faculty to collaborate with great companies. It is one of Germany’s most attractive locations and offers a vibrant student life.
With around 100,000 students and a lively start-up culture, Cologne is the economic and scientific centre of the Rhineland region. In addition to 17 universities and business schools, the area is also home to numerous internationally renowned research institutions (such as European Space Agency (ESA) or Gesis – Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences) with knowledge transfer to industry and society playing a key role. Successful transfer structures include the university’s Excellence Start-up Center, GATEWAY Start-up Service, the Start-up Network Cologne e.V. and the Digital Hub Cologne.
Cologne is also proud of its reputation as a vibrant and tolerant city that is simultaneously multicultural – with 18% non-German residents – and strong in its local identity.
Karneval, Cologne’s famous carnival season taking place every February, and the popular local beer “Kölsch”, brewed exclusively in Cologne, are only two examples of the vivid cultivation of the city’s traditions.
- 1,09 million inhabitants in city of Cologne*
- 13 million inhabitants in metropolitan area of Cologne*
- 100,706 students in Cologne*
- 34.75 % of Cologne’s total area is covered by public parks, sports grounds and nature areas*
- 1 famous Gothic cathedral, the “Kölner Dom”*
- Unlimited opportunities to fall in love with the city
* Cologne Facts & Figures 2017 by City of Cologne
CEMS Club Cologne
The PIM & CEMS Student and Alumni Club Cologne e.V. is an independent association of students and alumni of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne.
Its main intention is to establish a network between members with a variety of activities. In addition, the Club supports incoming international students in their first weeks and throughout their semester at the University of Cologne. Furthermore, the PIM & CEMS Club aims to provide its members with insights into the working environment. With a variety of workshops throughout the year, members get the chance to gain first-hand experience and to establish important contacts for their future career.
With over 1,700 members of the PIM & CEMS Club is one of the largest international networks of its kind in Germany!
- M.Sc. International Management
Term dates for the Master Programme(s)
Course code Title Type of course Teaching mode Start date End date View 14271.5010 Prescriptive Analytics Hard Skills / Elective In person View 14016.5004 International Tax Planning: Transfer Pricing and Supply Chain Planning Elective In person View 14016.5006 Strategic Controlling Elective In person View 14015.5000 CEMS Management Skills Elective In person View 14253.5010 Managing Business Ethics in Organizations and Markets Elective In person View 14271.5007 Supply Chain Innovation Elective In person View 14302.5008 Development Economics Elective In person View 14320.5001 Consumer Behaviour Elective In person View 14320.5002 Organisational Behaviour Elective In person View 14289.5006 Global Strategy Strategy In person 2022-09-02 2022-10-07 View 14289.5006 Global Strategy Strategy In person 2022-09-02 2022-10-07 View 14271.5002 Supply Chain Strategy Hard Skills / Elective In person 2022-10-04 2022-12-02 View 14016.5003 Operative Controlling Elective In person 2022-10-05 2022-11-29 View 14289.5007 Energy Markets and Regulation Elective In person 2022-10-05 2023-02-02 View 14259.5008 Empirical Finance Hard Skills / Elective In person 2022-10-10 2022-11-28 View 14271.5009 Predictive Analytics Hard Skills / Elective In person 2022-10-10 2022-11-30 View 14259.5009 Capital Market Theory Elective In person 2022-10-10 2022-12-02 View 14266.5009 Business Simulation Elective In person 2022-10-10 2022-12-12 View 14335.5012 Democracy in the 21st century Elective In person 2022-10-10 2023-01-16 View 14253.5008 Strategic Management Elective In person 2022-10-11 2022-12-01 View 14259.5001 International Financial Management Elective In person 2022-10-11 2022-12-02 View 14259.5002 Risk Management Elective In person 2022-10-11 2022-12-01 View 14259.5010 Corporate Finance Theory Elective In person 2022-10-11 2022-12-02 