CEMS Corporate & Social Partners

CEMS was built on the vision of creating a bridge between the academic and corporate worlds. Since its creation in 1988, CEMS member schools have worked alongside industry and more recently NGO’s in providing expertise, insight and vision for all aspects of programme development, implementation and support.

Today, over 60 world-renowned companies operating in a variety of sectors and 8 non-profit organisations work together with students, alumni and faculty as a part of this global business network.

CEMS Corporate & Social Partners are active contributors to the CEMS network, interested in the development of international management education and recruitment. With the support of Corporate and Social Partners, CEMS is developing business leaders with professional responsibility and accountability in relation to society and the environment.

CEMS Corporate Partners

CEMS Corporate Partnership is an exclusive academic-corporate partnership based on Corporate Partners contributing to the Alliance and its MIM programme and benefitting from privileged access to a global pool of top talent from the world’s leading business schools.

The partnership structure enables our Corporate Partners to contribute actively and benefit widely on a variety of fronts within the network:

  • recruiting and branding targeting CEMS students, graduates and alumni
  • interacting with top students through CEMS MIM curriculum activities
  • offering business projects to international student teams
  • networking and benchmarking with HR, corporate relations and career services professionals across the community
  • contributing to the strategic orientation and management of the alliance

CEMS Corporate Partnership is perceived as a long-term commitment bringing benefits to the whole CEMS alliance.

Take a look at the video to discover more about the CEMS Corporate Partnership:

If you would like to know more about the opportunity of becoming a CEMS Corporate Partner, please contact us.

CEMS Social Partners

CEMS Social Partnership is an exclusive social-academic partnership based on the Social Partners contributing to the Alliance and its MIM Programme. Social Partners have an impact on the curriculum, the alliance and the thinking of the next generation of business leaders.

Opportunities and Benefits for Social Partners:

  • Impact leading business schools in the world through the CEMS organisation and its MIM curriculum;
  • Develop professional and personal contacts with decision makers from leading universities and multinational corporations;
  • Interact with and influence future business leaders
  • Benefit from the contribution of CEMS students given through business projects and internships;
  • Engage students in social projects and ignite them with the passion for your cause.

If you would like to know more about the opportunity of becoming a CEMS Social Partner, please contact us.

To be considered, an organisation should fulfil the following selection criteria: non-profit status, international scope and multi-country representation, non-political or religious affiliation, motivation for cooperating with the corporate world.

The below video exemplifies the benefits of this commitment and one type of activity that our Social Partners can engage in with CEMS students.

CEMS Social Responsibility


Part of the CEMS mission is to nurture a responsible and ethical approach to management that graduates will then take into the working world. CEMS students formally commit to a code of ethics and values in respect of global citizenship on the day of their graduation in the framework of the Global Value Statement.


Our ethical and responsible approach to management education also includes a strong focus on sustainability, which you can read more about here. With the involvement of Corporate & Social Partners – in the classroom, in research and conferences or in the governance of CEMS – the CEMS Global Alliance and all its stakeholders benefit from this exposure and dialogue.

The below video exemplifies the benefits of this commitment and one type of activity that our Corporate & Social Partners can engage in with CEMS students.