View 14266.5010 Marketing Performance Management Elective In person 2022-10-11 2022-12-02 View 14277.5001 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Hard Skills / Elective In person 2022-10-11 2022-11-30 View 14302.5000 Macroeconomics Elective In person 2022-10-11 2023-02-02 View 16230.5001 Start ups and Innovation in the European Union Elective In person 2022-10-11 2023-01-31 View 14259.0202 Insurance Economics Elective In person 2022-10-11 2023-01-31 View 14335.5009 Comparing European Democracies Elective In person 2022-10-11 2023-01-31 View 14271.5006 Supply Chain Management (CEMS only) Hard Skills / Elective In person 2022-10-12 2022-12-02 View 14266.5001 Quantitative Applications in Marketing Hard Skills / Elective In person 2022-10-12 2022-12-01 View 14277.5000 Analytics and Applications Hard Skills / Elective In person 2022-10-12 2023-02-01 View 14266.5006 Masterseminar Marketing: Market Dominance and Brand Power Elective In person 2022-10-12 2023-02-02 View 14253.5004 Strategic Human Resource Management Elective In person 2022-10-12 2022-12-01 View 14335.5005 Who Rules the Economy? The Political Economy of Labor and Business Elective In person 2022-10-12 2023-01-25 View 14277.5003 Digital Transformation and Innovation Elective In person 2022-10-13 2023-02-02 View 14289.5000 Information and Strategy Elective In person 2022-10-13 2023-02-02 View 14320.5003 Introduction to Economic Psychology Elective In person 2022-10-13 2022-12-02 View 14314.5004 Statistical Analysis of Financial Data Hard Skills / Elective In person 2022-10-14 2023-02-03 View 14266.5008 Practical Applications in Retailing Elective In person 2022-10-14 2022-12-02 View 14277.5002 Information Systems and Environmental Sustainability Elective In person 2022-10-14 2023-01-14 View 14253.5005 Business Simulation (CAPSIM) on Strategy Formulation and Implementation Elective In person 2022-10-17 View 14259.5000 Value-Based Management in Insurance - Theory and Practice Elective In person 2022-10-17 2023-01-16 View 14266.5007 Applied Digital Marketing and Business Analytics: A Case-Based Course Elective In person 2022-10-17 2022-12-07 View 16230.5000 Global South and Sustainable International Business: Ethics, Responsibility and Governance Elective In person 2022-10-18 2022-12-06 View 14266.5003 Brand Management in the New Consumer World Elective In person 2022-10-21 2022-12-16 View 14253.0100 SM Strategic Development Elective In person 2022-10-28 2023-01-14 View 14253.5012 Strategic Development Elective In person 2022-11-11 2023-01-14 View 14266.0000 Customer Relationship Management Elective In person 2022-12-05 2023-01-30 View 14016.0006 Strategic Controlling Elective In person 2022-12-06 2023-02-01 View 14253.0300 Managing Business Ethics in Organzations and Markets Elective In person 2022-12-06 2023-02-02 View 14253.0700 The Psychology of Entrepreneurship Elective In person 2022-12-06 2023-02-02 View
Title Start date End date View Climate Change, Energy and the Business Response 2022-09-23 2022-09-28 View
Title Start date End date Compagn(ies) ECTS Number of days View From Insight to Impact - Storylining, Storytelling and Influencing 2022-10-24 15:00 2022-10-24 19:00 McKinsey & Company 0.25 0.5 View Digital Skills 2022-11-14 01:00 2022-11-25 02:00 Salesforce / Salesforce 0.5 1 View Storytelling 2022-11-18 13:00 2022-11-18 17:00 Accenture Strategy / Accenture Strategy 0.25 0.5 View Competitive Market Simulation Game – Volume or profit, or both? 2022-11-22 13:00 2022-11-22 17:00 Simon-Kucher & Partners / Simon-Kucher & Partners 0.25 0.5 View Data Analytics in the Digital Age 2022-11-23 13:00 2022-11-23 17:00 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA / Henkel AG & Co. KGaA / Henkel AG & Co. KGaA / Henkel AG & Co. KGaA / Henkel AG & Co. KGaA / Henkel AG & Co. KGaA 0.25 0.5 View Commercial Airline Strategy in Vuca Times 2022-11-28 12:00 2022-11-28 16:00 Lufthansa / Lufthansa 0.25 0.5 View
Language Type Title Start date End date View German Third language elementary course German Language Course CEF B1 - Deutsch als Fremdsprache 2022-09-04 2022-10-04 View German Accredited course German Language Course CEF C1 - Deutsch als Fremdsprache 2022-09-04 2022-10-04 View German Accredited course German Language Course CEF B2 - Deutsch als Fremdsprache 2022-09-04 2022-10-04 View German Third language elementary course German Language Course CEF A1 - Deutsch als Fremdsprache 2022-09-04 2023-10-04 View Spanish Third language elementary course Spanish Crash Course 2022-09-12 2022-09-30 View German Third language elementary course German Language Course CEF B1 - Deutsch als Fremdsprache 2022-10-10 2023-01-27 View
Course code Title Type of course Teaching mode Start date End date View 14277.5004 Artificial Intelligence and Information Management Elective In person View 14277.0602 Advanced Seminar Machine Learning Hard Skills / Elective In person View 14289.5013 Behavioral Economics (Master) Elective In person View 14320.5003 Organisational Psychology Elective In person View 14277.0005 Advanced Seminar Information Management Elective In person View 14014.0021 Information Systems, Strategy, and Operations Elective In person View 14014.0022 Negotiation Strategies Elective In person View 14014.0023 US-American Leadership in Practise Elective In person View 14014.0024 Ethics Issues in Contemporary Business Elective In person View Global Strategy in a Fragmenting World (DACH Forum) Exclusive In person 2020-05-30 2020-06-02 View 14289.5006 Model UNFCCC – Climate Change Strategy Role Play Elective In person 2023-03-13 2023-05-13 View 14271.0009 Supply Chain Games Elective In person 2023-03-31 2023-06-30 View 14016.5002 Tax Accounting Elective In person 2023-04-03 2023-07-10 View 14016.0007 Selected Issues in Controlling I Elective In person 2023-04-03 2023-07-13 View 14259.5005 Advanced Sustainable Finance Hard Skills / Elective In person 2023-04-03 2023-05-17 View 14266.5002 Digital Transformations, Consumer Well-Being, and Sustainability Elective In person 2023-04-03 2023-05-17 View 14266.5007 Brand Management Elective In person 2023-04-03 2023-05-17 View 14266.5008 Consumer Behavior in Times of (Economic) Crisis Elective In person 2023-04-03 2023-06-05 View 14271.5007 Supply Chain Operations Hard Skills / Elective In person 2023-04-03 2023-05-17 View 14277.0204 Advanced Seminar Information Systems and Digital Technology Elective In person 2023-04-03 2023-07-07 View 14314.0205 Stochastic Models and Processes Elective In person 2023-04-03 2023-07-11 View 14302.0703 Corporate Taxation Elective In person 2023-04-03 2023-07-14 View 14259.0302 Empirical Finance Hard Skills / Elective In person 2023-04-03 2023-05-16 View 14016.5004 Value-Based Controlling Elective In person 2023-04-04 2023-07-13 View 14016.5003 Financial Services and Real Estate Taxation Elective In person 2023-04-04 2023-05-16 View 14259.5002 Fixed Income Management Elective In person 2023-04-04 2023-05-17 View 14271.5006 Project Management Hard Skills / Elective In person 2023-04-04 2023-05-16 View 16230.5001 Digitalization, Smart Manufacturing and 'Smart' Regions Elective In person 2023-04-04 2023-07-11 View 14277.0608 Information Systems Research: Analytics for a Sustainable Society Elective In person 2023-04-04 2023-07-06 View 14335.0102 Direct Democracy Elective In person 2023-04-04 2023-07-11 View 14335.0113 Social Rights of minorities in EU Member States: difference between east and west Elective In person 2023-04-04 2023-07-11 View 14335.0311 Strategic Models of Democratic Politics Elective In person 2023-04-04 2023-07-11 View 14314.0004 Panel Data Analysis Elective In person 2023-04-04 2023-07-11 View 14302.0600 Growth, Inequality and Structural Change Elective In person 2023-04-04 2023-07-11 View 14016.0008 Advanced Seminar Controlling Elective In person 2023-04-05 2023-06-20 View 14253.0000 Economics of Incentives in Organizations Elective In person 2023-04-05 2023-07-12 View 14253.5004 Contemporary Topics in Organizational Behavior - From Theory to Practice Elective In person 2023-04-05 2023-05-17 View 14253.5013 Privacy and Ethics in a Digital World Elective In person 2023-04-05 2023-05-17 View 14266.5004 Digital Strategy and Marketing Elective In person 2023-04-05 2023-07-13 View 14266.5012 Consumer Buying Behavior under Changing Market Conditions Elective In person 2023-04-05 2023-06-07 View 14277.5005 Advanced Analytics and Applications Hard Skills / Elective In person 2023-04-05 2023-07-12 View 16230.0110 Methods in Regional Research Elective In person 2023-04-05 2023-07-12 View 14266.5011 Marketing Models: Principles and Applications Using R Hard Skills / Elective In person 2023-04-06 2023-07-14 View 14277.5003 Emerging Electronic Business Elective In person 2023-04-06 2023-07-13 View 14314.0802 Topics in Econometrics and Statistics 2 (Machine Learning) Hard Skills / Elective In person 2023-04-06 2023-07-13 View 14289.5007 Growth, Energy, Climate Change Elective In person 2023-04-06 2023-07-13 View 14302.5001 Macroeconomics of the Labor Market Elective In person 2023-04-06 2023-07-13 View 14289.0810 Seminar Energy Economics (Econometrics Focus) Elective In person 2023-04-06 2023-07-12 View 14335.0111 Comparative Federalism Elective In person 2023-04-06 2023-07-13 View 14314.0107 Bayesian Econometrics Elective In person 2023-04-06 2023-07-13 View 14253.5005 Global Leadership Leadership In person 2023-04-11 2023-06-27 View 14253.5005 Global Leadership Leadership In person 2023-04-11 2023-06-27 View 14277.0002 Advanced Seminar Collaborative Innovation Networks Elective In person 2023-04-12 2023-04-13 View 14335.0402 Comparative Political Economy: Theories and Methods Elective In person 2023-04-12 2023-07-12 View 14266.5000 Practical Applications in Retailing Elective In person 2023-04-14 2023-05-19 View 14320.0201 Consumer Psychology Elective In person 2023-04-14 2023-07-14 View 14335.0210 Applied Survey Research for Political Scientists Elective In person 2023-04-14 2023-07-14 View 14266.0207 Consumer Centric New Product Development Elective In person 2023-04-14 2023-07-14 View 14314.0400 Time Series Econometrics Elective In person 2023-04-14 2023-07-14 View 14289.0700 Experimental Methods Elective In person 2023-04-14 2023-07-14 View 14335.0011 Applied Geopolitics of the High Sea, Outer Space, and the Cyber Realm (Geopolitics Part II) Elective In person 2023-04-17 2023-05-22 View 14253.0007 Leadership & Change Management Elective In person 2023-04-21 2023-06-17 View 14266.5006 Business Model Innovation and Entrepreneurship Elective In person 2023-04-21 2023-05-19 View 14289.0004 Auctions and Bargaining: Theory and Practice Elective In person 2023-04-24 2023-04-28 View 14271.0900 Behavioral Supply Chain Management Elective In person 2023-05-22 2023-07-13 View 14259.5001 Asset Management Elective In person 2023-05-23 2023-07-13 View 14271.5010 Strategic Sourcing Elective In person 2023-05-23 2023-07-13 View 14253.5014 Economics of Organization and Management Elective In person 2023-05-24 2023-07-13 View 14015.5000 Management Skills - Incomings Elective In person 2023-06-23 2023-06-30 View
Title Kick off date Compagn(ies) View Shelf of the Future 2023-04-14 Beiersdorf AG View Overcoming Labor Shortage: Attracting and retaining workforce 2023-04-14 DHL Consulting View Sustainability strategy for the communications service provider industry 2023-04-14 Accenture View Improvement of Customer Satisfaction at worldwide International Lounges 2023-04-14 Lufthansa Group View #SpeedUpFemaleTalent 2023-04-14 McKinsey & Company View Assortment optimisation and countries participation in projects 2023-04-14 METRO View Shaping the Future of Healthcare: Go-to market strategy for a remote reading solution in radiology 2023-04-14 Siemens Healthineers View Consumers' Take on Sustainability in the Beauty Industry (body & skincare) 2023-04-14 KEARNEY View
Title Start date End date Compagn(ies) ECTS Number of days View Global Citizenship 2023-04-01 2023-04-15 Henkel / Henkel 1 2 View Storytelling 2023-05-05 13:00 2023-05-05 17:00 Accenture Strategy / Accenture Strategy 0.25 0.5 View How to drive brands with ambassadors/celebrities 2023-05-10 13:00 2023-05-10 16:30 Procter & Gamble / Procter & Gamble 0.25 0.5 View Using Hyperautomation to create Operational Efficiencies, Generate Revenue and Make Work more Human 2023-05-26 09:00 2023-05-26 17:00 Roboyo / Roboyo / Roboyo 0.5 1 View The Art of Negotiation 2023-06-21 09:00 2023-06-21 13:00 A.T. Kearney Düsseldorf 0.25 0.5 View
Language Type Title Start date End date View Spanish Third language elementary course Spanish Crash Course 2023-03-13 2023-04-03 View